Bangkok assures visitors of various means of entertainment. In fact, when it comes to vacationing pleasures, no other city in Thailand offers as many delights as Bangkok. Due to its glaring nightlife, the city has often been associated with sinful pleasures. Often, it is considered a hub of sex and scandal. Nevertheless, all these madcap associations have failed to tarnish the image of Bangkok as a pleasure palace. Teemed with different form of hedonistic joys imaginable, the city lures tourists from all over the globe. Some visit it to witness a part of its exuberant life, while others want to inhale its exotic aroma.
With its limitless and varied pleasures, Bangkok takes travelers to
distant and enchanting lands. If there are art galleries and movie
theaters for art connoisseurs and cine-lovers, there are some excellent
pubs and restaurants for epicureans. For night crawlers, Bangkok has
n-number of good discothèques, posh night bazaars and intimate
dinner cruises. Besides, people with a good ear for music can find
enjoyment in the various cultural and contemporary shows organized
around the city.
Means of Entertainment in Bangkok
Art Galleries in
For art aficionados, Bangkok promises enchantment in the form of its
different art galleries that hold exhibitions of artworks of both
distinguished as well as upcoming Thai and Non-Thai artists. Arts of
Thai, Vietnamese, Burmese, Indian and Chinese artists are featured in
many of the galleries and put for sale. Some of the most notable art
galleries in Bangkok are The National Gallery, Thavibu Gallery, Surapon
Gallery and the Queen's Gallery.
People who love letting their hair down and shaking a leg, should head
down to a discothèque, to get the real buzz of Bangkok's
nightlife. Normally, the city has two types of discothèques -
Thai style and Western style. Typical Thai discos feature Thai songs and
dances and do not have a dance floor. Sometimes, they may present a
bikini lady or transvestites for entertainment. On the other hand,
Western-style discos are equipped with dance floors and either have a
live band or a D.J. funneling songs to the crowd.
Cinema Halls in Bangkok
Visiting a movie theater forms a major entertainment source for the
locals as well as the tourists visiting Bangkok. These cinema halls
offer multiplex facilities, along with options for shopping and other
recreational activities. Apart from watching movies in these places, you
can also scan the malls, engage in a game of bowling or karaoke or eat
your fill in a good restaurant. Siam Cinema, Krungsri IMAX Theatre,
Paragon Cineplex, Lido Cinema and EGV Grand Cinema are some of the
popular movie theatres in Bangkok.
Excitement lurks in Bangkok even after dark, in the form of its
tantalizing nightlife. Nocturnal pursuits here take several forms - from
pubs and discos to spectacular ladyboy (transvestite) shows. There are
also numerous go-go bars, where one can witness exotic pole dances. Live
performances and cultural shows make another exciting nighttime affair.
Besides, the night bazaars like the Suan Lum promise some real bargains.
For tourists looking for a romantic ambience, a dinner cruise on the
Chao Phraya River is the best after-dark activity.
Bangkok offers an unparalleled range of foods, which makes the place a
heaven for connoisseurs of food and drink. Moreover, when it comes to
eating joints, the choice is equally varied. From swanky luxury hotels,
fabulous riverside eateries and posh food courts to antique Thai-style
houses and modern restaurants, options are many. Besides, these
restaurants offer cuisines that are typical of a particular place. For
e.g. 'La Cegale' serve French cuisine, 'Rasstube' is popular for German
food and 'Café India' offers authentic Indian-Muslim delicacies.
Bangkok Pubs and Bars
Bangkok brims with pubs, bars and lounges, which add on to its
exhilarating city life. These places remain packed with tourists,
visiting either to have a swig of their favorite drink or to enjoy some
divine bar cuisine. Except for some exclusive places, most of the bars
in Bangkok do not have any admission charges or any established dress
code. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, make sure that you are
properly dressed (avoid slippers or shorts) and do not forget to carry
along an ID proof with you.