THAILAND-HOTEL PRICES SEARCHby Emma H. CEO
This large, modern building in the centre of Bangkok is the most recent and promising addition to the citys arts scene. Recommended Features
- Phuket Fantasea
- Night Bazaar
- Wat Arun
- Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC)
- Ao Phang-Nga National Marine Park
Review on THAILAND-HOTEL PRICES SEARCHPhuket Fantasea
This is a US$60 million 'cultural theme park' located just east of Hat Kamala. Despite the billing, there aren't any rides, but there is a show that takes the colour and pageantry of Thai dance and combines this with state-of-the-art light-and-sound techniques that rival anything found in Las Vegas (think 30 elephants). All of this takes place on a stage dominated by a full-scale replica of a Khmer temple. Kids especially will be captivated by the spectacle but it is over-the-top cheesy, and cameras are forbidden.
Striking Wat Arun commands a martial pose as the third point in the holy trinity (along with Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho) of Bangkok's early history. After the fall of Ayuthaya, King Taksin ceremoniously clinched control here on the site of a local shrine (formerly known as Wat Jaeng) and established a royal palace and a temple to house the Emerald Buddha. The temple was renamed after the Indian god of dawn (Aruna) and in honour of the literal and symbolic founding of a new Ayuthaya.
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