The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok

61 Wireless Road (Witthayu), Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
+66 2 650 8800

Day and Night in Bangkok

Top Places to visit on Day Time

Walk Bangkok’s best shopping route! Ascend the escalator at the BTS Skytrain Phloen Chit station, just a few minutes from the hotel, and take the aerial corridor into the architecturally dramatic Central Embassy. Keep walking along the Skywalk, and you soon arrive at Gaysorn Plaza. A couple of minutes away is CentralWorld, and continuing on this shaded elevated walkway will take you to Siam Centre and all the shops of Siam Square.

Erawan Shrine is one of Bangkok’s best-known and most colorful sights. Housing a statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of the Hindu god of creation Lord Brahma, the shrine is a blaze of color from the heaps of marigolds, fragrant with incense, and there is a resident dance troupe performing classical temple dance moves. Take the Skywalk, and you will have a memorable aerial view.

The proximity of the BTS Skytrain means that many of Bangkok’s historic and cultural attractions are within easy traveling distance. Three stops away from the Phloen Chit station, at National Stadium, is the Jim Thompson House, where Thailand’s famed Silk King lived and where gorgeous silks can be purchased. Also at National Stadium is the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, the hub of Bangkok’s art scene.

A Night in Bangkok

Bangkok’s tuk-tuks are famous the world over! Explore the city by night with a four-hour tour by tuk-tuk, cruising around the walls of the Grand Palace, taking in famous temples including Wat Pho, and visiting the Flower Market, which is at its busiest during the night. Stop off to sample some traditional street food and a cool drink. An English-speaking guide will curate your journey. Only two people (or, at a squeeze, three!) travel in each tuk-tuk.

Bangkok’s Chinatown is one of the world’s oldest and largest, and along with being a popular tourist attraction is a haven for food lovers. Here, in the restaurants, at the food stalls and in the markets are the authentic tastes of China. Your guide will collect you from the hotel and whisk you away to the bustling, neon-lit streets of Chinatown to sample dishes brought over to Thailand generations ago by Chinese immigrants and now prepared by their descendants.

Asiatique occupies the former docks of the East Asiatic Company, and faces the Chao Phraya River. Featuring a historical theme from the period of King Rama V, Asiatique is an enormous night market with 1,500 shops and stalls and 40 restaurants, most of which are housed in the former warehouses. Live performances are another big attraction. Your guide will be your perfect companion for this riverside experience.

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