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Return to where the city of angels began and unearth places unique to Bangkok River. Thais have lived, worked, and played along the river for hundreds of years and in the process, created a distinct concentration of landmarks unmatched by anywhere else in the capital. Explore the banks and live through the ages again.

Assumption Cathedral


Daylight hours, daily

Assumption Cathedral is well maintained, giving off an aura of being relatively new. It is in fact centuries old.

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Bangkok canals


Varies by tour

Bangkok canals hold much significance in the city’s development and culture since its founding.

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Bangkok Folk Museum

Bangkok Folk Museum


10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Wed to Sun

Bangkok Folk Museum, a living museum in the capital, teaches visitors to appreciate deceivingly mundane possessions. One day, they may all become treasures.

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China town at night

Chinatown


24 hours, daily

The maze of alleyways and old shophouses will offer you a wonderful experience of getting lost.

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Creative District


24 hours, daily

Bangkok’s blooming Creative District is set to be the center of creative Bangkokians’ universe.

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East Asiatic Company


24 hours

To see the East Asiatic Company is to get to know one of Bangkok’s most important and colorful expatriate.

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Embassy of France, Bangkok


By appointment only

The Embassy of France in Bangkok symbolizes 300 years of bilaterally diverse investments between the two nations.

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Grand Postal Office


9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Mon- Fri

The Grand Postal Office is an imposing monument in intimate Bangrak with a bright future as an events location.

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Haroon Mosque


Haroon Mosque is one of Bangkok’s more significant mosques, with history that showcases migration within the region in the 1800s.

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Historic Bang Rak


Anytime of day or night

Wander the streets and lanes of European Quarter of Bangkok, by foot, bike or with a guide and discover REAL BANGKOK, from historic past to its modern future.

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Holy Rosary Church

Holy Rosary Church


Steadfast piety ensured that after the fall of Ayutthaya the Portuguese community had the Holy Rosary Church to gather at and worship.

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House No. 1


24 hours to walk by, By appointment to rent space

House No. 1 on Captain Bush Lane is a legacy of European presence in Southeast Asia at the turn of the century.

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Hua Lamphong


24 hours

Hua Lamphong is Bangkok’s nod to a time when trains ruled transportation.

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Khaosan Road


Varies by establishment

The backpacker’s paradise that today presents a unique atmosphere that exists no where else in Bangkok.

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Ko Kret


24 Hours

Ko Kret is one of the Mon people’s surviving settlement that boasts an illustrious culture.

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Kudi Jeen


24 hours

Kudi Jeen’s Eurasian heritage begs a trip of discovery to the area.

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Museum Siam


10:00 am - 18:00 pm, Tue - Sun

Relive the past in Museum Siam and track the nation’s story until present times through its best feature – the Thai people of every age and era.

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Neilson Hays Library


9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Tue - Sun

Neilson Hays Library’s origin is rooted in a women-led initiative and was fully realized by a husband’s desire to memorialize his wife’s achievements.

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Old Customs House


24 hours

Old Customs House never fails to stun visitors with its stately facade and hidden nature.

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Prince Rama

Prince Rama Theatre


24 hours

Prince Rama Theatre is hidden gem to all those who look hard enough to discover it.

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Santa Cruz Church

Santa Cruz Church


A legacy of solid Portuguese-Siamese relations, Santa Cruz Church still stands strong on the west bank.

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Siriraj Museum

Siriraj Museum


10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Mon to Sat

Siriraj Museum shows another facet of Thai culture and offers a deeper objective look at death.

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Sol Heng Tai Mansion

Sol Heng Tai Mansion


By appointment or request only

Nestled in the winding alleys of Talat Noi is the largely invisible Sol Heng Tai mansion, a national gem over 200 years old.

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Street Art: Vhils


24 hours

Vhils’ groundbreaking carving technique reveals both his memories and history in Bangkok.

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Talat Noi

Talat Noi


24 hours, daily

Talat Noi is a classic Bangkok neighborhood – small alleys, old shophouses, and aging residents that remain true to themselves.

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Wat Arun temple of Dawn at sunset

Wat Arun


8:30 am - 17:30 pm, daily

Iconic as Thailand’s postcard model and curiously symbolic as a case study of material reuse.

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Wat Kalayanamitr


Just a little south of the world famous Wat Arun is this often unexplored gem. Keep an eye out for its magnifcent golden roof.

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Wat Mangkon Kamalawat


9:00 am to 6:00 pm, daily

Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is an emblem of Chinese architecture and the religious heart of the Chinese population living in Bangkok.

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Wat Pho explore

Wat Pho


8:30 am - 6:30 pm, daily

This place of worship is something to be marveled at as it is a temple of many firsts.

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Wat Prayurawongsawas Woravihara


Wat Prayurawongsawas Woravihara is so much more than the centuries old Thai temple it’s reputed to be. It has become an award-winning, triumphant symbol of cultural restoration led by a caring community.

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Bang Rak Wat Suan Plu explore

Wat Suan Plu


At Wat Suan Plu, the gods are in the details so inspect carefully.

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Wat Yannawa boat

Wat Yannawa


9:00 am - 17:30 pm, daily

Wat Yannawa contains a wonderful tribute to the capital’s past.

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Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Center


9:00 am - 5:00 pm, daily except Mon

Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Center, a small yet powerfully engaging museum, tells very important stories of the Thai-Chinese’s past.

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