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Things to do in Bangkok

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Palace
“The Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha is Iconic place in Bangkok every visitors "Must See". It is easy to go by taking MRT stop at MRT Sanam Chai. ”
  • 229 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Right in the heart of Bangkok's transportation hub is this trendy mall full of restaurants and shops where you can spend hours without breaking a sweat.”
  • 225 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Chatuchak Weekend Market is indoor and outdoor market. Also known as JJ market. A huge market and many shops. ”
  • 313 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
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“Very big and famous shopping mall and if you want to by Thai snack or Thai products, super market in this shopping mall is the best place that you will get everything.”
  • 274 locals recommend
Building
“The big shopping mall in the City center of Bangkok. To go there take the boat ride from Prasan mit pier stop the Pratunam Pier”
  • 187 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is an ever-popular shopping centre for cheap/copy gifts. All taxi drivers will know MBK and it is right on National Stadium BTS station”
  • 202 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Asiatique successfully combines 2 of the most popular shopping experiences in the city: a night bazaar and a mall. Around 10 minutes downriver from Saphan Taksin BTS station, this once-bustling international trade port transformed into a huge replica warehouse complex with over 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants. It's open from 5pm and spending an evening here is no problem: you’ll have good fun browsing the boutiques, picking up gifts or something for yourself. You’re also guaranteed to find something you’d like to eat and if this isn’t enough entertainment, nightly highlights range from Calypso ladyboy cabarets to classic Thai puppet shows.”
  • 212 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Wat Pho or Wat Phra Chetuphon is one of the largest Buddhist temple in Thailand. Inside the temple presents the most sacred gold-copper alloy Bhudda that represent the religion most people worship. The reclining Bhudda inside is also one of the highlight of this place. Wat Pho is located next to the Grand Palace so it would be very easy to continue the tour before or after Grand Palace Visit. ”
  • 170 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“EmQuartier Bangkok opened in March 2015, and is part of The Mall Group’s multi-billion-baht ‘EM District’ project to transform Phrom Phong into one of the biggest retail hubs of the city. You may have already heard of or visited the popular Emporium Shopping Mall – the new EmQuartier mall stands tall on the opposite side of Sukhumvit Road. Expect to find a long list of designer brands at the new EmQuartier Bangkok, as well as a distinctly futuristic design with dozens of restaurants, offices, event halls and a cool atrium garden – complete with a waterfall. There’s also direct access from Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain and a link to the original Emporium mall across the road. Shopping options at EmQuartier definitely lean towards the more luxury side of Bangkok’s booming mall scene, with designers like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Jimmy Choo, Valentino and Fendi all opening up on the ground or second floor spaces. However, as you head up to the higher levels, expect a mix or more affordable high street brands such as Zara, Uniqlo, H&M, Gap and Super Dry, as well as a good selection of homegrown brands, including Fly Now, Greyhound, Kloset and Soda. There’re a whopping 400 labels in total over 4,000 square metres of floor space. The design of EmQuartier Bangkok is nothing short of impressive, with giant glass panels fronting the mall and its sweeping futuristic floors enclosing a cool outside concourse space. There’s also plenty of grass, plants and trees added to each level; a much needed dose of greenery in the dense concrete jungle that is Sukhumvit Road, and also fitting-in nicely with the nearby Benjasiri Park. The mall is split up into three different zones, one of which is actually in a separate building connected by several walkways. These include ‘The Glass Quartier’, ‘The Helix Quartier’ (where you'll find almost 50 restaurants by heading up an impressive spiral walkway) and ‘The Waterfall Quartier’, which, true to its name, is fronted by a modestly-sized waterfall in a pretty cool central atrium area – which is already proving EmQuartier’s most popular selfie spot. EmQuartier Bangkok joins the recently renovated Emporium mall (originally opened in 1997), and will be the second in a trio of malls at the site, with the additional ‘EmSphere’ set to be the third and final venue as part of the EM District project. True to its name, the Emsphere will take on a distinct spherical design with a giant glass roof and mostly luxury stores inside. Once completed in 2016, the entire site will cover 600,000 square metres of downtown Bangkok and offer over 1,000 international local and international retail stores. Find EmQuartier Bangkok and Emporium opposite by taking the BTS Skytrain to Phrom Phong BTS and following the directions from there. EmQuartier Bangkok Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 daily Location: 637 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok BTS: Phrom Phong”
  • 149 locals recommend
Park
“Lumphini Park is the biggest park in the heart of Bangkok. The park open for public space which contains lake, trees, playgrounds. The visitor can rent a boat and walk around the park. It's idea place for jogging in the morning and evening with 2.5 km length. Dog are not allowed. It's only 15 mins walk from Siam Fandee Suite. It's on Rama 4 which is near Silom and Sathorn Road.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“If you guy love to Shoping about Dress Cloth for Fashion i recommend you to go there inside mall with Aircondition and Food aswell.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Park
“Benjasiri Park is the place to be for sculpture lovers, as some of the best examples of Thai sculpture are scattered around the park. The centrepiece fountain, showcasing the work of master sculptor Misiem Yipintsoi, hosts multimedia water dance shows 3 times daily.”
