|#1 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~1.71 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Silpakorn University
Silpakorn University is a well known government sponsored university in Thailand. The university was founded in Bangkok in 1943 by Italian-born art professor Corrado Feroci, who took the Thai name Silpa Bhirasri when he became a Thai citizen. It is the leading Thai university in the fine arts and archaeology, and now includes many other faculties as well. It has about 7,000 students.
|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~1.80 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Thammasat University
Thammasat University is Thailand's second oldest university. It was founded in 1934 as University of Moral and Political Sciences by Pridi Banomyong, a leader of Khana Ratsadon and one of Thailand's most prominent statesmen. It was changed from an open university to admission by competitive examination in 1960. Thammasat has often been involved in Thai national politics. Its campus was the site of the 14 October 1973 uprising and the 6 October 1976 Massacre.It now has eighteen faculties/institutes and is regarded as one of the most selective universities in Thailand. Since its establishment, more than 240,000 students have studied in Thammasat, including several Prime Ministers, Bank of Thailand governors, senior politicians , officials and specialists in all fields of academics.The un...
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
National Museum Bangkok
~1.82 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
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The Bangkok National Museum (Thai: ????????????????????? ??????) is the main branch museum of the National Museums in Thailand. It features exhibits of Thai art and history. The museum was established and opened in 1874 by King Rama V to exhibit relics from the rule of King Rama IV's rule. Today the galleries contain exhibits covering Thai History back to Neolithic times. The collection includes The King Ram Khamhaeng Inscription, which was inscribed on UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme Register in 2003 in recognition of its world significance. The museum is located in the former palace of the vice king (or Front Palace), next to the Sanam Luang.
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
National Gallery Bangkok
~1.89 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
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Housing both traditional and contemporary Thai art, the National Gallery displays works by Thai artists from the 17th century onwards. The contemporary works are interesting in the way they demonstrate the impact of major Western schools, such as impressionism and cubism, on Thai art. The gallery has established itself as a favorite among serious art connoisseurs, while many casual visitors are surprised by some of the more idiosyncratic offerings. Many excellent temporary collections also grace the walls to general acclaim. Call for more details..
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
~1.91 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
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The Wat Phra Kaew (English Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Thai: (Pronunciation); full official name Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram) is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple (wat) in Thailand. It is a "potent religio-political symbol and the palladium of Thai society". It is located in the historic centre of Bangkok (district Phra Nakhon), within the precincts of the Grand Palace.The main building is the central ubosoth, which houses the statue of Emerald Buddha. The legendary history of this Buddha image is traced to India, five centuries after the Lord Buddha attained Nirvana, till it was finally enshrined in Bangkok at the Wat Phra Kaew temple in 1782 during Rama I's reign (1782–1809). This marked the beginning and raise of the Chakri Dynasty of the present Kingdom of Thailand (t...
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
Royal Grand Palace
~1.92 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
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The Grand Palace (Thai: Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang) is a complex of buildings in Bangkok, Thailand. It served as the official residence of the Kings of Thailand from the 18th century onwards. Construction of the Palace began in 1782, during the reign of King Rama I, when he moved the capital across the river from Thonburi to Bangkok. The Palace has been constantly expanded and many additional structures were added over time. The present King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, however, resides at the Chitralada Palace.
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~1.95 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Wat Arun
Wat Arun (Thai: ???????, Temple of the Dawn) is a Buddhist temple (wat) in the Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The full name of the temple is Wat Arunratchawararam Ratchaworamahawihan (?????????????????????????????).The outstanding feature of Wat Arun is its central prang (Khmer-style tower). Begun in 1809, it may have been named "Temple of the Dawn" because the first light of morning reflects off the surface of the temple with a pearly iridescence. Steep steps lead up to two terraces. The height is reported by different sources as between 66.8 m (219 ft) and 86 m (282 ft). The corners are surrounded by 4 smaller satellite prangs. The prangs are decorated by seashells and bits of porcelain which had previously been used as ballast b...
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
Wat Pho (Temple of Reclining Buddha)
~1.99 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
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Wat Pho, or The Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand, located directly adjacent to the Grand Palace. The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage.Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan, or the former name Wat Pho, also known as The Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is a Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand, located in the Rattanakosin district directly adjacent to the Grand Palace. Its official full name is Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn. The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage.During the Rama III restoration, plaques inscribed with medical texts were placed around the temple. These received recognition in the Memory of the Worl...
