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Guidebook for Bangkok

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Guidebook for Bangkok

Food Scene
With the El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse restaurant concept, it is our aim to establish the benchmark in Southeast Asia for a contemporary and specialized steakhouse concept, earning a reputation of the city's finest restaurants. With today seven locations in Vietnam and Thailand, the Argentinian touch can be found in all parts of the restaurant concept - The menu, drink and wine list and ambience. We strive to assure a satisfying food and drink experience and to create an inviting atmosphere ideal for any occasion. Original brick walls, wood and metal - We have deliberately opted to feature in all our location's interior the key elements of our focal point - Our specialty grill, exclusively developed for our chain, allowing us to maintain and accentuate the original flavor of the naturally raised meat. Our restaurants are proud to serve the finest steakhouse-style food, using only the best products and ingredients, especially in regard to our beef - Australian and American beef, sourced from selected farmers and ranchers, reaching the highest marble scores and grading the countries have available. We solely use beef from cattle that are handled, fed and treated according to the strict animal welfare guidelines, raised in non-stress environments and at no point exposed to antibiotics or hormones. Properly aged in our cold storage to fully develop the flavour and tenderness for that melt in your mouth and consistent quality experience, all our beef is hand-cut and hand-trimmed by the El Gaucho butchers as well as Halal certified. We constantly seek to update and expand our wine list with the latest treasures by selecting the best quality wines. Our restaurant aims to satisfy its guests with outstanding options from international wineries, from Argentina to Chile, France to Spain, and Australia to USA. It is the balance of Old and New World wines that can transform a fine meal into an unforgettable moment, which is an undeniable part of our restaurant mission. We welcome you at El Gaucho - Enjoy a taste of our Argentina.
El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse
11 Sukhumvit Rd
With the El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse restaurant concept, it is our aim to establish the benchmark in Southeast Asia for a contemporary and specialized steakhouse concept, earning a reputation of the city's finest restaurants. With today seven locations in Vietnam and Thailand, the Argentinian touch can be found in all parts of the restaurant concept - The menu, drink and wine list and ambience. We strive to assure a satisfying food and drink experience and to create an inviting atmosphere ideal for any occasion. Original brick walls, wood and metal - We have deliberately opted to feature in all our location's interior the key elements of our focal point - Our specialty grill, exclusively developed for our chain, allowing us to maintain and accentuate the original flavor of the naturally raised meat. Our restaurants are proud to serve the finest steakhouse-style food, using only the best products and ingredients, especially in regard to our beef - Australian and American beef, sourced from selected farmers and ranchers, reaching the highest marble scores and grading the countries have available. We solely use beef from cattle that are handled, fed and treated according to the strict animal welfare guidelines, raised in non-stress environments and at no point exposed to antibiotics or hormones. Properly aged in our cold storage to fully develop the flavour and tenderness for that melt in your mouth and consistent quality experience, all our beef is hand-cut and hand-trimmed by the El Gaucho butchers as well as Halal certified. We constantly seek to update and expand our wine list with the latest treasures by selecting the best quality wines. Our restaurant aims to satisfy its guests with outstanding options from international wineries, from Argentina to Chile, France to Spain, and Australia to USA. It is the balance of Old and New World wines that can transform a fine meal into an unforgettable moment, which is an undeniable part of our restaurant mission. We welcome you at El Gaucho - Enjoy a taste of our Argentina.
