Must-see attractions in Banglamphu

  • Wat Saket, The Golden Mount Temple, Bangkok, Thailand.

    Golden Mount


    Even if you're wát-ed out, you should tackle the brisk ascent to the Golden Mount. Serpentine steps wind through an artificial hill shaded by gnarled…

  • Thai Buddhist temple Wat Suthat.

    Wat Suthat


    Other than being just plain huge and impressive, Wat Suthat also holds the highest royal temple grade. Inside the wí·hăhn (sanctuary for a Buddha…

  • Thanon Khao San


    From seedy backpacker ghetto of the 1980s to atmospheric flashpacker central of the current times, Th Khao San has undergone a considerable image makeover…

  • Wat Bowonniwet Vihara's golden stupa

    Wat Bowonniwet


    Founded in 1826, Wat Bowonniwet (known colloquially as Wat Bowon) is the national headquarters for the Thammayut monastic sect, a reformed version of Thai…

  • King Prajadhipok Museum


    This museum assembles old photos and memorabilia to illustrate the rather dramatic life of Rama VII (King Prajadhipok; r 1925–35), Thailand's last…

  • Wat Ratchanatdaram


    This temple was built for Rama III (King Phranangklao; r 1824–51) in the 1840s, and its design is said to derive from metal temples built in India and Sri…

  • Thanon Bamrung Meuang Religious Shops


    The stretch of Th Bamrung Meuang (one of Bangkok’s oldest streets and originally an elephant path leading to the Grand Palace) from Th Mahachai to Th…

  • Wat Saket


    Wat Saket contains murals that are among the most beautiful in the country. Proceed directly to the pillar behind the Buddha statue, however, for some…

  • Phra Sumen Fort, Banglamphu.

    Phra Sumen Fort & Santi Chai Prakan Park


    Formerly the site of a sugar factory, Santi Chai Prakan Park is now a tiny patch of greenery with a great river view and lots of evening action, including…

  • Mahakan Fort at Dusk

    Mahakan Fort


    Dating back to the late 18th century, whitewashed Mahakan Fort is one of two surviving citadels that defended the old walled city. The octagonal fort is a…

  • Sao Ching-Cha


    This spindly red arch – a symbol of Bangkok – formerly hosted a Brahmin festival in honour of Shiva, in which participants would swing in ever higher arcs…

  • Ban Baat


    The residents of Ban Baat inhabit the only remaining village of three established in Bangkok by Rama I (King Phraphutthayotfa Chulalok; r 1782–1809) to…

  • October 14 Memorial


    A peaceful amphitheatre commemorates the civilian demonstrators who were killed by the military during a pro-democracy rally on 14 October 1973. Over 200…

  • Queen’s Gallery


    This royal-funded museum presents five floors of rotating exhibitions of modern and traditionally influenced art. The building is sleek and contemporary…

  • Democracy Monument


    The Democracy Monument is the focal point of the grand, European-style boulevard that is Th Ratchadamnoen Klang. As the name suggests, it was erected to…

  • Wat Chana Songkhram


    This is a Buddhist temple located near Th Khao San, off Soi Ram Buttri.

  • Vishnu Shrine


    This is one of the few Hindu shrines located in Bangkok's old town.

  • Devasathan


    This is a Hindu shrine in Bangkok's old town.

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