7 Best Nightlife Adventures in Bangkok
Bangkok by day is certainly spectacular, but it’s at night when it takes on a life of its own. From opulent rooftop bars, romantic dinner cruises, excellent night market shopping to salacious R Rated sex shows, Bangkok serves up whatever your heart desires, all you have to do is ask. Here’s our top 7 best nightlife experiences in Bangkok:
Dinner Cruise on the Loy Nava
Ease your way into Bangkok after dark with a cultural experience on a dinner cruise along the picturesque Chao Phraya River. Shadowed by myriad stilted historic homes, ancient palaces and modern neoclassic structures, the Loy Nava , a stunning teak rice barge, glides along effortlessly and serenely. This is the perfect option for couples or families looking to enjoy the quieter side of Bangkok nightlife.
Cocktails at a Roof Top Bar
Bangkok is brimming with some of the most spectacular rooftop bars in the world. Whether you’re enjoying 360 degree views of the city from the Vertigo Rooftop Bar in Lumpini Park, or listening to jazz and sipping the best Bourbon at Bangkok’s signature Speak Easy at the Hotel Muse, you are spoiled for choice. There is a roof top bar for every traveler on every possible budget imaginable, all you have to do is spin, point a finger and start walking!
Bangkok has a well-deserved reputation for being naughty, and if it’s a night of fun and debauchery you’re after, Bangkok’s Go-Go bars are chock full of ladyboys, ping-pong shows and well, you can use your imagine for the rest! All you have to do is take a wander through Patpong, if you can make it from one end to the other without being bogged down by eye-popping ‘literature’ thrust at you by club promoters and performers.
After Dark Ladyboy Shows
A unique and intoxicating morsel of Thai culture, Ladyboys have been entertaining and delighting patrons around the world for over a century. There are few places on earth as accepting as Thailand about their gay, bi and transsexual community, and not only that, they are celebrated in elaborate festivals, parades and spectacular nightly shows. There are a number of Ladyboy shows to check out around town, all you have to do is check your hotel lobby for pamphlets or your favorite guide book.
Theatre in the Sky
How would you like to be an audience member of a breaking show? The beautiful Ratchada Theatre, home to the world famous Siam Niramit show, seats a whopping 2,000 guests and has been certified as world’s highest stage by the Guinness Book of World Records. Travel back in time to Siam circa several hundred years ago, and enjoy a spectacle of elephants, festivals, colorful performers and lively music.
Shop ‘Til You Drop at the Night Markets
Why wander about in the heat of the day when you can check out some of the best night markets in the world by night? There are plenty of night markets across the city, some closing as early as 9pm and some in the Patpong district are open until the wee hours of morning. There are excellent after-dark deals to be had, so put on your bargaining hat on.
Bar Hopping in Bangkok
Throw on your dancing shoes and head out into the night, to say Bangkok has bars in abundance is a gross understatement! Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to enjoy the sunset, a trendy place to meet new friends, or a sultry spot to snuggle up with a loved one, you’re sure to find it in any number of Bangkok’s popular neighborhoods.