Jim Thompson House
Jim Thompson was an American businessman considered the ‘Thai Silk King’ and his residence was a spacious wooden complex consisted of six traditional Thai-styled houses. The Jim Thompson House is now open as a museum and is one of the most popular attractions in Bangkok. Hundreds of Thai and foreign tourists visit the museum every day to admire the beauty of ancient Thai structures as well as an extensive compilation of Southeast Asian arts and antiques Jim Thompson collected while he was alive.
Address: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama I Road, Bangkok
Opening Hours: 09.00 AM – 06.00 PM
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is the most sacred temple in Thailand. It is also a famous destination where visitors come to admire the beauty of this 200-year-old structure, as well as the world-famous Emerald Buddha. The Emerald Buddha statue was carved from a single jade stone. The temple is very well-maintained and it is customarily renovated every 50 years.
Opening Hours: 08.30 AM – 03.30 PM
Temple of Reclining Buddha or Wat Pho is a first-class royal temple known for its beautiful architectures as well as a 46-meter long reclining Buddha statue. The temple is also the birthplace of traditional Thai massage which is still practiced today. Many Thais and foreigners visit the temple to get a massage session. There is a school within the ground of the temple which offers courses in Thai massage, as well as other traditional medicine. To reach Wat Pho, ride the BTS to Saphan Taksin Station and then ride a river taxi to Tha Tian pier.
Address: 2 Sanam Chai Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok 10200
Opening Hours: 08.00 AM – 06.00 PM
Bangkok Chinatown is a paradise for food connoisseurs. Light snacks, heavy meals, street food, and delightful desserts can be found on both sides of the road throughout the whole neighborhoods. Some of the most popular restaurants include Kuai Chap Nai Lek Uan, Tie Heng’s chicken and rice, cendol, and bakery shop. These places are hard to miss as they are right by the sidewalk. To fully experience the authentic feel of Yaowarat, start your foodie journey on foot from Mitraphap onward.
Address: Yaowarat Road
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 06.00 PM – 00.00 AM
Asiatique the Riverfront
Asiatique the Riverfront is a large open-air entertainment complex and one of the primary landmarks of Bangkok. The complex is filled with a number of international restaurants and bars. You can shop, drink, eat, or simply hang out with friends and family while enjoying the stunning views of the Chao Phraya River.
Address: 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem District, Bangkok 10120
Opening hours: 04.00 PM – 12.00 AM
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre or BACC is an important landmark in the center of Siam shopping destination. The BACC is a venue for art exhibitions and performances. Inside the center are craft shops, cafes, art galleries, and hand-made souvenir shops.
Address: Pathumwan Intersection
Opening hours: 10.00 AM – 09.00 PM