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Things to do in Suan Plu and Yen Akart

Visit these galleries, shops, and cultural centers to heighten your weekend spirits in the neighborhood

Written by
Suthima Thongmark
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There are more things to do in Suan Plu and Yen Akart, rather than just visiting restaurants and bars. Here, Time Out Bangkok has roamed around the neighborhood to round up galleries, shops, and cultural centers for you.

  • Art
  • Galleries
  • Yenarkat

In 2015, French culinary mastermind behind Issaya Siamese Club Frederic Meyer joined forces with diplomat Jeremy Opritesco to open an art space that focuses on contemporary and modern art.

Bangkok CityCity Gallery
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Art
  • Galleries
  • Yenarkat
This modern, minimalist yet functional space projects artwork in various forms including installation art, illustrations, sculptures, paintings, live performances and films. After viewing the featured exhibition, drop by the cafe situated in the left wing of the gallery.
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  • Shopping
  • Yenarkat
Garden Atlas is a dream come true for green thumbs who like miniscule plants and cute pottery. Here you can shop for small cactus plants (price from B120) and creatively designed pots. Garden Atlas   Garden Atlas  
  • Shopping
  • Bookstores
  • Suanphlu
This tiny bookshop does more than just bookselling. Fathom Bookspace is a versatile space you could take a look at its impressive collection of art books, practice the piano, get on the mezzanine to enjoy Thai novels from the shelves, or grab coffee downstairs.
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  • Attractions
  • Parks and gardens
  • Sathorn
Situated in Soi Ngam Duphli, Suan Plu Public Park offers the perfect retreat from the bustle on Sathorn’s main drag. It’s a bit small—especially compared to Lumpini—but it does have everything you’d need in a neighbourhood park: a jogging track (runs toward Kukrit Institute), a small lake, and a workout area equipped with colourful training equipment.
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Museums
  • Suanphlu
This stately wooden structure is the former residence of M.R. Kukrit Pramoj, one of Thailand’s biggest political and literary figures. In his lifetime, he was a prime minister, novelist, journalist and newspaper founder—and he excelled in all professions. Verdant greenery surrounds a complex of five traditional Thai teak houses connected by a single verandah. Since his death in 1995, M.R. Kukrit’s Heritage Home has been registered on the Ministry of Culture’s list of preserved architectural structures.
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  • Things to do
  • Cultural centers
  • Yenarkat
Goethe-Institut promotes all things German—particularly in the cultural and educational aspects. You come to Goethe to learn German language from native speakers, consult about studying in Germany, enjoy reading a broad kind of books and magazines in its renowned library, and—our favorite—watch a great selection of award-winning German films.
  • Things to do
  • Sathorn
The Kukrit Institute honors the life and work of former prime minister M.R. Kukrit Pramoj, who has also been named a UNESCO World Historic Important Figure. Meant to be a center for arts and culture, the building includes a library, exhibition spaces and an auditorium.
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