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Visiting a library during your trip might seem a bit odd, but this one might convince you.
Visiting a library during your trip might seem a bit odd, but this one might convince you. The library has the largest collection of English language books in Bangkok, catering to the many Western expats in the area. There is also an art gallery, a cafe, creative workshops and plenty of events throughout the year. Also, the European-style building from the late 19th century is of great architectural interest.
195 Surawong Rd
+66 2 233-1731
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