Thonburi, Bangkok – Explore the Former Capital of Thailand!

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An ever-developing area, Thonburi, the former capital of Thailand has much to offer from lively pubs, bustling markets, fascinating museums to traditional local culture.

Wat Arun Temple | Image Credit: Diego Delso, <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Templo_Wat_Arun,_Bangkok,_Tailandia,_2013-08-22,_DD_37.jpg">Templo Wat Arun, Bangkok, Tailandia, 2013-08-22, DD 37</a>, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode" rel="license">CC BY-SA 3.0</a>
Wat Arun Temple | Image Credit: Diego Delso, Templo Wat Arun, Bangkok, Tailandia, 2013-08-22, DD 37, CC BY-SA 3.0

Wat Arun

Bangkok’s most iconic temples, the Wat Arun is an ancient place of worship located alongside the majestic Chao Phraya River, featuring a unique design in the form of a towering pagoda in the centre. The entrance fee is 100 baht after which visitors can climb the steep steps and feat their eyes on some magnificent views of the Chao Phraya River and beyond.

Klong Lad Mayom Floating Market

Considered to be one of the best floating markets near Bangkok, the Klong Lad Mayon overflows with traditional Thai charm and can be easily reached by taking a taxi from Wongwian Yai BTS Station.

National Museum of Royal Barges

Here, visitors can discover the country’s most stunning and unique vessels; the royal barges which are only used in state processions such as the Royal Barge Procession, a rarely held event.

Meehay Pub and Restaurant

A welcome change from visiting endless temples and museums, the Meehay Pub and Restaurant is located on Ratchadapisek Road, Thonburi, which is within easy reach of popular hotels in Bangkok, Thailand including the likes of Chatrium Hotels & Residences. The pub serves up some delicious authentic Thai food, beer towers and has a series of live bands playing some great music to get the party started.

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+

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