Cityscape at night from Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok
Shuttle Boat ride in the lake near Chatrium Hotel Bangkok

Experience Bangkok

Things To See And Do While In Bangkok

Whoever thinks the Thai capital is just about shopping couldn’t be more wrong. For intrepid travellers, there are plenty of exciting activities to do and captivating things to see in Bangkok. Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok is a great base from which to discover local culture. You can experience different aspects of the city and immerse yourself in a new world. Pack yourself a bag for the road and make your way to see some of the best that Thailand has to offer.

Boats on Chao Phraya River near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Chao Phraya River

Bangkok is indeed rich with many breathtaking delights bestowed upon it by nature herself. The Chao Phraya River is one of its priceless marvels, gleaming across the city with a glory that seems to never fade away.

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Asiatique The Riverfront near Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

Asiatique The Riverfront

Bangkok is one of the world’s finest shopping destinations so there’s a bounty of places where you can indulge in some retail therapy. One of the most renowned and unique shopping experiences in the city is at Asiatique The Riverfront.

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Exterior of ICONSIAM Shopping Mall near Chatrium Hotel Bangkok

The ICONSIAM Shopping Mall

The ICONSIAM Shopping Mall is an enormous retail and dining experience that dominates several city blocks on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River, accessible by a free

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Aerial view of Grand Palace near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Grand Palace

Deemed one of the most dazzling and captivating icons of the city, the Grand Palace is a majestic site indeed. Visitors will be enthralled by the magnificence and splendour of this remarkable complex.

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Queen Sirikit Museum near Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles

Established at the request of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles is housed in a centuries-old building that adds more character to the exhibits that are contained within it.

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Exterior of Phra Arthit near Maitria Mode Sukhumvit 15

Tha Phra Arthit

Located along the Chao Phraya River, Phra Athit Road consists of a collection of charming shophouses from the turn of the last century as well as artsy shops, restaurants and bars with live music.

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An idol of Buddha at Wat Pho near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

Perhaps Bangkok's most visited religious attraction, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha or Wat Pho is a one of a kind spiritual site in the Thai capital and is well worth exploring.

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The exterior of Wat Suthat near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Wat Suthat

Located in the Rattanakosin Royal District, Wat Suthat has a striking appearance, featuring a sweeping roof with traditional embellishments, painstakingly hand-carved door panels of teak and a lofty red swing at its entrance.

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Interior of Museum Siam near Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

Museum Siam

A vibrant and colourful place that truly resembles the spirit of Thailand, the Museum Siam is ideal if you want to understand the origin and history of the Thai people. It is a reflection of authentic Thai culture contained within a 19th-century European-style building.

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Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat)

Located on the grounds of Wat Ratchanatdaram, Loha Prasat is also known as the “metal castle”. It was built in 1846 under the patronage of King Rama III and inspired by two other similar temples in India and Sri Lanka.

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Exterior of The Marble Temple near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)

Commonly referred to as the Marble Temple, Wat Benchamabophit is a truly astonishing sight that will leave you breathless. Built in true Thai architectural fashion, this is one of the nation’s most renowned places of worship.

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View of The Golden Mount near Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

One of the most beautiful places of worship Thailand has to offer is the Golden Mount, officially known as Wat Saket. Built during the prosperous Ayutthaya era, this Buddhist temple is a wondrous sight to behold.

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Shops in Khaosan Road near Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

Khaosan Road

Referred to as the “Centre of the Backpacking Universe” in the famed book The Beach, Khaosan Road in Bangkok is renowned among backpackers and budget travellers the world over and is well worth a visit.

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Lumpinee Rajadamnern Stadiums near Chatrium Residence Riverside

Lumpinee & Rajadamnern Stadiums

Thai boxing or Muay Thai is not just a sport, it’s an art and a passion shared by all who love the clash of muscle against muscle; in Bangkok, the Lumpinee and Rajadamnern boxing stadiums are two of the best places to see this traditional martial arts.

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View of The Up Rama 3 mall near Chatrium Residence Sathon

The Up Rama 3

The Up Rama 3 is a small community mall designed in Chino-Portuguese style. While such small shopping centres can be found all over Bangkok, The Up Rama 3 is certainly one of the better and more unique spots.

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Entrance of Central Rama 3 near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Central Rama 3

The largest mall established by the Central Group, Central Rama 3 is nine floors of pure, shopping heaven and a one-stop shop where customers can shop, treat themselves to a fantastic meal or see a movie, at their leisure.

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Wat Pho Man Khunaram near Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

Wat Pho Man Khunaram

Wat Pho Man Khunaram located in Soi Sathupradit 19 is regarded as one of the most beautiful Chinese temples in Bangkok. Built in 1959 by a Chinese spiritual master who later became the temple’s first abbot, this stunning temple showcases a harmonious blend of Thai, Chinese, and Tibetan styles in its Buddhist art. 

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Dining area in Sukhumvit near Maitria Mode Sukhumvit 15

Sukhumvit Area

Located in one of Bangkok’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, Sukhumvit Road is also one of the city’s most popular areas home to many attractions as well as high-end apartments and hotels.

