Asiatique The Riverfront, Wat Ratcha Singkhon, and Protestant Cemetery

In this article, you will enjoy learing about Bangkok attractions that will be helpful for your Bangkok trip planning. These are Asiatique The Riverfront, Krung Thep Bridge, Protestant Cemetery, Wat Ratcha Singkhon, Rama IX Bridge, Benjasiri Park, Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, Wat Chong Nonsi, and Wat Bhoman Khunaram.

 Asiatique The Riverfront

Asiatique The Riverfront is the largest horizontal centre of Asia’s riverbank. It’s the rearranged and developed project of the area on sawmills, warehouses and piers of the East Asiatique Company, retaining details and integrating them with contemporary design.

Asiatique The Riverfront

Asiatique The Riverfront includes shops, riverside restaurant, the calypso theater which was moved from Asia Hotel. The great attraction is ‘Asiatique Sky’, the giant Ferris wheel. It is also located ‘the Traditional Puppet Theatre (Joe Louis)’, a group of puppeteers led by Sakorn Yang-keawsot or ‘Joe Louis’ and his family who moved from Suan Lum Night Bazaar.

In the performance, three puppeteers are required for one puppet. Each of them must be an expert in Khon dancing to perform realistically. The main theme of the puppet theater is Ramakien. H.R.H. Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Narathiwat was the one who named the Joe Louis Theater and once was the patron of “Nattayasala Puppet Theater Foundation.’ Asiatique The Riverfront is situated on Charoen Krung Rd. between Soi 72-76

Krung Thep Bridge

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The third bridge across the Chao Phraya River which could be raised open for military ships. Began serving in 1959, although it has served for a long time and people have been quite familiar with, the fact that it still opens for ships with a certain height through it is rarely known.

This operation could cause severe traffic congestion, thus a pre-cautious disclamation to the public is required. Som may take this opportunity to wait for sightseeing or capture an event. It is one of the exciting shpts aprat from scenery on the bridge.

Wat Ratcha Singkhon

Wat Ratcha Singkhon is an old temple that was built in Ayutya period. Later, Somdet Phra Bowratchao Maha Sura  Singhanat ordered construction of a hall inside Wat Ratcha Singkhon to house ‘Luang Pho Daeng’, the semi-golden bronze Buddha in defeating evil gesture, of which Ayutthaya and Sukhothai art styles were executed harmoniously, of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.

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The name ‘Luang Pho Daeng’ came from the incident while the Buddha was transported on a boat to Bangkok, it fell into the river and could not be retrieved beche stream was too strong. Later in dry season, when the Buddha was recovered, its surface had been alreovered with red (Daeng in Thai) rus became the name and it has highly worshipped for a long time. Wat Ratcha Singkhon is located on Charoen Krung Rd. Soi 74.

Protestant Cemetery

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King Rama IV gave land to be the cemetery for Europeans and foreigners who are Protestant. It is known as the location of Dr. Bradley’s grave. The solemn atmosphere combined with orderly decoration and gentle breeze from the Chao Phraya River gives strong contrast to the chaotic atmosphere of its nearside.

The tombstones are sculptures designed in various shapes. The cemetery is currently in the care of the British Embassy and located opposite to Charoen Krung Rd. Soi 74.

Rama IX Bridge

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The first cable-stayed bridge in Thailand. The bridge weighs on the cables which are stretched in a single plane on the pylons. The name ‘Rama IX’ was given to the bridge by the King himself to
celebrate his 60th Royal anniversary. The bridge began serving on 5th December 1987. Rama IX Bridge was one part of the Chalerm Nakhon Highway on Dao Khanong-Tha Ruea line that cut across the Chao Phraya River on its wide part

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Wat Bhoman Khunaram

Built in 1959, it is the important Mahayana Buddhist temple. The construction processed in accordance with Feng Shui, and the temple acts as the vehicle with the Buddha as the leader. The building is the blending of Thai, Chinese and Tibe Buddhist art.

The important attractions are the wooden Avalokitesvara statue the Mantrayana Virarayana scripture, the only one in the world. The temple is on Sathupradit Rd. Soi 19.

Wat Chong Nonsi

The old temple, built in the middle Ayutthaya period, housed the ancient hall which is rarely seen in Thailand. There is the mural painting from the Ayutthaya period, in its most complete form, depicting the Ten Lives of Buddha together with common people’s way of life.

The delicate lines reflected the influence of Nang Yai dance which was popular in that time. The picture is divided vertically with a Roy Rak pattern and horizontally with Sin Thao lines. Although limited in colour range, the composition and lines are worth studying. Wat Chong Nonsi is on Chong Nonsi Rd.

Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC)

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The first international standard convention centre of the country, Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre ,first built to host the 46th Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group in 1991.

Afterward, QSNCC became the avenue for many international fairs, such as furniture showcase, photo fair, national book fair, etc. Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre’s building was designed and decorated in conventional Thai art style. QSNCC was partitioned into three major zones: facilities, extensions and business centre. The vicinity of OSNCC located “Benchakitty Park”, the first water patk of the country, built to celebrate Majesty’s anniversary in 2004. The interior was designed beautifully with various kinds of flowers blooming all the ear round. With large capacity and many activities here, the park is a space where family could spend time together comfortably.

Benjasiri Park

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The tranquility on 11.6 acres of Benjasiri Park is the site where various kinds of plants and sculptures by young artists were arranged harmoniously. Benjasiri Park was built to commemorate the  sixtieth birthday anniversary of Queen Sirikit in 1992. Benjasiri Park is also used for other activities, including exercise space.

Thailand Creative & Design Centre (TCDC)

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The first creative resource centre of Asia, established to distribute creative related knowledge to the general public and small business owners, with the belief that better design would increase commodity’s price. The centre consisted of TCDC Resource Centre, Material ConneXion@ Bangkok, the musical and sound library, Permanent and Temporary Exhibition. It could be said
that this is the space of never ending inspiration.

TCDC is on the 6th floor of the Emporium Shopping Centre, Sukhumvit Road. It is open from Tue to Sun. at 10.30 am – 09.00 pm.

Science Centre for Education (Bangkok Planetarium)

Since 1963, the centre has been serving the public, as King Rama IX’s and the Queen’s desire, as the  space for children to learn about science and technology. The planetarium consists of the star projection room and science exhibition on the outside.

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The star projection room is a large circular building, with dome roof on which the projection is displayed realistically. The room opens once in approximately an hour.

The projection proceeds with descriptions by staff with various topics that change monthly. The exhibition narrates about air universal contexts. Science Centre for Education is close to the Ekkamai Intersection on Sukhumvit Rd.