Travel & Tour

1. Ancient Siam

Ancient Siam is scaled-down and actual-size replicas of important historical sites of various provinces, such as Prasat Hin Phanom Rung, Wat Mahathat Sukhothai, Phraphuttabat Saraburi, Phrathat Mueang Nakhon, and Phrathat Chaiya. It is the world’s biggest open-air museum (200 acres). It is the door opening to the heritage of Thai wisdom, with a wide range of architectural symbols, fine arts and craftsmanship, and natural environment that integrate harmoniously!

tour1Location: Km. 33, Old Sukhumvit Road, Bangpu Mai, 8 kilometers from Samut Prakan
Operating day
: Daily
Operating time
: 8:00 am.- 5:00 pm
Distance: approximately 1 hours away from the Pathumwan Princess Hotel by car
Tel. +66 (0) 2224 1057, +66 (0) 2226 1936-7

Bangkok National Museum

A visit to the National Museum reveals the history of Thailand And how people lived during the different periods. It gives you a view through the windows of the past. The National Museum, located on the opposite side of Sanam Luang to The Grand Palace, was established in 1887 by King Rama V. The foundation collection was previously stored at The Grand Palace. The original building was formerly the palace of a vice-ruler. King Rama VII placed it under the administration of the Royal Institute of Literature, Archeology and Fine Arts which has evolved to be the Fine Arts Department.

New buildings were constructed in 1967 and other historical buildings relocated to the museum grounds. The Buddhaisawan Chapel was built in 1787 to enshrine a revered northern Buddha image called Phra Buddha Si Hing. The interior has exceptional murals, while the building itself is a fine example of Rattanakosin religious architecture. Tamnak Daeng is another building that has been moved to the Museum. This Red House was originally the residence of an elder sister of King Rama I. Furniture and other items from early Bangkok times.

The National Museum collection encompasses a wide range of religious and secular art found throughout the country. Items from pre-historic times, through the Srivijaya, Dvaravati, Khmer Kingdoms and the Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin periods of Thai history.These include Neolithic tools, painted pots and bronze objects unearthed in the northeast. Thai Buddhist art exhibits feature images in stone, bronze and terracotta as well as illustrated scripture books manuscript cabinets and votive plaques. The Museum also has a large collection of miscellaneous items such as Thai and Chinese ceramics, theatrical costumes, palanquins, weapons and assorted items used in royal households.

Location: Na Phrthat Rd., Phra Borommaharachawang Sub-district, Phra Nakorn District
Operating day:
Wednesday - Sunday
Operating time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
approximately 45 minutes away from the Pathumwan Princess Hotel by car
Tel. +66 (0) 2224 1333, +66 (0) 2224 1370

3. Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market is situated on Phahon Yothin Road in the south side of Chatuchack Park, this market offers an enormous variety of goods, from second-hand books, handicrafts and products from all regions of Thailand, silk and antiques to fresh products, accessories, ceramics, plants, and even pets in this market of around 14 hectares, there are approximately 15,000 stalls. So you find something you like BUY IT as you may not find that stall again!

When visiting the market, dress lightly as it can be very hot. Although the weekend market is located to the north of Bangkok, it can be conveniently reached by the BTS Skytrain or MRT Subway.

Location: Phahom Yothin Road in the south side of Chatuchack Park
Operating day:
Operating time:
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am/ Saturday-Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
approximately 30 minutes away from the Pathumwan Princess Hotel by car

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