22 results, sorted alphabetically
Bars & pubs
A snug, low-ceilinged cocktail lounge of 1940s mystique. Despite the long jazz pedigree and fine house band, the US singers have dipped in quality.
Oriental Hotel, 48 Charoen Krung Soi 38
Bars & pubs
The sumptuous Distil bar boasts an imposing choice of drinks and cigars, with a breezy bed-lined terrace.
LeBua at State Tower, 63rd floor
Dignitaries and royalty favour this triangular, spired institution, which soars above Lumphini Park and Patpong. Its angular 1970 architecture has been...
946 Thanon Rama IV
The Thai silk pioneer has ventured beyond pillowcases, scarves and clubby neckties into high fashion, palatial interior design and experimental silk art...
9 Thanon Surawong
Named after Buddha's birthplace in Nepal, the capital's best green enclave was donated in 1925 by King Rama VI, whose statue dominates the gate opposite...
192 Thanon Rama IV
Sport, health & fitness
Likely to be relocated, this legendary arena has equipment shops, Spartan ringside seats and flurries of betting in the stands. Bouts of ancient-style muay...
Thanon Rama IV
Founded in the 1860s by resident Tamils, this teeming Hindu temple is dubbed Wat Khaek ('guest temple'). Thais and Chinese, too, make offerings to Uma Devi...
2 Thanon Pan
One of the world's grandest hotels, this river landmark started life as a lodge for European traders, which burnt down in 1865. Two Danish naval captains,...
48 Charoen Krung Soi 38
Restaurants & cafés
Mezzaluna, a half-moon-shaped fine-dining Italian restaurant with string quartet, shares the Dome with Sirocco & Sky Bar.
LeBua at State Tower, 1055 Thanon Silom
These five Central Plains stilt houses were the seat of the late aristocrat Mom Ratchawong Kukrit Pramoj. A cultu-ral colossus, he is best known for his...
19 Soi Phra Phinij
Restaurants & cafés, Shops
A charming old wooden hospital converted into a select lifestyle precinct. Buying ops include chic kitsch by Reflections and Himalayan-focused arts,...
Thanon Charoen Krung at Soi 36
The late Thai-Chinese millionaire Udom Patpongpanit turned banana groves into a playground for locals, expats and aircrews. Patpong went a-go-go in the late...
Patpong Sois 1 & 2
Aside from the string of lurid go-go bars, Patpong Soi 1 also bombards shoppers - who mostly consist of couples, groups and families - with stalls flogging...
Thanon Silom between & Patpong Soi 1
This stylish tower in many ways outdoes the Oriental opposite, even in meticulous service. The large, well-equipped rooms exude sophistication, with...
333 Thanon Charoen Nakorn
A specialist mall with antiquities of museum standard. The auction lots get displayed in the week before gavel time. The Riverside Auction House of River...
River City Complex, 23 Thanon Yotha