A real tourist attraction, the Chinatown district is full of treasures of all kinds. The vibrant streets, the jewellers, the restaurant noodles, the fabric markets, the fruit and vegetable markets … book an afternoon or an evening to discover the treasures that Chinatown has to offer. Oh, and you will also find the largest golden Buddha in the world. 😉
BONUS! More Than A Coffee Game
You want to take a break in between the day but you don’t know where? More than a Game Cafe is just around the corner and offers a rather interesting concept. For a few baht an hour, you can sit and play a board game! Choose the one that tempts you most from the ENTIRE wall of coffee games and enjoy a chocolate hit.
Monday – Friday from 11:00 to 21:00
Weekends From 10:00 to 23:00
✅Wat Hua Lamphong
This temple is a small, unassuming temple in the middle of buildings that are rather frequented by the Thais themselves. Much less touristy than the other huge monuments of the capital, you will find peace and serenity … in the city that never sleeps.
57.6 hectares make up this huge park in the heart of the Thai capital. Bangkokians come here to do their sport, boat ride, or simply stroll for a few hours in a green environment away from the tuk-tuks. You can even buy food at 20 THB to feed the fish in the park! Oh, and it’s also home to the famous lizards.
BONUS! Unicorn Cafe
Return the childhood for an hour by going to the Cafe des Licornes. As you may have guessed, this cafe is littered with floor-to-ceiling unicorns, and the dishes/drinks served are all inspired by this theme. Fluo Pink smoothie, horn burger or pastel blue waffles … your dishes have never been so instagramable.
For more information on the Unicorn Cafe, Click HERE!
Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 20:00
✅Bangkok City Gallery
Bangkok City Gallery is a museum of contemporary art that often hosts new exhibitions. The gallery defines itself as a means of communication for young artists and promotes exchange through events and meetings around a common theme: culture.
Wednesday to Sunday from 13:00 to 19:00
✅Khlong Toei Market
Khlong Toei is a very particular market. Unknown to tourists, it is very difficult to put words on what you feel the first time you enter this place. A true taste of Thai culture, you will find fruits, vegetables, meat, fish … frogs, snakes and kitchen utensils. You will understand, this market includes ALL in the open air. You can love it like hating it, if you are looking for local, Khlong Toei is for you.
QUEEN SIRIKIT NATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER
✅Queen Sirikit National Convention Center
The Queen Sirikit National Convention Center is one of Bangkok’s most popular multi-purpose event venues that regularly hosts international exhibitions, conventions, meetings and summits.
The Benjakiti Park offers 28 hectares of greenery and is a haven for those seeking a place to bike. It is also one of Bangkok’s most popular parks. A little picnic, what do you think?
BONUS! Terminal 21
The great Sukhumvit is also home to Terminal 21, a large shopping centre built on the theme of the airport. As the name suggests, each floor of this giant represents a terminal and the general decoration follows the chosen city. Come travel to San Francisco, Paris or Istanbul while being in the heart of Bangkok. ✈
When you exit the Phetchaburi MRT, you come across another stop … boat! Asoke Pier is a station served by various Thai boats that go up to the Chao Phraya. You can visit Bangkok’s main temples like Wat Pho, the Grand Palace or Golden Mount for example. And it’s also REALLY CHEAP!💸
PHRA RAM 9
The Central Plaza Rama 9 is a shopping centre that stands as a true temple of shopping. The shops of sight are mixed in with 1-2 floors entirely dedicated to restaurants. You will also find a cinema on the top floor!
THAILAND CULTURAL CENTER
✅Ratchada Night Market
The Ratchada Night Market is open daily from 5 pm and is divided between an open-air market, and another bars and restaurants. Spend your evening and enjoy a drink in one of the many double-decker bars, and discover one of Bangkok’s most vibrant places.
BONUS! Art in Paradise
Art in Paradise is not a museum like other. Here, the artwork comes to life … The entire tour consists of 3D effect paintings that you can integrate to make the most original photos possible!
Every day from 10:00 to 22:00
✅Huai Khwang Market
This market is also a night market, but it has the distinction of remaining open later than all others. It’s an old-fashioned night market, with rows and rows of colourful shops – but that’s only part of its charm. We let you discover the rest by yourself. 😉
✅Pro-Am Driving Range
Let’s get off the beaten track and talk about golf. If you’re looking for an innovative way to spend your afternoon, Pro-Am Driving Range offers a relaxing environment away from the bustle of Bangkok!
Every day from 08:00 to 22:00
Established in 1991, Jitti Gym was one of the first Thai gyms to welcome foreigners. Many people come here to try the traditional Muay Thai. A little lesson, what do you think?
Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 21:00
Sundays from 14:00 to 21:00
To discover Muay Thai, click HERE!
✅Suan Lum Night Bazaar
Another night market, yes! If you walk around Lat Phrao, the Suan Lum Night Bazaar is waiting for you strewn with huts of Thai traders. Come to find bargains and stretch your legs in a local atmosphere in the evening.
Every day from 17:00 to 00:00
If you are looking for another small budget shopping area other than the crowded Chatuchak, the Union Mall is for you. Gigantic mall consisting of small local shops, clothes will leave you speechless … or without money. Little more, the top floor is reserved for the beauty corner, with dozens and dozens of stands to get nails, hair or eyelashes done.
Every day from 11:00 to 22:00
We obviously could not miss the Chatuchak Market. Weekend flower market, and market at ALL weekends, Chatuchak stands out as the largest market in South East Asia, and Bangkok’s MUST VISIT.
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 07:00 to 18:00
Fridays from 18:00 to 00:00
Weekends from 09:00 to 18:00
✅Marketing Organizing for Farmers
This place is better known as OTOKOR. Most products in this market are fresh and come directly from farms. This market may not be the largest, but it is the cleanest and most CCN-ranked of the world’s best fresh markets. You will find rows of local fruits to take home or to nibble on the spot.
Every day from 08:00 to 18:00
✅Bang Sue Train Station
The Bang Sue station will allow you to travel outside of Bangkok for all the weekends when you do not know what to do. Why not spend a day in Ayutthaya or another one in Lop Buri?
✅Tao Poon Market
Another market, yes … at the terminus of the MRT line! Tao Poon Market is less touristy than the big Chatuchak or the Ratchada for example, and only works during the day! You can find souvenirs and food, enough to take a few hours.
Every day from 05:00 to 19:00