Soi Nana in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Chris Wotton

The ‘other’ Soi Nana

In Bangkok’s Chinatown, there’s an edgy, arty street of bars, galleries and cafés that you need to see. This is Soi Nana – no, not that other one over in the heart of the red light district on Sukhumvit Road, but a different and altogether better destination. While it might not be the newly emerged […]

Phraeng Phutton in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Chris Wotton

What to see and do (and eat!) in and around Phraeng Phutton

Set in Bangkok’s old town, and a short stroll from infamous attractions and destinations like Khaosan Road and the Grand Palace, Phraeng Phutton is an under-the-radar town-square-like street that still has a local-feeling, village-like atmosphere, even despite its proximity to the hordes of tourists who take to Bangkok every year. One of three so-called ‘phraeng’ […]

SO Sofitel hotel in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by SO Sofitel

Where to swim in Bangkok

Whether it’s as part of a workout or simply as a way to beat Bangkok’s otherwise inescapable heat, heading to a refreshingly cool pool is a great addition to your stay in Bangkok. Many Bangkok hotels and condos come with in-house pools and gyms but, if you don’t have one on hand, these are our […]

Steve Café & Cuisine - photo by Nokkie Kemakawat

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Bangkok

Love month is here and, while Bangkok might be no romantic match for Paris, the Thai capital gets at least a little bit smoochy for Valentine’s Day. Expect cards, roses and gifts to pop up at department stores and shopping centres around the city – and if you’re looking for somewhere to spend the occasion […]

Loy La Long - photo by Loy La Long

5 Unique Places to Stay in Bangkok

Bangkok is well known as a city of excess, but its growing number of smaller, boutique hotels and guesthouses show that less sometimes really can be more. Getting beyond bland rooms and faceless operations, these more intimate setups give you a glimpse at the real life of the city – here are five of our […]