is a city of contrasts, a fascinating blend of antique and modern. Exquisite golden temples stand side by side with towering skyscrapers, ultra-modern shopping malls compete with bustling street bazaars. Bangkok has literally everything for the visitor, and is an ideal base from which to explore the diverse attractions of Central Thailand.
Rattanakosin Island, traced back to the past, is the area of “Krung Rattanakosin”, the capital of Thailand for more than 200 years ago. It is not only the location of the Grand Palace where the King lived but also Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) where the Emerald Buddha image, which is the most venerated Buddha image in Thailand, was placed. Besides, the island’s surrounding areas are filled with important places, profound in historical value, and impressive background that truly reflects the glorious traditional lifestyle of Thai people ranging from high-ranking royal members to ordinary people in the ancient time.
Visitors are encouraged enjoying an experience the magnificent architectures and open a new perspective of the of temples, palaces, historical sites, monuments, forts and so forth through a tram journey on the Rattanakosin line. This tram line has been developed purposively for conservation and recollection of the journey in the old time. It provides another atmosphere of city sight-seeing which gives you an opportunity to absorb the historical value.
Moreover, through the tram passageway, you can pay homage to the sacred images in many important temples that rooted back from an early age of Rattanakosin era and also be pleased with restaurants and merchandising shops that are abound along both sides of the street.
Bangkok Sightseeing Tram route : Rattanakosin Line and tourist attractions
The Rattanakosin tram trip starts at Sanam Luang. You can ask for a ticket at the information counter, right at the corner of Na Phrathat road, opposite to the Silapakorn Fine Arts Department, and at the Democracy monument.
Bangkok Sightseeing Tram route: China Town Yaowarat
Bangkok has been admired as being a beautiful city, making it one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The “charm” of diverse and unique tourist attractions, combined with modernity and convenience, has been favored by tourists from around the world.
Tram schedule starts from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday
More Information, Please call
Bangkok Tourism Division
Culture, Sports and Tourism Department
Tel: (662) 225-7612 to 5
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