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Bangkok Old City
The Old City is the historical heart of Bangkok where the King of Siam moved his court to in 1782. The area is filled with temples and national landmarks. On the Southern part of the district you will find the Grand Palace and Wat Pho.
(Wat Pho where the reclining Buddha is located)
In front of the Grand Palace you’ll find the field of kings. Along this big field that is often used for kite flying you will find the National Museum. Across the river you will find Wat Arun.
(Kites at the field of kings in the Old City)
In the Northern part of the Old City you will find a big Backpacker enclave at Khao San Road. The area around Kao San road is packed with budget hotels and restaurants. Trips to other cities and regions in Thailand can be arranged at one of the many travel agencies in Kao San road.
(Fort Mahakan in the Old City, Bangkok)
On the north-eastern part of the Old City you will find the Golden Mount, Fort Mahakan and the Giant Swing. The Golden Mount is a giant golden Chedi on top of an artificial mountain. You have a great view over Bangkok from the Golden Mount.
The Giant Swing can be found in front of Wat Suthat. It was used for ceremonies, but after a series of fatal accidents the swing was taken out of use in 1935. At Wat Suthat you’ll find an 8 meter (26ft) bronze Buddha from the Sukhothai era.
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Entertainment at the Old City:
Hotels and Guesthouses in the Old City:
- Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel price range: 340-1450 baht
- Arom d Hostel price range: 800-2500 baht
- The Warehouse price range: 1300-2500 baht
- Boonsiri Place price range: 1400-3100 baht
- Aurum the river place price range: 3500-4900 baht
Shopping at the Old City:
- Pak Khlong Talad (Flower Market)
Sights in the Old City:
Temples in the Old City:
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