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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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Chatchak Market

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

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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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What You Should Know More About Bangkok

  • Travel Advice

    • Beware of thugs and scammers who can try to dupe you by selling different excursion schemes, day tour packages, adventure tour packages, massage and spa appointments and casino coupons. If you want to book any of the above mentioned entertainment facilities, make sure that you do it through an authorized travel agency.

    • Carry your passport and other identity proof and travel permits whenever you go out as you might be asked for it anytime.

    • Bangkok is a place to enjoy vibrant nightlife, but stay away from all fishy situations like rave parties and gatherings which involve consumption of drugs as you might land up in trouble.

    • Bargain while street shopping. Bangkok is a hub for street shopping and hence, you should totally get it in your deal if you don’t want to pay extra for something which is not so costly.

    • Travel locally through organized tours instead of booking private cab as it would be much cheaper with a tour agency.

  • Drinking Laws

    The legal drinking age in Bangkok is 20 years and you should carry your age proof as bars and clubs are frequently raided to keep a check on underage drinkers.

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Soi Cowboy
    This place was named after Soi cowboy, who opened the first bar in Bangkok in 1970s. This area has a laid-back and retro feel to it and is surrounded by neon lights from the streets. You can also encounter a lot of sex workers while walking to this place.


    San Road
    The Khao San Road is a place where there are travelers from all over the world entertaining and indulging themselves in one of the numerous sleek clubs, market stalls, small cocktail bars and street food places located in the area.


    Chatuchak Weekend Market
    If you are a shopaholic, this place is nothing but an ultimate paradise for you. With over 8,000 market stalls, you will find unending collection and styles of fashion which will make you sense the literal meaning of ‘Shop till you Drop’.


    Chao Phraya River
    This is one of the most scenic spots in Bangkok. There are water-taxis which will take you on rides and give you a view of shining temples and grand luxury hotels. There are also some houses alongside the waterway and you cannot miss witnessing this unique setup.


    Wat Pho
    All you know about Wat Pho is the huge Buddha Statue, but there is a lot more to it. You can witness collections of murals, sculptures and archaeological items. The temple complex also houses a beautiful landscape garden, glazing stupas and a College of traditional Medicine.


    Chinatown
    This is one of the most chaotic yet vibrant area of Bangkok. The area is packed with hundreds of market stalls which sell street food, souvenirs, and other items. If you visit this place during Chinese New year or other important festivals, you will be mesmerized by the energy with which celebrations are done.


    Floating Market
    You can indeed not afford to miss a visit to the world famous Floating market here. There are numerous wooden boats floating by, each loaded with fruits, vegetables, flowers and other fresh produce. There are also a lot of food boats with grills installed, ready to serve you a bowl of authentic ‘Boat Noodles’ or fresh seafood.


    Wat Arun
    The stupas constructed in the 19th century have intricate floral patterns on them, with glazed porcelain reflecting the best example of traditional art. This place symbolizes holds a lot of historic importance for the local people of Bangkok.

  • What you will like there?

    Vibrant Life
    The overcrowded streets, thousands of colorful neon lights and signboards, friendly people, smell of street food lingering in the air and happy sounds from the clubs and cocktail bars is what the street life of Bangkok is like. Hence, it is impossible for a person to not be happy after witnessing so much of energy and enthusiasm.


    Mixed Culture
    Though Bangkok has a vibrant nightlife, legal red-light districts and hundreds of clubs and casinos, it is equally rooted to its traditional culture which can be seen with the presence of numerous temples and shrines, which are regularly visited religiously by the people.


    Street Food
    The street food in Bangkok like Khao Pad, Pad Thai Kung, Som Tam, Khao Mun Gai and Moo Bing are famous all over the world and you will relish the taste for a long time after trying it.


    Welcoming Atmosphere
    The people of Bangkok are very friendly and happy. They are very welcoming towards the tourists and provide help whenever needed. You will feel like home away from home at this place as you will not feel alienated at all.


    Safe Environment
    Bangkok is a safe place to visit, with satisfying security by the government. You can go around late in the night, without worrying about being robbed or teased but regardless, basic precautions should be taken all the time.


