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Best things to do in Bangkok

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Palace
“The city's most famous travel destination. It is 150 years the home of Thai King and royal court. You can ride a ferry from Sathorn pier to the Grand Palace pier, 15 min from home.”
220 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“SHOPPING! They also very affordable Thai food court where you can taste almost everything for a good price!”
227 locals recommend
Flea Market
“"Chatuchak Weekend Market", the largest flea market in Thailand Chatuchak or popularly called "JJ" is considered a source of almost all types of products. Plus, each product is extremely stylish, stylish, with everything from pet zones, tree sales zones, furniture, crafts, hobbies, rare collectibles, clothing, jewelry, etc., which can be said to have a variety of products to choose from. Plus travel is convenient So it is not surprising that many Thais and foreigners are fascinated here.”
318 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
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“One of the biggest mall in Bangkok - surrounded by other big shopping malls (Siam Center, MBK, Siam Square, Central World).”
281 locals recommend
Building
“Central world is a great shopping center and life styles that worthwhile visiting. Plenty of food and restaurants.”
189 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“MBK or Maboonkrong shopping center is the shopping mall for the shopping lover. Most of everything you need will be there. It is opposite to Siam Discovery.”
205 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Free boat from Anatara hotel at 21.00-24.00 Free boat from Sathorn pier IF use taxi only 15 mins (60-80 THB)”
207 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“National headquarters and the center of education of traditional Thai medicine and massage.”
167 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“EmQuartier Bangkok opened in March 2015, and is part of The Mall Group’s multi-billion-baht ‘EM District’ project to transform Phrom Phong into one of the biggest retail hubs of the city. You may have already heard of or visited the popular Emporium Shopping Mall – the new EmQuartier mall stands tall on the opposite side of Sukhumvit Road. Expect to find a long list of designer brands at the new EmQuartier Bangkok, as well as a distinctly futuristic design with dozens of restaurants, offices, event halls and a cool atrium garden – complete with a waterfall. There’s also direct access from Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain and a link to the original Emporium mall across the road. Shopping options at EmQuartier definitely lean towards the more luxury side of Bangkok’s booming mall scene, with designers like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Jimmy Choo, Valentino and Fendi all opening up on the ground or second floor spaces. However, as you head up to the higher levels, expect a mix or more affordable high street brands such as Zara, Uniqlo, H&M, Gap and Super Dry, as well as a good selection of homegrown brands, including Fly Now, Greyhound, Kloset and Soda. There’re a whopping 400 labels in total over 4,000 square metres of floor space. The design of EmQuartier Bangkok is nothing short of impressive, with giant glass panels fronting the mall and its sweeping futuristic floors enclosing a cool outside concourse space. There’s also plenty of grass, plants and trees added to each level; a much needed dose of greenery in the dense concrete jungle that is Sukhumvit Road, and also fitting-in nicely with the nearby Benjasiri Park. The mall is split up into three different zones, one of which is actually in a separate building connected by several walkways. These include ‘The Glass Quartier’, ‘The Helix Quartier’ (where you'll find almost 50 restaurants by heading up an impressive spiral walkway) and ‘The Waterfall Quartier’, which, true to its name, is fronted by a modestly-sized waterfall in a pretty cool central atrium area – which is already proving EmQuartier’s most popular selfie spot. EmQuartier Bangkok joins the recently renovated Emporium mall (originally opened in 1997), and will be the second in a trio of malls at the site, with the additional ‘EmSphere’ set to be the third and final venue as part of the EM District project. True to its name, the Emsphere will take on a distinct spherical design with a giant glass roof and mostly luxury stores inside. Once completed in 2016, the entire site will cover 600,000 square metres of downtown Bangkok and offer over 1,000 international local and international retail stores. Find EmQuartier Bangkok and Emporium opposite by taking the BTS Skytrain to Phrom Phong BTS and following the directions from there. EmQuartier Bangkok Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 daily Location: 637 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok BTS: Phrom Phong”
153 locals recommend
Park
“Lumpini park is a great place to escape the heat and hustle and bustle of the city. Check online for more details.”
113 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Platinum Fashion Mall is Thailand largest Fashion Mall and One Stop Wholesale shopping. This Fashion Mall is designed in the national wholesale shopping concept. This Fashion mall supports many services for fashion traders, retailers and people such as inventory cargo, outbound and inbound transportations, car parks, elevators and others. These services help everyone in the Platinum Fashion Mall to more convenient for shopping and trading.”
149 locals recommend
Park
“Built in 1992 to celebrate Queen Sirikit's 60th birthday, Benjasiri Park is often referred to as 'Queen's Park'. This is definitely the place to be for sculpture lovers, as several of the best examples of Thai sculpture are scattered around the park. The centrepiece fountain, showcasing the work of master sculptor Mesium Yipinsoy, feature multimedia 'water dance' shows three times daily (at 6:00, 12:00 and 18:00). ”
128 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) Is a contemporary arts centre in Bangkok, Thailand.”
93 locals recommend
Museum
“one of the best low-key destinations in Bangkok, the old colonial house of a British traveler from a century ago, perfectly preserved, with abundant memories from a time long gone. The shops (which you also find at airport and malls) are great places to buy fine affordable Thai clothing, or souvenirs for home”
104 locals recommend
Boutique
“Emporium is the shopping center at BTS Phrom Phong (E5). On the opposite of Emquartier.”
68 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Central Rama IX is the newest and biggest department store around the area at Rama IX MRT station. From Supalai Welling 2 you may also get to Central Plaza using back road. Besides shopping, there are cinemas, bowling lanes, ice skating rink. There are lots of options of restaurants at the basement floor and on 6th and 7th floor. THAI FOOD Baan Ying On the Table Hua Seng Hua (Thai chinese) Ta Siam (noodles) JAPANESE FOOD Fuji ZEN Ottoya Honmono Sushi Aka Yayiniku Saboten Tonkatsu Chabuton Ramen Coco Curry Pepper Lunch (Steak on hot pan) Yoshinoya (Beef bowl) SUKI / SHABU MK Restaurant (Shabu) Momo Paradise (Shabu and Suki) Fu Fu (Taiwanese Shabu) ”
79 locals recommend