A WEEKEND IN BANGKOK
By Rhiannon Taylor, January 2018
Bangkok is a city that is bursting with things to do. Markets, rooftop bars, dining and temples - it’s impossible to do it all in one trip. If you’re short on time, here are our picks to get the most out of a Bangkok jaunt.
Never Ending Summer - located in a hip warehouse-style space with waterfront access, Never Ending Summer serves up authentic Thai flavours with a daily changing menu. Be prepared for unfamiliar flavours and ingredients with lots of heat. Go early for a cocktail, the menu is innovative and brilliantly incorporates eastern and western flavours. https://www.facebook.com/TheNeverEndingSummer/
Thai Lao Yeh - The Cabochon Hotel is a colonial oasis in the heart of Bangkok. It’s restaurant Thai Lao Yeh offers up beautifully plated local Thai cuisine in a chic space with touches of old-world Thailand. Think minced pork salad, massaman curry and sticky rice that are moorish and served family style. http://www.cabochonhotel.com/thai-lao-yeh-restaurant/
Nimitr - Perhaps one of Bangkok’s most stunning dining rooms, Nimitr is a sky-high restaurant with a modern asian menu. Thai, Indian and westerns influences feature throughout, such as Tandoori Lamb with edamame and Foie Gras with Fuji Apple. Service is flawless and the views sweep over Bangkok’s horizon. http://137pillarsbangkok.com/en/dining/nimitr/
Iron Fairies - This kooky bar is known for it’s absinthe selection and relaxed atmosphere. The drink prices are reasonable and with great live entertainment it’s got a reputation for being a reliable evening hangout. https://www.facebook.com/ironfairiesbkk/
Tuba Bar and Restaurant - This vintage furniture store cum restaurant and bar has a great happy hour. Their two for one oversized cocktails are extremely popular and you can pass the time playing snooker and indulging in their fried chicken wings. https://www.facebook.com/tubabkk/
Sing Sing Theater - Full of fantasy and extravagance, Sing Sing Theater is nightclub with live performers. Think Alice in Wonderland meets Lady Marmalade, dancers flutter through the crowds to a backdrop of house music. Arrive early, snag a table and let the night’s festivities unfold. http://singsingbangkok.com
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market - It’s quite spectacular to see dozens of boats floating along the river, laden with fruits and vegetables. Take a ride, stop for fresh noodles and soak up the atmosphere.
Wat Arun Temple - Constructed early in the 19th century in Khmer style, this temple is stunning to visit as the sun goes down and equally impressive to look at from the river. Glazed in porcelain, it’s stupa showcases an ornate floral pattern and is magnificent to see up close.
137 Pillars Bangkok - The newest property to join its northern sister in Chiang Mai, 137 Pillars Bangkok is located in the heart of Sukhumvit and has a slick, modern fit out. Boasting not one, but two rooftop pools, the hotel is an oasis in an otherwise bustling city. It’s open air Marble Bar is, you guessed it, clad in marble and offers panoramic views over Bangkok’s skyline. The cocktail menu has a range of eastern inspired creations alongside modern classics and neighbours fine dining restaurant Nimitr. http://137pillarshotels.com
The Siam - Touted as one of Bangkok’s most exclusive hotels, The Siam is the only hotel in the city to offer villas with plunge pools. With direct waterfront access, guests are afforded private boat transfers to some of Bangkok’s best riverside spots. http://www.thesiamhotel.com
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