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Things to do in Bangkok

Discover our top things to do in Bangkok in this article. The bustling capital city of Thailand is a lively destination with plenty to offer visitors. No matter your travel plans. Be it a business trip, honeymoon or a leisurely family vacation. Bangkok is a dynamic destination in Southeast Asia. Whether you are interested in shopping, culture, food, or entertainment, there is something for everyone in a thrilling city to have it all.

Here are some of the top things to do in Bangkok. And the best attractions that you shouldn’t miss.

Top 5 Things to do in Bangkok

If you are looking for business, leisure or pleasure, Bangkok is a thriving travel hub with so much going on. Wake up early or late. Sleep in or don’t sleep at all! You’ll never miss a beat with these top things to do in Bangkok.


Shopping in Bangkok

Home to some of the largest most extravagant malls in the world. Shopping in Bangkok is an experience like no other. Browse bargains, and high-end designers to local markets when you stay at Novotel Bangkok Platinum. Located just behind the CentralWorld Shopping Centre. Bringing the best of designer, discount and lifestyle brands together with a variety of dining and entertainment venues in a central hub of the city.

Stroll a little further to the Central Embassy or Chidlom via the skywalk. Siam Paragon is also not far. And, from there you take the BTS Skytrain to ICONSIAM the epitome of luxury shopping and entertainment

For a more low-key shopping feel, venture directly below the hotel to Pratunam Fashion Mall. Or the local markets nearby.

Rooftop Bars in Bangkok

Rooftop Bars in Bangkok

Well-known for its thrilling nightlife. Bangkok takes bars to the next level. Literally! Rooftop bars are abundant all around the city. Offering various heights, concepts and cocktails to explore. With panoramic views, sensational sunsets and great happy hour deals.

View Rooftop Bar is one of Bangkok’s best attractions and a must-visit. Above the hustle and bustle of the city, you can take time to chill out with a Mediterranean-inspired island vibe.

Meetings & Events

Meetings & Events in Bangkok

Hosting an array of local, regional and International delegates, Bangkok has become a leading business hub in Southeast Asia. Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is renowned for being the most complete business complex in Bangkok.

And, staying at Novotel Bangkok Platinum puts business travellers in a prime position. Surrounded by corporate offices, the convention centre as well as major public transport, meetings and events in Bangkok are easy at Novotel Platinum.


Bangkok Culture


Although a modern-day mecca, the culture in Bangkok still holds a proud connection to its tradition and Buddhist spirituality. The unique culture can be found on every street corner. Through local street food, polite language, music, the arts, and Buddhist temples. The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is a unique art centre. It is located opposite MBK and Siam Discovery Centre.

Celebrating the local culture, you will not only find interesting architecture, but also local artist paintings, sculptures, music and dance performances as well. The national anthem is celebrated throughout the city daily. Played before a movie at the theatre, and in public spaces at 8 am and 6 pm.

Thai Cuisine


Thai food has become a much-loved cuisine by many around the world. Renowned for their unique flavours and the perfect balance of sweet, sour, salty and spicy. Sample authentic classics like Pad Thai, Tom Yum, and green or red curries.

You can also sample true local Thai street food all around the Novotel Bangkok Platinum Hotel. Food plays a leading role in the daily lives of Thai people. Every meal brings people together to share an array of dishes, lifestyles and conversation.



Platinum Fashion Mall

The Platinum Fashion Mall is a must-visit spot for any bargain shoppers visiting Bangkok. This indoor mall is located in the Pratunam area and offers an endless variety of on-trend clothing, shoes, bags, and accessories at wholesale prices. With over 2,000 shops spread over seven floors, you can easily spend an entire day browsing and shopping.

The Market Bangkok

Mimicking a true Thai market in the heart of the city. You’ll find The Market Bangkok close to the Platinum Fashion Mall. This mall is known for its local stalls, trendy clothing and accessories. As well as its food court which offers a variety of delicious local dishes. And, international restaurants and cafes to suit any cravings you have.

Erawan Shrine

A famous Hindu shrine located in the heart of Bangkok. This shrine is a popular destination for both locals and tourists, who come to offer prayers and offerings to the Hindu god Brahma. Known for its beautiful architecture and vibrant atmosphere, this is a great place to feel the culture and traditions of the local people.

Go-Ang Kaomunkai Pratunam

This is a famous restaurant in Bangkok that specialises in a Thai take on the Hainanese chicken rice. This simple and delicious dish is a must-try when visiting Bangkok. And, Go-Ang Kaomunkai Pratunam is widely known as one of the best places to try it.

Siam Square One

Another popular shopping mall in Bangkok offers a more local shopping trip with a range of high-end fashion brands. As well as restaurants, cafes, and entertainment venues. It is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening, whether you are looking for a bargain or lifestyle brand.




Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam is one of the best hotels in the area to visit this list of Bangkok attractions. Sitting directly above the Pratunam Fashion Mall, the hotel offers a prime position in and out of the city. And a short walk to the main Siam BTS station via the skywalk.

Welcoming business travellers attending conferences and events at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre by CentralWorld. Honeymooners with a layover before Phuket. And, even families in a spacious Family room. At the Novotel near Pratunam, we make everything easy. So, guests can switch effortlessly between work, leisure and family time.

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