What to do in Bangkok: the culture-hungry traveller’s guide

Bangkok has traditionally been well-known as a fast-paced metropolis full of energy and excitement, and in recent years has seemingly slowed down due to the pandemic. However, with global travel restrictions now loosened, the city is reclaiming its spot as a coveted destination for culture-hungry travellers. From sprawling retail stores and dazzling restaurants, to awe-inspiring contemporary galleries and impressive new hotels, there is something for everyone in this lively Asian capital. Writer Shawn Adams picks out some of the newest and hottest spots in his guide to what to do in Bangkok.

WHAT TO DO IN BANGKOK 2023

The Standard Bangkok hotel

The Sky Beach at The Standard Bangkok

(Image credit: Courtesy The Standard Hotels)

The Standard Bangkok is the established international brand’s newest Asian flagship. Located in the monumental 78-floor King Power Mahanakhon tower, designed by German architect Ole Scheeren, the world-class hotel is nestled in the heart of the historic city. Boasting 155 stylish rooms designed by Jaime Hayon and ranging from 40 sq m to 144 sq m, the complex also includes a terrace pool, a viewing platform with breathtaking views across Bangkok, a sleek fitness centre, a spa, and a selection of dynamic restaurants.

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