Jamjuree Art Gallery
This gallery, part of Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Arts, emphasises modern spiritual themes and brilliantly coloured abstracts...
The art gallery shows Chula professors as well as major names in the Thai and international modern art scene; permanent exhibits include...
Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute
Snake farms tend to gravitate towards carnivalesque rather than humanitarian, except at the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute. Founded...
SF Cinema City
Multiplex showing Hollywood blockbusters.
New Light Coffee House
Travel back in time to 1960s-era Bangkok at this vintage diner popular with students from nearby Chulalongkorn University. Try...
Chulalongkorn University information
Lonely Planet review
Thailand’s oldest and most prestigious university is nestled in a leafy enclave south of busy Th Phra Ram I. The centrepiece of the campus is the promenade ground on the east side of Th Phayathai where a seated statue of Rama V (King Chulalongkorn) is surrounded by purple bougainvillea and offerings of pink carnations. The showcase buildings display the architectural fusion the monarch favoured, a mix of Italian revival and Thai traditional. The campus has a parklike quality, with noble tropical trees considerately labelled for plant geeks. Of the many species that shade the campus, the rain trees with their delicate leaves are considered symbolic of the university; they are commemorated in a school song, and their deciduous cycle matches the beginning and ending of each school year.