A Whirlwind Cultural Tour of Bangkok
Situated in the heart of the Thai capital, the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit offers travelers easy access to some of the city’s world-famous attractions.
Published on Oct 18, 2016
[Sponsored Content] An increasingly cosmopolitan Southeast Asian hub, Bangkok beckons visitors to explore both its thriving contemporary culture and ancient traditions. Much of modern urban life centers around buzzy Sukhumvit Road, where the opalescent walls of luxury shopping centers stand side-by-side with local shophouses and quirky boutiques. Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, conveniently situated near both the BTS Skytrain and MRT transportation lines, places guests right at the core of the vibrant nightlife, shopping and dining scenes.
One could easily spend a week exploring the vibrant, multicultural neighborhoods of Asoke, Nana, Thonglor and Phrom Phong, but travelers willing to delve deeper into the local culture won’t be disappointed. More than 400 temples, many decorated with golden paint and glittering mosaics, are scattered throughout the City of Angels. Some of the most famous include the stunning Wat Phra Kaew, a lavishly decorated showcase for the Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho, home to a legendary massage school, and Wat Arun, the majestic Temple of the Dawn. Slightly more off the beaten track is the lovely Wat Takien. This site in Nonthaburi is even more worthy of a visit thanks to the presence of a floating market. At this traditional market, vendors hawk all sorts of culinary delicacies from small boats. A stroll along the waterways is a treat for foodies hoping to try authentic Thai street dishes at their very finest.
The former Kingdom of Siam has a long, proud artistic tradition that travelers can explore at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall. First commissioned in 1908, this royal reception hall located inside Dusit Palace is decorated with frescoes by prominent Italian artists Carlo Riguli and Galileo Chini depicting important events in Thai history.
Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall
All of these attractions and more are easily accessible to guests staying at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. If you want to plan a trip to any of them, the hotel’s knowledgeable concierge service can make all of the necessary arrangements.
At the end of a long day of discovery, many travelers simply want to relax, unwind and think about all that they have seen. Luckily, while its surrounds may bustle with activity, the hotel remains a peaceful haven in the middle of it all. The expertly trained massage therapists at The Grande Spa specialize in countering the stresses and fatigue of a long journey. Meanwhile, Basil restaurant offers a wide range of regional Thai cuisines and Barsu provides a slick, urbane setting to sip craft cocktails.
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