Bangkok Area Guides

Everything you Need to Know about Bangkok Areas

Covering an area of 1,500 square kilometres, the greater Bangkok Metropolis fits into the ‘big city’ league with great ease. Add to that an estimated ten million inhabitants, more than 30,000 taxis and an ever-increasing number of tourists, and you’ll soon realize that getting to grips with such a vast concrete jungle is no easy feat, especially if you’re a first-time visitor. This is where our Area Guides come in pretty handy…

Certain areas have become more popular than others, largely due to their good location and the things there to do and see — be it traditional attractions, shopping highlights or a notoriously famous nightlife scene. Navigating this exciting city has also become much easier, thanks to the Skytrain (BTS) and underground (MRT) systems connecting large areas. Get to know Bangkok a little better before your trip.

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Most Popular Areas of Bangkok

  • Sukhumvit Overview

    Sukhumvit

    What it lacks in traditional tourist attractions, Sukhumvit makes up for with a thriving nightlife scene, mega-malls and Read More»

  • Silom

    Silom

    Home to the infamous red-light district, Patpong, Silom is one of Bangok's main financial districts with many bank Read More»

  • Siam

    Siam

    The epicenter of shopping in Bangkok, with some of the city’s biggest and most popular shopping malls like MBK, Siam Read More»

  • Bangkok Riverside

    Riverside

    Home to many important historical attractions and fine hotels, Bangkok’s scenic riverside area reflects a constantly Read More»

  • Bangkok Chinatown

    Bangkok Chinatown

    Chinatown is a colourful, exotic and busy area, packed with market stalls and probably the greatest concentration of Read More»

  • Bangkok Old City

    Old City

    Explore the heart and soul of Bangkok - The Grand Palace, Golden Mount, Wat Pho. Old city is also the nest of the famous Read More»

Other Areas of Bangkok

Pratunam

Pratunam is one of Bangkok's most colourful and chaotic areas, and famously popular for its fashion factory outlets, Read More...

Chidlom-Ploenchit

Lies at the start of Sukhumvit Road, the new face of Bangkok. With the Skytrain that runs along it, both sides are Read More...

Sathorn

Sathorn

This area represents the heart of ‘corporate’ Bangkok with gleaming, high-rise office towers, condominiums and serviced Read More...

Chatuchak

The Chatuchak area acquired its name from the large public park of the same name. However, the area is best known for. Read More...

Ratchaprasong

With a rich history dating back more than 50 years, the Ratchaprasong area has long been considered one of the most Read More...

Khaosan Road

Khaosan Road

Is Bangkok really "the centre of the backpacking universe"?. Judging by the truth-seeking travellers who converge here, Read More...

Petchburi

An area that ’s becoming more popular due to an emerging nightlife scene, shopping highlights, and its close proximity Read More...

Victory Monument Area

Victory Monument has long served as one of the busiest transportation hubs in Bangkok. Nearly all public buses and vans Read More...

Ratchada (Ratchadapisek)

A fast-growing area north of the CBD with many entertainment, shopping and nightlife highlights, as well as an Read More...

Don Muang Area

Don Muang district lies approximately 20 kilometres north of downtown Bangkok and is home to the city's formerDon Muang. Read More...

Bangna

A prime commercial and industrial area on the outskirts of the city. Home to BITEC exhibition centre and the massive Read More...

Suvarnabhumi Area Guide

Situated about 30 km from central Bangkok. Suvarnabhumi nearby attractions are Ancient City, the world's biggest Read More...

Most Popular Streets of Bangkok

  • Khaosan Road

    Khaosan Road

    Is Bangkok really "the centre of the backpacking universe"?. Judging by the truth-seeking travellers who converge here, Read More»

  • Soi Rambuttri

    Soi Rambuttri

    Tired of Khao San? The street is overdone and is losing its shine? You don’t have to go far to find somewhere more Read More»

  • RCA Nightlife

    Young partygoers should head straight for Royal City Avenue (RCA), one of a few government-designated nightlife zones Read More»

  • Street Food Soi 38

    Street Food Soi 38

    Sukhumvit Soi 38 offers a great initiation into Thai street food. Located only a few steps from the BTS at Thong Lor, it Read More»

  • Phra Athit Road

    10 Places on Phra Athit Rd.

    Phra Athit Road is only five minutes from Khao San, but the live music bars, cultured cafes and traditional riverside Read More»

  • Thonglor – Ekkamai

    Thonglor – Ekkamai

    Thonglor (Sukhumvit 55) and Ekkamai (Sukhumvit 63) make up Bangkok's trendiest neighbourhood, with hundreds of high-end Read More»

 

 

 

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