Places To Visit In Bangkok

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Here are the top 100 tourist attractions to see in Bangkok:

1. Wat Pho Bangkok

Wat Pho Bangkok

4.4

1 kms
from city center

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1 out of 100
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Wat Pho is a famous temple located immediately south of the Grand Palace precinct in Bangkok. The place is renowned for being headquarters for the teaching and preservation of traditional Thai medicine. The temple is largely visited to view the large reclining Buddha within, thus also known as 'Temp...

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2. Grand Palace

Grand Palace

4.5

1 kms
from city center

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2 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

The Grand Palace, the residence of royals for several generations, is the perfect place to begin your historical tour in Bangkok. It houses one of the holiest Buddhist temples, Wat Phra Kaew, built in the year 1782.

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3. Chao Phraya River

Chao Phraya River

3.4

0 kms
from city center

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3 out of 100
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A country's rivers are its lifelines, and its identity. The river of kings, Chao Phraya River, is the prime river and waterway of Thailand, used by an average of 50,000 commuters daily. The fertile plains and abundant fish of the river are the main reasons for the choice of Thailand's...

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4. Khao San Road

Khao San Road

3.8

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1 kms
from city center

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4 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

Khao San Road, famously known as the backpacker's haven, is located in the heart of the city. It is a 410 meter long street in central Bangkok which will cater to every need of yours! Street food stalls, bars, shops, restaurants, nightclubs, cafes and massage parlours are all packed into this one st...

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5. Wat Arun

Wat Arun

4.3

2 kms
from city center

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5 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

Wat Arun is a captivating architecture with a rich past and offering its visitors a treat of art, design and an amazing panoramic view.

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6. Chatuchak Market

Chatuchak Market

3.8

7 kms
from city center

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6 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

The king of markets in Bangkok, and one of the largest markets in the world, Chatuchak is spread over 35 acres with more than 8,000 stalls. Everything ranging from clothing, accessories, handicrafts, furniture, art, food, books, antiques, and many more interesting souvenirs are is available here. Ke...

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7. Sea Life Bangkok

Sea Life Bangkok

3.5

4 kms
from city center

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7 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

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Sea Life Bangkok is an underground aquarium located beneath the Siam Paragon mall in the heart of Bangkok. Sprawled over an area of 110,000 sq. ft., it is home to marine life retrieved from the remotest corners of the world. Several species of octopuses, sharks, crabs, penguins and fish reside here,...

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8. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

3.6

64 kms
from city center

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8 out of 100
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Marketed as a major tourist attraction and a marker of Thai culture, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is among the most popular floating markets in the world. Boats swaying on the water are navigated by Thai locals and traders who sell all kinds of farm produce, fruits, souvenirs and freshly prepa...

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9. Siam Paragon Mall

Siam Paragon Mall

3.2

4 kms
from city center

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9 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

The Siam Paragon Mall is the place to be for tourists who love international high-end fashion brands. From Jimmy Choo and Versace to Prada, over 70 globally renowned brands are available here. Besides clothing, brands such as Sony, Samsung, Aston Martin and BMW can be found here too. The mall is als...

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10. Wat Mangkon Kamalawat

Wat Mangkon Kamalawat

2 kms
from city center

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10 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

Besides being the most important, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is also the biggest Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Also called the Dragon Lotus Temple or the Wat Leng Noei Yi in Chinese, it remains extremely crowded during any festivities or occasions in the Chinese calendar, especially the Chinese New...

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11. Asiatique The Riverfront

Asiatique The Riverfront

3.5

6 kms
from city center

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11 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

Once an international port, Asiatique The Riverfront is now among the most happening night markets in Bangkok. Neatly divided into four districts, it houses a variety of options for visitors ranging from boutiques, fine dining, a mall, fashion stores and entertainment spaces. With the picturesque ba...

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12. Wat Suthat

Wat Suthat

3.9

1 kms
from city center

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12 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

One of the oldest temple of Bangkok, Wat Suthat greets you with its serene aura. Overflowing with peace and tranquility, Wat Suthat Thepphawararam is a fine example of architecture and craftsmanship. Its construction began in the year 1782, under the reign of King Rama I, and it was completed in 182...

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13. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

13 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

Being the center of the Bangkok’s rising art scenario, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre or BACC showcases a broad range of the best of art, music, design, film and theatre prevailing in Thailand, as well as the contemporary art scene from across the globe. The BACC also hosts a plethora of exhibit...

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14. Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House

4.3

3 kms
from city center

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14 out of 100
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With a remarkable collection of art from Burma, China, Cambodia and Thailand, Jim Thompson House is a must visit for history buffs and art lovers. A historic property, it once served as the residence of an American man named James H W Thompson, a man responsible for reviving the Thai ...

