Top 9 things to do around BTS Saphan Taksin

BTS Saphan Taksin is on the Silom line in Sathorn district in Old Town Bangkok. The great thing about it is it’s connected to many nearby piers and tourist attractions. So, wondering where to do, shop, and eat? Check out the top 9 things to do around BTS Saphan Taksin.

1. Enjoy the cool breeze along the Chao Phraya River

Chao Phraya River around BTS Saphan Taksin
Just a few steps from BTS Saphan Taksin to the Chao Phraya river

Escape the traffic in town and come to see Bangkok’s riverside. Chao Phraya River, known as the River of Kings, is the major river in Bangkok where you can admire a scenic sunset view. You can also take the Chao Phraya express boat to nearby attractions along the waterway such as Asiatique, Lhong1919 or Bangkokian Museum. Around there, you also shouldn’t miss visiting the flower market.

Address: Chao Phraya River

2. Explore the charming Bangkokian Museum

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Let’s go back to the past together! The Bangkokian Museum was a house originally built in 1937 and turned to a museum to save the history of Bangrak district and the lifestyle of early Bangkok. The environment around the house is relaxing, surrounded by a garden and huge trees. Also, you can walk and admire the elegant house and antique items of the 1930’s Bangkokians.

Address: 273 Saphan Yao Alley, Khwaeng Si Phraya, Khet Bang Rak, Bangkok

3. Enjoy outdoor shopping at Asiatique

Take off at Saphan Taksin Station, and come to Asiatique by Asiatique's free sevice boat.
Take Skytrain to Sapan Taksin, come to Asiatque by Asiatique’s free service boat.

If you love shopping, then Asiatique offers you a fun outdoor shopping experience in Bangkok with plenty of delicious food, drinks, and stunning riverside scenery. It’s also a great place to pick up a wide range of handicrafts, clothes, and gadgets. The highlight you shouldn’t miss is to sit in the Ferris wheel called Asiatique sky, where you can enjoy the spectacular view out over the city. 

Address: 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Wat Phraya Krai, Khet Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok

4. Check out an authentic Thai-Chinese heritage at Lhong 1919

Lhong 1919 around BTS Saphan Taksin
Take off at BTS Saphan Taksin station and get to Lhong1919

Lhong 1919 is a restored historical Chinese warehouse and shrine that is now turned into a historical and art center. You can eat, drink and shop in the Chinese ambiance. Also, an art exhibition sometimes takes place there. Don’t forget to check out their stunning wall paintings. It’s worth posting it on your Instagram! 

Address: 248 Chiang Mai Rd, Khwaeng Khlong San, Khet Khlong San, Bangkok

5. Try old-school noodles at Lim Yuu Hong 

Lim Yuu Hong has been running for over 50 years, serving tasty bowls of noodles with braised chicken legs or duck and Chinese spices. The owner makes his own broth with bones from chicken and pork, mixed with dried spices and fresh herbs. The shop also has an ancient feel, with wooden chairs and tables, and condiments in antique pop bottles and jars.

Address: 298 Saphan Yao Alley, Khwaeng Si Phraya, Khet Bang Rak, Bangkok

6. Shop till you drop at Bangrak Bazaar

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This market is home to a wide range of affordable clothes, shoes, and electronic stuff.  If you get hungry, there are plenty of street food vendors around for some snacks or a meal. You can order anything from chicken, fish, and pork to fruits. The food is freshly prepared and tasty. The price is also low and reasonable.

Address: 1522 Soi Charoen Krung 49, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Bangkok

7. Make your Instagram photos standout at Bangrak fire station 

Bangrak fire station is a 120-year-old classical Roman art building. Moreover, it’s a great place for photo-taking lovers. You won’t get bored with many unique scenes to take in. Amazing angles and views are waiting for you to snap!

Address: 612 Si Phraya Rd, Khwaeng Si Phraya, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500

8. Taste 80-year recipe of steamed custard at Meng

With 80 years of experience making custard and homemade bread, this is truly evidence for its deliciousness. The store itself still maintains the old style decoration. Come to try original steamed custard, and the elderly shop owner is happy to serve you super soft homemade bread. Also, the steamed custard is sweet, as it should be, but not overly sweet! 

Address: 1500 Soi Charoen Krung 46, Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Bangkok

9. Discover Hidden Chinese Buddhist style pagoda at Chee Chin Kor

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Chee Chin Kor is a less-touristy place where you can walk up to the top of the pagoda and admire the river view. Here, you can admire the elegant and unique Chinese Buddhist style pagoda. Also, tt’s recommended for anyone who appreciates temple architecture.

Address: 247/1 Chiang Mai Rd, Khwaeng Khlong San, Khet Khlong San, Bangkok

That’s all for our list of the top things to do around BTS Saphan Taksin. If you still want to discover more of Bangkok’s old town, you can’t miss Top 10 Extraordinary Things to do in Old Bangkok!