Do you know the special image on Thai coins? Baht is the official currency of Thailand. Each baht is subdivided into 100 satang. Thais call coins as “RIIAN”. Its obverse features the King of Thailand, Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, and previously Bhumibol Adulyadej. The reverse of 1฿, 2฿, 5฿ and 10฿ still show the image of the must-see temples in Bangkok.
Take an easy run from MRT Sanam Chai Station to Rattanakosin Island, the historic heart of Bangkok, which houses the Grand Palace and some of the city’s oldest and most important Buddhist temples. The Sanam Chai subway station is decorated with elements of Thai traditional art to relate to the elaborate structures of neighbouring sites including the Grand Palace and Wat Pho.
You’ll visit the key sites and several revered royal temples while running. The one-baht coin is a currency unit of the Thai baht. Its obverse features King Rama IX and its reverse features Wat Phra Kaew, the royal temple in Bangkok’s Grand Palace complex. The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok,Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam and later Thailand since 1782.
Afterwards, spot the reverse design of two-baht coin as it depicts Golden Mountain at Wat Saket. One of the famous highlights of this temple will be no other than its stairs with a spiral staircase of 344 steps. On the top of the Phu Khao Thong is where the enshrined Buddha relics with Buddha statues. Also, there are various murals around the temple which are about heaven, earth, and hell, etc.
Stop at the Marble Temple which shows on the five-baht coin With the Temple’s marble ubosot imported from Italy, tourists from all over the world also know this temple as “Marble Temple.” The temple “Wat Benchamabophit” was honourably named by King Rama IV, meaning “the Monastery of the fifth King near Dusit Palace”. Along the Chapraya river, visit Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, one of Bangkok’s finest landmarks.
The back of the standard 10-Baht coin depicts Wat Arun, but there are numerous commemorative versions of the coin in circulation. At times, it seems as though the Kanchanapisek version is more common than the standard coin. Wat Arun sits on the west bank of the river. With its uniqueness in architecture, the wat arun’s stupas were built by white bricks and decorated by so many valuable materials such as seashells, porcelain, and many Benjarong dishes, most of which came from China. After the tour, you can continue further to the Pakklong Flower market or visit Saramrom Park where you can enjoy century-old trees and historic landscape and architectures.
• Capture some of the most photogenic landmarks in Bangkok
• Receive a framed collection of Thai coins bearing the temples you have visited as an auspicious memento