Shopping Spots in Chinatown Bangkok 2023

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Chinatown in Bangkok began in the reign of King Rama I. It was discovered on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and occupied by a large Chinese community that had settled since the 12th century and moved to Khlong Sampeng. It has become a lively shopping mall with many shops, stands out with colorful neon signs, crowded with people, heavy traffic, and street food.


1. Thanon Ratchawong

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This area was discovered in the late 1907s, early 1917s, and until the 1920s. It was the location of many high-class restaurants to accommodate royalty, the aristocracy or the upper middle class for eating out or socializing over dinner. In early 2016, it was ranked as the number one pedestrian street in Bangkok. There are many alleys filled with various things.

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Many shops that sell the most miscellaneous products will be found for shopping including fake fruits, bags, backpacks, beauty products, souvenirs, and other items. Everything is cheap.

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2. Sampeng Avenue 

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It’s an old city area, bustling with people with many stalls selling things including carts, fruit, and vegetable trucks.

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The highlight is being the cheapest shopping mall in Chinatown, with many discounts. Popular products include silk sarongs, accessories, shoes, home decorations, electrical appliances, toys, handicrafts, dry food, and cheap street food including Thai-Chinese restaurants.

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3. Khlong Thom Market

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One of the oldest street markets in Chinatown. The best time to go is on Sunday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., if you want to avoid crowded people. But this area can be walked around during the day, in the evening, and into the night.

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There are many different stalls selling both second-hand goods and souvenirs, car accessories and toys, antique brass lanterns that are openly displayed, including handbags, shoes, and clothing.

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4. The Old Siam Plaza

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An indoor shopping mall that is full of charm. The building is various shades of yellow with the structure of a European, garden that protrudes from the roof, beautiful contrasting pink flowers, and colorful decorative tiles.

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It is crowded with people. It sells everything, clothing, oil paints, canvases, handicrafts, household appliances, souvenirs, hunting, and outdoor equipment. There are restaurants with mostly desserts, Thai desserts. Arriving at the mall after 10:00 a.m. or before 3:00 p.m.

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5. Mega Plaza 

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It looks like a shophouse and is similar to the Akihabara area of Japan, decorated with anime posters all over the place. It is located close to popular tourist attractions in Bangkok, such as Yaowarat, Sampeng, Phahurat Market, and Khlong Ong Ang Walking Street. 

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It has a wide variety of products, such as all sorts of anime figures, children’s toys, souvenirs, games, and others. There is also a food court inside.

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6. ThaiDee plaza

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It is a fun and lively shopping area in Chinatown, with all things made in China. It is popular with Thai-Chinese people and the youth crowd.

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There are a variety of products, such as cheap jewelry, make-up, clothing, remote-control cars, helicopters, colorful wigs, children’s toys, giant stuffed animals, perfume, denim bags, and keychains. There is also a coffee shop inside. 

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7. Hua Seng Heng

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It is one of the many gold shops in the area. It was begun as the gold trading business on Yaowarat Road in 1951, starting with selling gold jewelry as the main business, focusing mainly on gold material and quality, and then buying for beauty and collecting, developing into trading for investment.

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Hua Seng Heng is a great place to buy gold in Bangkok, which trades in high-quality gold jewelry and is a reliable gold distributor. It can compete effectively in the business field and become the most comprehensive gold leader in Thailand.

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8. Itsaraphap Lane

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It is an old road in the Thonburi area with a length of 4.18 kilometers, cutting through roads and important intersections in 4 districts. The main thing that makes it as unique charm is the diversity of races and religions among the people living together in this area. This can be seen from the many religious places, including temples, mosques, churches, and shrines, that are scattered throughout the community. 

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It is unique and attracts people to come and get to know this area, as well as modern tourist attractions to expand and welcome more people. It sells all types of dry goods, such as tea, nuts, herbs, spices, and many more. 

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9. Yaowarat Road

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Yaowarat Road has a total length of approximately 1.510 kilometers and was built during the reign of King Chulalongkorn to become a place for promoting trade. It frequently hosts annual events, with famous Chinese food sales, performances, and many stalls from the shops on both sides of the road.

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There are a variety of commercial businesses in the Yaowarat area, including commercial businesses, finance and banking, gold shops, restaurants, shops, prayer tapes and CDs, children’s toys, cheongsams, lanterns and auspicious red cloth, jewelry, calendars, dried food, gold stores, and various hotel accommodations.

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Chinatown in Bangkok is a colorful area with shops and restaurants, diverse people, and beautiful Chinese temples that are all worth visiting. It is considered a complete tour, including markets, malls, specialty shops, with an unforgettable impression. Traveling can be selected in many ways. The easiest way is to take a taxi, boat, or The Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT).


Hidden Gems of Chinatown Bangkok 2023

When it comes to Bangkok, you may want to find something to sip throughout the special night in the heart of the city, like Chinatown Bangkok. These are five bars to hang out at, and you will definitely enjoy the atmosphere, menus, good music, and outstanding atmosphere.

1. Tep Bar

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Tep Bar is one of the oldest bars in Yaowarat and is famous for both locals and foreigners. Sometimes you may have a chance to admire Thai dances and some traditional workshops from here.

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The highlight of this bar is its decorations in a mixed Thai and modern style with cement and gold leaves among dim lights.

