Bangkok CruisesWhen Bangkok was established as the capital of Thailand in 1783 it was inaugurated with the name 'Krung Thep Maha Nakhon Amorn Rattanakosindra Mahindrayutthaya Mahadilokpop Noparattana Radchhani Burirom Udom Rachnivet Mahastan Amorn Pimarn Avatarn Satit Sakatuttiya Vishnukarm Prasit' which when translated into English means, 'City of Angels, Great City and Residence of the Emerald Buddha, Impregnable City of God Indra, Grand Capital of the World, Endowed with Nine Precious Gems, Abounding in Enormous Royal Palaces which Resemble the Heavenly Abode where Reigns the
Asian Vacation CruisesOver the past decade Bangkok has become one of the most popular tourist destinations to visit in all of Asia and it is easy to see why. It is a city full of contradictions. In some areas the hustle and bustle is comparable to that of New York City yet pristine beaches and cobalt blue waters lay just outside of town. Because vacation cruises are increasing in popularity, more people are discovering Thailand. Many days throughout the year various cruise ships can be seen entering and leaving the harbor carrying throngs of adventurous vacationers. After a day spent on the shores of Bangkok, travelers return to their ship eagerly anticipating stops in other exciting Asian cities. To experience a truly unique holiday, book a cruise vacation today and get ready for the trip of a lifetime.
The Royal PalaceThere are many sights and attractions in and around Bangkok. The Royal Palace is one Wat Phra Thong, Phuket Island of Bangkok's most magnificent structures. Built in the late 1700's, the Grand Palace was the official residence of Thailand's kings until 1946. Today it is open to the public and is still used by dignitaries and for royal ceremonies. The architecture is absolutely extraordinary. The Emerald Buddha, Thailand's
Images of BuddhaBangkok is exploding with museums, statues and temples. Bangkok is famous for its temples and Buddha images. The Wat Ratchanatdaram was built in the 1800's and is famous the Loha Prasat which is over 100 feet tall. The opulent porcelain encrusted Pagoda is 79 meters high and shimmers in the sunlight. The size of the standing Buddha at Wat Indravihan is absolutely breathtaking. Wha Mahathat is the temple that houses the Mahachulalongkorn University where many Buddhists flock to study the ancient religion. The Wat Trai Mit's main attraction is the five and a half ton solid gold seated Buddha. The Erawan Shrine pays homage to the Hindu God, Phra Phrom, Devotees leave small elephants and perform dances around the statue paying honor to the God. Bangkok also has many museums. The Philatelic Museum is a stamp collector's paradise. The National Gallery Museum boasts an extensive collection of traditional and modern works created by Thai artists. The Vimanmek Museum is a royal mansion that has over 80 rooms. It is the largest golden teak structure in existence. The Ancient City is not an ordinary museum. Located on 280 acres, this outdoor museum has large replicas of buildings, temples and monuments that are scattered throughout Thailand. It allows visitors to get a feel for the country as a whole. The National Museum traces the history of Thailand through artifacts from different times periods and areas of Thailand. Once you've spent time admiring the ornate Buddhas and extensive museums, head over to the famed Floating Market. This part of Bangkok is bustling seven days a week with vendors hocking their wares from their boats. Tourists may travel from merchant to merchant by boat and get a feel for Bangkok's ambiance.
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