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Nightclub
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“I would say its the best club in Bangkok. This place is divided into 3 clubs and 1 outdoor lounge. You can enjoy the music of your own choice. Entry was 300 THB which included 1 drink worth 200 THB.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“The hotel is located on Sathorn Road (take the skytrain!). Vertigo (dining) and Moon Bar (lounging) are on the top of the building, 61st floor, with awesome, vertigo-inducing views over Bangkok. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Nana plaza is home to one of Bangkok's infamous red light districts. It is worth a visit for any traveler to see what makes Bangkok unique. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Night club in the middle of Sukhumvit 11, located at Aloft Hotel. Have dress code.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Art Museum
“MOCA BANGKOK displays the work of art inspired by traditional Thai artwork and also the work that has been influenced by the Western artistic styles and techniques. Over 800 works selected from Boonchai’s private collection are exhibited in the 20,000 square meters of well-lit open space. The artwork exhibit stands as a statement of Thai creativity, religious beliefs, and thought processes. The permanent collection comprises a large quantity of what is considered to be the best work of Thai artists and a testament to its overall quality. Thus, MOCA BANGKOK provides an insightful view into Thailand and its people”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“A fine-dining rooftop bar in city center. You will enjoy delicious cuisines with 360 degree Bangkok skyline view. It takes only 5 minutes walk from home.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Hotel
“Dinosaur Planet Bangkok is a theme park dedicated to prehistoric beasts, from the snarling T-rex to packs of Velociraptors. The amusement park is located in the Phrom Phong area of Sukhumvit and features up to 200 life size models of popular dinosaurs. This promises to be very popular a place to photograph yourself with these long extinct beasts, and the construction of these models is incredibly impressive. Location: Sukhumvit Road, Phrom Phong (next to Benjasiri Park) ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Queen Sirikit National Convention Center or also known simply as Queen Sirikit Convention Center, is a convention center and exhibition hall in Bangkok, Thailand.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Street Fair
“You can get a lot of fashion stuff t-shirts shoes underwear and so on, prices are fair and better than in the "main tourist areas"  Also there's a lot of street food  You can get many souveniers here and have a small dinner on the streets. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Night club on basement of Novotel silom. I love their cocktails And decor ! ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Museum
“Bangkok Wax Museum If you are a skeptic, you’d probably think a wax museum is a wax museum is a wax museum, right? What’s the hype all about? Well, for starter, Madame Tussauds has stepped down from the pedestal and embraced her visitors with a revolutionary concept – the wax museum with exhibits you can touch, hug, play with and even kiss. Imagine shooting hoops with the Houston Rockets centre Yao Ming, appearing on The Oprah Show, practicing Kung Fu with Bruce Lee, drinking espresso with George Clooney, or… ahem… putting your arm over your old pal Mao Zedong’s shoulders. Located in the Siam Discovery Center, in Siam area, Madame Tussauds Bangkok is no old-fashioned wax museum. For the entertainment value and a chance to rub shoulders with world celebrities, heads of state, activists, sports heroes and heroines, legendary artists, and even royalty, the museum is worth checking out. Madame Tussauds Highlights With 10 exhibit rooms decked out in real-life themes, the museum feels more like a journey from one time-warp to the next – Lady Di next to Mao Zedong, Pablo Picasso and his Cubist painting next to Thailand’s leading and somewhat eccentric forensic pathologist Dr. Porntip Rojanasunan in her full rock star regalia, Barak and Michelle Obama in their Oval Office next to Aung San Suu Kyi and the Dalai Lama. Out of the 10 rooms, The Royal Room is the most elegant and culturally significant, as it showcases the wax figures of HRH Prince Mahitala Thibed Adulyadej and HRH Princess Srinagarindra, the late parents of His Majesty the King. All the decorative elements in this room are meticulously