Hotels in Thonburi provide a list of boutique, budget and cheap hotels on the Thonburi side of Bangkok which is relatively non-touristy, very green in some places and with several historical sites.
This hotel and travel guide gives the historical background to some of the places where the hotels are located in areas that are out of the usual tourist belt.
Places of cultural and historical interest are highlighted, so are green and natural areas and public transport where applicable.
Thonburi used to be the capital of old Siam from 1767 – 1782 in the reign of King Taksin, during the period between the fall of Ayutthaya and the rise of Bangkok. It was a separate province until 1972 when it was merged with Bangkok and became one of the districts.
Bangkok residents usually refer to the part of Bangkok on the west bank of the Chao Phraya as "fang thon" or "the Thonburi bank".
The hotels on this side of the Chao Phraya are relatively cheap. Many of these are budget hotels with a few boutique hotels. There are also a number of homestay places in an area that has noticeable more greenery and less congestion.
These hotels are presented according to the districts in which they are located. The local cultural and historical attractions in each district are also indicated.
Here’s a map of the west bank of the Chao Phraya to show where these hotels are located.
Hotels in Thonburi
Cultural and historical attractions:
Khon mask maker of Bang Phlat
Chao Phraya boat pier: N 16 Krungthon Pier
Bangkok Noi and Bangkok Yai districts used to be in a huge horse-shoe bend that was the original course of the Chao Phraya River. The village of Bancok or "village of wild plums" was at the base of this horse-shoe bend.
In the mid-16th C a canal was cut across the base of the bend to shorten sailing time to Ayutthaya. This very old part of Bangkok is a historical treasure trove.
Cultural & historical attractions:
Bangkok Noi Museum Royal Barge Museum
Siriraj Medical Museum Thai bronzeware
Wat Rakhang Wat Sri Sudaram
Taling Chan floating market is in Taling Chan district that is just west of Bangkok Noi.
Chao Phraya boat piers: N 10 Siriraj Pier, N 11 Railway Pier
Sivalai Place Bangkok
Cultural and historical attractions:
The Aiyapura Bangkok Grand Tower Inn Sathon King Royal II Hotel
Sarasinee All Suite Boutique Hotel U-Baan Guesthouse
Fort Pong Patchamit
Bangkok skytrain Silom line: S7 Krung Thonburi and S8 Wong Wian Yai (terminal station). The Silom line goes to Sathorn and Silom Roads and Siam Square.
Bangkok Loft Inn Jolly Suites & Spa Hotel Season Place
First Presbyterian Church King Taksin Monument
Kuan Yin Shrine Santa Cruz Church
Public bus: The Ratchaphruek terminal station of the Bangkok BRT is near the Season Place and Jolly Suites & Spa Hotel. This bus service goes all the way to Sathorn Road near the Chong Nonsi skytrain station.
Train travel: Take the Maeklong Line from the Wong Wian Yai station to Samut Sakhon province to the south of Bangkok.
Hotels in Thonburi – Thonburi South
Diamond Sweet Hotel
Bang Khun Thien
Bang Khun Thien is the only district in Bangkok with a sea front. The southern half of the district is strip of land that’s wedged between Samut Prakarn and Samut Sakhon and it leads to a five km seafront with mangrove.
Eurna Resort Latin Garden Apartment
Bang Khun Thien Museum Bang Khun Thien boat tour
Pra Pradeang, Samut Prakarn
Phra Pradeang isn’t in Bangkok. It’s in Samut Prakarn province that’s south of Bangkok. Phra Pradeang district is that narrow tongue of land formed by the sharp horse-shoe bend in the Chao Phraya River.
It’s also one of the greenest areas for miles around Bangkok. The floating market here is rarely patronized by tourists. Enterprising residents have started homestay places to give visitors a taste of country life as they explore the country lanes and canals in the area during their stay.
Make use of hotels in Thonburi deals as a hotel and travel guide to explore a very different side of Bangkok.
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