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Thonburi

2015-09-10: The old Capital

5kms West of Siam Centre 

After the sack of Ayutthaya in 1767, General Phraya Taksin made Thonburi the new capital of Siam for a chief period of time. Having stayed an independent province until it was merged into Bangkok in 1972. 

Thonburi is a vast district that consists of the entire West bank of the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok. It has avoided much of the modern development seen elsewhere. I

t's man-made network of khlongs, including Khlong Mon and Khlong Bangkok Noi, retains much of their ramshackle charm where you can still see stilted shacks, old wooden townhouses and dilapidated lean-tos which is much how people in Bangkok used to live.

Transport is much like it used to be, whilst there are some aspects for modern transport; road, there are few BTS (skytrain) stations, there culture is the local waterways, the river and more so the canals which is instrumentally part of the local culture.















tour zone features  Thonburi
Cultural: High Shopping: Low-med
Family: High Popular tours: Med
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Transport:

 
Major public transport: low

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

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Attractions:

  • Wat (Temple), here are some of the most majestic and important
    • Kalayanimit - Largest siting Buddha image; biggest bronze bell in Thailand 
    • Prayurawongsawat Worawithan (Wat Rualek) - hundreds of turtles
    • Rakhang Kositharam - Murals, carved bookcases, black and gold doors
  • Santa Cruz (Wat Kdui Jeen) Portuguese Catholic Church









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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 
Golden Buddha & Exhibition Chinatown W 4.5km F Family 
Dinner Cruises Chinatown / Bang Rak  W 5km F Family 
Bungsamran Fishing Park Chatuchak / Bang Kapi NE 14km F Family 
Ancient City (Muang Boran) Samut Prakan SE 33km F Family 
Sealife Bangkok Siam Centre: many Icons nearby nil at BTS Siam F Family 
Chao Phraya River & Canals Thonburi  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 
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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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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 
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