Where is the best area to stay in Bangkok?
Thailand’s capital city is a hub of cultural, spiritual and commercial activity. While you’re here, visit floating markets, golden palaces, temples and shrines. Whether you’re gazing in awe at the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), or marvelling at the Grand Palace, you’ll be amazed at the splendour of Bangkok’s monuments. Sample some of the best street food the country has to offer and take a cooking class to learn specialty Thai dishes. Do some shopping at one of the many markets, or venture into one of the air conditioned mega-malls. As night falls, put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the infamous Bangkok nightlife.
If you want to be near to amenities during your trip, the best areas to stay in Bangkok are the Pathumwan and Bang Rak districts. In Pathumwan, you’ll find international cuisine from Mexican restaurants to Indian curry houses. You’ll be close to Siam Paragon, one of Asia’s biggest shopping malls where you’ll find Siam Ocean World, a renowned aquarium. In Bang Rak, you’ll be close to the river, with several romantic dining spots and some high rise bars with fantastic views of the city. Nearby, Patpong Night Market is a popular place to go shopping for souvenirs. These areas have great transport links with a choice of Tuk Tuks, Skytrains and MTR rail stations.