Bo.Lan has been recognised for many years as one of the best Thai restaurants in Bangkok. Famed for initiating the concept of fine dining Thai cuisine in the city, here you can sample age old recipes made from the absolute best ingredients but presented with the flair of European haute cuisine. The famous pairing of head chefs 'Bo' (Duangporn Songvisava) and 'Dylan Jones' decided to move the restaurant to bigger premises in mid-2014, with the bigger and bolder Bo.Lan now located on Sukhumvit Soi 53, a few hundred metres from Thong Lor BTS Station. Thankfully, their unwavering dedication to pure Thai cuisine still remains; if anything, it is even more pronounced, with dinner served from a c
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Bo.lan
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Bo.Lan has been recognised for many years as one of the best Thai restaurants in Bangkok. Famed for initiating the concept of fine dining Thai cuisine in the city, here you can sample age old recipes made from the absolute best ingredients but presented with the flair of European haute cuisine. The famous pairing of head chefs 'Bo' (Duangporn Songvisava) and 'Dylan Jones' decided to move the restaurant to bigger premises in mid-2014, with the bigger and bolder Bo.Lan now located on Sukhumvit Soi 53, a few hundred metres from Thong Lor BTS Station. Thankfully, their unwavering dedication to pure Thai cuisine still remains; if anything, it is even more pronounced, with dinner served from a c
Enoteca Italiana is without a doubt one of the most successful Italian restaurants in Bangkok. This peaceful, quaint restaurant just a stone’s throw from downtown Sukhumvit Road will delight guests with its classic Italian charm and modern culinary magic. Naples-native Chef Marco Pacetta helms the kitchen after successful stints with Guy Savoy in Paris and Gordon Ramsey in London. The genial owner Nicole told us he prefers to bring in chefs from Europe as they are more in touch with the latest trends in gastronomy. We are inclined to agree that if you are looking for inventive Italian cuisine in Bangkok then no one does it better than Enoteca. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/e
Enoteca Bangkok
27 ถนน สุขุมวิท
Enoteca Italiana is without a doubt one of the most successful Italian restaurants in Bangkok. This peaceful, quaint restaurant just a stone’s throw from downtown Sukhumvit Road will delight guests with its classic Italian charm and modern culinary magic. Naples-native Chef Marco Pacetta helms the kitchen after successful stints with Guy Savoy in Paris and Gordon Ramsey in London. The genial owner Nicole told us he prefers to bring in chefs from Europe as they are more in touch with the latest trends in gastronomy. We are inclined to agree that if you are looking for inventive Italian cuisine in Bangkok then no one does it better than Enoteca. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/e
Inspired by his grandmother recipes, the owner Eh opened Supanniga Eating Room, serving an appetizing range of traditional Thai dishes from both her hometown in Trat (by the east coast) and Khon Kaen (northeast) where the family is now based. With comfortable but chic decor, an outside terrace and some strong martinis, this restaurant on Thong Lor is worth a trip along the road to Soi 8. It is very easy to find, in an old shop-house just a few metres before the Ei8ht lifestyle mall on the right-hand side if you are coming from the BTS (Thong Lor). It’s around a ten-minute walk, but you can take a taxi from Sukhumvit for around 50 baht. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/supanniga
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Supanniga Eating Room, Thonglor : ห้องทานข้าวสุพรรณิการ์, ทองหล่อ
55 Thong Lo 6 Alley
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Inspired by his grandmother recipes, the owner Eh opened Supanniga Eating Room, serving an appetizing range of traditional Thai dishes from both her hometown in Trat (by the east coast) and Khon Kaen (northeast) where the family is now based. With comfortable but chic decor, an outside terrace and some strong martinis, this restaurant on Thong Lor is worth a trip along the road to Soi 8. It is very easy to find, in an old shop-house just a few metres before the Ei8ht lifestyle mall on the right-hand side if you are coming from the BTS (Thong Lor). It’s around a ten-minute walk, but you can take a taxi from Sukhumvit for around 50 baht. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/supanniga
Entertainment & Activities
With its origins as a full-service health center founded in 1999, Health Land Spa & Massage is Thailand’s premier brand of massage and spa service providers. Our careful attention to fine details of customer service, combined with our elegant facilities and highly affordable prices, has over the past decade offered a heavenly escape for those seeking a break from the noises and stresses of city life. Our nine locations in Bangkok and Pattaya, all with spacious parking facilities, provide convenient access for both residents and visitors to Thailand. Health Land's full range of high-quality traditional massage and spa services, offered with world-renowned Thai hospitality, ensures that a vis
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Health Land Spa & Massage Asoke
55/5 Soi Sukhumvit 21
