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Things to do in Bangkok

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Palace
“The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand, the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court, and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925. Now Grand Palace is still used for official events. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand.”
  • 229 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Terminal 21 Shopping Mall offers designer brands, Thai and International cuisine, a gourmet supermarket and etc. Each floor is decorated in different styles based on the highlight of each well-known countries.”
  • 230 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Thailand's most famous market- you are guaranteed to find a treasure with so many shops to choose from. ”
  • 321 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
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“Siam Paragon is a shopping mall in Bangkok, the largest in Thailand. Siam Ocean World (Underwater world) is an aquarium. It is the largest aquarium in South East Asia. The mall has a multiplex movie theater. It has 15 large theaters One of the theaters has the largest screen in Asia. ”
  • 277 locals recommend
Building
“The Largest Lifestyle Shopping Destination in Thailand. A must-visit destination for local and foreign shoppers' right in the middle of Bangkok’s most prestigious area, Central World covers a retail floor area of 830,000 m² at Ratchaprasong intersection. The shopping center boasts more than 500 stores including local, high street as well as high-end brands along with world-class entertainment and services. Under the concept ‘central to your wOrld”, Central World aspires to be more than just ‘a mall’, but a place where everyone comes to enjoy and celebrate life and the lifestyle one seeks through year-round activities and events which aim to excite and inspire.”
  • 188 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is an ever-popular shopping centre for cheap/copy gifts. All taxi drivers will know MBK and it is right on National Stadium BTS station”
  • 202 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“ASIATIQUE The Riverfront will be Bangkok’s first large-scale riverside project combining shopping, dining, sightseeing, activities and events under one roof. The strong cultural aspect is what sets it apart from other shopping malls. Embracing history, but avoiding the cultural clichés and traditional symbols, it strikes a balance between tradition and globalization.”
  • 216 locals recommend
Place of Worship
““Wat Pho” (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha), or “Wat Phra Chetuphon” is right behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The highlight for most people visiting Wat Pho is the Reclining Buddha. The figures here are impressive: 15 metres tall, 46 metres long, so large that it feels like it’s been squeezed into the building. Also, you have to try massage. It’s very famous.”
  • 173 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Waterfall inside the shopping mall, park on the rooftop, hundreds of restaurant choices. Great places with family, friends and kids too”
  • 153 locals recommend
Park
“There are many fun and exciting things to do near Lumpini Park Bangkok. 1. Visit The Colourful Patpong Night Market 2. Experience The Vibrant Nightlife At DJ Station 3. Go Back Into Time At MR Kukrit’s House 4. Golf Equipment Shopping At Thaniya Plaza”
  • 115 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“If you guy love to Shoping about Dress Cloth for Fashion i recommend you to go there inside mall with Aircondition and Food aswell.”
  • 146 locals recommend
Park
“Benjasiri Park is the place to be for sculpture lovers, as some of the best examples of Thai sculpture are scattered around the park. The centrepiece fountain, showcasing the work of master sculptor Misiem Yipintsoi, hosts multimedia water dance shows 3 times daily.”
  • 125 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) Is a contemporary arts centre in Bangkok, Thailand.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Bar
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“Khaosan Road has developed into a world-famous "backpacker ghetto".[2][3] It offers cheap accommodation, ranging from "mattress in a box"-style hotels to reasonably priced three-star hotels. In an essay on the backpacker culture of Khaosan Road.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Museum
“The Jim Thompson House, which is ranked as one of the most loved attractions in Bangkok city, stands as an historical architecture model while its small but distinct art collection serves as a museum. Jim Thompson was the American who created the silk industry in Thailand after WW II and he is considered to be one of the most legendary Americans in recent Thai history. ”
  • 103 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court, and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925. King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), resided at the Chitralada Royal Villa and his successor King Vajiralongkorn (Rama X) at the Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall, both in the Dusit Palace, but the Grand Palace is still used for official events. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year. The palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand. ”
  • 77 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mediterranean Restaurant
“is one of Bangkok ‘s most popular rooftop, well known from the movie Hangover ll, located on the 63rd floor of Tower Club at lebua Hotel. It’s the fabulous 360 degrees view all over Bangkok. You will have one of the best rooftop experience in the world Go to the G floor. Go to Lebua Lobby at the next door. Take the elevator to 63rd floor. Enjoy your night!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“- Michelin Star restaurant - Make sure to go early or reserve 3 weeks in advance - Has been covered in food documentaries all over the world”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The absolute best Pad Thai in Bangkok (or the world). A super busy street stall with seating inside where pad thai is prepared at super fast pace, a favorite of the old king (so they say), and a very rewarding delicious local experience. Very affordable”
  • 23 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“Excellent location, Above Eleven is located on the top of Fraser Suites Hotel, on Sukhumvit Soi 11. Easy access, BTS Nana. Great view on the city, Japanese - Peruvian Fusion food & cocktail. A place you don't want to miss during your stay in Bangkok.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“This is a must-visit for a tourist, a nice chicken rice which could take you around 5 minutes to an hour for the queue”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Fresh seafood. Somboon restaurant has the best Chili Crab in town! The taste is superb but it is quite pricey. One signature crab dish could cost around THB800 - THB1000 ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Address: Sanam Khli Alley, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330 Opening Hours: Everyday 07.00 - 21.00 hrs. Phone: 02 655 8489 ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Jok is Thailand’s version of rice porridge, surely the most humble dish it is possible to find in the land of strong herbs and biting spices. Typically, this dish is served in food courts and street stalls for around 30 baht (US$1). But for our money, the very best rice porridge in Bangkok can be found at Jok Prince, a narrow restaurant set up in Bang Rak, close to Sapan Taksin BTS Skytrain Station. It's hard to find for foreign guests due to the lack of English signage, but it just adds to the authenticity and adventure.”
  • 8 locals recommend

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