Bangkok


For many, Bangkok, Thailand is the ultimate travel destination. A heady blend of modernity and tradition, Bangkok has something to offer everyone. Modern Bangkok is a large, bustling city of some 6 million people. The capital of Thailand, it is the administrative centre and the heart of the country. It is a city where skyscrapers and modern buildings jostle for space against the Bangkok skyline. It is also very much a city of entertainment and fun. Above all, Bangkok is a city of extremes.

Despite its modern trappings, Bangkok is firmly embedded in tradition. All aspects of Thai culture are revered here, as they are in any rural or less urban part of the country. Rituals are carried out on a daily basis. Like elsewhere in the country, Monks accept their daily alms and people of all ages pray and make merit at one of countless temples. In Bangkok you can at one moment be in the 21st century, the next walking through antiquity.

Thailand’s capital has everything the modern traveller enjoys. The city has a wide range of world-class accommodation, from ‘6-star’ hotels, to moderately priced guesthouses for those on a more limited budget. Bangkok also offers some of the best food on the planet – authentic Thai cuisine alongside the very best dishes from almost every part of the world. Of course, Bangkok’s nightlife is legendary and offers an unparalleled range of entertainment - bars and go-go, shows, concerts, and cinema – almost everything you could possibly want is available here.

As Thailand is a regional hub, Bangkok has become one of the most important cities in the region. As with the rest of the country, banking services are efficient and reliable, and telecommunications services are equally good. An international standard telephone network and high speed Internet facilities help you keep in touch, whether you are here on holiday or in Bangkok on business. With the introduction of the BTS ‘Sky Train’ elevated railway (and the more recent introduction of the MRT ‘Subway’ underground railway) alongside development of expressways and elevated toll ways, travelling around Bangkok is now as convenient as travelling in any major city.

Bangkok is not just a city to visit briefly on your way to somewhere else. It is a place so rich in experience you will want to visit it time and time again. To help you get the most out of your trip to Bangkok, ThailTravelInfo gives you the information you need to have the best time you can!


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Bangkok Natural Healing


Bangkok Natural Healing provides a range of services all of which are intended to induce well-being and banish ailments, stress and fatigue. The centre offers Tantric meditation classes alongside Kung Fu classes and Chi Gong. As the centres name suggests, the centre’s main feature is natural healing practises where natural energies are...

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The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew


The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew really are places you must visit while you are in Bangkok. Both have considerable historical significance and are extremely beautiful places to see. The Grand Palace was built in 1782 by King Rama I who established Bangkok as Thailand’s new capital. The palace was to be bigger and grander than palaces built...

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Wat Arun


Wat Arun (or the Temple of Dawn) is probably one of the most recognizable temples in Bangkok, not least because the image of the temple has been published so often. The temple comprises a central tower surrounded by four smaller towers. The central tower is around 80 meters high and as night falls Wat Arun cuts a distinctive silhouette against the...

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Wat Mahathat


Built during the reign of King Rama I, Wat Mahathat is an important temple dedicated to the Mahanikai Buddhism which acts as a learning centre (Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University) for followers in the region. A very large temple, Wat Mahathat looks very much like a school inside but also houses well-kept gardens and a variety of Buddha images in...

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Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC)


Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) is one of Thailand’s leading exhibition and convention venues. The centre offers a range of technologically advanced facilities to accommodate exhibitions, conventions, conferences, special events, and seminars. The centre can cater for as few as 30 people or as many as 100,000...

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Patpong


Patpong is a main nightlife attraction in Bangkok for tourists. The area is the street that connects Silom Road and Surawong Road. Along the street are shops, go-go bars and clubs. Patpong is famous for sex shows and a tourist-centric night market. A busy night market aimed at tourists is also located in Patpong. The street stalls alongside the...

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Safari World


Located in Min Buri, just north of Bangkok, Safari World is an 800,000 square metre complex comprising a Safari Park and a Marine Park. The drive-though Safari Park is inhabited by a range of African and Asian animals living in a natural habitat on show to visitors. The Marine Park offers visitors regular dolphin and seal performances that are...

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IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre


IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center is recognised as the largest and the most modern exhibition venue in Thailand with total space of 140,000 sq.m. There are four main buildings all interconnected undercover with 52 meeting rooms that can facilitate from 60 to 50,000 people. In addition there are include more than 100,000 usable spaces, a car...

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Jim Thompson’s House


Of all the players in Thai history, Jim Thompson is probably the most mysterious. An American serviceman attached to the O.S.S., he settled in Thailand after the Second World War and was fascinated by the art of hand silk weaving. Thompson put his efforts into revitalizing what was fast becoming a forgotten craft and played a major part in the...