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With its origins as a full-service health center founded in 1999, Health Land Spa & Massage is Thailand’s premier brand of massage and spa service providers. Our careful attention to fine details of customer service, combined with our elegant facilities and highly affordable prices, has over the past decade offered a heavenly escape for those seeking a break from the noises and stresses of city life. Our nine locations in Bangkok and Pattaya, all with spacious parking facilities, provide convenient access for both residents and visitors to Thailand. Health Land's full range of high-quality traditional massage and spa services, offered with world-renowned Thai hospitality, ensures that a vis
“Dinosaur Planet” Beyond Nova in a heart of Bangkok. The collaborations among three major partners “Freshair Festival, Workpoint Entertainment, and Rightman” under a new company “FWR Company Limited”. The investment of over 500 million baht, to create a new attraction in the heart of Bangkok (Empshere Sukhumvit 22). “Dinosaur Planet” is more than just an entertainment destination. It is complete edutainment center in ASEAN. Perfect for all the family members. “Dinosaur Planet” will take you back in times to the ancient world of dinosaurs, where they’re come back to live. Visitors can experience various types of dinosaurs and enjoy exciting presentation techniques, memorable activities, and
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Dinosaur Planet
544/1 Sukhumvit Rd
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“Dinosaur Planet” Beyond Nova in a heart of Bangkok. The collaborations among three major partners “Freshair Festival, Workpoint Entertainment, and Rightman” under a new company “FWR Company Limited”. The investment of over 500 million baht, to create a new attraction in the heart of Bangkok (Empshere Sukhumvit 22). “Dinosaur Planet” is more than just an entertainment destination. It is complete edutainment center in ASEAN. Perfect for all the family members. “Dinosaur Planet” will take you back in times to the ancient world of dinosaurs, where they’re come back to live. Visitors can experience various types of dinosaurs and enjoy exciting presentation techniques, memorable activities, and
Ocean World is a large aquarium in the center of Bangkok where visitors can enjoy the sight of impressive and beautiful marine animals as giant crabs, stingrays and sharks from up close. The aquarium provides a memorable experience and a fun outing for the whole family and a chance to see thousands of fish and other aquatic animals in an air conditioned and cool environment at a very easy to reach location in the center of Bangkok.
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Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
991 Rama I Rd
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Ocean World is a large aquarium in the center of Bangkok where visitors can enjoy the sight of impressive and beautiful marine animals as giant crabs, stingrays and sharks from up close. The aquarium provides a memorable experience and a fun outing for the whole family and a chance to see thousands of fish and other aquatic animals in an air conditioned and cool environment at a very easy to reach location in the center of Bangkok.
Bounce Inc. Bangkok is an action-packed trampoline park and climbing centre located on the top floor of The Street shopping mall on Ratchada. The huge space is a delight of children and teens and is open to everyone aged three and older (young children require adult supervision). With 5,600 sq. m of space to play in, there are trampolines of all kinds: some have padded walls so you can practice your Park Coeur flips and jumps, others are slanted at a 45 degree angle, others land into a crash mat so you can attempt crazy tricks without even the slightest worry of getting hurt, and there is also a section with basketball nets so you can slam dunk for some impressive photos. Bounce Bangkok runs
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BOUNCE Thailand (The Street) - Trampoline Arena
139 Ratchadaphisek Rd
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Bounce Inc. Bangkok is an action-packed trampoline park and climbing centre located on the top floor of The Street shopping mall on Ratchada. The huge space is a delight of children and teens and is open to everyone aged three and older (young children require adult supervision). With 5,600 sq. m of space to play in, there are trampolines of all kinds: some have padded walls so you can practice your Park Coeur flips and jumps, others are slanted at a 45 degree angle, others land into a crash mat so you can attempt crazy tricks without even the slightest worry of getting hurt, and there is also a section with basketball nets so you can slam dunk for some impressive photos. Bounce Bangkok runs
Kidzania is the very latest and, without a doubt, most innovative addition to the 'edutainment' scene in Bangkok. This is unlike anything we have seen before and the level of fun has been raised to a brand new level. Kidzania, originally a Mexican company, has been opening family entertainment centers since 1999 in Santa Fe, then in 18 additional locations around the world. At first this appears to be another cute mini-town with pretty European style houses below painted skies - which it is. But beyond the extremely well executed craftsmanship, a much deeper level of education is brought to the kids. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/kidzania.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001
