30 Agustus 2011

Ekaraj the Drum Making Village - making drums since 1927

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There are many things to do while on holiday in Bangkok - be it sampling the exotic finds from a street market, shopping at the mega malls on Sukhumvit, indulging in a lychee cocktail from a chic bar or being pampered with one of the world famous Thai body massages. Catering to purses and wallets of all sizes and capacities, the beauty of the city remains to be the high value for money, and the blend of west meeting east.
Experience a part of Thai culture when you partake in river cruises in Bangkok. There are many popular options for a cruise in this city, among the most of famous are Ayutthaya by River Cruise, Bangkok Rice Barge Cruise, Ayutthaya by Grand Pearl River Cruise, Bangkok Mekhala Cruise and Anantara cruises in Thailand.
Take a cruise in the scenic Chao Phraya River and find many treasures that line its beautiful shores. The Wat Arun temple stands along the west bank and is considered one of the better known cultural landmarks in the city. Further along the south stands the Bang Pa In, which is a palace used by royalty in the 17th century and constructed by King Rama V in 1878. Wat Niwet Thammaprawat is a temple that features gothic architecture with stained yellow glass, a stand out among the many temples in the world. Other such attractions one can see are the Wat Panacherng, Wat Phra Si Sanpet, Wat Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Mahathat, Chao Sam Phraya National Museum, Wat Phra Phuttha Saiyat Pa Mok and the Ekaraj the Drum Making Village.
The Ekaraj is a drum making village that has been around since 1927. Softwood is the main material that is used to carve out the drum, in a community that has craftsman specialized in these skills. Fit with cow or buffalo hide, one may find drums of varying size, intricately decorated and carefully created.
The Anantara cruises Thailand will give you the opportunity to see many of these beautiful temples that reflect the ancient tradition and the lifestyle of this inspiring nation. The Chao Phraya cruise is among the most popular attractions and things to do in Bangkok for both leisure and business travellers. Take a cruise in Bangkok and enjoy the many exciting places in Bangkok.