Bang Na is a family-friendly, economical neighborhood known for being upscale and offering ample choices for restaurants and bars. The neighborhood has many charming qualities, its college atmosphere among the more noteworthy. Bang Na has hotels to suit everyone's tastes, and makes a great home base for exploring the sights in and around Bangkok.
Sightseeing around Bang Na
The local university will impress, as will other attractions. For cultural attractions, head to Erawan Museum, Siam Niramit Bangkok, and Thailand Cultural Center. Some landmarks that can't be missed include Chuvit Garden, Erawan Shrine, and Sri Mariamman Temple. Take a tour of campus around Bangkok University, Ramkhamhaeng University, or Chulalongkorn University. Bring the family to Dinosaur Planet, Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo, and Snake Farm.
There's plenty to do in the area, such as shopping, swimming, and taking a tour. Rajamangala Stadium, Ratchadamnoen Stadium, and Lumpinee Boxing Stadium are great places to catch a game or event. Suan Luang Rama IX Park, Benjasiri Park, or Benjakitti Park are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. Plan to do some shopping while in town? Consider CentralPlaza Bangna, Paradise Park, and Seacon Square. Tesco Lotus Sukhumvit 50, Mega Bangna, and Gateway Ekamai Mall are other spots for some local fun.
A few of the area's most popular attractions are Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and Grand Palace. You can also head to Nine Center Rama 9, K Village, and J Avenue Thonglor.
Getting around Bang Na
If you want to get around the city, Udom Suk Station is the closest metro stop. Others nearby include Bang Na Station and Bearing Station.
Bang Na is 8.4 miles (13.5 km) from the airport in Bangkok (BKK-Suvarnabhumi Intl.). You can also fly in and out of Bangkok (DMK-Don Mueang Intl.), which is located 17.6 miles (28.3 km) away.