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Top 5 Things to do in Siam – The list that covers it all!

Whether you are looking to get a cultural fix at the city's greatest art gallery and culture centre or whether you would like to douse yourself with some ancient history of the country visiting its extravagant teak villas, famous temples and shrines, our list has got you covered!


Visit the Jim Thompson House

This is the former home of the late James Harrison Wilson Thompson, who was an American businessman who spent the better part of his young life dedicated to reviving the Thai Silk trade in the 1950s. This magnificent garden-enclosed compound comprises of 6 traditional Thai teakwood houses and sits on the bank of the Saen Saeb Canal. The house has been transformed into a museum and art centre that is dedicated to showcasing the proud Thai-silk culture of the country through a vivacious collection of Thompson's Asian antiques and Thai silk. This establishment is most certainly an architectural marvel and deserves to make the top of your to-do list of things in Siam!


The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)

BACC offers a wide range of contemporary art, design, music, theatre and film in the city. It hosts exhibitions that showcase various avenues of arts with the best part about it being the international feel it lets you with explanations in English and ample bilingual staff at hand to explain the needful to you without concern. For those of you with a refined taste of artistry, we would highly recommend a visit to the BACC.


SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

The SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World is one of the largest aquariums in the whole of Southeast Asia and is situated 2 levels under the Siam Paragon shopping mall. This aquatic wonderland spans the size of 3 Olympic pools put together and houses over 30,000 marine creatures from all over the world! Now, this is one of the places you can most certainly take your littles out for a visit- they will love its round-the-clock shows, shark feeding sessions, rocky shore talks, penguin feeding sessions among the many other things to do around here. Period! The fact that SEA LIFE aquarium is located in close proximity to most Sukhumvit hotels Bangkok, for instance like Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, makes it a much easier place to visit and locate!


Pay a Visit to the Pathum Wanaram Temple

The Pathum Wanaram Temple was initially built by King Rama IV in the year 1857 as a place of worship that would be located close to his Sa Pathum Palace. When visiting this temple, do make sure to pay explicit attention to its intricate carvings that demonstrate the excellent craftsmanship of the sculptors back in the day! Strangely symbolising the best of modern-day Bangkok, the temple is situated between the Central World Place and Siam Paragon Mall and is just impossible to miss!


Strike a pose at the Madame Tussauds Museum

These lifelike wax figures are just way too good to be true! The majority of wax figures on display here are permitted to be touched, hugged, strike funny poses with and peck a kiss even! Girls and boys here so here comes your chance to pose for some glam pics with the hunky Vin Diesel or even walk the red carpet with Angelina Jolie!