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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 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 (and later Thailand) since 1782. > Top 10 Bangkok Must-see Attraction > Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 - 15:30 > Location: Na Phra Lan Road, Old City (Rattanakosin) >Ticket price: 500 baht (One ticket includes entry to Vimanmek Palace and Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall) ”
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Shopping Centre
“Terminal 21 brings the dream of traveling the world to downtown Bangkok, with its cutting-edge concept that places several world-famous cities under one roof. Terminal 21 is different from the other high end malls because it has a large number of privately owned shops rather than your typical brand named chain stores. For more information please visit: http://www.terminal21.co.th/asok/”
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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.”
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Shopping Centre
“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.”
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Building
“Central world is a great shopping center and life styles that worthwhile visiting. Plenty of food and restaurants.”
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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)”
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Shopping Centre
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“One of the biggest mall in Bangkok - surrounded by other big shopping malls (Siam Center, MBK, Siam Square, Central World).”
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Shopping Centre
“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”
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Park
“Lumpini park is a great place to escape the heat and hustle and bustle of the city. Check online for more details.”
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Place of Worship
“National headquarters and the center of education of traditional Thai medicine and massage.”
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Shopping Centre
“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. The Platinum Fashion Mall is ONE STOP wholesale shopping and modern fashion mall at center on water gate. For more information please visit: http://www.platinumfashionmall.com/”
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Park
“Benchasiri Park is a public garden on Sukhumvit, next to Emporium shopping mall, about 800 meters from the condo. Built on 11.6 acres (47,000 m2). This is large area for people who want to go jogging and it has outdoor court to support whether it is volleyball court, basketball court and skate rink. There is shade surrounding this area by trees and grasses with a beautiful lake. Playground in this park can attract many children both Thai and foreigners, observing from number of children that come on holiday. ”
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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.”
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Art Museum
“Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) Is a contemporary arts centre in Bangkok, Thailand.”
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Museum
“The Bangkok home and Asian art collection of the late James H.W. Thompson, also known as the “Thai Silk King”. The Jim Thompson Art Center is situated in the same compound as Jim Thompson House Museum. The Art Center organizes exhibitions, conducts educational programs, produces publications and collaborates with local and international cultural institutions. For more information please visit: http://www.jimthompsonhouse.com/”
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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. From Sapphan Taksin boat pier you can take a river boat that stops at pier 8. From here a small shuttle boat takes you from one side of the river to the other for only 3 baht. Entry to the temple is 100 baht. The temple is open daily from 08:30 to 17:30. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/attraction-temple/wat-arun.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001”
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