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The recommended menus include the main ingredient, Mekhong like Nuan and Samchae (gooseberry, kaffir lime leaves, and cloves), and Mekhong Tanee, which are good to go with deep-fried wrapped pork with Chinese noodle and Kung Chae Nam Pla (shrimp with spicy fish sauce).

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Tel: +66 98 467 2944


2. Rabbit Hill

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Behind the red door is Rabbit Hill, a secret Asian bar styled in the 80-year-old building by the owner, who has grown up in this town.

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The highlight is the red bar in Chinese style with ancient paintings and red Chinese lamps in the middle of the bar, which makes you feel like you are going back to the 19th century.

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You must pair comfort Chinese snacks and sift beer (like paper-wrapped fried chicken and braised fish maw in red gravy), one of the ancient dishes, and the alcohol beverages are Umeshu and Moozen, Hongkong craft beer.

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Tel: +66 81 643 7811



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Next, JAO UN, Speakeasy bar or called a retro style bar. If you are into this style, you must love this spot to spend the night with! 

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It is semi-Chinese design with classic and vintage vibes with warm welcome, and it was renovated from the old warehouse.

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You should not miss to sip a signature one like JAO.UN, (ULONG wine), Lady Yaowarat and GAO BAI (vodka, grenadine, strawberry puree, cream, and aromatic bitter), served with crispy Mantou (Chinese buns) and pork in sweet brown sauce). 

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Tel: +66 63 902 9717


4. Laoteng

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Laoteng should be on your bucket list as a famous one with the look of vintage Chinese design even the entrance is quite hidden and mystery to seek. 

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It combines the electric city line neon lights with the traditional Chinese style perfectly with the concept “Chinese restaurant”, and the bar is on the 3rd floor.

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The cocktail that is worth to give a try is Ah-Ma’s Secret in a hot Chinese ancient pot and also non-alcohol drink “Laoteng’s Coco Rose”, coconut drink with rose syrup to eat with dim sum.

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Tel: +66 96 245 4242


5. Charoenkrung Bar & Bistro

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The last destination is Charoenkrung Bar & Bistro, where is full of fun atmosphere to enjoy with your friends and lovers.

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The point of this bar must be along with live music like pop, blue, and jazz among the dazzling light and decoration as one of a photo spot.

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This bar serves a variety of wine and beer as well as Tra Trueng, a cocktail with coffee that is easy for tipsy, and others like Gin Sling and Pinky Bay to try with carbonara with Sichuan pepper or Grilled Pork Neck with Jaew dipping sauce below.

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Tel: +66 99 448 5646



Here is bar Yaowarat to invite you to chill out on the night in Chinatown, but if you are hungry, you can go to the Yaowarat night market to find mouthwatering dishes from the street food stalls to eat first.


The Best Breakfast in Chinatown Bangkok

The Best Breakfast in Chinatown Bangkok
Yaowarat Chinatown

There are many fantastic restaurants in Bangkok, but you may be wondering where you might go for a delicious breakfast. Yaowarat, or Chinatown Bangkok, is a favorite choice since it offers traditional Chinese flavors and atmosphere. We have chosen the top eateries in Yaowarat for you.

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 1.Chao Zan 

The first list that we take you to go is Chao Zan, cool restaurant in Chinese vintage style that are welcome to serve you from breakfast to brunch.

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The menus that are talk of the town are American fried rice, cheesy baked shrimp sandwiches, and deep-fried minced pork toast that perfectly go with Thai iced coffee with fresh milk or plum juice soda for starting fresher day.

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Contact: +66 62 835 4696

2.On Lok Yun 

On Lok Yun

This breakfast restaurant has been open for over 90 years (since 1933) in the old building, with simple plates that guarantee their flavors to be tried in a classic style.

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The recommended dishes are fried eggs and omelets served with ham and sausage in coffee cups that they roast themselves. Then, end up with the steam buns with Thai egg custard dip or signature French toast, together with Thai milk tea and Milo.

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Contact: +66 85 809 0835 

3.Kope Hya Tai Kee

Kope Hya Tai Kee

Kope Hya Tai Kee is located nearby the Giant Swing (Sao Ching Cha) is among the old buildings with over 180 years of history, and they are ready to serve you more than 100 menus.  

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The highlight of breakfast is pan-fried eggs with toppings like bacon, Chinese sausage, and mined pork along with Ancient Thai milk tea or black coffee and sandwiches in Vietnamese style.

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Contact: +66 62 678 3003

4.Jae Hong Congee

From the set of breakfast, we will change your mood to try out one of the most favorite breakfasts for Thai people at Jae Hong Congee with Chinese hot dishes and soup to refresh your morning.

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Congee (rice porridge) is the signature dish to eat with toppings like soft-boiled eggs, pork, and mushrooms. And there are also other menus, such as stewed pork soup, egg noodles, and Chinese roll noodles.

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Contact: +66 64 567 3712 

5.Ek Teng Phu Ki

If you are a coffee lover, Ek Teng Phu Ki is a classic café, where has been opened over 100 years that still maintain its old Chinese unique and style. 

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Ancient coffee cop and Cealon milk tea are here to wake you up in the morning, that are good to go with toasted bread with Thai egg custard and a ton of toppings for you! 

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Contact: +662 221 4484


Along the way you go to the restaurant you pick; you will see the city view. Take some photos before breakfast to fulfill your travels while you are in Chinatown. We hope you will enjoy this breakfast meal and do not miss to stop by around there because there are tourist attractions around, like Wat Traimit and Chao Phraya River.

