Bangkok Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • F0xTales
    Verona35 contributions
    Amazing, get your first glimpse from the MRT, (get off at Bang Phai), take some pictures from the station then wander for 10 minutes through the pretty alleyways and along the canal intersection before going in. Knees and shoulders should be covered. It's a working temple and when I went on a Saturday at 4pm a ceremony was just finishing up. It was interesting to see all the comings and goings and offerings, not just flowers and fruit, but umbrellas hung with 1000 baht notes, packs of toiletries for the monks, fresh robes, sacks of onion and garlic...the basic necessities. I was the only foreigner that I saw in 2 hours. There are 2 highlights. What draws you is the giant Buddha statue, bigger than the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, but the highlight for me was the inside of the Chedi (stupa). Different from any others I've seen.
    When you've had enough, go left at the main exit, follow the road out, left again, on a bit, another left and cross the wee bridge. It'll take you to Wat Khun Chan. If Wat Pak Nam is understated elegance, albeit of gargantuan proportions, Way Khun Chan is all about glitter and colour and dragons and a whole menagerie of wonderful, colourful creatures. Walk through and out the other side, and stop for a cold drink at the little local shop with stone tables and benches you'll see on your right. Give some business to the locals! You can afford it after not paying an entrance fee for the temples. If it's nearly dinner time, walk for another 7 or 8 minutes to the food market near Talat Phlu BTS station. Clean, busy, best street food in the city. Buy what you fancy from one of the dozens of food stalls and eat at the tables provided. Don't be put off by Street food, it's delicious and, fresher than what you're getting in AC restaurants with menus that run to 20 pages. If they sells 3 things, they do them well, they sell everything the same day, and start again the next. A great day out!
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • bobbieko
    Maribyrnong, Australia160 contributions
    Beautiful architecture.
    It was walking distance from the red train line on the Bang Khen station.
    There were interesting displays and a lot of paintings.
    Comfortable environment and not many visitors during the week. Easily to spend an hr or two there.
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • Reslimpan
    Rayong, Thailand2,834 contributions
    Incredible market primarily for food. Showed cased in a number of foodie programs such as Andrew Zimmer and late Andrew Bourdain. Open 24/7. Vegetables, fruit, fish, meat and kitchen utensils. As noted by plenty of reviewers don’t wear sandals or flip flops - this is a wet market.
    Written July 25, 2020
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  • Herwin e
    1 contribution
    I thought this would be such a creepy journey but the museum really gave you different experiences. I highly recommend this place to medical student or to any of you who interested in medical thingy. You should come at least once to this place.
    Written February 6, 2020
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  • Aethelred
    Cambridge, MA1,027 contributions
    Wat Ratchanatdaram is a temple less for tourists than for devotees, worshippers or generally those interested in the sacred. It is a working, very well-doing monastery that is more about itself and less about how it looks. It is a bit hidden in the sense of a tree being hidden in the forest, in that it is in the middle of other Rattanakosin attractions but much less spectacular, or loud. I find the Buddha image in the main viharn one of the most stunning and accessible in all Bangkok.

    The Loha Prasat is too incredible to describe on tripadvisor - an iron-spired stupa with the inner structure accessible mostly for meditation, and as many people attest, with an immense spiritual power. This is a building to focus in, to think only good thoughts or none at all, and to respect where you are. On top, a tiny chapel open to all sides with relics of the Buddha, to which one ascends up the most perfect wooden spiral staircase.