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Trees in Lumpini Park near Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park provides the perfect escape from the Thai capital for a quiet walk by yourself, a romantic stroll with that special someone or just some fun family time with your nearest and dearest.

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Exterior of Suvarnabhumi Airport near Maitria Mode Sukhumvit 15

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Alternatively referred to as the “New Bangkok International Airport”, Suvarnabhumi Airport is the biggest in the country, and the twentieth busiest airport in the world, handling more than 50 million passengers annually.

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Huge indoor plant decor of EmQuartier mall near Chatrium Hotel

Em Quartier

EmQuartier is a brand new shopping mall located opposite Emporium Suites by Chatrium, on Sukhumvit Road. With 400 labels located within 4,000 sq. m. of floor space, the futuristic mall is luxury shopping at its best.

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Aerial view of Benjasiri Park near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Benjasiri Park

Benjasiri Park is also known as the Queens Park, as it was built in 1992 to celebrate the 60 th birthday of the Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. It is one of the major parks in Bangkok and is a great spot for rest and recreation.

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Night view of Benjakiti Park near Chatrium Hotel Bangkok

Benjakiti Park

If you are on the lookout for the prettiest greenery in Bangkok, look no further than Benjakiti Park. It is a small park with a lake and wonderful landscape that stands out for miles.

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Close-up of Erawan Shrine near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)

Thailand is famous for a vast array of captivating temples and places of Buddhist worship. The famous Erawan Shrine is particularly remarkable since it is one of the more elusive Hindu places of worship in the nation.

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Exterior of MBK Centre near Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

MBK Centre

One of the mainstays of Bangkok’s mega mall collection, the MBK Shopping Centre offers eight floors of shopping and entertainment bliss with approximately 2,000 shops vying for your attention and of course crash and credit!

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Interior view of Gaysorn Plaza near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Gaysorn Plaza

Gaysorn Plaza now known as Gaysorn Village is located near the Ratchaprasong intersection and boasts an exclusive, luxurious lifestyle shopping experience with high-class goods, designer labels and distinguished service.

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Shoppers at Pak Klong Talad near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Pak Klong Talad (Flower Market)

There are few experiences that have the potential to take your breath away like a visit to the famous Pak Klong Talad, the famous flower market of Bangkok.

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Temple of the Golden Buddha near near Chatrium Hotel Bangkok

Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

For all those planning to explore Chinatown in Bangkok, the white and gold multilevel Wat Traimit makes an excellent starting point, for it is located at the very beginning of Yaowarat Road.

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Art & Culture Centre Exterior near Emporium Suites by Chatrium

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

One of the best places to experience the city’s up-and-coming art scene, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) features an eclectic array of exhibitions showcasing art, music, design, film, theatre and more.

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Exterior of Esplanade Mall near Emporium Suites by Chatrium

The Esplanade Shopping Mall and Rachadalai Theatre

Featuring a range of retail shops, a modern theatre, an ice skating rink and plenty of dining options, The Esplanade Shopping Mall and Rachadalai Theatre offer the best in shopping, entertainment and dining.

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The exterior of Royal City Avenue near Maitria Sukhumvit 15

Royal City Avenue (RCA), the epicenter of Bangkok’s club and nightlife zone

Royal City Avenue (or just RCA as it is known by locals) is one of the biggest entertainment areas in Bangkok, but among tourists it may be one of the least known.

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Exterior of Thonglor-Ekkamai near Chatrium Hotel Bangkok

Thonglor-Ekkamai Road Area

The Thonglor-Ekkamai Road area is one of Bangkok’s most popular entertainment and dining areas, well known for its classy bars, boutique shops, fashionable clubs and restaurants serving practically any regional cuisine you can think of.

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View of Central Plaza Grand Rama 9 near Chatrium Hotel Bangkok

Central Plaza Grand Rama 9

Central Plaza Rama 9 brings the one-stop lifestyle and entertainment shopping concept to the Ratchadapisek area. The seven-story shopping plaza houses some 300 shops, plus restaurants, cafés, SFX Cineplex, The Rink Ice Arena and anchor stores such as B2S, Power Buy, Uniqlo and Robinson Department Store.

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Aerial view of Rot Fai Market near Chatrium Hotel Bangkok

The One Ratchada

The One Ratchada in the Ratchada area of Bangkok is bringing the same convivial night bazaar feel, antiques curios, and street food snacks and treats from its original location, into an area of the city that is much easier to access thanks to the nearby Thailand Cultural Center MRT Station.

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A train in The Makkasan Station near Chatrium Hotel Bangkok

Bangkok Airport Rail Link Makkasan Station

The Bangkok Airport Rail Link connects downtown Bangkok with Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The City Line makes six stops between downtown (Phayathai Station) and the airport, completing each run in 30 minutes, making this a quick and convenient way to get in and out of Bangkok if you are not carrying excess baggage.

