Top 10 Things To Do In Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok travel guide – “What other city (than Bangkok) that has such a full-flavoured, no-holds-barred, insatiable, fanatical approach to eating?” – Austin Bush, Lonely Planet.

Most Popular Shopping Malls in Bangkok – Top 10 List
Where to Shop ‘Til You Drop in Bangkok – Top 10 List
Popular Tours You Must Try in Bangkok – Top 10 List
Must See Local Attractions in Bangkok – Top 10 List
Local Dishes You Should Eat in Bangkok – Top 10 List
Popular Roof Top Bars To Relax in Bangkok – Top 10 List
Children Friendly Activities To Enjoy in Bangkok – Top 10 List

MOST POPULAR SHOPPING MALLS IN BANGKOK – TOP 10 LIST

1. Siam Paragon – This glass-and-steel über-luxury megamall is where all the Bangkok’s hi-so and well-heeled folks also spend their leisure hours. Moreover,  ind everything from high street fashion to high-tech gadgets, home décor and also, exotic sports cars. Other highlights also include the 16-screen Paragon Cineplex, Kinokuniya bookstore, gourmet cafés and restaurants and Siam Ocean World aquarium

Nearest BTS: Siam

2. Central World – This megamall (the largest in Thailand, in fact) has a well-rounded collection of shops and also entertainment outlets catering to the modern lifestyle. Moreover, CentralWorld’s youthful dynamic feels welcoming and is always buzzing with life. In addition, its main focus is on trendy fashion brands such as Timberland, Zara, MNG and also Izzue. Other highlights also include a 15-screen SF World Cinema, an open ice-skating rink, Toys ‘R’ Us and more than 100 restaurants and cafés.

Nearest BTS: Siam, Chidlom

 

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3. MBK Center – Well known among tourists as a haven for all things affordable, MBK is like an indoor Chatuchak market, with some 2,000 shops occupying seven floors of retail spaces. Furthermore, its main selling point is the price and diversity of its collection of products.  For example, particularly mobile phones, photo equipment, video games, luggage, street wear and also gold ornaments. In conclusion, a large food court and SF Cinema City complete the lifestyle experience.

Nearest BTS: National Stadium

4. EmQuartier – So, like a glossy magazine come to life, EmQuatier houses a whopping 400 labels in total, spread out over 4,000 square metres of floor space. Moreover, while it’s true that shopping options at EmQuartier definitely lean towards luxury brands, head to the higher levels for more affordable sectors. Which are high street brands and also Thai designers. So, add to this a host of fancy restaurants and also direct access from Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain for the most convenient luxury shopping experience on Sukhumvit Road.

Nearest BTS: Phrom Phong

 

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5. Central Embassy Shopping Mall – Central Embassy is Bangkok’s first ever ultra-luxury lifestyle mall, boasting an impressive collection of high-end designer stores, fine-dining restaurants, swanky cinema screens, and an extravagant six-star hotel. Built on the grounds of the former British Embassy – hence the name – this 18 billion baht mega-mall projects the capital’s status even further as one of the world’s leading shopping destinations. (One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on mall)

Nearest BTS: Ploenchit

6. Siam Discovery – Siam Discovery offers the most pleasant and also leisurely shopping experience of any of the major malls in Bangkok. Tthanks to its sophisticated concept of how it presents the items on display. Sp. it’s an experience like nowhere else in Thailand’s shopping-mad capital. Furthermore, following a complete refurbishment in 2016, the ground floor still has its existing chic boutiques and also anchor stores. For examples, from Issey Miyake, Diesel and also Comme des Garcons.

Nearest BTS: Siam, National Stadium

 

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7. Siam Center – Siam Center’s re-launch in January 2013 brought a different kind of shopping experience to Siam. So, over 200 international and also Thai brands including the boutiques of some brilliant promising local designers as well as renowned Thai couturiers. On top of that, the slick renovations have also taken their fresh ideology out of the stores and into the corridors.  Moreover, with a quirky mash-up of nature and technology. (One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on mall)

Nearest BTS: Siam

8. Terminal 21 – Terminal 21 brings the dream of traveling the world to downtown Bangkok, with its cutting-edge concept that places several world-famous cities under one roof. So, find yourself wandering around a maze of shops in Tokyo City, sauntering down London’s Carnaby Street, or also bagging a bargain in an Istanbul zouk. Furthermore, You can also do shopping for something to fill your growling stomach at the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

