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 feedings, although note that animal-welfare groups suggest interaction with animals held in captivity creates stress for these creatures.

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1. Wat Pathum

0.09 MILES

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

3. Bangkok Art & Culture Centre

0.35 MILES

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…

4. Erawan Shrine

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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…

5. YELO House

0.42 MILES

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…

6. Tang Contemporary Art

0.44 MILES

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…

7. Jim Thompson House

0.51 MILES

This jungly compound is the former home of the eponymous American silk entrepreneur and art collector. Born in Delaware in 1906, Thompson briefly served…

8. Jim Thompson Art Center

0.52 MILES

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