Treasure of Bangkok Chao Phraya River

TEMPL E OF DAWN

Distance from hotel

15 min

15 min

After a full day of shopping, hop on to a boat to the Temple of Dawn just in time to see the sunset for which this venue is most famous. Be sure to scale one of the temple’s steep stupas to enjoy views of the river, the Grand Palace opposite and beyond. The architecture is spectacular and it’s well worth a visit.

NAT I ONAL MUSEUM OF ROYAL BARGES

Distance from hotel

20 min

15 min

You don’t have to be a local to get sick of Bangkok’s traffic, but you might be interested to learn that it wasn’t always that way! In fact, there was a time in Bangkok when boats were the main mode of transport for all, even royalty. At this museum, discover eight of the country’s most unique and stunning vessels: the Royal Barges. Reserved for

auspicious ceremonies and state occasions like the very rare Royal Barge Procession, they have only ever appeared on the water 16 times in the last 65 years.

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