Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Jim Thompson House

This jungly compound is the former home of the eponymous American silk entrepreneur and art collector. Born in Delaware in 1906, Thompson briefly served in the Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner of the CIA…
Top Choice Museum in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Suan Pakkad Palace Museum

An overlooked treasure, Suan Pakkad is a collection of eight traditional wooden Thai houses that was once the residence of Princess Chumbon of Nakhon Sawan and before that a lettuce farm (in Thai, Suan Pakkad means …
Area in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Baan Khrua

This canalside neighbourhood dates back to the turbulent years at the end of the 18th century, when Cham Muslims from Cambodia and Vietnam fought on the side of the new Thai king and were rewarded with this plot of …
Monument in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Erawan Shrine

The Erawan Shrine was originally built in 1956 as something of a last-ditch effort to end a string of misfortunes that occurred during the construction of a hotel, at that time known as the Erawan Hotel.
Monument in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Lingam Shrine

Every village-neighbourhood has a local shrine, either a sacred banyan tree tied up with coloured scarves or a spirit house. But it isn’t every day you see a phallus garden like this lingam shrine, tucked back behin…
Gallery in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

YELO House

An art gallery? Vintage-clothing market? Co-working space? Cafe/restaurant? YELO House is so cool, it's hard to pin down what it actually is. So we'll go with the website's claim that it's a multi-function space for…
Notable Building in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Baiyoke Tower II

Cheesiness and altitude run in equal parts at Baiyoke Tower II, Bangkok’s tallest building (to be usurped by a 'super tower' slated to be finished in 2021). Ascend through a corridor decked with aliens and planets (…
Aquarium in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Sea Life Ocean World

More than 400 species of fish, crustaceans and even penguins populate this vast underground facility. Diving with sharks (for a fee) is also an option if you have your diving licence, and there are shark and penguin…
Gallery in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre

This large, modern building in the centre of Bangkok has become one of the more significant players in the city’s contemporary arts scene. As well as its three floors and 3000 sq metres of gallery space, the centre …
Gallery in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Jim Thompson Art Center

This art centre in the Jim Thompson House compound hosts rotating exhibitions spanning a variety of media; recent exhibitions have seen contributions from the likes of Palme d'Or-winning Thai film-maker, Apichatpong…