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National Museum

National Museum

This building used to be Palace of Vice-King

National Museum, located beside Choa Phraya River and north the palace, is largest museum in South-East Asia. From the artifacts of Ban Chiang to modern times arts more than 1,000 articles are exhibit. You can grasp outline of arts of Thailand, especially changing of Buddhism art.



Stone Wheel of Law

National Museum

"Wheel of Law" is symbolize of preach on Buddha's teachings.

I saw similar one at Lhasa in Tibet.




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Wat Phra Kaeo

So-called "Temple of Emerald Buddha" is constructed in 1782 for the royal temple. Once Emerald Buddha is belong to Vientiane in Lao. When Thai troops invade to Lao they brought Emerald Buddha for trophy.

Wat Phra Kaeo

Huge roof on the right side is the Temple where Emerald Buddha is installed




Angkor Wat in Thailand


Model of Angkor Wat

Model of Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat in wall painting

Angkor Wat in wall painting




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Sky-train and Boat

Sky-train

Sky-train runs over Sukhumvit Rd.

If you don't be afraid of terrible traffic congestion you can choice variety of transport in Bangkok. As I don't like to spend a time for traffic jam I often use comfortable Sky-train, the Sukhumvit and the Silom line, to move. Two lines are connected at the Central Station.



Sathorn pier

Sathorn pier

Sathorn pier : Run overhead is King Taksin Bridge

Another transportation of my recommend is the boat. The terminus in the Silom line Saphan Taksin is the Boat connections station. You can take few minutes walk to the riverside.




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Wat Arun

Wat Arun

82-meter high Pagoda surrouded with 4 small Pagodas

The best view of Wat Arun is from across Chao Phraya River




Buddha's life

There are 4 Buddha image from birth to Nirvana in 4 Pagodas.

the birth

the birth of Buddha
Nirvana

attain Buddhahood [supreme enlightenment]



Secret of the brilliant Tower

Mosaic with piece of china
Mosaic with piece of china

Mosaic with piece of china

These Pagodas decorated by piece of ceramics and porcelains




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