  • 122 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) Is a contemporary arts centre in Bangkok, Thailand.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Bar
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“Khaosan Road has developed into a world-famous "backpacker ghetto".[2][3] It offers cheap accommodation, ranging from "mattress in a box"-style hotels to reasonably priced three-star hotels. In an essay on the backpacker culture of Khaosan Road.”
  • 121 locals recommend
Museum
“The Jim Thompson House is a museum in central Bangkok, Thailand, housing the art collection of American businessman and architect Jim Thompson, the museum designer and former owner. Built-in 1959, the museum spans one rectangular rai of land. His small but splendid Asian art collection and his personal belongings are also on display in the main house.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“The most famous place in Bangkok, commonly known as the Wat Phra Kaew. The Emerald Buddha housed in the temple is a potent religio-political symbol and the palladium. The temple is in Phra Nakhon District, the historic centre of Bangkok, within the precincts of the Grand Palace.”
  • 73 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mediterranean Restaurant
“is one of Bangkok ‘s most popular rooftop, well known from the movie Hangover ll, located on the 63rd floor of Tower Club at lebua Hotel. It’s the fabulous 360 degrees view all over Bangkok. You will have one of the best rooftop experience in the world Go to the G floor. Go to Lebua Lobby at the next door. Take the elevator to 63rd floor. Enjoy your night!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“- Michelin Star restaurant - Make sure to go early or reserve 3 weeks in advance - Has been covered in food documentaries all over the world”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The absolute best Pad Thai in Bangkok (or the world). A super busy street stall with seating inside where pad thai is prepared at super fast pace, a favorite of the old king (so they say), and a very rewarding delicious local experience. Very affordable”
  • 21 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“Excellent location, Above Eleven is located on the top of Fraser Suites Hotel, on Sukhumvit Soi 11. Easy access, BTS Nana. Great view on the city, Japanese - Peruvian Fusion food & cocktail. A place you don't want to miss during your stay in Bangkok.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“This is a must-visit for a tourist, a nice chicken rice which could take you around 5 minutes to an hour for the queue”
  • 10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Somboon Seafood Restaurant is the most recommend for seafood lover. The recommendation dish is " Curry Crab". It's walk only 230 m or 3-5 mins from 83 Siam Fandee Suites.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Address: Sanam Khli Alley, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330 Opening Hours: Everyday 07.00 - 21.00 hrs. Phone: 02 655 8489 ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Jok is Thailand’s version of rice porridge, surely the most humble dish it is possible to find in the land of strong herbs and biting spices. Typically, this dish is served in food courts and street stalls for around 30 baht (US$1). But for our money, the very best rice porridge in Bangkok can be found at Jok Prince, a narrow restaurant set up in Bang Rak, close to Sapan Taksin BTS Skytrain Station. It's hard to find for foreign guests due to the lack of English signage, but it just adds to the authenticity and adventure.”
  • 8 locals recommend

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