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List of Activities in Sathorn – Bangkok's Iconic District

Sathorn part of Bangkok's adventure is a fine amalgamation of shopping, restaurants, hotels, entertainment and attractions that showcase the modernism and traditions of the place. Listed are a few.

1

Visit M.R. Kukrit's House

This is one of Bangkok's most cherished heritage museums dedicated to former Prime Minister M R Kukrit Pramoj. The house is an ode to the PM's life as a poet, artist, writer and of course politician. As such the place is filled with a range of historical artefacts as well as personal goods belonging to Kukrit. The layout matches a traditional Thai home and is made up of five teak houses spread across a picturesque pond garden. There is a well-stocked library to explore are well as a vintage pavilion that takes you back in time to a period when life was simpler.

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Relax at Lumpini Park

Prominently featured in every travel guide Bangkok has to offer this beautiful park is located in Pathum Wan. Named after the birthplace of the Buddha the place was opened in 1920 and is the only park that Bangkok can place on par with western counterparts. If the hustle and bustle of Bangkok get too much this is where you should head for some rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. The park is centrally located just 10 minutes from Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel and has a bevy of features such as the artificial lake enhanced with swan boats and a cosmopolitan gym. There are dance classes and running clubs to join as well while sitting on a bench in total bliss and watching the world go by, is about the best experience at Lumpini Park.

3

Enjoy Drinks at a Rooftop Bar

Sunset cocktails at rooftop bars are quite the rage in Bangkok; the ideal sun downer in the bustling city these rooftop bars offer a fine selection of drinks, excellent cuisine and the most stunning views of the city.

4

Set off on a Cruise

Head over to Sathorn Pier and take a sail on the mighty Chao Phraya River. A boat ride along the flowing waters is your best experience of Bangkok. Witness the skyscrapers, temples, restaurants and markets from the water while traversing along the ancient Khlongs or canals will reveal a Thailand of yore with wooden houses on stilts and loads of smiling locals waving from the banks of the river. Water taxis, as well as tourist boats that cover main stops, are ideal while you do have the option of chartering your very own vessel from the luxury Bangkok resort you are staying at.

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Cook Like a Local at Blue Elephant

The cookery school conducted at the Blue Elephant Restaurant is extremely popular; the place has a collection of novice chefs as well as seasoned cooks taking part in its courses. These are available as two sessions for a day; the morning session takes you to the local market where fresh ingredients are gathered. After this, you learn the art of balancing the right amount of herbs and spices to cook like a true local.