Around & About
In and around our neighborhood there are a number of landmarks and attractions that offer a glimpse of Bangkok’s culture and history. We recommend visiting these places during your stay and can assist you with tips and advice for getting around the city.
Royal Barges Museum
This museum takes you back to a time when the Chao Phraya River was the most important method of travel in the city even for royalty. On display are eight of Thailand’s most stunning golden Royal Barges that are reserved for the rare Royal Procession.
Wat Dusidaram Woravihara
Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya this ancient temple houses murals by artists of the first reign of Thailand which depict scenes from the lives of the Buddha. Also of interest is the gallery of 64 standing Buddha images placed in niches cut into the wall.
Siriraj Bimuksthan Museum
Opening in 2013, this museum is housed in the renovated Bangkok Noi train station next to a new subsidiary of Siriraj Hospital. The museum displays a history of Siriraj Hospital and of Thai medicines.
Bangkok-Noi District Museum
This local museum displays the rapid growth of communities along the new Chao Phraya River in a beautiful and realistic way. Visitors can also learn about the origin of Bangkok and important historical places in the local area.
As well as serving as a busy commuter pier, Maharaj Pier is also a riverside community mall near to many of the city’s top attractions. Browse the local stores, amulet and antique shops, and take a break at the cafes and restaurants.
The Grand Palace
This is perhaps the most memorable landmark in Bangkok which served as a former royal residence until 1925. Today the Grand Palace is used for ceremonial purposes and opens various zones to the public. The complex includes the famous Emerald Buddha Temple.
Also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho is classed as the highest grade of the first-class royal temples. It houses the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand including a 46m reclining Buddha, it also houses the school of Thai medicine and is the birthplace of Thai massage.
- Bangkok-Noi canal boat trip (approximately 1 – 1.5 hour)