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Chatchak Market, Bangkok

  • Once only popular among wholesalers and traders, Chatuchak Weekend Market has reached a landmark status as a must-visit place for tourists. Its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise will bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees – this is where you can literally shop ‘till you drop’. If you have one weekend in Bangkok, squeeze in a day trip to Chatuchak Weekend Market and you will not be disappointed. There is a system to help you navigate your way through Chatuchak. Inside, one main walkway encircles the entire market, and it branches off into a series of numbered alleyways called Soi 1, Soi 2, Soi 3, and so on.



    Highlights
    : There is an information centre along with ATMs and foreign-exchange booths at the Chatuchak Park Office. Schematic maps and toilets are located throughout the market. The whole
    market is divided into sections to make it easier to explore.

    Location: The Phahonyothin, Bangkok

    Timings
    : Open from Saturday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00

Attractions

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Saxophone Pub

One of the most popular and sought after live music bar which has been entertaining the people of Bangkok for years have been is none other than Saxophone Pub. Near the Sky train station and close to BTS Victory Monuments this place has been ruling the hearts of Bangkok locals and visitors for the last 30 years. Some of the greatest events of live music have been hosted here and almost every night there is some performances which make the place so special. Acoustic, Jazz, Blue, soul all can enjoyed in this live music bar. Popular bands of the city have been known to perform in Saxophone Pub. A mix crowd of both locals as well foreigners can be seen here. Music plays from 7:30 in the evening and continues till 1o clock at night.



Location
: 3/8 Victory Monument, Bangkok

Timings: 17:00pm to 2:00am
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Tuba Bar

What does a colossal Yoda statue, a nineteenth Century plunging cap and Spiderman have in like manner? They are all part of the furniture at Tuba, a bar and eatery in Bangkok where resistance is a design proclamation. From the naked representations on  the dividers to the vintage confounding furniture, Tuba is similar to no other bar in  Bangkok – or Thailand. Part classical display, part bohemian home base, with a differed  Thai­Italian propelled menu and one of the longest cocktails records in the city, Tuba  feels more like a whimsical companion's home than a bar and restaurant. Come here with a gathering of companions, get yourselves anunfastenedniche, sink Into an old fashioned couch.The choice of European draft brews on offer puts most  different bars to disgrace, with Boddingtons, Paulaner, Guinness and Hoegaarden to  look over for around 230 baht a half quart.



Location: Address: 34 SoiEkkmai 21(SoiChamchun) or Thong Lo Soi 20, Sukhumwit Road, Bangkok

Timings: Every day 11:00 AM – 02:00 AM
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Iron Fairies

Iron Fairies is a mystical bar that is outlined like an ironsmith's workshop: dim and broody, with fashioned iron staircases, uncovered pipes and broken down timber and block. Bottles pixie dust are stacked in lines, and all over you look, you could risk upon minimal iron dolls of the winged animals that give the bar its name. Open subsequent to 2010, Iron Fairies moved in 2013 (however just three entryways down the road) and extended its operation so now it is a labyrinth of staircases, mystery entryways and dim recesses. The previous premises were tiny to the point that it was a steady fight to get in or out, keeping in mind it is still a tight crush, however, no matter you are standing or sitting you will certainly be in awe with its stylistic theme.



Location: 394 Thonglor Road, Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok

Timings: Every day from 06:00 PM – 02:00 AM
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Fat Gutz Bar and Saloon

The reputation Fat Gutz Bar in Thong Lor precedes its reputation that is far beyond the popularity that any other bar enjoys. The décor is all black and the hooks will remind of being at a Docker’s yard.  The vintage furniture and lighting is reminiscent of an easier time of the 1920s. The bar boasts of a hige collection of signature cocktails and a varied and yet cool crowd. The bar is famous around town for its good selection of music and its servings of fish and chips. The dimensions of the bar being a little smaller than most other bars, early reservations are highly recommended. The atmosphere is excellent on the weekends and everyone ends up being a part of the entire scene.

Location
: Thong Lor

Highlights: Cozy, warm atmosphere amidst a highly reputed interiors.
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Cloud 47 (Rooftop)

Cloud  47  is  one  of  the  latest  and  best  additions  to  Bangkok’s  booming  rooftop  bar scene.  A  stunning  270­degree  view  of  Bangkok’s  skyline.  Along  with  the  incredible panorama, Cloud 47 is set apart from all the other rooftop bars in Bangkok with is its huge terrace, providing ample space for visitors to move around at their own leisure.The cocktails here are pricey, but beer including draught beer and beer 'towers' are relatively good value for money. Location: Located in the financial city near United Centre.



Timings:Opened from 5pm to 1am daily.

Price:Cost for two may approximately be 2260 BHT.
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The Roof @38 Bar - Mode Sathorn Hotel

To enjoy the real feel of being way above the buzzing city and to appreciate the Bangkok skyline and its 360 degree panoramic view, one of the best options is to try out the new rooftop bar at the classy Mode Sathorn Hotel on its 38th floor. One can enjoy the cosmopolitan look of the city with sights of Sky Bar, Lebua Tower, Sathorn Avenue, Limpini Park etc. Modern designs and chic furniture decorates the interior of the roof top bar.



One of the key attractions of the place is local and international DJ music which creates a throbbing vibe and tempo creating the mood for the evening. The cuisines offered here include French, Moroccan, Mexican, and local cuisine. Unique dumplings and delicious Sushi are popular dishes here.


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Demo

Based in Thong Lor Street Soi 10 , Bangkok’s high society row, Demo is one of the preferred nightclubs of the city. Majorly catering the high profile localites and throbbing young crowd, this place remains quite full from Wednesday to Sunday. There are two specified rooms in the club, one closer to the entrance designed with orange neon, playing hip hop and the other main room which focuses on electro. Base heavy beats, R &B tunes and tech music energizes the dance floor. There is no entry free but drinks are chargeable starting from 250 Baht and beers from 220 Baht. The ambience of the club is quite friendly and welcoming though the same remains quite fill with Thai’s and seldom with foreigners.

Location: Thong Lor Street Soi 10 , 20 mins walk from nearest BTS Thong Lor.

Timings: 19:00pm to 2:00am

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WTF Cafe

WTF Café and Gallery opened after four friends figured out that Bangkok was lacking some good places to eat, drink and be masterful. Its prosperity is down to the unwinding climate  they  have  made  ­  a  great  deal  of  good  things  originate  from  working  with individuals  you  like.  WTF  has  an  inventive  cocktail  list  and  some  delectable  tapas solace nourishment – two more reasons it has turned into a firm most loved for both local people and international guests. At first look the ground floor bar is reminiscent of a little nearby bistro in Europe. Behind  the  glass  shop  front  there  are  about  six  wooden  tables,  a  divider  in  dark  red  and finished solid floors. An individual choice of pictures and records are shown around the room, and in the event that you return frequently enough, proprietors will let you know the stories behind them.



Location:  7 SukhumvitSoi 51, 10270, Thailand

Timings: Every day 06:00 PM – 01:00 AM.