The 6th Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials (PCM 2019)
Top 7 Must-See Bangkok Attractions
1 The Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew
 Old City

   
The Grand Palace

If there is one must-see sight that no visit to Bangkok would be complete without, it's the dazzling, spectacular Grand Palace, undoubtedly the city's most famous landmark. Part of the greater complex that also encompasses Wat Phra Kaew, the Grand Palace (Phra Borom Maharatchawang) located at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand, which was a former residence for King Rama I to King Rama V of the Rattanakosin Kingdom. Today, the place is used for hosting royal ceremonies and welcoming the king’s guests, State guests, and other foreign dignitaries. The Grand Palace is divided into two main zones, which are the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the royal residence. The latter is divided into three major areas: the Outer Court, the Middle Court, and the Inner Court.

   
Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the adjoining Grand Palace together form the greatest spectacle for the visitor to Bangkok, is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Located in the historic centre of Bangkok, within the grounds of the Grand Palace, It houses the tiny (between 60 and 75 cm) Emerald Buddha (dating from the 15th century AD), which is located high above the heads of the worshippers and tourists. Not much is known for certain about the statue, except that it isn't actually made of emerald but rather of green jade or jasper. Meanwhile, the Wat Phra Kaew also consists of over 100 brightly colored buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics, and dates back to 1782, when Bangkok was founded.

Tips:
Please dress properly in black or white to show condolence to the late King Rama IX.
Stood inside the Grand Palace area is another Bangkok attraction called the Pavilion of Regalia, Royal Decorations and Coins, where Thai coins and regalia are on display.

How to Get There
By Car
The most enjoyable route is to take the BTS Skytrain to Taksin Station. From here take a Chao Phraya River Express boat to Tha Chang Wang Luang Pier. It is a short walk from the pier to the entrance to The Grand Palace public entrance.
By Bus
Bus No.: 1 3 6 9 15 19 25 30 32 33 39 43 44 47 53 59 60 64 65 70 80 82 91 123 201 203

Time to Visit
Daily 08.30 a.m - 15.30 p. m

Contact Details
Address: Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok Thailand
Tel: +66 2 623 5500
Price Range: Tickets sold from 8:30 - 15:30 and cost 500 baht! One ticket includes entry to Vimanmek Palace and Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall.

2 Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn)
 Riverside

   

The Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn, is named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn. Sitting majestically on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River, the legendary Wat Arun is one of the most striking riverside landmarks of Thailand. This temple is partly made up of colourfully decorated spires and stands majestically over the water, and it consists of a massive elongated prang or Khmer-style tower characteristic of Thai temple architecture, surrounded by four smaller prangs. The 79 meter high tower is decorated with ceramic tiles and fragments of multi colored porcelain which had previously been used as ballast by boats coming to Bangkok from China. The entrance to the temple building is guarded by a pair of impressive mythical giants, similar to the 12 giants in the Wat Phra Kaew or Grand Palace. It can be reached either by Arun Amarin Road or by boat from Tha Tien Pier, near Wat Pho.

Time to Visit
Daily 08:00 a.m -17:30 p.m

Contact Details
Address: 158 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
Tel.: +66 2 891 2185
Website: https://www.watarun.net/
Price Range: 50 Baht

3 Atujak Weekend Market
 Chatuchak

   

With over 200,000 people visiting Chatuchak Market every weekend, the Bangkok marketplace has become the World’s largest Weekend Market. The Market has over 15,000 stalls which are spread across 35 acres and 26 sections which range from Food, Art, Antiques, Fashion and much more! On a typical weekend, more than 200,000 visitors come here to sift through the goods on offer. Veteran shoppers would agree that just about everything is on sale here, although not all at the best bargain rates. If you have one weekend in Bangkok, squeeze in a day trip to Chatuchak Weekend Market and you will not be disappointed. Also, make sure you bring lots of cash. Most vendors don't accept cards and many travelers said they walked away buying way more than they had initially planned.

