Bangkok Region

Southeast of Nakhon Pathom city stands this Sukhothai-style standing Buddha designed by Corrado Feroci. At 15.8m it is reportedly among the world's tallest, and it's surrounded by a 400-hectare landscaped park that contains sculptures representing the major stages in the Buddha's life. All Bangkok–Nakhon Pathom buses pass by the access road to the park at Phra Phutthamonthon Sai 4; from there you can walk, hitch or flag down a sŏrng·tăa·ou (passenger pick-up truck) into the park itself.

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1. Don Wai Market

2.61 MILES

Not technically a swimmer, this market claims a riverbank location in Nakhon Pathom province, having originally started out in the early 20th century as a…

2. Taling Chan Floating Market

9.58 MILES

Located just outside of Bangkok on the access road to Khlong Bangkok Noi, Taling Chan looks like any other fresh food market busy with produce vendors…

3. Artist's House

10.12 MILES

Sort of a gallery, kind of a coffeeshop, more a cultural centre… It's tough to categorise this old wooden house on Khlong Bang Luang in Thonburi. There's…

4. Chang Chui

10.37 MILES

An abandoned areoplane, craft-beer bars, a hipster barber shop, performance spaces, a skull-shaped florist, an insect-themed restaurant... This tough-to…

5. Royal Barges National Museum

11.04 MILES

The royal barges are slender, fantastically ornamented vessels used in ceremonial processions. The tradition of using them dates back to the Ayuthaya era,…

6. Siriraj Medical Museum

11.04 MILES

Collectively dedicated to anatomy, pathology and forensic sciences, this museum has a somewhat atypical (bordering on macabre) array of exhibits ranging…

7. Amulet Market

11.36 MILES

This arcane and fascinating market claims both the footpaths along Th Maha Rat and Th Phra Chan, as well as a dense network of covered market stalls that…

8. Silpakorn University Art Centre

11.43 MILES

This gallery – located inside Thailand’s most prestigious arts school, Silpakorn University – showcases faculty and student exhibitions. There’s also an…