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Ardel Gallery Of Modern Art
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Saxophone Pub & Restaurant
Saxophone is still Bangkok’s premier live-music venue – a dark, intimate space where you can pull up a chair just a few metres away from...
This venerable Thai eatery has numerous branches and mall spin-offs around town, but we still fancy the quasi-concealed original branch....
Victory Monument information
Lonely Planet review
This obelisk monument was built by the then military government in 1941 to commemorate a 1940 campaign against the French in Laos. Today the monument is primarily a landmark for observing the social universe of local university students and countless commuters. It’s worth exploring the neighbourhood around Victory Monument, which is reminiscent of provincial Thai towns, if not exactly hicksville. It's also something of a transport hub, with minivans to Ko Samet, Kanchanaburi and Ayuthaya stopping here, and there's a useful BTS stop.