Bustling Bangkok is a capital like no other, reverberating with color and teeming with vibrant street life, floating markets, gleaming malls and ornate temples. Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, a luxury hotel in Bangkok, located in the heart of the city and directly linked to two Skytrain stations, is perfectly placed to access them all.
Built in 1956 to eliminate bad karma during the building of Erawan Hotel (the predecessor to Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok), this popular shrine houses the gilded, four-faced statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of the Hindu god of creation.
Recently opened after two years of renovations, this century-old home was owned by Nai Lert, a renowned developer. Now a museum of traditional Thai architecture and antiques amid 24,000 sqm of landscaped gardens with a restaurant, bistro and store.
Located in the old General Post Office, the 8,700-sqm Thailand Creative and Design Center houses spaces for exhibitions, makers and co-working, alongside a materials library, art and design library, shop, café and rooftop garden.
MOCA BANGKOK has been purposely built to showcase and exhibit the exceptional works of art collected over the past three decades by Boonchai Bencharongkul, whose passion for art runs deep. The museum is also intended as a tangible sign of appreciation for the many great favors bestowed upon the Thai people by our beloved monarch, King Rama IX, and is dedicated to the honor of Professor Silpa Bhirasri, the “Father of Contemporary Art” in Thailand.
Bangkok’s Unique Outdoor Scene
Lhong 1919 Bangkok is a nineteenth century Chinese mansion that has been fully restored and opened as an attraction. It mixes Bangkok heritage with shopping, dining and lots of interesting photo opportunities; it ticks all the boxes for a fun day out in Bangkok. The center point of this old Chinese manor is the large shrine to Mazu, the Chinese goddess of seafarers. The air is heavy with the scent of incense and smoke and many people will kneel to say a prayer. As you walk around the courtyard and rooms, you can see period fixtures and artefacts displayed for visitors to see.
The world’s largest crocodile farm houses 60,000 crocodiles of 28 different species, some of them no longer in existence elsewhere. Visitors can also enjoy the dinosaur museum, crocodile wrestling show and elephant shows. The zoo features elephant, tigers, snakes and chimpanzees amongst others.
A big theme park with plenty of things to do! Corkscrew, Bumping Cars, Swinging Viking Boat, Rollercoaster - they are all here, along with many more. Dream World also features a live Hollywood Action Show and fully fledged go-kart track. Dream World’s one-of-a-kind Snow Land is perfect for cooling off on a hot day!
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Entrance fee: THB 800 per person (all access) THB 650 for entrance only.
Bangkok's leading interactive entertainment centre for children on the fifth floor of Siam paragon, Kidzania brings experiential and unique educational experiences for children. For a fun yet inspirational setting, Kidzania is the feast for children's dreams and real-cty-like explorations; from hospital or university to theatres and aeroplanes.
Opening hours: 10:00 am – 8:30 pm
A visit to this animal park involves a drive-through the open Safari Park, which occupies 480 acres, along with the additional 180-acre Bird Park and the Marine Park, which exhibits various species of animals and exciting shows.
Hunt for bargains from shirts or home décor to gadgets and miscellaneous amidst tiny vendor stalls, or feast your eyes upon savoury dishes or iced treats. The market’s opening hours from 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM on the weekends, are long enough for the keenest of shoppers, art lovers and fashionistas to explore.
See the art of Muay Thai – Thailand’s treasured and heritage sport. Take a seat at Ram-Intra Stadium boxing stadium – about 60 minutes by car from the hotel – where matches take place on Tuesdays, Fridays at 6.30 PM – 10.30 PM, and Saturdays at 2.00 PM – 8.30 PM. Please contact concierge for ringside ticket.
This riverside night bazaar and mall will bring you a different Bangkok shopping experience. Have fun browsing through boutiques and enjoy a great selection of places to dine and drink. The iconic Ferris Wheel, Calypso ladyboy cabaret and live muay Thai performances will keep you entertained.
