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Local Attractions

At Aira Hotel, we are passionate about our city and the incredible activities, sights and attractions it is home to. Being in the heart of it all, Aira Hotel offers the perfect base from which to explore Bangkok city and its many landmarks.

Located in the vibrant area of Sukhumvit 11, the hotel offers easy access to the bustling surrounds of Soi 11 and Asoke-Nana, as well as the Royal Palace, Wat Pho, Bumrungrad hospital, and CBD district.

Within sniffing distance, you can find delicious street food, awesome high-end and street-level shopping options, massage shops, nail salons, and vibrant nightlife.

Highlights include Korea Town (or Sukhumvit Plaza) where you’ll find a big selection of restaurants serving authentic Korean food, as well as two huge luxury shopping malls, EmQuartier and Central Embassy.

The BTS Nana Skytrain station is located within a 5-minute walk and the MRT Asok station within a 10-minute walk, making for an easy commute to cultural hubs, museums, art galleries, foodie hotspots, and markets.

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At the end of the Soi, you will find the remnants of Bangkok’s pre-road days: the canals, or khlong in Thai. Don’t miss the chance to hop on a canal boat and take in the wonder of local life with a scenic tour via the riverside.

Whether you’re looking for fun activities, gourmet restaurants, tourist attractions, or just a fun day out in Bangkok, rest assured you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Here is the list of our top favourite things to do in Bangkok, in no particular order.We hope this helps you to experience the best of what one of the world’s top tourist destinations has to offer.


Art and Culture

Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall

The Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall houses a permanent exhibition detailing the history, art, and culture of old city Rattanakosin. It deals with the history of Bangkok from 1782 up to the present day. You can enjoy 4D multimedia presentation of the Rattanakosin era and find a near-perfect model of the Grand Palace. There's also an animation that depicts about the legend of Emerald Buddha and a 360-degree theater where you can learn about the Grand Palace and the performing arts of Thailand.

Open: Tuesday-Sunday from 09.00 am to 05.00 pm
Phone: +66 (0)2 621 0044

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Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is a contemporary arts centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Art, music, theatre, film, design and cultural/educational events take place in its exhibition and performance spaces. The centre includes cafes, commercial art galleries, bookshops, craft shops, and an art library.

Open: Tuesday-Sunday from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
Phone: +66 (0)2 214 6630

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Jim Thompson House

The house is a combination of 6 traditional Thai-style teak-wooden houses, that were purchased from several owners from various parts of Thailand, and brought to the present location. In addition, there are displays of antique, artifacts and collection of Contemporary arts, predominantly of Asian-origin art works.

Open: Daily from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Phone: +66 (0)2 216 7368

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The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Built in 1782, and served as the home of Thai Kings and the Royal court for 150 years, The Grand Palace continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail. Wat Pra Kaew enshrines Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), a sacred Buddha image meticulously carved from a single block of emerald.

Open: Daily from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm
Phone: +66 (0)2 623 5500

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Erawan Shrine

The Erawan Shrine is a serene place of pilgrimage for many Asian travellers. Here visitors are invited to pay their respects to the shrine of Brahma, and make a wish for health, wealth and long life. The shrine is 5 minutes walk from BTS skytrain Chidlom or Siam station.

Open: Daily from 6.00 am to 11.00 pm
Phone: +66 (0)2 252 8750

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Bangkok Fashion and Style

Terminal 21

Terminal 21 brings the dream of travelling the world to downtown Bangkok, with its unique concept that places several world-famous cities under one roof. Find yourself wandering around a maze of shops in Tokyo City, sauntering down London’s Carnaby Street, bagging a bargain in an Istanbul souk, or shopping for something to fill your growling stomach at the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

Open: Daily from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm
Phone: +66 (0)2 108 0888

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EmQuartier Bangkok covers around 600,000 sq m of retail space in downtown Bangkok, with 1,000 local and international stores. This luxury shopping mall is located in Phrom Phong, one of the biggest retail hubs in the city. It stands directly opposite Emporium Shopping Mall, on Sukhumvit Road.

Open: Daily from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm
Phone: +66 (0)2 269 1000

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ICONSIAM is the ultimate shopping destination on Bangkok River. The all-in-one complex, located on 50 rai (750,000 square metres) of the land on the bank of Chao Phraya River and the other 5-rai land across Charoen Nakhon Road, is a wonder to behold for those passionate in retail and development.

Open: Daily from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm
Phone: +66 (0)2 495 7080

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Chinatown (Yaowarat)

Bangkok's Chinatown is a colourful, exotic and pleasingly chaotic area, packed with market stalls and probably the highest concentration of gold shops in the city. During major festivities like Chinese New Year and the Vegetarian Festival, the dynamism and spirit of celebration spread across town like wildfire, and if you happen to be around, don’t miss an opportunity to witness Chinatown Bangkok at its best.

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Siam Paragon

Siam Paragon is one of the most popular shopping malls in Bangkok which houses a host of international high-end fashion brands, Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium, a 16-screen Cineplex, and a comprehensive selection of world cuisine. Located prominently in front of the Siam BTS Skytrain station – the interchange of the 2 BTS lines – it’s considered by many to be the centre of Bangkok.

Open: Daily from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm
Phone: +66 (0)2 690 1000

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New Local Attractions

Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC)

An iconic landmark venue in the city center of Bangkok, one of the most desired destinations for convention, exhibition and event. QSNCC is a modern and integrated facility located in the business district and vibrant city center. Everything you wish for is minutes away and going further also simpler with the subway station connected into the venue.

Open: Daily from 7.00 am to 9.00 pm
Phone: +66 (0)2 229 3000

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Benjakitti Forest Park

This giant park is new landmark Public Park in downtown Bangkok. The entrance is located on Ratchadaphisek Road, next to Queen Sirikit Convention Center. It offers visitors a new and different experience from other public parks – it is modern, minimalist and naturalistic.

Open: Daily from 5.00 am to 9.00 pm

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Jodd Fairs Night Market

This new market is relocated from Ratchada to Rama 9, but still retains its original vibe of nightlife shopping and street food hawkers that we’re all familiar with. Jodd Fair offers more than 600 food vendors ranging from restaurants, street food stands and actual food tents.

Open: Daily from 11.00 am to 12.00 am
Phone: +6692 713 5599

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Khlong Ong Ang Walking Street

One of Bangkok newest tourist attractions is Khlong Ong Ang Walking Street. It features a market, live music, street art, street food, boating on the canal and more. It has a great atmosphere and definitely worth your time for street entertainment & food.

Open: Friday-Sunday from 04.00 pm to 10.00 pm

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