Siam Society

The Society premises on Asoke Montri Road in Bangkok house a library that has a unique collection including manuscripts and rare books. The Kamthieng House, a precious example of northern Thai architecture, houses a folk museum. Study trips are made to historical sites, cultural events, and nature sites in all corners of Thailand and overseas. Lectures are organized several times a month on a wide range of topics.

How to get there: Sky train  to Asok  station

Jim Thompson’s House & Musuem

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. The two-storey teakwood house once was the home of Jim Thompson. The first floor comprises a dining room, a living room, a study room, a guest room and Thompson’s bedroom.

How to get there: Sky train to National Stadium station

Bangkok Art & Culture Center

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.

How to get there: Sky train to National Stadium station

Erawan Shrine

The Erawan Shrine was originally built in 1956 as something of a last-ditch effort to end 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: Sky train to Chitlom Station

Sao Ching Cha or Giant Swing

A must visit Landmark of Bangkok, the giant swing represents the movement of the God Shiva and its usage was reserved purely for a spectacular game performed at grand ceremonies.

How to get there: Taxi or Tuk Tuk