Top places you should never miss on your trip to Bangkok

Grand Palace and Wat Po

King Rama I built the Grand Palace during the latter half of the 18th century, and is also an official residence of the current monarch. The monarch doesn’t live here though, the place is used for ceremonies, and tourism. The great temple of Wat Pra Kaeo is also located here, in which the 15th century Emerald Buddha resided. The Buddha’s robes are rotated thrice every year by none other than the King of Thailand himself. Expect to pay 500 baht at the entrance of the Palace, and another 100 baht to get entry to Wat Po.

Wat Arun

The beautiful Buddhist temple is located on the edge of Chao Phraya River on the opposite side to the Grand Palace. The name of the temple translated to “temple of dawn”, and the temple has a single main spire and four smaller ones. Moreover, the temple has such a historical significance that you can see it on Thai money. The top of the main spire is the place to be, providing majestic panoramic views of the city and jaw-dropping and dramatic sunrise and sunset experience.