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15. Chinatown

Chinatown

4.2

2 kms
from city center

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15 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

Located along the Yaowarat Road, Chinatown is a Chinese cultural and commercial hub. It is majorly known for its exotic culinary experience of street foods, along with several Buddhist temples, and traditional wooden shops selling Chinese goods. It is best to visit Chinatown at night, which is when ...

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16. Wat Benchamabophit

Wat Benchamabophit

3.2

2 kms
from city center

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16 out of 100
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Commonly known as the marble temple, Wat Benchamabophit is one of Bangkok's most beautiful attractions. Embodying an impressive, modern style of Thai architecture, Wat Benchamabophit is a royal temple hosting a beautiful buddha statue. With red carpets, polished marble and stained-glass painted wall...

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17. Terminal 21

Terminal 21

4.2

7 kms
from city center

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17 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

Ever dreamed of travelling the world? This airport inspired mall in Bangkok, Terminal 21, brings all the cities of the world under one roof, letting you shop from Tokyo one minute, and San Fransisco the other. International luxury brands and many local labels are available here. With over 600 shops,...

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18. Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park

4.1

5 kms
from city center

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18 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

A perfect place to connect with nature away from the hustle bustle of crowded streets of Bangkok, Lumpini Park is all about fresh air and peace. Dating back to 1920s, it is packed with natural beauty covering a vast area of half a million square meters. 

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19. Soi Cowboy

Soi Cowboy

3.7

7 kms
from city center

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19 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

One of the popular red light districts, Soi Cowboy is a neon-lit street, filled with Go Go Bars and other bright spaces. With friendly staff members outside each bar, it embodies the true nightlife experience of Bangkok. Located very close to Terminal 21, it is an exciting experience thanks to the u...

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20. National Museum, Bangkok

National Museum, Bangkok

4.0

1 kms
from city center

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20 out of 100
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An ideal place for history lovers, the Bangkok National Museum exhibits some of the most magnificent collection of art and artefacts reflecting the Thai culture.

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21. Wat Phrae Kaew

Wat Phrae Kaew

4.1

1 kms
from city center

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21 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

The temple of the Emerald Buddha, commonly known as Wat Phra Kaew, is the most important and revered Buddhist temple in Thailand as it enshrines the image of Phra Kaew Morakot carved from a single jade block. Built in 1785, the temple has elaborate carvings, paintings and pagodas, making it a specta...

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22. Royal Barges National Museum

Royal Barges National Museum

3.1

2 kms
from city center

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22 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

Boats used to be the primary mode of transport for Thai kings, and the National Museum of Royal Barges in Bangkok exhibits traditional Thai barges with intricate designs of Hindu and Buddhist icons. The museum displays information about the customs and history of the royal barges, costumes worn...

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23. Madame Tussauds, Bangkok

Madame Tussauds, Bangkok

4.1

3 kms
from city center

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23 out of 100
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Bangkok's Madame Tussauds Wax museum is like no other Wax Museum in Thailand. Here, you can touch anyone from Albert Einstien to Tom Cruise, from Barack Obama to Tiger Woods. However, you are not allowed to touch any figure in the most decorated room housing the Thai royal family. The quality of cra...

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24. Ladyboy Shows

Ladyboy Shows

3.0

6 kms
from city center

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24 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

Bangkok boasts some of the best and most entertaining ladyboy shows in the world. The lights, decor of the auditoriums, the makeup and gorgeous dresses of the ladyboys along with the small comedic skits performed by them make these shows professional and fun. Calypso Cabaret, Mambo cabaret and Playh...

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25. Wat Saket

Wat Saket

3.4

1 kms
from city center

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25 out of 100
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Popularly known as the Golden Mount, Wat Saket is a picturesque temple with a 58-metre golden chedi which houses a Buddha relic. Established during the Ayutthaya period, this temple is built on a man-made hill, and requires you to climb 300 steps to get to the top of the chedi. A colourful week-long...

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26. Wat Traimit

Wat Traimit

4.1

2 kms
from city center

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26 out of 100
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Wat Traimit, nestled at the end of Chinatown's Yaowarat Road in close proximity to Hualampong Railway Station is perfect place to admire the glittering gold statue of Buddha. One of the best royal temples of Bangkok, it is popular for housing a pure gold statue of Lord Buddha. It is known as 'T...

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27. Art in Paradise, Bangkok

Art in Paradise, Bangkok

3.5

7 kms
from city center

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27 out of 100
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Art in Paradise is an innovative and interactive 3D art museum located at the Esplanade mall, Bangkok. The brainchild of Shin Jae Yol, it has many rooms filled with impressive artwork done by Korean and Thai artists. The primary motive behind this cultural haven was to help the public enjoy the expe...

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28. Muangboran

Muangboran

3.1

27 kms
from city center

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28 out of 100
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Ancient Siam, known as Muang Boran in Thai, is the world's largest open-air museum with many mini-museums and sculpture gardens inside it. The museum mainly features replicas of some of the most important historical sites of Thailand. The area also houses beautiful ponds and charming streams, giving...

