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Built in 1956 to eliminate bad karma during the building of Erawan Hotel (the predecessor to Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok), this popular shrine houses the gilded, four-faced statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of the Hindu god of creation.
Nailert Park Heritage Home1.98 MILES AWAY
Recently opened after two years of renovations, this century-old home was owned by Nai Lert, a renowned developer. Now a museum of traditional Thai architecture and antiques amid 24,000 sqm of landscaped gardens with a restaurant, bistro and store.
The Jim Thompson House Museum
Six traditional Thai teak houses amid lush gardens showcasing American architect Jim Thompson’s collection of Asian art and his dedication to the revival of Thai silk.
Thailand Creative and Design Center2.6 MILES AWAY
Located in the old General Post Office, the 8,700-sqm Thailand Creative and Design Center houses spaces for exhibitions, makers and co-working, alongside a materials library, art and design library, shop, café and rooftop garden.
Bangkok Folk Museum2.42 MILES AWAY
Housed in the former home of the Suravadi family, the Bangkok Folk Museum offers insight into the lifestyles of well-off Bangkok families after World War II.
MOCA – Museum of Contemporary Art11.55 MILES AWAY
MOCA BANGKOK has been purposely built to showcase and exhibit the exceptional works of art collected over the past three decades by Boonchai Bencharongkul, whose passion for art runs deep. The museum is also intended as a tangible sign of appreciation for the many great favors bestowed upon the Thai people by our beloved monarch, King Rama IX, and is dedicated to the honor of Professor Silpa Bhirasri, the “Father of Contemporary Art” in Thailand. Bangkok’s Unique Outdoor Scene
Lhong 19195.03 MILES AWAY
Lhong 1919 Bangkok is a nineteenth century Chinese mansion that has been fully restored and opened as an attraction. It mixes Bangkok heritage with shopping, dining and lots of interesting photo opportunities; it ticks all the boxes for a fun day out in Bangkok. The center point of this old Chinese manor is the large shrine to Mazu, the Chinese goddess of seafarers. The air is heavy with the scent of incense and smoke and many people will kneel to say a prayer. As you walk around the courtyard and rooms, you can see period fixtures and artefacts displayed for visitors to see.
Children's Attractions in Bangkok
The Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo16.27 MILES AWAY
The world’s largest crocodile farm houses 60,000 crocodiles of 28 different species, some of them no longer in existence elsewhere. Visitors can also enjoy the dinosaur museum, crocodile wrestling show and elephant shows. The zoo features elephant, tigers, snakes and chimpanzees amongst others.
Dream World Theme Park28.7 MILES AWAY
A big theme park with plenty of things to do! Corkscrew, Bumping Cars, Swinging Viking Boat, Rollercoaster - they are all here, along with many more. Dream World also features a live Hollywood Action Show and fully fledged go-kart track. Dream World’s one-of-a-kind Snow Land is perfect for cooling off on a hot day! Opening hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Entrance fee: THB 800 per person (all access) THB 650 for entrance only.
KidZania1 MILES AWAY
Bangkok's leading interactive entertainment centre for children on the fifth floor of Siam paragon, Kidzania brings experiential and unique educational experiences for children. For a fun yet inspirational setting, Kidzania is the feast for children's dreams and real-cty-like explorations; from hospital or university to theatres and aeroplanes. Opening hours: 10:00 am – 8:30 pm
Safari World Zoo and Park22.3 MILES AWAY
A visit to this animal park involves a drive-through the open Safari Park, which occupies 480 acres, along with the additional 180-acre Bird Park and the Marine Park, which exhibits various species of animals and exciting shows.
Bangkok's Unique Outdoor Scene
Chatuchak Weekend Market9.87 MILES AWAY
Hunt for bargains from shirts or home décor to gadgets and miscellaneous amidst tiny vendor stalls, or feast your eyes upon savoury dishes or iced treats. The market’s opening hours from 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM on the weekends, are long enough for the keenest of shoppers, art lovers and fashionistas to explore.
New Lumpini Boxing Stadium18.95 MILES AWAY
See the art of Muay Thai – Thailand’s treasured and heritage sport. Take a seat at Ram-Intra Stadium boxing stadium – about 60 minutes by car from the hotel – where matches take place on Tuesdays, Fridays at 6.30 PM – 10.30 PM, and Saturdays at 2.00 PM – 8.30 PM. Please contact concierge for ringside ticket.
Asiatique the Riverfront3.97 MILES AWAY
This riverside night bazaar and mall will bring you a different Bangkok shopping experience. Have fun browsing through boutiques and enjoy a great selection of places to dine and drink. The iconic Ferris Wheel, Calypso ladyboy cabaret and live muay Thai performances will keep you entertained.
Chinatown (Yaowarat)3.1 MILES AWAY
A food - heaven for both locals and tourists, Chinatown is famous for its street-side cuisine. With many market stalls and gold shops, this area becomes liveliest after sunset.
Train Night Market Ratchada3.54 MILES AWAY
For people who would like to explore the vibrancy of an authentic night bazaar, the Rot Fai (train) market is a great spot to visit. Situated by the MRT Cultural Center Station, you will find many things from antiques, curios and clothes to street food snacks and treats. Individuals seeking an ‘artsy’ vibe will definitely enjoy its artistic ambience.
