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Right at the banks of the Chao Phraya River is this classical Venetian-style building from the Danish East Asiatic Company.
Right at the banks of the Chao Phraya River is this classical Venetian-style building from the Danish East Asiatic Company. It was built in 1901. A large share of foreign trade that came from the warehouses had to go through this building before heading for Europe. No public entry allowed.
The Victory Monument was constructed in 1941 by military dictator Plaek Pibulsongkhram to commemorate the 59 Thais who lost their lives in the short and inconclusive Franco-Thai War
Definitely off the tourist trail, this more or less deserted temple shows how local residents practise their religion
The exhibition features a collection of old and modern items that were used every day by both townspeople and villagers
The Suan Pakkad Palace is a complex of five Thai-style houses which were once the residence of one of Thailand's leading art collectors, Prince Chumbhot of Nagara Svarga
Portuguese descendants of the early traders in Ayutthaya first settled at the other bank of the river in Thonburi (at the site of the Santa Cruz Church), but gradually moved towards the other bank of the river
The Baiyoke Tower II is the tallest tower in Bangkok, soaring 304-metres into the sky
The Bangkok Dolls Museum displays a collection of about 400 dolls from around the world
The zoo is a good destination for families and children with animals such as giraffes, zebras, deer, hippos, elephants and tigers
Pratunam is a major market area for good bargains on clothes and accessories