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29. Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)

Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)

3.3

4 kms
from city center

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29 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

The Erawan Shrine was built in 1956 after the Thai government constructed the luxury Erawan hotel at the location. The superstitious labourers and other astrologers decided to honour the Brahma God Thao Mahaprom and hence built this shrine. Ceremonial offerings are made by Thais and tourists to get ...

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30. Dusit Zoo

Dusit Zoo

3.5

2 kms
from city center

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30 out of 100
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The oldest zoo in Thailand, Dusit Zoo lies in the vicinity of Bangkok's governmental headquarters in the Dusit District. Boasting of a heavy annual footfall, Dusit Zoo exhibits many species, ranging from exotic to rare, such as monkeys, penguins, camels, the albino barking deer and the white Bengal ...

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31. Safari World

Safari World

25 kms
from city center

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31 out of 100
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Safari World is one of the most favourite destinations in Bangkok, with both tourists and locals descending on the park to spend quality time amongst the wildlife. Not only a place for gathering knowledge about the ways and lives of wild animals, but it also offers a host of entertaining shows along...

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32. Dream world

Dream world

4.0

32 kms
from city center

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32 out of 100
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The Dream World theme park is located in Thanyaburi, which is an easy 50-minute drive from Bangkok. The amusement park offers a cheerful, bustling ambience, complete with rollercoasters, colourful parades, candy floss, waterworks, flowering gardens, a snow park and entertainment shows. Children and ...

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33. Snake Farm

Snake Farm

4 kms
from city center

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33 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

Opened to the public in the year 1923, the snake farm in Bangkok, part of the Thai Red Cross Institute (formerly the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) has large pits and mesh enclosures to host its reptile residents. Also called “Suan Nguu”, the snake farm hosts a variety of venomous and non-venomo...

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34. Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

3.7

12 kms
from city center

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34 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

The museum of contemporary art (MOCA) is a world-class art gallery built in 2012 to showcase some of the best Thai art. The museum contains five storeys, housing 800 beautiful and refreshing art pieces. A must for art lovers, MOCA is no less than any modern museum abroad, giving its artists freedom ...

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35. Suan Pakkad Palace

Suan Pakkad Palace

35 out of 100
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Once a private residence of the royals of Thailand, this collection of traditional Thai houses has now been turned into a museum. Suan Pakkad gives visitors great insight into Thai culture with its display of artefacts and traditional Thai architecture.

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36. Siam Niramit

Siam Niramit

2.6

8 kms
from city center

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36 out of 100
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An definite must watch is the Siam Niramit Cultural Show. Showcasing true Thai culture, this jaw-dropping performance would leave you in complete awe. A beautiful, yummy and authentic Thai dinner organized post the show provides for complete nighttime entertainment. While the price might seem on the...

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37. Sathorn Unique Tower

Sathorn Unique Tower

5 kms
from city center

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37 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

Standing with a whopping 49 storeys (including two dungeon dark underground levels), the Sathorn Unique Tower is one of those skyscraper buildings in Bangkok which never got completed due to the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997 AD. The views of the city from the floors of the Sathorn Unique Towers int...

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38. CentralWorld

CentralWorld

4.1

4 kms
from city center

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38 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

CentralWorld is the eleventh largest shopping complex in the world, and effectively the largest in Thailand. Sprawled over 7 levels, all embellished with artistic installations, it grazes the zenith of the ultimate retail experience, with hundreds of fashion, entertainment, electronic, wellness and ...

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39. MBK Center (Ma Boong Khron Center)

MBK Center (Ma Boong Khron Center)

4.1

3 kms
from city center

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39 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

From top branded to local products in clothing, furniture, accessories, luggage, electronics, stationery, and many other things, one can find it all at the MBK Center. Besides shopping, you can dig into scrumptious food at two large food courts. They also have an entire floor dedicated to entertainm...

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40. Giant Swing

Giant Swing

3.1

1 kms
from city center

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40 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

Located right in front of Wat Suthat is a striking Giant Swing towering at a height of 21.15 meters.

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41. Siriraj medical museum

Siriraj medical museum

3.2

2 kms
from city center

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41 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

The Siriraj Medical Museum is a treat to medical professionals, students and of course, the public as well. Part of the famous Siriraj Hospital, Thailand's oldest hospital, this fascinating musuem combines five mini-museums, exploring the fields of pathology, anatomy, the history of medicine in Thai...

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42. Artist's House

Artist's House

5 kms
from city center

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42 out of 100
Places To Visit in Bangkok

Also known as Baan Silapin and Khlong Bang Luang, the Artist's House as it is popularly called, is an age-old building that has now been transformed into a beautiful art gallery. It is both a favourite among the locals and a great hit among tourists. The art gallery is at least 200 years old as it s...

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