Bangkok Hidden Gem Attractions

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Best Bangkok Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • gregsf11
    San Francisco, CA753 contributions
    It's a bit of an effort to get here. Taxi is your best bet. But I really enjoyed it. It's definitely local, influenced by the culture, but also contemporary. I really enjoyed the realist art, the surrealist art some of which is reminiscent of Dali, the depiction of Buddhist hell, the exhibit of masks, and other pieces.

    What it is NOT... if you're expecting the Tate Modern or NYC's MOMA, you most definitely won't find that here. As far as I'm concerned, that's a good thing! You can tell that the artists on display here have talent. They're not just throwing some colors on a canvas and calling it "art."
    Written 22 January 2023
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  • mathinna
    Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions
    Incredible statue of Buddha. Very tall and big. On the second floor, there is the museum, many display stuffs. On the fifth floor, there is the green pagoda. It is very spectacular on the ceiling.
    Written 20 December 2022
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  • Oscardog16
    Adelaide, Australia825 contributions
    We have visited similar museums in St Petersburg and Berlin, so we knew what to expect. The exhibits are graphic and confronting, probably not suited to the feint hearted or children. The ancient 25 metre boat that was recovered from the riverbed is an impressive display. We spent 3 hours and just finished all the exhibits.
    Written 20 October 2022
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  • Aethelred
    Cambridge, MA1,119 contributions
    Wat Ratchanatdaram is a temple less for tourists than for devotees, worshippers or generally those interested in the sacred. It is a working, very well-doing monastery that is more about itself and less about how it looks. It is a bit hidden in the sense of a tree being hidden in the forest, in that it is in the middle of other Rattanakosin attractions but much less spectacular, or loud. I find the Buddha image in the main viharn one of the most stunning and accessible in all Bangkok.

    The Loha Prasat is too incredible to describe on tripadvisor - an iron-spired stupa with the inner structure accessible mostly for meditation, and as many people attest, with an immense spiritual power. This is a building to focus in, to think only good thoughts or none at all, and to respect where you are. On top, a tiny chapel open to all sides with relics of the Buddha, to which one ascends up the most perfect wooden spiral staircase.

    The Milkey Tree Café behind the Loha Prasat is great for respite; beyond that is an exit that leads you to one of the best-priced, comprehensive, and non-touristy amulet and devotionals markets in the city.
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • Dick Z
    Bangkok, Thailand2,951 contributions
    Suan Pakkad or cabbage garden used to be the house of the grandson of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) but is now a museum. There are 8 rooms connected into a spacious house. In the rooms many artefacts from different countries and periods, not only Thai. Pottery, jewellery, carvings, musical instruments etc. Not a typical tourist place, so quiet. If you want to enjoy something different I could recommend to spend around 2 hours here. Photography inside is not allowed and entrance fee is 100 baht.
    Written 17 November 2020
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  • Roberta_Rosa02
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania111 contributions
    I think that this was the most local experience I had in Bangkok. In this market you find everything in raw state, what you will buy at other markets as street food. This place is not for the faint hearted, it is not an instagram photo spot but it shows what a true market looks like. You find plenty of street food and it is as good as at any other market, many locals are eating here, this usually means that the food is good. I recommend to pay a visit but prepare yourself to feel the smell of good food and fish and fresh flesh in the same breath. Have fun, I surely don't regret my visit there.
    Written 19 October 2022
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  • boymomdfw
    Dallas, TX1,666 contributions
    Beautiful boats. These are the real boats used when the king floats down the river. It's not too busy. It doesn't take too long to go through it.
    Written 29 December 2022
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  • Mesanee Suwimonkoson
    6 contributions
    I have an interesting tourist attraction located on the Thonburi side of Bangkok to recommend you all! This place is called Klong bang Luang. The word “Klong” is a canal, and Bang Luang is the name of the canal. Klong Bang Luang is a tourist attraction that suitable for people who want to relax or want to get away from it all. When I want to find someplace to unwind, I don’t have to go too far because Klong Bang Luang is about only 1 kilometer from my home. Started from Charan Sanit Wong 3, and then take a pick-up truck to the terminal bus stop, you will see the bridge. Before you are walking across the bridge, you will see a mini waterside restaurant. This restaurant not only has savory food such as Chinese roll noodle soup as Thai people known that Kuay-Jub, but it also has Thai dessert such as Mango sticky rice with coconut milk, Sweet Sticky Rice with Thai Custard, etc. which are very delicious. I suggest you to try at once if you come here. After visiting a mini restaurant, you have to walk across the bridge and then turn left and walk along the way, you will find some creative place that called Klong Bang Luang Artist House. Inside the place is including many beautiful artistic works, such as paints, statues, crafts, masks, etc. to persuade tourists to visit. In addition, there are Thai traditional puppet show for free at 2 p.m., and in the corner, there is a mini café which sells some beverages, appetizers, and some souvenirs. At the outside of the place, people can buy a bag of fish food and sit with their legs dangling off the edge and feed the fish while looking long-tailed boat sailing. I think that would make you happy and feel better!! If you guys don’t know where to go, I hope Klong Bang Luang will be your first choice.
    Written 9 April 2020
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  • Mr Martin
    Rome, Italy30 contributions
    Give yoúrself plenty of time ( 1 hour wasn't enough for me ,hence I will return again )

