Attractions

Top Choice Park in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Lumphini Park

Named after the Buddha's place of birth in Nepal, Lumphini Park is the best way to escape Bangkok without actually leaving town. Shady paths, a large artificial lake and swept lawns temporarily blot out the roaring …
Top Choice Museum in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Bangkokian Museum

A collection of three antique structures built during the early 20th century, the Bangkokian Museum illustrates an often-overlooked period of the city’s history, and functions as a peek into a Bangkok that, these da…
Zoo in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute

Thailand's snake farms tend to gravitate towards carnivalesque rather than humanitarian, except at the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute. Founded in 1923, the snake farm gathers antivenom by milking the snakes’ veno…
Notable Building in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Sathorn Unique Tower

Construction began on Sathorn Unique, known colloquially as the Ghost Tower because locals believe the plot of land it occupies to be a former cemetery in 1990. In 1997, with an estimated 75% of the tower completed,…
Historic Building in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

MR Kukrit Pramoj House

Author and statesman Mom Ratchawong Kukrit Pramoj (1911–95) once resided in this charming complex now open to the public. Surrounded by a manicured garden, the five teak buildings introduce visitors to traditional T…
Gallery in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Kathmandu Photo Gallery

Bangkok’s only gallery wholly dedicated to photography is housed in a charmingly restored Sino-Portuguese shophouse. The owner, photographer Manit Sriwanichpoom, wanted Kathmandu to resemble photographers’ shops of …
Library in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Thailand Creative & Design Center

Taking up a sizeable chunk of Bangkok's art deco main post office is this new 'playground for creativity'. In practical terms, that means an art- and design-heavy research library, work spaces, gallery space and a c…
Gallery in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Gallery VER

This vast art space has hosted a variety of work by both established and emerging domestic artists, sometimes with a subversive lean; in 2017 the gallery was raided by the Thai military and five pieces deemed 'threa…
Library in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Neilson Hays Library

The oldest English-language library in Thailand, the Neilson Hays dates back to 1922, and today remains the city’s noblest place for a read – with the added benefit of air-con. It has a good selection of children’s …
Gallery in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

H Gallery

Housed in a refurbished wooden building, H is generally considered among the city’s leading private galleries. It's also regarded as a jumping-off point for Thai artists with international ambitions, such as Jakkai …