planned down to the tiniest details, whether the royal costumes, colour scheme, floral graphic patterns and music, all of which received the Royal endorsement from the Thai Royal family. This is the only room in which you are not allowed to touch the figures. A controversial political personality, Chairman Mao seems to get more attention from visitors than Princess Diana or Queen Elizabeth II. But the most photographed is probably a section of the Oval Office, with the U.S. President and First Lady posing by the festoon curtains. Madame Tussauds Highlights With 10 exhibit rooms decked out in real-life themes, the museum feels more like a journey from one time-warp to the next – Lady Di next to Mao Zedong, Pablo Picasso and his Cubist painting next to Thailand’s leading and somewhat eccentric forensic pathologist Dr. Porntip Rojanasunan in her full rock star regalia, Barak and Michelle Obama in their Oval Office next to Aung San Suu Kyi and the Dalai Lama. Out of the 10 rooms, The Royal Room is the most elegant and culturally significant, as it showcases the wax figures of HRH Prince Mahitala Thibed Adulyadej and HRH Princess Srinagarindra, the late parents of His Majesty the King. All the decorative elements in this room are meticulously planned down to the tiniest details, whether the royal costumes, colour scheme, floral graphic patterns and music, all of which received the Royal endorsement from the Thai Royal family. This is the only room in which you are not allowed to touch the figures. A controversial political personality, Chairman Mao seems to get more attention from visitors than Princess Diana or Queen Elizabeth II. But the most photographed is probably a section of the Oval Office, with the U.S. President and First Lady posing by the festoon curtains. Watch World Geniuses at Work Enough with all formalities, let’s get to the fun part. While Picasso is taking a cigarette break, steal his canvas and create your own masterpiece. Need a piano lesson? Learn it from the Maestro, Ludwig van Beethoven. Meet Albert Einstein in person, or hug him if you are a fan – his moustache looks so real that it invites your touch. Did he really have his hair like that all his adult life? Following Einstein’s glance, you see what looks like Thailand’s Democracy Monument and a foreign sculptor working on his soon-to-be masterpiece. This is the man behind so many important monuments you see in Bangkok. So, meet Silpha Bhirasri (born Corrado Feroci), an Italian sculptor who helped shape Thailand’s modern art scene. Sports fans, be prepared for some action with your heroes and heroines, whether it’s a game of tennis with former world’s number one Serena Williams – whose biceps are, by the way, bigger than my thighs – kicking bendy goals while David Beckham is watching, putting with Tiger Woods, or lifting weights with Thailand’s Olympic gold medalist Pawina Thongsuk. Yao Ming, by the way, is as tall as the basketball hoop –try and steal the ball away from him! Madame Tussauds Highlights With 10 exhibit rooms decked out in real-life themes, the museum feels more like a journey from one time-warp to the next – Lady Di next to Mao Zedong, Pablo Picasso and his Cubist painting next to Thailand’s leading and somewhat eccentric forensic pathologist Dr. Porntip Rojanasunan in her full rock star regalia, Barak and Michelle Obama in their Oval Office next to Aung San Suu Kyi and the Dalai Lama. Out of the 10 rooms, The Royal Room is the most elegant and culturally significant, as it showcases the wax figures of HRH Prince Mahitala Thibed Adulyadej and HRH Princess Srinagarindra, the late parents of His Majesty the King. All the decorative elements in this room are meticulously planned down to the tiniest details, whether the royal costumes, colour scheme, floral graphic patterns and music, all of which received the Royal endorsement from the Thai Royal family. This is the only room in which you are not allowed to touch the figures. A controversial political personality, Chairman Mao seems to get more attention from visitors than Princess Diana or Queen Elizabeth II. But the most photographed is probably a section of the Oval Office, with the U.S. President and First Lady posing by the festoon curtains. Watch World Geniuses at Work Enough with all formalities, let’s get to the fun part. While Picasso is taking a cigarette break, steal his canvas and create your own masterpiece. Need a piano lesson? Learn it from the Maestro, Ludwig van Beethoven. Meet Albert Einstein in person, or hug him if you are a fan – his moustache looks so real that it invites your touch. Did he really have his