How to Get There
SkyTrain BTS: get off at Sapan Khwai Station or Mochit Station MRT get off at Kamphaenpetch Station
Bus No.: 3,826,27,28,29,34,38,39,44,52,59,63,77,90,96,104,408,112,122, 134,136,138,153,159
Aircondition Bus No.: 2,3,9,18,19,28,34,39,44,134,145,153,510,512,513

Time to Visit
Wednesday and Thursday 7am-6pm (Plant section only)
Friday 6pm-12pm (Wholesale only)
Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm (Whole Market open)

Contact Details
Address: Kampaengphet 3 Road Khwaeng Lat Yao, Khet Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900,Thailand
Tel.: +66 2 272 4813
E-mail: info@chatuchakmarket.org

4 Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
 Damnoen Saduak

   

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a floating market located in the Damnoen Saduak District, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southwest of Bangkok, Thailand. It is established primarily as a tourist attraction and relies on this industry which includes both domestic and foreign tourists. This tour makes it easy for anyone to see this unforgettable sight for themselves. It consists of a maze of narrow khlongs (canals), and can be navigated by boat. Bargaining is a common practice, although usually the prices of souvenirs and food are generally fixed within a few Thai baht. Canoe cooks can be found preparing and selling boat noodles.

Time to Visit
The market is often the busiest in the morning around 7 am to 9 am, and is active until noon.

5 Asiatique The Riverfront
 Chareonkrung

   

Asiatique The Riverfront is a huge shopping and entertainment complex combining shopping, dining, sightseeing, activities and events under one roof beside Bangkok's Chao Phraya river. Inspired by the city's days as a riverside trading post in the early 1900s, it embraces history, but avoids the cultural clichés and traditional symbols; it strikes a balance between tradition and globalization. Cultural heritage and a global lifestyle play a big role in the concept and design of Asiatique The Riverfront. Modeled after Bangkok’s four major trade districts, the project weaves together all the essential elements that define what Bangkok was, as well as redefine what it is and what it will become in the near future.

How to Get There
The easiest and fastest way to get there is via boat.
Take the BTS to Saphan Taksin and jump on the free shuttle at the end of the pier.

Time to Visit
Daily 16:00 p.m-midnight

Contact Details
Address: 2194 Charoenkrung Road, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Tel.: +66 2 108 4488

6 Jim Thompson House
 Saen Saeb Canal

   

The Jim Thompson House is a museum in central Bangkok, Thailand, housing the art collection of American businessman and architect Jim Thompson, who was perhaps 'the best known foreigner in Bangkok, and possibly in Southeast Asia. The legend of Jim Thompson is outlined in every Thailand guidebook, who gained worldwide recognition for rebuilding the Thai silk industry. The house is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand, filling with Southeast Asian antiques that Jim Thompson acquired through his travels. Most of them are historical Buddhist statues and traditional Thai paintings made of wood, cloth, and paper that depicted the life of Buddha and the legend of Vessantara Jataka.

How to Get There
Take exit 1 from the BTS National Stadium Station, turn right into Soi Kasemsan 2 and continue walking all the way to the very end. The museum will be on your left-hand side.

Time to Visit
Daily 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m (last guided tour at 17:00 p.m)

Contact Details
Address: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel.: +66 2 216 7368
Price Range: Adult 150 baht; Students (under 22 years old) 100 baht

7 Chao Phraya River
 Riverside

   

The Chao Phraya begins at the confluence of the Ping and Nan rivers at Nakhon Sawan (also called Pak Nam Pho) in Nakhon Sawan Province. After this it flows south for 372 kilometres (231 mi) from the central plains to Bangkok and the Gulf of Thailand. In the low alluvial plain which begins below the Chainat Dam, there are many small canals (khlong) which split off from the main river. The khlongs are used for the irrigation of the region's rice paddies.

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