A canal-side alleyway off Pahurat Road in Pahurat, Little India, Bangkok, Thailand - photo by G E M

Bangkok’s culturally rich Little India neighbourhood of Pahurat

Size-wise, Bangkok’s Little India neighbourhood pales in comparison to the city’s neighbouring Chinatown district, one of the largest in the world. But that’s not to say it’s not worth visiting – known locally as Pahurat, this culturally rich and less touristy part of the Thai capital was constructed at the very end of the 19th […]

Chang Chui creative venue in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Chang Chui

The newest Bangkok night markets

Bangkok and its night markets are synonymous. From the heydays of legendary markets like the Suan Lum Night Bazaar to the wave of new openings in recent years prompted by the original and infamous Talat Rot Fai train market in Saphan Khwai – now relocated and with no fewer than three locations across the city […]

Sampeng Lane - photo by Fabio Achilli

What to do in Chinatown in Bangkok

One of Bangkok’s most vibrant, authentic and unchanged neighborhoods, Chinatown – known locally as Yaowarat – is a must-see area for visitors to Thailand’s capital. Just a short hop from both the downtown business districts and the old-town Rattanakosin area, Chinatown is alive with opportunities to explore and discover a unique side to day-to-day life […]

Khlong Toei Fresh Market in Bangkok

Our guide to late night markets in Bangkok

As well as a number of popular mainstream night markets in Bangkok, the city has its fair share of specialist and somewhat alternative night markets that are worth a visit for a taste of something a bit different. However, be warned, the best time to go to them is in the middle of the night! They […]

Cookware and other souvenirs for sale at a market in Thailand - photo by aotaro

Souvenirs and gifts to buy on a trip to Thailand

Taking home a memento of your trip to Thailand can be a fantastic way to savour the memories of your time away – but hunting for unique souvenirs and gifts can also quickly become a stressful last-minute rush that sucks the fun out of the final days of your holiday. Fortunately, these days Bangkok has […]

The Commons community mall in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by The Commons

A guide to Bangkok’s community malls

While Bangkok might be better known for its super-sized, awe-inspiring shopping malls – set in ever-taller skyscrapers and carrying just about every kind of product known to humankind – recent years have also seen the emergence of community malls across the Thai capital. These lower-key, often-air shopping centres are designed to serve the neighbourhoods in […]

Central World shopping centre mall in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Adam Lai

Bangkok’s best shopping malls

Bangkok is a city of shoppers, and the Thai capital’s landscape is dominated by skyscrapers packed with some of the most impressive shopping malls in the region – and the world. Whatever you’re looking for in your quest for retail therapy, these are some of our favourite shopping centres in Bangkok. Make the most of […]

Suan Lum Ratchada night market in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchadaphisek

Suan Lum Ratchada: Bangkok’s golden night market returns

Ask a long-term Bangkok resident to name the city’s best or most famous night market ever, and chances are the first one to come to mind will be the Suan Lum Night Bazaar. Once the biggest Bangkok night market, the Suan Lum Night Bazaar was a mammoth outdoor retail fest in the heart of downtown […]

Pak Khlong Talat - photo by Chris Wotton

Pak Khlong Talat: Bangkok’s iconic 24-hour flower market

Ask a visitor to Bangkok which markets they have visited and, aside from the most well-known night markets and ready-to-eat food markets, the famous 24-hour Pak Khlong Talat flower market might just be the answer you hear most. This is a market with a rich history and a flourishing reputation – but chances are you […]