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~2.06 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Saranrom Park
Diagonally opposite of Wat Po and across from the rear of the Grand Palace is an almost forgotten shady oasis known as Saranrom Park. The park makes for an interesting place to rest if you're trying to explore the old royal city beyond the confines of the Grand Palace and Wat Po.The park was originally part of a palace built by Rama IV in 1866. He planned to use it after he abdicated but he died before it was completed. Rama V gave the palace to his younger brothers, including the crown prince, who stayed there before becoming king. The basic layout of the park today is as it was designed by Rama IV.A Chinese-style pagoda at the back of the park. The Chedi of Wat Ratchapradit is in the background.A fitness "muscle beach" area next to the pagoda.The conservatory, now used as a s...
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
Pak Khlong Talat
~2.45 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
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Pak Khlong Talat (Thai: ???????????: market at the mouth of the canal) is a market in Bangkok, Thailand that sells flowers, fruits, and vegetables. It is the primary flower market in Bangkok and has been cited as a "place of symbolic values" to Bangkok residents. It is located on Chak Phet Road and adjacent side-streets, close to Memorial Bridge. Though the market is open 24 hours, it is busiest before dawn, when boats and trucks arrive with flowers from nearby provinces.The market has a long history. During the reign of Rama I (1782–1809), a floating market took place on the site of the modern Pak Khlong Talat; by the reign of Rama V (1868–1910), it had changed to a fish market. The fish market was eventually converted to today's produce market, which has existed for over 60 years. The ...
|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~2.46 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Wat Suthat
Wat Suthat Thepwararam is a royal temple of the first grade, one of six such temples in Thailand. Construction was begun by His Majesty King Rama I in 1807 (B.E. 2350). Further construction and decorations were carried out by King Rama II who helped carve the wooden doors, but the temple was not completed until the reign of King Rama III in 1847 (B.E.2390). This temple contains the Buddha image Phra Sri Sakyamuni or "Sisakayamunee" which moved from Sukhothai province. At the lower terrace of the base, there are 28 Chinese pagodas which mean the 28 Buddhas born on this earth. Wat Suthat also contains Phra Buddha Trilokachet in the Ubosot (Ordinary Hall) and Phra Buddha Setthamuni in Sala Kan Parien (Meeting Hall)In 2005, the temple was submitted to UNESCO for consideration as a future W...
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~2.54 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Old City
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~2.58 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Memorial Bridge
The Memorial Bridge (Thai: ?????????????????????) is a bridge over the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, in Thailand, connecting the districts Phra Nakhon and Thonburi.The bridge was opened on April 6, 1932, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Chakri Dynasty. In English the bridge is commonly known as Memorial Bridge, however in Thai it is most commonly known as Phra Phutta Yodfa Bridge (??????????????????), after King Buddha Yodfa (Rama I), the first king of the Chakri Dynasty.Construction of the bridge was started on December 3, 1929 by Dorman Long, Middlesbrough, England. The bridge used to have a moving mechanism, which is now disused.
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~2.92 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Ratchadamnoen Stadium
In 1941 Ratchadamnoen became the first Muay Thai stadium in Bangkok, although construction of the site was not completed until after the Second World War (the first match taking place in 1945).
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~3.28 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Vimanmek Palace
The Vimanmek Palace is a former royal palace in Bangkok, Thailand. It is also known as the Vimanmek Teak Mansion or Vimanmek Mansion. It is located in the Dusit Palace complex, nearby Dusit Zoo in Dusit district.Vimanmek Palace was built in 1900 by His Majesty King Rama V by having the Munthatu Rattanaroj Residence in Chuthathuj Rachathan at Ko Sichang, Chonburi, dismantled and reassembled in Dusit Garden. The celebration for the completion of Vimanmek Palace was held on March 27, 1901. It was used as a royal palace by King Rama V for five years until the completion of Amphorn Satharn Villa in 1906. In 1932, Vimanmek Palace was used only as a storage place of the Bureau of the Royal Household.In 1982 Her Majesty Queen Sirikit asked permission of His Majesty King Rama IX to renovate Vim...