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Soi Cowboy


Soi Cowboy is much smaller than Nana or Patpong but has lots to offer. Located near Sukhumvit Soi 21, ‘Cowboy’ is a lot less frenzied than the other two venues. This is the place to go if you are looking for a more relaxed evening. Although it’s the usual format of Go-Go bars and dancing girls, there is a lot less in terms of the...

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Wat Benchamabophit


Noted for its construction in Carrana marble, Wat Benchamabophit was built during the reign of King Rama V. Its design is different from many temples in that it utilises stained glass and other aspects more common to western religious structures. The temple houses a number of bronze Buddha images and it is decorated with beams covered in gold leaf....

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Chatuchak Market


Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the world’s largest weekend markets. Also known as J.J., it contains upwards of 15,000 stalls. It is estimated that the market receives 200,000 visitors daily. The market is open only on Saturday and Sunday. Chatuchak Weekend Market has interesting products from all over Thailand, the stalls are organized...

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Queen Sirikit National Convention Center


Named after the current queen of Thailand, the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center is Thailand’s premier exhibition and conference centre. The centre has been built with a view to catering for national and international events and has played host to some of the biggest events ever to take place in Thailand. These include the World...

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Victory Monument


Victory Monument commemorates those who died in national service – policemen, military officers and civilians. The concrete monument has a number of statues representing the services alongside plates commemorating those who died in the Franco-Thai dispute of 1943. Foreign dignitaries lay wreaths here on official visits. Like Democracy...

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Wat Ratchabophit


Wat Ratchabophit was built by King Rama V in 1869 and displays a variety of western and local influences – the outside of the temple is very much Thai while the interior is more reminiscent of European design. The temple has a large Chedi housing a ‘Lopburi-style’ Buddha image. The doors, windows and internal beams are decorated...

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Queen Sirikit Center


Queen Sirikit Center Bangkok Named after the current queen of Thailand, the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center is Thailand’s premier exhibition and conference centre. The centre has been built with a view to catering for national and international events and has played host to some of the biggest events ever to take place in Thailand....

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Queen Sirikit Park


This park used to be a golf course so you get the idea of what it looks like. Surprisingly, it’s just opposite Chatuchak Park and was built to commemorate the 60th birthday anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen. There’s a huge pool in the centre of the park containing fountains and Thai and foreign flora. If you are into playing...

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The National Museum


For people interested in getting a good feel for the history of Thailand, the museum is very much a ‘must see’ destination. Initially established as a building within the palace area in early Rattanakosin era, the building underwent a number of transformations before becoming what is now called the National Museum in 1887. Housing a...

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The Princess Mother Memorial Park


Situated in the Princess Mother’s childhood home of Thonburi, the Princess Mother Memorial Park was built by His Majesty King Bhumibol in 1993 as a tribute to his mother. The King was concerned that the buildings the Princess Mother had known as a child had become run down and the park was a bid to renovate the area. The park contains a...

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Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall


Completed in 1904, the Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall is situated east of the Vimanmek Mansion. The building saw a number of state occasions when it was part of Dusit Palace, but since being restored by Her Majesty the Queen in 1993, Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall has housed displays of arts and crafts produced through the queen’s Foundation for the...

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Channel 7 Stadium


If you want to be famous, these fights are often shown on TV! Bouts take place Sundays 13.45 onwards and every third Wednesday of the month from 12:00 onwards. Free admission so well worth the effort getting down there! It is probably best to get the BTS up to Morchit and take a taxi the rest of the way. Contact: Channel 7 Stadium Behind the old...

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IMPACT


IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre is a 60,000 square meter, international-standard exhibition and convention venue in Muang Thong Thani, just outside Bangkok. The centre consists of 8 halls and provides state-of-the-art facilities for exhibitioners and conferences. These include more than 100,000 usable spaces, a car park that caters for...

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Wat Pho


Wat Phra Chetuphon (locally known as Wat Pho) is famed for the massive ‘Reclining Buddha’ it houses.  At 46 meters long and 15 meters high, this gold-plated Buddha image depicts the Buddha’s passing into Nirvana. It’s highly ornate and a genuine spectacle - genuinely worth seeing. The Buddha image’s eyes and feet...

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Ban Bat


The daily ritual of monks walking along the Sois of Thailand to collect alms (donations of food) is one image that lingers in the memory of many a visitor to Thailand. Barefoot and dressed only in a saffron coloured robe, the only accessory to the ritual is the large bowl the monk carries. Known as ‘Bat’, these bowls have remained the...

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BITEC


Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) is one of Thailand’s leading exhibition and convention venues. The centre offers a range of technologically advanced facilities to accommodate exhibitions, conventions, conferences, special events, and seminars. The centre can cater for as few as 30 people or as many as 100,000...

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Siam Niramit


Siam Niramit offers spectacular show of Thai art and culture. With amazing special effects using state-of-the-art technology, Siam Niramit is a quality show that family can enjoy. The performance is about Thailand’s arts and cultural heritage. This spectacular show is performed on the gigantic stage listed in the Guinness World Records. The...