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9 Best Street Food Stall in Chinatown Bangkok

If you are a foodie and have the opportunity to visit Thailand at the same time, you should not miss the chance to get your bud tasted at Chinatown Bangkok or Yaowarat, which has been open for over 50 years and is full of the best Chinese street food stalls, from main dishes and desserts to some drinks from day to night. 

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Pa Tong Go Savoey

Pa Tong Go Savoey Michelin guide in Yaowarat Chinatown

We will begin with Pa Tong Go, which has been open for 40 years. It has been recommended by the Michelin Guide. This stall’s owner is the third-generation heir, and he serves both fried and grilled deep-fried doughsticks, crispy outside but soft inside in every bite of the original Chinese recipe. Then, enjoy with the signature toppings like Thai coconut custard dip and hot soy milk. 

  • Open Hour : 05:30 – 11:30 PM 
  • Contact :Tel +66 95 591 5651

White Dragon Noodle 

White Dragon Noodle in Yaowarat Chinatown Bangkok

If you fall for noodles, we think White Dragon Noodle or Mung Korn Khao Noodle, fine egg noodles in Hong Kong style with barbeque pork slides, wontons, and boiled bog choy on top with crab meat and spring onion in a perfect portion. They make all the ingredients themselves, and it has been open for 20 years and is located at the corner of Yaowapanich Road.

  • Open Hour : Tue – Sat 03:30 – 11:45 PM / Sun 05:30 – 11:00 PM (Closed on Monday) 
  • Contact : Tel +66 97 236 1368

Guay Jub Ouan Pochana

Guay Jub Ouan Pochana, located in front of the Chinatown Drama Theatre, is the oldest cart carried from China to Thailand, and it has been guaranteed by the Michelin Guide since 2018. Its specialty is folded flat rice noodle in peppery soup, with crispy pork belly and pig intestines, and do not forget to top with a cooked egg and crispy doughsticks absorbed in the soup.

  • Open Hour : 11:00 PM – 00:00 AM
  • Contact : Tel + 66 86 508 9979
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Xie Chinatown

If you are looking for premium ingredients on this street, Xie Chinatown is the place to go with its tasty and unique flavors of shark fin soup or stewed meal. It has been around for almost 30 years, and one of its hallmark dishes is Hong Kong-style fried noodles. This dish is served as the first stall among the carts with egg noodles, pork, and veggies stir-fried in sesame oil.

  • Open Hour : 03:30 PM – 00:30 AM (Closed on Monday)
  • Contact : Tel + 66 96 915 6659

Mr. Tall’s Curry 

Mr. Tall's Curry Yaowarat

If you are a spicy lover and curry, Mr. Tall’s Curry is the first cart that has sold soft beef and pork curries on hot rice for over 80 years in original Chinese style. They are flavorful with the texture of wax gourd with Chinese sausage, a boiled egg, and fresh cucumber. 

  • Open Hour : 06:00 PM – 00:00 AM (Closed on Monday)
  • Contact : Tel + 66 98 616 2223

Je Aeng Pork Satay

Je Aeng Pork Satay Yaowarat

Je Aeng always serves you very soft and good smell pork satay that you must love to eat with Arjard and peanut Sauce! It has been opened since 1989, and you can choose grilled ingredients, such as pork, chicken, beef, shrimp, livers, and intestines. 

  • Open Hour : 01:00 – 08:00 PM (Closed on Monday)
  • Contact : Tel + 66 96 441 9653

Pa Jeen 

Hoy Kraeng Pa Jeen

Thai-style boiled blood cockles with seafood dipping sauce must be Pa Jeen, located along a Texas alley; you will not be disappointed! You can request from her as little or as much spicy sauce as you want, and she also has boiled mussels without any fishy smell. 

  • Open Hour : 06:30 PM – 00:30 AM (Closed on Monday)
  • Contact :Tel +66 92 424 0057

Kiang Meng

It’s time for desserts, and Kiang Meng must be on your list! They have Thai desserts in hot serve like Bua Loy in ginger soup, longan sago, millet, and black glutinous rice mixed with milk. It is a secret shop in a tiny alley that has been welcomed for a long time.

  • Open Hour : 07:30 AM – 03:30 PM 
  • Contact : Tel +66 93 246 6351

Yaowarat Toasted Bread

Yaowarat Toasted Bread

End up with grilled buns loaded with goodies! Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy inside, hot and toasty smell. There are numerous filling options, including condensed milk, rich chocolate, pendant custard, Thai-style egg custard, and more fruit jam!

  • Open Hour : 06:00 – 11:30 PM 
  • Contact :Tel +66 65 553 3635
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AIRPORTELs see that many tourists are struggling with carrying heavy luggage, yet the shopping bags. We came up with a solution to help and provide luggage storage and delivery for tourists to travel lighter.

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  • Sunday Closed
Yaowarat Chinatown


Here are nine food vendors and street food that we propose as a heaven in the country of Thai and Chinese culture food! You can also go around there to admire the views, take photos, and buy souvenirs before returning!

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Experience the Magic of Asiatique The Riverfront : Bangkok’s Premier Nightlife Destination

When we talk about the capital of Thailand. Bangkok has several top sights that we must visit once in our life. Anyway, there is a place we would like to recommend to you that is surrounded by wonderful panoramic views.

Whether you are in search of a spot including food markets, dining restaurants, souvenir shops, Entertainment and Shows, or more enjoyable and fun activities in the evening.

