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Born C.

Born C. understands the very soul of his local neighborhood, and he’s kind enough to share this understanding with his guests.

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With well over half a decade of experience as a five star hotel concierge and a whole lifetime spent in one of the most visited cities in the world, Born C. has seen it all. Bangkok never sleeps. With such a busy life it stands to reason that he knows some of the best ways to escape, relax and unwind. He has his favorite under the radar hangout spots, and is always keen to point guests in the right direction. If you head in that direction, do so with an open mind, as his suggestions invariably include one of his major passions - art. Whether it’s combing through vintage markets or eyeing up pieces hanging in Vesper Bar, his local watering hole, he’s constantly on the lookout for “something wonderfully new”. Seeing himself also as a bit of a caffeine enthusiast, he boasts: “There has never been a better time to be a coffee drinker in the city”. A bold claim indeed, but you’d be inclined to believe someone who spends so much of his spare time kicking back in cozy cafes and coffee shops. His favorite places have some nice artwork hanging up, naturally. If he really wants a taste of the slow life, Born C. will venture by boat to Baan Silapin, the centuries-old artist’s house turned gallery. Bangkok may never sleep, but there it’s at its most restful.


Wat Pathum Wanaram

An architectural masterpiece, this temple has multiple statues of Buddha, various sacred murals, a large pavilion & a peaceful garden area.
Founded in 1857, this Buddhist temple is located today between two popular malls. A beautiful example of ancient craftsmanship, the temple has a crematorium featuring ornate stencils and lacquered sculptures. The 'ubosot' has various principal images of Buddha, known as Phra Sai and Phra Saen and another image, Phra Soerm is established in the assembly hall. The temple is a fascinating contrast to the urban surroundings of the town, and a peaceful stroll through the green garden lined with sculptures and statues of various deities is a fresh change.
Address: 969 Rama 1 Road, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 251 6469
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre

A modern museum-like space preserving art of any medium. Visit one of its exhibitions or events & interact with artists & art-lovers alike.
The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre opened its doors in 2008. This modern, eleven-story art center offers exhibition and performance space in the form of galleries and studios, as well as an auditorium and meeting rooms. The center also houses a library. Not only does it showcase the visual arts and design movements, but theater and musical performances also take place here, as well as planned film screenings.
Address: 939 Rama 1 Road, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 214 6630
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Almeta

Have a bespoke garment handwoven from your choice of 1,000 colors of exquisite Thai silk.
Since 1992, ALMETA has been manufacturing highest quality silk in our own workshop in the Northeast of Thailand, combining traditional Thai hand weaving methods with contemporary colors and designs. The use of vibrant colors, embroidery techniques or natural materials such as seashells or peacock's hair integrated with silk-weaving, creating a totally new dimension for Thai Silk Industry.
Address: 20/3 Sukhumvit Soi 23, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 258 4227

La Table de Tee

Join Bangkok’s in-the-know foodies at the chef’s table of Le Table de Tee to watch a French-trained visionary at work.
La Table de Tee is Bangkok's first 'Chef's Table', where Tee Kachonklin creates a daily changing Tasting Menu. Chatree (Tee) was born in Bangkok in 1985. After six years training in London, Tee felt that there was a real similarity of approach towards gastronomy in the west as much as in Thailand and decided to return home to open his eponymous restaurant in Bangkok at just twenty-five
Address: 69/5 Saladaeng Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 636 3220

Issaya Siamese Club

Indulge in masterful modern Thai dishes made with produce from the garden of this 1920’s-era colonial mansion.
Issaya Siamese Club is the flagship home for internationally renown Chef Ian Kittichai and incorporates Chef Kittichai’s Thai cuisine and style in a relaxed atmosphere of dining and a lounge with a hip garden party vibe – all in an historical 100-year-old Thai villa with tropical gardens in central Bangkok. In 2014 Issaya Siamese Club was honored as one of Asia’s 50 best restaurants.
Address: 4 Soi Sri Aksorn, Chua Ploeng Road, Sathorn, Bangkok, 10200, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 672 9040 1