Nearest BTS: Chidlom

 

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9. Platinum Fashion Mall – A specialised mega mall for clothing and also fashion accessories. Platinum takes the flea market concept indoors, in air-conditioned comfort. Moreover, it is widely popular among office workers and also university students looking for casual wear to the latest trends in women’s fashion. In addition, the best part is the wholesale price, if you buy in combinations, that is. (One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on mall)

Nearest BTS: Chidlom

10. Pantip Plaza – The mother of all IT malls, so the entirety of Pantip Plaza is dedicated to computers, IT gadgets and also cameras. Some of the camera shops also carry hard-to-find lenses and accessories. Moreover, Pantip’s main draw is the price and diversity of products available, although the quality is sometimes questionable. Some people might also question particularly with software and computer parts. So, the best advice is to bring an expert friend or educate yourself on the products before you go.

Nearest BTS: Chidlom

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WHERE TO SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP IN BANGKOK – TOP 10 LIST

1. Bangkok Malls – In a city blessed with some of the world’s most sumptuous malls, how do you choose? And do you want bargains galore? Go to MBK. After the biggest and also most trendy? CentralWorld is your ticket. So, how about classy? Make your way to The Emporium. Of course, if glamour makes you go wobbly at the knees, you will already have found Siam Paragon – the also epitome of high-class Bangkok.

2. Chatuchak Market – The market of all markets, Chatuchak Weekend Market is the ultimate. And you will be amazed by its sprawling size. But perhaps even more so by the unbelievable variety of wares. Moreover, stumble across anything from vinyl records, beads, suits of armor to also a live seahorse! Furthermore, Haggling is encouraged – just do so politely. And also, possibly the most exhilarating, chaotic and lively shopping experience you can have. (One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on places to shop)

 

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3. Night Markets – In most cities nighttime means closing time. Not so, here in Bangkok. Come dusk, Khao San Road teems with unkempt travel wear. And Patpong Market’s tarpaulin covered stalls – each brimming with counterfeits or exotica. Furthermore, it doesn’t even kick into life until the area’s office workers are tucked up in bed.

  • Rotfai Market, Srinakarin – So famous for its retro memorabilia and gigantic size. This is also located in the eastern suburbs, Srinakarin Soi 51, just behind Seacon Square Shopping Mall. Everyday clothes and also fashion, rare collectibles sourced from all over the world, and cheap, delicious snacks. Lots can all be found here.
  • JJ Green Market – Part vintage flea market, also part local drinking hangout. Located around the corner from the giant Chatuchak Weekend Market (and its 15,000 stalls), proves to be popular with university students.
  • Patpong Market – So famous for its fake brands on sale, especially bags, trainers and watches. It is very popular and also very downtown. Hence, it is still packed with tourists every night of the week. Take the BTS to Sala Daeng and find Patpong almost at the foot of the skytrain steps, right in the centre of Silom
  • Khao San Road Market – Tightly packed stalls line the walk-ways on either side, and sell pretty much anything that can fit inside a backpack. Such as knock-off t-shirts, sandals, shorts, trainers, fisherman’s pants, sunglasses, also bikinis. Furthermore, some other are for jewellery, pirate music CDs and DVDs, old Thai movie posters, and more.

 

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4. Floating Markets – boats are still piled high with tropical fruit and vegetables. And fresh, ready-to-drink coconut juice and also local food cooked from floating kitchens located right on the boat. Furthermore, to enjoy the atmosphere without haggling over prices, try relaxing on a guided boat tour of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Floating markets are Taling Chan Market, Bang Ku Wiang Market, Tha Kha, and also, Damnoen Saduak.

5. Asiatique The Riverfront – Asiatique has successfully combined two of the most popular shopping experiences in the city: a night bazaar and also a mall. Ten minutes downriver from Saphan Taksin BTS station this once-bustling international trade port has been transformed. With over 1,500 boutiques and also 40 restaurants housed under a huge replica warehouse complex

6. Pratunam – So well-known among locals as the wholesale fashion district, where street ware meets odd fashion meets tomorrow’s trends. Moreover, shopping here is also fun because there’s a whole gamut of accessories to dress you up from head to toe – at a bargain. The original wholesale market is outdoors, around Indra Hotel and also Baiyoke Sky Hotel. (One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on places to shop)

 

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7. Siam Square – like the city in which it is located, is also an area of contrast. In essence it is also the hub of all things cool, an individual expression point where styles are both shaped and surface (and resurface). Siam also holds claim to being the most expensive place to rent land in Bangkok. It is to the City of Angels, what Bond Street is to London and also Fifth Avenue to New York.

