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158 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10600, Thailand
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok's Yai district. It is situated on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The temple is one of the best known Thai landmarks. The mosaics which cover the temple create a pearly sheen during...
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1 ถนน หน้าพระลาน แขวงพระบรมมหาราชวัง Khet Phra Nakhon, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10200, Thailand
No trip to Bangkok is complete without a visit to the Grand Palace, which rests elegantly in the middle of the city on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. From the outside walls to the inside decor, the palace is positively dripping with vibrant...
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6 Rama 1 Rd Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

American entrepreneur Jim Thompson, who began his Thai silk business here in the 1940s, built himself a residence in 1959 by assembling six traditional teak houses brought from other parts of Thailand....

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300 Soi Chak Phra 17, Khwaeng Khlong Chak Phra, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170, Thailand
Bangkok is a huge city, full of all the hustle and bustle you’d find in any metropolitan city its size. For all intents and purposes, it is as modern as they come, but there is one thing that makes it incredibly unique: it’s floating market. ...
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38 Soi, Khwaeng Suan Luang, Khet Suan Luang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10250, Thailand
One of the best street food markets in central Bangkok is Sukumvit Soi 38—right by Thong Lo station on the BTS. Some of the stalls are open during the day, but the market really kicks-off at about 5pm. The fruit shakes are so good they're...
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Chao Phraya River, Thailand
In my opinion the heart of Bangkok is the mighty Chao Phraya River. The first time I visited I stayed at a hotel on the banks of the river and I got to know the area well through daily riverboat rides. Even though Bangkok can be chaotic, there’s a...
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4 ซอย ศรีอักษร ถนน เชื้อเพลิง Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathon, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10120, Thailand
Surrounded by a garden studded with beanbag chairs, Issaya Siamese Club serves cuisine that blends Thai flavors with international techniques. Such dishes as massaman lamb curry as well as jasmine flan (pictured) incorporate ingredients from the...
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1055 State Tower, Silom Rd Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Of course, it’s silly to say that Sirocco only became popular because of the Hangover 2 movie, but the extra publicity helped. It has always been a stand-out destination for lavish drinks with a great view and is ideal for budding photographers to...
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Soi Rambuttri, Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
Rambuttri is Khao San's more attractive, well behaved sister. The entire horse-shoe-shaped road takes about 30 minutes to walk along. This street has a great mix of guesthouses, restaurants, bars and street food stalls. Most of the shops are...
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34 Sukhumvit Soi 11, แขวง คลองเตยเหนือ เขต วัฒนา กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand
It is fair to say that Le Derriere has a tranche of debauched cache. The absinthe bar at the rear of the long-standing Q Bar club, it was an illegal gambling den in a former life. It is still pretty louche. Done out like a French boudoir, it...
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113 ถนน สุขุมวิท 55 แขวง คลองตันเหนือ Khet Watthana, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand
Bangkok is well known for being a party town, but not everyone is aware of how nuanced its nightlife scene actually is. The city’s naughty reputation is alive and well in notorious red-light districts such as Patpong, Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza,...
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394 Soi Sukhumvit 55, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
An experience in itself – quirky meets sophistication. You feel as if you’ve been transported into a blacksmith’s workshop where fantasy and gothic intertwine. Mind your head as you make your way through the bar because there are spiral staircases...
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River City - Unit 118, 23 Trok Rongnamkhaeng, Yota Road,Talad Noi, Sampantawong, แขวง ตลาดน้อย เขต สัมพันธวงศ์ กรุงเทพมหานคร 10100, Thailand
For a refreshing beverage and view of Bangkok go to Viva & Aviv The River. This casual waterfront cafe serves organic Thai coffee, blends smoothies from fresh produce, and specializes in rum cocktails. With a diverse menu, anyone can enjoy a drink...
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Soi Yi Sip Song Karakadakhom 4, Khwaeng Pom Prap, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
Authentic Thai elements are to the fore at Tep Bar – a new venue in the old town. Housed in an atmospheric shophouse, the bar serves potent cocktails and home infused ya dong (Thai herbal whisky), while traditional musicians provide an atmospheric...
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Hotel Bangkok Fenix Silom 320 สีลม Silom, Khet Bang Rak, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10500, Thailand
Evoking the exotica of colonialism as well as James Bond movies, gentlemen’s clubs and decadent gambling dens, Maggie Choos one of Bangkok’s most unique venues. Patrons enter through a dark wooden door and descend down a steep staircase to an...
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57 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Straddled over three floors in the upscale area of Thong Lor, Octave offers Asian-style tapas and fresh seafood paired with fine wines and bespoke cocktails. The venue’s chief calling card is its fabulous 360-degree views over the city,...
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235/13 Soi Sukhumvit 21, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
A venue with a pronounced Thai stamp is Q and A. A collaboration between a collective of Bangkok mixology whizzes, the speakeasy style bar has earned a formidable reputation for its drinks. Especially striking are the twists provided by the use of...
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76 ซอย นานา Khwaeng Pom Prap, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
Gin is the thing at Teens of Thailand, one of a burgeoning contingent of hip bars, galleries and dining spots in the happening Charoenkrung area of the city. Mixologist Niks Anuman-Rajadhon is something of a connoisseur and his vast contingent of...
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MahaNakhon CUBE 96 Naradhiwat Rajanagarindra Rd, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10500, Thailand
Located centrally in the MahaNakorn Cube in Sathorn, Vogue Lounge is one of the sleekest places in the city to unwind with an expertly mixed cocktail or three. Unique among Bangkok venues in that it places equal emphasis on food, drinks and...
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192 Wireless Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10330, Thailand
Lumphini Park provides a much-needed break from the pavement and chaos of the city. It's easy to unwind while strolling around the lake or watching locals practice tai chi. Make sure you take in the view of the Bangkok skyline over the lake too....
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2 Sanam Chai Rd, แขวงพระบรมมหาราชวัง Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
One of the largest wats in Bangkok and home to over 1,000 images of the Buddha, Wat Pho is most famous for this sculpture of a giant reclining Buddha. He's 46 meters long with feet inscribed with mother-of-pearl mosaics and a body covered in gold...
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313-315 Maha Chai Rd, Khwaeng Samran Rat, Khet Phra Nakhon, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10200, Thailand
Pad Thai prepared over charcoal woks. We got here at 5 p.m. when the place opened, and by 5:30 even with eight woks going there was a huge line outside.
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503 Thanon Samsen, Dusit, Khet Dusit, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10300, Thailand
The place to go for curries—with lotus shoots or with crabmeat—Krua Apsorn is a favorite restaurant for me and for some members of the royal family. The decor is not very exciting, but the food is. Thanon Samsen, near the corner of Soi Samsen 9...
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Golden spired Buddhist temples are the order of the day in Bangkok. However, the city possesses some other striking religious sites. None come more flamboyant than this Hindu temple, which was built in the 1860s by Tamil immigrants. Photo by Adam...
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Bangkok, Thailand
A rich, sweet curry with strong hints of peanut, cinnamon and nutmeg, Massaman originated in Southern Thailand, probably through contact with Arab traders. Its Muslim origins mean that it is commonly made with beef. However, chicken, tofu and duck...
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The Ln, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Red walls, Chinese lanterns, lacquer screens, and striking paintings make Miss Wong Siem Reap's most atmospheric bar. Potent cocktails make it my favorite martini-sipping spot. Tucked down a dimly-lit alley parallel to Pub Street know as The Lane,...
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Phuket town อำเภอเมืองภูเก็ต ภูเก็ต 83000, Thailand
Located in the former governor’s mansion, Blue Elephant opened its doors as both a restaurant and cooking school. Known as the unofficial ambassador of Royal Thai cuisine throughout the world, their sophisticated menu offers fresh ingredients with...
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Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Phuket Town was once a major trading hub that made much of its money from tin mining. Take a stroll through the historic part of the town along Thalang, Dibuk, and Krabi roads. The beautiful Sino-Portuguese architecture reflects the Hokkien...
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13 rassada rd. muang muang Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
This quaint café has an almost high-tea English ambience, but the menu is totally Thai. Located at the intersection of Yaowarat and Ratsada roads in Phuket Town, Anna’s menu mainly features recipes popular in Thailand’s middle region. Beautiful...
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Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
This charming 90-year-old former shop house is famous for its traditional Southern Phuket food. Braised pork belly with black pepper, and crab-meat curry with rice noodles are just some of the favorites that will get you salivating. Very popular...
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Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Seashell chandeliers, nightly live music, and a relaxed ambiance make Sanaeha one of Phuket Town’s trendiest bars. Their mojitos are made with fresh fruits and juices, and if you feel like sharing, buy a bottle of whiskey with friends. The...
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26 Takua Pa Rd, Phuket Town, อำเภอเมืองภูเก็ต ภูเก็ต 83000, Thailand
Ka Jok See means “stained glass window” in Thai, and this place is as colorful as its namesake. Eccentric photos and local art line the walls, and as evening progresses, this internationally acclaimed joint turns from candlelit restaurant to...
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Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand

