Bangkok is an awesome place to visit. We will talk about Bangkok attractions and especially the Amphawa floating market. The infamous CIA operative Jim Thompson revived the Thai silk industry after World War II and had this house assembled from six traditional Thai-style houses. As Thompson was building his silk company, he also became a major collector of Southeast Asian art. Jim Thompson’s House sits on a klong across from Bangkrua, where his weavers were then located. Tourists must take the guided tour through the buildings, which are given in plenty of foreign languages. Located within the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew is the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. As such, it is a very popular tourist attraction.
Sheer luck (or lack thereof) makes this attraction special. During the 1950s, the East Asiatic Company purchased the land around the temple. A condition of the sale was the removal of a plaster statue of Buddha, but the statue proved too heavy for the crane being used. The cable parted and the figure was dropped, being left overnight where it fell. It happened to be in the rainy season, and when next morning some monks walked past, they noticed a glint of gold shining through the plaster. The coating was removed, revealing a 3.5 m Buddha cast from 5.5 tons of solid gold. All attempts to trace the origin of this priceless statue have so far failed, but it is assumed to date from the Sukhothai period, when marauding invaders threatened the country and its treasures, and it became common practice to conceal valuable Buddha figures beneath a coating of plaster. No one knows how it came to Bangkok, but here it stands available for the admiration of visitors from all over the world.
Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin Night Market : A shopping paradise for fans of vintage stuff: If you are into things in vintage style, then you will find your place at the Warehouse Zone and Rod’s Antiques areas. Products are impressive in variety and quantity. And shoppers can get more inspiration for their love from many fellow vintage stuff lovers and hunters there. Genuine vintage and antique items available: Collectors can rest assure that items showcased at Rod’s Antiques section like French chandeliers, classic cars, motorbikes, cameras and kitsch furniture are all real things. Some comes from Thailand while others made their long way from all over the world (American, Europe, China and Myanmar) to shine their beauty at the market.
Floating market Bangkok. Risky Market tour. Risky Market and Amphawa Floating market tour from Bangkok, a glimpse of everyday life in Thailand can be seen at the Amphawa floating market tour. An exhilarating narrow boat ride through the marshes and stilt houses prepares you for this unique floating market tour. Thai style canoes laden with colorful fruits, vegetables, sweets and meats gently ply their way through the canal.
Our tour driver was very friendly and the guide well knowledgeable and helpful, as you might be confused about which floating market to visit, I can definitely recommend you to join this tour to the Amphawa Floating Market. The Amphawa floating market is for sure worth a visit when you are in Bangkok, plenty of spots to sit, set your camera for amazing pictures. Really good food and great waterways experience. This is a very easy going tour to enjoy a great experience. Read more info at Bangkok floating market.