Explore Top Finds near Your Renaissance Hotel

Top Finds

Hand-picked recommendations from around the world.

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Throw away the guidebook and get connected to what the locals know. Whatever you want to experience on your trip, we’re plugged in and on hand to help you explore the neighborhood.

Our Navigators have curated a list of some of the most fascinating ‘must do’ experiences from each of our Hotels’ neighborhoods.

We’ve collected memorable must-sees for every one of our destinations around the globe, giving you the inside scoop on the best each Renaissance Hotel location has to offer.


Wat Pathum Wanaram

An architectural masterpiece, this temple has multiple statues of Buddha, various sacred murals, a large pavilion & a peaceful garden area.
Founded in 1857, this Buddhist temple is located today between two popular malls. A beautiful example of ancient craftsmanship, the temple has a crematorium featuring ornate stencils and lacquered sculptures. The 'ubosot' has various principal images of Buddha, known as Phra Sai and Phra Saen and another image, Phra Soerm is established in the assembly hall. The temple is a fascinating contrast to the urban surroundings of the town, and a peaceful stroll through the green garden lined with sculptures and statues of various deities is a fresh change.
Address: 969 Rama 1 Road, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 251 6469
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre

A modern museum-like space preserving art of any medium. Visit one of its exhibitions or events & interact with artists & art-lovers alike.
The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre opened its doors in 2008. This modern, eleven-story art center offers exhibition and performance space in the form of galleries and studios, as well as an auditorium and meeting rooms. The center also houses a library. Not only does it showcase the visual arts and design movements, but theater and musical performances also take place here, as well as planned film screenings.
Address: 939 Rama 1 Road, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 214 6630
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Almeta

Have a bespoke garment handwoven from your choice of 1,000 colors of exquisite Thai silk.
Since 1992, ALMETA has been manufacturing highest quality silk in our own workshop in the Northeast of Thailand, combining traditional Thai hand weaving methods with contemporary colors and designs. The use of vibrant colors, embroidery techniques or natural materials such as seashells or peacock's hair integrated with silk-weaving, creating a totally new dimension for Thai Silk Industry.
Address: 20/3 Sukhumvit Soi 23, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 258 4227
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Step Pyramid of Saqqara

If you want to see pyramids but avoid the crowds then the Step Pyramid of Saqqara is your best option when visiting Egypt.
Designed by Imhotep, chief architect of the III Dynasty pharaoh Djoser, this six-tiered funerary chamber was the first pyramid. Prior to its construction, pharaohs were buried beneath rectangular mastabas. Imhotep created a pyramid by stacking six increasingly smaller mastabas on top of each other. Later pharaohs took it a step further to create the pyramids seen at Giza and elsewhere. An extensive funerary complex surrounds the pyramid. It is a very atmospheric place and the highlight for many is wandering through the hypostyle hall and Great South Court, part of which has been rebuilt. Special permission is needed to enter the pyramid.
Address: North Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: +20 2 285 4509
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Taha Hussein Museum

Dedicated to Taha Hussein's achievements, the highlights of this museum are his 7000-book library, medal display and rare music collection.
This establishment is a tribute to Dr. Taha Hussein, one of Egypt's most influential luminaries of the 20th Century. Albeit visually impaired since the age of three, Hussein published over 50 books on the country's social, political and cultural scenario. The government metamorphosed his former residence into a museum to honor the philosopher's contribution to Arabic literature and contemporary cultural history. The ground floor encompasses his study and a hall where his meetings with dignitaries were scheduled. Upstairs are three bedrooms, and the outdoor garden features a bust of the man himself.
Address: Helmiyat al-Ahram Street, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: +20 2 391 3454