You can find everything you need all in one place on the Chao Phraya River, at Asiatique The Riverfront. Let see about Asiatique Bangkok

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Asiatique The Riverfront

Asiatique The Riverfront Bangkok

Asiatique The Riverfront is well-known as a large night market located at Charoenkrung Road under the concept of “Festival Market and Living Museum.” It was the first and largest international trading port in Asia with warehouse plots.

This shows the wealth of the economy in the time of King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V). Then, it became an open-air mall in 2012 after a huge renovation.

Even though this location has changed a long time ago. You can still feel the scent of the old civilization, old history, and people’s lifestyle in that time.

When you feel to spend your time in the evening to the late night differently. This place is yours truly choice to go without a doubt and outstanding from other night markets with the spectacular atmosphere and a ton of things to do that you should try out.

Almost of warehouse wall is decorated with bricks and comes with Thai tradition and culture on delicate artworks.

Things You Can Buy & Zones of Asiatique

Asiatique the Riverfront is divided into four zones: The Factory District, Town Square District, Charoenkrung District, and Waterfront District.

Zone 1 : Factory District

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The first place we will mention is the Factory District, the old carpentry factory over 100 years old. It gathers a ton of clothes and accessories as the fashion zone here.

such as men’s and women’s, and kid’s clothes like stylish, fancy, and traditional dresses, tops, pants, shoes, bags, and more accessories that will catch your eyes from over 1,000 shopping stalls! More and more, you can spend your enjoyable night life at fantastic pubs and restaurants after a long journey. 

Zone 2 : Town Square District

Town Square District Asiatique, Thai food

The next zone is the Town Square District. Where you can enjoy walking over 2,000 sq.m. and there is the International Food Circus to find your favorite international dishes and tasty restaurants from all around the world, like traditional Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, etc.

Zone 3 : Charoenkrung Diatrict

Charoenkrung District Asiatique

In Charoenkrung District. You can find some gorgeous home furnishings and traditional eye-catching souvenirs, that you have never seen before in Charoenkrung District.

The types of touristy souvenirs from Asiatique that you should not miss are dried fruit, painted wood stuff, notebooks with Thai fabric cover, plain and painted wooden pieces, colorful keychains, silver jewelry, and more.

When it comes to the perfect time to watch the shows and entertainment. The first program is the highlight of this zone, the Joe Louis Thai Puppet Theatre, which comes with a capacity of 75 seats, and every actor makes these puppets come alive. 

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The stories of this theater belong to Thai literature, and the place also has a restaurant to make your stay more enjoyable with the shows and delicious dining.

Furthermore, Calypso Cabaret is a lip-sync live cabaret performance that we are proud to represent. It is full of talented transgender and performers to show you the richness of traditional Thai culture together with dazzling light and amazing sound to make you thrill with every minute of a magical night.

Zone 4 : Waterfront District

Waterfront District Asiatique

The last zone that you cannot miss here is Waterfront District, the breathtaking panoramic sight is everyone’s favorite tourist spot. Even in the late afternoon or late night, you can both see the sunset from this point or river view you need.

Asiatique Sky

Asiatique Sky

From far away, the thing that you can see is Asiatique Sky. The iconic Ferris wheel with a 60-meter height, and you can reach another level of sightseeing to see both sides of the Chao Phraya River above with a chillax ride.

Restaurants at Asiatique

Thai Seafood

If you are starving from chaotic traffic. We have must-eat restaurant lists, or if you desire to chill around with a glass of wine or tipsy drink, WINE I LOVE YOU or drink some cool beer and eat some flavorful dishes at Happy Fish with music shows from Thai artists.

If you are a seafood lover, do not forget to try out Checkmate Bar & Bistro, offering a variety of fresh seafood dishes and fusion cuisine.

Want some Thai taste? Baan Khanitha by the River is your choice, and the signature menus of this restaurant are sacred lotus petals with pomelo, roast coconut, and herbs with roast coconut caramelized sauce, mango & shrimp spicy dip-crispy catfish, Acasia pennata omelette, shrimp spicy tamarind soup, and more.

If you prefer to taste some street to rare food, Krua Khun Toi, food markets at Warehouse 7, is here for you because there are 30 food stalls with over 200 Thai, Chinese, and Japanese several of mouthwatering dishes ranging from main dishes, snacks, desserts, and drinks.

Sirimahannop Exciting Dining on the Chao Phraya River

Sirimahannop Asiatique

To upgrade your dining experience beyond the river. Sirimahannop on The Chao Phraya River is an amazing dining and event venue inspired by the Three Masted Sailing Ship with two floors : upper deck and lower deck.

It is designed in gold and wooden style with classical and luxury furniture to bring us back to the former age when watching the sunset.

The spectacular dishes are Fine De Claire and Beef Flank Steak from Java and Mango, the full-bodied cocktails of this restaurant.

How to Get to Asiatique by BTS and Boat

You can travel to the Asiatique the Riverfront by BTS to Saphan Taksin and take a boat to Asiatique Pier or by car. Because there are 700 parking lots.

Leave the crowded city behind and come to enjoy the river view with a bunch of things that you can find in one place here, and do not forget to take some beautiful pictures before going home to collect the great memories.

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Carousel Asiatique

Carousel Asiatique

It’s a shame if you’re not a child because it’s only up to kids. An activity suitable for adults is to take photos with the carousel, so it looks great. But if you go with your family, you can go up to the carousel to take care of your child’s safety.

The price of playing a carousel is 100 baht per person.