KidZania Bangkok
991 Rama I Rd
Kidzania is the very latest and, without a doubt, most innovative addition to the 'edutainment' scene in Bangkok. This is unlike anything we have seen before and the level of fun has been raised to a brand new level. Kidzania, originally a Mexican company, has been opening family entertainment centers since 1999 in Santa Fe, then in 18 additional locations around the world. At first this appears to be another cute mini-town with pretty European style houses below painted skies - which it is. But beyond the extremely well executed craftsmanship, a much deeper level of education is brought to the kids. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/kidzania.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001
If you want a guaranteed hit for the small children in your family, then Funarium Indoor Playground in Bangkok is the place to go. This large entertainment area may look like a warehouse from outside, but once you step inside and through the childproof gates - to prevent them from getting out, rather than in of course – you will find 2,000 m2 of activities, with a large climbing structure, little kids soft play, sand and water area as well as a arts and craft centre and baking station. The entire space is air-conditioned so children can run around without worrying about the weather outside, whether it’s rainy or simply too hot. At Funarium you will also find a cafe area, perfect for refuelli
Funarium
If you want a guaranteed hit for the small children in your family, then Funarium Indoor Playground in Bangkok is the place to go. This large entertainment area may look like a warehouse from outside, but once you step inside and through the childproof gates - to prevent them from getting out, rather than in of course – you will find 2,000 m2 of activities, with a large climbing structure, little kids soft play, sand and water area as well as a arts and craft centre and baking station. The entire space is air-conditioned so children can run around without worrying about the weather outside, whether it’s rainy or simply too hot. At Funarium you will also find a cafe area, perfect for refuelli
Snow Town Bangkok is an indoor themed village and play area with 30-40 cm of artificial snow located in Gateway Ekkamai shopping mall. Inside the air conditioned hall there is a Main Street with Japanese restaurants, shops and a playground. There is also a modest slope with sleighs and skis for rent so you can recreate the sensation of being high up in the mountains of Hokkaido. Tickets to enter Snow Town themed village cost 100 baht for people over 90cm tall and 80 baht for children less than 90cm tall. Entrance to the Snow Playground is an additional 100 baht per 30 minutes. Winter gear including jackets, gloves, and snow shoes also require an additional fee. For a 55 minute skiing lesson
Snow Town
1 Sukhumvit Rd
Snow Town Bangkok is an indoor themed village and play area with 30-40 cm of artificial snow located in Gateway Ekkamai shopping mall. Inside the air conditioned hall there is a Main Street with Japanese restaurants, shops and a playground. There is also a modest slope with sleighs and skis for rent so you can recreate the sensation of being high up in the mountains of Hokkaido. Tickets to enter Snow Town themed village cost 100 baht for people over 90cm tall and 80 baht for children less than 90cm tall. Entrance to the Snow Playground is an additional 100 baht per 30 minutes. Winter gear including jackets, gloves, and snow shoes also require an additional fee. For a 55 minute skiing lesson
Shopping
Terminal 21 brings the dream of traveling the world to downtown Bangkok, with its cutting-edge concept that places several world-famous cities under one roof. Find yourself wandering around a maze of shops in Tokyo City, sauntering down London’s Carnaby Street, bagging a bargain in an Istanbul zouk, or shopping for something to fill your growling stomach at the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-mall/terminal21.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001
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Terminal 21 Bangkok
88 Soi Sukhumvit 19
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Terminal 21 brings the dream of traveling the world to downtown Bangkok, with its cutting-edge concept that places several world-famous cities under one roof. Find yourself wandering around a maze of shops in Tokyo City, sauntering down London’s Carnaby Street, bagging a bargain in an Istanbul zouk, or shopping for something to fill your growling stomach at the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-mall/terminal21.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001
Robinson Department Store Sukhumvit is one branch of the Robinson Department Stores. This is a Thai department store chain that was established in 1979. The company merged with Central Group in 1995. It is positioned as a mid-market retailer offering a wide range of products such as: clothing, accessories, cosmetics and homewares.
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Robinson Department Store
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Robinson Department Store Sukhumvit is one branch of the Robinson Department Stores. This is a Thai department store chain that was established in 1979. The company merged with Central Group in 1995. It is positioned as a mid-market retailer offering a wide range of products such as: clothing, accessories, cosmetics and homewares.