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Nana Plaza


The Nana Plaza Entertainment Complex (usually just referred to as ‘Nana’) is a curious construction; as you go through the entrance you move into a courtyard with terraced buildings either side of and in front of you. These buildings are three stories high and house numerous Go-Go bars. It is easy to move from one bar to another,...

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Pan Pacific Bangkok


Pan Pacific Bangkok has 235 and is located near the business centre of Bangkok and within easy access of several attractions. Pan Pacific hotel rooms and suites feature elegant design, spectacular city views and an excellent range of services and hotel amenities. The hotel has a wide range of restaurants and bars which include Heights Café...

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SEA LIFE Bangkok


Located on floors B1 and B2 of the brand new Siam Paragon Centre, Siam Ocean World is probably the most unique experience you are going to have in Thailand’s Bangkok capital. With 30,000 marine animals (Seals, Blue Ringed Octopus, Ragged-tooth sharks, Stingrays, Leafly Sea Dragons, Giant Spider Crabs, and Sharks of various types including...

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Baiyoke Tower II


Baiyoke Tower II is well worth a visit if you have the time – and of course if you are OK with heights! This 90-storey tower went straight into the record books as the tallest building in Thailand and the world’s tallest hotel. It is one of the main landmarks punctuating the Bangkok skyline and once you get to know your way around...

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Banyan Tree Bangkok


Banyan Tree Bangkok was voted one of the Top 3 ’Best New Business Hotels in the World’ by Business Traveler (UK) in 1998. Located in the central business district, the 61-storey hotel has a range of features to meet your business requirements. The hotel’s exceptional facilities include business centre and meeting and function...

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ICONSIAM


ICONSIAM is strongly determined to open a new chapter in the history of Thailand. It represents a world-class project that is the most complete and spectacular project ever undertaken in Thailand along the bank of the Chao Phraya River. 

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Chalermkrung Royal Theatre (Sala Chaloem Krung)


Opened in 1933, Chalermkrung Royal Theatre (Sala Chaloem Krung) specialises in performances of ‘Khon’ – traditional Thai dances of around two hours in duration which carry a storyline based on aspects of Thai history and ancient Thai myths and legends. The theatre was built as a royal project and features high-tech lighting and...

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MBK


MBK, founded in 1985, also known by its former name as Mah Boon Krong, is the most famous shopping mall located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. With its 8 stories high and 350 meters long and the total area of 140,000 square meters, MBK was once the biggest mall in Asia. MBK has 150 eateries and over 2,500 shops and stalls selling everything an...

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The Sukhothai


This 5-star hotel features a range of room types including Executive Deluxe Suites. Facilities include a Business Centre and a variety of meetings rooms and ballroom with state-of-the-art equipment for larger events. Meeting facilities can cater for 12 to 300 people. The hotel has a library of reference material including a business database with...

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Dusit Thani


Situated in the heart of the business district close to BTS and MRT stations, the Dusit Thani Hotel is world renowned for quality and service. The hotel has a strong focus on providing a venue and facilities for business meetings with a wide choice of function rooms. The hotel’s Napalai Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,500 people but smaller...

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Khaosan Road Walking Street


Khaosan Road or Thanon Khaosan is a popular tourist street in central Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the Banglamphu area about 1 kilometer north of the Grand Palace (Wat Phra Kaew) "Khaosan" translates as "milled rice", a reminder that the street was once a major Bangkok rice market. In the last 20 years, however, Khaosan Road has developed...

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Siam Paragon


Siam Paragon offers a wide range of specialty stores, luxury brand name stores and restaurants as well as a multiplex movie theater (consisted of 15 large size theaters with one of them having the biggest screen and seating capacity in Asia). It also houses the Siam Ocean World (Underwater world) aquarium (the largest aquarium in South East Asia),...

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CentralWorld


CentralWorld is the largest shopping mall in Bangkok. It’s a one-stop destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. Located in the vibrant center of Bangkok in Ratchaprasong area, the striking complex covers an expansive 550,000 square meters and is home to over 500 shops and boutiques, over 100 restaurants and dozens of first-class...

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Democracy Monument


Commemorating the introduction of constitutional monarchy in Thailand, Democracy Monument has witnessed many of the events that have helped shape the nation. Constructed in 1932 Democracy Monument is located in a roundabout on Ratchadamnoen Avenue – the heart of the Rattanakosin area. The design of the monument has a number of significances....

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Holiday Inn Silom Bangkok


Holiday Inn Silom is located on Silom Road in the heart of Bangkok’s commercial district. The hotel features a fully equipped Business Centre with support services that include stenography, telex, facsimile, cables, word processing, Internet connection, photocopying, mailing, translation, full secretarial services, and courier service,...