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Streets view of China town near Chatrium Residence Sathon


The Chinese diaspora of Thailand is immense, and therefore it comes as no surprise that Bangkok has the biggest Chinatown in the world. It is definitely an essential experience in the city.

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Damnoen Saduak Floating shops near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a vibrant and fascinating part of exotic Thailand. One of the nation’s most famous markets of this kind, Damnoen Saduak provides a true insight into traditional Thai lives.

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Veterinarian in Snake Farm near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute)

Snakes are some of the most misunderstood creatures on the planet and you can understand why with a visit to the Snake Farm situated at the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute, also known as the Red Cross Institute.

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Sculpture at Erawan Museum near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Erawan Museum

Erawan is a three-headed elephant from Hindu mythology belonging to the guardian deity Indra. The Erawan Museum (Chang Sam Sian) is named after this mythical creature and is as enticing as the mythology that gives it its name.

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Jim Thompson House interior near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Jim Thompson House Museum

Thailand’s silk industry is one of the nation’s biggest trades, and the man responsible for its present success is Jim Thompson, who mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. His house, however, is now a popular attraction.

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People at Phrom Phong BTS Station near Chatrium Hotel Bangkok

Phrom Phong BTS Station

Sukhumvit Road is one of the most iconic stretches of road in Thailand, and if you wish to explore the city through its famous BTS system, then the Phrom Phong BTS Station is the best way to get here.

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Escalators inside BTS Siam Station near Chatrium Hotel Bangkok

BTS Siam Station

Many would tell you that Siam is the best place for everything fashionable and trendy in Bangkok. One of the best ways to reach this entertainment hub is through the BTS Siam Station.

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Rapid bus transit system near Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok


Bangkok has a lot to offer when it comes to public transportation, but one of the most uniquely intriguing options to choose from has to be the rapid bus transit system referred to as BRT.

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Central World Plaza interior near Chatrium Residence Sathon


Saunter the streets of Bangkok, the capital city of the only Southeast Asian nation never to have been colonized by any European power and experience the ultimate shopping experience at CentralWorld Plaza.

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The exterior of Central Chidlom near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Central Chidlom

Central Chidlom is, unofficially, Thailand’s most beloved department store. Featuring you heart’s every materialistic desire, the vast, seven-storey building leaves every customer spoilt for choice.

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A Bus décor in Terminal 21 near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Terminal 21

It’s not always that one gets to travel the world by visiting a single shopping mall, but this is the case where Bangkok’s iconic Terminal 21 is concerned.

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Siam Discovery Mall Entrance near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Siam Discovery

Siam Discovery is one of the most unique malls in Bangkok; introducing a concept design that replaces tedious stores for items openly laid out on each floor, the vast mall promises a rewarding one-stop shopping experience.

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Chatuchak Weekend Market near Chatrium Residence Riverside

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market is where you can truly experience the truth of the phrase ‘shop till you drop’. It is the largest market in Thailand and has more than 8,000 market stalls selling just about everything you will ever need, no matter how specific.

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Suan Pakkad Palace Museum near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Suan Pakkad Palace Museum

“Suan Pakkad” is Thai for lettuce farm as the Suan Pakkad Palace Museum is a lettuce farm turned palace turned museum as it stands today. The museum is a little-known, less-explored venue; a treasure that is often overlooked.

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Emporium Shopping Complex near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Emporium Shopping Complex

The Emporium Shopping Complex is a chic, luxury shopping centre located on Sukhumvit Road, right below Emporium Suites by Chatrium and is known for offering some of the best designer fashion.

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The Bangkok National Museum near Chatrium Residence Sathon

The Bangkok National Museum

Hailed as the biggest museum in Southeast Asia, the Bangkok National Museum is a place that will awe you with its sheer size. It is best explored on a guided tour, which are conducted twice a week.

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Siam Paragon Shopping Mall near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Siam Paragon Shopping Mall

If you’re planning to shop till you drop in Bangkok and wondering where in this colourful “City of Angels” the best place to head over to is, the Siam Paragon shopping mall with its designer brands is the answer.

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Landscape of Chatuchak Park near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Chatuchak Park

Take a break from the hustle and bustle that sometimes seems to be the theme in Bangkok by paying a visit to Chatuchak Park, located right next to the Chatuchak Weekend Market. It is an oasis of peacefulness in the busy city.

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Shoppers at Pratunam Market near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Pratunam Market

The Pratunam Market, located at the intersection of Petchburi and Ratchaprarop roads, not only offers its visitors fantastic choice in all manner of goods but also provides invaluable insight into local culture and livelihoods.

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Platinum Shopping Mall near Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

Platinum Shopping Mall

The Platinum Shopping Mall, located in the Ratchathewi District (next to Pantip Plaza), is very much like the internationally famous Chatuchak Weekend Market, except it is found indoors!

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Coaster in Siam Park City near Chatrium Residence Sathon

Siam Amazing Park

Siam Amazing Park is an amusement and water park located in Bangkok’s Khan Na Yao district. Its theme is centred on fun and entertainment and you can spend an entire day here with the whole family.

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