Dense with 8 Hindu shrines, Ratchaprasong district is always crowded with people with faith and belief… Yet the most popular one belongs to “Erawan Shrine”, situated “The 4-faced Brahman” the Supreme Deity of all Hindu gods.
Thailand is hot and what better way is there to cool off than some refreshing ice cream. Luckily, because of the climate, you can find plenty icy treat parlours around the country. If you are after something a little more special, with an authentic and scrumptious touch, these places will definitely do the job.
Bangkok's world-class shopping destination with the world's super brands such as Bottega Venetta Gucci and Ralph Lauren, also offers top Thai fashion designers, fantastic lingerie, children's wear, luxury home items and Thai crafts. Our premier Beauty Galerie brings together the finest cosmetics and beauty products, from the likes of Chanel, La Mer, Dior and M.A.C. While on the top level finds FoodLoft, our signature open-kitchen dining area serving delicious Thai and international cuisines for you to experience.
Situated in the most prestigious location on Bangkok’s main artery of Central Bangkok, Central Embassy reinvents the meaning of global luxury retail and hospitality not only in Thailand, but also in all of Asia.
Housed by the leading mega lifestyle complex of CentralWorld, this sleek and modernized sister store of Central is located amid the strategic shopping area (Rajaprasong Junction) where you can have easy access from all directions and transportations.
Eathai (Thai market by Tops). We aim to offer the taste of the flavors of Thailand through carefully selected groceries and souvenirs. At the same time supporting community products and Royal project in oder to bring customer a true introduction to all things Thai.
CentralWorld is the largest lifestyle shopping destination in Bangkok. This is the fashion capital with a wide range of international fashion brands and Thai designer brands, an unrivalled range of products and services from head-to-toe health and beauty treatments, to dining at over 100 restaurants.
FoodLoft serves Thailand's most modern international cuisine with an open kitchen that allows diners to see the chefs in action. Every one of the dishes served at FoodLoft is prepared fresh daily. FoodLoft offers “semi self-service” where customers place their own orders and take their dishes to their seats while staff are also present to help them find their seats and for other services if required.
Probably the most celebrated landmark of Thailand, the Grand Palace in Bangkok is a site that every visitor must see at least once in their lifetime. The construction of the Grand Palace began in 1782 during the reign of King Rama I, the founder of Chakri Dynasty, as a royal residence, and it has been the utmost architectural symbol of Thailand ever since. The Grand Palace served as a major royal residence until 1925 and it is now used for ceremonial purposes only.
Erawan Shrine is a Hindu shrine located in front of Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel at the Ratchaprasong intersection on Ratchadamri Road in Lumphini Sub-district, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok. Both Thai people and foreigners like to visit this place and worship this famous holy object. A lot of group tours from many countries are arranged specifically to pay homage to Phra Phrom here.
Another fun and exciting site to visit for tourists is Khaosan Road, located in Banglamphu area of Phra Nakhon district. Khaosan means milled rice is a small street that is famous among backpack globetrotters for its cheap but safe accommodations. By day, tourists will be able to enjoy shopping for a variety of merchandise – -exotic Thai handicrafts, paintings, leather goods, clothing and there are cafes and coffee shops for tourists to leisurely sit and discuss their next trip away from Bangkok. By night, Khaosan Road comes alive with several pubs and bars, street shows and variety of food stalls from local fruits, snacks, Phad Thai (famous Thai fried noodles) to fried insects for you to taste and try.
The statuesque pagoda of Wat Arun, or The Temple of Dawn, on the bank of Chao Phraya has always been the most remembered scene of Bangkok’s skyline for ages. It is believed that Wat Arun was built during Ayutthaya era and is better known from its other name: Wat Chaeng, which means the Temple of Dawn.The temple was redecorated for the first time when King Taksin relocated the capital city from Ayutthaya to Thonburi in 1767, and built a palace near where the temple is.
Housed in a charming vintage mansion formerly the home of the Ministry of Commerce, Museum Siam: Discovery Museum is perhaps the first truly interactive museum in Thailand. The museum’s permanent exhibition emphasizes on the history of the Thai people and their connections to nearby cultures through 17 rooms of multimedia displays and presentations. It also hosts regularly rotating exhibitions on a variety of topics, from food culture to new science innovations. There is also a series of cultural activities like workshops and free movie screenings. Check out its website for current news, updates and exhibitions.
The Grill is a destination in town for steak and wine lovers. A variety of steaks from renowned regions in the world are brought to your plate. You will enjoy melt-in-the-mouth tenderness thanks to our in house dry-aging cellar that enhances full flavors of the meat. Watch the chef flame grill your steak at the live station, enjoy the industrial chic stylish surrounding, sip a glass of wine… Chill at the Grill!
Visit the former house of the late silk tycoon for a true beauty of Thai architecture and a stunning collection of rare Asian artifacts. The exquisite complex of six traditional Thai teak houses once belonged to James H.W. Thompson, a former CIA who settled down in Thailand after the World War II and later founded the world famous Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company in 1948. An avid collector himself, his house displays antiques and collectibles he sourced from around Asia such as Buddha images from 13th century, original Thai paintings from 18th century and Chinese porcelains from 14th century. The houses themselves, are also the highlight. Relocated from Ayutthaya, the former capital city of Siam Kingdom, in 1959, all six teak houses set in the lush-jungle-like garden show the very authentic Thai architectural style during the past centuries. In the area there are also an Art Center exhibiting rotating exhibitions and the Jim Thompson Store selling silk products.