Platinum Fashion Mall is like an indoor version of the Chatuchak Weekend Market. It specializes in wholesale fashion clothing and accessories, with four floors of shopping space, packed with some 1,300 shops. Here, haggling is part of the fun, and you’ll save more buying in larger quantities. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-mall/platinum.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001
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The Platinum Fashion Mall
222 Phetchaburi Rd
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Platinum Fashion Mall is like an indoor version of the Chatuchak Weekend Market. It specializes in wholesale fashion clothing and accessories, with four floors of shopping space, packed with some 1,300 shops. Here, haggling is part of the fun, and you’ll save more buying in larger quantities. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-mall/platinum.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001
Central Embassy Bangkok is an ultra-luxury lifestyle mall, boasting an impressive collection of high-end designer stores, fine-dining restaurants, swanky cinema screens, and an extravagant six-star hotel set to open soon. Built on the grounds of the former British Embassy – hence the name – this 18 billion baht mega-mall projects the capital’s status even further as one of the world’s leading shopping destinations. Located in the heart of Bangkok's retail district near Siam, this huge shopping centre stands out from the rest of the gauntlet of megamalls with its futuristic design as well as impressive, minimalist white interior, allowing all the big-name stores really stand out. Central Emba
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Central Embassy
1031 Phloen Chit Rd
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Central Embassy Bangkok is an ultra-luxury lifestyle mall, boasting an impressive collection of high-end designer stores, fine-dining restaurants, swanky cinema screens, and an extravagant six-star hotel set to open soon. Built on the grounds of the former British Embassy – hence the name – this 18 billion baht mega-mall projects the capital’s status even further as one of the world’s leading shopping destinations. Located in the heart of Bangkok's retail district near Siam, this huge shopping centre stands out from the rest of the gauntlet of megamalls with its futuristic design as well as impressive, minimalist white interior, allowing all the big-name stores really stand out. Central Emba
EmQuartier Bangkok opened in March 2015, and is part of The Mall Group’s multi-billion-baht ‘EM District’ project to transform Phrom Phong into one of the biggest retail hubs of the city. You may have already heard of or visited the popular Emporium Shopping Mall – the new EmQuartier mall stands tall on the opposite side of Sukhumvit Road. Expect to find a long list of designer brands at the new EmQuartier Bangkok, as well as a distinctly futuristic design with dozens of restaurants, offices, event halls and a cool atrium garden – complete with a waterfall. There’s also direct access from Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain and a link to the original Emporium mall across the road.
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EmQuartier
693 Sukhumvit Rd
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EmQuartier Bangkok opened in March 2015, and is part of The Mall Group’s multi-billion-baht ‘EM District’ project to transform Phrom Phong into one of the biggest retail hubs of the city. You may have already heard of or visited the popular Emporium Shopping Mall – the new EmQuartier mall stands tall on the opposite side of Sukhumvit Road. Expect to find a long list of designer brands at the new EmQuartier Bangkok, as well as a distinctly futuristic design with dozens of restaurants, offices, event halls and a cool atrium garden – complete with a waterfall. There’s also direct access from Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain and a link to the original Emporium mall across the road.
CentralWorld mega-shopping complex offers one of the most exciting shopping experiences in Bangkok. It has everything from brand name clothing boutiques, funky fashion, high-tech gadgets, bookshops and designer furniture to imported groceries, a lineup of banks, beauty salons, gourmet eateries and even an ice-skating rink. With so many tantalising options to explore, you could easily spend half a day here without realising it. It will come as no surprise to anyone who has experienced the incredible size of CentralWorld that this is, in fact, the largest mall in Thailand and among the largest in the world. We think it’s safe to say that if you are looking for a shopping fix in Bangkok this pl
Car Park Central World
99/9 Rama I Rd
CentralWorld mega-shopping complex offers one of the most exciting shopping experiences in Bangkok. It has everything from brand name clothing boutiques, funky fashion, high-tech gadgets, bookshops and designer furniture to imported groceries, a lineup of banks, beauty salons, gourmet eateries and even an ice-skating rink. With so many tantalising options to explore, you could easily spend half a day here without realising it. It will come as no surprise to anyone who has experienced the incredible size of CentralWorld that this is, in fact, the largest mall in Thailand and among the largest in the world. We think it’s safe to say that if you are looking for a shopping fix in Bangkok this pl
Siam Paragon is an immensely popular shopping mall housing a host of international high-end fashion brands, Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium, a 16-screen Cineplex, and a comprehensive selection of world cuisine. Located prominently in front of Siam BTS Skytrain station - the interchange of the two BTS lines - it is considered by many to be the centre of Bangkok. Considering the mall contains over 250 shops, the layout is logical and fairly compact, certainly when compared to the sprawling Central World mall nearby. However, this mall provides mainly luxury items for well-heeled Thais and international visitors with cash to splurge. If you are looking for something extra-special then Siam Pa
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Paragon Cineplex
991 Rama I Rd
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Siam Paragon is an immensely popular shopping mall housing a host of international high-end fashion brands, Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium, a 16-screen Cineplex, and a comprehensive selection of world cuisine. Located prominently in front of Siam BTS Skytrain station - the interchange of the two BTS lines - it is considered by many to be the centre of Bangkok. Considering the mall contains over 250 shops, the layout is logical and fairly compact, certainly when compared to the sprawling Central World mall nearby. However, this mall provides mainly luxury items for well-heeled Thais and international visitors with cash to splurge. If you are looking for something extra-special then Siam Pa
Essentials
Located in Sukhumvit Soi 13 In 1974, the only places to buy groceries in Bangkok were open air markets or Small Grocery Stores. As Thailand’s Original International Supermarket, Villa Market provides the freshest produce and choice only available in our 34 stores nation wide. At Villa Market we pride ourselves on being able to provide our customers with products from around the world Our sourcing team visits markets all over the world looking for the new and exciting products.
