Attractions & Activities
Everything you need to take on the city, whenever you’re up for it.
Airport Rail Link
The Airport Rail Link is an airport rail link from Suvarnabhumi Airport, via Makkasan, to Phaya Thai station in central Bangkok. Services consists of two Express Lines, a 15-minute nonstop service between the Makkasan city air terminal and the airport and an 18-minute nonstop service between Phaya Thai and the airport, and the City Line, a commuter rail service with 8 stations. Travelling Time 30 minutes.
Opening: Daily, 6.00 – 24.00 hrs.
Tickets: Suvarnabhumi Airport Express-Makkasan or Phaya Thai at 150 Baht (round trip), 90 Baht (single trip)
Tel: 1690 , 02-308-5600 Ext. 2906 – 2907
5 minutes walk from Emporium Suites By Chatrium
A major park in Bangkok, The park was built in 1992 to celebrate the Queen’s 60th Birthday so the park is also known as Queen’s park. Inside Benjasiri Park, there are a forest garden, artificial lake, multipurpose space, playground,basketball courts, and swimming pools.
With 9 floors of 600 shops in this themed mall and all the famous cities under one roof, you can truly travel the world under one roof, from Tokyo to London, Istanbul, Paris and beyond!
Yearning for a little taste of Korea in Bangkok? Head over to Sukhumvit Soi 12! As the name implies, Korean Town is the center of everything Korean, including souvenirs, restaurants, spa, supermarkets and many more.
One of Bangkok’s most popular places of worship, Erwan Shrine houses a statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of Brahma, the Hindu God of Creation. If you’re lucky, you might even get to see a Thai dance performance here!
Emporium Shopping Complex
45 seconds walk from Emporium Suites By Chatrium
The Emporium is a luxury shopping complex on Sukhumvit Road. Along with The Emporium department store, the mall contains a cinema multiplex and book, fashion and trinket shops, a grocery store, a food court and many upscale restaurants. Entertainmentofferings include SF cinema, an exhibition hall, and children’s play centres. The Emporium’s many dining options including all types of international cuisine.
An upscale shopping mall, Gaysorn Plaza boasts an exclusive selection of high-end goods and designer labels complemented by distinguished service—making it the best place to go for a luxurious lifestyle shopping experience.
Central World Plaza
The largest shopping complex in Thailand, Central World Plaza is more than just a mega mall. It’s a shopper’s paradise. If you’re looking to do all your shopping in one place, Central World Plaza’s 550,000 square meters might just be the mall for you.
Arguably Thailand’s best-loved departmental store, Central Chidlom leaves you spoilt for choice with 7 levels of products dedicated to your needs. Beauty products, luxury goods, electronics, toys, lady’s or men’s fashion, or even home décor and more, you’ll find it within the ever-friendly ambience here.
Thailand’s largest fashion mall that features one stop wholesale shopping, Platinum Mall is a beloved designation for many shopaholics and retailers alike. No surprise there, given that there are over 2,000 shops bringing you the latest fashion pieces at wholesale prices.
Sometimes referred to as the Shinjuku of Thailand, the trendy Siam Square is a popular haunt for the youth, ideal for street-style shopping and people-watching.
Siam Centre and Siam Discovery
Siam Centre and Siam Discovery are the twins of the Siam area, connected by a walkway on the 4th floor.
Siam Center may be the older shopping centre, but it offers many trendy and fashionable shops and has a loyal and youthful following. Siam Discovery is slightly more upmarket and is home to many wax celebrities at Madame Tussaud on the 6th floor.
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Take a break after hours of shopping with the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, an interactive centre for the contemporary arts that offers a wide range of performance arts, paintings, films, music, and more. The free entry, convenient location, and friendly atmosphere here makes it easy for anyone to appreciate art.
Where do the locals shop? For the youth of Bangkok, it is likely to be MBK Center, a huge mall packed with plenty of stores selling practically anything, even dried fruits and Chinese-style snacks!
The Jim Thompson House
A lovely museum, once home of Jim Thompson, an American affectionally known as the father of Thai silk, thanks to his contributions in helping introduce Thai Silk to the world. His love affair with Asian culture transcends Thai silk, as you’ll realise through the collection of antiques and sculptures in his home.
The Esplanade Shopping Mall and Ratchadalai Theatre
In need of some entertainment? Take your pick from the Esplanade Cineplex, Rhythm & Bowl alley, Sub Zero ice-skating arena and the Ratchadalai Musical Theatre here.
Touted to be a must-see in Bangkok, Siam Niramit offers a stunning tour of Thai culture, customs and history—in a captivating 80-minute world-class spectacular theatre performance.
