A stroll through Bangkok’s old town is a journey back in time, where centuries-old temples and historical sites stand as witnesses to the city’s evolution. From the grandeur of the Grand Palace to the cultural insights of the National Museum, this district weaves a tapestry of tradition and beauty.

Grandeur of the Grand Palace

At the heart of the old town stands the iconic Grand Palace, a majestic complex that houses the revered Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Admire intricate architecture, dazzling mosaics, and awe-inspiring statues that reflect Thailand’s spiritual and artistic heritage at one of the most sought-after Bangkok tourist attractions. 

Riverside Serenity at Wat Arun

Wat Arun Temple in Bangkok Yai | Image by Anantachai Saothong via unsplash

Cross the Chao Phraya River to discover Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn. Its distinctive prang (tower) adorned with colorful porcelain tiles glows magnificently during sunrise and sunset. Climb its steep steps for panoramic views of the river and the old town’s skyline.

Historical Insights at the National Museum

Immerse yourself in Thai history and culture at the National Museum. Explore its vast collection of artifacts, including ancient sculptures, royal regalia, and intricate textiles. The museum offers a comprehensive overview of Thailand’s rich heritage.

Lively Markets and Local Flavors

Bangkok’s old town is dotted with bustling markets that reflect the vibrant local life. Wander through the flower-scented lanes of Pak Khlong Talat, the city’s largest flower market, or indulge your taste buds at Wang Lang Market, offering delicious street food and unique handicrafts for a change from your room at Pathumwan Princess Hotel.