Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Building in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Jim Thompson House

This jungly compound is the former home of the eponymous American silk entrepreneur and art collector. Born in Delaware in 1906, Thompson briefly served in the Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner of the CIA…
Top Choice Shopping Centre in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

MBK Center

This eight-storey market in a mall has emerged as one of Bangkok’s top attractions. On any given weekend half of Bangkok's residents (and most of its tourists) can be found here combing through a seemingly inexhaust…
Top Choice Shopping Centre in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Siam Discovery

With an open, almost-market-like feel and an impressive variety of unique goods ranging from housewares to clothing (including lots of items by Thai designers), the recently renovated Siam Discovery is hands down th…
Top Choice Thai in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

MBK Food Island

With dozens of vendors offering exceedingly cheap and tasty regional Thai, international and even vegetarian dishes, MBK Food Island fiercely clings to its crown as the grandaddy of Bangkok food courts.
Top Choice Museum in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Suan Pakkad Palace Museum

An overlooked treasure, Suan Pakkad is a collection of eight traditional wooden Thai houses that was once the residence of Princess Chumbon of Nakhon Sawan and before that a lettuce farm (in Thai, Suan Pakkad means …
Top Choice Shopping Centre in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Siam Square

This open-air shopping zone is ground zero for teenage culture in Bangkok. Pop music blares out of tinny speakers, and gangs of hipsters in various costumes ricochet between fast-food restaurants and closet-sized bo…
International in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Gaa

A bright yellow and pink shophouse opposite Gaggan has been taken over by Gaggan's former sous chef, Garima Arora, who also honed her craft at Copenhagen’s famed Noma. Classic Indian and Thai dishes are the speciali…
Cafe in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Open House

Housed in posh Central Embassy mall, Open House is a chic, light-filled multi-use space from the same team who designed YouTube and Google’s Tokyo headquarters. The open floor plan incorporates restaurants, gallerie…
Cinema in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Paragon Cineplex

In addition to Thailand’s largest IMAX screen, Paragon Cineplex's options include the Blue Ribbon Screen, a cinema with a maximum of 72 seats, where you’re plied with pillows, blankets, complimentary snacks and drin…
Live Music in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Saxophone Pub & Restaurant

After 30 years, Saxophone remains Bangkok’s premier live-music venue – a dark, intimate space where you can pull up a chair just a few metres away from the band and see their every bead of sweat. If you prefer some …