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Top 5 Attractions in Sathorn - What to experience in the city

There are numerous fun and entertaining things do in Sathorn, from exploring the busy streets to visiting prominent landmarks. Here are just a few to try if you've got time on your hands.

1

Christ Church

After the arrival of missionaries during the 19th century, Thailand's King Rama IV granted them land for a church to be built along Charoenkrung Road. However, soon the congregation was too large for the church, and in the early 1900s King Rama V once again gave approval for a larger and more centrally located church to be constructed. The result of this was Christ Church - a beautiful, Gothic-styled Anglican church which serves a congregation of 500 worshipers. The church's interior contains exquisite stained glass windows, and the country's only pipe organ.

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Travel by boat

Bangkok's mighty Chao Phraya River and weaving canals once served as the main means of transportation around the city, and while they have been greatly replaced by modern means of transportation, locals still use them to commute around the city. Traveling by boat offers visitors a new perspective of the city and the diversity of its people - from modern skyscrapers, to serene Buddhist temples and noisy markets. Visitors can hop on a tourist boat at the Sathorn pier, and cruise down the river.

3

Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park is the biggest park, and natural recreational area in Bangkok, which provides a peaceful escape for many locals from the noise and congestion of the city. In addition, the park is home to several species of birds, making it a great place for city dwellers to commune with nature. The park was originally in the created 1920s to host exhibitions for crafts and flower displays. However, that plan never reached realisation, and instead Lumpini Park grew into the charming place locals have come to love. Lumpini Park is located on Rama IV Road, Pathumwan, near several notable shopping malls and 4 star hotels in Bangkok, such as the contemporary Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok. On weekends, the park is filled with families who come to enjoy the natural surroundings and fresh air, so try to visit either early morning or during late evening.

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M.R. Kukrit's House

M.R. Kukrit, the Prime Minister from 1974 to 1975 - a prolific writer, poet, political leader and artist, the house serves as a heritage museum, dedicated to this honourable Thai statesman. Designed like a traditional Thai home, the compound consists of 5 teak houses and a beautifully designed pond garden. The house contains historical pieces ranging from cultural objects to items that belonged to M.R. Kukrit, as well as a library.

5

Vertigo Bar

While Bangkok is filled with plenty of trendy rooftop bars, a visit to Vertigo guarantees an unforgettable experience like no other. Located on the 61st floor of a building overlooking the city, the bar stands out among the rest due to its lack of walls or roof, which give it spectacular views over Bangkok.