Friday, January 11, 2013

Buddha Shops - Bangkok - Thailand

Buddha Shops in Bangkok can be found on one of the oldest roads in the city, it used to be an elephant trail. Bamrung Muang Road or Buddha Street as it is commonly known was one of the first roads to be paved within the city at the beginning of the twentieth century. It is now the largest centre for the supply of Buddhas and other Buddhist religious requirements, such as robes and candles in the whole of Thailand. The Buddhas come in a large range of sizes as can be seen from the photos I took when we visited this area. The street was hive of activity as Buddhas are big business not just in the temples but in private homes also.

Getting there: There are no Skytrain stations in this district so you will need to take a tuk-tuk ot taxi to get there. I have included a description of the area and a map for guidance.

Bamrung Muang Road or Thanon Bamrung Muang is one of the main roads in Bangkok. It runs in a east west direction, beginning in the west at the intersection with Ratchini Road, across from Kalayana Maitri Road, and ends in the east, at the intersection of Krung Kasem Road, where it continues as Rama I Road. 

Here is a link to a map of the area on Google. Bamrung Muang Road

We visited some of the wonderful temples during our stay in Bangkok and I intend to share photos and information in future Travel Tales.  It may be awhile before I do though, please see my note in the side column.