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Top 3 Attractions in Sathorn Bangkok – Sightseeing in Bangkok's Commercial District

Sathorn Bangkok's high rise buildings are a critical feature in Bangkok's breathtaking skyline. The commercial district is also home to a number of attractions that immerse tradition with modernity.

1

M.R. Kukrit's House

The name might be unfamiliar to most tourists, but M R Kukrit Pramoj was once the Prime Minister of the country and is one of the most celebrated personalities in Thailand. A talented writer, poet and of course, a great politician, this was once his house and has now been turned into a heritage museum that displays the life of this national artist. With a brilliant architectural design, this house looks like a traditional Thailand living space and has many cultural artefacts. Furthermore, the premises have 5 teak houses made of wood and a beauteous pond set in the middle of a well manicured garden. A visit to this house is guaranteed to transverse you back in time.

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Lumpini Park

It is no secret that Bangkok is terribly vociferous and tiring. If you are looking for refuge from this, drop in at the Lumpini Park, the oldest park in the city. An urban park that stands toe to toe with most Western gardens, it was first built back in 1920 and is named after the birth place of Lord Buddha. The park has a man made lake in the middle with swan boats available so people can do some exploring and it further has a state of art gym as well as outdoor dancing classes. At a size of one hundred and forty two acres, there is plenty of space for your kids to play while the quiet pagodas offer peace and a way of connecting to nature. If you are lucky you might even feast your eyes on the elusive monitor lizards that haunt the many ponds in the park! Located in the city centre, it is a stone's throw away from 4 star hotels in Bangkok such as the likes of Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok. There are many street food hawkers who sell a number of authentic Thai street food dishes.

3

Christ Church

One of the finest examples of Neo-Norman architecture, the Christ Church is a historical church that deserves a visit. Constructed in the nineteenth century, it is also an excellent location for a religious history fanatic. Known for its welcoming atmosphere, the original eye catching architecture is still intact making it look like it is something right out of medieval Britain. While the inside of the church is quite plain, there are glass windows that portray the history of the religion with one glass window showing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Furthermore, the sermon here is also given in English, so if you are looking for an English speaking church while in the city, the Christ Church might be the one you are looking for. Furthermore, the Christ Church is home to the only pipe organ in the country. It is maintained by one Australian whenever he is passing through the city.

4

Blue Elephant Cooking School

Learn the art of preparing the most extravagant Thai dishes with a visit to the Blue Elephant Cooking School. The institution mostly focuses on royal Thai dishes, which means you will be gaining knowledge behind recipes enjoyed by the nation's historical elite. These dishes include the likes of mung bean jasmine cake, and steamed minced chicken and crab. One can choose between morning classes or afternoon classes. This is definitely one of the most life-changing experiences you can have in Bangkok.

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