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Unique Attractions in Sathon – Vamp Up Your Bangkok Vacation

There is never a dull moment around the precinct of Sathon; catch a boxing match at Lumpini Stadium, indulge is a fashion design course and stop for coffee at Starbucks; choices are endless.

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Christ Church

In the mid-19th century, permission was given by King Rama IV to build a Christian church on Charoenkrung Road. This was in lieu of the increased protestant influence at the time. The 'English' church as it was known then, soon gained popularity and started to expand, again with permission from the king. Finally what evolved was today's beautiful structure which is the Anglican Church located on Convent Road, Sathon. The building is a fine amalgamation of Gothic styles and Colonial influences enhanced by beautiful stained glass windows and a white exterior. The congregation has grown to 500 at this church which houses the only pipe organ in Bangkok. If you need a respite from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok's streets head over to the serene confines of this historic building.

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Lumpini Park

An iconic attraction that seems to be the centre of Sathon, Lumpini Park is central to many hotel apartments in Bangkok. The name denotes the birth place of Lord Buddha in India and is indeed a tranquil haven of lush greenery. The 'go to' place for loads of fresh air and wide open spaces the park is quite close to Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok; if you choose to enjoy the immense convenience of accommodation at apartment hotels. The park is over 500sqkms in size and houses a wide variety of exotic plants and flowers; it is open from 04:00hrs to 21:00hrs.

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Visit M.R. Kukrit's House

The home of Thailand's Premier from 1974 to 1975, M.R. Kukrit Pramoj, the house located in Soi Suan Phlu is a must visit if you love beautiful surroundings. The place is an ode to the talented politician's many skills as poet, artist and writer. Consists of 5 wooden houses resting on stilts; built under the Premier's supervision the project took a staggering 20 years to complete. Each one of these houses is connected to each other and yield a fine collection of treasures. Marvel at fine china, antique Buddha images and beautiful period furniture – each item carefully collected by Kukrit. The gardens are quite a treat, inundated with all manner of flowering shrubs and trees while the well-stocked library showcases the owner's diverse interests.

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Check Out the Vertigo Rooftop Bar

The Lumpini Boxing Stadium plays host to regular matches and is located across the street from the Vertigo rooftop bar. A marvellous place to end up after touring the precinct the rooftop offers stunning views of the city. Made to look like a spaceship the bar cum restaurant is a good spot to park for the night and enjoy the cool Bangkok nights.

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YenakArt Villa

Located in the ritzy back roads of Bangkok this chic art house is a must for all culture buffs. There is an ever-changing display of fabulous artworks at any given time. And while most viewings are by prior appointment only, you can check for open house days and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and trendy displays.