This is a city that needs absolutely no introduction. The city of Bangkok is so full of vibrancy and life, that visitors are drawn towards it in hordes every month. It is known as the bargain shopping capital of the world. It holds many things for one to do and be a part of. To really enjoy your stay in Bangkok, you have to move around and enjoy its full cultural journey.
Apart from the shopping and the streets full of vendors, there are places of historical interest. Such is the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall. Used as the headquarters of the People’s Party during the 1922 revolution it was also the place of Thailand’s first parliament in 1032. The structure was built by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) as a reception hall and it features are that of a building from the Italian Renaissance and the Neoclassical period. Situated at the end of Dusit’s huge Royal Plaza, this two story marble wonderland is amazingly beautiful. In its central dome, is where the royal throne is situated and captures its audience with breathtaking beauty. This would be a fine place to visit for literature enthusiasts as well, to better understand structures from the time period. The hall is still used today for some state functions. The premise is open to the public on all days except on the birthdays of the King who built it and his Queen.
The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is not a museum in Bangkok. Its walls consist of paintings that depict the Chakri Dynasty, which is from the first reign to the sixth. While visiting this masterpiece do not miss out on the embossed Roman and floral patterns that are found on the upper floors. On Children’s’ Day, the museum opens up its gardens completely to the public! This area of Bangkok has a lot to offer in terms of history and culture. When staying here check out the Bangkok cruise tour packages that are on offer and have a great Bangkok cruises. Cruises such as the Ananatara cruises Thailand are the best! Bangkok has so much to offer that you will have a hard time getting yourself to leave!
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