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Avoid scams in this world jewel hub; learn to identify genuine gems on short courses, or take degree-level classes in such lapidary topics as crystal...
Jewellery Trade Centre, 33rd floor
Through an arch facing the Oriental, a tree-lined piazza links a Catholic mission with this red brick cathedral. Built in 1910, it has twin towers and a...
23 Charoen Krung Soi 4
A charming residence kept in the decor of the owner's parents, it records mid 20th-century bourgeois Thai lifestyle. An Indian doctor's house in the grounds...
273 Charoen Krung Soi 43
Cast in 1951 by Silpa Bhirasri, this equestrian statue (a lucky 9m tall by 9m long) marks Thonburi's founder, who re-united Siam after the sack of Ayutthaya...
Wong Wien Yai roundabout
Named after Buddha's birthplace in Nepal, the capital's best green enclave was donated in 1925 by King Rama VI, whose statue dominates the gate opposite...
192 Thanon Rama IV
Founded in the 1860s by resident Tamils, this teeming Hindu temple is dubbed Wat Khaek ('guest temple'). Thais and Chinese, too, make offerings to Uma Devi...
2 Thanon Pan
These five Central Plains stilt houses were the seat of the late aristocrat Mom Ratchawong Kukrit Pramoj. A cultu-ral colossus, he is best known for his...
19 Soi Phra Phinij
Art, Attractions, Restaurants & cafés
This beautiful colonial-ish building from 1922 offers the best English reading in town, plus art shows in the Rotunda. The British Club next door runs its café.
195 Thanon Surawong
The late Thai-Chinese millionaire Udom Patpongpanit turned banana groves into a playground for locals, expats and aircrews. Patpong went a-go-go in the late...
Patpong Sois 1 & 2
Run by the Thai Red Cross, the world's second snake farm (1922) does research and treatment on venomous bites. Since the serpents mostly doze, go for the...
Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute, 1871 Thanon Rama IV
King Rama I first restored this Ayutthaya-era temple, and later King Rama III added a chedi platform that is shaped like a Chinese junk, complete with eyes...
1648 Thanon Charoen Krung