Things to do in Soi Kasemsan 1 and 2

Behind BACC, there are so many hidden spots to be discovered
Jim Thompson's House
By Saranyu Nokkaew |
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Usually overshadowed by the vibrancy of teen central, Siam Square, Soi Kasemsan, located behind Bangkok Art and Culture Center, is actually a neighborhood that offers an alternative side to the city’s cultural scene. Charming sights and untold stories lie hidden in the sois, awaiting your discovery.

Things to do in Soi Kasemsan 1 and 2

Attractions

Bankrua

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This discreet canal-side community is where you can still glimpse the remaining vestiges of old Bangkok from the early Rattanakosin era. 

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Sereechai puttes
Museums, History

Jim Thompson's House

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The revival and global fame of Thai silk owes much to Jim Thompson, a US architect who came in Thailand at the end of World War II with the OSS (now the CIA) and settled.

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Children's day at BACC
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Art, Arts centers

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre

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This imposing structure is one of the best modern art museums in the country, featuring exhibitions of established and emerging artists from Thailand and around the world. 

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Hotels, Boutique hotels

Hua Chang Heritage Bangkok

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The blending of Thai and Western architecture echos around in the Hua Chang Heritage Hotel. The white clean lobby is mismatched with the red, gold, and metallic couch and sofas creating the contemporary atmosphere that you can’t help but have a snap before you even checked-in.  

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Restaurants, Italian

Da Mamma

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Don’t judge this place by its uninteresting interiors. De Mama is one of the best Italian places in the hood. You come here to savor wood oven-baked pizza and other home-style Italian dishes. 

Restaurants, Ice cream parlors

IceDEA

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This tiny shop takes ice cream to the next level. IceDEA injects creativity into every single flavor it serves—we particularly love the durian ice cream. Flavors are changed every so often to surprise die-hard ice cream lovers.

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Restaurants, Coffee shops

Gallery Coffee Drip

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This shop is a must for pour over coffee lovers who would love to see how coffee is made without any automatic machines. 

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Bars

Fiesta Steppe

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Boutique hotel Lit Bangkok features state-of-the-art design created by VasLab, one of the most respected Thai design agencies in the city, but it’s also worth visiting for this small beer corner located on the steps in front of the hotel. 

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Shopping, Bookstores

Happening Shop

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Happening shop has everything from artist designed tees, vinly colletions to books and other designed products from young artists. It also aims to be a place for artists and book tours, press conference, or even workshops.  

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Shopping

Skin on Skin

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This Thai fashion brand focuses on the use of unconventional materials. Its latest collection features a swimsuit made from transparent neon-colored plastic.

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