Gaggan

Indian cuisine, prepared with traditional spices, liquid nitrogen and Hungarian foie gras in a sprawling villa.
Set in a stunning whitewashed colonial-style wooden house in the heart of downtown Bangkok, the award-winning Gaggan offers a culinary experience like no other. Drawing on his memories of the amazing street food and diversity of India's different regional cuisines, Chef Gaggan Anand uses science and modern technology to create modernist and progressive Indian dishes.
Address: 68/1 Langsuan Road, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 652 1700
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Ban Khun Mae

At this authentic Thai restaurant, enjoy the exotic Thai dishes like 'pla rad pig' and watch live traditional Thai musical performances.
If you're craving authentic Thai food, then Ban Khun Mae is your destination. Managed by professional Thai restaurateurs, this restaurant is conveniently located right near Siam Square. Traditional dishes like the 'Pla rad pig' - deep-fried grouper with sweet-and-sour hot sauce and chicken panang are some of the delicious crowd favorites. This renowned restaurant also hosts live Thai music acts every evening.
Address: 7 Pathum Wan, Siam Square, Bangkok, 10300, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 250 1953
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Suan Pakkad Palace

Ancient Thai antiques & 4000 year old pottery are on display, along with gold paintings on the walls & artwork in the Marsi gallery.
The well-tended grounds, known literally as Lettuce Garden Palace, are a beautiful lush contrast to the noisy concrete jungle outside the perimeter. The traditional wooden Thai buildings were built in common rather than royal style on the orders of a granddaughter of King Rama IV. Today they contain her substantial collection of historical artifacts. The rear Lacquer Pavilion was moved from the former capital, Ayutthaya. While the artwork and architecture are noteworthy, you may find yourself simply lingering throughout the wonderful gardens.
Address: 352 Si Ayutthaya Road, Rajathevi, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 245 4934
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
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Seven Spoons

Don’t miss the door to this small-but-potent gastrobar built in a canaga-wood-covered former Chinese shop house.
In a city with as many incredible restaurants as Bangkok, when a new one opens and immediately becomes a foodie favorite, one should take notice. So it is at Seven Spoons, a small beautiful little gem of a restaurant that serves Mediterranean-influenced American cuisine made with fresh, seasonal ingredients from Thai farms. It’s only open for dinner, but stays open late.
Address: 211 Chakkrapatipong Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone: +66 845391819 or +66 26299214
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 06:00 PM to 01:00 AM

Roof 409 Bangkok

A cosy roof top terrace right next to Bangkok’s Skytrain within walking distance of the Renaissance Hotel
Roof 409 Bangkok may just be one of our new favorite places to drink in Chidlom. Located on the roof top of the Mercury Ville restaurant complex right next to Bangkok’s Skytrain, this cool bar is a great place to enjoy a wide range of imported beers, signature cocktails and modern, French-inspired bistro dishes.
Address: 504 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone: +66 81995 6984
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Route 66

One of the most popular night clubs in Bangkok that is mainly frequented by local youngsters.
Route 66 has achieved legendary status in Bangkok for its wild parties. It seems everyone in the city has passed through their doors at one time or another. The club consists of 4 sections mirroring the directions of the world, all having a different theme and music style. It is always very crowded on weekends, so arrive early to get yourself a table and a bottle.
Address: 29/33 - 48, RCA Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone: +66 22030834
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 06:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Wang Lang Market

A very nice local market with many fashionable clothes (first and second hand) and accessories.
As this is on the Thonburi side, the market welcomes a 99% local crowd, with the foreign visitor being a bit of an uncommon sight. That means vendors tend to give you extra, friendlier attention, with uninflated prices too. Like most markets next to the numerous piers on the Chao Phraya River, you can expect a range of cheap clothes as well as a few street food stalls.
Address: Wanglang Pier, Bangkok, Thailand
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM