Bangkok welcomes all travelers with the ever-comforting smiles from the Thai locals to the radiant hues from the majestic temples and architecture. Bangkok is all about sensory overload from the tantalizing Thai cuisine, bustling market places and an eclectic nightlife. With a fancy display of twinkling city lights and glittering temples, one cannot avoid the charm and lure of this vibrant city. Arguably, one of the top destinations for backpackers, Bangkok boasts a microcosm of distinct and unique neighborhoods catering to the travel needs and taste of all visitors. While in Bangkok, immerse yourself in the culture and charm of these 11 neighborhoods.
Venture out to the vibrant and eclectic neighborhood of Khao San, where you will be greeted by the robust scent of street food and the hums of the bustling marketplace. Famously known to be a haven or backpacker, Khao San offers affordable accommodation in hostels, boutique-style hotels and comfortable Airbnbs. Not only will you enjoy affordable accommodation but Khao San is also the hub attracting many young travelers to the streets to experience the active nightlife. Mingle with locals in the Lava club or catch a drink at the roof top Gazebo. Go on a gastronomical adventure in the markets where you will find authentic Thai cuisine at cheap prices while also finding an array of international food options as well. Looking for some memorabilia? Grab a souvenir at the street market or nearby mall.
Take your taste buds on a tantalizing journey when you visit the district of Chinatown. As the oldest neighborhood in Bangkok, Chinatown boast streets laden with vendor after vendor of delicious eats. Though there are many Chinatowns peppered all over the Globe, Chinatown in Bangkok is the largest and arguably the most unique. Venture down Yaowarat Road, and get the taste of authentic Thai cuisine or if you’re feeling a bit adventurous why not try shark fin soup. Chinatown also offers world-class hotels and accommodation options.
Grand China Hotel
Address: 215 Yaowarat Road, Samphantawongse
Price: from 40 USD
Barber/beauty shop Gift shop Rooftop pool Meeting/banquet facilities Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines 24-hour front desk Contactless check-in/check-out Kid-friendly buffet
If you wish to live and play in the heart of Bangkok, then venture to the Pathumwan district. This district is more for the traveller who is willing to splurge a bit as Pathumwan offers upscale hotels, dining options and the opportunity to shop till you drop at Siam Paragon. For close encounters with sharks head off to Planet Scuba or marvel at marine life at Siam Ocean World.
Siam Ocean World
Operating Hours.10am - 9pm
Address: 991 Rama 1 Road Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Website: Siam Ocean World
Looking for the shopping hotspot in Bangkok? Then look no further than the Siam area which boasts world-class shopping centers like the MBK centre and Siam centre. The Siam Square offers tourists and locals of all style tastes an array of shops and services from swanky shoe stores to quant boutique clothing stores. Visitors can also mingle with the locals over traditional Thai cuisine at the many restaurants and cafes peppered around Siam Square. Tourists in search of staying in the hub of excitement can find a myriad of accommodation options to choose from.
For those looking for a more romantic, laid back setting, then the quaint area of Bangrak captures the romantic charm and allure of Bangkok. Known as the Venice of the East, Bangrak offers visitors some of the swankiest hotels in the area among picturesque settings. Spend mornings walking along the Chao Phraya River or watch the sky breakout in beautiful hues as it sets in the afternoon. At night, the streets come alive with activity, as it boasts the city’s many gay bars and restaurants. Alternatively, Bangrak offers plenty of fine dining options and romantic spots to spend with your loved one.
Silom Serene A Boutique Hotel
Address: 7 Soi Pipat (Silom 3), Silom Road, Bangrak
Price: from 31 USD
Daily housekeeping Garden Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Laundry On-site parking Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Outdoor pool Air conditioning
Dubbed the hippest and trendiest area in Thailand, Thorglor has rose from the ashes and has set itself apart from the other areas by boasting high-quality cuisine and party hotspots for expats and tourists. Over the years, Thonglor has attracted artists and bohemians from around Thailand giving the area its attributes and personality. There is a strong Japanese influence, so one will stumble upon some of the finest Japanese cuisine in the area. As the trendy area, Thonglor also plays host to some upmarket hotels which visitors can choose from.
The Residence on Thonglor by UHG
Address: 73 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), Sukhumvit Rd., Klongtoey, Wattana, Bangkok
Price: from 19 USD
Business centre Room service Dry cleaning WiFi Sun terrace Airport shuttle (additional charge) Safety deposit box Lift
Banglamphu is the top neighborhood when visiting Bangkok. Nestled along the Chao Phraya River, Banglamphu welcomes visitors with an array of riverside restaurants, bohemian cafes and quirky parks. Beat the traffic by commuting via the river ferries and be sure to visit one of the celestial temples in the area like Wat Saket.
