Bang Khun Phrom
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Things to do in Bang Khun Phrom

From long-standing eateries to an institutional library, Bang Khun Phrom offers more than you think.

Written by
Gail Piyanan
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You won't usually read about Bang Khun Phrom, a quiet community on Samsen Road by the Chao Phraya River, in mainstream travel guides. That doesn’t mean it’s not worth visiting. This old neighborhood, located near the awe-inspiring Rama VIII bridge, is home to a number of noteworthy attractions and small alleys lined with longstanding shophouse restaurants. Take a weekend to venture into this neighborhood and discover Bangkok’s forgotten charms and history.

Attractions in Bang Khun Phrom

Bank of Thailand Learning Center
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Attractions
  • Arcades and amusements
  • Rattanakosin

If there’s one reason why you should come to Bang Khun Phrom, this is it. Bank of Thailand has converted an old building that used to house banknote printers into an educational center where you can learn about the moneymaking process in a mini-museum, read books on finance at a riverside library, meet at a co-working space or sip a cuppa at Pacamara coffee house.

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  • Museums
  • Dusit

You won’t see a teak mansion of this size every day. Originally built in Phrae, a province that’s famous for fine teak wood, and relocated to its present premises in 2009, Golden Teak Mansion is upheld by giant 59 teak wood pillars, each one so big that two people can wrap their arms around it. 

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Restaurants in Bang Khun Phrom

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  • Thai
  • Dusit
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Krua Apsorn is a family-run restaurant spearheaded by chef/ owner Chanchavee Skulkunt, who used to cook for Thai royalty. Despite its exalted reputation, this two-decade-old eatery offers flavorful Thai dishes at pocketfriendly prices.

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  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Rattanakosin
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This eatery has been selling Shantou-style noodles since 1929. In the beginning, the noodles were only served with pork and liver, but over time Lim Hua Heng developed more signature dishes.

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