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What to Do in Thonburi in Bangkok?

Thonburi is the historic less hectic area in Bangkok, known for its cultural charm and traditional way of life. It was once the capital of Thailand and is home to many temples, including Wat Arun, famous for its stunning spires. Thonburi offers a glimpse into Thailand’s past, with narrow canals, called klongs, winding through the area and traditional wooden houses lining the waterways. Visitors can take a longtail boat ride along the canals to experience the local lifestyle and visit the temples and floating markets that give Thonburi its unique character.

What to Do in Thonburi

Best Things to Do in Thonburi, Bangkok
On the Thonburi side of Bangkok, most travellers will visit the iconic Wat Arun temple, known for its stunning architecture and riverside location, but to the surprise of many travellers, there are a lot of hidden gems on this understated side of Bangkok ... Read More

Where to Stay in Thonburi

Best Hotels in Thonburi, Bangkok
Hotels in the Thonburi side of Bangkok offer affordability and proximity to local markets and iconic landmarks. Situated near the impressive IconSiam Shopping Mall and the majestic Wat Arun, Thonburi provides a vibrant yet more affordable alternative to the city centre ... Read More

3 popular hotels in Thonburi

5-star hotel   -   Score: 9.2

The Peninsula Bangkok is a luxurious hotel located along the Chao Phraya River with elegant rooms, excellent restaurants, stunning views, and a swimming pool overlooking the river.

5-star hotel   -   Score: 9.1

Avani Plus Riverside Bangkok is a stylish hotel on the Chao Phraya River with modern rooms and panoramic river views. The hotel features and immese rooftop bar with stunning city views.

4-star hotel   -   Score: 8.7

Theatre Residence is a boutique hotel with stylish rooms and personalized service, conveniently situated near shopping malls, restaurants, and attractions, allowing guests to explore the city easily.

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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early until I settled in Phuket in 1994. For the past 30 years, my passion for photography and my curiosity have taken me to every corner of Phuket, Bangkok and everywhere I could go in Thailand. My goal is to share my discoveries, photos and tips to help travellers plan their holidays by making Phuket 101 as easy as possible to use for everyone!