hair like that all his adult life? Following Einstein’s glance, you see what looks like Thailand’s Democracy Monument and a foreign sculptor working on his soon-to-be masterpiece. This is the man behind so many important monuments you see in Bangkok. So, meet Silpha Bhirasri (born Corrado Feroci), an Italian sculptor who helped shape Thailand’s modern art scene. Sports fans, be prepared for some action with your heroes and heroines, whether it’s a game of tennis with former world’s number one Serena Williams – whose biceps are, by the way, bigger than my thighs – kicking bendy goals while David Beckham is watching, putting with Tiger Woods, or lifting weights with Thailand’s Olympic gold medalist Pawina Thongsuk. Yao Ming, by the way, is as tall as the basketball hoop –try and steal the ball away from him! Join the A-List Party After saying goodbye to Yao, it’s time to hit the limelight with your favourite pop idol. Take charge of the microphone, while Madonna and Britney can only look on, or challenge the King of Pop with your best moonwalk. After you’ve had enough fun, proceed down the red carpet and join the glamourous party with the most beautiful faces of Hollywood, whether Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and so on. Quality Craftsmanship Behind the glory and glamour, what makes Madame Tussauds Bangkok different from other wax museums in Thailand is the quality of craftsmanship and attention to detail, from set designs all the way to daily maintenance. It takes British craftsmen between three and six months to finish one wax figure, and the process is highly elaborate. Implanting hair is perhaps the most labourious task, as is the case of some female stars. Each strand of hair is implanted one by one, using real human hair. And the effect, when combined with the sparkle in the figure’s eyes – try looking into Julia Roberts’ or Princess Diana’s – is totally stunning. You can learn all about the craft of wax work from the second-floor exhibit on the history of Madame Tussauds. The museums’ souvenir boutique carries an interesting collection of memorabilia and quirky accessories you might want to bring home with you. Madame Tussauds launched its 10th attraction in Bangkok in December 2010, with 70 wax figures, and still counting. About 30 percent of the wax figures are Thai. Expect to spend from one to one and a half hours at the museum. Madame Tussauds Bangkok Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00 daily (might change slightly during long weekend or national holidays) Location: 6th Fl. Siam Discovery Center Tel: +66 (0)2 658 0060 ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“The Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre is a convention and exhibition hall in Bang Na District, Bangkok, Thailand.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Night Club
“Demo Nightclub With bare brick walls covered in graffiti, exposed piping and metal shutters instead of doors, you could be forgiven for thinking Demo is an abandoned warehouse, but it is actually one of the coolest and most fashionable nightclubs in Bangkok. Demo is very popular with a young and wealthy set of Bangkokians who pull up out front in their Audi’s and Benz’ and then go crazy, partying harder than at most other clubs in the city. There are two rooms: the neon-orange bar area close to the entrance plays hip hop and is a nice place to warm up, while the main room is the domain of cutting-edge house and electro. There is also a large outdoor area which is a popular place to hang out and chat to fellow party people without the need to shout. Most Booked HOTELSRating Shangri-la Bangkok 4.6/ 5 Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21 4.3/ 5 Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok 4.6/ 5 Banyan Tree Bangkok 4.5/ 5 Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn 4.7/ 5 Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort 4.6/ 5 Amari Watergate Bangkok 4.3/ 5 Riva Surya Bangkok 4.7/ 5 Mercure Bangkok Siam 4.2/ 5 The Peninsula Bangkok 4.8/ 5 Most Booked TOURS Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour Banyan Tree's Apsara Dinner Cruise Vertigo & Moon Bar Rooftop Dining Ayutthaya Ancient Capital Tour with River Cruise Shangri-La Hotel's Buffet Dinner Cruise Bridge on the River Kwai & Historic Railway Tour Siam Niramit Dinner Show Calypso Bangkok Cabaret Show Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Half-Day Tour Demo is actually one of two clubs connected together, and guests are free to move between the two to check out the different vibes. Funky Villa next door attracts a more mainstream