Bangkok Old City (Rattanakosin)
At Thailand’s second-oldest university, there are weekly activities open to the public, such as debates and film screenings, at Pridi Banomyong Library and elsewhere.
Thammasat University, 2 Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
This is Bangkok’s Little India, giving a great look at the city’s ethnic diversity. The Dome of Gurudwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha is a significant neighborhood landmark and a good base from which to explore.
Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand 10200
This museum explores what it means to be Thai through preserved Thai homes from the colonial-expansion era, seminars, exhibits and interactive activities.
Museum Siam, 4 Sanam Chai Rd., Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
On special occasions, like Chinese New Year, the entire road turns into a celebration. Otherwise, check out the various teahouses, dumpling stores, hipster hostels, art galleries and historical local breakfast places, such as On Lok Yun.
72 Charoen Krung Rd., Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand 10200
Tep Bar isn’t the newest bar on Soi Nana, but it’s been the most successful at being simultaneously traditional and trendy. Charming teak furniture, a range of “lao dong” (Thai herbal whiskey) and a traditional Thai band make Tep Bar a consistent watering hole for enjoying music with a drink.
Tep Bar, 69-71 Soi Nana, Charoen Krung Rd., Pom Prap, Pom Prap Sattruphai, Bangkok, Thailand 10100