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
The statuesque pagoda of Wat Arun, or The Temple of Dawn, on the bank of Chao Phraya has always been the most remembered scene of Bangkok’s skyline for ages. The main highlight of Wat Arun is undoubtedly the grand pagoda, or prang in Thai. Influenced by Khmer-style pagoda, the 67-meter-tall pagoda is made of cement covered by million pieces of China porcelains.
Opening: Daily, 8.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Admission: 20 Baht
Address: Arun Amarin Rd.
Tel : 0 2465 5640
Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
The temple, which was built in the 16th century and regarded as the royal temple of the reign of King Rama I. Housed in Wat Pho’s main ordination hall is the 46-meter-long Reclining Buddha, which was built in 1832 when King Rama III restored the temple. The temple also owns the biggest number of chedis in Thailand with 99 chedis situated around the compound.
Opening: Daily 8.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Admission: 100 baht
Address: 2 Sanam Chai Road, Bangkok
Tel : 0 2222 1969
Escape Hunt is an adventure like no other – exciting, addictive, challenging, educational & above all, fun! You will voyage back 100 years in time & play the part of a famous London detective solving challenging mysteries set in Bangkok.
Opening: Daily, 9.30 am – 8.30 pm.
Admission: 395-795 Bht
Address: Interchange 21 Tower, Sukhumvit Road
Tel: 02 611 2828
Paragon Shopping Mall
This world-class shopping center is regarded one of Thailand’s most luxury shopping paradises. The mall contains more than 350 flagship stores of the world’s top brands as well as high-street favorites. Siam Paragon also offers exotic Thai arts and crafts. On the basement kids will love to explore the underwater world at Siam Ocean World while the top floor is home to 16 cinemas of Paragon Cineplex where you never miss the latest blockbusters.
Opening: Daily, 10.00 am – 10.00 pm
Address: 991 Rama Rd.
Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) Subway
rapid transit, the M.R.T. Chaloem Ratchamongkhon Line (The MRT System), its initial system section of Hua Lamphong to Bang Sue is the first railway system in Thailand that kept on underground level.
The MRT System starts from Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) along Rama 4 road, and finally ends at Bang Sue Railway Station.
Operating: Daily, 06.00 am – midnight
Frequency: Less than 5 minutes during the peak hours 06.00 – 09.00 am. and 04.30 – 07.30 pm.
Grand Palace Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo)
The Grand Palace in Bangkok is where visitors must visit at least once in their lifetime. The construction of the Grand Palace began in 1782 during the reign of King Rama I, the founder of Chakri Dynasty, to become a royal residence, and it has been the utmost architectural symbol of Thailand ever since. The Grand Palace served as a significant royal residence until 1925 and is now used for ceremonial purposes only.
The major attraction of the Outer Court is the Temple of Emerald Buddha, the residence of Thailand’s most sacred Buddhist sculpture: Phra Kaeo Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), which was carved from flawless green jade, situated amid gold-gilded sculptures and ornaments, and fresco paintings of the main ordination hall.
Operating: Daily, 08.30 am.- 3.30 pm.
Admission: 250 Baht, which includes admission to the Grand Palace, The Royal Thai Decorations & Coins Pavilion and Vihamanek Mansion.
Dress Code: Proper attire is required.
Address: Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Nakhon
Tel. 2623 5500 ext. 3100, 0 2224 3273
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Museum of Contemporary Art (Moca Bangkok) was built by Mr. Boonchai Bencharongkul to celebrate and appreciate the great favor of King Rama 9 and to honor “Father of Thai Contemporary Arts” or Professor Silpa Bhirasri. The museum opens Tuesday to Sunday from 10am – 6pm. It is located on Vibhavadi Rangsit road, Chatuchak, Bangkok.
Open: Daily, 10:00 am. – 6:00 pm.
Address: 499/50, Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd.
Tel: 02 953 1005-7
Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
The museum is located in the Ratsadakorn-bhibhathana Building, just inside the main visitor’s gate at the Grand Palace. It is the gift of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit and Her SUPPORT Foundation to the people of Thailand. The museum’s mission is to collect, display, and preserve textiles from Southeast, South, and East Asia, with a special emphasis on the textiles of and related to the Royal Court and to serve as a centre for all who wish to learn about textiles past and present.
Opening: 9.00-16.30. Last admission is at 15.30. Admission to the museum is included in your Grand Palace entry fee.
Address: Ratsadakorn-bhibhathana Building, inside the main visitor’s gate at the Grand Palace
Tel. +66 2225 9420, +66 2225 9430
Prefer to see Bangkok in an intimate light, just like how the locals do?
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