Siam Paragon Shopping Mall Bangkok

Siam Paragon Shopping Mall Bangkok

What is Siam Paragon? [toc] Siam Paragon is the mother of all malls in Bangkok, and Bangkok 'mall culture' is massive. The shopping mall concentration in the Siam area is so massive that the Rama 1 road stretching from MBK to Central Embassy is nicknamed the shopping mile, with an estimated 4,500 shops and 1,285,000 square meters of shopping surface. Siam Paragon aims at the upmarket clientele but ends up

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Bangkok Forensic Museum at Siriraj Hospital

Bangkok Forensic Museum at Siriraj Hospital

Bangkok Forensic Museum [toc] Bangkok Forensic Museum is not on people's top 10 list of things to see in Bangkok, at least not on a first trip, but it seems to rank high on people's 'Off the beaten track travel guide'. I guess a morbid curiosity and a desire to see something really unusual is irresistible to the new generation of travellers. So we had to see it for ourselves.

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Methavalai Sorndaeng Restaurant in Bangkok

Methavalai Sorndaeng restaurant in Bangkok

Methavalai Sorndaeng Restaurant [toc] Methavalai Sorndaeng is an old-fashioned Thai restaurant frozen in time, just next to the Democracy Monument, not far from Khao San. There are so many Thai restaurants in Bangkok, finding something original for a special occasion is going to be difficult. Of course, you might think Rooftop or Fancy place, but we wanted something really Thai and surprisingly different, so we went to Methavalai Sorndaeng. Methavalai

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Cielo Sky Bar Bangkok on Sukhumvit

Cielo Sky Bar [toc] Cielo Sky Bar is another fantastic high spot located at the intersection of Rama IV and Sukhumvit road in Bangkok. The view from the 46th floor of the Luk Condominium is surprising considering that the building is located more on the outskirt of town than the other famous rooftop but this is compensated by the height and the beautiful 180˙ panorama and the prices which are

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Brewski Rooftop Bar at Radisson Blu Bangkok

Brewski Rooftop Bar at Radisson Blu Bangkok

Brewski Rooftop Bar [toc] Brewski Rooftop Bar is perched on the 22nd floor of the Radisson Blu on Sukhumvit and while it is not the highest one in town or doesn’t have the striking views other Bangkok rooftops have, it claims to be the highest Craft Beer bar in Bangkok. The place has a cool atmosphere and appears to be hugely popular. Brewski Rooftop Bar is the next rooftop in town

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Vanilla Sky Rooftop Bar Bangkok

Vanilla Sky Rooftop Bar Bangkok

Vanilla Sky Rooftop Bar at Compass SkyView Hotel [toc] Vanilla Sky rooftop bar came out of nowhere in the Sukhumvit area, exactly behind the Emporium mall, the same week Radisson Blu and Novotel Sukhumvit launched their own rooftops nearby. The rooftop race is just getting more fun every week! At first, Vanilla Sky is a bit of a "same-same but different" rooftop. Very minimalist in design but with a real

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Bangkok Chinatown – A walk around Yaowarat Road

Bangkok Chinatown

Bangkok Chinatown [toc] Bangkok Chinatown and Yaowarat Road are one of the oldest Chinese communities in Thailand and always an attraction ranking high on any traveller's list of things to see in Bangkok. And it should! Yaowarat, Sampeng Lane and all the small shopping streets around are buzzing with activity by day and night. It's a gigantic market made of tiny shops packed again each other for almost a kilometre

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Rod Fai Night Market Bangkok

Rod Fai Night Market Bangkok

Srinakarin Vintage Market [toc] Rod Fai Night Market (Srinakarin Train Market) is an immense playground for teenagers on weekend, Rod Fai market means train market as it used to be on some abandoned train track, taking advantage of old abandoned brick buildings. It’s also important to know that there are two Rod Fai Markets: Srinakarin Train Market (behind Seacon Square) and Ratchada Night market (Behind Esplanade Mall). While they seem

