City Guide

A guide to the best things to do and attractions in Bangkok

The best shops in Chatuchak market
Shopping

The best shops in Chatuchak market

Looking for a good bargain this weekend? Chatuchak Market is known, by the locals and everyone in the world, as Bangkok’s most famous flea market. With loads of shops from food to vintage clothing, we gather you the best shops you should not miss this time you visit the market.

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The best fashion shops in Bangkok
Shopping

The best fashion shops in Bangkok

Shopping in Bangkok could be a fun experience because of the wide range of shops in town. From cheap flea markets to vintage stores and multi-brand shops, there are plenty of fashion shops for you to try on some new clothes. Why don’t you go to the fashion district such as Siam, Thonglor and Chatuchak for a fun shopping spree this weekend? 

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The best organic restaurants in Bangkok
Restaurants

The best organic restaurants in Bangkok

Exercise is important but so is what you eat. If you’re looking for a healthy option of clean and organic food, you come to the right place. Here, we gather you the best organic restaurants in Bangkok and don’t forget to check other best restaurants and cafes in town.

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The best Asian restaurants in Bangkok
Restaurants

The best Asian restaurants in Bangkok

Get ready for the authentic flavor across Asia, Bangkok offers you best of the best Asian cuisine from fresh sushi in the best Japanese restaurants to steamy dim sum in Chinese dining and healthy Vietnamese food that you shouldn’t miss. 

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Bangkok by area

Things to do in Silom
Things to do

Things to do in Silom

As one of the busiest areas in Bangkok with offices, restaurants and shops, there are plenty of things you can do in Silom Road. Just go grab some bite at Everyday by Karmakamet, then enjoy your favorite books at Neison Hays Library before heading to Tapas for some drinks. Silom never sleeps and we sure you can find things you enjoy.  

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Things to do in Thonglor
Things to do

Things to do in Thonglor

One of Bangkok's liveliest neighborhoods, Thonglor is a hotspot for lovely cafes, fashion shops and some of  the city's best restaurants. Eat, drink, dance or simply just shop — boredom will never be an issue in Thonglor. 

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Things to do in Siam
Things to do

Things to do in Siam

Looking for a place to eat, shop and do something fun at the same time? Siam is the one-stop destination for youngsters and tourists who are looking for restaurants,vintage stores, music shops and high-fashion boutiques offering you the best of the best in Siam Square and surrounding mega shopping malls.

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Things to do in Charoen Krung
Things to do

Things to do in Charoen Krung

Known as one of the first roads built in European style backed in King Rama IV’s era, Charoen Krung is not only famous for its old charming architecture but also its richness of delicious street food, great dining places, fancy drinks and nostalgic shops. Why don’t you stop by for a lavish breakfast at On Lok Yun, then go for a furniture shopping spree at New Road Arts & Décor and end the night with some cocktails at Soy Sauce Factory. Whether you love nice cuisine, fun nightlife or some antique souvenirs, this old town is a perfect place for you.

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Things to do in Soi Nana Chinatown
Things to do

Things to do in Soi Nana Chinatown

Known as one of the coolest streets at the moment, Soi Nana Chinatown offers you wide range of nice cuisine, authentic drinks, art galleries and many more. Just a short distance of Charoen Krung Road, this small charming street transforms itself from a home of Chinese herbal shops into one of the most popular nightlife spots keeping the beauty of classical Thai architecture. From artsy Nahim Café & Handcraft to the hottest Tep Bar, we pick our favorite things you can do in Soi Nana Chinatown. 

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Bangkok's best attractions

Cho Why
Art

Cho Why

Cho Why only opens when there’s an exhibition. It’s one of the full service gallery that’s the owner intention is to pronounce the name as a homophones of ‘Cho huay’ which means bad show in Thai.  

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Wat Pho
Attractions

Wat Pho

This vast, mellow temple rewards wandering, despite some touristy aspects. Its popular name derives from the 16th-century Wat Photharam, which was rebuilt as Wat Phra Chetuphon, in Rama I's grand Rattanakosin scheme. He adorned it with Buddha images retrieved by his brother from Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, including a major Ayutthayan image in the bot. (Rama IV interred Rama I's ashes in its base.) Large pairs of stone guards with Western features protect the inner sanctuary. The kuti (monks' quarters) lie south of Thanon Chetuphon, where the main gate is less tout-ridden than the Reclining Buddha gate. Reclining Buddha In one of several restorations, Rama III added the awesome Reclining Buddha in 1832. Made from brick and gilded plaster, it measures 46m (151ft) by 15m (49ft) and shows the posture of entering nirvana. With pillars of the vihaan built around it obscuring a full view, photographer's focus on the head and feet; the soles depict 108 auspicious signs in mother-of-pearl inlay (an early Rattanakosin speciality). The mystical number 108 recurs in the quantity of bowls along the wall. A coin dropped in each brings luck and longevity. Stupa collection Wat Pho houses 99 chedi (stupas), nine being a lucky number to Thais. Signifying the first four Chakri reigns, the colour-themed Phra Maha Chedi show classic Rattanakosin style, with square-bell shape, indented corners and floral ceramic cladding. Two hold the remains of kings Rama II and III, while another enables slim si

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WTF Bar & Gallery
Bars

WTF Bar & Gallery

Nestled in the quiet street of Sukhumvit soi 51, WTF Bar & Gallery took over the old shophouse and has it turned into an easy and homey bar just like what you’d find by the street of Paris and Brooklyn. With the tiny size, this space can be packed every night but just forget those seats and hang around the bar is how most the crowd enjoy here. Grab a bottle of Singha beer or cocktails of the day (check the borad above) and enjoy their good set of indie-pop to world music playlist that could come courtesy of next door vinyl shop Zudrangma records. The second and third floor is the gallery space where you can find new exhibition from local artists rotating on month basis.

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One Day Hostel & Co-working Space
Hotels

One Day Hostel & Co-working Space

Co-working space is a new business model that’s booming recently in Thailand. However, the investors of One Day I Pause & Forward project extend the idea to a different level. With the concept of one day living, the space is divided to 31 hostel rooms, mini office, meeting rooms, and individual desks with high-speed internet and office supplies to rent daily or monthly. The idea is to be able to do all activities as if you’re at home. Give it a try and see how productive you can be in 24 hours.

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23 bar & gallery
Nightlife

23 bar & gallery

DJ and the drinks made this gallery a bit extra special. The two-stories hall are full of arts and exhibitions, and even in the toilet. Be careful though, their mojito is pretty strong, and the stairs are pretty steep.  

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