    It's simply fabulous ,the guides are lovely if you need to ask questions etc
    The house really takes you back to a different era
    Written 24 November 2020
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  • Julie M
    Des Moines, WA200 contributions
    This was an amazing experience! We went as an extended family (8 people from age 9 to 82) and every one of us had a wonderful time. The wet market was fascinating and eye-opening. We all learned a lot about the ingredients and how to cook some classic Thai dishes. I was happy to buy her cookbook and am eager to give it a go myself at home. It was also a great experience for my kids, giving them confidence to cook themselves. Poo was very patient and encouraging. She's a wonderful teacher! I highly recommend this class for anyone visiting Bangkok.
    Written 9 January 2023
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  • Alex
    London, UK2 contributions
    Highly recommended. Excellent massage by very welcoming and professional staff, and a very nice environment. Good value.
    Written 13 January 2023
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  • Joanne O
    1 contribution
    My husband and I enjoyed chef Leez’s cooking class - she has a lot of interesting trivia / insights!
    Written 11 December 2022
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  • philboden
    Chester, UK100 contributions
    If you are into Buddhist artifacts this is the place, monks ,collectors all looking for old pieces of icons, coins, statues etc.Can get there by boat or taxi, close to Royal palace, worth a visit, lots of cafe and restaurants
    Written 1 April 2019
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  • Cat J
    New Orleans, LA3 contributions
    I brought my husband to see Lucky and team for a few new pieces. My husband had a blast selecting fabrics and chatting with the guys. We went in thinking we’d each get a suit and a couple of shirts. We left with much more (bc Lucky & team are fast and darn good!). When we went in for the 1st fitting my husband had 1 of his Hawaiian shirts finished and it looked so good he ordered more.

    When I tried on my pieces I wanted a couple of minor adjustments, which they were happy to do. They really want to make sure you like what you ordered. My tuxedo pants were gorgeous and I cannot wait to wear them out.

    The best part was how easy it was to arrange the car to get us from our hotel. Pick up and drop off really made a world of difference- especially in Bangkok! If you want a wonderful experience- go to Peninsula Tailors, you won’t regret it!
    Written 10 January 2023
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  • Keshiajoot
    Las Vegas, NV20 contributions
    We did Maliwan’s cooking class today and it was amazing! What a great experience to do while in Thailand. The first part of the class was going to the market and that was just incredible. We learned so much and had great fun. We cooked 3 entrees and 1 dessert dish...soooo good! This was a definite highlight of the trip. It is a very well organized tour and very happy we did this one.
    Written 15 February 2020
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