Enjoy the beautiful and interesting river sights of Bangkok, including many temples. Take a self-guided boat trip on the regular express boat on the Chao Phraya river from the Phra Athit Pier (near Khao San Road) to the Sathorn pier (BTS Taksin Bridge) or vice versa. Find a map in the sidebar >>>
The Portuguese were the first foreigners in Thailand and the first foreign embassy in Thailand was the Portuguese embassy, which started its work in 1820. The current structure was built around 50 years later after the original stuccoed bamboo and stake house deteriorated.