Wat Arun in Bangkok, the temple of Dawn

Wat Arun, The Temple of Dawn in Bangkok

What is inside Wat Arun? [toc] Wat Arun, also known as the temple of Dawn, is a significant landmark of Bangkok, built before 1656. It's a lot more modest than Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace or Wat Pho and the Giant Reclining Buddha, but in many ways, its iconic shape is better known. Just look at the back of a 10 Baht coin, and you will recognise it

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Asiatique the Riverfront – Bangkok Night Market

Asiatique the Riverfront Bangkok

Asiatique the Riverfront [toc] Asiatique the Riverfront is a gigantic night market close to the centre of Bangkok. This shopping & entertainment paradise is divided into four distinct zones and the theme is all about the past of Bangkok as a trading harbour. In the 19th century and under the reign of King Rama V, 'Port of East Asiatic' was the first pier of Thailand where people could trade with

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Loha Prasat Temple in Bangkok

Loha Prasat Temple in Bangkok

Loha Prasat (Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan) [toc] Loha Prasat, or Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan, is a superb temple in the old city of Bangkok, easily identified by its 37 golden spires. In a recent past, Loha Prasat was known as the iron temple or the metal castle because the 37 iron spires were originally bare and black. It did have some mysterious charm and was unique in Bangkok. The golden leaves were

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Vertigo Rooftop and Moon Bar at Banyan Tree Bangkok

Vertigo Banyan Tree Bangkok

Vertigo Bangkok [toc] Vertigo Rooftop and Moon Bar are among the best rooftops in Bangkok, on the 61st floor of the famous Banyan Tree Hotel on Sathorn Road, a tall and skinny looking building. Vertigo is the restaurant where you can have a dinner with some pretty amazing views, but most people like to hang in the comfortable chairs and sofas of the bar for a sunset drink and some

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31 Best Rooftop Bars in Bangkok, Thailand

Best Rooftop Bars in Bangkok

What is Bangkok's Best Rooftop Bar? [toc] The list of Bangkok Best Rooftop Bars keeps getting longer, and not many cities in the world can pretend to have more rooftops and sky bars than Bangkok. At this time, we count more than 30 'real' rooftop bars and restaurants and a good dozen alternate ones. By 'real rooftop bar', we mean built at the top of a building with an open

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Bangkok Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew Temple

Bangkok Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok [toc] Bangkok Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Wat Phra Kaew (or Wat Pra Kaew) are, without a doubt, the most famous landmarks in Bangkok, often seen in many movies. Despite being such a touristic icon, this is still the number one place to see while in Bangkok, a marvel of delicate and intricate craftwork, architecture, carving and painting.

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Taling Chan Floating Market Bangkok

Taling Chan Floating Market near Bangkok

Taling Chan Floating Market Bangkok [toc] Taling Chan is a small and modest market just 14 kilometres outside Bangkok. Built on the riverside at the intersection of the river and the railway's bridge, it used to feature more than a dozen boats used as floating kitchens to cook fish, meat skewers and prawns for the guests of their restaurants. In recent years, practicality overcome tradition and just a handful of

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Sushi Masato Bangkok – Bangkok Best Sushi Restaurant

The Best Sushi Restaurant in Bangkok [toc] Sushi Masato is Bangkok most exclusive address. This Japanese restaurant can only accommodate ten guests and is booked more than three months in advance, unless you are lucky enough to catch a cancelled booking, which is how we got our seats, twice. Before moving to Bangkok, Chef Masato worked in New York in a Michelin star restaurant called 15 East Restaurant. Sushi Masato

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Char Rooftop Bar Bangkok at Indigo Hotel

Char Rooftop Bar at Indigo Hotel Bangkok

Char Rooftop Bar Bangkok [toc] Char Rooftop Bar is a small little spot perched on the 27th floor of the Indigo Hotel in Bangkok, above the tree-lined wireless road and the massive garden of the American ambassador residence. The surrounding is pretty unique with lots of trees and green areas at the front and the modern and ever-growing city skyline beyond it. Char rooftop is small in size, but Indigo

