Bangkok

Your critical guide to hotels, restaurants and going out in Bangkok

Written by local experts

Editor's picks

Shopping scene's precocious teen

Siam Center
Shops

Reworked by 'Shubuya' J-Pop, this shooping centre has its own live radio station and even the Cheeze photo studio for wannabe models.

Fine dining with killer views

Red Sky
Restaurants & cafés

Extravagant ingredients and gastronomic cocktails are served against a backdrop of exceptional city views.

Lie back and think of Thailand

Bed Supperclub
Clubs

This futuristic pod on stilts is a restaurant and bar-club with mattress seating and top world DJs, plus an array of spin-off ventures.

Major attractions

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre

Art

Curators like Luckana Kunavichayanont show cutting-edge work alongside traditional Thai, Western academic, modernist and foreign shows.

Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew

Attractions

Nearly 2km of walls enclose this architectural and spiritual treasure: what was once a self-contained city of royal chambers, ministries and a prison.

National Museum

Museums

South-east Asia's largest public museum provides a grounding in Thai artistic and cultural history. Treasures include a gilded funerary chariot.

What's on in Bangkok

Chinese New Year Chinese New Year - © Mark Parren Taylor/Time Out

Thais are an irrepressibly festive people, whether it’s royal anniversaries, Buddhist rites, youth culture or simply sanuk (fun).