An exciting city with tons of things to do and see, Bangkok is truly captivating. The city is a reflection of old versus new with neon-light skyscrapers and crumbling colonial mansions. There is magic to be found in Bangkok on every street corner and down every alleyway.

While staying at The Ember Hotel, we encourage our guests to get out and explore Bangkok Old Town. Rich in culture, the old town is full of beautiful temples, delicious restaurants and charming hole-in-the-wall eateries, and an abundance of tourist attractions.

Located near the Royal and Art Districts with close proximity to Khao San Road, it is easy to explore Bangkok by foot from The Ember Hotel. We’ve come up with a unique itinerary to discover Bangkok, and hope you will take the time to visit some of these interesting landmarks and attractions

Thailand boasts a rich and proud history and Bangkok showcases numerous attractions that reflect the country’s heritage and culture. The Ember stands as a hotel near the Grand Palace, which is not only one of the nation’s most important historical landmarks, but a living museum that encapsulates centuries of Thai art, history and spirituality. Nestled amidst sprawling courtyards and opulent buildings adorned with intricate details, the Grand Palace once served as the royal residence for Thai kings, a role it fulfilled for over 150 years. Its architectural marvels, with their intricate spires, golden embellishments, and vibrant colours, are a testament to the country’s artistic prowess.  Within the palace grounds, visitors can explore the sacred Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), aptly named for housing the iconic Emerald Buddha, a meticulously carved figure that stands as a symbol of divine protection for Thailand.

The Ember is also a great option for a hotel near Wat Arun, which is particularly stunning when lit up at night. This iconic temple, often referred to as the “Temple of Dawn”, is a testament to Bangkok’s architectural grandeur and cultural significance. Wat Arun’s stunning allure becomes especially pronounced as the sun dips below the horizon. When illuminated at night, its intricate spires and delicate details come to life in a mesmerizing play of light and shadows. This transformation paints a picture of enchantment that’s truly unforgettable. The sight of Wat Arun against the backdrop of the evening sky stands as a remarkable visual spectacle and staying at The Ember places you in close proximity to this dazzling sight.

Additionally, if you’re looking for a hotel near Wat Pho, The Ember remains an excellent choice. Also known as the Reclining Buddha Temple, Wat Pho is a monumental structure that holds a significant place in Thailand’s cultural tapestry. this expansive temple ranks among the country’s largest is renowned for housing its colossal 46m statue. Beyond its monumental scale, Wat Pho boasts an intricacy of design that is awe-inspiring. As you explore its sprawling grounds, you’ll encounter intricately adorned buildings, vibrant murals and tranquil courtyards. The temple’s hallmark, the colossal 46-meter-long reclining Buddha statue, evokes a sense of sheer grandeur and spiritual reverence.

With the hotel near the Chao Phraya River, our guests enjoy access to a wide array of experiences. This iconic river, often known as the “River of Kings,” holds the essence of Bangkok’s cultural heritage and urban vibrancy. From The Ember’s location, the Chao Phraya River offers a unique perspective to explore the city’s charm. Whether it’s a peaceful river cruise, admiring the sunset’s reflections on the water, or exploring bustling riverside markets, this waterway becomes a doorway to memorable adventures.

The nearby Khao San Road, famously depicted in the movie ‘The Beach’, is among the city’s most popular night spots. Here, an array of pubs, bars, clubs and eateries line the street, promising a plethora of attractions and activities.

Being a conveniently located hotel near the MRT, The Ember serves as an ideal starting point for exploring the city. With Bangkok’s efficient transport network, you can conveniently and quickly reach various corners of the city without missing out on any experiences.


Bangkok is home to over 400 stunning temples with unique design and architecture. Some of the city’s most interesting temples are located close to The Ember Hotel.

Highly recommended temples to visit include:

• Wat Phra Kaew – Temple of the Emerald Buddha: 1.2 km
• Wat Phra Chetuphon(Wat Pho): 1.8 km
• Wat Arun: 2.4 km

Other temples of interest in the area worth visiting:

• Wat Bowonniwet: 400 m
• Wat Chana Songkhram 200 m
• Wat Ratchanatda – Loha Prasat: 1.0 km
• Wat Suthat Thepwararam: 1.4 km
• Wat Mahathat Royal Palace: 1.6 km
• Wat Saket – Phu Khao Thong: 1.8 km
• Wat Ratchabophit: 1.4 km


Bangkok is home to a large variety of landmarks and tourist attractions. The city truly has something for everyone, and if you are looking to really explore the diversity of Bangkok, you’ll definitely want to visit these attractions.

Highly recommended tourist attractions near The Ember Hotel include:

• Khao San Road: 450 m
• Bang Lamphu Museum: 550 m
• National Museum Bangkok: 950 m
• Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall: 1 km
• Giant Swing: 1.4 km
• Royal Grand Palace: 1.2 km

Other interesting tourist attractions in Bangkok to visit:

• Bang Lamphu Market: 130 m
• Bangkok City Library 450 m
• Phra Sumen Fort: 600 m
• Baan Chao Praya Museum 700 m
• Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Gallery: 1 km
• Wanglang Market: 2.0 km
• Pak Klong Talad (Flower Market): 3.7 km


Bangkok is home to some of the best street food in the world, as well as Michelin-starred restaurants and hole-in-the-wall eateries big on taste. The best way to truly immerse yourself in the unique culinary scene of Bangkok is to embark on a gastronomic journey and eat your way around the city. As one of the world’s most popular cuisines, what better place to experience the captivating flavours of Thai food than in the heart of Thailand’s capital city? The Ember Hotel is conveniently located close to many eateries serving authentic Thai food in Khao San Road and the surrounding areas, including famous Michelin Guide restaurants such as Thipsamai and Jay Fai. Explore and indulge in some of the world’s most exciting dishes and cuisine!

A few of the best restaurants and bars located near The Ember Hotel include:

• Tom Yum Kung Banglamphu: 130 m
• Ayeeshah Roddee: 60 m
• Nittaya Thai Curry Shop: 130 m
• Molly Bar: 270 m
• Patonggo Café: 300 m
• Brick Bar: 400 m
• Khun Daeng’s Vietnamese Noodle: 600 m
• Karim Roti Mataba: 650 m

Before you head out for the day or evening to explore Bangkok, consult with our reservation staff. We’re happy to help with any clarifications or recommendations, and arrange transport if needed.

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