Hotel Riva Surya Bangkok
Location & Neighborhood
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Riva Surya Bangkok is located in the heart of the city, along the Chao Phraya River. Conveniently connected via Chao Phraya Express boats to MRT and Skytrain, our modern boutique hotel in Bangkok is perfect for business and leisure travellers alike. With such a central location, the hotel is ideal for visiting sights such as the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, China Town, National Museum and other popular destinations.
By Metro: The hotel is located within 2.3 km to Sanam Chai MRT Station to access all attractions such as China Town, Chatuchak market, all city shopping & entertainment.
Shuttle Service: The hotel does not provide a shuttle bus service since many of the city’s key attractions such as Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Museum Siam, Flower Market, Maharaj neighborhood, are within easy walking or cycling distance. The hotel’s position along the river gives you easy access to the Chao Phraya Express Boat service to set off on sightseeing adventures. Water transport is recommended as it offers you a unique experience reaching most of Thailand’s tourist sites and riverside hotels in Bangkok.
Public Bus: Bus station is located in front of the hotel.
By Car / Taxi: Our concierge provides service that goes the extra mile.
Valet Parking: Valet parking service is on request and only available for a private event with additional service fee.
Self-Parking: Limited spaces are available at the hotel carpark for self-parking.
Capacity is for 15 cars on a first come first serve basis.
Sanam Chai MRT Station
The hotel is located within 2.3 km to Sanam Chai MRT Station to access all attractions such as China Town, Chatuchak market, all city shopping & entertainment.
Bangkok National Museum
Formerly part of Wang Na Palace, these ornate pavilions have been home to the royal collection of King Rama 4 and other objects of historical interest since 1926. The museum houses three permanent exhibitions: the gallery of Thai history starting from the Sukothai period, the Archaeological and Art History Collections and the Decorative Arts and Ethnological Gallery.
The area was originally famous for the many fireflies that lived in the Lumpoo trees that grew in the area. Formerly a major trading center. The bustling market atmosphere remains thanks to the amazing array of street food – try the traditional local food, Thai dessert and snacks.
City Pillar Shrine
The original city pillar was built when Bangkok became Thailand’s capital in 1782. It was constructed based on the Brahmin belief that the establishment of the pillar in a favorable position would bring the city good fortune.
Khao San Road
Established almost 150 years ago, Khao San Road was originally the site of a “milled rice” (Khaosan) market. Nowadays, it has been transformed into a popular destination to shop and hang out for tourists, the numerous street stalls, cheap guest houses, cafés and laid-back bars and clubs that line both sides of the road and the surrounding streets.
Phra Athit Road
Just a doorstep from Riva Surya Phra Arthit offers a more laidback vibe. Formerly a center of politics and art during the early days of the city. It now boasts numerous restaurants, stylish cafes and hip bars, set in beautiful old shophouses that retain many period details and authentic wooden shutters.
Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall
Also known as Nitasrattanakosin, this impressive building was renovated in 2008, to help fulfill King Rama 5’s original objective of creating Thailand’s very own version of the Champ Elysees in Rachadamnoen Road. The exhibition center traces the history of the city from the late 18th. century to the present day. Don’t miss the stunning view over the Old City from the rooftop.
Tha Prachan Amulet Market
The Prachan is considered the largest and oldest amulet market in Bangkok. Many Thai Buddhists believe that these religious talismans, often containing images of the Buddha or sacred objects and usually worn around the neck, have special properties of protection and good luck.
The Grand Palace
Construction of this stunning Bangkok landmark began in 1782 when King Rama 1 decided to move his capital across the river from Thonburi. Based on the same plan as his previous palace, it then served as the residence of the first kings of the current Chakri Dynasty and is now divided into three main quarters.
The National Theatre
The first official National theatre of Thailand was built in 1961 after Silapakorn theatre, traditionally used for Thai cultural performances. The National Theatre typically presents showcases of Thai Khon (masked dance) and other traditional cultural performances
Located right after stepping off from Wanglang Pier, the market is easy to reach and a perennial favorite among office workers and locals looking for the hottest street fashions and best prices. It’s also handily compact with everything crammed into a series of narrow alleys.
One of the most iconic landmarks In Bangkok The majestic Prang (a Khmer-style tower) of the Temple of Dawn dominates the skyline on the bank of the Chao Phraya river. The central tower is 76 meters in height, is decorated with thousands of tiny seashells plus pieces of Chinese porcelain and is protected by an array of demons and monkeys
Wat pho is one of the oldest, largest and definitely most significant temples in Bangkok. The royal monastery is perhaps best known for the 46-meter-long Reclining Buddha housed in its Ordination Hall.