Bangkok is a city that is notorious for its nightlife. Whether it be the late night shopping, night clubs or the sex district there are a lot of famous spots in Bangkok. But don’t think that the city is all shadows and R18 bars. There’s a lot more to Bangkok than that. So here is a list of the best night spots in Bangkok for any type of traveler.
Sukhumvit Road Market
The night market on Sukhumvit Road sits along the 1km stretch between Nana and Asok BTS Skytrain Stations. The markets are a mismatch of odds and ends, DVDs and souvenirs. It’s by no means the best shopping place in Bangkok but it’s a great place to explore.
The markets open around 5pm and go through to around midnight. You’ll be able to pick up last minute gifts and see a lot of interesting characters.
You’ll find them fairly easily, just jump of the train at either Nana or Asok and you’ll see the road side markets. It’s one of the best night spots in Bangkok if traveling with family.
Asiatique The Riverfront
Asiatique is a giant night bazaar and mall with over 1500 boutiques and 40 restaurants to shop, eat and relax. There’s a lot of fashionable Thai brands and there’s plenty to be purchased on a budget.
The shopping mall is set on the river front of the famous Chao Phraya river. You’ll get a beautiful view of the river and the lights. A stroll along the river definitely makes this one of the best nights spots in Bangkok.
Cruise the Chao Phraya
Take in the river with the best view that you can get. A cruise along the Chao Phraya will give you a view of some of Bangkok’s historical sites. Take in views of the Emerald Buddha Temple and Grand Palace by night and you’ll see a different side of the city.
There are a number of night cruises on the river. Check out Klook to book ahead.
Party on Khao San Road
No matter what you say about Bangkok you have to say it knows how to party. So no list of the best night spots in Bangkok would be complete without at least one party spot.
Khao San Road is the backpacker place to be in Bangkok. It’s the traditional landing point of any backpacker in this beautiful city and consequently it’s a great place to party.
Take a walk down Khao San road on a Saturday night and you’ll find any kind of trouble that you’re looking for. Check out The Club, Superflow City Beach Bar and Lava Club.
What to see more of Bangkok?
Check out a Bangkok local tour guide to see more of this amazing city. It’s a once in a lifetime destination.