The pulse of Bangkok, Sukhumvit Road is not only home to the mega malls but also a surf bar, Flow House. One of only four establishments in the world where you can eat, drink and surf, this is a great place to hang out both in the day and night. After enjoying an exciting night out, return home to luxury in the heart of Bangkok with Fraser Suites Sukhumvit. With spacious rooms and modern interiors, it is the idea accommodation Sukhumvit travellers would appreciate.
What to do: Gather your friends for a session of Laser Tag at Lazgam Laser Games. Simply strap on a vest, grab your laser gun and you’re all set!
What to see: Take a break from the malls and learn more about the rural Thai life in the past at Kamthieng House Museum. Take time to appreciate its architecture too: The house is a restored, traditional Lan Na house relocated from Chiang Mai and is a rare find in Thailand today.
What to eat: For a full and authentic Thai cuisine experience, try the six-course Balance Set at Bo.Lan, a fine dining restaurant known for their curry and coconut-flavoured dishes. You’ll find their farm-to-table philosophy ringing true behind each of their creations.
What to buy: Thai silk scarves will make a handy and beautiful souvenir to bring home. The fine craftsmanship of hand weaving gives the Thai silk its unique softness.
For a myriad of old and new: Khlong Toei
A district in central Bangkok, Khlong Toei is home to the Bangkok Port, which remains active till date. Keep a lookout for the fishing boats and fishermen as they sail back from their early catch in the morning along the Chao Phraya River. Enhance your Bangkok experience with a stay at Modena by Fraser Bangkok, a stylish hotel set right in front of Queen Sirikit MRT station in Khlong Toei. With a 24-hour gym, shuttle bus services and more, you will find all the comfort and convenience you need on your travels.
What to do: For families with kids, visit Imaginia Playland. Located in the Emporium mall, this extensive playground is a popular place to visit for locals and expats alike. Here you’ll find themed sections within that are both fun and educational.
What to see: Wat Arum, also known as Temple of the Dawn, is a unique feature in the west bank of Chao Phraya River. Their Khmer-style tower is encrusted with colourful porcelains, definitely a sight worth seeing.
What to eat: Beef soup at Heng Chun Seng for tender meat in a rich, flavourful soup base. You can choose to order them by the bowl or signature heated pot. And if you’re up for desserts, head to Karmakamet Diner for a saccharine and Instagram-worthy dining experience. Try the popular Strawberry In The Clouds, a dessert consisting of rainbow cotton candy and strawberry shortcake.
What to buy: Head to Khlong Toei Wet Market, the largest wet market in Bangkok, for some shopping. Get some fresh spices or try their live bugs, if you’re feeling adventurous.
For the roads unexplored: Victory Monument