8. Chinatown Market – Walking through the many little streets, what would you find? You might also find yourself in a market, a shophouse-lined backstreet or a crowded space jam-packed with hawkers. Furthermore, along with many gold shops, you’ll also find sacks of roasted chestnuts, sequins, feather boas, eccentric virility boosters and martial art weapons. Located in Yaowarat. (One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on places to shop)

 

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9. Pantip Plaza (Computer Shopping Mall) – The mother of all IT malls, the entirety of Pantip Plaza is dedicated to computers, IT gadgets and also cameras. Some of the camera shops carry hard-to-find lenses and also accessories. Pantip’s main draw is the price and diversity of products available. Although the quality is sometimes questionable, particularly with software and computer parts. So, the best advice is to bring an expert friend or educate yourself on the products before you go.

10. Bangkok Flower Market – So, among the many fresh produce markets in Bangkok, the jewel without a doubt is the Pak Khlong Talad Flower Market. The colours, fragrances of jasmine and also the sight of garland weavers busily at work makes for a dazzling sensory experience. Located on Chak Phet Road near Saphan Phut or the Memorial Bridge. (One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on places to shop)

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POPULAR TOURS YOU MUST TRY IN BANGKOK – TOP 10 LIST

1. Bangkok City, Temples & Grand Palace – Bangkok has hundreds of temples, but this particular tour is a must-do because it introduces you to Wat Pho, home of the Reclining Buddha. In addition to that, Wat Phra Kaew, otherwise also known as The Temple of the Emerald Buddha. It is also a spiritual icon carved from jade that towers above all others in its holiness. What’s more? It also takes you to Thailand’s foremost historical and cultural landmark, The Grand Palace. Explore more and book Bangkok tours.

2. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market – The pioneer of all floating markets, Damnoen Saduak continues to offer a delightful experience despite its also increasingly touristy atmosphere. Moreover, imagine small thin canals teeming with longboats piled high with fresh produce, each one jockeying for position, and paddled by a lady. Explore more and book Bangkok tours.

 

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3. Apsara Dinner Cruise by Banyan Tree – Seeing the amazing temples of Bangkok at night whilst you drift along the Chao Phraya River is not to missed. Run by Banyan Tree Hotel, the luxury of the Apsara makes for an extra-special night out. Coming to rest in front of the famous sights, passengers are treated to a tasty Thai dinner whilst you enjoy the view. The rice-barge takes an hour and 45 minutes to complete the tour, travelling past Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn). Explore more and book Bangkok tours.

4. Calypso Cabaret Show – is the preeminent ladyboy theatrical show in Bangkok, filled with high kicking action, classic show tunes and Broadway style entertainment. The production values of the show is incredibly high and the ‘girls’ will surely surprise you with their beauty and showmanship. Suitable for the whole family, the songs range from Tina Turner to K-Pop to Christina Aguilera.(One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on tours) Explore more and book Bangkok tours.

 

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5. Thonburi Klongs and Grand Palace – Bangkok’s ‘khlongs’ (canals) aren’t mere remnants of the past. Many are still functioning transport arteries that play a significant role in city life. This morning tour focuses on the scenic waterways of Thonburi. A long-tailed speedboat glides you past floating kitchens, glittering temples and all kinds of colourful river scenery, before you step onto dry land to explore Thailand’s most famous landmark and former seat of the king, The Grand Palace. Explore more and book Bangkok tours.

6. Ayutthaya Tour River Cruise – A day trip to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya is the perfect counterbalance to the up-to-the-minute hustle of Bangkok, and this day tour allows you to see many of the majestic ruins from the comfort of a river cruise. This full-day tour starts with a 1 hour 30 minute coach journey to this peaceful town, before you spend the day exploring temples.(One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on tours)  Explore more and book Bangkok tours.

