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.
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.
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.
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.
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.