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Erawan Shrine


The Erawan Shrine (or San Phra Phrom as it is known locally) was initially meant to be a ‘spirit house’ during the construction of the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel in 1953. During construction builders faced a number of problems and under the advice of a spiritual advisor an image of ‘Brahma’ (or ‘Phra Phrom’ - a...

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Muay Thai Fight


Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) is a true martial art. If you love boxing and fighting, an experience to see a real fight in the stadium will make up your trip in Bangkok. The leading Muay Thai stadiums and the biggest fights are in Bangkok. Bangkok’s two leading Muay Thai stadiums are Lumpini Stadium and Ratchadamnoen Stadium. Lumpini Stadium Fights...

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Samitivej Hospital


Part of a group of hospitals with branches in the Srinakarin area of Bangkok and Sriracha in Chonburi, Samitivej Hospital is located on Sukhumvit Road in central Bangkok. Each of the hospital’s branches offers high levels of service to overseas patients including a series of “Wellness” packages. These packages include a general...

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Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit


Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit is located on Sukhumvit Road in the business district near BTS and MRT stations. The hotel has award winning restaurants and bars, a spa and fitness club as part of the services it offers. The hotel has a state-of-the-art facility offering full range of services for your business needs. Office-type meeting rooms for up to...

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Tha Kha Floating Market


The Tha Kha Floating Market probably appears more authentic because it is visited by fewer tourists than its famous neighbour (up to 5,000 foreign tourists visit Damnoen Saduak a day!). As a result it is less built up, has a more natural surrounding and avoids some of the more commercial aspects of Damnoen Saduak (souvenir shops, etc.). The Tha Kha...

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Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market


Probably the easiest to get to in terms of distance from Bangkok, Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market is probably the most difficult to deal with because of its opening hours - 04:00 and 07:00. Sellers bring natural goods (vegetables, etc.) and it is also possible to see monks rowing boats to collect alms! Not at all commercialized, this is probably one...

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Siam Center


In 1973, Siam Piwat Siam Group launched Siam as  Thailand’s first international standard shopping center with the aim to introduce the shopping mall business to Thai retail market.  It has since been Thailand’s best-loved mall and also a birth place of top Thai designers - many of whom started their careers at Siam Center. 

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The Swiss Lodge


The Swiss Lodge terms itself a boutique hotel and is situated in the heart of Bangkok near the Silom business and entertainment centre. The hotel features private offices (with a personal computer and business software, Internet access, a colour printer, IDD telephone line and direct fax), and small meeting rooms alongside facilities for much...

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Bumrungrad Hospital


Bumrungrad Hospital is one of Thailand’s leading hospitals and has a range of services available for overseas patients with a dedicated International Department and serviced apartments for those who require them. Packages include a variety of medical check-ups including Executive Programs with Stress Tests and coronary diagnostic tests....

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Khaosan Road


Khaosan Road is a short street in central Bangkok. It is located in Banglamphu district. Khaosan Road is a backpacker’s paradise and it is a popular tourist street in central Bangkok, Thailand. It offers cheap accommodation. Backpackers and budget travellers are drawn here by some of the cheapest accommodation and travel deals in Thailand.

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Taling Chan Floating Market


The Taling Chan Floating Market takes place at the weekends in front of Taling Chan District Office. Only recently discovered by tourists, the market is entirely authentic and frequented by locals. Fruit, vegetables, flowers, plants and trinkets are on offer, and after the market a boat trip along the canal will reveal a host of small gardens and...

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BNH Hospital


BNH Hospital (formerly the Bangkok Nursing Home) has been in operation since 1898 and has a long tradition of dealing with foreign patients. The BNH Hospital has won the Prime Minister’s Export Award 2004 underscoring the quality of its services. The hospital has dedicated multilingual staff dealing with foreign patients’ requirements....

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International Buddhist Meditation Centre (I.B.M.C.)


The International Buddhist Meditation Centre was founded over a decade ago with the objectives of enabling English-speaking people to find out about Buddhist meditation and provide information about Buddhism in Thailand. Information about places to learn and practice meditation is available to visitors. Details: On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of...

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Conrad Hotel, Bangkok


The Conrad Hotel offers the ultimate in luxury for the business traveler. This is one of the exciting hotels in the world, projecting a brand new ethos for hotels and service to business guests. Set in the heart of Bangkok’s business district, the Conrad Hotel is literally minutes walk from many of Bangkok’s foreign embassies. It is...

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Koh Kret


Although officially located in Nonthaburi Province, Koh Kret is reasonably accessible from Bangkok. An island in the middle of the Chao Phraya River, Koh Kret was founded in the Thonburi era and is home to ethnic Mons whose ancestors set up ‘Kwarn Ar-marn’ (pottery village) on the Island after their capital was attacked by the Burmese....

