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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
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
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
Aquarium
“- A beautiful aquarium in the heart of Bangkok's shopping district. The place is highly invested and contains many different types of water animals from all corners of the world. A great time for a family with children. The shark tunnel is very impressive. It takes about two hours to visit. Highly recommended - They also a cafe serving chips soft drinks, pop corn, ice creams ”
38 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“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
Hotel Bar
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“Above Eleven Rooftop Bar Cocktails and Fusion Cuisine on Sukhumvit Soi 11 Above Eleven is a very popular 32-storey rooftop bar on Sukhumvit Soi 11 that offers a more vibrant experience than most other rooftops in Bangkok. A few things set this bar apart; Peruvian cuisine, modern party music and value for money signature cocktails being the most apparent. Set over three floors, the view of downtown Bangkok is impressive and far-reaching (despite the lack of riverside views). From here you get a 180-degree panorama of Bangkok, looking towards Siam and the famous row of Bangkok’s shopping malls. There is nothing better than looking down at the slow-moving traffic whilst you enjoy the breeze, drink in hand. The interior design at Above Eleven is modern and without the formal atmosphere typical of rooftops. Here, steel tree-like structures, gentle neon lighting and touches of fake grass make a great place to actually hang out for the night, rather than just a ‘catch a sunset and go’ type of place. Proving many tastes and styles are catered for, the music spans genres depending on the day of the week. Salsa nights on Wednesdays sees the dance floor packed with couples swinging and twirling, while Thursdays takes it down tempo with a three-piece jazz band. Weekends are typically lounge house music to attract the party people from Soi 11 wanting to warm up for a night on the town. The interior design at Above Eleven is modern and without the formal atmosphere typical of rooftops. Here, steel tree-like structures, gentle neon lighting and touches of fake grass make a great place to actually hang out for the night, rather than just a ‘catch a sunset and go’ type of place. Proving many tastes and styles are catered for, the music spans genres depending on the day of the week. Salsa nights on Wednesdays sees the dance floor packed with couples swinging and twirling, while Thursdays takes it down tempo with a three-piece jazz band. Weekends are typically lounge house music to attract the party people from Soi 11 wanting to warm up for a night on the town. Like most rooftop bars, the creative cocktails are an essential part of the blend. Above Eleven have incorporated hints of a Japanese/Peruvian/New York mash-up into the menu. If you fancy a taste of New York, try the Big Smokey Apple or Park View – a blend of Feijoa, rose apple, elderflower, mint and lime. If it’s a South American flavour you are after we recommend the Chilcano – a muddle of Pisco, lime, fresh ginger and ginger ale. Cocktails cost around 300 baht. There are also plenty of sake based concoctions. A light and refreshing option is the Michelada beer, served over ice with lime, pepper and a salted rim. You might be dubious (we were), but it’s something everyone should try once. The excellent food menu is certainly no afterthought. With a focus on Nikkei cuisine – the Japanese/Peruvian fusion that is served at Above Eleven Rooftop – you are sure to sample something fresh and new. Sashimi is popular here and makes the perfect sharing platter, with many spicy and sour dippings and coatings for that South American flavour. The Peruvian chef personally recommends the seafood ceviche: prawns and sea bass cured in a lime and chilli broth, with deep-fried calamari and sweet potatoes. The fish is amazingly succulent due to the gentle cooking method and the sour broth is addictive – we were fighting with our spoon for the last drop. Also highly recommended is the Peruvian Anticuchos, or beef heart skewers. The meat is cut thick with a gently spiced marinade akin to Indian tikka marinade. There is a decent selection of vegetarian options too, such as the Causa Vegetarian, a plate of bread-crumbed mashed potato with yellow chilli and lime juice. Above Eleven Rooftop Bar and Restaurant is on the top of Fraser Suites, around ten minutes’ walk from Nana BTS (or a 10 baht motorcycle taxi from the entrance of Soi 11). The elevator is around the back of the hotel complex. Open from 18:00 until 02:00 every night, it’s always busy so if you fancy dinner it is worth booking ahead. Open from 18:00 until 02:00 every night, it’s always busy so if you fancy dinner it is worth booking ahead. BTS: Nana Address: Fraser Suites Sukhumvit 33rd Floor, Sukhumvit Road Soi 11, Bangkok, 10110 Tel: +66 (0)83 542 1111 ”
37 locals recommend
Theatre
“Located in the centre of Bangkok, Siam Niramit is a state-of-the-art 2000-seat theatre, open every day, presenting one of the world's largest stage productions. In the grounds of the theatre are three restaurants, and an authentic traditional Thai village that visitors can stroll through and savour the atmosphere of Thai life in bygone times.”
22 locals recommend
Zoo
“Outdoor zoo, you can find some of the animal that could be found only in SEA”
22 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Nice and funky design, very good cocktails, the first of a series of establishments in Asia”
65 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Play Rock and Roll, Blues music, with drinks and great atmosphere Ride bus no.14 to Victory monument bus stop, walk about 5 minutes ”
33 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“The best rooftop bar for sunset, open from 5 pm with happy hour promotion 5-7 pm all signature cocktail for half price. If you need a good seats for your group, recommend to book the table 1 day in advance.”
34 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Mcdonald's,KFC,coffee world ,Scoozi,Casa lapin,Jeffery Steak, Oishi ramen , Littel home kitchen ,Sizzler”
35 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
Museum
“The Chang Erawan Museum is located in Samut Prakan, Thailand and is known for its collection, protection and display of the huge three-headed statue. Although the museum has only three floors, it collects religious-related items collected by the museum's owners for many years.三头神像博物馆坐落于泰国的北榄府,因收藏、保护和展示巨大的三头神像而闻名。博物馆虽然只有三层,但却收藏了博物馆主人多年收集而来的与宗教相关的物品。 BTS Chang Erawan :15bath Taxi to Erawan Museum:12minutes90-100baht”
26 locals recommend
History Museum
“Firstly I think this place is a little bit “fancy” for a museum: beautiful, modern, with a coffee shop and a souvenir shop at 1st floor. But the more you discover this place, the more excited you are. You will know more about Thai history, Thai culture, Thai food, Thai game... a lot of “Thai” - in a beautiful, smart and modern, and, funny way ☺️”
26 locals recommend