Amphawa is an afternoon floating market by the canal near Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 12.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m., the Amphawa Canal is occupied by vendors who pack their boats with food and drinks, such as fried sea mussel, noodles, coffee, O-liang, sweets, etc
This area of Bangkok has been a Chinese community since the early days of the city. The narrow Sampheng Lane was the district’s main street until was constructed in 1892 during the reign of King Chulalongkorn. Along both sides of Yaowarat Road can be found many gold shops and all kinds of Chinese restaurants. Recently, a gate was built to celebrate King Bhumibol’s 72nd birthday. It is located on Odeon Circle at one end of Yaowarat Road.
Wat Phra That Chae Hang features a 55 metre-high golden Chedi containing a Holy Relic from Sukhothai. Over the Viharn’s door frames and on parts of the roofs are plaster designs in the shape of Naga, the great serpent, which represent the artistic best in local architecture.
Hua Lamphong Railway Station is the main railway station in Bangkok. It is officially known as the Bangkok Railway Station. It is located in the center of the city in the Pathumwan District. The station was built in an Italian Neo-Renaissance style, with decorated wooden roofs and stained glass windows. The station was opened on June 25, 1916 after six years’ construction.
Hua Lamphong Train Station in Bangkok – สถานีรถไฟหัวลำโพง
One of the first sights that greeted foreigners arriving in Thailand 150 years ago was a brilliant white pagoda on an island in the middle of the river. The locals called it ‘Phra Chedi Klang Nam’, or Pagoda in the river. Over the years the river has silted up even more causing the island to become part of the west bank.