Durianism Cafe

Thailand’s famous Durian fruit isn’t available year-round, but the Durianism café is open year-round. Therefore, if you are visiting here, you must try it.

Open Time : 3:00 pm. – 10:00 pm.
Tel. : 064 993 7784
Map : GoogleMap/Durianismcafe

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Discover ICONSIAM | a Landmark along the Chao Phraya River

When cruising in the Chao Phraya River, many tourists might spot an iconic and beautiful building. That building is called ‘ICONSIAM’, it is more than a department store or a shopping mall, it can bring you joy and give you a glimpse of Thainess here. Save your date to visit this place, and you’ll find the ultimate way to the happiest day in Bangkok city.

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ICONSIAM during the sunset

ICONSIAM is located in the old town side of Bangkok city, it also shares the border along the Chao Phraya River where travelers can find a lot of activities to do around this area. Its operating hours start from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM and open daily. In this article, you will get to know more about ICONSIAM, and let’s see what’s in this place!

Luxury brands in ICONSIAM

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Cartier shop in ICONSIAM

1. Rolex

A brand of the finest watches that will elevate your look and style to be superior. If you still have an empty wrist, you can prepare your money or bring your credit card to take some Rolex watches from this shop!

2. Loius Vitton

From your first step into the Loius Vitton in ICONSIAM, you will notice the characteristic of the decoration which is influenced a lot by Thai style. For those travelers who would like to find exclusive collections or want to buy something, you shouldn’t miss this one.

3. Hermes

Hermes is undeniably for its unique design and the reputation of the quality of their leather. They can bring you magnificent and flawless bags or other kinds of products which are bracelets, scarves, t-shirts, and sandals. Or if you’re finding the best gift for the one you love, this one is a must!

4. Cartier

Recognized as another impressive branch in the world that combines the decoration of its original store in Paris with Thai style smoothly. With no doubt of its quality, you can buy first-class jewelry products from Cartier and will be pleased by the service that you would received.

5. Bottega Veneta

The iconic woven leather product remains in everyone’s attention with its unique pattern style. Bottega Veneta is very popular among the teenage fashionista around the world. Their products can be the reason to elevate your style and make a better look for you. Visit ICONSIAM and grab one item with you!

Restaurants in ICONSIAM

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The top-view of Luk Kai Thong Restaurant

1. Thip Samai

From the famous street food of Bangkok city with the famous Pad Thai cooking, Thip Samai is very popular among tourists around the world. Can be called by the other name which is ‘Pad Thai Pratu Phee’. They offer you a 79-year-old Pad Thai original taste from an authentic Thai cook. You’ll not be disappointed trying this restaurant!

2. Luk Kai Thong

Having the freshest ingredient and embracing the memorable atmosphere of having a meal of Luk Kai Thong might bring a good day for many people. In this place, you can see the neatness of the dish decoration and try the elegant taste of the food.

3. Hong Bao

When thinking about Chinese food, Hong Bao can be one of the names that would probably pop up in your mind. For Dim sum lovers, you will be delighted by the taste of this restaurant. Also, you can enjoy your meal while having a seat by the window that shows the reflection of the water from the Chao Phraya River.

Activities to do

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Sooksiam floating market in ICONSIAM

1. Floating market

Once when you step into the ground floor of the ICONSIAM, there will be a floating market that can give you a glimpse of how Thai people in the past live their lives. It is called the ‘SookSiam’ zone, the street walks for you to see authentic Thai food, handcrafting product, and much other stuff.

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2. Multimedia Water Features

If you’re looking for something big, this event can definitely amaze and entertain you quite a lot. In front of the ICONSIAM, you can enjoy the dancing water fountain that reaches to the height of 400 meters tall. ‘Multimedia Water Features’ will be lighting, music, and other multimedia which scheduled are from 4.30 PM, 6.30 PM, 8.00 PM, and 9.00 PM.

3. Tasana Nakorn Terrace

In the evening, when it comes to the golden hour period you might think about winding down with the one you love or a group of friends that you want to have a chat with. ‘Tasana Nakorn Terrace’ is the outdoor dining area located on the 6th floor of ICONSIAM. It is the best idea to surround yourself with friends and stare at the beautiful view while having a good dinner.



1. Taxi

You can start to travel in the most convenient way but it might come with an expensive cost. But if you don’t focus on the price and think about getting to ICONSIAM in a short time, it might refer that a taxi is the best way for you to visit ICONSIAM.

2. BTS

If you’re sick of the traffic jam in Bangkok City, the BTS will solve that problem for you. Some tourists might buy the BTS ticket pass for easy traveling, all you need to do is to go to any BTS station or buy it online, then go to the ticket at pick-up points. And you’ll finally arrive at the ICONSIAM safely.

3. Boat

For some tourists that want to explore the new style of traveling to the ICONSIAM, the boat is the other interesting way to try. Your face will get hit by the breeze and the freshness of the river. You won’t regret traveling to the ICONSIAM by this method!


AIRPORTELs traveling revolution

This September, the AIRPORTELs counter service will be ready for travelers to store or deliver their luggage at ICONSIAM. The service will accommodate Thai and foreign travelers in ICONSIAM to travel more conveniently without carrying luggage along the department store. The service fee for luggage storage starts from 20 THB per piece. And for luggage delivery fee starts from 299 THB per piece.

