Thailand’s architectural legacy can only be described as being incredible, featuring so many incredible buildings that every single person can get inspiration from. The country is filled with symbolism and history so if you visit in the future, be sure you consider visiting the following buildings that are perfect for inspiration finding.
Yaksha Guardians – Wat Phra Gaew
The Yaksha Guardians you find in Wat Phra Kaew, the most sacred of the country’s temples, right in Grand Palace, should be on your to-visit list whenever searching for inspiration. The bling is there and the entire temple will be mesmerizing with gables and shimmering walls featuring colored glass mosaics and more. You should know that the area around the temple is also incredible, featuring great statues and beautiful scenery.
Democracy Monument – Banglamphu
The Banglamphu Democracy Monument features impressive design and was built in order to commemorate the move from absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy. Corrado Feroci is the Italian sculptor and artist that worked hard to create the masterpiece, with proper symbolism use being featured. A moment in Thailand’s history is perfectly commemorated through the monument.
Prasat Hin Khao Phanom Rung
Many Thai temples were influenced by regional elements. Prasat Hin Khao Phanom Rung is one of the most impressive, featuring so many wonderful staircases, lintels, pediments, entry ways and naga bridges. The style of the temple is Angkor and it was built over a period of 3 festivals. It was a temple that was dedicated to the god Shiva and is now a huge tourist attraction in Thailand.
Wat Bupparam (the Bupparam Temple) is a striking temple in Chiang Mai. You find it right in the middle of the city and it is not at all difficult to notice it due to the Burmese-style chedi together with the ordination hall in Lanna style made out of woods and featuring 1819 built details in colorful mirror mosaic. The Dhamma Hall structure is 100% unique, not really made out in the Lanna style we often see in the northern part of Thailand. It is shaped with large columns while even housing a relic that is considered sacred.
Centara Grand Hotel
The skyscraper is found in Bangkok, in the Pathum Wan district. It has 9 floors that are designed for executives, nine lovely restaurants and all the five star hotel facilities that you would expect to get. The Centara Grand, the World Ballroom and the BCC (Bangkok Convention Centre) are put together to create the shape of a lotus, thus offering a symbolic theme with the four elements: fire, air, earth and water. As a whole, these buildings capture the true essence of Bangkok.
Sing Sing Theater
The nightclub is simply wonderful for absolutely all local and international party goers. You are going to feel as if you are inside a sci-fi movie, including Chinese décor that is perfectly complemented with silk covered walls, red lantern ceiling and a birdcage at human scale. 2 downstairs bars are featured, together with a dancefloor that doubles as a performance stage.