crowd and has a more eclectic music policy; live acts play up-tempo party tunes for everyone to sing along with (if you can speak Thai), and DJs are encouraged to play a range of chart and R&B tunes. Demo is darker, more demure and rocks out to more base heavy beats. Expect to hear house and tech-house music with elements of more niche electronic genres like dubstep and hardbeat. There is no cover charge at Demo but drinks are on the pricey side of the scale: the impressive cocktail menu has options starting from 250 baht, beers start from 220 baht and a top-shelf bottle costs around 2000 baht. If you don’t finish your bottle on the night, you can return it to the bar for safekeeping and they will issue you with a ticket to redeem within one month. Your bottle is also marked and signed so no one will be drinking from your stash. Or if you prefer you can take it with you. Demo is located on Thong Lor Soi 10, close to the vibrant nightlife scene that seems to grow by the week. It is set back from the road, behind Club Muse. Look for the sign for Funky Villa that faces the road. Demo is housed in the same building. The nearest BTS station is Thong Lor, but you will need a taxi or motorbike from the station, or a 20 minute walk. Make sure you bring I.D because the security staff will ask you, even if you look like Mick Jagger. BTS: Thong Lor Address: Thong Lor Soi 10 (look for the bright lights of Funky Villa, set 30 metres back from the road on the far side of a car park) ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Night Club
“Nightlife Onyx Main Stage is the first club in Bangkok to do the big-room mega club style of partying that is popular in places like Ibiza, Berlin and Seoul. The huge 2,000 capacity main room was formerly known as Slim & Flix, but they have forgone the series of rooms which used to be the norm on RCA (Bangkok’s premier party street), and have built a multi-level main room which has the cream of the world’s EDM and commercial house DJs gracing the decks on an almost weekly basis. DJs to have played here include Freddie Le Grand, Dutch duo Showtek and The Chainsmokers, producers of 2014s biggest dancefloor hit, #Selfie. The experience of witnessing the best DJs rocking the crowd at Onyx is intense, with dry ice cannons, confetti bombs and the best laser show in the city further adding to the experience Entrance depends on the night, but it starts from 300 baht. If there is a top international DJ playing expect to pay more. It works out best if you buy a package with entrance and drinks included – this can be sorted out at the entrance. There are several bars dotted throughout the venue so you can buy single drinks, but most people choose to party the Thai way at Onyx Bangkok which means ordering a top-shelf spirit and finding a standing table for the night. If you opt for a group bottle, inform them on the door so they will waive the 300 baht entry fee. A bottle of premium vodka starts from 1,700 baht without mixers. Onyx has multi-lingual staff providing table service too. If you want something extra special there are a range of VIP Options, ranging from 17,000 baht for a VIP couch to 80,000 baht for Super VIP area, with a perfect view of the huge DJ booth, your own balcony for you and your crew, dedicated staff to cater for you and even your own private toilet (which means no hanging around the ladies room waiting for your girlfriend!) As well as a central dance floor, the hangar-like main room has plenty of social space if you need to take a breather, plus an expansive outdoor section and a balcony for experiencing the party scenes below. Onyx Bangkok has also turned the space at the very back of the club into a second room for more underground dance music styles. Called The Odyssey, they plan to play deep house, trance and progressive music in here. Loud, intense and a lot of fun, Onyx Bangkok is proving very popular with international visitors to Bangkok who want all-action big room clubbing. Opening Hours: 21:00 to late Address: Royal City Avenue (RCA), Block A, close to the Rama 9 Road entrance. Price Range: Starts from 300 baht for foreigners (International DJ events will cost more) ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Walk from our building for 10 mins. You’ll see this restaurant on 25th floor of column tower. This place is good for Instagram photo. All food and drink are serve beautifully. And yes delicious as well. If you want to go better to reserve.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Try to be there before 6pm. There's a happy hours. The sunset view is stunning.”
  • 18 locals recommend