Route Two of the Walking Routes in Bangkok.
Stop 1: King Rama V Monument - พระบรมรูปทรงม้า - this is a Bronze equestrian statue dedicated to King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), who ruled from 1853–1910 and where I recently visited for the display of flowers and the Winter Festival.
Stop 2: Paruskawan Palace - this is a historic site, it was built by King Rama V for his son after he returned from education in Russia, and it really is quite beautiful with it's gardens and cared for buildings, almost wanted afternoon tea in the garden.
Stop 3: The Police Museum at Paruskawan Palace - this museum is all about the evolution of the Thai Police - it has certainly changed a lot.
Stop 4: Wat Benchamabophit - The Marble Temple - because of the amount of Italian marble which was used to build it! This was certainly a busy place - full of tourists
Stop 5: Nang Leong Market - a wonderful and vibrant market selling mostly food, lovely people and all embracing, the food was plentiful but not sure about the coffee.
Stop 6: Admiral Shrine - at the back of the market but not sure that I found it because this one was raised?
Stop 7: Sala Chaloem Thani - this is one of the few remaining wooden cinemas in Bangkok, first screening in 1918, quite a special building, not sure what will happen to it though...
Stop 8: Wat Sunthon Tham Tham - unfortunately I was unable to get inside though.
Stop 9: Nang Leong Art - this is an original shop - these are ceramic pins made by the shop for funerals, culture and history all in one place
Stop 10: Ban Ten Ram Nang Loeng - this was a place for young girls who liked dancing and socialising and apparently this still happens here
Stop 11: Ban Naraslip - this is where the first Thai film production company was - Naraslip Cinema, and still provides information
This is an article from the Bangkok Post about Nang Leong.
These are extra places that I found
Stop A: Eden's Coffee Shop - very photogenic cafe and has the drip coffee - a nice place, serves good but never had it
Stop B: Statue of Prince Chumphon Khet Udomsak อนุสาวรีย์พลเรือเอกเจ้าฟ้าบรมวงศ์เธอกรมหลวงชุมพรเขตอุดมศักดิ์ - in front of a Naval Museum
Stop C: สำนักงานคณะกรรมการป้องกันและปราบปรามการทุจริตแห่งชาติ (Office of The National Anti-Corruption Commission) - not exactly sure what this is - it was closed
Stop D: Anywhere on the street for something to eat
Stop E: A small home outside the Nang Long Market - this was certainly interesting and I thought I had read about this home somewhere...
Stop G: A Chinese pharmacy Nakhon Sawan Rd - this reminded me of being in Phuket Old Town, very interesting
Stop H: Royal Thai Government House Office ทำเนียบรัฐบาล - an impressive building on this road, in fact there are quite a few on this road
Bangkok Walks 1 - Yaowarat - is here.