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This part is where the magic hap­pens. There are many won­der­ful things to see in Bangkok, from age-old lega­cies to the Euro­pean-in­flu­enced ar­chi­tec­ture won­ders. Start with Nai Lert Park Her­itage Home, ded­i­cated to Bangkok's Nai Lert Phraya Bhakdi­no­raseth – a well­known and re­spected en­tre­pre­neur and phi­lan­thropist who passed away in 1945. The pic­turesque pri­vate res­i­dence holds 100 years of his­tory and tra­di­tion and was con­verted into a her­itage prop­erty that can be en­joyed by all in 2012. Sprawl­ing across 24,000sq.m. – amidst tall, mod­ern build­ings – Nai Lert Park Her­itage

Home boasts lush, man­i­cured gar­dens sur­round­ing the house, in which many col­lec­tions of art and mem­o­ra­bilia are dis­played.

For a more “in­fused” her­itage jour­ney, The Euro­pean Union Na­tional In­sti­tutes for Cul­ture in Thai­land (or EUNIC Thai­land) high­lights Bangkok des­ti­na­tions that are steeped in Euro­pean in­flu­ences, por­tray­ing the so­cio-po­lit­i­cal dy­nam­ics of cen­turies back. From royal palaces and man­sions like Bang Khun Phrom Palace, which is now re­pur­posed as the head­quar­ters of Bank of Thai­land and also a mu­seum, to re­li­gious her­itage sites and gal­leries of com­merce, tech­nol­ogy and trans­porta­tion.

Ananta Sa­makhom Throne Hall

Bank of Thai­land

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