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ICONSIAM has a positive reputation in a lot of delightful ways, if you want to find a fine place to shop and relax, this is a place for you to visit. Please have a safe trip to Bangkok and enjoy your time in Thailand!

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Shopping for Cute things at Sampeng

Sampeng Market is one of the most exciting and busiest parts of Bangkok. Sampeng Market is located at Sampeng lane in Chinatown. It is a great attraction for tourists.

In addition, this place is one of the cheapest places and has many cute things available for purchase. Sampeng Market is the right place for you to get the best souvenirs for your family and friends.

Sampeng market

Then there is Sampeng Lane which is really just an extension of Sampeng Market. Although Sampeng Lane is mostly a wholesale fabrics market you can find the same items and accessories such as stickers, wigs, shoes, clothing, flashing knick-knacks, gems, jewellery, and household items. Sampeng Market was established during the erection of the capital of Rattanakosin.

When you walk around you will see a lot of old buildings with signs that have Chinese characters. This is because Sampeng has a deep historical significance with Thai and Chinese citizens. This place is well known as the oldest wholesale market in all of Bangkok. The original street of Sampeng is now officially known as Soi Wanit 1.

Sampeng market

Something for Everyone

As you know, this is one of the best places in Bangkok to buy products and find cute things at wholesale rates. Sampeng Market is a place where you can find many types of gifts, and Premium Products sold at retail & wholesale prices, especially during the festivals throughout the year such as Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day and the Christmas Season.

Many small business owners come to Sampeng Market to buy wholesale-priced products for selling in their own shops. The price is cheap and the goods have nice designs.

What you can buy

  • Keychains – made of wood with nice designs with good quality materials. The most interesting thing is in some shops you can design your own key chains. For example, you can put the name of the person or paint it by yourself.
  • Jewellery – you will see plenty of handmade jewellery, and you can find inexpensive jewellery made from real silver, earrings, necklaces, and rings.
  • Thai Fabrics – Sampeng Market is also a wonderful place to pick out locally-produced fabrics. There are many kinds of fabric with colourful designs, the price is cheap, and the quality also good.
  • Wristwatches – you will find many wristwatch shops with tons of variety and styles of watches. The degree of quality of a wristwatch is something you should really examine while you’re at those shops.
Sampeng market
  • Flip flops – made with Thai rubber and also cheap, there are many kinds and colours.
  • Stationery – school supplies such as notebooks, calculators, pens, and pencils
  • Cosmetics – such as lipsticks, eyeliners, perfumes, and nail polish.
  • Snacks – Sampeng Market has lots of stalls selling different kinds of snacks. Dried fruit, spicy dried fruit, nuts, raisins, cookies, dried fish, dried squid, potato chips, taro chips, etc.
  • Phone cases – there are many nice phone cases with great designs. You will see different kinds of phone cases and different prices. However, all are low price.

But that’s not all…

This just an example of the things that you can find at Sampeng Market. You also can buy things such as dolls, toys, hair wigs, costumes, hairpins, artificial flowers, household goods, and souvenirs. The list goes on and on…

Mobile gadgets are available in this market too. If you are good at bargaining, you can buy products at a much cheaper price at Sampeng Market. Many retail shopkeepers visit this market to maintain their product stock.

If you are feeling hungry, you can try out the food stalls and restaurants. The food stalls serve a large number of mouthwatering dishes mostly of Chinese origin. A majority of stores and shops in Sampeng open 7 days a week.

Sampeng market

Open time

  • Day time open 7 days a week, from roughly 8.30am to 5pm

Most of the shops in this market sell goods like clothes or toys for children. The weekends are more crowded.

Sampeng market
  • Night time open from 02.00 AM – 06.00 AM daily except Mondays for the only retail and second-hand products.

The goods that are sold during this time are the same as during the day-time but customers often buy goods in large amounts.

How to get there

There are many ways to get to Sampeng Market. You can go by bus, taxi, rail, and express boat. But the easiest way to get to Sampeng is via the Chao Phraya Express Boat (N5 Ratchawongse or N6 Memorial Bridge/SaphanPhut) from Sathorn Pier, off Saphan Taksin BTS station.

  • MRT: Wat Mangkon Station
  • Boat: Chao Phraya Express Boat (N5 Ratchawongse or N6 Memorial Bridge/SaphanPhut)
  • Bus: No. 6, 7, 8, 40, 43, 53, 56, 73, 82, 507

Hotels nearby Sampeng Market

Shanghai Mansion Bangkok:

If you’re planning to visit Sampeng Lane Market, there are a variety of hotels in the area that offer convenient access to the market and other nearby attractions. Here are a few options to consider:

  • Chinatown Hotel: This budget-friendly hotel is located just a few minutes’ walk from Sampeng Lane Market. It offers basic rooms with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and flat-screen TVs.
  • Shanghai Mansion Bangkok: This boutique hotel is situated in the heart of Chinatown, just a short walk from Sampeng Lane Market. It features stylish rooms with traditional Chinese decor, as well as a restaurant, bar, and spa.
  • Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers: This luxury hotel is located just a short drive from Sampeng Lane Market. It offers spacious rooms with river views, as well as a variety of amenities including a pool, fitness center, and multiple dining options.
  • Mandarin Oriental Bangkok: This iconic luxury hotel is located just a short distance from Sampeng Lane Market. It offers opulent rooms and suites with river views, as well as a spa, pool, and multiple restaurants and bars.

