Discover Some of Bangkok’s Hidden Gems
Escapades Off the Beaten Path
Bangkok, a bustling metropolis known for its historical sites, modern marvels and vibrant culture has more to offer than meets the eye. While popular attractions like the Grand Palace are must-visit spots, there are hidden gems that do not always get highlighted but are worth visiting too. Read on to find out more.
Wat Pariwat | img via wikipedia commons
The Amulet Market
Tucked away in the city, the Amulet Market offers one of the most fascinating sites to wander around; you will come across numerous vendors with stalls filled with an astonishing array of amulets, charms, and talismans. Each item has a different purpose such as warding off evil, providing protection or bringing good fortune. This market which can be easily accessed from 4 star hotels in Sukhumvit, Bangkok is a great place to soak up some local culture and even buy a unique memento that will bring you good luck!
Among the more intriguing temples in Bangkok, Wat Pariwat is also known as the ‘David Beckham Temple’ for its unusual yet captivating statue of the famous British footballer! Within a 15-minute taxi ride from properties like Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18, this temple stands out for its unique blend of traditional Thai and contemporary art. Interestingly, the integration of pop culture sculptures and artwork here is to activate the creative imagination of young people. That is why, at this site, you will also see creations portraying Winnie the Pooh, Pikachu, Mickey Mouse, Captain America and more!
Caturday Cat Cafe
For cat lovers, or pet lovers for that matter, Caturday Cat Cafe is a delightful sanctuary amidst the urban hustle and bustle. Step into a world where adorable cats roam freely, providing companionship and comfort to visitors. Sip on your favourite coffee and savour yummy cake while you stroke or cuddle with these furry friends, creating a heartwarming experience. It offers a truly unique and tranquil space to unwind with cute cats and suffice it to say, your time here will leave you ‘feline’ fine!
Baan Silapin (The Artist’s House)
Nestled along one of the city’s tranquil canals, Baan Silapin, or the Artist’s House, is a hidden gem showcasing the city’s artistic heritage. Amongst the best things to do in Bangkok is to visit this attraction where creativity and culture intertwine. The house itself is over a century old and today, provides a fascinating gallery where one can take in diverse artistic creations be it paintings, puppets, or masks. One of its key allures is the traditional Thai puppet show that is hosted here which brings ancient stories to life.