While the choice of things to do in Sathorn is perhaps not as extensive as it is other parts of Bangkok, it's certainly varied and remarkable. The area is home to the city's biggest park, iconic buildings and an impressive range of courses, so you can learn some useful new skills like Thai cooking, art, languages and even fashion design. What it lacks in terms of traditional sights and attractions, Sathorn certainly makes up for with great location to reach many of the city's highlights easily.
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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: Wednesday–Sunday from 1pm to 7pm
- Location: 13/3 Soi Atthakan Prasit, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
- 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, so you can certainly learn something. The Blue Elephant Cooking School is part of Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11.30am to 2.30pm and from 6pm to 10.30pm
- Location: 233 S Sathon Rd, Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 673 9353
Christ Church Bangkok
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 before 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 a simple gothic-meets-colonial style. Today, it serves a congregation of around 500, lending spiritual shelter from Sathorn Road's intense 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.
- Location: 11 Convent Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 234 3634
Lumpini Park is an inner-city haven of tranquillity, fresh air and shade, offering city dwellers the chance to reconnect with nature. Named after the birthplace of the Lord Buddha in Nepal, the park is about 57.6 hectares in size, making it Bangkok's biggest by a long way. It's home to a variety of flora and fauna. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 4.30am to 9pm
- Location: Rama IV Rd, Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
M.R. Kukrit's House
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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- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 4pm
- Location: 19 Narathiwat Soi 7, Yannawa, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 286 8185
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 mask 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: 191 S Sathon Rd, Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Sathorn Unique - Ghost Tower
Sathorn Unique is a 50-storey incomplete 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, with its typical round balconies and Roman columns. The building is now part of everyday Bangkok life as it's used as a support for a gigantic advertising banner.
- Location: Charoen Krung Rd, Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
The Roof @ 38 at Mode Sathorn Hotel
The Roof @38th Bar at Mode Sathorn Hotel is, you guessed it, a rooftop bar in Bangkok! On the 38th floor (unsurprisingly) of this fashionable hotel, easily identifiable by its mauve colour, you're way above the traffic jams and the little annoyances of big city life. The rooftop is entirely open-sky, so not really an option Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm to 1am (Sundays until 12am)
- Location: 38th Floor, Mode Sathorn Hotel, 144 N Sathon Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 623 4555
Vertigo at Banyan Tree
Vertigo and Moon Bar at Banyan Tree Bangkok is a luxurious rooftop bar and restaurant with expansive views of the cityscape. Located on the 61st floor of the 5-star hotel, it has a narrow and elongated shape that gives you an impression of being aboard a spaceship. It’s also one of the few rooftop bars Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm to 1am
- Location: 61st Floor, Banyan Tree Bangkok, 21/100 South Sathon Road, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 679 1200