Sampeng Lane

Sampeng Lane Market is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Bangkok, Thailand. Located in the heart of Chinatown, the market offers a wide range of goods, including clothing, accessories, souvenirs, and food.

  • Location: Soi Wanit 1, Yaowarat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
  • Open: Daily from 8am to 6pm (hours vary)
  • Admission: Free

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8 Famous Bangkok Riverside Shopping – Chao Phraya River

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People come to the city for different reasons, some people come to Bangkok just for food, some people come for its variety of cultures and of course, some people come for shopping.

Let’s explore some famous riverside shopping places in Bangkok where you will never get bored.


Bangkok City, Thailand, is one of the most famous shopping destinations for tourists from all around the globe. They can get almost everything they need in this city. Bangkok riverside shops and local markets for wholesale and retail items offer reasonable prices you can buy for yourself or pick something up for friends and family members.

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The opposite side of the Asiatique

As you may know, there are a lot of shopping malls in Bangkok, but getting to know local Bangkok riverside shopping places may give you a new shopping experience you’ve never had before.

1. Asiatique: The Riverfront

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The Asiatique building by the River

Asiatique proudly presents the Thai living style along the Chao Phraya Bangkok riverside.

Asiatique is the first great riverside shopping mall in Bangkok that includes shopping places, food, and other activities all in one place. That makes this location more unique and interesting than the others. You can also touch the scent of Thai culture and modernity at the same time while enjoying your time here. Asiatique is divided into three main shopping districts.

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People wandering at the Asiatique

Charoen Krung District: the new highway to the modernity of the country.  Here, you will find old-fashioned and new cultures clashing together. More than 1,000 retailers are waiting for you to shop here.

Town Square District: a mix of Thai and Western cultures presented through international food. You can also find sports and activity courts here.

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The view of the Chao Phra Ya River

Factory District: the area to present fashion works, cool restaurants, and other product retailers.

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2. Tha Phra Chan

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Tha Pra Chan area in the day time

This place welcomes you to come from seven o’clock in the morning until five in the evening. Tha Phra Chan market is not far from the Emerald Buddha Temple or Wat Phra Kaew. You will find a bunch of amulets which attract people to come here.

3. Klong San

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The woman holding a bag in the Klong San Market

If you are looking for low-cost outfits, you are right to be here. No matter what kind of clothes you want, you can get them here. Klong San market is a very energetic market. Thai people always come here to get their clothes for themselves, their kids, and their parents.


There are different sizes of shops located near the river until the main road. Not only clothes, but you can also get some fresh food and local desserts for yourself.

4. River City Bangkok 

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The River City Building

If you are interested in antique objects, this place is right for you. Not only Thai people love to come here, but also foreigners who come for its well-known objects. You can also find an art gallery where the bidding for its contemporary arts takes place.  Around River City, you can also find plenty of restaurants that offer Thai and international foods. You can enjoy the view of the river while enjoying the food.

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5. Sam Peng

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People in the Sam Peng Market

Sampeng is considered to be the original market of China Town. Chinese people migrated to this area and built their permanent homes here. After that, they started commerce. While you enjoy shopping, you can also see old buildings along the street.

There are different types of delicious foods to eat, clothes, and Chinese medications sold here. You wily enjoy walking around, tasting some food, and buying whatever you want or what you don’t even want because of the attraction itself.

6. Tha Wang Lang

Tha Wang Lang, or Wan Lang pier

This area is a place that is packed with working people, students, and many Thai locals. You can find various foods, drinks, and desserts to eat. Thai people would not be worried if you are eating and walking at the same time. You can also find a bunch of clothing stores in this spot.


ICONSIAM, the shopping mall

Have you ever heard about the reputation of the Thai department store? Many tourists want to visit Thailand to see the massive size of each famous department store in Bangkok. And, the ICONSIAM is one of the most luxurious and popular among foreign tourists, especially Chines tourists.

This place has a total of 7 floors, you can have fun and spend time at this place the whole day starts from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

8. Tha Maharaj

Tha Maharaj Market

This place is not so different from other night markets, but this place can give you a relaxed and chill vibe while walking in the market.

They have an outdoor dining place where you can listen to Jazz and Classical music while embracing the river breeze in the evening and meet many faces of people who also come to enjoy the beautiful night.

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Chao Phraya River, Bangkok

Now, you have known some best places to go shopping. As you can see that most of these places are local markets where people try to maintain Thai culture and lifestyle while the others are mixtures of southern Asia and Western which are good combinations of globalization.

Hopefully, you will have some ideas to explore some of these places on your weekends and get yourself, your friends, and your couples a bunch of ultimate stuff you want and don’t forget to share these places with whomever you love to come and see the place themselves.


These are only some great destinations we shared with you, yet there are a lot more places waiting for you to visit. We hope to share new shopping places opening in Bangkok City very soon.

Enjoy your shopping! 

4 Iconic Shopping Centers in Siam Area

Journeying inside the heart of Bangkok can be exciting especially when comes to shopping matters, we never get bored of the joy when seeing brand-new accessories or witnessing bizarre visuals. It almost feels like some stuff can really tap into our minds, and put some smiles on our faces.

However, if you want to shop at these iconic shopping centres in Siam, you have to prepare yourself for more than just that, because they are not only designed to touch your money but also your soul.


1. Siam Paragon

Siam Paragon Shopping Mall

It is one of the liveliest shopping centres which aims to respond to all aspects of your desires. Whether you want to hang out with your friends and play bowling, buy a new luxury car for your estate, or taste delicious gourmet meals, this place can serve them to you.

