Bangkok Travel Guide
Located on the Chao Phraya River, the gold-spired Grand Palace is one of Thailand’s most important sacred sites. The complex, built in 1782, served as the home of Thai kings for 150 years.
Designed in the Modernist style by Duangrit Bunnag, the H1 complex is at the forefront of the city’s shopping scene. The collection of glass buildings, which houses a myriad of retailers and eateries, was largely responsible for revitalizing and reinventing the Thonglor district.
Located on the fifth floor of the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, the expansive i.Sawan Residential Day Spa covers 75,350 square feet.
Tapas Room Club, with its friendly vibe, is a nice introduction to the lay of the land. Here, a disco ball is still a disco ball, and five dollars will buy you a whiskey.
Skip city traffic by using the MRT (a new underground rail system), which makes central downtown stops.
Founded in 1992, Almeta sells high quality silk products from its boutique and showroom in Bangkok. The brand has silk in more than 1,000 colors crafted using Thai hand weaving methods, and its silk à la carte program offers color matching services for clients.
Basheer Graphic Books is a prominent bookseller in Southeast Asian markets, including Malaysia, Indonesia, and Hong Kong.
Known as the “Jewel of Asia,” Siam Paragon Mall is an expansive shopping center located in the heart of the city in the Pathum Wan neighborhood. The mall is home to more than 250 high-end retailers, including Jimmy Choo, Gucci, and Prada.
Wat Phra Kaew, more commonly known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is widely regarded as Thailand’s most sacred site. The temple, located inside the Grand Palace complex, was built by King Rama I and houses a statue of Buddha carved out of a single piece of jade.
Vibrant, chaotic, and packed with surprises, Thailand’s largest market—with more than 15,000 stalls tucked into narrow sois, or alleyways, on the city’s north side—peddles everything from rare orchids to block-printed textiles.
Housed inside the Dutchess Plaza Building in the city’s bustling Thonglor district, Escudo is a two-story nightclub offering clubgoers two distinctive nightlife experiences.
Le Fenix hotel's rooftop bar has hammocks and tables in a garden setting.
Skip city traffic by using the BTS which runs through Bangkok on two lines.
Pick up a piece of "contemporary ethnic" jewelry at this Bangkok staple.