Bangkok is a splendid icon of Buddhist culture, with many ornate temples dotting the expansive cityscape. Equally as sumptuous are the choices for Sukhumvit accommodation especially prime Bangkok serviced apartments such as the Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok, which offers spacious serviced lodging in the heart of the city. While there, visitors should investigate the various attractions in the area, such as the iconic Wat Arun temple, otherwise known as the Temple of the Dawn. It derives its name from King Taksin, who is believed to have arrived at the temple just as the dawn was breaking, after fleeing Attuthaya, which was besieged by the Burmese army. He later named the temple to Wat Chaeng, the Temple of the Dawn. During his reign, the temple was the main site of worship in the city, and it has enshrined both the Emerald Buddha and the iconic Phra Bang, both of which have been now removed from the temple premises. Its spectacular architecture and intricate craftsmanship have heralded it as one of the most stunning temples in the city. The temple spire that hovers over the Chao Phraya River is one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks. The impressive spire is over 70 metres high and it is decorates with small pieces of glass all beautifully set into elabourate patterns. Although it is known as the Temple of the Dawn, it is a fantastic sight when lit up at night.