The most important creatures of the Himmapan forest which is a Thai legend is probably the Garuda. Garuda is the king of birds, half-man and half-bird, the vehicle of Vishnu, a Hindu God. Descriptions of Garuda vary from legend to legend. He’s usually represented as having the head, beak, wings, and talons of an eagle. With the torso like that of human. His face may appears white, his wings red, and shiny golden body.
This Garuda is located at Grand Palace which is undoubtedly the city's most famous landmark. Built in 1782 - and for 150 years the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government - the Grand Palace of Bangkok is a grand old dame indeed, that continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail, all of which is a proud salute to the creativity and fine workmanship of Thai people. Today, the complex remains the spiritual heart of the Thai Kingdom.