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Get lost in scalloped trimming, tiled patios, and wall-to-wall windows at the world's largest teakwood mansion. Built as a personal residence for King Rama V, this gorgeous building is now open to the public for viewing. Glimpse into the lives of royals and visit Vimanmek Palace on your next visit to Bangkok.
Puppetry is an ancient Thai form of storytelling and entertainment that represents the cultural diversity of Bangkok. Various forms of puppetry are practiced in the city, including shadow play, Hun Krabok, and Hun Luang. Each contributes something different to culminate a grandiose, beautiful art.
In order to commemorate the current ruling dynasty, the Chakri family, who founded Bangkok in 1782 and liberated its people from the grip of the Burmese, residents of Thailand spend April 6th displaying the national flag and making offerings of flowers and garlands to statues of Chakri kings and queens.
When traveling to another country, it is important to learn the customs and etiquette of the local culture. To do so, this article will provide a comprehensive overview of the dos and don'ts when traveling through Thailand in order to ensure a safe and respectful visitation for all.
After a long day of walking and sightseeing, relax at one of Bangkok's many spas, and spoil yourself with a traditional Thai massage, facial, beauty treatment, or steam bath. Submit to teams of highly skilled massage and beauty therapists and escape into a world of much-deserved tranquility.
SpiceRoad Cycle Tours offer tourists thrilling bike-riding adventures through Bangkok and beyond. Multi-day or half-day tours trek through dense jungles, expansive countryside, and bustling downtown streets. This alternative mode of travel will provide any explorer with photos and memories to last a lifetime.
Just a short bus ride from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, awaits the cultural hubbub of Samut Songkhram--complete with a cultural museums, authentic dining, and a winding river. The town also boasts a variety of public markets, one of which has a daily run-in with the local train.
Partake in a nation-wide water fight this April at the Songkran Festival in Bangkok. To revitalize and renew, Thai residents cleanse everything from the Buddha belly to an innocent passer-by with water. The festival commemorates the beginning of the Thai New Year with a splash.