Bangkok Shell Museum appears to be a place addressing only conchologists and other shell collectors, and in a way it’s not untrue, a shell museum seems a geeky place to visit on a holiday, especially in a big city. However, this remarkably large collection of exquisite shells is displayed in a really intelligent way, explaining and describing how shells are just more than a beautiful objects or a delicacy on your plate.

Opening Hours: 10.00 – 18.30 Location: Silom Road next to Soi Silom 23, opposite the Lerdsin Hospital. Tel: +66 (0)2 234 0291  Price Range: 200 baht

Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/seashell-museum.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001

The Bangkokian Museum in Bangrak is hard to find and is not even very well known. It’s a simple, discreet museum but the charm is in the pleasure of discovering this small frozen-in-time gem. In fact the Bangkokian museum, sometimes called ‘Bangkok Folk Museum’, consists mostly of two beautiful wooden houses preserved in perfect condition just the way they were last century.

The Bangkokian Museum is more of a charming stop than a real museum visit. But if you happen to explore this part of Bangkok riverside, it’s well worth it and makes a nice photo opportunity, especially if you have been to Bangkok several times before and are looking for something off the beaten track.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 16:00, Wednesday to Sunday  Location: 73 Charoen Krung, turn into the small soi 43 and pass under the bridge, then look on your right  Tel: +66 (0) 2234 6741 Price Range: Free

Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/top10/top10-attractions-silom.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001


Cloud 47 is located at the top of the United Center office tower, Cloud 47 is quite different from any other rooftop you might have heard of or visited before. Usually it’s all posh and glitzy, with drink price list as high as the building and waitresses straight out of the movie makeup room, but here prices are surprisingly friendly, atmosphere is casual and a beer costs no more than 160 baht. The location right in the Centre of popular Silom Road, just past the famous Patpong night market and evening entertainment zone, is also quite convenient.

Opening Hours: 5pm – midnight, closed on Sunday  Location: 47 Floor, United Center Building, 323, Silom Rd., Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500  BTS: Sala Daeng

Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/cloud-47.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001

Kathmandu Art Gallery shies away from those sterile, white-washed and often uninspiring interiors you normally find in a more typical art gallery. Instead, Kathmandu flips the whole concept on its head, with the gallery space being a spectacle in itself; bright green wooden ceiling and walls, a clashing black and white American diner-style floor and vintage furniture scattered about the place really bring this quirky little gallery to life.

Opening Hours: 11:00-19:00 (closed Mondays) Address: 87 Pan Road, Bangkok  Tel: +66 (0)2 234 6700

Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/top10/top10-attractions-silom.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001

Lumpini Park is an inner-city haven of tranquility, fresh air and shade – offering city dwellers the perfect connection to nature. The park is more than half a million square metres big, and the habitat of various flora and fauna. At Lumpini Park, there are many activities you can enjoy. In the earning morning and evening, you can participate in aerobic dance activity. There is also a basketball court if you want to shoot some hoops. Often, local jazz outfits or even a classical orchestra make for fine (and free) late Sunday afternoon entertainment. Mats can be hired for 30 baht, and light snacks are readily available from the closest hawker’s stall. The gardens are, however, spacious enough to allow a contemplative moment. A place unlike any other in Bangkok, you can kick off your shoes and let your feet touch the cool, morning-dewed grass. Watch the local fitness fundis in their various attempts to get the blood flowing – from jogging, cycling and stretching, to fencing, tai chi, yoga and ballroom dancing under a pavilion.

Opening Hours: 04:30 – 21:00 Location: Rama IV Road, Pathumwan MRT: Silom, Lumphini BTS: BTS: Saladaeng How to get there: MRT Subway Silom or Lumphini Stations will drop you right opposite the park.

Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/sport-parks—activities/lumpini-park.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001


One of the world’s most famous red-light districts, Patpong is where Thailand’s Go-Go culture all started. It has even been immortalised in a James Bond chase-sequence. Its two parallel side-streets, found between Silom and Surawongse Roads, house dozens of neon-lit strip bars offering naughty shows and the famous pole-dancing entertainment.   Patpong Night Market,the area’s seedy edge has been softened considerably. At night the area teems with tourists and backpackers shopping for that illusive bargain.

Location: Located between Silom and Surawong Roads, it’s within easy walking distance from the Skytrain station (Sala Daeng) or the MRT station (Silom).

Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/nightlife-go-go-bar/patpong.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001

For a little taste of Indian architecture right in the heart of Bangkok, head to the impressive Sri Mariamman Temple, which is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess of the same name. The colourful and intricately designed temple was built by Tamil immigrants during the 1860s and is well-known by local worshippers for being able to protect against ill-health and even death.

Opening Hours: 06:00 – 20:00  Location: The corner of Pan Road and Silom Road, Silom, Bangkok

Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/top10/top10-attractions-silom.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001

If you are even just a bit curious about the world of reptiles the Bangkok Snake Farm at the Red Cross Institute is a real revelation. Forget everything you might have seen in any so-called ‘Snake Farm’ in tourist regions of Thailand. If you are even just a bit curious about the world of reptiles the Bangkok Snake Farm at the Red Cross Institute is a real revelation. It’s informative as much as fascinating and can even help fight some of the unjustified fear of these animals you may have. It is surprising to realize how few snakes are actually dangerous and how many are a blessing to have around your house.

Highlights: Snake Handling Demonstration  Starts at 14:30 on weekdays and 11:00 on weekends and holidays Opening Hours: 08:30 to 16:30 pm on weekdays – 08:30 to noon on weekends and holidays Location: Thai Red Cross Institute, at the intersection of Rama IV and Henry Dunant roads  Tel: 0 (2) 252 0161

Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/snake-farm.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001

The Sky Bar at the Lebua State Tower is more than another rooftop bar in Bangkok. It is a holiday experience in itself, an iconic building  and a Bangkok must-see attraction etched firmly into the travel itinerates of visitors from all over the world.

Opening Hours: 18:00 – 00:00 Location: The Dome at Lebua, Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Thailand, 10500 Tel: +66 (0)2 624 9555

Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/top10/top10-attractions-silom.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001