Feung Nakorn Balcony (FNB) is perfectly situated amongst many historical attractions. It is where you will rediscover the classic grandeur of old Bangkok living. From FNB, you can leisurely stroll to these amazing nearby attractions.
The Grand Palace
(15 mins walk / Everyday 8.30-15.30)
The Grand Palace (Emerald Buddha), or Wat Phrakaew, is an important symbol of Bangkok for Thais. It has an area of more than 240,000 square-metres that visitors both Thai and foreign always visit and worship. Inside, you’ll find The Emerald Buddha, the most sacred Buddha image in Thailand, placed inside The Temple of the Emerald Buddha which adjoins on common ground.
(10 mins walk / Everyday 8.00 am-6.00pm)
Wat Pho, or Wat Phra Chetuphon as it is commonly known to Thais, is mainly famous for the huge Reclining Buddha statue it houses. Wat Pho is also famous as Thailand’s first university, and is a center for traditional Thai massage. It is also possible to take courses to learn traditional Thai massage and to get a massage here.
(right across the street in just two minutes / Everyday 09.00-17.00 )
Wat Ratchabopit is an old temple under the care of the monarchy dated back since the King Rama V era. Withstanding the time for almost 150 years, Wat Ratchabophit still hold its beauty and serenity with its Thai and Europe architecture and the outstanding beauty of coated porcelain tile which were used all around the temple. You can visit and join in the Buddhist special events like Makha Puja, Asalha Puja and Vesak day in the Vien Tain ceremony and Flower alms.
(20 mins walk to Tha tien pier and take a ferryboat across/ Everyday 08.00-18.00)
The famous Wat Arun, perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn, is one of the best-known landmarks and one of the most published images of Bangkok (on the back of 10 Bath coin ). It consists of a massive elongated prang (Khmer-style tower), and is surrounded by four smaller prangs. Due to its location, by far the best and most common way to get to Wat Arun is on the river. The Tha Tien express boat pier, at the southwest corner of the Grand Palace / Wat Phra Kaew, is opposite Wat Arun and has boats leaving every few minutes.
(15 mins walk / Everyday10.00-02.00)
Kaosan Road is a short stree in central Bankok, which in recent years has become popular with backpackers and local residents especially artists and art students. There are many pubs and bars where backpackers meet to discuss their travels. The area is internationally known as a center of dancing and partying. And during Songkran Festival (traditional Thai New Year) between April 13 to April 15, water splashing here usually turns into a huge fun-filled water fight. One Thai writer has described Khaosan as “a short road that has the longest dream in the world.”
(25 mins walk or 5 mins by bus no.1)
The Chinatown district is one of the oldest areas of Bangkok where Chinese merchants originally moved to. Busy Yaowarat road is Chinatown’s main street, and has one of the greatest concentrations of gold shops anywhere, reflecting the love of gold the Thai-Chinese community are often thought to have. There are dozens of them, all dazzling and brightly colored, and with mainly very good prices. There are also plenty of restaurants round here where you can get birds-nest soup, dim sum, shark’s fin soup and other traditional Chinese delicacies.
Temples & shrines
- Lak Meung shrine – city shrine (20 mins walk)
- Tiger shrine (10 mins walk)
- Kruhdhawarasrikurusihgsapar Skih temple – first and biggest skih temple in Thailand (25 mins walk)
- Wat Suthat (10 mins walk)
- Wat Mahathat & Amulet market (25 mins walk / 8.00-18.00)
- Loha Prasada – Metal Castle(20 mins walk)
- Golden mountain (20 mins walk)
- The Old Siam Plaza (10 mins walk / 9.00-20.00 ) Thai Silk , Thai dessert
- Phahurat road (15 mins walk/9.00-18.00) Indian cloths and accessories
- Sampeng Lane ( 20 mins walk / 8.00-18.00 ) Whole sale Stationary gift shop & accessories
- Pak Khlong Talard flower market (Everyday 24 hours) largest flower market in Bangkok / best at night
- Saphan Phut Memorial Bridge (Tue-Sun 20.00-24.00 ) Night market
Local & cultural
- Morning market (5 mins walk)
- Phahurat road -Thai’s little India (25 mins walk)
- Saranrom royal park – Aerobic dance with neighbors (5 mins walk)
- Monk bowl village (25 mins walk)
Museum & exhibition
- Rommaneenart Park & Correction museum (20 mins walk)
- Museum Siam (15 mins walk / Tue-Sun 10.00-18.00)
- Nitasrattanakosin exhibition hall
- Royal Barges national museum (ferryboat from Tha-Prachan pier to Tha Phra Pin Klao pier, thonburi / Everyday 9.30-17.00)
Memorial & Monument
- October 14 memorial
- Democracy Monument
- Sao Ching-Cha Giant Swing