If you have visited the temples in Thailand then it is okay, along the banks of the Chao Phraya River there are still many places worth visiting. In addition to sacred temples and palaces, along Chao Phraya River is also has the most luxurious hotels, restaurant and shopping centers in Bangkok. Please refer to the following locations.
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Also at the Pier of Sathorn, you can visit the newly built ICONSIAM shopping center, beautifully sparkling on the other side of the river. From the pier, there will be free transfer boats to ICONSIAM, every 10 minutes will be have a trip. Please note that the boat has ICONSIAM logo and painted yellow color.
ICONSIAM is the new and hottest shopping center in Bangkok at the present and expects to continue hot in 2019, dethrone of Siam Paragon. ICONSIAM has a spectacular architecture, located right on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. You can find all the fashion brands here to famous restaurants and cafes in Bangkok have also flocked to ICONSIAM. You are free for shopping at ICONSIAM until the end of the afternoon.
Address: 299 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Ton Sai, Khet Khlong San, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
Phone: +66 (0) 2 495 7000
The Jam Factory
Located next to ICONSIAM is a complex of coffee shops, restaurants, galleries, bookstores and bars. The Jam Factory was formerly an abandoned area but was “renovated” with a completely new look. The shops here have cool design and has its own identity. Visiting The Jam Factory, you can watching the galleries, bookstores and also watch the sunset on the Chao Phraya River.
The Jam Factory’s design is also cool.In addition, if you have come to Thailand, should you have a truly Thai meal, right? And The Never Ending Summer restaurant at The Jam Factory is an great choice for Thai food enthusiasts. The restaurant is beautiful, delicious Thai food and the dinner at The Never Ending Summer is extremely romantic.
The Jam Factory
Address: 41/1-5 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khwaeng Khlong San, Khet Khlong San, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 861 0953 / +66 2 861 0950
Hours: 10AM–8PM, daily
Getting there: BTS: Sala Daeng
24 hours in Bangkok — Night: Experience Bangkok at night
Night market is a “specialty” of Bangkok. If you traveling to Bangkok without going to the night market, the trip will be missing an interesting part. One of Bangkok’s most famous night markets is the Train Night Market Ratchada, otherwise known as Talad Rod Fai Ratchada Night Market. This night market consists of hundreds of stalls, seen from above you will see countless rainbow-colored tents. Here you can find all kinds of items, such as clothes, shoes, accessories, souvenirs … at an extremely “budget” price.
Train Night Market is Bangkok’s culinary paradise with snacks, desserts or traditional Thai dishes. The outstanding dish at Train Night Market cannot be ignored, that is the huge spicy pork ribs dish, which is a dish of huge slabs of tender pork ribs bigger than your face and taller than your head, covered with green chillies, and need 3-4 people gather to eat. The pork ribs dish with many sizes S, M, L, XL are similar to clothing sizes. To eat this divine ribs dish, you should come a little early because if you come at 7-8pm you have to wait a long time. In addition at Train Night Market, there are countless other dishes such as skewers, ice cream, bingsu, mango sticky rice, tom yum goong, pad Thai, curry …
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Ratchada Rot Fai Train Night Market
Address: Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Khet Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Phone: +66 92 713 5599
Hours: 5PM–1AM, daily
Getting there: Take the MRT and get off at the National Culture Center MRT station.
Chinatown in Bangkok at night is extremely crowded and sparkling. The main road Yaowarat is the busiest place with bright spotlights. Here you will find countless typical foods of Chinese people such as dumplings, tea ribs, many types of sweets, fruits.
The most famous are two seafood shops T & K Seafood (Address: 49 51 Phadung Dao Rd, Khwaeng Samphanthawong / Phone: +66 2 223 4519 / Hours: 4PM–2AM…), Lek & Rut Seafood (Address: Phadung Dao Rd, Khwaeng Samphanthawong, Khet Samphanthawong / Phone: +66 81 637 5039 / Hours: 5:30PM–2AM) with extremely diverse and rich menus such as shrimp, crab, squid, scallops, oysters, and fish … processed in many ways. Including the fried egg oyster omelette, one of Chinese specialties. Going to Chinatown ensures you can’t help but your full stomach.
Location: Yaowarat Street, Bangkok
How to get to Chinatown: There is no BTS or MRT to Chinatown, so the easiest way is to take a taxi, Grab or tuk tuk.
Located near Chinatown is Silom – the neighborhood is famous for bars for the LGBT community. As you know, Thailand is an extremely open country with gay people and you will not discover all the characteristics of Bangkok if you ignore it. LGBT bars in Silom are extremely friendly, not only giving you a different perspective in Bangkok but Silom is also a paradise for parties.
Moreover Silom is also the area with many sky rooftop bars. The famous rooftop bar in Bangkok must be mentioned as The Dome on the 63rd floor of Tower Club at Lebua. From 63 floor you will have panoramic view of Bangkok at night and Chao Phraya River.
Address: 1055 State Tower Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 624 9555
Hours: Open: 16:00 – 01:00 daily
After eating and drinking, it is time to learn a little about night life in this most bustling city in Southeast Asia. Soi Cowboy is known as the “red light district” in Thailand with a row of bars shining brightly. Bangkok’s nightlife is somewhat special because these are not ordinary bars but that are famous for Go Go Bars, (striptease bar and the performers are ladyboys).
Walking around Soi Cowboy once and you will somehow understand the concept of ladyboy in Thailand. And you will find the scene here very familiar because it has appeared in the cult movie Hollywood Hangover 2.
MRT: Sukhumvit Station
This is probably a great way to close the one-day journey in Bangkok. You have seen a Bangkok as the most modern city in Southeast Asia, a Bangkok still keeping sacred palaces, temples and a different view of Bangkok at night – an open place for gay and transgender people. To find out the colors of Bangkok in 1 day is quite difficult, but hope you have the most comprehensive view of the characteristics of the Thai capital.
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