Must see attractions in Siam Square, Pratunam, Phloen Chit & Ratchathewi

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    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…

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    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…

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    Suan Pakkad Palace Museum

    An overlooked treasure, Suan Pakkad (literally 'lettuce farm') is a collection of eight traditional wooden Thai houses that was once the residence of…

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    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…

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    Erawan Shrine

    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Baiyoke Tower II

    Cheesiness and altitude run in equal parts at Baiyoke Tower II, formerly Bangkok’s tallest building. Ascend through a corridor decked with aliens and…

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    100 Tonson Gallery

    Housed in a spacious residential villa, and generally regarded as one of the city’s top commercial galleries, 100 Tonson hosts a variety of contemporary…

  • Victory Monument

    This obelisk was built by the then military government in 1941 to commemorate a 1940 campaign against the French in Laos. Today the monument is primarily…

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    Bangkok Doll Factory & Museum

    This workshop was founded by Khunying Tongkorn Chandavimol in 1956 after she completed a doll-making course while living in Japan. Her dolls draw on Thai…

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    Jim Thompson Art Center

    This art centre in the Jim Thompson House compound hosts rotating exhibitions spanning a variety of media. Past exhibitions have seen contributions from…

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    Tang Contemporary Art

    Bangkok’s primary venue for modern artists from China has edged its way to become one of the city’s top contemporary galleries. Check the website to see…

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    Chamchuri Art Gallery

    This gallery, part of Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Arts, emphasises modern spiritual themes and brilliantly coloured abstracts from emerging…

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    Phamai Baan Krua

    Situated in the canalside community of Baan Khrua, this family outfit weaves silk on old teak looms.

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    Aood Bankrua Thai Silk

    Situated in the canalside community of Baan Khrua, this family outfit weaves silk on old teak looms.

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    Chulalongkorn University

    Thailand’s oldest and most prestigious university is nestled in a leafy enclave south of busy Rama I.

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    Wat Pathum

    A low-key but beautiful Buddhist temple sandwiched between two of Bangkok's snazziest shopping malls.