Top 10 Everything Bangkok
The Best of Bangkok
Bangkok is a big, bustling city with something for everyone to love. If you’re looking for culture head to the Old City and get lost among the stunning temples; dine out at the best international restaurants in Silom for a fraction of what it costs back home; follow the endless bargains in Siam until your feet can’t take anymore, stop for a foot massage, and carry on, and Explore Bangkok by night at Sukhumvit’s trendy bars and nightclubs.
These are just some of the faces of Bangkok, and with our compact, up-to-date guides of the best things to see, where to eat and shop, and even where to spend your nights you can get right to the heart of Bangkok with all the best areas covered in detail… What’s your favourite face of Bangkok?
- Private Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha & Reclining Buddha Morning Tour
- Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour
- Banyan Tree's Apsara Dinner Cruise
- Calypso Cabaret Show
- Thonburi Klongs & Grand Palace Morning Excursion
- Ayutthaya Ancient Capital Tour with River Cruise
- Siam Niramit Show
- Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World with Private Roundtrip Transportation
- Bridge on the River Kwai & Historic Railway Tour
- Dream World Excursion with Roundtrip Transfer
Best of Siam10 Best Everything Siam
Siam is best known as the shopping neighbourhood of Bangkok, thanks to Siam Paragon and CentralWorld, the biggest malls in Thailand. But that's not all, some of the best activities for kids are in Siam, including the aquarium, Madame Tussauds and Kidzania. Siam is also excellent for food, from award-winning Thai at Sra Bua to rooftop dining and cocktails at Red Sky. Siam is walkable, and it would be easy to spend a few days seeing everything on offer here.
When you don't know an area well it can be tough to choose where to eat, what to see, where to shop and what to do, so we've created Top 10 guides to make sure that you get the most out of each area of Bangkok. We live in city and spend our days exploring, so everything is up to date - we've only put the best into our top 10 guides to Siam.
Best of Sukhumvit10 Best Everything Sukhumvit
Sukhumvit is well known as the commercial hub of Bangkok, lined on either side with international brand hotels, shopping malls and nightlife hotspots. Sukhumvit's best known landmarks are Terminal 21 and Soi Cowboy but there is a lot more to discover. The BTS Skytrain runs directly above Sukhumvit and adds to that frenzied feeling of action at every turn and makes travel more convenient. This is the busy, hectic, captivating side of Bangkok that everyone goes home talking about and here you will find the Top 10 everything in Sukhumvit. Knowing how difficult and time consuming it can be to decide where to eat, where to shop and what to do, our Top 10 Guides have been created with travellers in mind, using our years of local knowledge and experience to sort out the best from the rest. This is the most concise and useable resource you will find on where to eat, what to see, where to go and how to spend your nights in Sukhumvit.
Best of Silom10 Best Everything Silom
Silom Road runs from the Chao Phraya River at one end to the peaceful Lumpini Park, with the BTS Skytrain and MRT conveniently connecting this popular tourist area with the rest of the city. Although this is Bangkok’s commercial centre in the daytime, Silom transforms itself into a hub of activity after dark, with street food stalls popping up in a flash, fine dining restaurants opening their doors and countless bars and naughty nightclubs keeping the area busy until late.
As well our selecting our favourite attractions, our Bangkok experts have tried and tested almost every restaurant, bar and nightclub in the area, coming up with the 10 best. Shopping also plays an important role in Silom, and we’ve handpicked all the finest malls and markets. Don't miss out on what this vibrant area has to offer with this Best of Everything Guide to Silom.
Best of Chinatown10 Best Everything Chinatown
Chinatown – known locally as Yaowarat – is a truly fascinating area of Bangkok, with action at all hours and surprises at every turn. The problem for visitors is how difficult and exhausting it can be walking in and out of a maze of alleyways, centuries old temples and hectic markets. Well, for the first time we have solved this problem in a clear and concise manner by compiling the very best of what to do and where to go in Bangkok’s Chinatown. Even for us, with years of experience, creating this guide was a challenge (an enjoyable one, we admit). Have a look at our guides to the Top 10 Attractions, Restaurants, Shops and Night Spots before you explore… and make sure you wear your comfiest shoes and be prepared for the heat!
Best of Pratunam10 Best Everything Pratunam
Pratunam is one of the most colourful and chaotic areas of Bangkok, a city already renowned for being pretty hectic. The area, which is packed into just a few square miles of the city centre, is famous for two things: shopping and the tallest building in Thailand - the impressive Baiyoke Tower and Sky Hotel. In terms of shopping options, Pratunam has a wide range of factory fashion outlets, mega-malls and is best known for the sprawling Pratunam Market that dominates most of the area. Quality hotels next to all the shops are in no short supply either, catering towards a range a different budgets and tastes.
This Top 10 section is your definitive guide to the Pratunam, compiled by our Bangkok experts who hit the streets for some first-hand research. Below, find our 10 best hotels and shopping in Pratunam, as well as the area’s most interesting attractions, restaurants and surprisingly eclectic mix of nightlife spots too.
Best of Bangkok Old City10 Best Everything Bangkok Old City
The Old City in Bangkok is blessed with glittering palaces, religious monuments and an air of antiquity so there is always something to see and do. Amongst the temples, narrow shophouses and wide, tree-lined avenues visitors can get a taste of the Bangkok of yesteryear, long before the city was known as a shopping haven or nightlife hotspot.
It's where you will find heritage hotels, classic restaurants and some of the finest live music joints in all of Bangkok. In our guide to the Top 10 of Everything in Old City Bangkok we have personally searched every alley to bring you the best of where to stay, what to see, where to shop, what to eat and how to find those small local joints that you can go home raving about.
Best of Chidlom10 Best Everything Chidlom
Chidlom sits next to Siam in the heart of Bangkok, with both areas almost merging into one another to create the city’s main downtown shopping district. The Chidlom area, however, offers more than just rows of modern malls. Factor in the neighbouring Ploenchit Road, Ratchadamri, Lang Suan and Wireless Road, and you have yourself an area full of interesting attractions, fine-dining restaurants, local street food, markets, fun nightlife and of course – dozens of hotels.
This Top 10 section has been compiled by our Bangkok Experts who have personally handpicked the best hotels, shopping, nightlife and attractions in Chidlom. Scroll down to discover all the places to go in this important central Bangkok destination.
Best of Riverside10 Best Everything Riverside
Riverside Bangkok is one of the Thai capital’s best loved areas. With the gigantic Chao Phraya snaking its way through the centre of Bangkok, this is the place to come and escape the city’s often oppressive heat, as well as enjoy a whole host of stunning attractions, fine dining restaurants and great riverside bars.
Plenty of luxurious hotels have also popped up on the banks of the river, taking advantage of the picturesque views and convenient location next to some of Bangkok’s best attractions, including the Grand Palace and Wat Arun which are both just a short stroll from the water’s edge. The section is your guide to the top 10 things to do and see at Riverside Bangkok, as well all the best hotels, shopping, nightlife and restaurants.
Best of Thonburi10 Best Everything Thonburi
Thonburi is situated on the western side of the Chao Phraya River, which runs through Bangkok and into the Gulf of Thailand. Although most of the city’s main tourist attractions sit on the eastern side, venturing across the water on one of the cheap shuttle ferries opens up a whole new side to Bangkok.
As well as luxurious hotels, ancient temples, malls, fine-dining restaurants and stylish bars that straddle the picturesque Thonburi riverside, our Bangkok Experts have also dug deeper into this large area of Bangkok to bring you the very best places to go and things to see. Scroll down for our Top 10 hotels, attractions, shopping, restaurants and nightlife in Thonburi.