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Chinatown Heritage Centre & Golden Buddha

Critics' choice
Attractions, Museums

The famous solid gold Buddha image has been moved from a drab hall into the soaring spire of a marble mondop (artefact tower) that is so glaringly white you...

Wat Traimit
FreeMajor venue

Dumnam

Critics' choice
Attractions, Sport, health & fitness

Bangkok's strangest conversion of a historic home is this diving school on a tiny riverside lane. Behind ornate gates, NAUI instructor Phusak Posayachinda...

282/1 Soi Duang Tawanaka

Holy Rosary Church

Attractions

Beside River City antiques mall, stands a spired Gothic confection built in 1787 on land given to the Portuguese for helping to fight the Burmese. Its...

Thanon Yotha
Free

Leng Noi Yee (Wat Mangkorn)

Critics' choice
Attractions

Set behind an imposing multi-tiered entrance, the 'Dragon Flower Temple' (aka Wat Mangkorn Kamalawat) is Chinatown's first and biggest. Several sermon halls...

Thanon Charoen Krung
FreeMajor venue

Poh Teck Tung

Attractions

The shrine of a charity foundation that collects accident victims and conducts funerals for unclaimed corpses. Dealers in funerary paraphernalia gather...

326 Thanon Chao Khamrob
Free

Pratu Sun Yat Sen

Attractions

This nondescript arch marks a drama-tic moment, when China's nationalist revolutionary Sun Yat Sen fundraised in Bangkok - and was twice deported. A century...

Trok Prasai at Thanon Ratchawong
Free

San Jao Sien Khong

Critics' choice
Attractions

Behind Riverview Guesthouse, this 200-year-old riverbank shrine comes alive during the Vegetarian Festival (Oct), when it stages Chinese opera and...

Soi Wanit 2
Free

Siam Commercial Bank

Critics' choice
Attractions

An ATM in a stucco sentrybox marks Thailand's first bank building (1904), a classical Italian-built edifice set in riverside gardens behind a humungous...

1280 Thanon Yotha
Free

Soom Pratu Chalerm Prakiat

Attractions

Chinatown's ceremonial arch commemorated King Rama IX's 72nd birthday in 1999, the illustrious sixth cycle of both Thai and Chinese 12-year calendars. It...

Odeon Circle
FreeMajor venue

Sri Guru Singh Sabha

Attractions

Sikh community life revolves around their principal temple, a four-storey tower topped by gilded onion domes. Vendors skirting the base sell garlands,...

Thanon Pahurat
Free