Sor Vorapin Gym
Conveniently located steps from Th Khao San, this gym offers training in Thai boxing for foreign students of both genders.
Thailand’s National Museum is the largest museum in Southeast Asia and covers a broad range of subjects, from historical surveys to...
This vaguely Middle Eastern–themed bar represents the posh alter ego of Th Khao San. There’s live music, lounges for puffing on shisha,...
One of Khao San’s longest-running Israeli restaurants, Shoshana resembles a typical grandparents’ living room, right down to the tacky...
4 Th Chao Fa · interesting places nearby
National Gallery information
Housed in a weathered colonial building that was the Royal Mint during the reign of Rama V, the National Gallery’s permanent exhibition is admittedly a rather dusty and dated affair. More interesting are the rotating exhibits held in the spacious rear galleries; take a look at the posters out front to see what’s on.
Secular art is a relatively new concept in Thailand and most of the country’s best examples of fine art reside in the temples for which they were created (much as historic Western art is often found in European cathedrals). As such, most of the permanent collection here documents Thailand’s homage to modern styles.