As the night falls, the beautiful city of Bangkok never goes to sleep. Exploring this city at night will be more exciting than exploring during day time (even more!) with its unique night time destinations and vibrant nightlife scene. You will not regret staying a few nights awake in Bangkok.
Explore Asiatique the Riverfront
Nestled along the Chao Phraya River's banks, Asiatique the Riverfront is a captivating open-air night market that combines shopping, dining, and entertainment. This sprawling complex features hundreds of boutique shops, food stalls, and amusement attractions, making it one of the best things to see in Bangkok. Stroll through the market's charming streets, and you will find a treasure trove of souvenirs, fashion items, and handcrafted goods. As the evening progresses, indulge in a variety of delectable street food, ranging from savory pad thai to sweet mango sticky rice. The night gets even more enchanting as live performances and cultural shows take center stage, providing a glimpse into Thailand's rich heritage. If you are staying at one of the many resorts or hotels such as Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, it is a 4-minute drive to Asiatique the Riverfront.
Chao Phraya River Cruise
The Chao Phraya River, the lifeline of Bangkok, is the focal point of river cruises in the city. This majestic river flows through the heart of Bangkok, offering picturesque views of iconic landmarks such as the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, and Wat Phra Kaew. Whether you opt for a traditional long-tail boat or a luxurious dinner cruise, the Chao Phraya River Cruise promises a magical experience. As you sail along its shimmering waters, you'll witness the juxtaposition of modern skyscrapers with traditional riverside communities, providing a unique glimpse into the city's past and present. Picture yourself savoring a delectable Thai meal on a traditional rice barge or grooving to the beats of a live DJ on a futuristic glass-bottomed boat. The river breeze carries the scent of street food from the shores, and as you sip on a cocktail, you can't help but be enchanted by the spectacle of Wat Arun illuminated against the night sky.
Witness the Riverside Light Show
As the clock strikes 8:00 PM each night, Riverside Bangkok transforms into a dazzling spectacle of lights, colors, and music. The Riverside Light Show, also known as the "River of Kings," is a multimedia extravaganza that takes place on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. It's a celebration of Thailand's culture and history through the art of illumination. As you gather along the riverfront promenade, you'll witness iconic landmarks such as the Grand Palace and Wat Pho come alive with dazzling projections, synchronized to an enchanting soundtrack. The show lasts for about 30 minutes and is entirely free for spectators. It's a magical way to conclude your evening in Riverside Bangkok, leaving you with a sense of wonder and appreciation for this incredible city.
Sip Cocktails at Rooftop Bars
Riverside Bangkok boasts a plethora of rooftop bars, each offering a unique blend of ambience, cocktails, and panoramic views. Imagine yourself perched high above the city, sipping on a perfectly crafted cocktail while gazing at the illuminated skyline that stretches as far as the eye can see. One such iconic spot is the Sky Bar at Lebua State Tower, made famous by the movie "The Hangover 2." With its vertiginous location on the 63rd floor, it provides an exhilarating experience.
Enjoy Live Music at Riverside Restaurants
The Riverside Bangkok is home to an array of restaurants and bars that offer not only delectable cuisine but also live music performances. Whether you're into jazz, pop, or traditional Thai music, you're sure to find a venue that suits your taste. One such place is the legendary Loy Nava Dinner Cruise, where you can savor authentic Thai cuisine while being serenaded by traditional Thai musicians. Alternatively, if you're in the mood for some western vibes, head to the Hard Rock Cafe Bangkok or the iconic Brown Sugar Jazz Club. These venues frequently host talented local and international musicians, ensuring a memorable night of music and merriment.