Discover the 'Best of Bangkok', City of Angels and one of the world's most loved and visited cities...


See the "Best of Bangkok" on your way to Asia or Europe or even a visit to Thailand.  Gilded Temples, the friendliest people, delectable cuisine and unbelievable shopping adventures are just a few of the delights that this amazing city has to offer.

See the Tourism Authority of Thailand's visitors guide for more details :


# 1 Bangkok Buzz

Bangkok Buzz

It's said that Bangkok is a city that never sleeps.  That it has been awarded the world's greatest city to visit a few times now probably says it all.  The 'City of Angels' is a stand out for many reasons.  It's unique ambience and culture; the food, shopping, hospitality, location and overall value for money. The city is home to over 11 million people and oftens serves as a transit point for visitors heading for the country's southern beach hotspots or other parts of Southeast Asia.


Apart from traditional bars and eateries dotted all over the city, new and more contemporary dining concepts are continually opening with top local and international DJs spinning tunes in a host of hip new venues.  One of the newest districts is Thong Lor, with an enviable offering a night hops for visitors and locals.


With all these options, from local diners to glitzy restaurants and to ritzy clubs, it's easy to see why Bangkok is a city with plenty of 'buzz'.



# 2 Bangkok - Bar Hopping and Nightlife

Bar Hopping Bangkok


For those who've already been luck enough to venture to Bangkok, you'll know that the food stalls, bars, clubs and restaurants seem to offer endless variety - with new 'hot spots' opening up regularly for repeat visitors.


We've rounded up the best of the roof-top bars for your review - yes, that's roof top!  There are some fantastic choices dotted around the city.  And the views?  Wow, be early or you won't get a seat!  Read more here.


There's also a heap of other dining and nocturnal places you might like to's more for your review.



#3 Bangkok Boating - discover the other side of this vibrant city

Boating in Bangkok


Bangkok is affectionately known as the Venice of the East....a city of over 6 million people, built almost entirely over water.   The intricate web of canals connects the city with the main river channel, the famous Chayo Praya River that flows to south to the Gulf of Thailand.


Take a river taxi or ferry to visit some of Bangkok's highlights such as Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn and go exploring by long-tail boat down the 'back street' canals to see how the locals live.  You can also take a ferry or boat to visit the Floating Markets and the Asiatique Night Bazaar.


There are also a number of river boat operators that offer leisurely river cruises to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya or there are many options for a romantic dinner cruise offer by the riverside hotels such as the Royal Orchid Sheraton, Shangrila and The Peninsula.


To find out more about exploring Bangkok's river and canals, visit the Tourism Authority of Thailand here.



#4 Bangkok Bargains - it's all about the shopping!

Bangkok Bargains


Bangkok is 'shopper heaven' with a seemingly endless array of shopping opportunities from local markets to glamorous shopping malls and everything in between.   No matter where you choose to stay, there'll be shopping nearby or a least a quick BTS Skytrain or MTR underground ride away.


There are even shopping maps available so you can plan your day around your favourites shopping haunts.   Markets open early morning and the larger centres like Central Department Stores, ZEN, Centraworld and MBK open from 10am until late each day.   Check websites for opening times during Festivals and Public Holidays.


If you're travelling soon, don't forget to take advantage of Central's discount offer exclusively for THAI's international travellers.  Find out more here.


#5 Blissful Bangkok - aaaah, time to luxuriate!

Blissful Bangkok


When your shopping, sightseeing, exploring and eating missions are complete, you'll need to take a breath and recover.  What better way than to find your way into one of the many Spa resorts, day Spas or local Thai massage retreats found across the city.  You can even have your hair, nails and massage treatment done all in the same place and for a fraction of the cost you would pay at home.


Visit the Tourism Authority of Thailand for recommendations on the best places to visit here.


For THAI's Premium Customers, visit our Royal Orchid Spa Lounge at Suvarnabhumi Bangkok International Airport for a relaxing treatment before you fly on your next international journey.  Find out more.