One of the most interesting features is the “Sea Life Bangkok” aquarium on the basement floor, where you and your family can enjoy exotic sea creatures.

2. Siam Square One

Siam Square One Community Mall

This place employs nature in its design creating a bright, airy, and refreshing space for people. It holds a perfect combination of food and shopping with many unique stores and restaurants. Famous for its cuisine, crowds usually gather here to savor appetizing dishes and connect with each other.


Its shopping zones offer special merchandise and souvenirs that you cannot find in traditional brand shops. Moreover, the shopping centre has KBank SIAM PIC-GANESHA Theatre, the third biggest theatre in Thailand, on its 7th floor. You can check the schedule for performances to fit with yours and maximize the memorable experience during your stay.

3. Siam Discovery

Siam Discovery Shopping Mall

This spot focuses heavily on its extraordinary concept while integrating art as a part of its structure. Every floor is stylized to match different lifestyles reflecting parts of our lives. Lots of professional brand stores are available for you to peruse along with some that you might not be able to find anywhere else.

The two services that rise above all are the coworking space “Discovery Habba” and the world-class gym “Virgin Active”. By establishing the work-share space, Siam Discovery steps beyond the mainstream providing an opportunity for startup entrepreneurs to share and discover their dreams while attracting a new generation of customers with the world of exercise complex on 4500 sq. meters. You might become a regular here before you know it.

4. Siam Center

Siam Center Shopping Mall

This shopping mall is where technology meets shopping. To distinguish itself from the rest and prevent people from getting bored, the place invites you to interact, have fun and shop for the most recent trends at the same time. Holding fashion as its core, the shopping centre implements digital closets for you to try out endless outfits as one of its many features.

Among the stores, there are some exclusive to Siam Center which you will not encounter anywhere else. Also, it values the young blood by offering a gate of opportunity for fresh designers to present their creations which may even amaze experts.


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Siam Discovery – Explore Your Own Lifestyle

Places to Visit around Siam instead of Shopping – BKK City Centre

Siam Discovery – Explore your own lifestyle

As consumers’ demands, like ours, grow restlessly every second, retailers are trying to keep up the pace. The change is so quick that some are left behind in the old era, but not Siam Discovery.

With a recent renovation and the implementation of new ideas, it has become more than just an ordinary shopping center, through the concept of “The Biggest Arena of Lifestyle Experiments”.


Building of Art

The Siam Discovery and the BTS train

To engage customers in an exclusive atmosphere, the owners planned the building with a sense of an art gallery in mind. You can absorb the beauty in the air as you slowly walk on your shopping journey or savor tasty meals in a gourmet café. Each part of the space is also a resemblance exhibition that tells a gripping story urging you to go on a new adventure.

Discovery Lab

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The environment inside Siam Discovery

Naming itself “hybrid retail”, Siam Discovery wishes to create a unique and exciting experience for all visitors. Each floor is separated into a different “Lifestyle Lab”, yet seamlessly sews together with the design of the “Discovery Lab” allowing you to discover and experiment with the best version of yourself.

With all aspects of lifestyles the labs contain, you will find them engaging even if they are not the styles you are searching for.

The modern design of Siam Discovery

G floor – Her Lab 

  • This lab calls upon armies of brands only to please ladies. Professional stylists are willing to aid you with the latest fashion, but you may have to let them know in advance.

M floor – His Lab 

  • As the name has mentioned, the lab is carefully planned specifically for men. Whether you are on a quest to find your style or want to refine your existing one, this place welcomes you with open arms.

1st floor – Street Lab 

  • Dreaming to be a king or queen of the street? Look no further as this lab has it all for you. Looking cool with chic shoes or rocking the soccer field with your new move is no longer a dream.

2nd floor – Digital Lab & Rubbers 

  • If digital things are your passion, then this place will be like home to you. This lab is your gateway into the digital world with brand-new gadgets and technology. Also, for individuals who are in love with the road, this floor will serve you well too. A simulation motorbike is resting here waiting to show its potential with the right rider.

3rd floor – Creative Lab 

  • Let’s find your wings of inspiration with this lab. With thousands of well-designed products, you can explore stories behind products, and who knows? You might spark your imagination and create something beyond.

4th floor – Play Lab 

  • Siam Discovery aims to keep you having fun with this lab. You can enjoy and smile with the things you love; models, toys, bikes, and many more. If you are a person of passion, dreaming of your own business, an idea-sharing space is waiting for you in this lab also to make it become a reality.

5th floor – Innovation Lab 

  • This lab mainly belongs to a world-class gym; Virgin Active. The club provides advanced innovative exercises as well as technology to help keep you in shape. You may become a member here after the first try.
My Kitchen at Siam Discovery

My Kitchen

The kitchen employs the idea of “Eat-Meet-Mingle” as a community hang-out spot in Siam Discovery. It combines food with the joy of social interaction and lifestyle activities.

The spot allows you to share ideas, have fun, or even connect with old and new faces along with premium food to keep your stomach full and your taste bud happy. Many cuisines are available.

Siam Discovery is a good place to begin your own story and if you look closely enough, you will certainly see your true self through this Exploratorium.


How to visit Siam Discovery?

You can come to have fun at Siam Discovery in various transportation methods, which are:

  • BTS: Silom Line and Sukhumvit Line
  • Bus: 15, 16, 16 (AC.), 187 (AC.), and 79 (AC.)

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