What you'll do
Starting from BTS Siam Station, we will visit Pathum Wanaram Temple, which was built in 1857. Hidden among the buildings in the busy town, this is where you can make merit and experience the peacefulness amidst the bustling city. Next, we go to the Jim Thompson House where it used to be a resident of an American who moved to live in Thailand in 1946. With his teak-wood Thai-styled houses, he collected many valuable Thai antiques and made the Thai silk industry become world-famous. After having a lunch at Jim Thompson Restaurant, we will walk to Chulalongkorn University, the oldest university in Thailand which was established in 1917. I will take you to see the statues of two Thai Kings, the auditorium, five Chamchuri trees, traditional Thai-styled buildings and the university museum. Then, we will walk back to MBK Center to try the best Thai coconut custard toast bread. This bakery has been opened for over 5 decades. Then, we head to Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) where you can find many artworks from both Thai and International artists. Come along with me and I will show you the other shade of Central Bangkok you have never seen before!
Sawasdee Krub :) My name is Taro, Co-founder of TakeMeTour. My team and I work together to create the best authentic experiences to travellers from around the world! For this experience, you will be accompanied by my team member named Kittichai. He's been living in Pathumwan district for 35 years, and his home is very close to the Jim Thompson House (only 200 meters). He knows every angle of this area (the history and also the best local food). Although Pathumwan is the CBD, there’re many interesting places that other people might not know. Therefore, he's proud to present that his neighborhood is not only well-known as the business area, but it’s also full of history and art. With his passion for storytelling and the experience of being Local Expert for 2 years, you will have an unbelievable experience with him!
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Where you'll be
We will visit the Jim Thompson House where an American living in Bangkok who made the Thai silk well-known and collected many ancient Thai staffs in his house was disappeared mysteriously. Apart from this place, we also go to the hidden temple in the CDB, the first university of Thailand and the Bangkok Art & Culture Center.
Keep these in mind
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Up to 8 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
This experience is a part of Airbnb/TakeMeTour partnership.
Jim Thompson House & Sightseeing Nearby