Famous Architecture Tour, Bangkok

Bangkok's varied skyline is a true architectural inspiration, with its unique mix of strange buildings, Italian-inspired designs and modern tall towers. If you take a walk around the city's streets you'll find hidden passageways, regular houses, exhilarating foreign designs and luxurious modern structures. Get the best views of all these sights with our Famous Architecture Tour.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Guide Name: Famous Architecture Tour
Guide Location: Thailand » Bangkok (See other walking tours in Bangkok)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.6 km
Author: valery
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Suan Pakkad Palace

1) Suan Pakkad Palace

Opened in 1952, this traditional first of its kind Thai style museum was originally the private residence of Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Chumbhot of Nagara Svarga. Comprising of antique collections of Royal Highnesses passed down through generations, the Suan Pakkad Palace is a combination of fine arts and ancient artifacts from the era of H.R.H. Prince Paribatra Sukhumbandhu, son of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn, Rama V and Her Majesty Queen Sukhumala Marasri.

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Baiyoke Tower 2

2) Baiyoke Tower 2

Baiyoke Tower II, located in the Ratchathewi district of Bangkok, is the tallest building in Thailand. It contains the Baiyoke Sky Hotel, the tallest hotel in Southeast Asia and the fourth-tallest all-hotel structure in the world. Consisting of 85 floors, it is 328 m (1,076 ft) tall including antenna which was added two years later. Tower was completed in 1997 with the hotel offering 673 guest rooms. Observation Deck on the 77th floor offers incomparable panorama views of Bangkok. Sky...   view more
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China Resources Tower

3) China Resources Tower

The China Resources Tower is a skyscraper situated in the Siam area of the city. It's one part of a three-tower development called the All Seasons Place complex. Built in 2002, it's the city's fifth largest high rise and can be counted among Thailand's tallest office buildings, with a height of 210 meters across 53...   view more
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U Chu Liang Tower

4) U Chu Liang Tower

The U Chu Liang Tower is just one of Bangkok's many modern architectural features. Rising 40 floors high, it was designed by the famous architectural firm Tandem Architects. A relatively new building, it's easy to spot even from far away because of its stunning windows and structure. Located near Lumpini Park, this unique building houses many different offices and conference...   view more
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Amigo Tower

5) Amigo Tower

The Amigo Tower is located in Silom in the Lumpini zone. At 755 meters tall it towers over most other buildings around and can be seen from long distances. Featuring beautiful multi-colored window panes, the top of the tower offers a vast vista that gives visitors the best possible view of Bangkok. Functioning mainly as an office building, the tower also has many nice restaurants. The area surrounding the tower also has many points of interest such as a large bazaar, a church and shopping...   view more
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Hualamphong Station Bangkok

6) Hualamphong Station Bangkok

Located in the center of the city, Hua Lamphong Grand Central Railway Station, officially known as the Bangkok Grand Central Terminal Railway Station, is the main railway station in Bangkok. It is completed in June 1916 after six years of construction work and is operated by the State Railway of Thailand. Built in Italian Neo-Renaissance style, the station is decorated with wooden roofs and stained glass windows.

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Walking Tours in Bangkok, Thailand

Create Your Own Walk in Bangkok

Create Your Own Walk in Bangkok

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bangkok is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Landmarks Walk in Bangkok

Landmarks Walk in Bangkok

Before modern times, Thai sculptors focused exclusively on creating images of Buddha, leading to Thailand being one of the world's best locations for Buddhist art. By the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th Century, Western fashions had begun to influence classical Thai art forms, particularly architecture and sculpture. Take our tour to see the top landmarks of the Thai capital.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.0 km
Places of Worship Walk in Bangkok

Places of Worship Walk in Bangkok

Bangkok is an old metropolis that has been home to a diverse population of cultures, nationalities and religious beliefs for centuries. While Buddhism is by far the biggest religion, spiritual tolerance has long facilitated the co-existence of other faiths in the Thai capital. In fact, some of the churches are among the most impressive foreign buildings in all of Bangkok. Take our tour to see the most visited places of worship in the Thai capital.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
Museums Walking Tour in Bangkok

Museums Walking Tour in Bangkok

Bangkok's numerous museums each contribute to a magnificent, weird and wonderful tapestry that offers visitors a keen insight into Thailand's varied traditions. Some of the museums, like the Royal Barge Museum, the National Museum and the Human Imagery Museum are housed in buildings that are as noteworthy in themselves as the exhibits they contain. Take this tour to catch the city's best museums.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
Art Galleries Walking Tour in Bangkok

Art Galleries Walking Tour in Bangkok

Bangkok has an appealing selection of art that includes lively modern expressions and beautiful classical representations. Both public galleries and private galleries with artworks for sale are dotted around the city. Don't leave Bangkok without seeing the city's best galleries in our Art Galleries Walking Tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Wats and Temples of Bangkok

Wats and Temples of Bangkok

Bangkok's shrines are integral to the city's heart and soul. These edifices can impress and overwhelm even the most experienced traveler. In the city you'll find thousands of sites with decorated glass and ceramics and ornamented with complex configurations of painted gold. Take our tour of Wats and Temples to see the best of the many holy shrines Bangkok has to offer.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.5 km
Chinatown Walking Tour in Bangkok

Chinatown Walking Tour in Bangkok

One of the city's brightest, most vibrant and interesting districts, Chinatown is packed with some of the best tourist spots in Bangkok including great museums and amazing temples. See the top sights with our Chinatown Walking Tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km

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