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.
Thailand’s beloved King Chulalongkorn, or Rama V, was a modernist and social reformer, known for bringing European influences to bear on the Kingdom’s architecture and culture.
In Bangkok, learn how to find this small, charming neighborhood, home to a famous Thai actor and where residents still live the traditional Thai lifestyle in the shadow of skyscrapers