7 Places to Visit in Siam - Bangkok Oasis Hotel

Bangkok is an incredible place to visit. If you have stopped by, you’re sure to have visited the Siam area, right in the center of town. People usually head to the area to shop, but is a plethora of other things you can do in the area, from taking in some culture to watching the sunset with a good cocktail on a rooftop. Here are seven places you should visit in Siam.

Playhouse Theater Cabaret

This establishment is housed within the Asia Hotel, hosting different shows each night. There are a variety of programs here, from ballet to Bollywood to burlesque. There are family-friendly shows and it’s a great way to enjoy the evening in the City of Angels.

Heaven Bangkok

Though Central World is known for the great international brands that are selling their goods in the lower floors, there is another treat that less people know about. On the 17th to 20th floors, there is a rooftop bar that you can visit. There are incredible cocktails, exquisite food, and a gorgeous view of the Bangkok skyline. The entire complex houses three different bars: Zense Gourmet Deck and Lounge, Shintori Japanese Art Cuisine, and Horizons Gastronomy and Mixology.

Siam Ocean World

This is the perfect place to spend a particularly hot or rainy afternoon in Bangkok. Escape the heat (or the rain) by heading down to the basement of the Siam Paragon shopping center. It is the largest aquarium in Asia, and there are tens of thousands of underwater creatures that you can visit here. There are periodic shows of shark feeding, penguin feeding, and a number of other things. The kids will love it!

Jim Thompson’s House

Thailand is well-known for the silk products produced. Jim Thompson, an American businessman, was a major part of the industry, helping to revitalize the industry more than fifty years ago. He was awarded with the Order of the White Elephant in honor of his contributions. His house still stands in the Siam area. Stop by to see how both Thai and American traditions can work together in a beautiful estate. There is a restaurant and bar on site too, where you can enjoy incredible Thai food paired with delicious Western wine.

Pathum Wanaram Temple

Siam has a number of temples, but this is one of the more noteworthy locations. King Rama IV built this place of worship nearly 200 years ago near his palace, Sa Pathum. It is beautiful, with intricately fashioned architecture and fascinating sculptures in the crematorium of the Princess Mother of Thailand.

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

This modern building is easily accessible from the city’s skytrain, and is an exhibition space and showroom for both recognized Thai art names and up-and-coming artists. There are always exhibitions, but if you get lucky, you may visit on a day when they are hosting a film screening, concert, or art forum. The art on display is rotated regularly, so even if you’re returning after having already visited, there’s sure to be something new. It’s also free, so it’s a great place to visit when you’ve already emptied your wallet on your shopping spree.

Human Body Museum

This museum is small, but definitely worth a visit. It is what it sounds like - a museum of dissected human bodies. You have to venture into the medical university of Chulalongkorn University to get there. Look for the Faculty of Dentistry building, and you’ll soon spot the educational project on display. The bodies are dissected in a way where you can see the different organs and systems. Though you may find it creepy, it was intended to appreciate the complexity of the human body.

Bangkok Oasis Hotel is a budget hotel only a few minutes away from Siam. If you’re looking for an affordable, convenient place to stay in the City of Angels, get in touch today! :)

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