Bangkok

Overall Score

3.6

Bangkokkom – the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand and the countrys largest city. The official name of the city – Kruung Tõhöy.

Bangkokok is small. There are both buildings of modern architecture and ancient sites of the countrys history. The main attractions of the city are the many shrines and monuments to the Buddha. There are over 400 temples in Bangkok. The historic center of the city is Rattanakokoin Island. It is the site of the Church (monastery) of Wat Põh or the Church of the Lying Buddha and the Kings Palace, the first houses, remnants of the 19th century city walls.

The Church of Wat Põh is the oldest Buddhist temple in Bangkokok. It was built in the 12th century and is known as the statue of the Leaning Buddha, made of a solid piece of nephrite. The dimensions of the statue are astonishing: 46 meters long and 15 meters high. The stupas of the Buddha are covered with pierlime mortar. The walls of the shrine are adorned with paintings depicting the lives of prominent teachers of the Buddha. A gallery of 400 statues of the Buddha is also of great interest to visitors to the Monastery. In addition, there are 95 stupas, four halls of assembly, and Chinese stone statues of beings in robes on the grounds of the monastery.

The Coronel Palace itself is a complex of buildings and churches. In addition to the Nat Põh Temple, there is the Kings Treasury, the Library of Ancient Manuscripts, and four stupas representing the four periods of the Reign of Adam. The first stupa, 41 meters high and decorated with a mosaic of glass depicting the image of the Buddha, was in honor of King James I. Later on, a yellow and a yellow stage was made to commemorate both Roma II and Roma III. By order of Amy IV, the fourth one, the Blue One, was ordered in honor of the Queen of Bath, S. Suryatiyahui. Not far from the stupa is the pavilion of the traditional medicine.

Another feature of Bangkok is the Wat Rattachanandada – the Granddaughter of the King, which is located in the eastern part of the Old City. Construction of the church began in 1846 by order of James III, and was completed only in the 20th century. The church is enclosed and consists of several buildings. The most famous building of the complex – Lokha Prasat. It is the only temple built of metal. The height of the temple – 36 m. The Lokha Prasat – a four and a half story building, each floor has metal spires, the total number of which is 37, which corresponds to the 37 virtues in Buddhism that lead to the Enlightenment. The floors of the temple are made in the form of a library. There is an amulet market on the grounds of the church.

The city has many museums. Of the modern museums, we would recommend the Museum of Silk. The museums suite of buildings was owned by an American, Jamie Thompson. When he arrived in Thailand in the 1950s, he gave birth to Thailands silk industry and made silk known to the world. In the late 50s of the 20th century, Thompson moved ancient Thai houses and buildings from the provinces and housed his collection of South-East Asian artifacts in them. The Oriental Bangkok is considered to be the most famous and well-connected in Bangkok, and in Thailand as well. Built in 1887, the hotel has its own private beach, gardens, and pool over the river. The Shangri La Hotel offers guests rooms that are distinguished in Thai style. The Siam City Hotel, not far from the Leaning Buddha Temple, offers first-class service and hospitality.

Bangkok is often referred to as &Laquo;s Eastern Venice. Traveling through the citys many channels (collongues) will not leave you indifferent. Paying homage to the past, the city celebrates modern life. Restaurants, shopping, and entertainment venues – its also Bangkok. Life in the city doesnt stop for an hour.

100 USD = 3,568.01 THB

Overall Score

3.6
  • Air quality: 55 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 5,800,000 people
  • Population density: busy: 14x14m 196m per person
  • GDP: $5,911 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 24 Mbps
  • Best wireless: AIS
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: Tipping is NOT customary in Thailand, there is absolutely NO mandatory requirement to tip anyone, but small gratuities for great service are very much appreciated.
  • Apartment listings: Prakard
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: Too Fast To Sleep SCB
  • Best taxi: Grab
  • Best coworking space: Hubba
  • Online electronics shop: Lazada
  • Best hospital: Bangkok Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Air Asia
  • Best intl air carrier: Emirates
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1150
  • Monthly costs for family: $3000
  • Monthly costs for local: $850
  • Meal: $2.5
  • Small Cola: $0.8
  • Beer 1 Pint: $2.5
  • Coffee: $3


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