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Villa Market
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Located in Sukhumvit Soi 13 In 1974, the only places to buy groceries in Bangkok were open air markets or Small Grocery Stores. As Thailand’s Original International Supermarket, Villa Market provides the freshest produce and choice only available in our 34 stores nation wide. At Villa Market we pride ourselves on being able to provide our customers with products from around the world Our sourcing team visits markets all over the world looking for the new and exciting products.
Parks & Nature
Benjasiri Park is a major park in Bangkok, the park is located on Sukhumvit Rd between Soi 22 and 24. The park is next to the Emporium Shopping Mall, just a few minutes' walk from Phrom Phong BTS station. The park was built in 1992 to celebrate the Queen's 60th Birthday so the park is also known as Queen's park. Inside Benjasiri Park, there are a forest garden, artificial lake, multipurpose space, playground, basketball courts, and swimming pools.
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Benchasiri Park
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Benjasiri Park is a major park in Bangkok, the park is located on Sukhumvit Rd between Soi 22 and 24. The park is next to the Emporium Shopping Mall, just a few minutes' walk from Phrom Phong BTS station. The park was built in 1992 to celebrate the Queen's 60th Birthday so the park is also known as Queen's park. Inside Benjasiri Park, there are a forest garden, artificial lake, multipurpose space, playground, basketball courts, and swimming pools.
Drinks & Nightlife
Levels Club & Lounge is a venue with three distinct party zones housed in one connected space, and offers a great alternative to the already rocking nightlife scene on Sukhumvit Soi 11. Combining elements of a terraced bar, classy lounge, and a box-like clubbing room that has one of the best sound-systems in the city, Levels covers a lot of musical ground and tries to provide a little something for everyone. Occasionally they charge an entry fee for special events or on nights with international DJs, but it’s usually free entry. Located on the sixth floor of the Aloft Hotel building. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/levels-club-and-lounge.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001
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LEVELS CLUB
35 ถนน สุขุมวิท ซอย 11
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Levels Club & Lounge is a venue with three distinct party zones housed in one connected space, and offers a great alternative to the already rocking nightlife scene on Sukhumvit Soi 11. Combining elements of a terraced bar, classy lounge, and a box-like clubbing room that has one of the best sound-systems in the city, Levels covers a lot of musical ground and tries to provide a little something for everyone. Occasionally they charge an entry fee for special events or on nights with international DJs, but it’s usually free entry. Located on the sixth floor of the Aloft Hotel building. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/levels-club-and-lounge.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001
Soi Cowboy was named after the cowboy hat-wearing African-American who opened the first bar here in the early 1970s, this red-light district has a more laid-back, carnival-like feel to it than Patpong or Nana Plaza. Flashing neon lights up a colourful streetscape comprised mainly of middle-aged expats, Japanese and western tourists, and of course a lot of sexily dressed girls. With cries of 'helloooa, welcome!' the latter try to lure you into one of the 20 or so A go-go bars that line its sides... don't be shy, it's pretty easy going and open-minded, entry is always free and drink prices are fixed. Soi Cowboy is just next to Terminal 21, this very popular new shopping mall.
