River View Guest House Bangkok
Even though we promise you that we are not in the touristic area, this mean we are tucked away from bars, clubs, shops, and those noisy stuffs. But on the other hand, we are very much in the middle of once-upon-the-time very happening historic part of Bangkok, I mean over hundred years ago, when Thailand opened it's country to International Trade to European countries.
Our great location of Talad Noi Area is in adjacent of Chinatown and Sri Praya area. It allows you to reach Bangkok's historic attractions easily by walk and public transportation, by River boat in particularly.
Within 10 minutes walking distance
2. Yaowarat or Chinatown: By day, it is famous street for buying gold and it's fresh food market. By night, it stays alive and become gastronomic heaven. A true definition of "Bangkok never sleep".
Catholic church has founded over 200 years ago by Portuguese priests moved from Ayuthaya, a previous capital of the Kingdom. The name was given as to follow the name of the mountain, Kalawario, Jesus Christ was fasten on a cross. It's in Gothic style architecture and has beautiful stained glass inside.
4. River City Shopping Center: This very first shopping center by the river has just gone through a renovations. It's originally well-known for its Antique Shops, which you can profit from thousands of South East Asian masterpieces. Just walk through it, it will make you feel like you're in the museum. Recently, it has incorporated many Chic-and-cool dinning such as Tapas Bar, Bar-BQ on the rooftop, or even simply McDonalds. Aslo, a place for 24-hour Tops Market, Money Exchange, High Quality Tailors, Souvenirs, and River Dinner Cruise Hub.
5. Wat Mahaphutaram: Our neighbouring temple has a magnificent architect.
6. Siam Commercial Bank Talad Noi Branch: Thailand's first commercial bank built by Thai people. The building is now registered as National Treasure.
7. Sampheg Lane: The first and busiest retail street where you can buy from commerical items to gifts by large quantity only.
By River Boat
The nearest pier to us is N4-Marine Department Pier or formerly known as Krom
Jao Tha Pier. The regular river boat, without any flag, stop every pier, while
the express boat with orange flag is faster with a bit extra cost. It’s the
easiest way to experience the Bangkok way of leaving. As the Bangkok once was
called the Venice of the East, the Chaopraya River is still the heart of the
Attractions by the river
1. Grand Palace: A must-see tourist attraction. Make sure you check the opening time before visit.
2. Wat Pho or Temple of Sleeping Buddha: Stunning
sleeping golden buddha where you can stop at the oldest Thai tradition massage
school for most authentic massage.
3. Wat Arun or Temple or Dawn: breath-taking ancient architect that wow every visitors.
4. Oriental Hotel & Spa: One of the best hotel in the world where we recommend for afternoon tea and also one of the best in the world spa.
5. Kao San Road: Home of backpackers; plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops.
River Boat Map
Several buses running near by serving almost every destination.
No. 36, 93 from Sri Praya Road, leads to MBK Shopping Center.
No. 1 from Chareon Krung Road, to Chinatown, Wat Pho, and Grand Palace.
By underground (MRT) and sky train
The nearest MRT station is at Hualamphong Station which is about 10 minutes walk to us. You can take the underground to Chatuchak or the Weekend Market, or to Lumpini Park for a walk or running. The connection of the MRT and the sky train is at Saladaeng Station where you can reach the business district of Silom, or take the sky train to center city where several shopping malls located such as Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery, Maboonklong (MBK), and Central World.
By Taxi and Tuk-tuk
Taxis are metered by distance and time waiting. Tuk-tuks are not metered, so it can be negotiable.
Attractions within 15 minutes by car (off rush hour)
1. MBK shopping center and Siam Square: This
is the center of shopping heaven. It is also a walking distance to Siam
Paragon, Central World, and Gaysorn Plaza.
2. State Tower or Sirocco Bar: Rated as the best and highest bar in the world. Smart-casual dress code is very strict.
3. Lumpini Park: A great public park where you can observe or participate Bangkok's lifestyle early in the morning or by late afternoon. Famous for running, Tai Chi, weight lifting, and Aerobics. Open to public free of charge. The Lumpini Boxing Stadium is also a stone-thrown away.
4. Pat Pong or Silom Night Bazaar: a notorious red light district where you can find exotic shows, bars, and counterfeit items.