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Khrua Yaa Jai

Music

Folk star Mike Piromporn owns this luuk thung and pleng puer cheewit ('songs for life'), named 'Kitchen of Medicine for the Heart' after his album.

15/8 Lad Phrao Soi 71
Free

Koh Kred

Attractions, Tours

This rustic car-free island dotted with temples and wooden cottages makes for a languid half-day trip, though it gets busy on weekends. Legend says its...

Tour from Nonthaburi Expressboat pier
Major venue

Kwan Im Shrine

Attractions, Museums

The cult of Kuan Im (aka Kuan Yin, the Chinese bodhisattva of mercy) prompted this massive, gaudy sculpture garden, embellished with wagon wheels, barrels...

Chokchai Soi 39
Free

Luang Pradit Phairoh Foundation

Music

You're free to hear and join in practice sessions at this school of phiphat Thai classical music (9am-5pm Sat, Sun), founded by the subject of the film Hom...

47 Thanon Setsiri

Mambo

Cabaret & circus

Just moved from Sukhumvit, this ladyboy cabaret has toured the UK. They primp and grin through feathered extravaganzas designed to tick the nationality...

59 Thanon Rama III, between Sois 57 & 59
Major venue

Marriott Bangkok Resort & Spa

Hotels

Guests relish the teak shuttle boat trip downstream from Saphan Taksin Pier/BTS to this elegant yet unpretentious resort, which frames a vast pool garden....

257/1-3 Thanon Charoen Nakorn

Muang Thai Ratchadalai Theatre

Theatre

Bangkok's first purpose-built theatre for Broadway-style shows hosts touring productions and concocts melodramatic Thai musicals.

Rear of Esplanade Mall, 99 Thanon Ratchadaphisek
Major venue

Numthong Gallery

Art

Numthong Tang champions artistic individuality at this gallery with a magnificent roster of works by modern masters like Natee Utarit, Niti Wuttuya,...

129/29 Bangkok Co-op Housing Building

Old Leng

Critics' choiceBudget
Bars & pubs, Music, Restaurants & cafés

This survivor of the original RCA explosion looks like a cowboy saloon stranded in ancient China. 'Songs for Life' (Thai blues) fans flock here for live...

29/78-81 Royal City Avenue

Or Tor Kor (OTK)

Critics' choice
Shops

Across the road from Chatuchak Weekend Market, the Agricultural Market Organisation (OTK) sells some of Thailand's best fruit and veg, as well as prepared...

Thanon Kamphaengphet

Origin Cultural Programs

Critics' choice
Art, Dance, Sport, health & fitness

Authentic cultural experiences of one day or longer, with Thai experts offering a hands-on insight into arts like dance, lai Thai design, cooking and...

Lad Prao Soi 60

Pla Dib

Critics' choice
Restaurants & cafés

Thai for 'raw fish', Pla Dib weds Thai, Japanese and European in dishes such as 'larb sashimi' and 'raw seafood ceviche', plus wood-fired pizza. Young...

1/1 Areesamphan Soi 7

Prasart Museum

Museums

It's worth the hassle (but perhaps not the price) to luxuriate amid these antiques housed in replicas of a European-style mansion, a Khmer shrine and...

9 Krung Thep Kreetha Soi 4A

Ratchada Night Market

Bars & pubs, Shops

A Saturday bike meet has ballooned into a huge hip retro night market, with vintage cars, bikes and clothing, loungey stalls, creative knick-knacks and the...

Thanon Ratchadaphisek at Thanon Lad Prao

Siam Niramit (Magical Siam)

Theatre

This B1.5-billion, 2,000-seat theatre has one of the world's widest and tallest sets. It presents an 80-minute cultural spectacular with special effects,...

Ratchada Grand Theatre, 19 Thanon Tiam Ruam-mit
Major venue