Bangkok Areas

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Summary of the most important areas in Bangkok in Thailand


Bang Na


Covering a large space in south Bangkok, Bang Na is an area that became easily accessible after the BTS extension in 2011. This area is way off the tourist trail. Check out the Rama IX park and the Erawan museum or go shopping at the many shopping malls and markets.




Chatuchack is an area in the northern part of the center of Bangkok. Here you can find the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market and also the Mo Chit Bus Terminal.


China Town area in Bangkok

(Yaowarat road, the main street in China Town)


China Town


China Town is an old neighborhood in Bangkok, good for shopping for local and Chinese products. If you are in Bangkok during Chinese New Year, Chinatown should not be missed.




Ekkamai is a side street of Sukhumvit street. In this area you will find the Ekkamai Bus Terminal from where you can travel to Pattaya and Koh Samet.


Khao San Road In Bangkok

(Khao San Road also known as Backpacker Alley)


Khao San Road


Khao San road is an area just North of the Old City. It is a very popular place for backpackers as lodging and food is cheap in Khao San.


Old City


The Old city is where you find most temples and museums in Bangkok. If you visit Bangkok you need to spent at least one day in the Old city to visit the Grand Palace and Wat Pho (reclining buddha)


Old city seen from Wat Arun

(The Old City with the Grand Palace seen from Wat Arun across the river)




Pratunam is mainly a shopping district where you can find cheap clothing and local products. The highest building in Bangkok; the Baiyoke Sky Hotel is located in the Pratunam Area.


Ratchaprasong District


The Ratchaprasong District is a high class shopping, hotel and restaurant area in Bangkok. Here you can also find the Erawan Shrine.


Shopping mall at Pratunam Area Bangkok

(One of the many Malls in Pratunam with Baiyoke in the background)





Many luxury hotels are situated on the banks of the Chao Praya River in the Riverside Area in Bangkok. From the Sirocco Bar you have one of the best views of the city.


Siam Square


The area around Siam square is Bangkok’s shopping district. There are plenty of big shopping malls to be found here such as Siam Paragon and MBK. Siam Ocean World inside the Paragon shopping mall is the biggest aquarium in South East Asia. Near the Siam square area you can also find the Jim Thompson house.


Siam Paragon on Siam Square

(Siam Paragon shopping mall at Siam Square)


Si Lom Road


The area around Si Lom is the main business district in Bangkok. There are plenty of nice restaurants to be found here. At the beginning of Si Lom road near Sala Daeng BTS station you will find the Patpong entertainment streets. At Si Lom road you will also find the Lumphini Park.


Sukhumvit Road


The area around Sukhumvit road is the entertainment heart of Bangkok, with plenty of bars, restaurants and hotels. On Soi 11 you will find some of the best clubs Bangkok has to offer.




Thonburi is located on the western banks of the Chao Praya River, it is a quiet area with a lot of khlongs and temples. Wat Arun is the main attraction in Thonburi


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