Housed in a charming vintage mansion formerly the home of the Ministry of Commerce, Museum Siam: Discovery Museum is perhaps the first truly interactive museum in Thailand. The museum’s permanent exhibition emphasizes on the history of the Thai people and their connections to nearby cultures through 17 rooms of multimedia displays and presentations. It also hosts regularly rotating exhibitions on a variety of topics, from food culture to new science innovations. There is also a series of cultural activities like workshops and free movie screenings. Check out its website for current news, updates and exhibitions.
Visit the former house of the late silk tycoon for a true beauty of Thai architecture and a stunning collection of rare Asian artifacts. The exquisite complex of six traditional Thai teak houses once belonged to James H.W. Thompson, a former CIA who settled down in Thailand after the World War II and later founded the world famous Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company in 1948. An avid collector himself, his house displays antiques and collectibles he sourced from around Asia such as Buddha images from 13th century, original Thai paintings from 18th century and Chinese porcelains from 14th century. The houses themselves, are also the highlight. Relocated from Ayutthaya, the former capital city of Siam Kingdom, in 1959, all six teak houses set in the lush-jungle-like garden show the very authentic Thai architectural style during the past centuries. In the area there are also an Art Center exhibiting rotating exhibitions and the Jim Thompson Store selling silk products.
Khlong Thom market is located at Maha Chak road between Yaowarat (China Town) and Charoen Krung road. It is where many products are sold such as electricity devices, computer appliances, stereos, game players, cinema-videos, VCDs, DVDs, car accessories, general non-fashionable clothes and others fashion-in-trend items: glasses, watches, calculators at reasonable price. In Vorachak area,
This new tourist attraction is the only vision illusion art museum in Thailand that visitors can have a full of fun in touching and taking pictures with these illusion 3D art pieces displaying in the museum. Within 5,800 sq. meters space, there are more than 10 exhibitions that range in different theme such as Underwater World Hall, Wildlife Hall, Dinosaur Hall, Waterfall Hall as well as making fun touch the world famous art paints.
The Grill is a destination in town for steak and wine lovers. A variety of steaks from renowned regions in the world are brought to your plate. You will enjoy melt-in-the-mouth tenderness thanks to our in house dry-aging cellar that enhances full flavors of the meat. Watch the chef flame grill your steak at the live station, enjoy the industrial chic stylish surrounding, sip a glass of wine… Chill at the Grill!
Yaowaraj Road or China Town is an old business district and has been a commercial zone for Thai-Chinese people. Since it is the largest gold market of the country, you will find gold shops lie along both sides of the road. If you visit Yaowaraj, you will feel the ambiance of busy street activities, shops selling imported products from China, Chinese herbal medicines, Chinese food outlets and restaurants, markets for fresh and dried foods, imported fruits and more. If you walk a bit further, there are fabric market “Pa-Hu-Rat” and “Sum-Pheng” where you can enjoy a bulk shopping of souvenirs for friends back home at wholesale prices. At night, Yaowaraj glows with street lights, neon shop signs and will stimulate your appetite with variety of food stalls right alongside of the road. Yaowaraj is also very famous for good Chinese food, seafood and local delicacies. You shouldn’t miss it for the world!!
The Royal Barge Procession, a royal ceremony that involves more than fifty gold-crafted barges, is one of the most spectacular events in the world. With a long-run history since Ayutthaya era, the procession aims to transport the king and/or member(s) of the royal family during special events, such as when delivering the new robes to the monks after a Buddhist Lent period.