Baiyoke Tower II – The second tallest building of Thailand

Baiyoke Tower II – The second tallest building of Thailand

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Baiyoke Tower II (Thai: ใบหยก 2; RTGS: Bai Yok Song) is an 88-storey, 309 m (1,014 ft) skyscraper hotel at 222 Ratchaprarop Road in the Ratchathewi District of Bangkok, Thailand. It is the second tallest building in the city after MahaNakhon, and comprises the Baiyoke Sky Hotel, the tallest hotel in Southeast Asia and the seventh-tallest all-hotel structure in the world. With the antenna included, the building's height is 328.4 m (1,077 ft), and features a public observatory on the 77th floor, a bar called "Roof Top Bar & Music Lounge" on the 83rd floor, a 360-degree revolving roof deck on the 84th floor and the hotel offers 673 guest rooms. Construction on the building ended in 1997, with the antenna being added two years later. The Baiyoke Sky Hotel website notes…
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Si Lom – Wall Street of Thailand

Si Lom – Wall Street of Thailand

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Si Lom (or Silom, Thai: สีลม, pronounced [sǐː lōm]; "windmill") is a sub-district and road in Bang Rak District, Bangkok, Thailand. Constructed in 1851 as part of a dyke and irrigation system, Silom Road has become one of Bangkok's most cosmopolitan streets and a major financial centre. It is the home to some of the largest companies in Thailand, including the Charoen Phokphand Group (CP), Bangkok Bank, and a number of insurance and securities firms. Si Lom is sometimes called the "Wall Street of Thailand". Silom Road runs parallel to the Sathorn business district on Sathon Road The close proximity of the two major thoroughfares frequently causes serious traffic congestion in the area. Si Lom station is an MRT Blue Line subway system stop at the Sala Daeng Intersection where…
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Wat Phra Kaew – The Emerald Buddha house

Wat Phra Kaew – The Emerald Buddha house

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Wat Phra Kaew, commonly known in English as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and officially as Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram, is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple (wat) in Thailand. The Emerald Buddha housed in the temple is a potent religio-political symbol and the palladium (protective image) of Thai society. It is located in Phra Nakhon District, the historic centre of Bangkok, within the precincts of the Grand Palace. The main building is the central phra ubosot, which houses the statue of the Emerald Buddha. According to legend, this Buddha image originated in India where the sage Nagasena prophesized that the Emerald Buddha would bring "prosperity and pre-eminence to each country in which it resides", the Emerald Buddha deified in the Wat Phra Kaew is therefore deeply…
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