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Right at the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the Old Customs House is right where the 19th-century port of Bangkok used to be.
Right at the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the Old Customs House is right where the 19th-century port of Bangkok used to be. Now it is a crumbling building which needs a lot of renovation to get back into a useful state, but its obvious that this grand colonial-style home was once the pride of the area. It was built in the 1880s and used to levy taxes on traders that moved in and out of Siam. It's not open to the public, but you can walk around and try to grasp the atmosphere of Bangkok in the 19th century. It was used in Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood for Love, a Chinese movie that's worth the watch.
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Patpong is one of Bangkok's night entertainment districts, dotted with bars, dance clubs and an open-air market
The Samphanthawong Museum traces the history of early Chinese immigrants in Bangkok, their contribution to the city and the growth of Chinatown on Yaowarat
Rarely visited by foreigners, Wat Hua Lamphong is actually not that remarkable, but it is lively and thus gives a good insight in how the locals experience their religion
The Assumption Cathedral is the main Roman Catholic church of Bangkok
The 314 metre high MahaNakhon is the tallest building in Thailand
Visiting a library during your trip might seem a bit odd, but this one might convince you
One of only two Hindu temples in Bangkok, the Sri Mariamman Temple is actually a great experience