Chulalongkorn University is located in the Pathumwan District and is affectionately known as “Chula”. It is one of the top universities in Bangkok and also one of the most beautiful structures in the city. Surrounding this structure are a number of attractions that seem to draw in a large number of tourists year in and year out. If you are planning on exploring the Pathumwan District here are a few places not to be missed.
Visit some snakes
Are you in for a bit of a scare? Queen Saovabha Snake Farm is an amazing place to visit around here. If you are into everything wild and exhilarating don’t miss out on the snake adventures here. Learn about these slithering reptiles and watch adrenaline-pumping snake shows for some entertainment. If you are afraid of snakes though, you might want to avoid the nightmare of visiting this attraction.
Explore marine life
Travelling with family? The kids are going to love Siam Ocean World. There is plenty of colourful marine life happily swimming away in humongous tanks. Go on a rainforest adventure, observe penguins and other interesting marine creatures at feeding time and dive with the sharks if you dare!
For those who are into sharks, the best place to be is Planet Scuba. You do not have to be a certified diver to go on an underwater excursion here. However, if you are a beginner that is no issue at all either. You could simply undergo training before taking the plunge.
Shop till you drop drop
For those of you who are here to indulge in some retail therapy, well, Pathumwan District is just the right place! Find some of the hottest brands in the world at the many supermalls in the district. The latest clothing from major fashion brands are always on display, foodies can also check out the food courts and many cafes and restaurants that serve all kinds of cuisine. Kids can also have fun at these futuristic malls with their massive arcades.
Party all night long
Start off your night with a cocktail or two at the bar of a Bangkok city hotel. The Studio Bar at Pathumwan Princess Hotel is quite a popular place to hang out with friends. Once you begin to feel the rush, head over to one of many nightclubs and dance it all off. Spassons and CM2 are two popular spots for some live music and an exciting atmosphere.