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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 palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782. The king, his court, and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925.”
  • 227 locals recommend
  • 30 Experiences
Shopping Mall
“you can interchange to Subway and sky train at here. In food court Foods are delicious , various and cheap.”
  • 230 locals recommend
Flea Market
“this is amazing weekend market "Jatujak Market " More thing to do and more thing to buy if you have enough money , Happy funny and tired " Don't miss "”
  • 320 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“It is night market open daily at 4 p.m - midnight. The guest can walk 5 minutes to Sathorn pier (under the bridge of Saphan Taksin skytrain) then find the sign of free shuttle boat Asiatique, it will take around 10 minutes to reach asiatique with shuttle boat. There is muaythai show, ladyboy show, game zone, street musicion show, puppet show and a lot of souvenir shops, bar and unique restaurant inside. ”
  • 211 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Building
“This is the biggest shopping mall which has a lots of restaurants. There’s also supermarket on 7th floor On top of central world, there’s is sky bar called red sky. You can enjoy your night with good drink and roof top view. This rooftop operate by Centara hotel. So each drink cost 300+ but it’s worth going Use BTS to go to Chidlom station or if you are near Siam station you can walk there as well”
  • 192 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
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“Siam Paragon is one of the most popular shopping malls in Bangkok which houses a host of international high-end fashion brands, Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium, a 16-screen Cineplex, and a comprehensive selection of world cuisine. Located prominently in front of Siam BTS Skytrain station – the interchange of the 2 BTS lines”
  • 282 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Shopping Mall
“MBK Center, also known as Mahboonkrong, is a large shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. At eight storeys, the center contains around 2,000 shops, restaurants and service outlets, including the 4-storey Tokyu department store.”
  • 205 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
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
Place of Worship
“Wat Pho, also spelled Wat Po, is a Buddhist temple complex in the Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, Thailand. It is located on Rattanakosin Island, directly south of the Grand Palace. Known also as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, its official name is Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Rajwaramahawihan.”
  • 172 locals recommend
  • 30 Experiences
Park
“Lumpini park is a great place to escape the heat and hustle and bustle of the city. Check online for more details.”
  • 114 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 125 locals recommend
Museum
“The former home of an American named Jim Thompson who stated the Thai silk industry after World War II. There’s Thai style houses and collection of Asian Art and many unique displays Use BTS to Ratchathewi station and walk 8 mins”
  • 106 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Outdoor Sculpture
“Wat Arun, locally known as Wat Chaeng, is situated on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya River. It is easily one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok, not only because of its riverside location, but also because the design is very different to the other temples you can visit in Bangkok. Wat Arun (or temple of the dawn) is partly made up of colourfully decorated spires and stands majestically over the water. Wat Arun is almost directly opposite Wat Pho, so it is very easy to get to. Entry to the temple is 100 baht. The temple is open daily from 08:30 to 17:30.”
  • 64 locals recommend
  • 18 Experiences

Top restaurants

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
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”
  • 22 locals recommend
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!”
  • 48 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”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Somboon Seafood is a seafood restaurant renowned for the unique tastes it developed over the years in its specialty dishes.The restaurant’s recipes are its legacy after half a century of earnest cooking and experience. ”
  • 28 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”
  • 12 locals recommend
Noodle House
“Beef noodle restaurant - Thai fast food! Our favorite dish 1. Beef Noodle 2. Kao Lao (Beef eaten with rice)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options Open Daily: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Address: 5 Sukumvit 31, Bangkok 10110, Thailand Phone Number: 0-2258-0645-6”
  • 33 locals recommend

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