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by Chanond Purananda

Partner and Director of Operations at Flow Cocktail

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Hotels | Restaurants | Bars & Clubs | Shops | 36 Hours | Useful Information

The three best


GRAND – Mandarin Oriental
48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok, 10500
Tel: +66 (2) 659 9000
‘For rooms with a view, a taste of celebrity, artistic living and a chance to enjoy their spa’

BOUTIQUE – The Eugenia
267 Soi Sukhumvit 31, North Klongton, Wattana, Bangkok, 10110
Tel: +66 (2) 259 9017
‘For old world charm, colonial fixtures and antique decoration’

MODERN – Millennium Hilton
123 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok, 10600
Tel: +66 (2) 442 2000
‘Contemporary structure with unrivalled views of the river Chao Phraya’

The three best


The Dome at State Tower, 1055 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500
Tel: +66 (2) 624 9555
‘Spectacular views’

Blue Elephant
Blue Elephant Building, 233 South Sathorn Road, Kwaeng Yannawa,
Khet Sathorn, Bangkok, 10120
Tel: +66 (2) 673 9353
‘Go for wonderful authentic Thai food and learn the trade at their world-renowned cooking school’

Angelini Shangri-La hotel
89, Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500
Tel: + 66 (2) 236 7777
‘Italian restaurant with garden and pool. Frequented by the rich and famous who enjoy live music’

The three best

Bars and Clubs

Three Sixty Lounge
at the Millennium Hotel

123 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok, 10600
Tel: +66 (2) 442 2000
‘For brilliant cocktails and amazing views’

The Bed Supper Club
26 Soi Sukhumvit 11, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey-nua, Wattana, Bangkok, 10110
Tel: +66 (2) 651 3537
‘Lots of fun with a stage gallery and club restaurant. Look out for the surprise menu on weekends’

Flow Cocktails
29 Vanissa Building, 1st Floor, Unit 1L, Sol, Chidom, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330
Tel: + 66 (2) 655 5445
‘Can cater for fabulous events and creators of truly bespoke cocktails’

The three best


Siam Paragon
991/1 Rama I Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330
Tel: +66 (2) 610 8000
‘Wonderful for boutique and designer shopping. Also home to gourmet food and Thai art galleries’

Central World
Central World, 999/9 Rama 1 Rd, Patumwan, Bangkok, 10330
Tel: + 66 (2) 264 5555
‘Head straight to the jewellery and watch zone’

The River City Shopping Complex
23 Trok Rongnamkhaeng, Charoen Krung 30, Si Phaya Pier, Yota Road, Sampantawong, Bangkok, 10100
Tel: +66 (2) 237 0077
‘Two floors devoted to antiquities of the Orient’

If you’re there for

36 hours

Explore the Grand Palace and admire the Emerald Buddha. Private guides available.

Take a boat trip on the river and witness the world famous floating markets of Damnoen Saduak.

Visit the HydroHealth spa
(4th Floor Unit 401, 494 Erawan, Bangkok, 10330
Tel: +66 (2) 250 7800

Other Useful Information

Best radio station:
102.5 and 107.06 FM

Best way to get to and from airport:
By taxi. Runs by meter plus surcharge. Alternatively use the limousine service located on the second floor of the airport.

How to find a local sim card:
Widely available throughout the city –
e.g 7-11. Sims include Dtac, True, Happy and AIS