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.
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 at Asiatique & 4 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
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
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
In Charoenkrung District. You can find some gorgeous home furnishings and traditional eye-catching souvenirs, that you have never seen before in Charoenkrung District, and 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. 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
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.
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
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
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.
New update 2023
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.
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
New traveling solution
Today, you can manage your time more efficiently by using our Luggage Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Luggage Don Muang Airport (DMK) service after your plane touches the runway. You may walk freely to any local attraction, shopping mall, or restaurant without carrying any heavy, bulky luggage.
Our service also allows travelers to carry just a laptop for important meetings. Even on the last day of the trip, travelers can deposit the bag at hotel and travel around with hands free.