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Rattanakosin 
2015-10-28: 4.5kms West of Siam Centre
Historical area, most visited area by tourists.

Straddling the Chao Phraya River and situated just north of Chinatown, the Old City (Rattanakosin) is where you'll find Bangkok's most spectacular and revered historical attractions. Not only part of the Kingdom's rich past, but intrinsic to it, a day or two spent exploring here will give you a deep insight into the heart, soul and psyche of the Thai people.

Founded by King Rama I in 1782 at the start of the Chakri Dynasty, it was originally carved out of a bend in the river to strengthen the defensive position of the new Siamese capital. Sights include the regal majesty of the Grand Palace, the awe-inspiring beauty of Wat Phra Kaew, and the traditional learning centres Wat Pho and Wat Mahathat, the latter widely considered one of Thailand's first universities and a centre for meditation. 

Sanam Luang, a historic park next to the Grand Palace traditionally used for important Royal or Buddhist ceremonies, and the National Gallery can also be found here.










tour zone features Rattanakosin

Cultural: HighShopping: Low
Family: HighPopular tours: Med

Transport:

 
Major public transport: Low

BTS skytrain & MRT DOES NOT pass through this area 
Land: Taxi: car / tuktuk / motor bike is frequent 
Water: River ferry frequent, canal ferry closeby

Photos:

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Attractions:

  • Wat Ratchapradi: Beautiful white and grey marble, Khmer influence
  • National Museum: A former Palace now exhibiting a collection of south east Asian art & sculpture
  • Flower Market: (Pak Khlong Talaat) next to Memorial Bridge; a 24 hr hive of floral activity
  • Ban Baat Monk's Bowl Village, watch traditional monks' alms bowls being made
  • National Art Gallery Wonderful art and sculpture collection
  • Sanam Luang, large park opposite the grand palace, often filled with events, evenings are special.









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ZoneSummaryCultureFamily IconsShoppingNightlife
Phaya Thai - Ratchathewi N 2kms of Siam Centre Suburbia and the Highest rooftop view 84 floors up Medium Medium Medium Medium 
Sukhumvit E 3kms of Siam Centre "Farangville" (Foreigners)Hotels, Bars and Nightlife with all major transport system Low Medium High High 
Chinatown W 3kms of Siam Centre Chinese infusion; a trading post, chaotic & markets High High Medium Low 
Bang Lamphu W 4kms of Siam Centre A walking area, classic Thai temples & Khao San Rd High High Medium Medium 
Chatuchak N 10kms of Siam Centre Largest weekend markets in Asia, Parks & Game fishing Medium Medium Medium Medium 
Thonburi SW 5.3kms of Siam Centre. The old Capital mostly undeveloped, many Canals (Khlongs) High High Low Low Chatuchak @ 10kms North of Siam Centre High High Low Low 
Rattanakosin W 4.5kms of Siam Centre Historical area, most visited area by tourists (Grand Palace) High High Low Low 
Dusit NW 3.5km of Siam Centre Grand Avenues of Royalty, what Bangkok used to look like! High High Low Nil 
Siam Centre https://sites.google.com/a/thaibis.com/www/bangkok/tz/tp/family/siam-centre Low High High Medium 
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Name & URLZoneDistance from Siam CentreCensorship rating
Jim Thompson House - tour page Siam W 1km F Family 
Master Directory Tourism Bangkok all  H Help page 
Master Index: Attractions Bangkok all  H help page 
Wat Pho - tour page Rattanakosin - Old city W 4.5 kms F Family 
Grand Palace - Tour page Rattanakosin W 4.5km F Family 
Rooftop venues - tour page all  various F Family / same venues do not allow children for safety 
Bicycle Tour page various various F Family 
Golden Buddha & Exhibition Chinatown W 4.5km F Family 
Markets Chinatown tour page Chinatown W 4.5km F Family 
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Attractions Bangkok


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ThemeName and URLIntensity / Best time / DurationDistance from Siam CentreZone
F: River and Canal Rides River and Canal Tours Medium E 4km:   
F: Cultural stage Show - History Siam Niramit Low: extremely we presented cast of hundreds E 3km zone Huai Khwang Huai Khwang / Ratchada 
F: Day walk Throne Hall Exhibition Ananta Samakhom Throne hall Low: Night photos stunning NW 3.7km Dusit: Royal zone 
F: Food Tour Bangkok Food Tours Low: W 4.5km Chinatown 
F: Museum National Museum Low W 4.8km Rattanakosin: Old city area 
H: Transport: BTS (skytrain) stations BTS Stations Low na all 
F: Shopping Zones Bangkok Compare Shopping Zones all all All 
F: Most popular Tours Most Popular Tours Various all all 
M: Ladyboy Cabaret Show Ladyboy Cabaret show  Low SW 5.8km Complex of 1500 venues Bang Kho Laem, nearest BTS Saphan Taksin 
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Hotels by Agoda zonesDistance from BTS SiamGeneral Intro
Dusit Thani NW 3.5km: Grand Avenues of Royalty, what Bangkok used to look like!  Dusit 
Khaosan Rd W 4km: walking area, classic Thai temples & Khao San Rd Khaosan Rd 
Rattanakosin Hotels W 4.5km: Historical area, most visited area by tourists (Grand Palace) Rattanakosin 
Bang Lamphu W 4km: A walking area, classic Thai temples & Khao San Rd <> Bang Lamphu 
Thonburi SW 5.3km: Old Capital mostly undeveloped, many Canals (Khlongs Thonburi 
Sukhumvit - Chit Lom E 1.5km: "Farangville" (Foreigners) Hotels, Bars and Nightlife with all major transport systems BTS Chit Lom 
Sukhumvit Hotels E 3km: "Farangville" (Foreigners) Hotels, Bars and Nightlife with all major transport systems Sukhumvit general 
Chatuchak N 10km: Largest weekend markets in Asia, Parks & Game fishing <> Chatuchak 
Ratchathewi N 2km: Suburbia and the Highest rooftop view 84 floors up Phayathai > Ratchathewi 
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