Khlong San, Phra Nakhon and Pom Prap Sattru Phai, are nearby areas which are also worth touring.
Do try to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region the special place it is. Take the time to see the many inspiring museums here such as the National Museum Bangkok, the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall and the Museum of Siam. Acclaimed galleries, include the National Gallery Bangkok.
There are a number of natural gifts here as well, so don’t miss the chance to get outdoors. Join in a ball game, watch the passing parade, or just listen to the birdsong at Saranrom Park.
While you are in and around Rattanakosin, treat yourself with a visit to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Temple of the Golden Buddha and Loha Prasat. Visitors who enjoy visiting sacred places will love Wat Pho, Wat Arun and Wat Mahathat. Start your tour of nearby historic attractions at Grand Palace.
Hunt down a bargain, stock up on food or just enjoy the atmosphere at nearby shopping hotspots such as the Khao San Road, the River City Shopping Complex and the Pak Khlong Talat.
To really get to know this fascinating part of the world, think about staying close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep check out the Prince Palace Hotel, the Shanghai Mansion, Best Value Hotel in Asia, and the Millennium Hilton Bangkok.