Chinese New Year in Bangkok

The Chinese New Year is one of the most anticipated celebrations in Thailand. Although it is not a public holiday, it is just as important as Songkran for a significant proportion of the Thai population. About 14% are of [...]

Loy Krathong

When the sun sets on the day of the 12th lunar month, many Thai people gather around lakes, rivers and canals to celebrate the annual Loy Krathong. It is one of the most scenic festivals to watch out for [...]

ICONSIAM – Just another shopping mall?

If you travel on the Chao Phraya River near Taksin Bridge, you will likely notice an enormous construction site with a peculiar-looking facade. The ICONSIAM is a future multifunctional shopping complex and expected to become the next biggest draw [...]

The Sathorn “Ghost Tower”

...A haunted place? Overlooking the Chao Phraya River, the Sathorn Unique Tower is perhaps Bangkok's most intriguing sight - for those who dare to approach it. Remnant of a financial crisis from the late 90s, the unfinished high [...]

Suan Pakkad Palace

A museum and the former residence of a royal family, the Suan Pakkad Palace is a true gem in the midst of Bangkok. Only a handful of visitors seem to come here at a time. But those who [...]

10 fun things to do when it rains in Bangkok

Despite the magnificence of the Grand Palace or the Temple of Dawn which are one of the most important sights in Bangkok, it's no fun visiting them on a rainy day. Especially if you come during the rainy [...]

Top 10 things to do in Bangkok

Is it your first time in Bangkok? If yes, you should check out the following sights and activities to experience the best that the Thai capital has to offer. With this list you can be sure to discover [...]


Chatuchak is among the most popular must-see places in Bangkok and draws many thousand visitors on a normal weekend. This is not without good reason. Boasting more than 8000 stalls, it is undeniably the biggest market in Thailand [...]

Exhibition Vasan Sitthiket: I Am You

The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is currently holding an exhibition entitled "I Am You" in dedication to the Thai artist Vasan Sitthiket. It features more than 100 master pieces of his work since 1975. Here's what [...]

Museum of Siam

What does it mean to be Thai? There's no simple answer to this question. While the individual components of the Thai identity have evolved over many centuries, the idea of a Thai nation is very much a modern [...]