Venture by long-tail boat into Bangkok’s old Thonburi district and visit Khlong Bang Luang Artist House – part of a local canal community that epitomizes the old-world charm of early 20th century Bangkok.
It’s Bangkok’s Hyde Park or Central Park. With an Asian twist.
Koh Kret, a man-made island in the middle of the Chao Phraya River, offers a fascinating window onto the locale’s ethnic Mon community and its pottery industry, only an hour by boat from central Bangkok.
In recent years, new efforts have been made to preserve Bangkok’s crumbling architecture, with sites like Warehouse 30 and Lhong 1919 meticulously restored to fulfil new and exciting functions.
Thailand has a number of impressive historical landmarks that have been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, among them, the stunning 13th and 14th century ruins at Sukhothai Historical Park.