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British Council


Whether you are a complete beginner, getting ready to study overseas or would like to brush up on your business English, the British Council has an English course for you. Courses include General English, Academic English, English for Business and preparation for important examinations like IELTS. These courses are available at the British...

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Pratunam Market


Pratunam Market specialises in clothes – lots of them...All different colours, all different styles and all different sizes! It’s one of the biggest clothing markets you are likely to encounter and there’s that ‘new material’ smell everywhere you go. The market doesn’t offer high fashion, but does provide the...

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Bobae Market / Bobae Tower


If you are interested in knowing just how cheap things really are before they get to the shops, go to Bobae. There are two Bobae outlets in the same vicinity: Bobae Market has been on the scene for 30 years or more, catering exclusively to exporters and people in the Thai clothing industry. At Bobae market, you by things in dozens. At Bobae Tower,...

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Bangkok Patana School


Bangkok Patana School offers world-class education to over 2000 children and young adults from around the world. The school offers ‘British Curriculum’ education, that being education provided using exactly the same content prescribed by the British Ministry of Education for inclusion in the British state system leading to GCSE and...

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Patpong Night Market


Although Patpong is historically famous as a Go-Go area, these days it is enjoying increasing fame as a market. The street stalls in the middle of the road offer just about everything you want – a really perfect place to pick up gifts for people back home. Very much the same blend of offerings as at other markets, but the central location is...

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NIST International School


The first and only full, not-for-profit IB World School in Thailand, NIST International School was established in 1992 with the guidance and support of the United Nations. The school now welcomes over 1,500 students of over 50 nationalities and provides all three International Baccalaureate programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle...

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The National Gallery


Although probably not immediately recognized as a country of art, a visit to Thailand’s premier art gallery soon explodes this myth. Opened in 1974, the gallery exhibits traditional Thai art (starting around the 17th century) and moves through the ages to contemporary paintings, sculptures and graphic art created by current local artists. The...

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St. Stephen’s International School


St. Stephen’s International School believes that educating students is not simply equipping them to be survivors in a competitive world, but ensuring they become good leaders within their communities. St. Stephen’s students are equipped with the ability to apply wide-ranging knowledge and skills to their daily lives and ultimately to...

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The National Theatre


Thailand’s National Theatre predominantly shows Thai Classical drama and features performances of Khon - drama where players wear traditional Thai masks. These are truly wonderful productions; extremely ornate costumes, excellent lighting – everything you could want. You can see exhibitions of Thai classical dancing and music on the...

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St. Andrews International School


St. Andrews International Schools Thailand is comprised of 3 campuses, all owned and operated by Cognita UK,- a British owned and run educational management organization.(www.cognitaschools.co.uk). There are 3 schools in the St Andrews  group - Sathorn, Sukhumvit 107 and Green Valley, Rayong. ( www.standrews-schools.com ) Sathorn is a primary...

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Royal City Avenue (RCA)


Royal City Avenue (or just RCA as it is known by locals) is one of the biggest entertainment areas in Bangkok, but as visitors are concerned, probably the least know. RCA is a long road hosting a multitude of different types of bar and clubs. Very much a Thai scene, RCA is frequented by Bangkok’s young scene, mainly university students...

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Harrow International School


Harrow International School, Bangkok is an independent school modelled on the traditions of the British public school system operating in full association with its British namesake. Harrow prides itself of offering the best of Britain here in Thailand and comprises ‘Early Years’, ‘Primary’ and ‘Secondary’...

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The Siam Society


The Siam Society is a surprisingly little-known outlet for Thai and International culture. Their motto is: "Knowledge gives rise to friendship" which adequately describes the objective of this organisation. Founded in 1904, the society operates under Royal Patronage as a non-profit organization and features information on the arts and sciences of...

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Shrewsbury International School


Shrewsbury International School aims to offer a quality education matching that experienced at its parent school, the world-renowned Shrewsbury School in England. Although a relatively new player in the international school arena, it has substantial backing from local business and has quickly developed a reputation as an integral component of the...

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Siam Square


Over the last few years Siam Square has become the zenith of shopping experience in Bangkok. As the name suggests this is a square stretching out to Rama 1 Road, Chulalongkorn University grounds and Henri Dunant Road. It is packed with every variety of shop and predominantly caters to Bangkok’s young and beautiful. This is not a place for...

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Ruamrudee International School


Located in Minburi  and founded by the Redemptorist Fathers of Thailand and the Sisters of Holy Infant Jesus in September 1957, Ruamrudee International School follows an American curriculum and is one of the more established International Schools available. The school aims to provide the best education available while nurturing students’...

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Silom Village


Silom Village is a commercial operation, but has become a major hit with visitors because of its cultural offerings. The Silom Village compound comprises 15 teak buildings of such historical value that they are under a conservation order. The houses were converted into a restaurant and Thai handicraft shop at the beginning of the 80s and since then...

