Bangkok CityCity Gallery
Bangkok CityCity Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in the Sathorn district of Bangkok featuring work by local artists in various forms, including paintings, sculptures, videos and live performance.
One of Bangkok's only custom-built art galleries, the Bangkok Citycity Gallery is situated in the heart of the city's commercial area in one of the few open Read More...
- Opening Hours: Wed - Sun 13:00 – 19:00
- Address: 13/3 Sathorn 1 South Sathorn Rd. Thung Maha Mek Sathorn
- Tel: +66 (0)83 087 2725
Blue Elephant Cooking School Bangkok
Blue Elephant Cooking School Bangkok is the perfect activity if you fancy trying your hand at preparing royal Thai cuisine. Whether you’re an amateur or a professional chef, the instructors here are passionate about their work and serious about providing high-quality lessons. The Blue Elephant Cooking School is part of the Blue Elephant Restaurant Bangkok. Housed Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:30 - 14:30 and 18:30 - 22:30 (daily)
- BTS: Surasak
- Address: 233 South Sathorn Road, Kwaeng Yannawa, Khet Sathorn
- Tel: +66 (0)2 673 9353-8
After an influx of protestant missionaries in the early to mid 19th Century, King Rama IV granted land for a church to be built to serve them in Charoenkrung Road. However, it wasn't long until the English Church (as it was then known due its mainly English congregation) was overstretched. In 1904 King Rama V granted permission for a bigger and more centrally located church to be built.
The result was this lovely white Anglican Church on Convent Road, built in simple gothic-meets-colonial style. Today it serves a congregation of around 500, lending spiritual shelter from Sathorn Road's teeming traffic. The interior is painted white and contains stained glass windows, one of which depicts Christ's crucifixion. It also contains Thailand's only pipe organ. Services and sermons are given in both Thai and English.
- Opening Hours: 08:30 - 16:30 (closed Saturday and Sunday)
- Location: 11 Convent Road, Sathorn
- Tel: +66 (0)2 234 3634
Lumpini Park is an inner-city haven of tranquility, fresh air and shade - offering city dwellers the perfect connection to nature. Named after the birthplace of the Lord Buddha in Nepal, the park is more than half a million square kilometres big, and the habitat of various flora and fauna. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 04:30 - 21:00
- Location: Rama IV Road, Pathumwan
- MRT: Silom, Lumphini
- BTS: BTS: Saladaeng
- How to get there: MRT Subway Silom or Lumphini Stations will drop you right opposite the park.
M.R. Kukrit's Home
Thailand's Prime Minister from 1974 to 1975, M.R. Kukrit Pramoj and his beautiful home on Soi Suan Phlu were often the focus of national politics during times of turbulence, with journalists flocking outside. Today, thanks to the Kukrit 80 Foundation, it's the public who now flock to see the elegant home of this intellectual leader.
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First opened in 1986, the 'robot building' is located on South Sathorn Road. According to the architect, the original inspiration for the 20-storey building came from his son's toy robot. Complete with 'eyes' and 'antennae', the building's quirky characteristics masks the fact that the elements of the exterior design serve real purposes. For instance, the oversized 'bolts' and 'caterpillar wheels' act as sunshades and canopies.
- Location: UOB building, Sathorn Tai (South Sathorn)
- BTS: Chong Nonsi or Surasak
- How to get there: From BTS Skytrain Surasak Station (exit 4), walk about 15 minutes towards Narathiwat Road. If you come from BTS Chong Nonsi, take exit 1 and walk towards the intersection, cross the street, then turn right into Sathorn Tai Road. The building will be on your left.
Sathorn Unique - Ghost Skyscraper
'Sathorn Unique' is a 50-storey ghostly building. Abandoned since the 1997 economic crisis, this concrete monolith was supposed to become one of the most luxurious residences in Bangkok. You can't help but notice a strong resemblance with the nearby skyscraper 'State Tower' home of the very famous Sky Bar (you know, the one in the movie 'The Hangover II'), with its typical round balconies and Roman columns. The buiding is now part of everyday Bangkok life as it is used as a support for a gigantic advertising banner.
- Location: End of Sathorn Road, by the river
The Roof @ 38 at Mode Sathorn Hotel
The Roof @38th Bar at Mode Sathorn Hotel is, you guessed it, a new rooftop bar in Bangkok! Rooftops keep on popping up faster than you can climb them and we are not going to complain about it. On the 38th floor of this new fashionable hotel, easily identifiable by its mauve color, you are way Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 - 01:00
- Location: 38th floor of Mode Sathorn Hotel
- BTS: Surasak
Vertigo at Banyan Tree
Looking for some action or a little bit of kick? Lumpini Boxing Stadium hosts boxing matches on a regular basis. Across the road stands Q House Lumpini, a Life Centre which features an exclusive fitness centre, dance school, health-related products and services, Boots, Starbucks, and a few restaurant chains. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 7:00 - 01:00 (weather permitting)
- Location: Banyan Tree Bangkok - 21/100 South Sathorn Road - Sathorn
- Tel: +66 (0)2 679 1200
- Dress Code: Smart Casual (no beach shorts, or flip-flops allowed)
YenakArt Villa Bangkok is one of the trendiest art spaces in the city. Residing in a beautifully maintained, modernist house in the swanky backstreets of Sathorn, the white washed walls and brushed concrete floors provide a suitably blank canvas on which to display an ever revolving collection of painting and sculpture. Exhibitions usually run for a Read More...
- Opening Hours: 14:00-19:00 (by appointment only unless otherwise stated)
- Location: 69 Soi Prasat Suk, Yen Akat Road, Sathorn (look for the signs off Yen Akart Road Soi 2)
- Tel: +66 (0)81 668 6964