For people who would like to explore the vibrancy of an authentic night bazaar, the Rot Fai (train) market is a great spot to visit. Situated by the MRT Cultural Center Station, you will find many things from antiques, curios and clothes to street food snacks and treats. Individuals seeking an ‘artsy’ vibe will definitely enjoy its artistic ambience.
Opposite to Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Gaysorn Village is a high-end shopping complex featuring world-famous brand names and designer boutiques, including a Louis Vuitton store. Opening hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
A new high-end shopping mall, interconnected with Central Chidlom and Park Hyatt Bangkok, Central Embassy is home to the biggest brands; from high fashion, art and a range of dining options.
Opening hours: 10:00-22:00
A French-style multi-storey building, housing over 70 small boutiques, catering to an exclusive customer base. The Peninsula Arcade carries imported labels, jewellery, stylish local brands and gourmet shops. Located next to Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok.
Opening hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Travel the world at this airport-themed lifestyle mall that houses over 600 boutiques, 50 restaurants and an eight-screen Cineplex. Famous for its own inexpensive and delicious food court, Terminal 21 has direct access from the BTS Asok Station, which is only a 500-metre walk from the hotel.
Siam Center’s re-launch in January 2013 brought a different kind of shopping experience to Siam: over 200 international and Thai brands including the boutiques of some brilliant promising local designers as well as renowned Thai couturiers. On top of that, the slick renovations have taken their fresh ideology out of the stores and into the corridors, with a quirky mash-up of nature and technology. Carved wooden horses greet visitors at the entrance and interactive dress-up televisions display how the clothes will look without entering a changing room. Although Siam Center may have been around for over 40 years, it is still enlightening and surprising its customers with unusual, cutting-edge fashion.
The 87-year-old Chinese café serves a wide range of Asian teas, including Thai teas, and offers simple menus from egg custard on toast to soft-boiled eggs or toast with butter and jam or chocolate spread.
Eat Me - The name is less of a suggestion and more a promise of something irresistible. This gallery and restaurant on Soi Convent in Silom lives up to its name by serving mouthwatering modern international food, good drinks and some very tasty desserts
Ma Maison Restaurant is a modern venue that combines an elegant ambience with traditional Thai fare. Situated on the sprawling lawns of the Nai Lert Park Heritage Home, this restaurant provides a luxurious experience and prides itself on its family recipes, passed down from generation to generation.
Spirit, the new restaurant and bar by Jim Thompson, brings to life a sense of elegance and hospitality. Located in the very heart of Bangkok, the design was inspired by the life and spirit of Jim Thompson. The exquisite menus showcase refined Thai flavors and meticulously selected historic Thai recipes.
R-HAAN is all about celebrating the amazing food and culture of Thailand, which have been proudly passed on from generation to generation, and they keep living on to this day, as the entire world is now in love with Thai food as an incredible expression of culture and love for all the genuine things in life.
The El Mercado restaurant and shop is all about fresh, seasonal ingredients, and so the menu is constantly changing and instead of being fixed, it can only be found written on the board. The chefs create the daily menu based on what is in season and fresh that day – so you will always be surprised by the dishes – and follow themes of ‘From the Sea’, ‘From the Farm’ and ‘From the Earth’.
On the bank of Chao Phraya River, comprising numerous buildings, temples and pavilions set around open gardens and courtyards, The Grand Palace was the official residence of the Kings of Siam from 1782–1925 and is still used for official events.
Located within The Grand Palace grounds and comprising over 100 ornate buildings, the ‘Temple of the Emerald Buddha’ is the most sacred temple in Thailand. Completed in 1784, the temple houses a 66-cm tall Buddha carved from a single piece of jade.
Aka the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho is famed for its giant 46m-long recumbent Buddha covered in gold leaf and the country’s largest collection of Buddha images. Houses the Watpo Thai Traditional Massage School, a great place for massage.
Aka the Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun is one of the most striking temples in Thailand thanks to its towering Khmer-style golden spires. Best visited at dawn when the morning light reflects off the temple’s surface with pearly iridescence.