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Stamford International University


Stamford International University offers a range of degree programs to undergraduates. Offered in conjunction with Shiller International University (an accredited American university with campuses in England, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland), Thai and international students at Stamford can study in any of the 8 Shiller campuses around Europe...

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Statue of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V)


Being so centrally located, the equestrian statue of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) is well worth a visit. A forward thinking monarch, King Chulalongkorn is revered as the man who elevated Thailand’s status in the world by abolishing slavery and forming strong allegiances with the world’s then ‘superpowers’ - Britain, France,...

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Rajadamnern Stadium


In 1941 Ratchadamnoen became the first Muay Thai stadium in Bangkok, although construction of the site was not completed until after the Second World War (the first match taking place in 1945). The rules and regulations used in the modern sport were established at this stadium. Like Lumpini, Ratchadamnoen stadium now sees a lot of western fighters...

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Shinawatra University


Shinawatra University is a private university developed to support private sector development in Thailand and within the region. Founded by current Prime Minister, Dr. Thaksin Shinawatra, the university offers a number of English language programs including a full- (20 months) and part-time (24 months) international graduate Master of Business...

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Thailand Cultural Center


The Thailand Cultural Centre is Thailand’s bastion of all things cultural and all things Thai. Located on Ratchadaphisek Road, it is off the usual tourist route, and if authenticity is your priority, this is a genuine ‘Thai’ experience. The centre opened in 1987 and it houses various auditoria with room enough for 2,000 people. It...

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University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce


The university of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) is a ‘non-profit’ private institution offering a range of International programs including a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (Business Communication), Master of Business Administration (International Business: Global MBA), Master of Arts...

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The House of Dhamma


For those interested in meditation the House of Dhamma offers public classes in Vipassana (Insight) meditation most Sundays. They cater for a range of experience offering classes for those who have just started meditating and those with greater experience. The centre also arranges one-day retreats, weekend and seven-day Insight meditation retreats,...

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Webster University


Webster University Thailand is the Asian campus of this nonprofit university. Webster’s offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in areas including business, computer science, psychology, communications, international relations, science, education, fine and performing arts and liberal arts. The university’s network allows...

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Union Language School


The Union Language School offers Thai language tuition at a range of levels. With small classes, tuition is very intensive and results are quickly and easily achieved. The initial courses focus on spoken Thailand, with writing skills introduced during the third level of instruction. The school is recognised as one of the key centres in Thailand to...

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Vimanmek Mansion (Vimanmek Palace)


Originally located on Koh Sri Chang, King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V) moved Vimanmek Mansion (Cloud Mansion) to its present location in 1901. The palace has three floors and comprises two buildings at right angles to each other. The ground floor of the palace is brick but upper floors are made entirely of golden teakwood. It is believed to be the...

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PRO Language


For people who like a guided approach to language learning, PRO Language offers “sequential and systematic” Thai lessons. Course contents cover a range of every day interactions and provide language that can also be used in business situations. Alongside development of spoken Thai the training develops reading and writing skills....

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Wat Bowon Niwet


Wat Bowon Niwet is regarded as being one of Bangkok’s most important temples, not least because it was here a number of kings (including Thailand’s current king, King Bhumibol) served their time in the monkhood. The national headquarters of the Thammayut Buddhist sect, the temple was built in 1829 and houses a very ornate...

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AAA Thai Language School


AAA is run by a former head of the Union Language School and uses the same methodology. Emphasis is on small groups that only use Thai during classroom activities and intensive study aimed at students getting immediate results. AAA Thai Language School 35 WANNASORN TOWER, 10th floor, Phayathai Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok Thailand 10400 Tel:...

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Wat Intharawihan


Wat Intharawihan houses one of the biggest Buddha images you are likely to see – at 32 metres tall and 11 metres wide, it totally dominates the skyline. Construction of this giant Buddha started in 1867 and took to 1927 to complete, spanning the reigns of King Rama IV to King Rama VII. The Buddha’s topknot contains relics of The Lord...

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inlingua School of Languages


inlingua School of Languages is another franchise language school with headquarters in Berne, Switzerland. Well-known for high standards, inlingua offers Thai language courses alongside its suite of foreign language tuition courses. The four-level programme covers learning Thai phonetics, vowels, tones, numbers, greetings, introductions, common...

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Wat Ratchanadda (The Loha Prasat)


Across the street from the Golden Mount, Wat Ratchanadda probably the most unique temple design in Bangkok. Rama III began construction of the ‘Loha Prasat’ in the 19th century but due to its complexity of design, it was completed only recently. Wat Ratchanadda comprises five towers of varying sizes topped by huge iron spikes. The...

