Friday, 24 November 2017

Pin Klao

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.

For taxi : ปิ่นเกล้า

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.

For taxi : ตลาดน้ำตลิ่งชัน

Royal Barges Museum

Royal Barges Museum

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

For taxi : พิพิธภัณฑสถานแห่งชาติ เรือพระราชพิธี

Map : Royal Barge Museum

The Old Thon Buri 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.

For taxi : พระราชวังเดิมธนบุรี

Temple of Dawn

Temple of Dawn

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

For taxi : วัดอรุณ

Map : Temple of Dawn

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.

For taxi : สะพานพระราม 8

Map : Rama VII Bridge

Major Cineplex

Major Cineplex

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

For taxi : เมเจอร์ปิ่นเกล้า

Map : Major Cineplex Pinklao

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.

For taxi : ศูนย์มานุษยวิทยาสิรินธร

Shopping

Central Plaza Pin Klao

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.

For taxi : เซ็นทรัลปิ่นเกล้า

Tesco Lotus

Tesco Lotus

Tesco Lotus has recently opened. It features a large supermarket, several restaurants and many kinds of products.

For taxi : เทสโก้โลตัส

Shopping Arcade Adjacent to Major Cineplex

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.

For taxi : แหล่งช้อปปิ้งข้างเมเจอร์ปิ่นเกล้า

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 supermarket operated by Tesco Lotus is at its basement floor.

For taxi : ห้างพาต้า

 

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