A magnificent symbol of Bangkok, served as the official residence of the Kings of Thailand. However the present king resides at the Chitralada Palace. The construction began in 1782, during the reign of King Rama 1. There is no better place to see such spectacular Thai architecture. the Temple of The Emerald Buddha is located within the precincts of The grand Palace. The Emerald Buddha is deeply venerated in Thailand as the protector of the country. You may wish to have further walk to Wat Po, the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. Or go just across the river to see Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn. All these attractions are easily accessible by bus, taxi or boat
Bangkok is called "The Venice of Asia" because of its many canals. You can enjoy relaxing boat trips along Chao Phraya River and the canals. The public boat is the easy and economy way. However, we can also book a proper canal tours for you. If you like to experience the riverview at night, the dinner cruise might be a good option.
If you like to spend a day shopping, we recommend you to take Skytrain to "Siam" where a number of shopping centers are located like Central World, Siam Square One, Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery and MBK. Siam is probably Bangkok's most legendary shopping area for both tourists and locals.
This is a must-visit market. It offers a great variety of products. Chatuchak market attracts huge number of Thai locals and tourists. It is one of the biggest markets in the world covering 35 acres. The market is divided into 27 sections with more than 10,000 shops. The range of product is extensive including clothes, household products, handicrafts, art, antiques, pets, food etc. The opening hours are from 9 am until 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The best way to get here is by Skytrain, Mo Chit Station is right in front of the market.
This is the new lifestyle project on the banks of Chao Praya River. Honestly, It is not the authentic local night market, but It offers a great panoramic riverview with many shops and restaurants. There are free shuttle boats run from the Central pier to The Asiatique.
This early morning market sells fresh local foods, flowers and a lot more. You will get the chance to try varied Thai foods, desserts as well as fruits. Why not brighten up your day with flowers such as beautiful orchids or jasmine garlands which are sold at reasonable prices. The market opens at 6 am until 10 am
The former name is Bang Lampu Lang Temple (same name as the subdistrict). It has been built since 1816 and there was a major restoration during the reign of King Rama 3. Afterwards King Rama 4 has given the new name, "Sawettachat" which is relevant to the family name of the founder. The beautiful Reclining Buddha is located at the back of the temple. If you walk through the temple and local neighbourhood, you will see panoramic river view.
This market is not too touristy, It is authentic and fun. The vendors, who are in fact local farmers, take their products to the market for sale. You can also enjoy the district's canal side way of life by joining canal tour. The market opens from 7 am to 5 pm, weekends only. It is about 30-minute drive from Focal Local.
The house is more than 200 years old. This kind of old Thai wooden house was very typical along the canals when the capital of Thailand was on this side of the river. The main attraction of this place is the traditional Thai puppet show. It also houses a little art gallery, cafe and shop. It opens from 9 am to 6 pm daily. It takes about 20 minutes by taxi from Focal Local.
If you want to eat like the locals, or if you are on a budget, there are a number of choices for you to choose. the area is filled with plenty of unnamed restaurants and simple carts selling meals for around 40 Baht. However, there are also a few luxury restaurants just around the corner. Some of which have been open for more than 50 years and are famous among gourmets in Bangkok.