Home-style southern Thai food is served inside a century-old Thai-Portuguese house, complete with the original floor tiles. Every table orders the crab curry with vermicelli noodles; it's zesty and fragrant but not overpowering. Wine is...

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Thanon Bangla, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand
Strolling down Bangla Road is almost a rite of passage for visitors to Patong on Phuket Island. Never mind if you don't drink or fancy the garish shows and the like. It's still interesting to take in the parade of characters that comes to this...
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Khao To Sae ตำบล รัษฎา อำเภอเมืองภูเก็ต ภูเก็ต 83000, Thailand
A popular monkey playground, Monkey Hill is just outside Old Phuket Town and can be easily reached by bicycle or car. The monkeys here are suckers for fruit and basically anything edible. Sometimes there’s an old man who comes and plays with the...
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28/8 Moo 4, Sakoo, Thalang, ภูเก็ต 83110, Thailand
Choose from multiple restaurants on the beach and drink/eat the best Thai and Seafood you will ever have and it is cheap! It was right down the street from our awesome hotel Andaman which had its only private beach and was super reasonable! Eat...
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18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
With its domed greenhouses of epic proportions dotted across some 100 hectares (250 acres), the sustainable Gardens by the Bay are educational and fun. The Cloud Forest is a misty, 42-meter-high (138-foot-high) “mountain” that...
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30 Raffles Ave, Singapore Flyer, Singapore 039803
In Singapore, love is in the air. Many young people live with their parents, so courting is all about being out on the town. For a grand, romantic gesture, sweep your partner off his or her feet (literally) and reserve a four-course Sky Dining...
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10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Even if you aren't staying at the Marina Bay Sands hotel, you can still enjoy a cocktail in the Sky Park next to the impressive infinity pool as the sun goes down. With views over the marina and central business district, the city eye candy is...
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13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
The historic Capitol Theatre, built in 1929, has been reopened in grand style and is now one of the region’s largest single screen cinemas. Set in a neoclassical-style development in Singapore's city centre, the 800-seat theatre hosts red carpet...
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151 New Bridge Road 91 Upper Cross Street Singapore 059443/058362 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059443
Whether on a rooftop, by the water, or in a local hawker center, dining outdoors is one of the perks of a city with balmy temperatures year-round. Check out Privé on Keppel Island and snag a table on its large outdoor patio, near a marina of...