Cultural

The Erawan Shrine

The Erawan Shrine was originally built in 1956 as something of a last-ditch effort to end a string of misfortunes that occurred during the construction of a hotel, at that time known as the Erawan Hotel. After several incidents ranging from injured construction workers to the sinking of a ship carrying marble for the hotel, a Brahmin priest was consulted. Since the hotel was to be named after the elephant escort of Indra in Hindu mythology, the priest determined that Erawan required a passenger, and suggested it be that of Lord Brahma. A statue was built and, lo and behold, the misfortunes miraculously ended.

How to get there

BTS Chit Lom exit 8

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The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is a new mid-town facility for the contemporary arts. Programmes for art, music, theatre, film, design, and cultural/educational events take place in a friendly and recreational atmosphere – with cafe, restaurants,bookshops, and an art library being part of the facility. The BACC aims to create a meeting place for artists, to provide cultural programmes for the community giving importance to cultural continuity from past to contemporary. It aims to open new grounds for cultural dialogue, networking, and create new cultural resources from both the public and the private sectors. It is intended as a venue for cultural exchange in terms of content, curatorial and cultural management, giving Bangkok an operational base on the international art scene.

How to get there

Located in Pathumwan Intersection, facing the MBK and Siam Discovery Centres. The BACC 3rd floor entrance is connected to the BTS, the National Stadium Station.

Google Map http://en.bacc.or.th

Jim Thompson House

The Jim Thompson House is the home of James H.W. Thompson, a self-made American entrepreneur who was the founder of the world renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. Thompson’s achievements during his 25 year stay in the Kingdom of Thailand have won him much fame as the “Legendary American of Thailand”.

How to get there

Located in the center of Bangkok, it is conveniently reached by car, taxi, Tuk tuk, or the Sky Train (National Stadium).

Google Map http://www.jimthompsonhouse.com/museum/index.asp

Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Once only popular among wholesalers and traders, Chatuchak Weekend Market has reached a landmark status as a must-visit place for tourists. Its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise will bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees – this is where you can literally shop ‘till you drop’.

How to get there

BTS Mo Chit station, take exit no. or MRT to Chatuchak Park station

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Asiatique The Riverfront in Bangkok

Asiatique has successfully combined two of the most popular shopping experiences in the city: a night bazaar and a mall. Ten minutes downriver from Saphan Taksin BTS station this once-bustling international trade port has been transformed, with over 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants housed under a huge replica warehouse complex. Open from 17:00, spending an evening here is no problem: you’ll have good fun browsing the boutiques, picking up gifts or something for yourself; you are guaranteed to find something you would like to eat and if this isn’t enough entertainment, shows are performed nightly: Calypso ladyboy cabaret and soon, a classic Thai puppets performance.

How to get there

Ten minutes downriver from Saphan Taksin BTS station

Google Map http://www.asiatiquethailand.com/home.php

Parks

Siam Ocean World

Two storeys underneath the glitzy Siam Paragon shopping mall, an aquatic wonderland the size of three Olympic swimming pools awaits your discovery at the Siam Ocean World. This underground aquarium, one of the largest in Southeast Asia, will dazzle you with innovative world-class exhibits and over 30,000 curious looking creatures from various depths and aquatic regions across the globe.

How to get there

Take Exit 5 from the BTS Siam Station, which provides direct access to Siam Paragon.

Google Map http://www.sealifebangkok.com/en/

Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden

Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden was built and named after Queen Sirikit to celebrate her 60th birthday on the 12th of August 1992. It is part of the larger Chatuchak Park complex and is connected to the next-door Wachira Benjathat Park, which share the same theme of being ‘jungles in the city’, providing open green areas within the capital. Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden is ranked as one of Thailand’s best botanical gardens and is part of the Chatuchak Learning Centre, which spreads over the three connecting parks (Chatuchak Park, Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden and Wachira Benjathat Park).

How to get there

SkyTrain to Mo Chit Station (N8) and leave via exit No.1 or 3 and walk through Chatuchak Park, or take public transport along Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road.

Google Map http://www.bts.co.th/customer/en/06-travel-park-02.aspx

Lumpini Park in Bangkok

Lumpini Park is an inner-city haven of tranquility, fresh air and shade – offering city dwellers the perfect connection to nature. Named after the birthplace of the Lord Buddha in Nepal, the park is more than half a million square metres big, and the habitat of various flora and fauna.

How to get there

Locate at Rama IV Road, Pathumwan, MRTSilom, Lumphini or BTS Saladaeng

Google Map http://www.bts.co.th/customer/en/06-travel-park-05.aspx

Shopping

King Power Downtown Complex

King Power has taken the Duty Free experience to another level, by bringing a world of brands together under one roof, at King Power Downtown. Not only is King Power Downtown conveniently located, but visitors can marvel at the elements of Thai culture and architecture, both traditional and contemporary,harmoniously intermeshed into the building’s design.

How to get there

Victory Monument BTS Station

Google Map http://www.kingpower.com/en/store/downtown

Terminal 21 Shopping Mall

Terminal 21 brings the dream of traveling the world to downtown Bangkok, with its cutting-edge concept that places several world-famous cities under one roof. Find yourself wandering around a maze of shops in Tokyo City, sauntering down London’s Carnaby Street, bagging a bargain in an Istanbul zouk, or shopping for something to fill your growling stomach at the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

How to get there

BTS Asoke station or MRT Sukhumvit station.

Google Map http://www.terminal21.co.th/asok/

Temple

Wat Traimit in Bangkok

Temple Of Golden Buddha In Chinatown. Located at the end of Chinatown’s Yaowarat Road, near Hualampong Railway Station, Wat Traimit houses the world’s largest massive gold seated Buddha measuring nearly five metres in height and weighing five and a half tons. In the past, artisans crafted the Buddhas in gold and disguised them from invading armies by a covering of stucco and plaster.

How to get there

Ferry to Tha Ratchawong or MRT at Hua Lamphong station exit 1

Google Map


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