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Pin Klao

Hotels | Interesting Places | Shopping | Eating | Nightlife | Nearby Areas

Overview

Pin Klao was the name of the last but one deputy king (maha uparat) in Thai history, who was the younger brother of King Mongkut (Rama IV) and whose palace was in the area where Thammasat University stands today. When a bridge was built across the Chao Phraya River near the place in 1973, it was named Pin Klao in memory of the late deputy king.

Now, this area is one of the most newly developed areas in Bangkok with department stores, many restaurants and nightlife establishments. The wide road starting from the bridge leads to such tourist spots in Bangkok's southern outskirt as Sampharn Elephant Ground & Zoo, the Rose Garden, Phuttha Monthon Park and Thai Human Imagery Museum.

Location

Situated on the western side of the Chao Phraya River, it is easily accessed by Pin Klao Bridge and ferry boats crossing the Chao Phraya River.

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Hotels in Pinklao Area

Interesting Places

Taling Chan Floating Market

Taling Chan Floating Market
Bangkok floating market where people's ways of life still remain traditional. A weekend boat tour is available.

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Map: Rattanakosin Area - index A2

Royal Barges Museum
Royal Barges Museum houses several royal barges used in royal ceremonial processions in the river.

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Map: Rattanakosin Area - index B2

old thonburi palace
The Old Thon Buri Palace
The Old Thon Buri Palace or King Taksin's Palace is a historical attraction built in the same time of the foundation of Thon Buri in 1768.

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Temple of Dawn
Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun, another landmark of Bangkok, is attractive in its striking pagoda whichis decorated with millions of pieces of Chinese porcelain.

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Map: Rattanakosin Area - index B3

Rama VIII Bridge
Rama VIII Bridge
This bridge stretching across the Chao Phraya River was built to alleviate the traffic burdens of Pin Klao and Krung Thon bridges in accordance with HM King Bhumibol's command. At night, when it is illuminated, the golden cables above the suspension bridge glitter in the sky, creating a new remarkable city scene.

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Scenic views around the Rama VIII Bridge

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
The centre was initiated in 1991 by Silpakorn University in commemoration of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's 36th birthday anniversary to fullfil her wish to have a national institution responsible for systematic gathering, processing and servicing of anthropological data scattered throughout the country. The centre became an independent government agency under the Ministry of Universities in 2000.
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Map: Rattanakosin Area - index A1

Major Cineplex
Major Cineplex is a cinema complex with restaurants, fastfood restaurants, a fitness club and clothe shops.
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Shopping

Pata Department Store
Pata Department Store is a more than 30-year-old department store. Its fifth floor is dedicated to be IT zone selling computers and computer accessories. A supermarketoperated by Tesco Lotus is at its basementfloor.
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Central Plaza Pin Klao
Central Plaza Pin Klao is a leading department store where a wide variety of goods and services are available, such as medical clinics, a fitness centre, banks, a mobile phone zone, an IT zone, and EGV Movie Complex at 5th floor.
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Tesco Lotus
Tesco Lotus has recently opened. It features a large supermarket, several restaurants and many kinds of products.
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Shopping Arcade Adjacent to Major Cineplex
The area next to Major Cineplex is a shopping centre selling comparatively low-priced fashion clothes, fashion accessories like belts, bags and shoes. Thai food shops are situated at the inner part of the shopping arcade.
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Eating

Thai foods are available at food shops and stalls. Just look for ones that are hygenic. Or you can opt to enjoy many kinds of foods in department stores, like Central Plaza Pin Klao, Tesco Lotus and Major Cineplex Pin Klao. The kinds of foods range from franchised restaurants to Thai food in a food centre.

Nightlife

Local nightlife establishments are scattered throughout Pin Klao but Khao San area is still number one nightlife street for foreigners.

Nearby Areas

Rattanakosin Island

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South & West of Bangkok
Sampran Riverside
Samphran Crocodile & Elephant Show
Thai Human Imagery Museum
Floating Market (Damnoen Saduak)
Amphawa Floating Market
Rom Hub Market (Folding Umbrella Mraket)
Samut Songkhram Homestay
King Rama II Memorial Park

River Kwai Bridge (Death Railway)


East of Bangkok
Samutprakan Crocodile Farm & Zoo
The Erawan Museum
Ancient City or Muang Boran


North of Bangkok
Bang Pa-in Palace
Ancient Ruins of Ayutthaya
Chokchai Farm Boutique Camping
Dream World