Top Choice Palace in Ko Ratanakosin & Thonburi

Grand Palace

Part of the greater complex that also encompasses Wat Phra Kaew, the Grand Palace (Phra Borom Maharatchawang) is a former royal residence that is today only used on ceremonial occasions. Visitors are allowed to surv…
Top Choice Historic Building in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploenchit & 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…
Historic Building in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Old Customs House

The country's former Customs House was once the gateway to Thailand, levying taxes on traders moving in and out of the kingdom. It was designed by an Italian architect and built in the 1890s; the front door opened o…
Historic Building in Chinatown

Hualamphong Train Station

At the southeastern edge of Chinatown, Bangkok’s main train station was built by Dutch architects and engineers between 1910 and 1916.
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 famed for its Thai bonsai trees, the five teak buildings int…