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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
“This place is the key point of Bangkok. This is Eiffel of Bangkok. So you need to go there, to tell people you have been to Bangkok. To go there use MRT blue line that heading to Lak Song. Get off at Sanam Chai station and walk for 15 mins or get taxi”
  • 224 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Concept that places several world famous city under one roof (1 MRT station away)”
  • 228 locals recommend
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.”
  • 318 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
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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
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”
  • 191 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“This is not far from grand palace. Same MRT subway stop Sanamchai station. You can see Thai-Chinese architecture in this temple. ”
  • 168 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. ”
  • 209 locals recommend
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.”
  • 205 locals recommend
Market
“Bến Thành Market (Vietnamese: Chợ Bến Thành) is a large marketplace in central Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam in district 1. The market is one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and an important symbol of Ho Chi Minh City, popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles, ao dai and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine. The market developed from informal markets created by early 17th century street vendors gathering together near the Sai gon river. The market was formally established by the French colonial powers after taking over the Gia Định citadel in 1859.This market was destroyed by fire in 1870 and rebuilt to become Saigon's largest market. In 1912 the market was moved to a new building and called the New Bến Thành Market to distinguish over its predecessor. The building was renovated in 1985”
  • 172 locals recommend
History Museum
“The War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City first opened to the public in 1975. Once known as the ‘Museum of American War Crimes’, it's a shocking reminder of the long and brutal Vietnam War. Graphic photographs and American military equipment are on display. There's a helicopter with rocket launchers, a tank, a fighter plane, a single-seater attack aircraft. You can also see a conventional bomb that weighs at 6,800kg. American troops had used these weapons against the Vietnamese between 1945 and 1975.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Church
“Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon only takes you 13 minutes to ride on motorbike from QnK. A historical church was built by French in 1887, which Saigonese are very proud to have such an iconic place. The area around the church in the evening is very busy, many young locals find it is a great place to hang out and chill with friends.”
  • 155 locals recommend
Museum
“Independence Palace, also known as Reunification Palace, built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Saigon, Vietnam. It was designed by architect Ngo Viet Thu and was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, when a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through its gates.”
  • 152 locals recommend
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”
  • 153 locals recommend
Park
“Lumpini park is a great place to escape the heat and hustle and bustle of the city. Check online for more details.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Campaign Office
“Hoan Kiem Lake (Turtle Lake) is a central feature of Hanoi and is a popular hangout spot throughout the day with locals and tourists. Ngoc Son Temple sits on a small island in the centre of the lake and linked by a bridge, makes a beautiful background for a few photos. Around sunrise and sunset, this area becomes especially busy with joggers, couples enjoying the relaxing views across the lake, and the elderly practising Tai Chi and line dancing. The temple attracts many visitors and was built in commemoration of the 13th century military leader Tran Hung Dao who was renowned for his bravery in the battle against the Yuan Dynasty. Homage is also paid to scholar Van Xuong and Confucian master Nguyen Van Sieu. The island on which the temple is built is known as Jade Island and is accessible by the iconic Huc Bridge or Rising Sun Bridge which is a charming scarlet-painted wooden bridge of classical Vietnamese design. The pagoda is also guarded by two towering posts decorated with Chinese writing. The lake and temple are probably the most famous places in Hanoi city in which to rest and enjoy the view and are a great place to sit back and watch the locals. Hoan Kiem Lake is free of charge, but there’s a fee of VND 20,000 to visit Ngoc Son Temple, which sits on a small island in the centre of the lake. - Location: Hanoi Old Quarter ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Central Festival is the largest beachfront shopping center in Asia, its a must see if youre on the hunt for upper end items and brands as they have everything from high end brands to foodcourts and to a cinema. This is one of the hangout spots for alot of tourists and locals when in Pattaya.”
  • 125 locals recommend