 

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7. Siam Niramit – Packing all the splendour of the Land of Smiles into an 80-minute stage show is no easy task. But Siam Niramit succeeds – and spectacularly. How so? Try the world’s biggest stage, a cast of hundreds, and bags of Thai finesse. The first act describes how Siam became a crossroads where civilisations met, the second how karma binds the Thai people, the last how religious ceremony earns Thais merit in this life.(One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on tours) Explore more and book Bangkok tours.

8. SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World – This tour of the world’s oceans promises to be a great day out for families. One of the largest underground aquariums in Southeast Asia, SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World will dazzle you with innovative world-class exhibits and over 30,000 curious looking creatures from various depths and aquatic regions across the globe.(One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on tours) Explore more and book Bangkok tours.

 

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9. River Kwai Tour including Long-tail Boat – There’s more to the River Kwai than historic WWII sights, and this tour around Kanchanaburi, a lush unspoilt province close to the Burmese border proves it. Visits to the Death Railway, the Bridge over the River Kwai and the memorial museum are tastefully juxtaposed with beautiful mountain scenery, pleasant longtail journeys along the Mae Klong River, as well as activities like elephant rides. Explore more and book Bangkok tours.

10. Dream World – With a day out at Dream World you and the kids will get to experience the spectacular atmosphere of this huge amusement park, and explore the exciting shows and rides in its four lands of dreams. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, there are linked paths, pools, legendary castles and more than 15 exciting rides for everyone to enjoy. Explore more and book Bangkok tours.

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MUST SEE LOCAL ATTRACTIONS IN BANGKOK – Top 10 LIST

1. Grand Palace & Wat Prakeaw – The Grand Palace and Wat Prakaew command respect from all who have walked in their sacred grounds. Built in 1782, and for 150 years the home of Thai Kings and the Royal court, the Grand Palace continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail. Wat Pra Kaew enshrines Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), the sacred Buddha image meticulously carved from a single block of emerald. Explore more and book Bangkok attractions.

2. Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn) Riverside – The impressive silhouette of Wat Arun’s towering spires is one of the most recognised in Southeast Asia. Constructed during the first half of the 19th century in the ancient Khmer style, the stupa showcasing ornate floral pattern decked out in glazed porcelain is stunning up close. Apart from its beauty, Wat Arun symbolises the birth of the Rattanakosin Period and the founding of the new capital after Ayutthaya fell.(One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on local attraction)  Explore more and book Bangkok attractions.

 

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3. Floating Market – The pioneer of all floating markets, Damnoen Saduak continues to offer an authentic experience despite its increasingly touristy atmosphere. Imagine dozens of wooden row boats floating by, each laden to the brim with farm-fresh fruits, vegetables or flowers. Food vendors fill their vessels with cauldrons and charcoal grills, ready to whip up a bowl of ‘boat noodle’ or seafood skewers upon request.(One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on local attraction) Explore more and book Bangkok attractions.

4. Chinatown (Yaowarat) Chinatown – Chinatown is a colourful, exotic and pleasingly chaotic area. Packed with market stalls and probably the highest concentration of gold shops in the city. During major festivities like Chinese New Year and the Vegetarian Festival, the dynamism and spirit of celebration spreads across town like wildfire. And if you happen to be around, don’t miss an opportunity to witness Bangkok Chinatown at its best. Explore more and book Bangkok attractions.

 

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5. Wat Pho – There’s more to Wat Pho than the gigantic reclining Buddha and traditional Thai massage. Wat Pho harbours a fascinating collection of murals, inscriptions and sculptures that delve into various subjects. From warfare to astronomy to archaeology. The vast temple complex contains a landscaped garden with stone sculptures, stupas adorned with glazed porcelain. Also, a souvenir shop and the College of Traditional Medicine.(One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on local attraction) Explore more and book Bangkok attractions.

6. Chao Phraya River & Waterways – One of the most scenic areas, the riverside reflects a constantly changing scene day and night. Water-taxis and heavily laden rice barges chugging upstream, set against a backdrop of glittering temples and luxury hotels. The areas from Wat Arun to Phra Sumeru Fortress are home to some of the oldest settlements in Bangkok. Particularly Bangkok Noi and its charming ambience of stilt houses flanking the complex waterways. Explore more and book Bangkok attractions.