|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~3.43 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Dusit
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~3.50 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Yaowarat (Chinatown)
China town is situated in one of the oldest areas of Bangkok. Originally, it was gradually settled up by Chinese traders who came by junks to trade with Siam during the Sukhothai era. By the end of 1891, King Rama V had several more roads cut through the area, which are Songwat Road, Phatsai Road, Anuwong Road and Yaowarat Road. Therefore, China town does not consist only Yaowarat Road, but also cover some other roads: Charoen Krung Road, Songwat Road, Songsawat Road, Chakkrawat Road and the Wanit 1 area. However, Yaowarat Road is the center of the area. According to the Feng-Shui principle, the shape of Yaowarat Road is curvy like the dragon's curvy body, making it an ideal location for business. Many prospering businesses in Thailand originated and are still thriving in this age-old down...
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~3.61 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Dusit Zoo
Dusit Zoo (Thai: ?????????????) at Khao Din Park is a city zoo in Bangkok, Thailand.Located at Khao Din Park in Bangkok's Dusit District next to the Parliament House and Dusit Palace, it is the oldest zoo of Thailand, built by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) as his private garden adjacent to the royal palace. After the King's passing, the garden was left unattended for years. In 1938, the revolutionary government asked King Rama VIII's regency to give this park to Bangkok City Municipality to be open as a public zoo. The King himself kindly bestowed deers and a number of other animals from the palace for public exhibition. The City of Bangkok operated the zoo until 1954. Since then it has been transferred to the state Zoological Park Organization, which also operates Khao Khiao Open Zoo, Chi...
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
Central Train Station
~3.77 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
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The three main stations in Bangkok are: Hualamphong Train StationInside view of Hualampong train station, looking towards the platformsThe main station and the terminus of the Bangkok Metro line. Located right in the middle of downtown Bangkok, it is a huge and surprisingly nice station, built during the reign of King Rama VI and spared bombing in World War II at the request of the Free Thai underground. The station has a good tourist office. Only listen to the people at the Info desk - anyone walking around offering to help you "find" a hotel or taxi is just a tout, even if they are wearing very official looking badges. Likewise, the second floor shops offering "Tourist Information" are just agents in disguise.Tickets for trains leaving the same or next day can be bought...
|#20 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~3.82 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Chitralada Palace
Chitralada Palace (Thai: ??????????????????????) is the Bangkok residence of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) and Queen Sirikit. King Bhumibol was the first king in the Chakri dynasty to live in the Chitralda Palace. He moved in there after the death of his older brother, King Rama VIII in the Grand Palace. The palace grounds, 4 square kilometers surrounded by a moat and Palace Guards, also contain the Chitralada School, initially established for the children of the royal family. The school is, perhaps, the most exclusive school in Thailand which, for decades, the school — founded in 1958 — has been synonymous with privilege, the place where Thailand's élite is given its polish and an air of entitlement.
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
Jim Thompson House
~4.28 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
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The Jim Thompson House is located on Soi Kasemsan (2) Song, opposite the National Stadium on Rama I Rd.Opening Hours : 09:00 to 17:00 everyday with the last Guided Tour at 17:00*Getting to the Jim Thompson House : Located in the center of Bangkok, it is conveniently reached by car, taxi, Tuk tuk, or the Sky Train (Bangkok Transit System).Admission : Adult 100 baht; Students 50 baht* Compulsory guided tours around the house.Contact information: Jim Thompson House6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Road, BangkokTel: (662) 216-7368 Fax: (662) 612-3744
|#22 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~4.50 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Siam Square
Siam Square is a shopping and entertainment area in the Siam District of Bangkok, Thailand. The area connects to other important shopping centres and links to the other shopping districts by sky bridge, such as Siam Center/Siam Discovery Center, MBK Center, Siam Paragon, Ratchaprasong shopping district and Sukhumvit Road.Within Siam Square itself, there is a wide range of shops and services, including tutor schools, restaurants, cafe, designer clothing boutiques, record stores, bookshops, Hard Rock Cafe and banks. The customers vary from young-aged school and college students to office workers and foreign tourists. It is sometimes referred to as the"SoHo" or "Shinjuku of Thailand".
