Bangkok District Guide

Bangkok City Thailand

Bangkoks districts house a variety of businesses, schools and shops. Each main district has plenty to see and do, but depending on your own personal taste you might prefer certain districts over others. We have complied a guide to each of the main districts within Bangkok. If you are looking to buy a home in Bangkok then please visit our page with a list of homes available at many different prices. Also, if you are foreigner, then please read our guide to buying properties in Thailand.

Siam Square

If you are looking for the modern commercial centre of Bangkok, then you should head to Siam Square. Here you will find a wide array of stores to suit everybody from dedicated followers of fashion to computer nerds. Siam Square has a fantastic selection of shopping malls where you can shop until your hearts content. With the Siam Center, Siam Discovery Center, Centerpoint and the World Trade Center theres enough to keep the whole family occupied for hours on end. The area has a number of hotels and restaurants, so after a hard days shopping you can relax with some wonderful cuisine from around the world.


The area of Sukhumvit is very popular with expatriates and some of the wealthier locals. The area contains many nightclubs, hotels and restaurants, all of which has helped secure Sukhumvits reputation as one of the premier nightspot destinations in the whole of Bangkok.


The area of Silom is home to Bangkoks thriving business district. Silom also contains a number of embassies and hotels. While it is home to the business district by day, by night the area comes alive with Patpong Night Market.

There are also a number of luxurious hotels such as the Shangri-La and Marriott Spa Resort. If you are interested in antiques then a trip to the River City Shopping Complex is in order.

Phra Nakorn

Phra Nakorn is the most visited destination in Bangkok during the day. This vision of Old Bangkok is home to such wonderful examples of historical architecture such as, Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. If you are new to Thailand and want to experience some of the historical and cultural beauty of Old Bangkok then this is one place that you simply must visit.

Banglampoo & Thewet

Banglampoo & Thewet are backpackers central. Here youll find cheap food and a laid-back student atmosphere.


If you crave the hustle and bustle of modern city life then take a trip to Chinatown. Nearby Pahurat is home to Thailands Indian community. With its busy shopping area and bargains, temples and street markets this area is an amazing place to visit and soak up the multicultural atmosphere of Bangkok.


Dusit is a popular tourist destination with attractions including Vimanmek Palace and Dusit Zoo. Dusit is also the political center of Thailand and is home to the monarchy and a number of political instiutions.


Take a trip to Thonburi and you can experience tranquil canal trips on what used to be called the Venice of the East. The district has impressive temples and the Royal Barges Museum.


If you want to look for best then head to Pratunam where youll find hundreds of fashion stores selling the latest designs. The area is also worth visiting to see Baiyoke Tower II and Victory Monument.