Address: 344 ถนน บริพัตร Khwaeng Ban Bat, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
Canale Hostel Khaosan : Lady Dorm RoomBangkok, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand
Top guest reviewsnice full breakfast & great view from the hostelthis is a really charming place and very clean hosteleverything was clean and all of the beds have really good privacy in the dorm roomswas the nicest hostel i have stayed in over the past month of traveling and the cleanest
Host:staff was super nice and friendlythe host is very friendly & helpfulstaff was very friendly and helpfull toothanks to all the staff who assisted me therethe staff is very nice and thoughtfulRead more reviewsgetting a taxi closer to down town was easy toonice location for a little peace in bangkok and great common space for relaxingquiet enough for a rest but only a walking distance away from party lifeeverything was great super good location close to khaosan road but quietperfect stay in bangkokgood location -close to khaosan road and also the palace & temples
Thornburi offers visitors unique and interesting ways to explore the area and is host to world-renown tourist attractions. While in Thornburi, the towering beauty of Wat Arun beckons visitors to admire the splendor of the temple. For a fun way to explore the historical parts of the city, be sure to get a chance to check out the Khlongs (Canals).
Address: 158 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
Bai Pho: Thai Folk with BTS accessThonburi, Bangkok, Thailand
Top guest reviewswonderful room and space surrounding( balcony etc )the house rooms and garden with fabulous ambience look even better than picturesthe bed was really comfortable and the view outside was really nicethe garden yard is also extremely comfortablethe rooms are clean beautifully decorated and ac and wifi both work very wellvery clean very comfortable bedthe room and bathroom were perfectly clean and well decoratedthe house and room were clean and beautifulflawless~ the place is super clean neat and beautifulthe room and whole house is spotlessly clean
Host:the host is very nicenice host and nice placewhat an amazing host and beautiful spacevery delicious and the host was so kind and lovely :)they have security uniform staff stationed at phayathai taxi standRead more reviewsthere is also interesting location near btsthe location is good as well close to the bts and local food stallsi liked the locationthe location is great (depending on what you want from the trip )the location is easily accessible with the bts train
A visit to Bangkok would not be complete without a visit to Sukhumvit. Dubbed the pulse of Bangkok, tourists flock to Sukhumvit to party like the locals and indulge in the array of entertainment options this area has to offer. Sukhumvit Road runs all the way to the Cambodian border and many shopping facilities, restaurants and spas are within walking distance from each other. What makes Sukhumvit so appealing is that you can taste the world as the area boasts cuisine from around the world, from Italian, American and even Middle Eastern cuisine. Synonymous with an active nightlife, watch the streets come alive in a kaleidoscope of neon colors and festivities.
Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
Address: 18 Sukhumvit Soi 11
Price: from 67 USD
Pool/beach towels Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Daily housekeeping Internet services Shuttle service (additional charge) Air conditioning 24-hour security Babysitting/child services
If you wish to stay in Bangkok’s historic areas, then Bangkok Riverside is one place to consider as it is the foundation of what Thai culture is today. Staying in top-notch hotels while also being near iconic temples like Wat Arun and Wat Pho are possible when you book five-star hotels or Airbnbs near or in the Bangkok Riverside. This area lies along the Chao Phraya River where early Chinese immigrants founded the initial settlements we know now as the country’s capital. Transportation is of utmost convenience with sky trains, buses, taxi cabs, and ferries to help you get to your accommodation in the riverside area of Thailand.
Lovely well lit flat for three by Chao Phraya River
Price: from 32 USD
Number of Guests: 3 guests
42 sqm near BTS & RIVERBangkok, Thailand
Top guest reviewsgreat apartment with amazing viewcool and quiet place the view from the room was a calm city viewfun fact: the kitchen is on the balconya great location a great studio apartment really good aircon and good wifiit was really nice the view was amazing and the apartment was quite bigclean and well kept spaceclean quiet and very spaciousgreat accommodation clean and comfortablethe apartment was clean and nicely decoratedthe place was very clean and organized
Host:a very nice hostshe is very helpful toosuch a great host and was always on time with responsesoverall ann is a nice host and she responds fast to your questionsann was a great host and responds pretty fastRead more reviewsgreat location close to train station and shoping streetssimple place in good locationlocation is good - close by to the train and bang rak marketthe location was great for me as i wanted to be near shopping mallsits a bit of a walk from the bts station but located in a nice and quiet neighborhood
Immerse yourself in the rich and vibrant history of Thailand in the Rattanakosin area, also known as The Old City. This is where you will find most of Bangkok’s glistering historical attractions. Marvel at the historical wonders peppered around the area. Soak in the regal majesty of the Grand Palace, be enthralled by Thai history at Wat Pho or admire the grandeur of Wat Phra Kaew.
Address: Na Phra Lan Rd, แขวงพระบรมมหาราชวัง Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
Operating Hours. 8:30am - 3:30pm
Royal Rattanakosin Hotel
Address: 2 Rajdamnoen Avenue, Khaosan
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With world-class accommodation options, awe-inspiring temples and architecture and unrivaled Thai hospitality, it’s no wonder Bangkok has been on the top of many travelers bucket list destinations. Appealing to all, visit the beautiful city of Bangkok and experience all of the vibrancy and culture the city and all its microcosms of eclectic neighborhoods has to offer.
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