Choosing a Neighbourhood in Bangkok - Which One Fits the Bill? | Travel Bangkok Now

Choosing a Neighbourhood in Bangkok

Which One Fits the Bill?

Bangkok is a bustling metropolis with a diverse array of neighborhoods to explore. From historic temples and traditional markets to trendy bars and high-end shops, there’s something for everyone in this vibrant city. Here are some of the best neighborhoods to visit in Bangkok.


This neighborhood is popular with ex-pats and tourists alike, thanks to its wide array of international restaurants, luxury hotels, and high-end shopping. Sukhumvit is also home to some of Bangkok’s most famous nightlife spots, including Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy.


Sunset over the River of Kings in Silom, Bangkok | Image by Road Trip with Raj via unsplash

Silom is Bangkok’s business district and is home to many of the city’s top business hotels and corporate offices. The neighborhood is also known for its nightlife, with a variety of bars, clubs, and rooftop lounges to choose from.

Wat Arun

Also known as the Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun is a must-see attraction in Bangkok. The temple is located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River and is made up of colorful, intricately decorated spires that are lit up at night. The area around Wat Arun is also home to several traditional markets and street food vendors. If you plan to capture all of Bangkok’s beauty during your holiday, a smart move would be to book a hotel in Bangkok city centre, close to attractions like Wat Arun. Therefore, Jono Bangkok Asok may be a wise choice.


This historic neighborhood is the perfect place to experience Bangkok’s traditional Chinese culture. It is a great place to taste its street food, and visit markets and temples, while picking up a great bargain to take home. Bangkok Chinatown has also been identified as the largest one in the world.

Khao San Road

Known as the “backpacker’s paradise”, Khao San Road is a lively neighborhood with a wide variety of budget-friendly hotels, bars, and restaurants. The area is also home to many travel agencies, making it a great place to plan your next adventure.