|#23 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~4.56 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Phyathai Palace
The Phya Thai Palace (Thai: ???????? Wang Phaya Thai) or Royal Phya Thai Palace (?????????????? Phra Ratchawang Phaya Thai) is located on the banks of the Samsen Canal (?????????? Khlong Samsen) on Rajavithee Road (?????????? Thanon Ratchawithi) in the Ratchathewi district of Bangkok. King Rama V bestowed on it the royal name of the Royal Residence of the Phya Thai (?????????????? Phra Tamnak Phaya Thai) or the Phya Thai Palace, with Phya Thai (????? Phaya Thai) meaning Lord of the Thais, during his reign and so it was built with this bearing on design.The construction of Phya Thai Palace began in 1909. It was built at Rama V's behest so that he might stay there and look out over the farms, plantations and livestock in the area. The palace grounds included those areas directly opposite...
|#24 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~4.69 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to CentralWorld Plaza
CentralWorld (Thai: ??????????????) is the 2nd largest shopping mall complex in Southeast Asia after SM City North EDSA of the Philippines. The complex, which includes a hotel and office tower, is owned by the Central Pattana. In 2006, after three years of design and renovation, the expanded, 550,000 square metres of shopping mall and 1,024,000 square metres of complex was opened, topping its nearby rival Siam Paragon in terms of size.
|#25 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~4.76 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Siam Paragon
Siam Paragon (Thai: Syam Paragon) is a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. It is one of the biggest shopping centers in Asia. Opened on December 9, 2005, it includes a wide range of specialty stores and restaurants as well as a multiplex movie theater (consisted of 15 large size theaters with one of the them having the biggest screen and seating capacity in Asia) and the Siam Ocean World (Underwater world) aquarium (the largest aquarium in South East Asia) and an exhibition hall and the Thai Art Gallery and also an opera concert hall. It also has a large bowling alley and karaoke center. It is a joint venture by Siam Piwat, the company that owns the adjacent Siam Center/Siam Discovery shopping malls, and The Mall Group, which also owns The Emporium. Siam Paragon has attracted large crowds ...
|#26 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
City Centre Bangkok
~4.81 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
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|#27 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
Suan Pakkard Palace
~4.82 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Suan Pakkard Palace
Now a museum, this palace has a pretty garden with several traditional thai houses and a collection of old Siam prints.
|#28 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~4.87 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Pantip Plaza
Pantip Plaza is an indoor IT shopping mall located on New Phetchaburi Road in Ratchathewi district, Bangkok, Thailand. The sale of counterfeit software and DVDs is one of the reasons for its success and notoriety.
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
254 Phyathai Rd Bangkok - 662-215-0871-3
~4.88 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Chulalongkorn University
Chulalongkorn Univeristy was the first univeristy in Thailand and now has 18 facilities around Thailand.Chulalongkorn University (Thai: ?????????????????????) is the oldest university in Thailand and has been long-time considered the country's most prestigious university. It now has eighteen faculties and a number of schools and institutes. Regarded as the best and most selective university of Thailand, it normally attracts top students around the country. It is named after King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), and was established by his son and successor King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) in 1917 by combining the Royal Pages School and the College of Medicine.Its campus occupies a vast area in downtown Bangkok, just next to the popular teenagers hangout Siam Square and a few steps away from the...
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Bangkok Noi|
~5.13 miles from Bangkok Noi city center
Hotels Close to Pratunam Market
Pratunam Market (Thai: ????????) is one of Bangkok's major markets, focusing on clothes which makes it Thailand's largest clothing market. The name Pratunam means Water gate.The market is open 24 hours a day with varying offerings, from 9-20 (in reality more like 11-18) the retail shops are open, later on the evening outdoor stalls mainly geared for tourists come to populate the street sides. It's located at the intersection of Ratchaprarop and Phetburi roads in the district Ratchathewi. This is maybe the cheapest market for buying clothes, fabrics and textiles in central Bangkok, while the Chatuchak weekend market probably is the low price leader. Other merchandise include watches, handicraft and others.You can reach the market by BTS Skytrain Sukhumvit Line at Ratchathewi Station; fr...