Prannok Road, which leads to Pran Nok Road, Siriraj Hospital, Wang Lang, and Sai Tai Kao, can be accessed from Soi Charansanitwong 31 (at Phrannok-Phutthamonthon Sai 4 Road. Additionally, Soi Charansanitwong 33 will take you to Bang Khun Si Market and Soi Charan 35. Another route worth mentioning is Soi Charansanitwong 30, which passes by Vichaivej Hospital, Fai Chai Intersection, and leads to Foodland Charan.
MRT Tha Phra Station
Most people would undoubtedly wish for an extension of the train line to Siriraj Hospital, especially to avoid the notoriously horrendous traffic, particularly during weekday mornings. Luckily, this MRT Tha Phra Station is conveniently located near Siriraj Hospital. If you need to reach the hospital, you can opt for a taxi or minibus. However, it’s important to note that the station is not connected to the overpass.
Therefore, when returning from the hospital to catch the train, you must either cross the overpass or traverse the road before reaching the train station again. Furthermore, after disembarking the train, the surrounding area can feel quite desolate, especially when descending, resembling an abandoned commercial building, which might be slightly unnerving.
Let’s explore some hotels in the area. Toptel Thaphra, situated approximately 5 km from Wat Arun and Wat Pho. They offer comfortable accommodation in Bangkok. Another option is Nil Bangkok, a 3-star hotel located 3.7 km from Wat Arun, providing a pleasant stay experience with its terrace. Season Place is also worth considering, as it offers modern air-conditioned rooms with a balcony and free Wi-Fi. Moreover, it’s just a 5-minute drive from The Mall Tha Pra Department Store.
When it comes to dining options, Seoul Grill Korean Bar stands out. This restaurant offers great value. Also we had a delightful late lunch there with the family while shopping at the mall. Now let’s talk about the remarkable temple, Wat Tri Thotsathep Worawihan. It is a beautiful temple adorned with amazing mural arts. I had the privilege of being there when the artists were working on the restorations. Which made it a truly memorable experience. Additionally, the surrounding area near the channel is worthy of exploration.
Baan Silapin is another place of interest. It offers not only very good food but also super friendly service. It’s a great spot to enjoy coffee and art objects in a super nice environment. As for the Khlong Bang Luang Floating Market, you’ll find tasty food at reasonable prices. Don’t miss the opportunity to have a great smoothie there and even feed the fish—kids love it! And while you’re there. Make sure to walk till the end and treat yourself to the delicious coconut ice cream available.