  • Recommended reads for destination

    Website :
    Bangkok Tourism Website


    Books :
    Lonely Planet Bangkok (Travel Guide)

  • When is the best time to visit Bangkok?

    Since Bangkok is a tropical city, the humidity and heat of the summer might hamper the travel experience. Hence it is better to pick the cooler months to make most of your trip.

    • November to February are ideal seasonal times
    • Another better time to go which is slightly off season is during the Monsoons, between May to September.

  • How to reach Bangkok?

    Air transport is most preferred by the international travellers. However, those who intend to move on via road after a pit stop can also hire private vehicles or make use of the public transport system.

    • Bangkok has two functional airports; the old Don Muang Airport and the newer Suvarnabhumi Airport.
    • Both the airports are about 30 km from the city center so it will be one long drive. Cabs or public transport can be used post landing.

  • What are the most famous attractions in Bangkok?

    Bangkok offers a variety of experiences to its tourists and travellers. One can choose to explore the city, go on a personal adventure or relax to the fullest. The capital is brimming with great markets, museums, temples and grand palaces. Several famous attractions are a must places to visit in Bangkok. Some of them are listed as below.

    • Grand Palace: the huge complex is a blend of Thai architecture and Italian renaissance. To cover it in totality would take whole of the morning or afternoon depending on when you choose to visit.
    • Wat Phra Kaew: The sacred statue of emerald Buddha is placed in the main hall of the temple while the walls are covered with murals depicting several mythological interpretations.
    • Wat Pho: The home of the world's largest reclining Buddha is also a famed traditional massage school. One can choose to experience the massage or if one wants to learn Thai massage techniques, this is the place to start. It also has the largest collection of Buddha images.
    • Wat Arun: Situated on the western banks of the Chao Praya, is one of Thailand's most picturesque temples.
    • Dusit Park Palace: The place was built to escape the heat of the Grand Palace. It's main structure is said to be the largest Golden teakwood house in the world. Jim Thompson's house: Mystery shrouds this home of a US spy who disappeared in Malaysia. He was also the founder of Thai silk industry.

  • What are the different things/activities to do in Bangkok?

    With so much variety that Bangkok has to offer, there is no chance of being bored or having nothing to do. Find a list of the things to do while in Bangkok

    • Temple and palace tours: Guided tours are available to give you a deeper insight to the history and culture of the iconic places
    • Massage: World renowned Thai Massage is both physically rejuvenating and spiritually uplifting.
    • Tuk Tuk tours: The iconic symbol of Bangkok provides an authentic experience of exploring the city.
    • Cycling: Smaller streets can be explored via cycles. Leisurely ride around the country side is the best way to personally experience the culture.
    • Nature tours: Zipline through the lush canopy of the rain forest.
    • Canal tours: Explore the original canals of the city.
    • Cultural performances: Enjoy the insight to the culture and traditional practices of Bangkok.
    • Shop: most of the city feels like a huge street market. The variety available is overwhelming and exhilarating at the same time.

  • Which are the best resorts to stay in Bangkok?

    Bangkok is the place to live up in style. Several luxurious resorts in Bangkok form a perfect setting to relax and unwind. 

    • The Peninsula: Ranked among the best hotels in the world, it sets a benchmark for premium service that is fairly flawless.
    • Shangri-La Hotel: Located on the banks of Chao Phraya River and conveniently located close to leading shopping and sightseeing areas.
    • The Sukhothai: A haven that provides blissful break from the noise of the city.

  • What are the best public transport modes to commute around Bangkok?

    With the first phase of the ambitious public transport complete, Bangkok is well connected by an efficient and convenient transport system. Several options of the public transport are available as below.

    • Skytrain
    • Metro (MRT)
    • River Taxi
    • Metered Taxi
    • Tuk Tuk
    • Local Busses
    • Chao Phavra Express Boat

  • Which are the best places for shopping in Bangkok?

    Bangkok is the ideal place to unleash the shopaholic in you. The sheer variety of things to shop for is mind-boggling. One can find anything from designer clothes to accessories and souvenirs at really low prices. Some of the best shopping areas are as below.

