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Points of Interests along Chao Phraya River – A Dose of Tranquillity Wrapped in a Bow

Some of Bangkok's most sacred attractions stand along the famous Chao Phraya River. Etched with spirituality and aesthetic appeal, this is one stretch in the city you simply cannot miss out on.

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Wat Phra Keaw

Wat Phra Keaw

One of Bangkok's most significant places of worship is the Wat Phra Keaw which happens to be located along the Chao Phraya River. Famously known for the meditating position of Lord Buddha, the temple enjoys hundreds of devout worshippers every day who provide much of a spiritual 'show' for visitors. The Wat Phra Keaw is also the home of the historic Emerald Buddha. Carved on a single block of jade this masterpiece is definitely something to savour for those visiting the temple.

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Wat Arun

Wat Arun

Literally translated as the Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun in a nutshell is, breathtaking. Overlooking the Chao Phraya River, the temple along with its reflection has been painted on postcards and magazines symbolizing the spiritual beauty of Bangkok. A masterpiece in both architecture and intricate craftsmanship, Wat Arun is definitely something to marvel both at a distance and up close. To bask in the epitome of its unparalleled beauty, pay a visit to the temple at sunset. With the multitude of yellow hues adorning the skies, the temple stands out even better, reflecting in glittering perfection in the waters giving the entire picture an almost magical appearance. If you are looking for a Bangkok Riverside hotel from which to head to such delightful sites an ideal choice to consider would be Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort from where one can set off on river cruises.

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The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace

To absorb the gist of Bangkok's history and spiritual significance, the Grand Palace is an excellent attraction. Housing an array of historic buildings including the famous Wat Phra Keau, the Grand Palace offers everything that would satiate the history buff. It feels like another time inside the vicinity of the Grand Palace and every inch of the area is perfectly preserved to ensure visitors enjoy a holistic immersive experience in this location. The many buildings, pavilions, halls and gardens have an array of architectural masterpieces and of course amazing pieces of art that you can never quite get enough of.

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The River City Bangkok

The River City Bangkok

For those of you interested in experiencing a little bit of shopping while strolling along Chao Phraya don't forget to stop by the River City Bangkok. Located on the Si Phraya Pier, this departments store has 4 massive floors and offers a captivating shopping experience mainly owed to its rooftop that offers a stunning panoramic view of the Chao Phraya River and the glittering surroundings nearby. The highlight of the River City in Bangkok is the high quality antiques and collectables so if you are looking for souvenirs to take back home this is in fact an excellent outlet to visit.