Bangkok is a city like no other. Named as World's Greatest City every year, - the city is a tantalising mix of all the things you want.
Bangkok’s buzz is like no other place in the world. From relentless traffic to quiet "klongs" or canals, from shopping playgrounds to street shops, and 24-hour clubs next to serene colonial mansions - the city is a tantalising mix of all the things you want..
Pack the best into 3-day trip as we take you around my favourite places, showing you Bangkok, 33 reasons why we love it. The way you will too.
Transportations of your choice. Either you arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport or Donmueng Airport, you can reach any of our Grande Centre Point Hotels easily by registered Taxi. You may see Thai locals greeting “Wai” which is the way Thais greet others, so let’s practice it, and enjoy to react when you see someone “Wai” you.
One of Bangkokian’s most popular hip and trendy street is Soi Thonglo. Sukhumvit55 or Soi Thonglo is well-known for a copious amount of community malls, art galleries, hip restaurants, chic bars and sport venues.
After checking in to Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55, we would recommend you to take a hotel’s Tuk Tuk ride to Thonglo BTS skytrain station.
Bangkokians love street food. Take a ride to Asok BTS station and take the longest escalator of Terminal21 Shopping Mall up to Pier24. The local inspired foodcourt that brings all locals’ favourite shops to one spot. Not only convenience to get all delicious food, all dishes are priceless!
Shop till drop. Thais love shopping, unlike in some countries that shop closed early evening or some weekends, in Bangkok malls always organize midnight sales event to spoil all shopcaholics. Seeks trendy fashions at Terminal 21. Highly recommended POEM on 3rd floor. This Thai designer brand is popular among Thai celebrities, actresses and super stars.
Full your stomach with not to be missed “After You” dessert café on 2nd floor of Terminal21. The signature bread is so good!
Drink coffee. Thais love coffee, from Starbucks to street coffee, there are so many coffee of your choices to try in Bangkok. Popular now is drip coffee. And Sukhumvit road is where you can easy find nice decorated coffee shops to hangout. Take BTS to Prompong station to Ceresia coffee roaster on Sukhumvit33, an Artisanal Specialty Coffee Roaster offering coffees that are in season.
Snap a shot at Helix at Em district. The highlight of Helix Quartier is the astounding Hanging Rainforest Chandelier that spirals 6-storey laden with thriving, lush green ferns and plants.
One of green zones “Benjakiti Park” You will find people jogging and practicing yoga, keep fit, volleyball, basketball, sepak takraw, skateboarding and children playing sand banks.
Take BTS back to Thonglor station and try city’s most popular Sticky rice with Mango at Mae Waree.
Sourthen Thai food is chic. You may know PadThai or Papaya Salad but to eat like Thai, let’s try Kanomjeen Namyapoo at Kua Gling Pak Sod locate in Sukhumvit 53.
Sip & Style. Take a fusion sip at Ainu Hokkaido Izakaya Bar. The café is clouded from 21:00 hrs onward
Speakeasy Bar. In Thonglor you can have so many styles of drinks, there are many secret bars located in the small roads such as Iron Fairy, Rabbit Hole, U.N.C.L.E., Havana Social and J. Boroski.
Dance til drop. The night is long, hop to Beam, one of Thonglor’s luxury bar.
Hungry? Bangkokian Night owls never forget to get hot dishes after party. And boiled rice is popular. No need to travel, the famous midnight boiled rice buffet is located just at Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit55. Open til 2:00 hours, you will have a nice sleep after these warm dishes.
Get up early! Let’s take a yoga class at Smathiti Yoga studio by Lullaby at Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit55 to experience Ashtanga Yoga and other styles taught by our world–class instructors.
Do not miss you perfect Brunch & Coffee. Just walk to Common community mall, there is “ Roast” coffee bar searving light breakfast and signature coffee.
Spend morning at The Science Centre for Education. The old-fashioned semi-dome planetarium, which first opened its doors in 1964, has upgraded featuring new digital projectors, a digital theater system and aurora-themed decor. Viewers can enjoy stargazing with the new custom-built fish-eye lens, high-definition 360-degree visuals and 5.1 surround sound.
Bangkok has snow! An indoor themed village and play area with 30-40 cm of artificial snow located in Gateway Ekamai Shopping Centre.
Thais have noodles for lunch! Try street noodles, as they are really good! Our recommendations at Zaew fish noodle at Soi Thonglor, Zaew noodle at Sukhumvit49 and Rungrueng Pork Noodle at Sukhumvit26.
Spots to find street arts in Bangkok. This area is not far from Central World mall and easily accessed by BTS - the Ratchatewi station First is Chalerma park, the playground covered with murals and graffiti and popular among the hipster crowd. Ten walking on the opposite side of Phaya Thai Road from Chalerma Cross the river via Hua Chang Bridge – to your right there should be some stairs that lead down to Hua Chang Bridge Pier. There are many street arts on both sides of the river.
Chatuchak time! Best time to visit Chatuchak weekend market is after 15:00 hrs when the Sun is down and then you can enjoy both the normal market and night market later on.
Save your stomach for variety of street snacks at Chatuchak market. From grilled honey roast pork, papaya salad to ruby jelly in coconut milk, coconut icecream and Thai local tea, you may not need dinner today!
Night market experience, JJ Green Night Market might just be the coolest place to shop in Bangkok, with its much more chilled-out, bohemian vibes when compared to the capital’s gargantuan. Young locals, many of whom are coming straight from the adjacent Chatuchak Market down the road, fill up the range of bars here from around 18:00 on the weekend, and many venues keep going until as late as 02:00
Great Late night Seafood and more. China Town or Yaowarat is one of food heaven in Bangkok. There are always seafood dishes, few noodle soup carts, grillers of pork skewers, or the flames of a fried noodle wok clustered around Thai style desserts such kaya bun shop or chesnut roated shop.
China Town’s hip bar is a bespoke. Visit Thep Bar and get some creative drink before head back hotel. You will be inspired with Thai music, decoration and conversations.
Thai Breakfast style at Ploenwan Panich. Thai favourite dishes such Kanom Krok, Kaya Bun, Yoklor Coffee and many more are served here.
Muay Thai practicing. There are many qualified Thai Boxing gyms around the area. Our recommendation is RSM academy where you can either join the group class or personal train.
Seek for souvenirs? Easy hop on hotel’s Tuk Tuk to Big C Ekamai where you can find every local things there at local prices.
Michelin’s recommended. Many of Michelin- Starred restaurants are located just in Sukhumvit district. You can choose either Bo-Lan, the 2-star Michelin Thai restaurant to Wattana Panich Beef noodle, the Michelin’s Bib gourmand to get the original Thai taste before heading home.
Exhausted? Let’s Relax. Get back to hotel for the best relaxation time at Let’s Relax Onsen and Spa at Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit55. The biggest Japanese Style Onsen in Thailand. The water is sourced from a hot spring in Japan;. The baths themselves are separated into men’s and women’s zones where, amid a mix of bamboo, dark stone and the sort of dim lighting where you can't tell night from day, you'll find five pools of different temperatures, Besides onsen you can enjoy the hot stonebed room and 12-degree-Celsius cool-down zone.
Thai Massage or Foot Massage. After onsen, take 1 hour or more for body or foot massage to release your tense before flight.
Depart! Ready to get home? Don’t forget to bring your King Power Privilege x Grande Centre Point Card to get your extra discount at King Power Duty Free. The discount is even better than some Thai resident cards.