    The Milkey Tree Café behind the Loha Prasat is great for respite; beyond that is an exit that leads you to one of the best-priced, comprehensive, and non-touristy amulet and devotionals markets in the city.
    Written April 18, 2022
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  • Mesanee Suwimonkoson
    6 contributions
    I have an interesting tourist attraction located on the Thonburi side of Bangkok to recommend you all! This place is called Klong bang Luang. The word “Klong” is a canal, and Bang Luang is the name of the canal. Klong Bang Luang is a tourist attraction that suitable for people who want to relax or want to get away from it all. When I want to find someplace to unwind, I don’t have to go too far because Klong Bang Luang is about only 1 kilometer from my home. Started from Charan Sanit Wong 3, and then take a pick-up truck to the terminal bus stop, you will see the bridge. Before you are walking across the bridge, you will see a mini waterside restaurant. This restaurant not only has savory food such as Chinese roll noodle soup as Thai people known that Kuay-Jub, but it also has Thai dessert such as Mango sticky rice with coconut milk, Sweet Sticky Rice with Thai Custard, etc. which are very delicious. I suggest you to try at once if you come here. After visiting a mini restaurant, you have to walk across the bridge and then turn left and walk along the way, you will find some creative place that called Klong Bang Luang Artist House. Inside the place is including many beautiful artistic works, such as paints, statues, crafts, masks, etc. to persuade tourists to visit. In addition, there are Thai traditional puppet show for free at 2 p.m., and in the corner, there is a mini café which sells some beverages, appetizers, and some souvenirs. At the outside of the place, people can buy a bag of fish food and sit with their legs dangling off the edge and feed the fish while looking long-tailed boat sailing. I think that would make you happy and feel better!! If you guys don’t know where to go, I hope Klong Bang Luang will be your first choice.
    Written April 9, 2020
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  • JoAnna B
    61 contributions
    This was awesome! Watching the fight was free which is awesome. The "standing" section is metal bleachers, you can sit but once the action starts everyone is on their feet. It was a neat experience to watch the matches but also to be among the locals betting on each match.
    There is a dress code in effect, no short, and collared shirts. They have vendors selling/renting outside the stadium if you're not prepared (unsure of the cost tho as we were dressed appropriately).

    We arrived an hour early and it was already pretty full, so make sure to get there early!
    Also it's air conditioned
    Written December 29, 2019
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  • Dick Z
    Bangkok, Thailand2,765 contributions
    Suan Pakkad or cabbage garden used to be the house of the grandson of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) but is now a museum. There are 8 rooms connected into a spacious house. In the rooms many artefacts from different countries and periods, not only Thai. Pottery, jewellery, carvings, musical instruments etc. Not a typical tourist place, so quiet. If you want to enjoy something different I could recommend to spend around 2 hours here. Photography inside is not allowed and entrance fee is 100 baht.
    Written November 17, 2020
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  • Libby in Cincinnati
    Cincinnati, OH1,150 contributions
    This is worth about half an hour once you get there. The barges a very impressive . There is a short movie you can watch to explain about the barges. There is not a lot to see, but what they have is impressive.
    Written March 14, 2020
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  • AS76
    Bangkok, Thailand84 contributions
    Nice but not much shops inside, few of parking space. Limited of proper restaurant, only stall food.
    Written January 13, 2020
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  • philboden
    Chester, UK100 contributions
    If you are into Buddhist artifacts this is the place, monks ,collectors all looking for old pieces of icons, coins, statues etc.Can get there by boat or taxi, close to Royal palace, worth a visit, lots of cafe and restaurants
    Written April 1, 2019
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  • Mr Martin
    Rome, Italy30 contributions
    Give yoúrself plenty of time ( 1 hour wasn't enough for me ,hence I will return again )

    It's simply fabulous ,the guides are lovely if you need to ask questions etc
    The house really takes you back to a different era
    Written November 24, 2020
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  • Mr_Nobody_1979
    Krakow, Poland3,979 contributions
    Thought to be converted into property/commercial area, yet it took unexpected turn and become a outdoor market. It opens in late afternoon. Plenty of street foods available (mostly international choices), lots of beer bars too. Loud music to accompany your choices. Enjoy !
    Written September 4, 2019
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  • Victoria R
    Tustin, CA360 contributions
    COVID couldn't stop us and we felt safe and protected all through Bangkok. We arranged a private tour through Expique's owner, Simon. He set us up with our darling guide, Net. Net was professional, punctual and perfectly delightful. We had so much fun with her, it was like spending the day with a dear friend. Net showed us around several sights and even pushed my mom's wheelchair through endless hours of shopping. She was sweet, flexible and took great care of us. I can't wait to come back! Thank you, Expique!
    Written March 5, 2022
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  • Brent Parolin
    1 contribution
    I had three shirts and a one button suit made and the team at Universal Tailors were very kind and efficient. I was only in Bangkok for 3 days and by the end I had a beautifully well crafted suit and shirts that fits me perfectly. Excellent service, excellent product
    Written September 23, 2022
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