 

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7. Chatuchak Weekend Market – Once only popular among wholesalers and traders, Chatuchak Weekend Market has reached a landmark status. It is as a must-visit place for tourists. Its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise will bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees. The market is home to more than 8,000 market stalls. On a typical weekend, more than 200,000 visitors come here to sift through the goods on offer.(One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on local attraction) Explore more and book Bangkok attractions.

8. Khao San Road – If Bangkok is a city where East greets West, then Khao San Road is the scene of their collision. The place where they jostle for superiority and poke one another in the eye. With travellers from every corner of the modern world, sleek clubs playing sophisticated sounds, eclectic market stalls, converted VW cocktail bars. And the foods tamed to suit the Western palate, it may seem clear who won the fight. Explore more and book Bangkok attractions.

 

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9. Soi Cowboy – Soi Cowboy was named after the cowboy hat-wearing African-American who opened the first bar here in the early 1970s. This adult-themed district has a more laid-back, carnival-like feel to it than Patpong or Nana Plaza. Flashing neon lights up a colourful streetscape comprised mainly of middle-aged expats, Japanese and western tourists. (One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on local attraction) Explore more and book Bangkok attractions.

10. Jim Thompson’s House – Jim Thompson’s three decades of dedication to the revival of Thai silk, then a dying art, changed the the industry forever. After he mysteriously disappeared into the jungles of Malaysia, he left a legacy behind. Which is reflected through his vast collections of Thai art and antiques now on display at the Jim Thompson’s House and Museum. Itself a lovely complex of six Thai-style teakwood houses preserved to their original glory. Explore more and book Bangkok attractions.

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LOCAL DISHES YOU MUST EAT IN BANGKOK – TOP 10 LIST

1. Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup) -A bold, refreshing blend of fragrant lemongrass, chilli, galangal, lime leaves, shallots, lime juice and fish sauce. They shape this classic sour-spicy-hot soup, giving it its legendary herbal kick. Succulent fresh prawns and straw mushrooms lend it body. (One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on local food)

2. Som Tum (Spicy Green Papaya Salad) – Garlic, chilies, green beans, cherry tomatoes and shredded raw papaya get dramatically pulverized in a pestle and mortar. So releasing a rounded sweet-sour-spicy flavour that’s not easily forgotten. Regional variations throw peanuts, dry shrimp or salted crab into the mix.

3. Tom Kha Kai (Chicken in Coconut Soup) -A mild, tamer twist on Tom Yum, this iconic soup infuses fiery chilies, thinly sliced young galangal, crushed shallots, stalks of lemongrass and tender strips of chicken. Lashings of coconut milk soften its spicy blow. Topped off with fresh lime leaves.

 

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4. Gaeng Daeng (Red Curry) -Made with morsels of meat, red curry paste, smooth coconut milk and topped off with a sprinkling of finely sliced kaffir lime leaves. This rich, aromatic curry always gets those taste buds tingling. At its best when the meat is stunningly tender.

5. Pad Thai – Dropped in a searing hot wok, fistfuls of small, thin or wide noodles (you choose) steamed alongside crunchy beansprouts, onion and egg. And the main flavour lies in using a quartet of accompanying condiments – fish sauce, sugar, chilli powder and finely ground peanuts. (One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on local food)

6. Khao Pad (Fried Rice) – Fried rice, egg, onion, a few herbs – nothing more, nothing less. A popular lunch dish served typically with a wedge of lime and slices of cucumber, that’s simple. However, to add more variety, Thais would dress it by adding prawns, crab or chicken to basil, chili and vegetables.

 

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7. Pad Krapow Moo Saap (Fried Basil and Pork) – Fried basil and pork is certainly one of the most popular Thai dishes for lunch or dinner. It is made in a piping hot wok with lots of holy basil leaves, large fresh chilli, pork, green beans, soy sauce and a little sugar. The minced, fatty pork is oily and mixes with the steamed white rice . It is often topped with a fried egg (kai dao). Beware that Thais like it spicy, so you can ask for “less spicy” version if you can’t take the heat! (One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on local food)

8. Gaeng Keow Wan Kai (Green Chicken Curry) -Morsels of fresh chicken. Cherry-sized eggplants. Tender bamboo shoots. Springs of Coriander. Generous handfuls of sweet basil. And add the spoons of green curry paste that’s stirred furiously into hot creamy coconut milk. Served alongside a bowl of fragrant Thai rice. (One of the popular Bangkok travel guide on local food)

 

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9. Yam Nua (Spicy Beef Salad) -Experience the fresh, fiery thrill of yam nua – with its sprightly mix of onion, coriander, spearmint, lime, dried chili and tender strips of beef.

