Published On: Wed, Apr 6th, 2016

6 Spots in Bangkok for culture lovers


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If you are a culture lover then there is no shortage for you in Bangkok from an exciting combination of frantic markets, muted golden temples to winding canals. The cultural and commercial center of Thailand, Bangkok is for all the time active with energy and enthusiasm. Whether you cross the canals of Bangkok and discover the aged metropolis or examine through the incense that permeates the air at one of its numerous temples, some cities reward the cultural traveler such as the Thai capital.

Wat Arun

At the edges of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River rests one of the city’s much striking temples, Wat Arun. Regardless of its name as the ‘Temple of Dawn’, the majority of impressive sight of the dazzling monument can be seen from the east side of the river at sunset, when the spires of Wat Arun craft a remarkable silhouette in opposite to the skyline.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

The mass of numerous football fields set jointly, a trip to the Chatuchak Weekend Market is a genuine Bangkok practice. Packed to the hilt with both tourists and local shoppers, there is naught you can’t locate here.

Chinatown Market

There is somewhat strangely kitschy, amiable and longing regarding Bangkok’s Chinatown, where haughty neon symbols contest for visual importance and roads are choc-a-bloc with colorful stalls. When you wander in its numerous little streets, you will find out unseen markets, shop-lined backstreets and busy spaces full with hawkers of each kind.

Wat Pho      

The Wat Pho is residence to Thailand’s striking sprawling Buddha, a 46 m extensive and 15 m elevated statue that demonstrates Buddha’s passing and entry into nirvana.

Canal tour                           

Get a canal trip across Bangkok to know why the metropolis was once named the Venice of the East. Crooked houses, floating markets, old bridges and intricate temples mass the water’s rim when you whiz past on a long-tail boat.

Bangkok Art and Culture Center

It is the huge, contemporary building in the core of Bangkok and is the very latest and promising accumulation to the metropolis’s art scene. Spanning 3000 sq meters above three floors, the gallery hosts occasions pertaining to art, music, theater, film and design in a gracious and frivolous environment.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.