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Wat Saket Bangkok

Wat Saket Bangkok

The Golden Mount [toc] Wat Saket Bangkok, or more officially Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan is a Buddhist temple in Rattanakosin, not very far from the famous Khao San Road. And the famous 'Golden Mount' easily visible from the distance is called Phu Khao Thong, but when asking directions, everyone simply calls it 'Wat Saket'. The golden mount we see today is built on the remains of a previous unsuccessful attempt

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Seen Rooftop Bar at Avani Hotel Bangkok

Seen Rooftop Bar at Avani Hotel Bangkok

Seen Rooftop Bar Bangkok [toc] Seen Rooftop Bar at Avani Hotel has an interesting location on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River, just opposite the famous Asiatique night market. In case you are not familiar with the Thonburi side of Bangkok: it's the side that most people only visit when they go to Wat Arun. It might be the reason why this rooftop can afford to be so

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Speakeasy Rooftop Bar at Hotel Muse Hotel Bangkok

Speakeasy Rooftop Bar Bangkok at The Muse Hotel

Speakeasy Rooftop Bar at Hotel Muse [toc] Speakeasy Rooftop Bar at Hotel Muse Bangkok on Langsuan street is not your usual rooftop bar: like the entire hotel, Speakeasy displays a convoluted Art-Deco design to create a fancy atmosphere. And it's a partial success. The lobby of the bar is nicely crafted but rather dark, like the rest of the hotel. The staff is politely welcoming but rather strict on the

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Char Rooftop Bar at Indigo Hotel Bangkok

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 Bangkok, above the tree-lined wireless road and the huge 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 but Indigo hotel did a

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Three Sixty Rooftop Lounge at Millennium Hilton Bangkok

ThreeSixty Rooftop Bar at Millennium Hilton Bangkok

A great rooftop bar by Bangkok riverside [toc] The Three Sixty Rooftop Lounge at Millennium Hilton Bangkok is a superb but rather under-appreciated rooftop bar. This might be because seen for far, the bar seems to be inside an indoor panoramic cupola. This indoor bar has indeed fantastic views as it seems to hang high above the busy Chao Phraya river, but it would not qualify as a rooftop if

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Wat Pho – Temple of the reclining Buddha in Bangkok

Wat Pho Bangkok

The Temple of the reclining Buddha [toc] Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha, is such an iconic landmark of Bangkok it is on everyone's list of places to visit even on a short trip. Also known as 'the Temple of the reclining Buddha' it is the sanctuary of one of the world's largest Buddha statue, and more than a thousand images. It is also one of the oldest

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CRU Champagne Rooftop Bar Bangkok

CRU Rooftop Bar Bangkok

A luxury rooftop above Central World [toc] CRU Champagne Bar is the most exclusive rooftop bar 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 people, serving

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Hi-So Rooftop Bar at So Sofitel Bangkok

Hi-So Rooftop Bar at So Sofitel Bangkok

Hi-So Rooftop Bar Bangkok [toc] When Hi-So rooftop bar at So Sofitel Bangkok opened in Bangkok, we thought this was just another luxury hotel, so how great can it be? Sathorn Road is nice and even posh, but it mostly looks like a large avenue lined with tall and shiny skyscrapers and a growing collection of luxury hotels (think Banyan Tree, Sukhothai Hotel, W Hotel and the likes) But well,

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Chatuchak Weekend Market Bangkok

Chatuchak Market Bangkok

What to buy at Chatuchak Market? [toc] Chatuchak Weekend Market, one of Bangkok's landmarks, is on almost every tourist list of Must-Do in Bangkok. This is probably one of the largest markets in the worlds, a supposedly organized maze covering 27 acres, containing around 15,000 shops... it is simply humongous, monumental, gargantuan... but ultimately, it's fun. On your first visit, you probably will have no idea what you are about

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Sky Bar Bangkok Rooftop at Lebua Hotel

Sky Bar Rooftop at Lebua Bangkok

Sky Bar Bangkok [toc] Sky Bar Bangkok at Lebua Hotel is without a doubt the most visited rooftop bar in the city. It was already famous since the opening for a unique location near the Chao Phraya river, a staggering height of 62 floors and mostly for an iconic golden dome. After being featured in the Hangover II movie, it suddenly became a Bangkok must-do on every traveller's list. The

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