    • Siam Square: One of the most popular shopping area. It’s an open air shopping complex and a place where trends are created. It is a place where fashionistas get to experience the alternative shopping and style. One can find high end brands as well as local vendors selling their wares.
    • MBK Center: Bangkok’s legendary mall definitely does not disappoint. 8 floors packed with shops is a shopaholic’s dream come true.
    • Chatuchak Weekend Market: Get ready for one of the most chaotic shopping experiences you will ever have. Every possible whacky and unique item you didn’t know you absolutely needed will be found here.
    • Night Markets: Just when you thought shopping couldn’t get any better, the night markets come as a pleasant surprise. Get some unbelievable great bargains while shopping under the glow of the moonlight.

  • Where can I try the best local cuisine here?

    The variety that Thai cuisine has to offer makes it one of the most versatile cuisines of the world. The best places to explore the authentic Thai dishes are on the streets of Bangkok. Come places you can sample some good street food is as below.

    • Thip Samai Pad Thai: Serves the best pad Thai in Bangkok.
    • Jae Fai Restaurant: The Crab omelette is definitely worth a try. The prices are slightly steep though.
    • Wattana Panich Restaurant: Choose from a wide range of noodles to try. Beef noodles are recommended.
    • Kuay Jab Nai Huan: Packed with foodies, this stall serves only one dish, Kuay Jab, and is an all time favourite.

  • What to know before attending the full moon party?

    The Full Moon party has been the centre of so many legendary tales. It is on every visitor’s must attend list.

    • The part takes place in Koh Phangan island on the night of every full moon.
    • Plan your accommodation well in advance to avoid being stranded or ripped off.
    • Way to reach is by a ferry.
    • Buy your own party props from the local markets before hand
    • Buy your drinks away from the party as it can get expensive.
    • Keep yourself hydrated.
    • Keep your personal belongings close to you.
    • Keep some cash for emergencies.

  • What are the best rural experiences to have in Bangkok?

    If you have had your fill of the glittery touristy city life of Bangkok, rural experiences are just the change you seek.

    • Hill tribes of the north
    • Floating markets in the canals
    • Elephant trekking

  • What are the must do adventures in Bangkok?

    Bangkok has several adventures to give you your adrenaline fix. Some of them are as below.

    • Wakeboarding: The sport is increasingly becoming popular amongst the tourists.
    • Rock Climbing: Urban playground offers some excellent options to rock climb depending upon your expertise.
    • Gokart: Zip around your way in the challenging indoor tracks.
    • Surfing: Make most of the waves by the beach and get some surfing action.
    • Skydiving: Slightly on the outskirts of the city. A variety of options are available.
    • Diving with sharks: Experience the predators up close. They hopefully won’t bite.

  • What are the best beaches to visit around Bangkok?

    Looking to escape the smog and the city noise? Bangkok has several beaches perfect for a day out within its reach to help you unwind.

    • Pattaya: It’s the most preferred tourist destination. Ideal to enjoy the watersports or unwind by the beach.
    • Hua Hin: Easy weekend getaway for the locals.
    • Koh Samet: One of the few islands not crowded by the tourists. It has delicious sea food options.

  • Where to have thrilling wildlife experiences in Bangkok?

    Get closer to the wildlife and watch the animals in their natural habitats.

    • Bangkok butterfly garden: Get to know these gentle winged creatures up close and personal.
    • Crocodile Farm and zoo: Largest crocodile farm in the world. Top show attractions include Elephant Acrobats and Crocodile wrestling.
    • Dusit Zoo: Over 1500 animals from across the world can be found here. Thailand’s first zoo and has been around for more than 60 years.
    • Safari world zoo: Enjoy the tropical jungles of Asia and Africa on the Jungle Cruise River adventure.
    • Siam Ocean world: An aquatic wonderland and a fun place for the entire family.

  • What to know before visiting Chinatown in Bangkok?

    A blend of Chinese and Thai culture makes Chinatown fascinatingly unique.

    • To watch it in its grandeur one must plan the trip during the Chinese New Year.
    • Be careful of the duplicate products
    • Making a plan before getting around Chinatown is advisable to avoid getting lost.

  • Where can I hire a motorcycle taxi in Bangkok?

    A motorcycle taxi is the fastest mode of transport once the traffic starts building up.

    • The taxi drivers wear colourful fluorescent vests and usually stand by busy streets waiting for passengers.
    • The price is negotiable
    • Don’t ride without helmet.

