Home to a plethora of ornate temples and timeless landmarks, the Phra Nakhon District is at the center of Bangkok’s unparalleled culture. Situated along the Chao Phraya River, this iconic district is one of the true cornerstones of a thriving metropolis.
WHAT TO SEE
Wat Bowonniwet Vihara
Start your day with a glimpse into Thai history. Featuring a 14th century statue of the Buddha, this classical temple has served as a training and ordination site for several kings of Thailand. Be sure not to miss the golden stupa, a shrine that contains priceless relics from the royal family.
248 Phra Sumen Road, Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Bangkok, 10200
The Giant Swing
Spend an uplifting afternoon at one of the city’s most popular and unique attractions. Standing 27 meters tall, the Giant Swing has played a pivotal role in both religious and royal ceremonies for the past two centuries, and is a must-see for Bangkok travelers.
Bamrung Muang Road, Bangkok, 10200
The Democracy Monument
After sunset, there’s nothing quite like the sight of emerging lights from one of Bangkok’s shining monuments. Located at the center of the European-style Ratchadamnern Klang Road, the Democracy Monument is a standing reminder of Thailand’s first constitutional monarchy.
Ratchadamnern Klang Road, Bangkok, 10200
WHAT TO DO
Charoen Krung Road
Featuring bustling areas like Chinatown and the Bang Rak District, this road was Thailand’s first to use modern construction techniques. As you make the rounds on this major boulevard, be sure to see a Thai dance performance at the historic Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre.
Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theater, 66 Charoen Krung Road, Bangkok, 10200
Home of the massive Phahurat Market, also known as “Little India,” Phahurat Road is home to Bangkok’s largest Indian community. This road was built during King Chulalongkorn’s reign over a century ago and has been a popular destination ever since. With an endless array of shops and food stands, you’ll find more than enough spots to spend an entire day or more. Remember to bring multiple forms of payment on your journey.
Phahurat Market, Phahurat Road, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong,
WHERE TO EAT
Casual & Fine Dining
Whether you’re searching for a quick bite or an elegant meal, here are a few options to get you started:
Jok Pochana, 96-98 Soi Samsen 2, Talad Nana Bang Lamphu, Bangkok, 10200
Aquatini Riverside Bar & Restaurant, Navalai River Resort 45/1 Phra Athit Road, Bangkok, 10200
Savoey Restaurant Tha Maharaj, Maharaj Road, Tha Maharaj, 2nd Floor, Building G, Bangkok, 10200
Khinlom Chomsaphan Restaurant, 11/6 Samsan Soi 3, Bangkok, 10200
Methavalai Sorndaeng, 78/2 Ratchadamnoen Khlang Road, Bangkok, 10200
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