Where To Stay in Bangkok: 6 Popular Areas & Nearest Hotels

Bangkok is full of surprises. No matter where you stay, you’ll quickly gain an appreciation for this capital city’s rich heritage and contemporary attractions. Options are endless with unique districts touting everything from glamorous malls and historic landmarks to wildly fun theme parks and market districts. Browse around to find the best fit for you!

Sukhumvit_Benjasiri Park_sunset

1. SUKHUMVIT

No matter which section of this 18-kilometer stretch of road you choose, you’ll be in the midst of Bangkok’s premier shopping centers and sophisticated nightlife spots. While sitting in the lap of luxury, however, you still have a front-row seat to everyday life in Thailand, with street food vendors, shopkeepers and locals going about their day-to-day business in the bustling streets. Plus, the BTS Skytrain runs alongside Sukhumvit, making transportation through the area a breeze.

Can’t-miss places to see in Sukhumvit:
Terminal 21 Benchasiri Park Kamthieng House The EmQuartier

The Salil Hotel Sukhumvit 57_Movenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15_Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok

Check In to The Salil Hotel Sukhumvit 57, Movenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 or Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok,
Step Out to The EmQuartier and Terminal 21 shopping malls

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Bangkok Shopping Mall_Siam

2. SIAM

Great for families and large groups, Siam features a host of high-end malls and restaurants, many of which are connected by walkways or the BTS Skytrain. The area attracts a younger crowd who flock to this trendy zone for the latest fashions, state-of-the-art cinemas and mod bars. Families take advantage of having several days’ worth of entertainment in one place: spend one day at Sea Life Bangkok or Madame Tussauds Museum and the next afternoon at KidZania.

Can’t-miss places to see in Siam:
Siam ParagonMBK CenterBangkok Art and Culture CentreScala TheatreJim Thompson HouseErawan Shrine

Pathumwan Princess Hotel_Hua Chang Heritage Hotel_Centara Grand at CentralWorld

Check In to Pathumwan Princess Hotel, Hua Chang Heritage Hotel or Centara Grand at CentralWorld,
Step Out to Madame Tussauds Museum in Siam Discovery

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Rattanakosin Island_The Old City_Royal Grand Palace_Bangkok

3. RATTANAKOSIN ISLAND (THE OLD CITY)

If your holiday goal is to discover Bangkok history on a budget, Rattanakosin Island is the district for you. The Old City puts visitors directly in the midst of the nation’s most historical attractions, like the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Khao San Road Night Market, and Phahurat (Little India). Situated just off the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Rattanakosin Island is known for budget-friendly backpacker hostels, local vibes and jovial nightlife.

Can’t-miss places to see in The Old City:
Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)
Museum Siam, Wat Saket (The Golden Mount)Phra Athit RoadPhahurat Road (Little India)

Khaosan Palace Hotel_The Raweekanlaya Bangkok_Casa Nithra Bangkok

Check In to Khaosan Palace Hotel, The Raweekanlaya Bangkok or Casa Nithra Bangkok,
Step Out to the Grand Palace and Khao San Road

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Chao Phraya River_Bangkok sunset

4. CHAO PHRAYA RIVERSIDE

A stay along the Chao Phraya River offers easy access to some of the city’s most popular attractions. Plus, you get to ride on ferries! Zip along the banks of the river on the Chao Phraya Express and dock at piers chockful of culture and tradition. By day, the journey offers easy access to places like River City and Pak Klong Talad, the largest wholesale flower market in Bangkok. And at night, take a river cruise to sop up magical views of sparkling temples, historical landmarks and grand hotels.

Can’t-miss places to see along the Chao Phraya:
ASIATIQUE The RiverfrontWat Arun (Temple of Dawn)Chinatown and Little IndiaGrand PalaceThe Royal Barge Museum

Chakrabongse Villas_Mandarin Oriental Bangkok_Sala Arun

Check In to Chakrabongse Villas, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok or Sala Arun,
Step Out to Wat Arun and ASIATIQUE The Riverfront

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Yaowarat Road_Chinatown_Bangkok

5. CHINATOWN (YAOWARAT ROAD)

Bangkok’s Chinatown is most famous for bargain-hunting and street food, but the area also puts visitors within walking distance of some of the city’s most unique shrines and temples, as well as several notorious pubs. You’ll find mind-boggling amounts of street food along Yaowarat Road and traditional shopping at Sampheng Night Market. And that’s just the beginning of what you can do during a stay in Chinatown.

Can’t-miss places to see in Chinatown:
Playhouse Bangkok cabaret showWat TraimitMangkon Kamalawat TempleToh Kang Yaowarat Gold ShopPatani Studios

Prime Hotel Central Station Bangkok_Shanghai Mansion Bangkok_Baan2459

Check In to Prime Hotel Central Station Bangkok, Shanghai Mansion Bangkok or Baan2459,
Step Out to Yaowarat Road

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Baiyoke Tower II_2_Pratunam_Bangkok

6. PRATUNAM

Pratunam is a rowdy shopping district, flooded with discount shopping malls, a 24-hour market, a mega electronics plaza, street vendors and local entertainment. Baiyoke Tower II is the district’s landmark attraction and the second tallest building in Bangkok. The 88-story skyscraper offers a spectacular panoramic view from the 77th floor, and hungry shoppers can chow down at a “floating” market buffet on the 75th.

This article was originally published by Agoda. Read the original article here.

  • 16 June 2020

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