Bangkok Fashion and Style
Gaysorn Village150 m. by walk
Opposite to Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Gaysorn Village is a high-end shopping complex featuring world-famous brand names and designer boutiques, including a Louis Vuitton store. Opening hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Central Chidlom450 m. by walk
A luxury local-chain department store, connected via the sky bridge from Chidlom BTS and a short stroll from Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. Opening hours: 10:00-22:00
Central Embassy650 M. by walk
A new high-end shopping mall, interconnected with Central Chidlom and Park Hyatt Bangkok, Central Embassy is home to the biggest brands; from high fashion, art and a range of dining options. Opening hours: 10:00-22:00
The Peninsula Plaza Bangkok96 M. by walk
A French-style multi-storey building, housing over 70 small boutiques, catering to an exclusive customer base. The Peninsula Arcade carries imported labels, jewellery, stylish local brands and gourmet shops. Located next to Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. Opening hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Terminal 211.55 MILES AWAY
Travel the world at this airport-themed lifestyle mall that houses over 600 boutiques, 50 restaurants and an eight-screen Cineplex. Famous for its own inexpensive and delicious food court, Terminal 21 has direct access from the BTS Asok Station, which is only a 500-metre walk from the hotel.
Bangkok Fashion and Style (Siam Center)0.80 MILES AWAY
Siam Center’s re-launch in January 2013 brought a different kind of shopping experience to Siam: over 200 international and Thai brands including the boutiques of some brilliant promising local designers as well as renowned Thai couturiers. On top of that, the slick renovations have taken their fresh ideology out of the stores and into the corridors, with a quirky mash-up of nature and technology. Carved wooden horses greet visitors at the entrance and interactive dress-up televisions display how the clothes will look without entering a changing room. Although Siam Center may have been around for over 40 years, it is still enlightening and surprising its customers with unusual, cutting-edge fashion.
Where to Dine and Drink
Above Eleven1.36 MILES AWAY
Known as the ‘Nikkei cuisine’ in Peru, this trendy rooftop restaurant serves Peruvian-Japanese fusion cuisine, with equal focus on South American to Japanese spirits.
Eiah-Sae3.58 MILES AWAY
The 87-year-old Chinese café serves a wide range of Asian teas, including Thai teas, and offers simple menus from egg custard on toast to soft-boiled eggs or toast with butter and jam or chocolate spread.
Eat Me1.42 MILES AWAY
Eat Me - The name is less of a suggestion and more a promise of something irresistible. This gallery and restaurant on Soi Convent in Silom lives up to its name by serving mouthwatering modern international food, good drinks and some very tasty desserts
Ma Maison2.11 MILES AWAY
Ma Maison Restaurant is a modern venue that combines an elegant ambience with traditional Thai fare. Situated on the sprawling lawns of the Nai Lert Park Heritage Home, this restaurant provides a luxurious experience and prides itself on its family recipes, passed down from generation to generation.
Spirit By Jim Thompson2.05 MILES AWAY
Spirit, the new restaurant and bar by Jim Thompson, brings to life a sense of elegance and hospitality. Located in the very heart of Bangkok, the design was inspired by the life and spirit of Jim Thompson. The exquisite menus showcase refined Thai flavors and meticulously selected historic Thai recipes.
R-HAAN5.21 MILES AWAY
R-HAAN is all about celebrating the amazing food and culture of Thailand, which have been proudly passed on from generation to generation, and they keep living on to this day, as the entire world is now in love with Thai food as an incredible expression of culture and love for all the genuine things in life.
El Mercado2.98 MILES AWAY
The El Mercado restaurant and shop is all about fresh, seasonal ingredients, and so the menu is constantly changing and instead of being fixed, it can only be found written on the board. The chefs create the daily menu based on what is in season and fresh that day – so you will always be surprised by the dishes – and follow themes of ‘From the Sea’, ‘From the Farm’ and ‘From the Earth’.
Historic Destinations in Bangkok
The Grand Palace4.41 MILES AWAY
On the bank of Chao Phraya River, comprising numerous buildings, temples and pavilions set around open gardens and courtyards, The Grand Palace was the official residence of the Kings of Siam from 1782–1925 and is still used for official events.
Wat Phra Kaew (The Emerald Buddha Bangkok Temple)4.22 MILES AWAY
Located within The Grand Palace grounds and comprising over 100 ornate buildings, the ‘Temple of the Emerald Buddha’ is the most sacred temple in Thailand. Completed in 1784, the temple houses a 66-cm tall Buddha carved from a single piece of jade.
Wat Pho3.91 MILES AWAY
Aka the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho is famed for its giant 46m-long recumbent Buddha covered in gold leaf and the country’s largest collection of Buddha images. Houses the Watpo Thai Traditional Massage School, a great place for massage.
Wat Arun5.5 MILES AWAY
Aka the Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun is one of the most striking temples in Thailand thanks to its towering Khmer-style golden spires. Best visited at dawn when the morning light reflects off the temple’s surface with pearly iridescence.
Wat Trimitr (Golden Buddha Temple)2.6 MILES AWAY
Aka the Golden Buddha Temple, Wat Traimit houses a three-meter tall gold statue—listed in The Guinness Book of Records as the largest gold statue in the world—weighing 5.5 tonnes.
Wat Benjamaborpit (Marble Temple)3.23 MILES AWAY
Aka the Marble Temple, Wat Benchamabophit was constructed in 1899 in Italian marble and features on the five baht coin.
Wat Saket (Temple of the Golden Mount)3.16 MILES AWAY
Aka the Temple of the Golden Mount, Wat Saket was built in the early 20th century in Carrara marble with a 58-meter high gleaming gold chedi on a steep artificial hill.