Na Phra Lan Rd., near Sanam Luang/Open daily 8:30am-4pm/proper attire required
(Temple of the Emerald Buddha) Na Phra Lan Rd., near Sanam Luang/Open daily 08:30-15:30
Chetuphon/Thaiwong Rd/Open daily 08:00-noon, 13:00-17:00
34 Arun Amarin Rd, western bank of the Chao Phraya River/Open daily 08:00-17:00
Ratchadamri Rd, near Erawan Bangkok/Open daily 06:30-22:30
6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama I Rd/Open daily 09:00-17:00
Sri Ayutthaya Rd, Rajatavee/Open daily 09:00-16:00
King Mongkut Hospital, 315 Ratchawithi Rd/Open Mon-Fri 08:30-16:30
As the King has moved his residence to Chitrlada Palace in northern Bangkok, the Grand Palace, built in 1882, is now only used for major ceremonies or Royal functions. Its exterior, an interesting blend of Thai and European architecture, is worth a look and there are a couple of staterooms and halls that are open to visitors.
The home to Thailand's most sacred relic-the Emerald Buddha-and the country's most stunning temple, Wat Phra Kaew, was completed two years after the capital was moved from Thonburi to Rattanakosin in 1784 and forms the northeastern corner of the Grand Palace complex.
Across the river from Wat Pho is Wat Arun or Temple of the Dawn, one of the city's best-loved landmarks and an important religious sight in its own right. Before being moved to Wat Phra Kaew, the Emerald Buddha was temporarily housed here by Rama I where there had been a temple since the Ayutthaya period.
When you stay at the Indra Regent you are on the doorstep of some of the finest shopping in Bangkok. From its very own arcade and nearby vibrant outdoor market to large shopping centers.
Attached to Indra Regent Hotel is Indra Square consisting of over 100 small retail and wholesale shops. Indra Square offers trendy fashion and accessories for men, women, and children as well as other products from luggages to lingerie. There are also shops selling Thai arts and crafts, toys, electronics, mobile phone and accessories. You can also find reasonable-priced tailor shops offering 24-hours service with a full range of Thai silks, cottons, local and imported fabrics. Fast food outlets such as Amazon Coffee, KFC, Swensen's, and Black Canyon keep shoppers energised. On the third floor is a large fast food court featuring international and Thai cuisine.
The Indra Regent is ideally situated right in the heart of the Pratunam Market, famous for great bargains in readymade retail and wholesale garments, leather goods, watches, and souvenirs.
Bangkok's best shopping centers are within a few kilometers of the Indra Regent Hotel. Most of them are within walking distance while others are approximately 10 minutes away by taxi.
Bangkok has no shortage of clothing outlets. The Pratunam Market, also known as the garment district, is lined with wholesalers and retailers of T-shirts and ready-to-wear garments.
International and Thai designerwear are available at various shopping centres near the hotel. Thai designerwear is highly recommended due to its international standard, beautiful design, and inexpensiveness.
The exotic hand-woven Thai silk is perhaps the best buy in Bangkok. The legendary American, Jim Thompson, introduced radiant colorfast dyes to Thai silk in the 50's.
His bold innovations resulted in the bright spectrum of shades displayed in the plaids, stripes, and prints that grace the shops today. A branch of the Jim Thompson Store is located at Central World.
Most Thai handicrafts come from the northern region of Thailand. You can visit the Narai Phand Handicraft Center on Ratchadamri Road for these products in Bangkok. Supported by the Thai government, this store has every possible handicraft at fixed prices.
Indra Regent Hotel Bangkok