Loha Prasat Temple in Bangkok

Loha Prasat Temple in Bangkok

Loha Prasat (Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan) [toc] Loha Prasat, or Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan, is a superb temple in the old city of Bangkok, easily identified by its 37 golden spires. In a recent past, Loha Prasat was known as the iron temple or the metal castle because the 37 iron spires were originally bare and black. It did have some mysterious charm and was unique in Bangkok. The golden leaves were

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Wat Pho – Temple of the reclining Buddha

Wat Pho Bangkok

The Temple of the reclining Buddha [toc] Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha, is such an iconic landmark of Bangkok that it is on everyone's list of places to visit even on a short trip. Also known as 'the Temple of the reclining Buddha' it is the sanctuary of one of the world's largest Buddha statues, and more than a thousand images. It is also one of Bangkok's

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Char Rooftop Bar Bangkok at Indigo Hotel

Char Rooftop Bar at Indigo Hotel Bangkok

Char Rooftop Bar Bangkok [toc] Char Rooftop Bar is a small little spot perched on the 27th floor of the Indigo Hotel in Bangkok, above the tree-lined wireless road in Ploenchit and the massive garden of the American ambassador residence. The surrounding is unique, with lots of trees and green areas at the front and the modern and ever-growing city skyline beyond it. Char rooftop is small in size, but

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CRU Champagne Rooftop Bar Bangkok

CRU Rooftop Bar Bangkok

A luxury rooftop above Central World [toc] CRU Champagne Bar is one of the most exclusive rooftop bars in Bangkok right now (pronounce it 'cru', not C.R.U) meaning a vineyard of recognized quality in France. The location is well-known since it is just 3 floors above Red Sky Bar on the 55th Floor of CentralWorld Shopping Mall. CRU Rooftop wants to be the place for the Hi-So and Bangkok Elite

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Above Eleven Rooftop Bar on Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok

Above Eleven Rooftop Bar on Sukhumvit 11

Above Eleven Rooftop Bar [toc] Above Eleven on Sukhumvit 11 is more than just a rooftop: it's a great place for a party with great music, great cocktails, friendly staff, and excellent food. This rooftop has become so popular it is literally impossible to get a table without a reservation, even a table for two, so plan in advance. Located on the 33rd and 34th floor of the Fraser suite,

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Cooling Tower Rooftop Bar Bangkok at Carlton Hotel

Cooling Tower Rooftop Bar at Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Cooling Tower Rooftop Bar on Sukhumvit [toc] The Cooling Tower Rooftop Bar in Bangkok is the latest venue on the ever-growing and the astonishingly long list of rooftop bars in Bangkok. This new trendy place is on the 34th floor of the Carlton Hotel, just above Sukhumvit, and near Asok BTS Station. The bar is cosy with very high retractable ceilings, and guests can admire a panorama of Bangkok skyline

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Central World Shopping Mall in Bangkok

CentralWorld Shopping Center in Bangkok Siam

Central World Shopping Mall Bangkok [toc] Central World is now the third-largest mall in Bangkok after Siam Paragon and the new Icon Siam. It is truly a shopper’s and dining paradise with a strategic location, probably with a broader price range than the two other shopping malls in Bangkok. Central World aims at the mid and upper range of local and international clientele. With an immense esplanade in front of

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ICONSIAM Bangkok

IconSiam Shopping Mall Bangkok

A shopping mall on Bangkok riverside [toc] ICONSIAM is the latest, largest, and most luxurious shopping mall in Bangkok. How many times did you read this sentence in Bangkok? When you thought there was enough mall and the latest would be the last for at least another decade, a bigger one would open. At least, ICONSIAM is not on the ‘shopping miles’ that stretched from Siam to Sukhumvit but filled

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Uno Mas Spanish Restaurant Bangkok

Uno Mas Spanish Restaurant Bangkok

Spanish Restaurant at CentralWorld [toc] Uno Mas is an upmarket Spanish restaurant offering a panoramic view of Bangkok skyline from the 54th floor of the Centara Grand Hotel. You can access the restaurant directly from the immense CentralWorld shopping mall, which makes it convenient to shop a bit before your sunset cocktail and dinner. Uno Mas received a MICHELIN Plate for Good cooking, and indeed, the food is excellent and

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Siam Paragon Shopping Mall Bangkok

Siam Paragon Shopping Mall Bangkok

What to Do at Siam Paragon? [toc] Siam Paragon is the mother of all malls in Bangkok and despite the growing competition, it manages to remain one of the best malls in Bangkok. The shopping mall concentration in the Siam area is so massive that the Rama 1 road stretching from MBK to The Emquartier is nicknamed the shopping mile, with an estimated 4,500 shops and 495,000 square meters of

