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A Little Black Book for Bangkok


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Immerse yourself in the culture, history, street food, and nature of Thailand from your tranquil, big-city base – COMO Metropolitan Bangkok.

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From vibrant flower markets to hipster art districts, and from traditional pottery studios to breathtaking skywalks, Bangkok has something to suit every traveler. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the culture and history of Thailand, indulge in delicious street food, or simply relax in nature, Bangkok has it all.

Here are just a few of the must-see destinations to add to your itinerary.

The Bangkok Flower Market

Bangkok’s flower market, or ‘Pak Khlong Talat’, is a hub of bustling energy and fragrant beauty in the heart of Thailand’s capital city, and just 15 minutes by taxi from COMO Metropolitan Bangkok. Open 24 hours a day, the market is a riot of colours and scents, with vendors tending exotic arrays of fresh flowers, including roses, orchids, and jasmine, alongside a selection of fresh herbs, vegetables, and fruits.

From early morning until late at night, the market buzzes with activity as locals and tourists choose their favorite blooms to decorate their homes, or to form their offerings at the many temples and shrines found throughout the city. If you want to learn how to negotiate like the locals do, it’s best to visit after sundown.

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Charoen Krung Creative District

Set along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the Charoen Krung Creative District in Bangkok is a neighborhood where the city’s old and new worlds collide.

Reachable by taxi in 10 minutes from COMO Metropolitan Bangkok, it’s home to some of Thailand's most exciting artists, designers, and entrepreneurs, becoming a creative hub for contemporary art galleries, independent boutiques, and trendy cafes and bars. Visitors can explore the narrow streets and alleyways, discovering hidden art studios, experimental theaters, and pop-up markets showcasing the best of Thailand's creative talent.

Whether you're interested in art, fashion, or food, the District offers an immersive and inspiring experience, a testament to the energy and innovation of Bangkok's modern cultural scene.

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The Rot Fai Night Market

Known locally as ‘The Train Market’, Rot Fai is one of the largest markets in Bangkok, and is becoming famous for its eclectic mix of vendors and hipster foodie scene.

Whether you're looking for trendy fashion accessories, rare vinyl records, or unique handmade crafts, you're sure to find something that catches your eye. For most visitors, however, it’s the food that’s the main draw, with a wide range of delicious street eats - from delicious Thai staples to exotic regional treats - available to satisfy any craving.

But it's not just the shopping that makes Rot Fai a must-see destination. Live music and street performers adding to the festive vibe. Reachable in 30 minutes by taxi from COMO Metropolitan Bangkok, it’s well worth the trip. 

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Aoon Pottery

Aoon Pottery is a hidden gem in Bangkok’s Chinatown, just a 10 minute taxi-ride from COMO Metropolitan Bangkok, offering visitors a unique glimpse into the traditional art of pottery-making. Founded by master potter Aoon, this studio is a tranquil oasis, with an air of serenity to soothe your senses.

Aoon's work is celebrated for its beauty and intricate detail, with each piece lovingly crafted by hand using centuries-old techniques passed down through generations of Thai artisans. Visitors can watch Aoon at work, shaping and firing his creations in a wood-fired kiln, or try their own hand at the pottery wheel under his expert guidance, and create a treasured memory of Bangkok to keep forever.

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Jim Thompson House

In central Bangkok - just 15 minutes by taxi from COMO Metropolitan Bangkok - lies the former residence of American silk entrepreneur and art collector, Jim Thompson. He was a key player in reviving the Thai silk industry in the mid-20th Century, but his mysterious disappearance still captivates the minds of many.

His beautiful complex of traditional Thai homes and gardens houses an incredible collection of Asian art and antiques, including exquisite Buddha images, rare textiles, and intricate ceramics.

Visitors can explore the lush gardens, relax by the tranquil koi ponds, peruse the onsite silk shop and learn about Thompson's fascinating life and legacy through a guided tour.

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The Mahanakhon Skywalk

Discover a breathtaking view of Bangkok's cityscape at the Mahanakhon Skywalk, just five minutes by taxi or 20 minutes on foot from COMO Metropolitan Bangkok. After ascending to the 78th floor, you will be greeted with 360-degree panoramic views of the bustling metropolis below.

Escape from the crowded city streets, and experience the beauty and grandeur of Bangkok from a different perspective. The glass floor extends beyond the edge of the building, providing the eerie sensation of floating above the city.

The Skywalk features a special exhibition showcasing informative and interactive displays about the history and culture of Bangkok. Afterwards, why not enjoy a sunset drink with an unbeatable view, at one of the highest rooftop bars in Southeast Asia.

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Benchakitti Park

An oasis of tranquility nestled in the heart of Bangkok's bustling city center, and just 10 minutes by taxi from COMO Metropolitan Bangkok. Immerse yourself in lush greenery, circle the calm waters of the lake, and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of this beautiful urban park.

For locals and tourists alike, the Park offers respite from city life to relax and recharge in nature. The park is a popular destination for jogging, cycling, picnicking, and enjoying outdoor activities with family and friends.

The Park also features botanical gardens, an outdoor amphitheater, and several jogging and cycling tracks, making it an ideal destination for those looking to rejuvenate their senses. Best enjoyed in the early morning, or as the sun is beginning to set.

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We have a dedicated concierge team at COMO Metropolitan Bangkok to assist you with planning fulfilling itineraries in the city or further afield. For more information, or help with making advance arrangements, please be in touch.