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Bangkok, Phra Nakhon District.

This has got to be my most favourite place around Bangkok. It is home to many of the major temples, and items of value for sight seeing.  It is the central district of Bangkok, which includes Rattanakosin Island.

The districts nearby are  Dusit, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Samphanthawong, and across the Chao Phraya River: Thonburi, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok Noi and Bang Phlat. The district is sub divided into 12 sub districts  Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang,  Wang Burapha Phirom,   Wat Ratchabophit,    Samran Rat, San Chaopho, Suea   Sao Chingcha,   Bowon Niwet,  Talat Yot,    Chana Songkhram, Ban Phan Thom,   Bang Khun Phrom,  Wat Sam Phraya.   

Rattanakosin also known as Rattanakosin Island, is the historic centre of Bangkok, where most of Bangkok's must see sights can be found, including  the City Pillar Shrine, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of the Interior, the famous Grand Palace and Wat Pho, Wat Ratchanadda ( The Loha Prasat ) or Wat Ratchanaddaram,and the Royal Pavilion Mahajetsadabadin, Maha Chai Rd. This is the most visited area in Bangkok due to all the historic and splendid Temples and buildings found here.

Rattanakosin was established in 1782 when King Rama I moved the Siamese capital across the river from Thonburi, starting a period in Thai history known as the Rattanakosin Period. Spending a few days in this ancient part of Bangkok, does not do it justice. There are so many traditional Buddhist temples, palaces, museums, parks and monuments, which also gives you a better understanding of the culture, history and religion of the Thai people.  

Festivals here are very well attended due to the popularity of the area. Songkran festival, the traditional Thai New Year, is celebrated throughout the country during 13th to 15th April of each year. Khao San Road  inside Phra Nakhon district is one notable place to celebrate the event where many people, both locals and tourists, come to splash water everywhere.