When you stay with us at Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, you’re not just located in the center of the city, you are located in the heart of Bangkok’s vibrant entertainment scene.
So here’s everything you need to take on the city, whenever you’re up for it.
Bangkok’s most famous landmark, the Grand Palace, is a spectacular display of tradition, architecture and intricate details of mosaics, golden spires and colored prangs that will have you in awe even before you step in.
And when you do, you’ll get to enjoy a little glimpse of how Thai Kings lived for 150 years. For a tour of the royal, visit the Grand Palace next to Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).
Built in 1989 by Portuguese Catholics, Holy Rosary Church boasts fabulous stained glass depicting episodes from the New Testament and an ancient statue of Jesus Christ that makes an annual appearance on Good Friday.In Thai, the popular church in Talad Noi is also known as Wat Kalawar, a name derived from the hill where Jesus Christ was crucified.
Hop on a long-tailed speed boat and get whisked into a fascinating tour along the transport arteries of Bangkok, the canals or klongs.
The enchanting treat of scenic waterways with views of temples and palaces of golden spires and orange tiered roofs will have you convinced that Bangkok is indeed the Venice of the East.
Ideal for a day escape from the bustling city, Koh Kred (or Koh Kret) is a peaceful tiny island in the middle of Chao Phraya River just 30 kilometers north of Bangkok.
Home to the Mon people, Ko Kred is known for their terracotta products, crafted by hand from locally dug clay all over the island.
Some objects have a story to tell and at the National Museum, the vast collection of art, archaeological and cultural objects helps convey the entire history of the Siam Kingdom.
Best experienced through the free guided tours, the many exhibits of the National Museum are located on Na Phra That Road, next to Thammasat University.
These magnificently decorated and carved boats were once used in the military but now only make an appearance during ceremonies and celebrations. The most impressive of them all? The Royal Barge Suppanahongse, the King’s personal barge, made from the truck of a single teak tree.
Get fascinated at the Royal Barges National Museum, located on Klong Bangkok Noi on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River, across Phra Pinklao Bridge.
The current Santa Cruz Church, its third building, was built around 1916 with the help of two renowned Italian architects.
Decorated with stained glass biblical images and 14 sculptures of scenes from Jesus’ life, the cream-colored church with its distinctive Italian features makes for a worthwhile visit.
One of the country’s most reputable universities and the second-oldest, Thammasat University first opened its doors in 27 June 1934 as ‘The University of Moral Sciences and Politics’ but was given its present name in 1952.
Look out for the distinctive dome, a symbol of the university, which was designed by Mr. Jitsen Apaiwong, a French architect.
One of Thailand’s most famous landmarks, Wat Arun is a striking sight named after the Indian God of Dawn, Aruna.
Head over to the west bank of the Chao Phraya River and take a closer look at the 79 meters high tower…you’ll be impressed by the intricate floral mosaics made from Chinese porcelain.
An ancient temple, Wat Mahathat was built in the reign of King Rama I in the 1700s and houses Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University, one of the nation’s most important places for Buddhist learning.
Located near Thammasat University, Wat Mahathat is best visited during Sundays and Buddhist holidays so you can indulge in the delightful smells and tastes of the open-air market.
A royal temple established in the Ayutthaya period (1350-1767 AD), Wat Yannawa was renamed so because of the unique addition of a pagoda in the form of a Chinese junk 200 years ago due to the important role it played in Thailand’s foreign trade. Also known as the boat temple, Wat Yannawa is located at Charoenkrung Road.
Prefer to see Bangkok in an intimate light, just like how the locals do?
Just ask any of our friendly staff for recommendations!