This is a part of Bangkok simply brimming with attractions. In addition to the National Museum of Royal Barges you can spend hours in this part of city visiting temples such as Wat Suwannaram Ratchaworawihan that dates back to the Ayutthaya Empire and was later restored during the reign of King Rama 1. It is a former a royal cremation site and the temple is famous for its murals. Wat Rakhang Kositaram Woramahawihan also dates back to the Ayutthaya period. During renovations, a huge bell was found and moved to Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Five smaller bells were installed in the temple in its place. The bell also gave the temple its name – Rakang being the Thai word for bell. Bangkok Noi was known as the home for many artisans making handicrafts and traditional goods. Many have disappeared but in the Bang Chang Lor community you may still find Buddha images being cast from a rubber mold and then painted.

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