Filled with non-stop action and character where old and new massively collide in total harmony, there really is no other city like Bangkok. It strikes the perfect balance of thriving, proper, gritty, reserved and flashy, all with an underlying Buddhist nature.
The Small List
Nahm - Nahm has proven itself to be one of the best places for Thai cuisine using robustly flavored ingredients, melding them together to create a sophisticated, subtle elegance in which every element is in perfect balance. In 2017, Nahm was awarded one of the guide's coveted Michelin stars, putting it among the top restaurants in Asia.
Vertigo - Reaching for the clouds at Vertigo on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel is one of the best ways to end a long day in Bangkok. With an unusual narrow and elongated shape, the entire top of the building is occupied by both the restaurant and bar and gives the unusual impression of being aboard a spaceship in the sky.
Moon Bar - Watch the sun go down from the rooftop bar of the Banyan Tree Hotel while enjoying a refreshing cocktail and cooling down after a long hot day of exploring the city. Discover why Moon Bar has been named one of the worlds top 10 rooftop bars.
Bamboo Bar - A live jazz and blues bar frequented by A-listers from around the globe. This renowned Bangkok institution introduces their guests to the history of jazz legends not only through music but also through cocktails crafted by the award winning mixologist team.
Mandarin Oriental - For more than 140 years, travelers have followed the Chao Phraya River to stay at the legendary Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. A luxury five-star hotel in one of the world’s most exciting cities, with a reputation for style, service and excellence. A truly remarkable hotel. Timeless yet contemporary, classic yet cutting-edge.
Wat Pho Temple - Located next to the Grand Palace, Wat Pho is the oldest temple in Bangkok where you will find the magnificent and giant 46 meters long gold plated Reclining Buddha.
The Peninsula Hotel - Bangkok is an exotic, cosmopolitan city that offers an intoxicating mix of the past and present. At The Peninsula Bangkok, Peninsula luxury is met with sophisticated Thai charm for the ultimate cultural experience, from the hotel’s iconic Peninsula Green Tuk Tuk to an adventure down the Chao Phraya River and sumptuous authentic Thai cuisine. An urban oasis on the River of Kings.