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Wat Saket - Temple of the Golden Mount


Wat Saket is famed for its Golden Mount – a spire that rises some 260 feet into the air from ground level. Nestled on top of a man-made hill, the Golden Mount is a fairly dominant feature in the Rattanakosin area’s skyline. Building of the temple started in the 1800s by King Rama III and the temple was completed by King Rama IV. The...

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The Oriental Thai Cooking School


The Oriental Hotel in Bangkok is consistently voted amongst the top 10 hotels in the world. One the reasons is its excellent food. A natural extension of its kitchens, the Oriental now has its own Thai cooking school. The school offers a four-day English-language cooking course with a “watch and learn” methodology, emphasising...

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Wat Suthat - the Giant Swing


Built in the early 19th century, Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing are both a little off the beaten track, but well worth a visit if you have the time. You don’t get to see the actual swing these days, only its frame. The swing itself was used for Brahmin ceremonies that no longer take place in modern day Thailand. One such ceremony involved...

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Wat Traimit


In the Chinatown part of Bangkok lies Wat Traimit – home of a large Buddha image. Rising to only 15 feet, in a land where Buddha images sometimes shoot 32 meters into the air, some people might ask what is so remarkable about a Buddha image that is relatively small compared to others. The answer – this Buddha image is solid gold!...

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AUA Language Centres


AUA (American University Alumini) is one of the most recognised names in English language training in Thailand offering multilevel courses to both Thai students and an increasing number of students from other countries in the region and beyond. Taking a ‘multi-skill’ approach to training AUA’s ‘Regular Program’...

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World Fellowship of Buddhists


The World Fellowship of Buddhists is an international organization dedicated to Buddhism and Buddhist teaching. Details: The fellowship’s Bangkok center offers a number of talks on Dhamma alongside meditation classes, lectures and discussions. The schedule of events changes regularly so visit the fellowship’s website for their current...

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Benchasiri Park


Benchasiri Park was opened in 1992 to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen’s 60th birthday. One of a few parks in the Sukumvit area, it is situated next to the Emporium shopping centre. It is not one of Bangkok’s larger parks, but it is very well designed and maintained. The park also features a number of sculptures and other works of art....

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ECC (Thailand)


Established in 1983, English and Computer College (ECC) is the largest private language school in Thailand. The school has branches throughout Thailand and runs a wide variety of courses from general conversation to specialist test preparation courses. With a predominantly native English speaking staff, ECC is firmly committed to providing...

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Chatuchak Park


Better known for being the venue for the Weekend Market, Chatuchak Park is a large park with plenty of open space and shade. It is the biggest park in the north of the city and houses a boating lake and offers a variety of activities including bicycle rental and a number of exercise stations. Popular with joggers and shoppers – not least...

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Watpho Thai Traditional Medicine School (Wat Pho)


Phra Wat Chetaphon (Wat Pho) in Bangkok is widely regarded as being the chief school of massage Thailand. It is here that legions of traditional massage practitioners learn their skills through very intensive, detailed and extensive courses. Wat Pho offers a series of courses to foreigners alongside its core courses; they are though, very different...

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Sanam Luang


Sometimes known as the ‘Royal Park’ or ‘Royal Field’, Sanam Luang is right in the centre of the Rattanakosin (‘Old City’) part of Bangkok. A large oval-shaped park, Sanam Luang has a number of royal connections and is where the King appears during his annual 5 December birthday celebrations. Royal cremations are...

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Dream World


Dream World is the absolute stuff of kids! You won’t get out of here until they are exhausted and you know how long that takes! This is a big American-style theme park with all the trimmings. Corkscrew, Bumping Cars, Swinging Viking Boat, Rollercoaster – they are all there, and more besides. My personal favourite is the Giant’s...

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Berlitz International, Inc.


Berlitz International, Inc. is one of the world’s largest and best recognized language centres in the world providing expert language instruction for over 125 years. Berlitz has its own approach, methodology and teaching materials all delivered by ‘native-fluent’ teachers who are trained to deliver courses the Berlitz way. They...

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Siam Amazing Park (Suan Siam)


The closest thing you will get to the real thing around Bangkok, this theme park revolves around a man-made beach and lake. Along the American model for these sorts of thing, the lake has artificially generated waves and sand. Other attractions include a fair with merry-go-round/carousal. This is another all day event, so unless you have plenty of...

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Bangkok Planetarium


More formerly the ’National Science Centre for Education’, Bangkok Planetarium offers an educational and entertaining day out that won’t break the bank. While it obviously focuses on space as a theme, the planetarium aims to educate youngsters in a number of areas. Located in central Bangkok, and easily accessible by public...

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International House Bangkok


International House (IH) has branches in many countries in the world and is renowned for delivering quality English language instruction. The organization prides itself on well-trained, professional native English-speaking teachers and the highest possible quality resources. Focus is on small groups in pleasant classrooms and a caring, personal...

