The Pathum Wan District is one of the youngest in Bangkok. Although the region is best known for shopping, it offers much more in terms of culture ranging from hundred-year-old Buddhist temples to modern art galleries. Here are just a few attractions to check out while you are there.
WHAT TO SEE
The Erawan Shrine
With its central location and beautiful craftsmanship, it’s no surprise that the Erawan Shrine is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. This beautiful Hindu shrine was originally constructed in 1956 to ward off bad karma but has since become a mainstay attraction in the local community.
Wat Pathum Wanaram
The Pathum Wanaram temple is a perfect example of Bangkok’s past blending with its future. Juxtaposed between two towering malls, this quaint, 160-year-old site is one of Bangkok’s oldest Buddhist temples, containing the ashes of many Thai Royal family members.
You don’t need to be a student to appreciate Thailand’s oldest and most prestigious university. Established in 1917, Chulalongkorn University is scattered with historical artifacts and architecture that make it a pleasure to walk through.
WHAT TO DO
Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (BACC)
Bangkok is central to a variety of cultures and they’re all present at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. This contemporary arts center hosts a variety of exhibits and performances with bilingual staff on hand year-round to enhance the experience.
939 Rama 1 Rd, Wangmai, Bangkok, 10330
If you’re looking to do a little shopping during your stay, you’ve come to the right place. With some of Bangkok’s oldest and largest malls, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect gift or a personal treat. Here are a few shops to get you started:
Anne Bra, 444 Phayathai Road, MBK Center, Bangkok, 10330
Hugo Boss, 991 Rama Road, Siam Paragon Shopping Center, Bangkok, 10330
Bershira, Ratchadamri Road, Central World, Bangkok, 10330
Christian Dior, 991 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Bangkok, 10330
WHERE TO EAT
Here are a few restaurant ideas that will help fill you up when you’re on the go:
Jeffer Steak Chamchuri, 319 Chamchuri Square, Bangkok, 10330
Inaho Japanese Restaurant, 1010/9-10 Rama 4 Road, Bangkok, 10500
Man Kitchen by Chef Man, 1033, G101 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, 10330
Whether you’re looking for a traditional Thai culinary experience, or you’re just in the mood for something new, the Pathum Wan district has something for every interest. Here are just a few to get you started:
Apinara, 1 Ratchadamri Road, 2 Floor, Bangkok, 10330
Lyon, 33 Ploenchit Road, 2 Soi Ruamrudee 2, Bangkok, 10330
Baan Glom Gig Restaurant, 25 Soi Ruam Ruedi, Bangkok, 10330
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