10.Kai Med Ma Muang (Chicken with Cashew Nuts) – Tourist’s favourite! Sautéed chicken alongside roasted cashews, sweet soy sauce, onions, chilies, pepper, carrot and mushrooms. As well as the sweetening dash of honey, makes everyone go nuts (pardon the pun!)

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POPULAR ROOF TOP BARS TO RELAX IN BANGKOK – TOP 10 LIST

1. VertigoBanyan Tree Bangkok – This alfresco bar-cum-restaurant is 61 floors above the bustling streets of Bangkok, overlooking a magnificent cityscape. The stylish setting fuses fairytale romance and cosmopolitan chic. Indulge in some of the world’s finest champagne, exotic cocktails, wine-by-the-glass or non-alcoholic beverages in the bar area, or go all the way for a memorable dinner of barbecued seafood.

Nearest BTS: Sala Daeng

2. Sky BarLebua State Tower – Sky Bar rooftop at Lebua State Tower has seen its popularity soar. With a 360 view there is a good reason this bar is top of most visitors ‘to do list’. The round bar juts over the edge and at 63 stories high, it is the only place to be when the sun is setting over the Chao Phraya river.

Nearest BTS: Saphan Taksin

3. Octave Rooftop BarMarriott Hotel Sukhumvit Octave Rooftop and Lounge is more than a place for watching the sunset or having a romantic meal. No rooftop bar in the city has a 360 degree view of Bangkok that matches this, and the top floor of this three level venue is the highest spot in the city for a party. Great Bangkok travel guide.

Nearest BTS: Thong Lor

 

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4. Park SocietySofitel So on Sathorn – Just below Park Society at Sofitel So is the green immensity of Lumpini Park and beyond the striking glass-and-metal skyline of Siam and Silom; tall towers with their ever-changing colours and lights. It takes a while to apprehend how magnificent Bangkok can be at sunset.

Nearest MRT: Lumpini

5. Three SixtyMillennium Hilton Bangkok – This sophisticated jazz lounge does justice to its name with unrivalled 360 degree views. Drinks are moderately priced and there are demarcated smoking zones. Take the lift to the 32nd floor and watch in awe as the world goes by. Great Bangkok travel guide. Let the romantic mood and gentle jazz wash over you, while enjoying sensational views of the city.

Nearest Road: Charoennakorn Road

6. Above Eleven – 32 floors above Bangkok’s premier party street on Sukhumvit Soi 11 you will find Above Eleven, a chilled-out Central Park inspired rooftop bar, set out over two floors. As well as coming for a sunset cocktail, you can also experience their unusual Peruvian-Japanese fusion dishes. Can be accessed from the back serviced apartment.

Nearest BTS: Nana

 

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7. CRU Roof Top Champagne Bar – is the highest and one of the fanciest rooftop bars in Bangkok. It serves some exclusive labels of G.H. Mumm Champagne, a snack menu of world delicacies and genuine 360 degree views. Located above Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Cru Bangkok takes pride of place on the 59th of the hotel. It has a more intimate and sophisticated feel than Red Sky and Uno Mas below, with its own private lift and a chic, white-on-white design. There’s a large circular bar in the centre and a huge illuminated arch that changes colours throughout the night and gives photos some nice contrasts.

Nearest BTS: Siam or Chit Lom

8. Red SkyCentara Grand at CentralWorld – one of the latest rooftop in Bangkok and while is doesn’t offer a striking riverside view, it has a pretty impressive 360 panorama view from the 55th floor of one of the most convenient location in town.

Nearest BTS: Siam or Chit Lom

 

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9. Attitude at Avani Hotel – is a Riverside cocktail bar that offers an excellent place to head to in the evening for a few drinks with friends. This modern bar has stunning views and an extensive cocktail menu. The Attitude Rooftop is on the twenty-sixth floor of the Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel, which is a 15-minute ferry ride away from the Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station (there is a free shuttle ferry from Sathorn Pier in front of the Skytrain station.

