24 Hours In Bangkok

One Night in Bangkok, isn’t it like we almost designed our entire business to fit the Murray Head classic? Don’t worry though, we didn’t. Although we do admit it’s a happy coincidence. Contrary to the 1989 hit, however, One Night in Bangkok can’t be put into a mere 3-minute, 56-second-long song. In fact, you could live your whole life in the Thai capital and never have deigned to explore every nook and neighborhood.

Lucky for you, if you just so happen to have 24 magical hours in Bangkok, we’ve got you covered. Here’s your go-to for what to do every hour, on the hour, plus a map to help you get there.

12PM: WHAT’S THE STORY?

The story is filled with many deep fried Japanese mushrooms and papaya salad smack dab in front of Wat Arun at Eat Sight Story.

1PM: IT’S A DEAL

Take your negotiations skills to Chatuchak Market, where you’ll find thousands of vendors showcasing the finest in eats and treats at the popular open-air weekend market.

2PM: MR.THOMPSON

Have a look around Jim Thompson’s House, home to the utterly fabulous art collection of the American businessman and architect also known as the Thai Silk King.

3PM: 30 REASONS

We don’t have the time to give you the more than 30 reasons we love Warehouse 30, but some are the flea markets, creative community, and events.

Warehouse 30 installation photo via @gogood

4PM: CRUISE ALONG

If you arrange a sunset dinner cruise on the SUPPANIGGA boat on the Chao Phraya river, well then we’re already jealous of your future Instagrams.

5PM: GO RETRO

Opened in 1969, the Scala Theatre is the last standalone single-screen cinema in all of Thailand. Plus, it offers that vintage retro filmgoing experience you’ve always wanted.

6PM: DINE IN STYLE

A former home turned stylish eatery, Sri Trat has deliciously underrated Eastern Thai dishes from the little known Trat province, including our favorite chamuang leaf curry.

7PM: TAKE YOUR PICK

Hungry, but not sure what you’re in the mood for? Head to theCOMMONS, it is stacked with options like always popular Lobster Lab, Peppina, and Guss Damn Good.

theCOMMONS

8PM: HOW IT’S DONE

The only way to do Ocken, a trendy and modern new restaurant, is to start with Korean fried cauliflower, continue with the octopus, and end with the slow-roasted duck. You’re welcome.

9PM: FAIRY TALES

The Iron Fairies will make all of your live music, innovative comfort food, and exceptional mixology fantasies come true. Now what are you waiting for?

10PM: KEEP IT LOCAL

More than 80% of the ingredients at 80/20 restaurant are locally grown, or better yet, come from their own garden of fresh vegetbales and herbs in the Suphanburi province.

11PM: LAM JAM

Check out the live performances that blast through vintage horn speakers, and local alcoholic concoctions made with Thai fruits and herbs at Studio Lam.

12AM: IN THE TROPICS

A passion for everything rum, as well as serious thing for plants, pineapples, and colors galore, will make you feel like your in the tropics at the Tropic City bar.

1AM: KEEP IT GOING

The night isn’t over until you say it is, and we say keep it going at our trendy Chinatown favorites like Wallflowers Upstairs, Tep Bar and Teens of Thailand all within a block of each other.

Wallflowers Upstairs photos via @phongthon_ and @palmgoodvibes

2AM: CUBA LIBRE!

Before entering Havana Social, a secret pre-revolutionary 1940’s Cuban Cocktail Bar, you’ll have to Call 0614503750 for the secret entry code! So, we’ll see you there?

3AM: NIGHT OWLS

If you’re still up and have no plans of stopping, make sure to soak up some of that alcohol with the famous steamed, deep fried, and stir-fried seafood at Saengchai Potchana.

4AM: CAN’T GO WRONG

They simply always get it right at Go-ang Pratunam Chicken Rice, a humble stall that has had a devoted fan base of local late-night eaters for over 50 years.

5AM: MORNING, MONKS!

Find a spot near Wat Ratchabophit and witness Tak Bat, a daily ritual of giving alms to monks. Presenting food is a way for Thai people to give back to Buddhist monks who devote their lives to teaching about the good and virtuous.

6AM: TURN BACK TIME

Go back in time for breakfast at On Lok Yun, a quaint cafe that attracts generations of locals and hipsters alike. Order the bread with butter and sugar, trust us, it’s way more than what it sounds like.

7AM: YOU’VE GO THE POWER

After a much-needed yoga class and meditation session at Empower Yoga Bangkok, you’ll have all the strength you need to power you through the day.

8AM: HANGOVER CURE

Feeling hungover? Don’t worry, we’ve got the answer. Find your cure in the sweet, delicious and rich hangover french toast at the romantic breakfast cafe, Kay’s Boutique.

9AM: IT’S ALL ORGANIC

Patom Organic Living uses raw materials from their organic farm and a network of local farmers to make their infamous body care products as well as Thai delicacies.

Photos via Patom Organic and @tsengreen

10AM: ONTO THE ONSEN

With seven different types of traditional Japanese onsen (baths) at the Yunomori Onsen & Spa, plus a mix of traditional Thai massage techniques, there are no limits to how relaxed you’ll feel.

11AM: CONTEMPORARY CITY

Due to their consistently rotating roster of contemporary artists, there’s always something new to see and learn at the edgy and always in the know Bangkok CityCity Gallery.

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