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Patravadi Theatre


Founded by actress Miss Patravadi Mejudhon, Bangkok’s first open-air theatre is located on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River, directly opposite the Grand Palace and next to Wat Rakang - an ideal setting for plays set in the Ratanakosin era. Miss Patravadi is dedicated to keeping the art of Thai theatre alive Patravadi Theatre holds...

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Songkran Miyomsane Forensic Medicine Museum


If you are looking for something different to do, a trip around the Songkran Miyomsane Forensic Medicine Museum will probably fit the bill. Located behind Siriraj Hospital it is a collection of skeletons and remains from criminal cases and forensic experiments. On show are a number of hemorrhaged brains, severed arms limbs, and various parts of the...

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The Royal Carriage Museum


The Royal Carriage Museum houses carriages used for royal processions during the reign of King Rama V.  Situated close to Vimanmek Palace, the carriages are brightly coloured and delicately decorated. They are genuinely splendid and worth visiting if you have the time. However, given its close proximity most people combine a trip here with a...

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Lumpini Park


Lumpini Park is the biggest park in the central business district and is a favourite amongst office workers for early morning jogging and early evening aerobics (an instructor leads an aerobics session every evening around 17:00-17:30). The park is also popular with ethnic Chinese who practice ‘Tai Chi’ – a curious slow motion...

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Spencer International


Spencer International runs a selection of teacher training programmes accredited by Chichester College (UK). Held in Bangkok, the training leads to a basic certificate in TEFL which enables novice teachers to acquire the skills they need to conduct English language classes. The course is run five times a year at the Spencer International Training...

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Central Chidlom


Central Chidlom is considered the flagship store of the Central Department Stores chain. It offers a variety of local handicrafts from all over Thailand, designer fashion, home-wares, children’s wear, cosmetics, watches and pens, electronic equipment, household appliances, jewelry and gems and leather accessories. It also houses a number of...

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The TEFL Institute


The 120-Hour TEFL Teacher Training course offers participants the practical experience and classroom skills they need to become confident, effective teachers of English. The course is split between Teaching Methodology (35%) where participants view a series of lesson demonstrations and discuss the elements of a successful lesson, Language Analysis...

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Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall


The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is a former reception hall within Dusit Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. It is now a museum. The Throne Hall is a two storey construction with a large dome (49.5 meters high) in the center, surrounded by six smaller domes. The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall was constructed in the Italian Renaissance and Neo Classic style of...

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Bangkok International Hospital


Bangkok International Hospital is recognized as the leader in private medical care within Thailand as a result of its first class facilities, leading expertise and its latest advancements in medical technology. A consistent focus on quality of service and patient satisfaction has been rewarded with accreditations from US, Europe, Australia and...

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Bangkok School of Management


Come spend a term or a year abroad in Bangkok, Thailand and earn transferable university credits while spending the summer holiday in Thailand! Bangkok School of Management offers courses in Business Administration, Marketing, International Business, Small Business Management and others, which are transferable to colleges and universities...

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Hun Lakon Lek at Aksra Theatre


The Aksra Hoon Lakorn Lek is a performance of traditional Thai puppets that takes place at the Aksra Theatre, 3rd floor of King Power Complex Building on Soi Rang Nam. Aksra Theatre is one of the few remaining venues where the Hoon Lakorn Lek puppet performances can still be seen. Aksra has created more than 110 traditional Thai puppets. It...

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KIS International School


KIS International School is community of dedicated teachers, supportive parents and enthusiastic students representing over 30 countries around the world. Established in 1998, KIS is an IB world school and offers the International Baccalaureate Programs. By combining IB philosophies with our academically challenging curriculum, the programs promote...

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Thai Solutions


Thai Solutions helps you gain better understanding of the Thai language. The Thai Solutions method makes learning a language really enjoyable. Designed for people who need to learn enough Thai...

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RC International School and Ruam Rudee Learning Centre


The school is one of the fastest growing international schools in Thailand and offers quality education based on the British Curriculum for children ages 18 months to 12 years old. The school community is comprised of students, teachers and staff from various parts of the globe with varied cultural orientation and experience. The school’s...

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Terminal 21


Terminal 21 is a unique shopping mall in Bangkok. It is a 40,000 square-metre. It is located in Watthana district, situated at the Sukhumvit and Asok intersection.

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EMQUARTIER


The EmQuartier is a large shopping mall in Bangkok. The EmQuartier shopping mall is located in Phrom Phong. It stands directly opposite Emporium Shopping Mall on Sukhumvit Road. It is one of three malls planned for the "EM District", along with the existing Emporium, and the EmSphere.

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EMPORIUM


Emporium is a luxury shopping mall in Bangkok. It is on Sukhumvit Road at Sukhumvit Soi 24 beside Benchasiri Park. It is connected directly to the Phrom Phong Station on the Sukhumvit Line of the BTS Skytrain by a footbridge.

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