Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall
Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is one of important museums in Bangkok with its stunning architectural designs. Visitors are recommended to see its beauty along with learning the historical background. Ananta Samkhom Throne Hall was a royal reception hall withing Dusit Palace in Bangkok. During the 1932 Siamese Revolution, the Hall was used as a headquarters for the People’s Party and became Thailand’s first Parliament. Later, the new Parliament House was opened to the nearby building. Ananta Samkhom Throne Hall was built in Italian Renaissance style by Mario Tamagno with its remarkable large copper central dome surrounded by six smaller domes. The building was inspired by St.Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican and St.Paul’s Cathedral in London. The Hall was built from Carara, Italian white marbles with Chao Phraya Yommarat (Pan Sukhum) as a person in charge of the establishment. The ceiling of the dome is decorated with six wet lime paintings telling the important royal duties of Chakri dynasty’s kings, from King Rama I to King Rama VI painted by C. Riguli and Galileo Chini. Under the largest central dome, there is an inscription of King Rama V’s monogram (Jor Por Lor). From the ceiling under the dome to the main room were the inscriptions of King Rama V’s monogram (Jor Por Lor) alternating with King Rama VI’s monogram. Operating day : Tuesday - Sunday Operating time : 10.00 - 18.00 Address: Ratchawithi road, Dusit, Bangkok 10300.
Bangkok Bike Tour
Bangkok Bike Adventure takes you to a massive green oasis, full of twisted water canal ways, traditional local life, floating markets, ancient temples, peaceful wildlife and much more. We go to a true hidden gem, located in the middle of Bangkok – Bang Kachao, also known as "The Bangkok Jungle". Here you have, by far, the most perfect area to do a bike tour in Bangkok. Address: Sukhumvit rd 400, Klongtoey, Bangkok
Thailand China Town Located on Yaowarat Road, Bangkok’s Chinatown is the biggest Chinese community in Thailand. Throughout history, many Chinese had come to trade in Thailand since the reign of King Rama I but Yaowarat Road was not yet established. It was later built during in the reign of King Rama V to encourage trade. Yaowarat Road is the largest gold trading market in Thailand and it is also a popular destination for people who love food. In daytime Yaowarat Road is a slew of gold shops, Chinese herb shop, fruit stalls, and Chinese restaurants, but by the evening both sides of the street are lined with incredible food stalls full of mouthwatering Chinese food and seafood. That is what Thailand Chinatown Night Market is famous for. Operating day : All Day Operating time : 07.00 - 01.00 Address: Yaowarat Road, Yaowarat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok
Lumpini Park is the first public park in Bangkok. It is a multi-functional park where people can do several outdoor leisure activities under fresh air and shade. A lot of flora and fauna and a large lake can be seen in the park. In the past, not only a public park for outdoor exercise, Lumpini Park also served as a place for having parties and ballroom dancing. Now, the park is still popular for people doing outdoor leisure activities such as exercising, doing Tai Chi, playing games and music, learning social dancing, reading books in the library and so on. Interesting things in the Park: The statue of King Rama VI – it was built in 1942 to commemorate the construction of the park. Smiling Sun Ground (Lan Tawan Yim) – it is a place for disabled people where playgrounds, other resources for the disable and special parking lots are provided. Bangkok Elder Citizens Club – the club is in the Lumpini Hall and is a place for elders to communicate, relax, exercise, and train. Social dancing courses are available every Saturday – Sunday. Home of Hope – it is a refuge for homeless children that provides information, advice and education to help the children. Lumpini Park Library – the library provides books and videos for people. Lumpini Youth Center – the place offers various kinds of sport and sport training for children and youth. Sri Thai Derm Food Center – Food and drink are sold there. Rental swan paddle boats and rowing boats are available around the lake. Buddhist Dharma Activities – the activities are held the last Sunday of every month. People can make merit, offer food to monks and listen to Buddhist’s teaching. Music in the Park – people can enjoy listening to Thai music and Western music in the park. For more information, go to the website http://office.bangkok.go.th/publicpark/park01.asp
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