Bangkok – discovering the holy places

If there is a must-see sight that no visit to Bangkok would be complete without, it’s its dazzling and spectacular temples. The Grand Palace on my pictures below (build in 1782) is undoubtedly the city’s most famous landmark. For nearly 150 years this place was the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government. Today the complex is the favorite tourist attraction with beautiful architecture and intricate detail.

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In Wat Pho is home to the famous gigantic reclining Buddha. But there is much more about this place: traditional Thai massages, fascinating collection of murals, inscriptions and sculptures that delve into various subjects. The complex contains also a landscaped garden with stone sculptures, stupas adorned with glazed porcelain and the College of Traditional Medicine.

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