Traditional Thai dance can be seen at National Theatre, Bangkok. Located next to the National Museum on Na Phra That Road, near Thammasat University, it stages performances of traditional Thai dance and music on the last Friday and Saturday of each month.
The Erawan Shrine is located on the corner of Ratchadamri Road and Ploenchit Road. The shrine is a colourful spot to see Thai people make offerings and asking for blessings. You can also see classical Thai dance performances. The nearest BTS skytrain station is Chidlom.
Located on Ratchadamnern Nok Avenue, Ratchadamnern Boxing Stadium is a popular venue for Muay Thai and holds bouts on Mondays at 5 pm and 9 pm, Wednesdays at 6 pm, Thursdays at 6 pm, and Sundays at 5 pm. There are also special discounts on Sunday nights. The nearest BTS station is Lumpini.
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre features over 300 works of art by Thai and international artists. Designed to strengthen Bangkok’s cultural life, the centre hosts regular exhibitions and events. There is also a café, restaurant, shops and an outdoor plaza. Located next to the National Stadium BTS.
Thai Life Permanent Exhibition Hall is an interesting exhibition that charts the history of the Thai people and the different aspects of Thai culture, from pre-historic times up to the present. Located in the Thailand Cultural Centre on Ratchadaphisek Road, Huay Kwang, Bangkok.
Kamthieng House is located at 131 Sukhumwit Soi 21 Road (Asok) inside the compound of the Siam Society. Built in Chiang Mai over 160 years ago, the traditional northern-style house was later donated to be under the care of the Siam Society serves as a folk, ethnological museum exhibiting the way of life of the northerners and various household items and equipment used in their daily life. Open Tuesdays – Saturdays 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. www.siam-society.org
The Thai Silk Road
The extensive network of ancient trade routes throughout Asia known as the Silk Road brought the glories of hand woven silk to the West.
Here at VIE Hotel Bangkok discovering the allure of silk is a less demanding but equally intriguing journey. We invite you to visit the renowned Jim Thompson House, located a short distance from the hotel.
Jim Thompson’s stunning silks are used throughout VIE Hotel Bangkok, from bed sheets to decoration and upholstery. Join us on a fascinating visit to Jim Thompson House and you’ll learn how the famous American entrepreneur helped revitalize the Thai silk and textile industry, and created world renowned designer brand.
The Jim Thompson House is one of Bangkok’s most popular attractions. This beautiful former home consists of six traditional Thai-style teak houses set in a peaceful riverside setting. Here you can see Thompson’s extensive collection of rare art and antique, and enjoy the relaxing tropical gardens, shop and restaurant.
Jim Thompson House is open daily from 9.00 hrs. with the last guided tour at 17.00 hrs. We will be delighted to escort you on a 10-minute walk with one of our local experts just Baht 500 per trip and admission fee is at Baht 100 for adults and Baht 50 for children (10 -24 years old).
For a rewarding visit to Jim Thompson House, please contact our concierge at +66 (0) 2309 3939