Things to do
See the city on your terms. From historic palaces and temples to ultra-modern architecture, there are oodles of things to do around Bangkok – and you’re always within arm’s reach of some seriously good food. Here are a few of our favourites.
CANAL TOUR BY LONG-TAIL BOATExplore the iconic Chao Phraya River and its canal maze on a four-hour long-tail boat tour for two. A local expert will guide you through the water’s history and cultural heritage. Enjoy lunch by the river, explore an artist’s home and watch a traditional Thai puppet show. Coast by famous sights like the Grand Palace as you head back to the hotel.
CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKETA veritable treasure trove of goods, Chatuchak, or JJ as it is affectionately known, is one of the largest markets in the world. Shop for authentic local products, from handicrafts and antiques to modern art and trendy vintage fashion.
ICONSIAMThe newest shopping mall in Bangkok, ICONSIAM is home to high street and high end labels, plus countless dining destinations including Souk Siam, the city’s only indoor floating market. Easily accessible on the Chao Phraya, ICONSIAM connects the city and puts Bangkok on the map.
RIVERSIDE LIFESTYLE SHOPPING MALLA unique selection of diverse retailers, outstanding restaurants and world-class hotels all under one roof, Riverside Plaza has everything you need. Shop till you drop and then grab a drink on an open and airy terrace overlooking the Chao Phraya. Directly connected to Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel, Riverside Mall is home to world-famous Japanese steakhouse, Benihana and the city’s hottest Asian gastro lounge, Spice & Barley.
SPA JOURNEYS AT ANANTARA SPAEnter a lush sanctuary of wellness and escape the stresses of city life at Anantara Spa, where world-class expertise and indigenous ingredients combine. Explore traditional Thai healing with Journey of Siam. Beautify with ELEMIS facials and body wraps. Indulge in a solo spa journey or as a pair and discover tranquility.
THE GRAND PALACE AND WAT PHRA KAEWThe historic home to successive Thai kings, The Grand Palace comprises a number of glittering temples and palace edifices, showcasing traditional Thai style. Wat Phra Kaew is the royal chapel and houses the famous Emerald Buddha.
WAT ARUN (TEMPLE OF DAWN)Located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya, the Temple of Dawn reflects the first light of day as the shells and porcelain inlaid in its spire catch the rays. An iconic symbol of Bangkok, it also shines in the evening light ,for gorgeous views at sunset.
DINNER CRUISE ON THE MANOHRARomance is alive and thriving on the River of Kings. Skim the Chao Phraya River in The Manohra, a restored wooden rice barge. Soak up the sights and savour the flavours of a multi-course Thai dinner.
Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel
257 Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600 Thailand
Avani Reservations Team
+66 2 365 9110 or email@example.com
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