Updated June 2015
Bangkok is a city full of surprises and a few fun things to do that I have discovered on my last two trips to the city are the following.
Like most things in Bangkok you need to take a taxi to this. About an hour from Siam square take the BTS line to Bearing and then take a taxi to the Museum. The entrance fee for tourists is 400 Baht and it is totally worth it.
The main focal point of the museum is the gigantic 3 headed elephant which is a shrine to Suvarnabhumi and the Kingdom of Siam.
Don’t be fooled by the size of this Elephant in the picture it is gigantic, one leg is a lift to take you up into the body of the elephant which houses a shrine in his body.
The inside of the building is beautifully ornate with a grand staircase leading you past a Buddha.
Once you reach the top floor there is a lift to take you up into the body of the elephant which has a large Buddha that you can sit next to.
Outside you can make an offering to Buddha and have your fortune told with the fortune sticks.
You can leave some incence to burn too.
The final thing you can do is release a lotus flower into the pond that circles the elephant building.
Address: 99/9 Moo 1, Bang Muang Mai, Samut Prakan 10270, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 371 3135
Part of the same company as the Erawan Museum, Ancient Siam is about an hour and a half from Siam square depending on traffic congestion. Again take the BTS to Bearing and then a taxi from the station to the park.
The park is incredible – it has so many buildings from around the whole of Thailand across 100’s of years of Siam history and all in one place. I would recommend you have at least 4/5 hours to go around it, it is huge and well worth the trip.
Address: 296/1,Sukhumvit Rd., Bang Pu, Muang Samut Prakan, Samutparkan, 10270, Thailand
Purr Cat Cafe Club
Ok so this is not going to interest everyone, but I was in love with this cafe. Located between Thong Lo and Phrom Phong is the Purr Car Cafe Club. You pay a 200 Thai Batt entrance fee, or this is waived if you buy a tea set for around 250 thai batt and you can then sit and drink coffee, eat cake and play with all the beautiful cats that live in the cafe. Purrfect if you are missing some feline affection.