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CRU Champagne Rooftop Bar Bangkok

CRU Rooftop Bar Bangkok

A luxury rooftop above Central World [toc] CRU Champagne Bar is one of the most exclusive rooftop bars in Bangkok right now (pronounce it 'cru', not C.R.U) meaning a vineyard of recognized quality in France. The location is well-known since it is just 3 floors above Red Sky Bar on the 55th Floor of CentralWorld Shopping Mall. CRU Rooftop wants to be the place for the Hi-So and Bangkok Elite

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Above Eleven Rooftop Bar on Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok

Above Eleven Rooftop Bar on Sukhumvit 11

Above Eleven Rooftop Bar [toc] Above Eleven on Sukhumvit 11 is more than just a rooftop: it's a great place for a party with great music, great cocktails, friendly staff, and excellent food. This rooftop has become so popular it is literally impossible to get a table without a reservation, even a table for two, so plan in advance. Located on the 33rd and 34th floor of the Fraser suite,

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Cooling Tower Rooftop Bar Bangkok at Carlton Hotel

Cooling Tower Rooftop Bar at Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Cooling Tower Rooftop Bar on Sukhumvit [toc] The Cooling Tower Rooftop Bar in Bangkok is the latest venue on the ever-growing and the astonishingly long list of rooftop bars in Bangkok. This new trendy place is on the 34th floor of the Carlton Hotel, just above Sukhumvit, and near Asok BTS Station. The bar is cosy with very high retractable ceilings, and guests can admire a panorama of Bangkok skyline

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Central World Shopping Mall in Bangkok

CentralWorld Shopping Center in Bangkok Siam

Central World Shopping Mall Bangkok [toc] Central World is now the third-largest mall in Bangkok after Siam Paragon and the new Icon Siam. It is truly a shopper’s and dining paradise with a strategic location, probably with a broader price range than the two other shopping malls in Bangkok. Central World aims at the mid and upper range of local and international clientele. With an immense esplanade in front of

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ICONSIAM Bangkok

IconSiam Shopping Mall Bangkok

A shopping mall on Bangkok riverside [toc] ICONSIAM is the latest, largest, and most luxurious shopping mall in Bangkok. How many times did you read this sentence in Bangkok? When you thought there was enough mall and the latest would be the last for at least another decade, a bigger one would open. At least, ICONSIAM is not on the ‘shopping miles’ which stretched from Siam to Sukhumvit but filled

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Uno Mas Spanish Restaurant Bangkok

Uno Mas Spanish Restaurant Bangkok

Spanish Restaurant at CentralWorld [toc] Uno Mas is an upmarket Spanish restaurant offering a panoramic view of Bangkok skyline from the 54th floor of the Centara Grand Hotel. You can access the restaurant directly from the immense CentralWorld shopping mall, which makes it convenient to shop a bit before your sunset cocktail and dinner. Uno Mas received a MICHELIN Plate for Good cooking, and indeed, the food is excellent and

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Siam Paragon Shopping Mall Bangkok

Siam Paragon Shopping Mall Bangkok

What to Do at Siam Paragon? [toc] Siam Paragon is the mother of all malls in Bangkok and despite the growing competition, it manages to remain one of the best malls in Bangkok. The shopping mall concentration in the Siam area is so massive that the Rama 1 road stretching from MBK to The Emquartier is nicknamed the shopping mile, with an estimated 4,500 shops and 495,000 square meters of

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MBK Shopping Center Bangkok

MBK Shopping Mall in Bangkok

A budget mall in the heart of Bangkok [toc] MBK Shopping Center is an iconic budget shopping mall standing in the heart of Bangkok since 1985, best known for its bazaar product and tons of knock off goods. The location at the top of the 'shopping mile' in Siam district makes it very convenient to access and with more than 2,000 shops and stalls, the size is simply enormous. While

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