Sightseeing spots in Bangkok
Baiyoke Tower II
As the highest hotel in all of South East Asia, the Baiyoke Tower II soars over everything else in the city. At nearly 1 KM tall the tower dominates the Bangkok skyline, and from such a height you get some of the best sightseeing in Bangkok that can be found anywhere in the city.
For an evening out with a difference, why not ask your host to join you on the rooftop bar and music lounge where you can relax with a tipple while drinking in the magnificent views. Being so high up with the rest of the city so far below offers vistas that will stay in your memory for a long, long time.
Sometimes, to really appreciate the beauty of something, you need to step back. A River Cruise offers the chance to do just that. Cruising along the middle of the river puts some distance between you and the city, offering some of the best sightseeing opportunities in Bangkok.
To truly appreciate such a metropolis, the cruise is best done at night when the city is lit up and the major landmarks begin to, quite literally, shine. Your local host will join you on a cruise so you’ll have a personal guide who will be happy to tell you all about the sights.
With so many hotels, there are many hotel rooftops, but how to make the most of the rooftop space in a tropical metropolis like Bangkok? One of the most popular solutions in Bangkok appears to be to build a bar on the top, and it’s a solution that creates some of the best spots for sightseeing in Bangkok.
Your host can advise you on which rooftops have the best bars and which have the best views and don’t forget to invite them along. While relaxing and taking in the views with your host, you can also chat along about local traditions, lifestyle and the best things to do in Bangkok.
An iconic image of Bangkok, Wat Arun always catches the eye. Although very striking in appearance, it is often obscured by the concrete jungle surrounding it, but there are some Bangkok sightseeing spots where you can see it in all its glory. You could choose to visit the temple up close, although a more distant viewpoint may be best to really appreciate its beauty.
As all the locals, your host will know all about the temple and will be more than happy to go with you to see its splendour. You could choose to see it lit up at night with powerful spotlights, or maybe lit up in the morning by the rising sun. Or maybe you could choose both?
Take an elevated Tour over the City Centre
One of the best Bangkok sightseeing opportunities of all is often overlooked, even though thousands of people use it every day. The BTS sky train system takes an elevated route right in the centre of Bangkok, giving you a chance to see the city from a different perspective.
Go there with your host, so they can point out the landmarks and attractions and you might end up visiting a place which would not otherwise be on your agenda. The sky train also runs at night when the views are often more impressive, and don’t forget that you can get off at any stop if you see something intriguing.