Bangkok and the provinces: from metropolis to untouched nature – Day 3: Leaving the metropolis

Art lovers, including modern art lovers and those who prefer to explore the life of locals away from the bustling tourist cities, will surely enjoy today. After visiting the museums, we will head towards Khao Yai National Park, on our way to a very unusual temple decorated with a million golden Buddhas.
Bangkok and the provinces: from metropolis to untouched nature
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Trip duration: 7 days

Elizaveta Smirnova

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Asian Restaurants


You can't just go to Bangkok and not go to one of the many street restaurants. By the way, this one is more popular not among tourists, but among locals, and they know a lot about good food. As for the menu - delicious, nourishing, inexpensive, just what you need for a morning snack.

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) (หอศิลปวัฒนธรรมแห่งกรุงเทพมหานคร)

Art Museums


The leading and most popular art space in Bangkok. There is an extraordinary architectural structure on the outside and a sea of aesthetics on the inside. Exhibitions and expositions in this center change with frequency of one or two months! The schedule of current events can be found on the official website. There is also an annual personal photo exhibition of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of the Kingdom of Thailand. It's interesting to look at the works of the royal dynasty. After an aesthetic saturation you can eat at an art cafe and buy cool souvenirs that will not be ashamed to give to loved ones. Entrance is free.

Vachirabenjatas Park (Rot Fai Park) (สวนวชิรเบญจทัศ (สวนรถไฟ))

Parks


Vachirabenchatat park is one of the most popular places for family holidays among locals. There's really something to do here. Of course, you can just have a picnic on the grass, or you can spend more time cycling or visiting the butterfly garden. There are thematic play areas that kids will love.

Krua Sa Ros Chad (ครัวสา รสจัด)

Thai Restaurants


On the way to the Museum of Modern Art we will stop by for lunch. Krua Sa Ros Chad is a cozy colonial-style restaurant specializing in traditional Thai cuisine. Signature dishes - green curry, glass noodles with shrimps and squid with Thai vegetables. Menu in English.

Sp3 Hotel

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) (พิพิธภัณฑ์ศิลปะไทยร่วมสมัย)

Art Museums


Museum of Modern Art, which has the most complete collection of Thai paintings and sculpture. The snow-white building is made as if from a solid piece of granite. Sculpture of huge pearls in front of the entrance from the first steps adjusts to the right way - lightness and beauty with a share of provocation. It is a private museum, so it has more daring exhibits than the state galleries. In total there are about 800 works, which can be seen on five floors.

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Shrines


So, we leave Bangkok and go to Patkhumthani province. The amazing building, resembling an externally flying saucer, is actually a temple. If you come closer, you'll see that his roof is covered with gold Buddha statues. In total, there are about a million statuettes inside and outside the temple. The Dammakaya religious movement itself is a branch of Buddhism that emerged in the twentieth century. His followers are sure that with the help of meditative practices it is possible to achieve full spiritual harmony. The area surrounding the temple is the largest meditation site in the world.

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Buddhist Temples


On the way we will visit another Buddhist temple, this time already traditional. Observe the local traditions far away from the metropolis and take a stroll around the surrounding area. There is a market near the temple, so if you want to buy local fruit or household items as souvenirs, you should stay here longer.

The Best @คานาอัน

Cafés


There are many cafes and restaurants along the street, so you won't be hungry! The Best offers a kind of mix of local cuisine and American fast food, the menu certainly did not do without fish and seafood, the choice of drinks is also good.