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MBK Shopping Center Bangkok

MBK Shopping Mall in Bangkok

A budget mall in the heart of Bangkok [toc] MBK Shopping Center is an iconic budget shopping mall standing in the heart of Bangkok since 1985, best known for its bazaar product and tons of knock off goods. The location at the top of the 'shopping mile' in Siam district makes it very convenient to access and with more than 2,000 shops and stalls, the size is simply enormous. While

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Spectrum Lounge & Bar at Hyatt Regency Bangkok

Spectrum Rooftop Bar at Hyatt Regency Bangkok

Spectrum Rooftop Bar on Sukhumvit [toc] Spectrum Lounge is a rooftop bar built on 3 levels at the top of the Hyatt Regency Bangkok on Sukhumvit. The rooftop is vast and beautifully designed but doesn't have a truly panoramic view of Bangkok. On each side of the rooftop are immense glass walls that somehow block the view, so the only remaining open space is the narrow front of the building.

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Terminal 21 Bangkok

Terminal 21 Bangkok

Terminal 21 on Sukhumvit. [toc] Terminal 21 Bangkok on Sukhumvit is like no other shopping mall in the city, a fun place to visit, even if you don't plan to buy anything. It is designed like the departure hall of a vast international airport, with escalators and boarding gates to take you to nine different destinations in no time: the Caribbean, Rome, Paris, Istanbul, Tokyo, London, San Francisco, New York

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Bar.Yard Rooftop at Kimpton Maa-Lai Hotel

Bar.Yard Rooftop at Kimpton Maa-Lai Hotel Bangkok

Bar.Yard Rooftop Bangkok [toc] Bar.Yard Rooftop Bar is the latest sky-high lounge to explore and enjoy in Bangkok. This cosy venue is perched on the 40th floor of the Kimpton Maa-Lai Hotel, a new 5-star hotel standing next to the even more luxurious Kempinski hotel, in the posh Ploenchit area. The floor is divided into an indoor area and a beautiful outdoor terrace where guests can sit for a drink,

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Wat Saket Bangkok

Wat Saket Bangkok

The Golden Mount [toc] Wat Saket Bangkok, or more officially Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan is a Buddhist temple in Rattanakosin, not very far from the famous Khao San Road. And the famous 'Golden Mount' easily visible from the distance is called Phu Khao Thong, but when asking directions, everyone simply calls it 'Wat Saket'. The golden mount we see today is built on the remains of a previous unsuccessful attempt

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Methavalai Sorndaeng Restaurant in Bangkok

Methavalai Sorndaeng restaurant in Bangkok

Methavalai Sorndaeng Restaurant [toc] Methavalai Sorndaeng is an old-fashioned Thai restaurant frozen in time, just next to the Democracy Monument, not far from Khao San. There are so many Thai restaurants in Bangkok, finding something original for a special occasion is going to be difficult. Of course, you might think Rooftop or Fancy place, but we wanted something really Thai and surprisingly different, so we went to Methavalai Sorndaeng. Methavalai

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Osha Restaurant Bangkok

Osha Restaurant Bangkok

Osha Bangkok [toc] Osha Bangkok is one of the fanciest and most upmarket Thai restaurants in Bangkok. Originally from San Francisco where they run five restaurants, Osha serves Thai food with a slight twist, created by talented Thai chefs. Standing high and proud at the corner of Wireless and Ruamrudee roads opposite Lumpini park, the building is massive and even intimidating. We first tried it soon after the opening and

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Bangkok Chinatown – A walk around Yaowarat Road

Bangkok Chinatown - Yaowarat Road

Bangkok Chinatown [toc] Bangkok Chinatown and Yaowarat Road are some of the oldest Chinese communities in Thailand and are always an attraction ranking high on any traveller's list of things to see in Bangkok. And it should! Yaowarat, Sampeng Lane and all the small shopping streets around are buzzing with activity by day and night. It's a gigantic market made of tiny shops packed again each other for almost a

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Bangkok Forensic Museum at Siriraj Hospital

Bangkok Forensic Museum at Siriraj Hospital

Bangkok Forensic Museum [toc] Bangkok Forensic Museum is not on people's top 10 list of things to see in Bangkok, at least not on a first trip, but it seems to rank high on people's 'Off the beaten track travel guide'. I guess a morbid curiosity and a desire to see something really unusual is irresistible to the new generation of travellers. So we had to see it for ourselves.

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Saneh Jaan Restaurant Bangkok

Saneh Jaan Restaurant Bangkok

A Michelin Star Restaurant in Ploenchit [toc] Saneh Jaan is an upmarket Thai restaurant in Ploenchit with one Michelin Star, located on Wireless Road, just between the American Embassy and Lumpini Park. The restaurant is spacious with large wooden doors, high ceilings, hundreds of framed photos of old Bangkok hanging on the walls. This very posh interior design is a little intimidating and first and the two things that first

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