Got a cute, short-sleeved top you’re itching to show off but don’t wanna risk catching a cold? The solution’s simple. Catch a plane and show off your fashion sense… in Bangkok! And treat yourself to a much needed mini-break, while you’re at it.
THINGS TO DO IN BANGKOK
Shop ’til You Drop at Siam Paragon and Central World
If you love shopping, then Bangkok is paradise. Central World is the largest shopping mall in Bangkok (and sixth in the world). With eight floors, you literally can spend a whole day there looking for anything you want, be it their famous, branded aroma products or fashion items.
Getting tired? Multiple restaurants offer a huge range of cuisines for you to enjoy whilst you relax and count your blessings a.k.a. the items you just purchased.
If luxury shopping is a must for you, head over to Siam Paragon – just 10 minutes away by foot from Central World. – where you’ll find some of the most famous luxury brands.
Must-go Weekend Market: Chatuchak
Chatuchak Market is open on the weekends only, and they close early – which is kind of a challenge because there are over 15,000 booths! The items here are inexpensive, ranging from utensils to art pieces to fashion finds. Those who wish to sprinkle their lives with a bit of style flourish will find buying home decorations and accessories here a joyful experience.
One thing to remember, though, Chatuchak is an outdoor market. So dress light (in that aforementioned short-sleeved top, natch) and bring water if you plan to spend a few hours here.
Night Markets for Night Owls
If you prefer shopping ’til nightfall and beyond – and can’t resist Thai food and local designer products – you simply can’t miss Bangkok’s famous night markets. Asiatique The Riverfront has irresistible boutique shops with locally designed products, while Train Market has scores of stalls offering mouth-watering Thai food, including seafood and traditional Thai snacks.
Did you know there are over 400 wats (temples) in Bangkok? The most famous ones are Wat Pra Kaew, Wat Arun and Wat Pho – but there are more than those three that are worth visiting, including the infamous David Beckham Temple (the old Wat Pariwat, which contains an actual carving of famed footballer).
Make sure you adhere to the etiquette before entering and while within the temples.
Now you know what to do- but do you know where to stay?
- Open the ENTERTAINER app
- Tap the Suitcase icon
- Tap Explore Offers
- Tap Thailand
- Search “Bangkok”
Voila. You’ll see some of the best hotels where you can save money on buy 1 get 1 free room nights.
Our pick this week is Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok. Mere minutes away from the Central Business District, it’s an excellent hideaway to return to, after all that shopping and exploring. Their studios and suites are complemented by three restaurants and an “urban oasis,” resort-style swimming pool.
Yes, you saw that right… you can save an estimated HKD622 on buy 1 fet 1 free room night!
Pssst. Buy 1 get 1 free room nights are exclusive to ENTERTAINER members only. If you’re not yet a member, buy the ENTERTAINER Hong Kong 2020 with promo code HUBHK2020 for an extra-special 10% discount + chance to WIN A GOURMET DINNER AT POPINJAYS!