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Soi Cowboy
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Soi Cowboy was named after the cowboy hat-wearing African-American who opened the first bar here in the early 1970s, this red-light district has a more laid-back, carnival-like feel to it than Patpong or Nana Plaza. Flashing neon lights up a colourful streetscape comprised mainly of middle-aged expats, Japanese and western tourists, and of course a lot of sexily dressed girls. With cries of 'helloooa, welcome!' the latter try to lure you into one of the 20 or so A go-go bars that line its sides... don't be shy, it's pretty easy going and open-minded, entry is always free and drink prices are fixed. Soi Cowboy is just next to Terminal 21, this very popular new shopping mall.
Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok waited a long time for its very own rooftop bar, and then finally one came along and showed the rest of them how it should really be done. Octave Rooftop and Lounge is more than a place for watching the sunset or having a romantic meal. No rooftop bar in the city has a 360 degree view of Bangkok that matches this, and the top floor of this three level venue is the highest spot in the city for a party. Starting on the 45th floor of the Marriot Hotel Sukhumvit, a three minute walk from Thong Lor Skytrain Station, Octave Rooftop Bar and Lounge opens at 17:00. Although the location is handy, it is slightly off the main tourist trail meaning that it is usually easy to gr
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Octave
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Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok waited a long time for its very own rooftop bar, and then finally one came along and showed the rest of them how it should really be done. Octave Rooftop and Lounge is more than a place for watching the sunset or having a romantic meal. No rooftop bar in the city has a 360 degree view of Bangkok that matches this, and the top floor of this three level venue is the highest spot in the city for a party. Starting on the 45th floor of the Marriot Hotel Sukhumvit, a three minute walk from Thong Lor Skytrain Station, Octave Rooftop Bar and Lounge opens at 17:00. Although the location is handy, it is slightly off the main tourist trail meaning that it is usually easy to gr
Above Eleven is a very popular 32-storey rooftop bar on Sukhumvit Soi 11 that offers a more vibrant experience than most other rooftops in Bangkok. A few things set this bar apart; Peruvian cuisine, modern party music and value for money signature cocktails being the most apparent. Set over three floors, the view of downtown Bangkok is impressive and far-reaching (despite the lack of riverside views). From here you get a 180-degree panorama of Bangkok, looking towards Siam and the famous row of Bangkok’s shopping malls. There is nothing better than looking down at the slow-moving traffic whilst you enjoy the breeze, drink in hand. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/above-eleven
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Above Eleven
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Above Eleven is a very popular 32-storey rooftop bar on Sukhumvit Soi 11 that offers a more vibrant experience than most other rooftops in Bangkok. A few things set this bar apart; Peruvian cuisine, modern party music and value for money signature cocktails being the most apparent. Set over three floors, the view of downtown Bangkok is impressive and far-reaching (despite the lack of riverside views). From here you get a 180-degree panorama of Bangkok, looking towards Siam and the famous row of Bangkok’s shopping malls. There is nothing better than looking down at the slow-moving traffic whilst you enjoy the breeze, drink in hand. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/above-eleven
Located in Sukhumvit Soi 4, Nana Plaza is Bangkok's naughty central. Notorious for its racy themed go-go bars - from school-girl and leather dominatrix to ladyboy - it's a three storeys of eye-popping activity all focused around a square-shaped central atrium. Unlike at the better-known Soi Cowboy or Patpong, Nana Plaza is a 'more adult' scene. That means no families, no markets and few curious tourists strolling in for a look. It is still worth a look if you are looking for an exotic visual experience, and a photo to talk about when back home. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/nightlife-go-go-bar/nana-plaza.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001
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Nana Plaza
3-3/1 Sukhumvit Soi 4
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Located in Sukhumvit Soi 4, Nana Plaza is Bangkok's naughty central. Notorious for its racy themed go-go bars - from school-girl and leather dominatrix to ladyboy - it's a three storeys of eye-popping activity all focused around a square-shaped central atrium. Unlike at the better-known Soi Cowboy or Patpong, Nana Plaza is a 'more adult' scene. That means no families, no markets and few curious tourists strolling in for a look. It is still worth a look if you are looking for an exotic visual experience, and a photo to talk about when back home. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/nightlife-go-go-bar/nana-plaza.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001