  • Which are the top kickboxing stadiums in Bangkok?

    Thai Kickboxing, also known as Muay thai, is the national sport of thailand. Some of the top stadiums are as below.

    • New Lumpini stadium: Preferred stadium of the best fighters for a face-off
    • Rajadamnern Stadium: The oldest stadium of Bangkok.
    • Channel 7 stadium: Only stadium that doesn’t charge an entree fee.
    • Omnoi Stadium: The stadium with the best view.

  • How far is Bangkok from Pattaya?

    The total distance between the two is over 150 km and it takes a couple of hours to reach from Bangkok to pattaya via road.

  • How and when is the festival Songkran celebrated?

    Songkran is the Thai New Year which is a wet and wild affair.

    • Celebrated from 14-16 April
    • People soak each other in water to celebrate the New Year as it is believed that water cleanses all the negative energy.
    • Activities like beauty contests are also held.

  • Which are the best pubs and bars in Bangkok?

    Bangkok’s nightlife offers everything a night owl would crave. Based on the level of nighttime thrill one is looking for, several places readily oblige:

    • Smalls: The decor is Parisian and the trendy bar is preferred by expats and international travellers.
    • The Adhere 13th Blues Bar: Great live music and bohemian set up make this Bangkok’s backpacker quarter.
    • Maggie Choo’s: The classy cocktail bar below Novotel was formerly the vault of the East India Company bank.

  • Where to go for the Bangkok puppet show?

    The magnificent puppet show should definitely be a part of your itinerary.

    • Various shows are held in Aksra Theatre.
    • The theatre is grand and lavishly decorated.
    • The shows are a combination of storytelling and a display of martial arts techniques.

  • Which are the best buddhist temples in Bangkok?

    Several iconic Buddha temples can be found across Bangkok. Some of the must-see ones are as below.

    • Wat Phra Kaew: Temple of emerald Buddha.
    • Wat Pho: Temple of reclining Buddha
    • Wat Saket: Temple of a Buddha Relic.
    • Wat Traimit: Has the largest solid Gold Buddha.

  • How many days are required for a complete tour of Bangkok?

    Basis your goal, the number of days could be as below:

    • 1 week: Enough to visit the mainstream attractions.
    • 10 nights: At a more leisurely pace.
    • 2 weeks: For a more in-depth exploration.

  • Which are the best ferry rides to take in Bangkok?

    Bangkok is connected by several natural canals which has earned it the name of Venice of the East. Several types of boat services are available as below.

    • Express Boat River Taxis: Have a fixed route and stop at specific locations.
    • Long Tail Boats: Can be privately hired for a personalized journey through the canals.
    • River Ferry: Popular for sightseeing.
    • Hotel Shuttle boats: Provided by the five star hotels for their guests.
    • Canal Boats: Exclusively for the canals.

  • Which are the best places for street shopping in Bangkok?

    Bangkok is the ideal place to unleash the shopaholic in you. The sheer variety of things to shop for is mind-boggling. One can find anything from designer clothes to accessories and souvenirs at really low prices. Some of the best shopping areas are as below.

    • Siam Square: One of the most popular shopping area. It’s an open air shopping complex and a place where trends are created. It is places for the fashionistas get to experience the alternative shopping and style. One can find high end brands as well as local vendors selling their wares.
    • MBK Center: Bangkok’s legendary mall definitely does not disappoint. 8 floors packed with shops is a shopaholic’s dream come true.
    • Chatuchak Weekend Market: Get ready for one of the most chaotic shopping experiences you will ever have. Every possible whacky and unique item you didn’t know you absolutely needed will be found here.
    • Night Markets: Just when you thought shopping couldn’t get any better, the night markets come as a pleasant surprise. Get some unbelievable great bargains while shopping under the glow of the moonlight.

  • What are the top romantic experiences to have in Bangkok?

    For a couple who are in love, Bangkok has several offerings that add more power to the romance.

    • Apsara River cruise: A cut above the rest in terms of luxury
    • Dinner at Vertigo Rooftop bar
    • Private cooking class
    • Cycling adventure through the wilderness.
    • Overnight cruise to the ancient city of Ayutthaya
    • Couple spa

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