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Riverside Attractions in Bangkok – Highlights in the Thai Capital

The Riverside area of the vibrant city of Bangkok offers a myriad of captivating attractions for the visitor. If you will be visiting the city make sure to check out the sites described below.

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Wat Phra Keaw and the Grand Palace

The Grand Palace compound which contains the temple known as Wat Phra Keaw is unquestionably one of the foremost attractions in Bangkok Riverside. The magnificent buildings to be seen in the Grand Palace never fail to impress the visitor with their splendid architecture and intricate details. The greatly venerated Wat Phra Keaw is noteworthy for housing the revered Emerald Buddha statue which is regarded as being sacred by the people of Thailand. A steady stream of visitors both local and foreign frequents this remarkable cultural site which is regarded as being one of Thailand's most significant features.

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Wat Arun – No tour of the Riverside area

Which borders the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok's primary waterway – would be complete without visiting the remarkable Wat Arun. Regarded as being one of the city's most significant temples, this striking place of worship is considered to be one of Bangkok's iconic sights. In fact the prominent central spire of the temple compound is one of Bangkok's most renowned features. This 70 m tall spire is beautifully embellished with tiny fragments of glass and porcelain arranged into ornate patterns. This splendid temple is especially beautiful at the time of sunset when it presents a majestic sight.

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Bangkok River Cruises

Many visitors to Bangkok opt to undertake a cruise on the mighty Chao Phraya River. Joining a cruise is also a great way to admire the numerous sights of the city, many of which can be seen from the river. As you glide along the waters on your cruise vessel you will be able to see a myriad of interesting sights including striking temples and magnificent modern skyscrapers as well as many kinds of crafts travelling along the waterway. As you enjoy the attractions of Bangkok amongst the accommodation choices that you could consider would be a hotel in Asoke such as the well placed AVANI Atrium Bangkok.

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Thonburi Canals

The city of Bangkok features an extensive network of canals which in earlier times was used by its residents for transport. Although these canals are still used for this purpose they have also become something of a quaint attraction for tourists. It is possible for visitors to travel around the canals on a commuter boat for an authentic local experience. However a more relaxed and comfortable choice would be to opt for a private canal cruise; on your trip you will be able to observe a host of interesting sights such as secluded lanes, makeshift local homes, mysterious temples and traditional marketplaces. If you are a person who enjoys visiting attractions that are rarely frequented by foreign visitors you are sure to enjoy this experience.

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Lebua State Tower's Sky Bar

Many visitors to the Thai capital make it a point to drop in at the Sky Bar which is located in the Lebua State Tower. This remarkable rooftop bar provides panoramic views over the city from its lofty 63rd-floor elevation. Visitors will have the opportunity to observe the bustling city of Bangkok with its many features of interest, with the Chao Phraya River flowing serenely nearby. Another attraction in the same building would be the Sirocco restaurant which attracts more than its share of patrons. Some of the most gifted chefs in Bangkok prepare their finest dishes here, creating truly outstanding gastronomic masterpieces. These splendid attractions in Riverside are sure to capture the interest of the visitor.

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