Excursion tour in Bangkok. Top architecture - monuments, castles, temples and palaces

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We continue on the collection of the most important architecture monuments of Bangkok: Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Baiyoke Tower, Democracy Monument, and Victory Monument. Perhaps, all of them also define the look of Thailand in general. The 3D models of landmarks, presented in our Bangkok flyover video, will help you to get a grasp on the true architectural and historical heritage of this place. We hope that photographs and historical facts will give you a better impression on each of these monuments. This information is also useful when making up your own excursion tour through Bangkok.

Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok

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» The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is one of the most frequently visited temples; both tourists and Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world come there.
»  Dimensions of Buddha statues in the temple are quite small, only 66 cm high and 48 cm wide with a pedestal.
» Contrary to the name of the temple, the statue of the Buddha isn’t made of emerald.
» Three times a year the King of Thailand, or the crown prince changes clothes on Buddha according to the season. Special summer and winter clothes decorated with precious stones and gold, as well as clothing for rainy weather were sewn for Buddha statues.
» Temple walls are painted with scenes from Buddha's life, beginning from his childhood and youth and ending with the Great reincarnation and Nirvana.

Baiyoke Tower, Bangkok

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» The Baiyoke Tower is the tallest building in Thailand. The height of the structure is 309 meters.
» The 77-floor tower is equipped with the covered observation deck; the top floor features a rotating outdoor observation deck.
» The first and the last floor of the Baiyoke Tower are separated with 2060 steps. A panoramic elevator is moving over the face of the building.
» In January 2002, five Norwegian skydivers set a world record for base jumping, when they jumped from the 81st floor of Baiyoke Tower and landed on the roof of a nearby hotel.
» This tower is used for offices, shops and a hotel.

Democracy Monument, Bangkok

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» The Democracy Monument was erected in 1939 in memory of the military coup on June 24, 1932 that led to a change in the political structure of the country from monarchy to the constitutional monarchy.
» Dimensions and details of the monument symbolize the establishment of the constitutional monarchy in Thailand.
» Four wings, each of 24 meters height, symbolize June 24, the date of adoption of the new constitution of Thailand.
» Wings also symbolize military forces of the country: the army, air force, navy and police.
» The text of the Constitution is carved on the central monument.

Victory Monument, Bangkok

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» Victory Monument is one of the most interesting monuments in Bangkok, notable for its size and history.
» This war memorial is located in the center of the ring at one of the road junctions.
» Victory Monument was erected in June 1941, to commemorate the victory of Thailand in the war with the French in Indochina.
» It was designed and installed in just a few months.
» The monument has Western features of the heroic style. Statues at the foot of the monument symbolize the army, navy and air force, as well as police officers and civilians.
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More to see in Bangkok
The majority of the attractions of the city have a religious significance. Beautiful temples and ancient monasteries keep a lot of secrets and beautiful legends, and their beautiful inner decoration does not cease to amaze visitors with luxury and elegance. Making a visit to National Museum is a great way to learn the culture and lifestyle of local residents. A part of its exhibition is located under the open sky. Among the artifacts, which are stored in the museum, you will see ancient musical instruments, costumes and jewelry, art objects, and even a collection of medieval carriages. Among the architectural highlights of the city we should definitely mention Vimanmek Palace, which is the largest facility built of cane wood. In addition to the beautiful buildings on the territory of the palace complex you will also find a beautiful garden here. This is a great place for hiking. Nature lovers should definitely visit Dusit Zoo. If you enjoy unusual tours and can’t wait to participate in one, you will surely find much interesting in the home of Jim Thompson. A famous American businessman lived in this house in the middle of last century. Today his house has been converted into a museum, where visitors can see a large collection of furniture and art objects. Many of the items were made more than one hundred years ago. Lak Muang Monastery is one of the main religious attraction of this place. It was named in honor of the scared spirit, which, according to the Thai people, … Read further

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