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by Tom Jittipon | Mar 27, 2020

Explore spiritual beauty in Bangkok

Bangkok is everything how you could imagine an Asian metropolis to be: massive, hustle, busy, full of skyscrapers, grand shopping malls with ancient yellow temples peeking out between them.​ However, Asia Senses Travel will show you a Bangkok in a different light that amazes its visitors: a spiritual beauty.

Thailand’s capital is a feast for the senses where the smells, sounds and tastes you’ll come across will make you feel alive. There are thousands of epic things to do in Bangkok. While many people associate the city mainly with wild parties, join crazy traffic and see the red light district,… to realize the contrast sides of this vibrant capital.

1. The Grand Palace

Assuming you arrived in Bangkok the night before, a serious jet-lag still makes you nausea and feel dizzy, let’s take a walk on pavement around the city in the next early morning and head for The Grand Palace. There is no doubt when it said that the Grand Palace is the most cherished and well-known attractions of things to do in Bangkok. The golden palace which used to be a residence for the Kind of Thailand, is a magical display of Thai craftsmanship. However, this complex building now is used for different royal rituals. The ancient oriental architecture combined with fragrance from incense spreading out the Palace will bring to you the feeling of sacred and royal atmosphere.

2. Wat Pho

Wat Pho, which is considered as the oldest and biggest temple complex in Bangkok, is home of the famous giant golden reclining Buddha as well as a pavilion full of gorgeous, impressive and colorful architecture. This spectacular temple complex is truly something that you could spend several hours digging in then get to know this area. The over 150 foot reclining Buddha is the most iconic site in this temple complex and also a beautiful work of art and religious dedication in the history section.

Walking around the complex, you will know why this place attracts lots of tourists. Not only has it the intricate architecture but aslo it is adorned with many little details from mosaic-covered chedis, gardens and gates. Moreover, this place is considered as a spiritual home of Thai massage.

As a leading sacred site, any women when coming here is required to have their knees and shoulders covered. Locals will offer you robe for free and introduce you the rituals when going inside the temple.

3. Ayutthaya

If you’re interested in learning more about the history and cultures of Thailand, a day trip in Ayutthaya Historical Park is recommended. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya is located outside Bangkok and this old capital of the country is full of incredible temples and ruins that will take your breath away. The construction with red brick covered in stucco for ornate decorations was the capital of Siam (Thailand) with grand architecture and a sprawling trade with other Asian countries and even with some of the European royal courts.

If you want your trip to Bangkok will be well-planned and well-organized, please let Asia Senses Travel team help you make your travel dreams come true.