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Art, Attractions, Bars & pubs, Restaurants & cafés, Shops
The revival and global fame of Thai silk owes much to Jim Thompson, a US architect who came to Thailand at the end of World War II with the OSS (now the...
6 Kasemsan Soi 2
Devotees of King Chulalongkorn the Great (Rama V) gather on the anniversary of his death for rites at the six-metre (20-foot) equestrian statue he had cast...
Pre-flight, you can buy duty free at this modern domed complex which is home to Aksra Theater, then collect it at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Take your passport...
This rustic car-free island dotted with temples and wooden cottages makes for a languid half-day trip, though it gets busy on weekends. Legend says its...
Tour from Nonthaburi Expressboat pier
Thais believe the guardian spirits of a Thai town reside at its foundation pillar. Bangkok's birth thus dates from the auspicious time on 22 April 1782 when...
Thanon Sanam Chai
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
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
Sport, health & fitness
Likely to be relocated, this legendary arena has equipment shops, Spartan ringside seats and flurries of betting in the stands. Bouts of ancient-style muay...
Thanon Rama IV
Don't even try to make sense of this frenzied, overcrowded mall linked to the Pathumwan Princess hotel. More than 1,000 shops and stalls flog gold,...
444 Thanon Phayathai
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
Cabaret & circus
Just moved from Sukhumvit, this ladyboy cabaret has toured the UK. They primp and grin through feathered extravaganzas designed to tick the nationality...
59 Thanon Rama III, between Sois 57 & 59
One of the world's grandest hotels, this river landmark started life as a lodge for European traders, which burnt down in 1865. Two Danish naval captains,...
48 Charoen Krung Soi 38
Restaurants & cafés
Mezzaluna, a half-moon-shaped fine-dining Italian restaurant with string quartet, shares the Dome with Sirocco & Sky Bar.
LeBua at State Tower, 1055 Thanon Silom
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
Bangkok's first purpose-built theatre for Broadway-style shows hosts touring productions and concocts melodramatic Thai musicals.
Rear of Esplanade Mall, 99 Thanon Ratchadaphisek
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