This is your ultimate list of where to go and what to do when in Bangkok!
Bangkok is in many ways the heart of Thailand. And if you’re trip to this thrilling Asian country is only a short one, then head right to Bangkok City for a taste of a taste of everything that’s truly Thai! We’re sure that after going through our list of awesome places to hang out in Bangkok, you will be looking forward to coming back soon!
Bangkok is the political, economic, cultural, culinary, and spiritual capital of Thailand. Go through this itinerary, dear Skyscanner traveler, and you will find out why that is so.
1. Awesome Gastronomic Hangout: The Great Hornbill Bistro
The Great Hornbill Bistro features a small vineyard, so you can imagine how enjoyable the wonderful ambience and fragrance is that has settled in this cozy little restaurant whilst you await for your authentic Thai, pizza, pasta or Asian fusion meal. Accepts Visa and Mastercard. Located at 59/3 Sukhumvit 39Road, Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok.
2. Awesome Shopping Hangout: Sretsis Emporium
Looking for Thai silk, leather goods, silver & gold, precious and semi-precious gems, pearls, furniture, antiques, and all sorts of exotic handicrafts? Click your heels right over to Sretsis Emporium! Sretsis ("sisters" spelled backwards) reflects all that is girly and glitzy, with designs that are at once classy and minimalist. Located at Emporium Shopping Complex, 1st Floor 622 Sukhumvit 24 Bangkok.
And if you’re visiting between today and August 15, you are just in time for the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale. Enjoy discounts of 10-80%, at participating department stores, shopping malls, King Power Duty Free, jewelry shops, golf courses, Thai products, spa and massage.
3. Awesome Festive Hangout: The Surin Candle Festival
The Surin Candle Festival last for four days from July 20 to 23. Enjoy the decorated candle procession astride decorated elephant parades. You are encouraged to give food offerings to the monks while they are on elephants’ back for good karma. Simultaneous candle festivals are held in Ubon Ratchathani and Korat Nakhon Ratchasima.
4. Awesome Royal Hangout: The Grand Palace
Since the founding of Bangkok as the nation’s capital by King Rama I, The Grand Palace has been the major architectural symbol of The Thai Royal Family. The Grand Palace is used for ceremonial purposes. Bring your camera and take the BTS Skytrain to Taksin Station. From here take a Chao Phraya River Express boat to Tha Chang Wang Luang Pier. It is a short walk from the pier to the entrance to The Grand Palace public entrance. Since this is an official/political destination, make sure you follow the dress code. Brin about 500 Baht with you for the admission fee.
5. Awesome Booze and Blues Hangout: Saxophone Jazz Pub & Restaurant
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Live bands every night, a renowned bar, an adjoining art gallery, The Saxophone Jazz Pub is the best place to chill with your friends. The Saxophone Pub is widely famous among travelers and local citizens who are passionate in high quality of live bands, fine Thai dishes and a variety of cocktails. The 2nd floor has comfortable Japanese style seats for voracious diners. The 1st floor is for souls in need of soothing music. The monthly Art Exhibitions from famous Thai artists are featured in the Art Gallery. Revenues from art sales are dedicated to Sound and Vision Foundation, which supports art-educational funds for children. Located at 3/8 Phayathai Road, Victory Monument, Bangkok. Open daily from 6.00 pm to 1.30 am. Get there via the BTS Skytrain, Victory Monument Station, Exit 4.
6. Awesome Party and Clubbing Hangout: The RCA
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Want to party till dawn? The RCA, or the Royal City Avenue, is the center of Bangkok’s clubbing scene. Party seven nights a week in this officially designated nightlife zone. Clubbing institutions Route 66 and Slim are packed every night, not just on weekends. Enjoy international DJs, as well as live concerts and soundtracks by popular local artists. RCA is separated into four blocks: Block A is closest to Rama 9 Road, and, at the opposite end, Block D leads onto Petchaburi Road. RCA is too far from public transport to walk so it requires a taxi or motorcycle journey.