Where I’m from, you grab a kebab or pizza on the way home after a night out drinking. In Bangkok, things work a bit different. Here, it’s common to stop by a streetside restaurant and order several dishes before going home.
Bangkok is a megacity set along the Chao Praya River, lit up by impressive temples and high-rise buildings. The capital boasts lots of tourist attractions, and if that’s what you’re looking for, you should jump straight to 12 Must-Dos in Bangkok. But if you’re looking for something different, continue reading as I list five unique things to do in Bangkok.
1. Climb the “Ghost Tower”
View from up Sathorn Unique Tower in Bangkok. Photo: Sabrina Iovino / justonewayticket.com
When it comes to rooftop bars, Bangkok is probably the coolest city in the world! There are so many spectacular bars to choose from I can’t list them all. I have picked seven of the best rooftop bars in no particular order. Make sure to visit at least one of these on your Bangkok stay.
1. CHAR Bangkok
CHAR Bangkok is not by far the highest rooftop bar, but it certainly has the most spectacular skyline view of Bangkok.
Address: 26th floor at Hotel Indigo Bangkok 81 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330.
Drones are so popular now for both aerial video and photo capture, and you might be thinking about getting one when traveling in Thailand. If so, there is a Phantom store on the second floor at Siam Discovery Shopping Center in Bangkok. The guys working there were so knowledgeable and helpful I decided to blog about them.
I choose to go for the DJI Phantom 3 Professional 4K, and they helped me out with updating to the latest firmware, which took a while, so we asked if we could come back later. I also bought a Phantom backpack and asked if they could put the drone in the backpack instead of the original box ready for me to just put on my back and start the journey.
When we have traveled out of Bangkok to places like Ayutthaya and Damnoen Saduak, we have taken a minibus as it was the fastest option. But the drivers are pretty crazy, and after reading news about a horrible accident on the highway involving a minibus, we decided to go by train to Maeklong Railway Market. The journey, including a short ferry ride, takes about 2½ hours and cost only 23 baht.
Vertigo & Moon Bar, situated on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel, is the second highest rooftop bar in Bangkok after Sky Bar at Lebua. The fully open-air rooftop bar is one of the first and most famous rooftop bars in Bangkok. Located atop a five-star hotel, Vertigo & Moon Bar request that guests observe a smart casual dress code.