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Bangkok Old Town

What to Do in Bangkok Old Town?

Bangkok’s Old Town, Rattanakosin Island, is a historic area that reflects the city’s rich cultural heritage. The Grand Palace, a magnificent architectural feat and former royal residence, is a focal point. Inside the palace complex is Wat Phra Kaew, housing the revered Emerald Buddha. Nearby, Wat Pho stands out with its giant reclining Buddha and historical significance as Thailand’s first public university. It’s also known for its traditional Thai massage school.

The Old Town’s riverside exudes a distinctive charm, blending historic structures with modern skyscrapers. Many riverside hotels boast rooftop bars and restaurants offering stunning views of the Chao Phraya River and the city skyline.

Khaosan Road, Soi Rambuttri and Phra Athit Roads are lively streets near the Old Town, famous for their vibrant nightlife and bustling markets, attracting young travellers seeking affordable accommodations and entertainment.

The area also features several museums, including the National Museum, Southeast Asia’s largest, showcasing Thailand’s history through a vast collection of artefacts and artworks. Bangkok’s Old Town is a vibrant tapestry of history, culture, and modernity, offering visitors a rich and diverse experience.

What to Do in Bangkok Old Town?

Best Things to Do in Bangkok Old Town
The highlight of Bangkok Old Town is its cultural heritage. Bangkok Old Town, also known as Rattanakosin Island, the area was once the capital of the Kingdom of Siam ... Read More

Where to Stay in Bangkok Old Town?

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Bangkok's Khaosan area is lively and perfect for budget travellers. Khaosan Road and Soi Rambuttri are bustling streets with lots of bars, restaurants, and street markets, offering a vibrant atmosphere ... Read More

3 Great Hotels in Old Town

5-star hotel   -   Score: 9.5

Chakrabongse Villas, a former royal residence by the Chao Phraya River, offers luxurious Thai-style suites with stunning views of Wat Arun. The Riverside Sala Dining Room also has lovely river views.

4-star hotel   -   Score: 9

Riva Surya Bangkok is a cosy boutique hotel set on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Its central location offers easy access to the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Khaosan Road.

4-star hotel   -   Score: 9.1

ARUN Riverside Bangkok is a 4-star hotel by the river, with a rooftop restaurant and bar just opposite the iconic Wat Arun. The hotel is located 500 meters from Wat Pho and the Grand Palace.

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