Chao Phraya River – The Life Essence of Bangkok!

Termed by King Rama the First, the Chao Phraya River captures the very essence of Bangkok. Today it showcases a juxtaposition of many fascinating aspects of the Thai community.

Take in the Sights of the River Aboard a Vessel

The best way to take in all the exotic sights that are centred around the river such as the magnificent temples is to book yourself on either a dinner cruise. Or an afternoon session on an antique rice barge for the ultimate experience!

Walk Along the Phra Arthit Road

Located parallelly to the river, the Phra Arthit Road stretches from Thammasat University and Phra Sumen Fort. It can be easily reached from many a Bangkok resort including the likes of Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort with ease. Consider visiting the spot towards the evening as the area takes on a lively carnival-like air.

Take in the Pak Khlong Flower Market

Awash in a riot of colour, the Pak Khlong Flower Market is one of the most pleasing spots to visit during an early morning. Here you will be able to find the freshest flowers, vegetables, and fruits for fantastic wholesale prices!

Discover the Westerner Quarter

The old Westerner Quarter harking back to the colonial era is lined with charming antique shops and ageing facades of European architecture. Spend an idyllic afternoon immersing yourself in the unique old-world charm of a bygone era!

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Bangkok on a Budget – The Very Epic Centre of Backpacking

Bangkok has always been considered to be most popular spot for backpacking in Asia. Read on to find out how you can experience all that the city has to offer, on a budget!

How to Get Around

Getting around in Bangkok is relatively easy with several options available. The BTS Skytrain/MRT is fast, reliable and cheap. The boat services which operate on the Chao Phraya River too are worth checking out along with meter taxis. However, the famous Tuk Tuks are just plain expensive! If you do wish to try it, do settle on a price before setting off.

Places to Eat

Ready to feast? Then check out Terminal 21, one of the largest food courts in the city or San Road which offers some of the most mouth-watering Thai dishes. If you are on a quest to taste the best Pad Thai in all of Bangkok, then head over to the legendary Thip Sami Pad Thai restaurant!

Places to stay

On a very strict budget? Then check out Khao San Road or Silom Road for the cheapest accommodation. While it does boast of a festive vibe, it can get overly crowded. Reasonably priced accommodation can be found in Bangkok city hotels including the likes of AVANI Atrium Bangkok as well.

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Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Bangkok would be during the Thai New Year which falls between the months of November to late April. However, do be prepared to share the bustling city with millions of other tourists.

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Bangkok Nightlife – A City that Never Sleeps!

Needless to say, the nightlife in Bangkok is truly vibrant with many entertainment options and some of the best things to do! Read on to know more about Bangkok’s nightlife.

Rooftop bars

What would be more romantic than sipping your favourite cocktail at a rooftop bar while enjoying a gorgeous sunset view! Bangkok features numerous rooftop venues to please tourists with a memorable dining experience. Most of its rooftop bars provide a stylish setting with a bit of cosmopolitan chic. Spend a wonderful evening with your loved ones beneath the stars!

Dinner cruise

Sounds interesting? Yes, it is. Do not miss the chance to experience a wonderful intimate dining experience in a luxurious dinner boat. Entice your taste buds with a range of famous Thai dishes while enjoying the breathtaking scenery on either side of the river. The best way to go on a dinner cruise will be to first check into a preferred choice of accommodation. Many Bangkok resorts, the likes of Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort will offer you a scrumptious dinner in a beautiful rice barge, the Manohra Cruise.

Night shopping experience

If you are not interested in spending time at a bar or a club, have an enjoyable time doing night shopping. It will give you the opportunity to get close to the locals. You’ll come across a myriad of street markets featuring diverse and attractive goods. Don’t forget to savour some delicious snacks and evening drinks!

Smooth Jazz Music

Bangkok’s nightlife isn’t all about night shopping and dining. You can listen to good music played by some of the most talented local musicians. For instance, the Mandarin Oriental’s Bamboo Bar is known as the best live jazz spot in Bangkok.

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