You'll find (slightly) fewer tourists here than at Wat Phra Kaew, but Wat Pho is our personal fave among Bangkok's biggest temples. In...
Saranrom Royal Garden
Easily mistaken for a European public garden, this Victorian-era green space was originally designed as a royal residence in the time of...
Museum of Siam
This fun museum employs a variety of media to explore the origins of the Thai people and their culture. Housed in a European-style...
The open-air bar on top of the new Sala Rattanakosin hotel has upped the stakes for sunset views of Wat Arun – if you can see the temple...
Pull up a plastic stool at this deceptively bare-bones open-air curry stall for some rich, seafood-heavy Bangkok-style dishes, such as...
Massage Pavilions information
These two air-conditioned săh·lah (pavilions) near the eastern entrance to the temple grounds are run by the school affiliated with Wat Pho, which is the country’s primary training centre for Thai traditional massage. The menu is short but the quality is guaranteed, and after a day of temple sightseeing it’s hard to think of a better way to cool down and chill out.