10. Bangkok Gay Nightlife
Thailand is a highly tolerant country where sexual preference is regarded as a personal choice when it comes to homosexuality. Gays, lesbians and transsexuals are all accepted as part of the Thai way. Thai people – both gay and straight – are also known for their sweet, friendly and polite natures. All of this have contributed to making Thailand a prime gay tourist destination, with Bangkok often being dubbed as the gay capital of Asia.
Bangkok gay nightlife is as fun, exciting and wild as the straight scene. Wide-ranging gay venues in Bangkok offer everything from gay-friendly hotels and guest houses to pubs, clubs, bars, karaoke venues, ladyboy cabarets, go-go bars, massage parlours and saunas.
9. Muay Thai Live at Asiatique Bangkok
Muay Thai Live at Asiatique Bangkok is an exciting theatrical show combining entertaining performances with the ancient martial art of Muay Thai boxing. Great for theatre enthusiasts, families or just anybody wanting to get an exhilarating insight into Thai culture, this 90 minute show really left us impressed, eager to don our skimpy shorts and get into the ring ourselves.
This Bangkok show runs Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays) from 20:00 at The Stage, a modern 600-seater theatre within the excellent Asiatique The Riverfront night market.
8. Jazz Live Music
Bangkok’s nightlife isn’t all rowdy and naughty. On the opposite spectrum, the city’s got a fascinating lineup of cool and classy jazz bars ideal for whiling away the hours in style. These top 8 venues below are the crème de la crème of the Bangkok’s jazz bar scene, featuring some of the most talented local and international artists on a nightly basis.
Jazz Bars & Pubs List:-
– Saxophone Pub (Victory Monument)
– Brown Sugar (Banglumpoo)
– Bamboo Bar (Riverside – Mandarin Oriental)
– The Living Room (Sukhumvit (Asok) – Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit)
– Jazz Happens (Phra Atit Road (Khaosan)
7. Siam Niramit Bangkok – Bangkok Night Shows
With its rich history that reads like an epic novel, Thailand is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing Asian nations, replete with over 700 years of captivating culture, customs and traditions. But just how Thailand’s spawning seven centuries are brilliantly captured into a 90-minute production, Siam Niramit has the answer.
- Location: Tiamruammit Road, opposite Thailand Cultural Centre
- MRT: Thailand Cultural Centre Station, Exit 1
6. Bangkok Clubs
Nightclubs in Bangkok are as varied as the nationalities of the guests who frequent them. Most places are fairly relaxed and don’t impose a strict dress code, although some establishments don’t like to see flip flops or shorts, and require ID. Make sure you find out before to avoid disappointment
5. Night Markets
The great thing about shopping in Bangkok is the diversity; malls and department stores stay open until at least 21:00 – and some even as late as 22:00, but there’s also an ever-increasing number of night markets too, offering great after dark shopping opportunities – and incredible bargains in the moonlight. One of the most visited after dark markets in Bangkok is undoubtedly the Patpong Night Market, proving popular for its central location and alternative entertainment for those not interested in the fashion.
Night Market List in Bangkok :-
Opening Hours: 17:00-midnight
Location: Chareonkrung Soi 74-76
Chatuchak Friday Night Market
Opening Hours: Fridays 21:00-03:00
Location: Mo Chit BTS or Kampheng Phet MRT Station
Opening Hours: Thursday-Sunday 17:00-01:00
Location: 1 Kamphaeng Phet 3, Chatuchak
Opening Hours: Daily 15:00-02:00
Location: Khao San Road
4. Go-Go Bars and Red Light Districts
Bikini-clad dancing girls, over-the-top ladyboys and lewd, eye-popping shows… Yes, the Go-Go bars that earned Bangkok its worldwide notoriety are still alive and letting it all hang out. For better or worse, Bangkok’s illustrious ‘After Dark’ reputation owes much to these spots.
The first area that springs to mind is Patpong. Nowadays, having become part of a wider entertainment scene that includes the popular Patpong Night Market, bars, nightclubs and a gay back street, it isn’t the aggressive red-light district it once was.
3. Dinner Cruise in Bangkok by Banyan Tree
Seeing the amazing temples of Bangkok at night whilst you drift along the Chao Phraya River is not to missed. Run by Banyan Tree Hotel, the luxury of the Apsara makes for an extra-special night out. Coming to rest in front of the famous sights, passengers are treated to a tasty Thai dinner whilst enjoy the view. The rice-barge takes an hour and 45 minutes to complete the tour, travelling past Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) and the Grand Palace to the golden Rama VIII Bridge.
2. Bangkok Ladyboy Shows
Thailand’s Ladyboys or katoeys are some of the most beautiful – and convincing – transvestites in the world, mostly accepted and embraced by a highly tolerant Thai society. Some families even believe that katoeys bring good luck to them, an enlightened attitude that was boosted by several Thai movies in the past two decades dedicated to katoey themes.
1. Cocktails at a Rooftop Bar
Fancy touching the clouds while sipping a cocktail? The city’s handful of rooftop venues has elevated the Bangkok night-out to stratospheric new heights. Breathtaking vistas merge with stunning crowds at this higher breed of open-air bar.
Rooftop Bar List in Bangkok :-
– Vertigo and Moon Bar – Banyan Tree Hotel Sathorn – 61st Floor
– Sky Bar – lebua at State Tower Riverside – 63rd Floor
– Octave Rooftop Bar – Marriott 57 Hotel Sukhumvit – 45th Floor
– Park Society – Sofitel So on Sathorn Sathorn – 29th Floor
– Three Sixty – Millennium Hilton Bangkok Riverside – 32nd Floor