Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a large city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple. Nearby is Wat Pho Temple with an enormous reclining Buddha and, on the opposite shore, Wat Arun Temple with its steep steps and Khmer
Seductive saxophone tunes, funky rhythms, and powerful & lyrical vocalists - they’re all a part of what gives jazz its distinct flavor and almost magical allure. As this timeless genre becomes more popular in Bangkok, jazz bars and clubs also see more patrons coming through the door. On this list, you’ll find some of the best jazz bars in Bangkok. We’ve picked out venues where music lovers often enjoy smooth jazz along with premium drinks and must-try signature cocktails. You can spend a delightful evening relaxing to mellow jazz beats as well as energetic live bands led by Thai and international artists. Some of the places even bring on nostalgic vibes with vintage vinyl records, filling the night with lively jazz rhythms and vibrant swings.
One of the “Must-Go” in Bangkok is definitely to visit Night Markets (Shopping) as listed in my 15 Must-Go in Bangkok. The energy and vibe of night markets in Bangkok are just so different and you really have to experience it for yourself! Night markets of all sorts are available. You can choose to relax and visit those near your hotel, or take the long route to soak into the atmosphere of other popular ones – many with their own unique themes. Unfortunately, a few well-known night markets have closed, partly due to Covid-19, but others have popped up as well to fill the voids. We have updated this list in June 2022 so that you can better decide which to visit.