Old Customs House
Old Customs House was once the gateway to Thailand, levying taxes on traders moving in and out of the kingdom. It was designed by an...
The Oriental's Bamboo Bar is famous for its live lounge jazz, which holds court inside a colonial-era cabin of lazy fans, broad-leafed...
Even if you can’t afford to stay at the Oriental, you should save up for the hotel’s decadent riverside buffet. Dishes such foie gras...
Soi 40 (Soi Oriental), Th Charoen Krung · interesting places nearby
Assumption Cathedral information
Marking the ascendancy of the French missionary influence in Bangkok during the reign of Rama II (King Phraphutthaloetla Naphalai; r 1809–24), this Romanesque church with its rich golden interior dates from 1910, and hosted a Mass by Pope John Paul II in 1984; his statue now stands outside the main door. The schools associated with the cathedral are considered some of the best in Thailand.