Nearest BTS: Saphan Taksin Skytrain station

10. Char Rooftop Bar at Indigo Hotel – is on the 26th floor of the Indigo Hotel in Ploenchit. It managed to create a certain sense of privacy. You can sit in large comfortable loungers in one of those alcoves best described as ‘infinity salons’ or more uniquely, at the working station facing the growing cityscape of Bangkok. Probably the best place to finish that last activity with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc!

Nearest Road: Wireless Road

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CHILDREN FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY IN BANGKOK – TOP 10 LIST

1. Kidzania – Kidzania is the most innovative addition to the ‘edutainment’ scene in Bangkok. This is unlike anything we have seen before and the level of fun has been raised to a brand new level. Kidzania allows children to try out a range of activities in a model city.Great Bangkok travel guide. Popular ‘jobs’ include playing doctor at the miniature hospital, fighting fires, policing the streets or learning how to make sushi like a master chef. Explore more and book family activities

Nearest BTS: Siam

2. Bounce Bangkok – an action-packed trampoline park and climbing centre. The huge space is popular with children and teens, and is open to everyone aged three and older (young children require adult supervision). There are trampolines of all kinds: some have padded walls so you can practice your Park Coeur flips and jumps, others are slanted at a 45 degree angle, others land into a crash mat so you can attempt crazy tricks without even the slightest worry of getting hurt.Great Bangkok travel guide. Explore more and book family activities

Nearest MRT: Cultural Centre (exit 4)

3. Ice Skating – A classic children’s activity that is available in several locations throughout Bangkok is ice skating. Bangkok has several great ice rinks – one even that is Olympic-sized. If you’re a bit wobbly on skates, you can opt to take a lesson or even use one of the penguin-shaped stabilisers that help beginners keep their balance. Explore more and book family activities

 

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4. Lazer Game Bangkok – Laser games in Bangkok have been few and far between in recent years so when Lazgam opened we were happy to have a family friendly, all-weather activity to try. Games last 15 minutes and really get the heart racing. Located on the fifth floor of the Holiday Inn Sukhumvit, Lazgam Bangkok is spread out across two floors within a maze of walls and partitions. Explore more and book family activities

Nearest BTS: Asok or Phrom Phong

5. Funarium – This large entertainment area may look like a warehouse from outside, but inside you will you will find 2,000 m2 of activities, with a large climbing structure, little kids soft play area, sand and water area as well as an arts and craft centre and baking station. Explore more and book family activities

Nearest BTS: Phrom Phong

6. Children Discovery Museum – The Children’s Discovery Museum Bangkok offers a wealth of fun and educational activities to keep the kids occupied for a whole day, such as digging up dinosaur bones in the archaeological site and creating giant bubbles from inside them! The museum encourages a hands-on approach to learning; with interactive displays it calls a ‘discovery learning process’. Explore more and book family activities

Nearest BTS: Mo Chit

 

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7. Flight Simulator – A simulation flight is an extra-special gift for young children who dream of being pilots. The experience feels so realistic that the cockpit in Bangkok has even been used in films and TV shows, which makes it too challenging for very young children, but there is a trusty co-pilot sitting alongside you throughout to lend a helping hand. Explore more and book family activities

Nearest BTS: Ekkamai

8. Snow Town – Snow Town Bangkok is an indoor themed village and play area with 30-40 cm of artificial snow located in Gateway Ekkamai shopping mall. Inside the air conditioned hall there is a Main Street with Japanese restaurants, shops and a playground. There is also a modest slope with sleighs and skis for rent so you can recreate the sensation of being high up in the mountains of Hokkaido. Explore more and book family activities

Nearest BTS: Ekkamai

 

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9. Wakeboarding at Taco Lake – wakeboarding in Bangkok is an awesome one of the Bangkok travel guide to escape the hustle of the city whilst having about as much fun as you can in the capital for less than 500 baht. If the thought of wakeboarding seems daunting, you could try a few rounds on the kneeboard first. Explore more and book family activities

Nearest Road: Bangna-trad Road

10. Dinosaur Planet – Dinosaur Planet Bangkok is a theme park dedicated to prehistoric beasts, from the snarling T-rex to packs of Velociraptors. Great Bangkok travel guide. The amusement park is located in the Phrom Phong area of Sukhumvit and features up to 200 life size models of popular dinosaurs. It’s quite a compact space with a couple of exhibits and a central Ferris wheel. Explore more and book family activities

Nearest BTS: Phrom Phong

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