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
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.
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.
Restaurants in Bang Khun Phrom
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