WTF Café and Gallery opened after four friends decided that Bangkok was lacking somewhere to eat, drink and be artistic. Its success is down to the relaxing atmosphere they have created - a lot of good things come from working with people you like. WTF has an innovative cocktail list and some tasty tapas comfort food – two more reasons it has become a firm favourite for both locals and visitors. It is a short five-minute walk from Thong Lor BTS on Sukhumvit soi 51 and a great place for drinks and dinner in an unpretentious setting. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/wtf.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001
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WTF Gallery and Café
7 ซอย สุขุมวิท 51
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WTF Café and Gallery opened after four friends decided that Bangkok was lacking somewhere to eat, drink and be artistic. Its success is down to the relaxing atmosphere they have created - a lot of good things come from working with people you like. WTF has an innovative cocktail list and some tasty tapas comfort food – two more reasons it has become a firm favourite for both locals and visitors. It is a short five-minute walk from Thong Lor BTS on Sukhumvit soi 51 and a great place for drinks and dinner in an unpretentious setting. Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/wtf.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001
Narz is a nightclub housed inside a glass-fronted mansion with three separate rooms to explore and enjoy. It is a late night club that stays open after most others in the city have closed and has a sleek and modern décor that attracts a wide range of clientele from across the social spectrum. Of the three types of music on offer – hip hop, house or trance – it is the hip hop room that fills up first, and if you are arriving before 24:00, definitely head upstairs as the other rooms don’t really get going until later. However it is trance music that Narz is most widely known for, with a roster of top-class DJs, a steady stream of guest acts and a crowd consisting of young and mostly Thai revel
NARZ Club
Narz is a nightclub housed inside a glass-fronted mansion with three separate rooms to explore and enjoy. It is a late night club that stays open after most others in the city have closed and has a sleek and modern décor that attracts a wide range of clientele from across the social spectrum. Of the three types of music on offer – hip hop, house or trance – it is the hip hop room that fills up first, and if you are arriving before 24:00, definitely head upstairs as the other rooms don’t really get going until later. However it is trance music that Narz is most widely known for, with a roster of top-class DJs, a steady stream of guest acts and a crowd consisting of young and mostly Thai revel
Iron Fairies is a magical bar that is designed like an ironsmith’s workshop: dark and broody, with wrought iron staircases, exposed pipes and dilapidated timber and brick. Bottles fairy dust are stacked in rows, and everywhere you look you could chance upon little iron figurines of the winged creatures that give the bar its name. Open since 2010, Iron Fairies moved in 2013 (but only three doors down the street) and expanded its operation so now it is a maze of staircases, secret doors and dark alcoves. The former premises were so diminutive that it was a constant battle to get in or out, and while it is still a tight squeeze the added dimensions give some much needed breathing space in which
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The Iron Fairies
394 ซอย สุขุมวิท 55
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Iron Fairies is a magical bar that is designed like an ironsmith’s workshop: dark and broody, with wrought iron staircases, exposed pipes and dilapidated timber and brick. Bottles fairy dust are stacked in rows, and everywhere you look you could chance upon little iron figurines of the winged creatures that give the bar its name. Open since 2010, Iron Fairies moved in 2013 (but only three doors down the street) and expanded its operation so now it is a maze of staircases, secret doors and dark alcoves. The former premises were so diminutive that it was a constant battle to get in or out, and while it is still a tight squeeze the added dimensions give some much needed breathing space in which
Arts & Culture
Jim Thompson House - The lovely garden-enclosed compound sitting on the bank of the Saen Saeb Canal would have gone completely unnoticed, had it not been for a legacy left behind by a middle-aged American man named Jim Thompson. His elegant residential enclave, comprising six traditional Thai teakwood houses transported from Ayutthaya and Bangkok’s Ban Krua community, echoes Jim Thompson’s 30-year love affair with Southeast Asian art and cultural heritage. An architect by training and an avid collector of Asian objets d’art, Jim Thompson’s keen eyes and flair for design breathed life into everything he touched. After his discharge from military service in 1946, Jim Thompson decided to settl
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Jim Thompson House Museum
6 Rama I Rd
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Jim Thompson House - The lovely garden-enclosed compound sitting on the bank of the Saen Saeb Canal would have gone completely unnoticed, had it not been for a legacy left behind by a middle-aged American man named Jim Thompson. His elegant residential enclave, comprising six traditional Thai teakwood houses transported from Ayutthaya and Bangkok’s Ban Krua community, echoes Jim Thompson’s 30-year love affair with Southeast Asian art and cultural heritage. An architect by training and an avid collector of Asian objets d’art, Jim Thompson’s keen eyes and flair for design breathed life into everything he touched. After his discharge from military service in 1946, Jim Thompson decided to settl