Bangkok is a phenomenal destination to visit and this is because there is so much to do. The experiences on offer have a very wide variety. For those who want to shop in Bangkok caters to that brilliantly, as does it cater well to those seeking entertainment and amusement. It is a place to head to for both a fast paced holiday as well as one where relaxation is on the agenda. But what many enjoy most when in Bangkok is the essence of the city itself, as there are so many places of great historical importance to explore, all portraying the beautiful local styles of the east, rich in ethnicity and culture. It is these experiences that are most valuable as they cannot be experience anywhere else in the world.
One of the finest places of historical value that visitors must head over to is Wat Pho, or the temple of the reclining Buddha. This Buddhist temple is the biggest in the city, and draws not only worshipers but travellers too as they come to view the magnificent statue of the Buddha in reclining position. Measuring 46 meters in length, the statue is covered in Gold leaf and is a fine sight. The soles of the feet of the statue are three meters long, and are beautifully decorated with religious symbols, embossed with mother of pearl. The general design of this historically rich and valuable temple too will be interesting to visitors and there murals and displays to be admired. As it is a place of worship as well, and has been so for centuries, the ambiance in the temple is calm and peaceful, and provides comfort to the soul.
In addition to being a place of worship, Wat Pho is also famous for the traditional Thai massages visitors can get here, which are done using ancient techniques. The methods used are described in inscriptions, and will leaving visitors feeling revived and rejuvenated. It is an authentic local experience form which visitors will be able to take back fond and unforgettable memories of their trip to Bangkok. Exploring the country’s past and culture is definitely a must do when travelling here.
Visitors intending to stay long in this dynamic country can select accommodation at a serviced apartment in Bangkok. For comfort, style and excellent location all in one visitors should consider Ascott Sathorn Bangkok, a popular choice of Bangkok serviced apartments among visitors.