Boats spluttering along the choppy river, gorgeous colonial buildings laden with history and temples glowing in the bright orange light of the setting sun – is there a more romantic location in Bangkok than the riverside?
With some of the finest hotels in the country condensed into this small part of the capital, the riverside is a place to enjoy the spirit ... More>of Bangkok in the comfort of luxury. Afternoon teas, cigar bars, spas and saunas, enormous swimming pools and attentive staff, the riverside hotels offer so much it can be hard to choose between each one. Arguably one of the most spectacular bars in the world perches at the highest point at the riverside, the legendary Sirocco Sky Bar. Incredible views of Bangkok can be seen here at day or night, but prepare to dig deep if you want a drink.
From your riverside hotel, hop onto one of the passenger boats that crashes through the waves and leads to the inspiring Wat Arun, or Temple of Dawn, which peers over the river. Or take a walk around the old streets and soak up the classic atmosphere of the old capital.