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THINGS TO DO
Bangkok holds an infinite number of places to see and things to do satisfying every traveller’s interest. Whether you are a shopper, foodie, temple admirer, or just want to chill out and have a massage, one thing is for sure, you’re never going to be bored here. Top highlights include the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and its massive reclining Buddha statue, Wat Arun, the beautiful riverside temple also known as the Temple of Dawn, and further out of town, the fun original Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.
Located in the heart of Sukhumvit but away from the busy road, we feel we are ideally situated to offer guests a variety of options for the surrounding areas. Our hotel is near Terminal 21 so your shopping needs are more than covered being barely 10 minutes walk. Our hotel is also located near BTS Asok and Sukhumvit MRT stations making easy access across the whole city. We are also situated close to Queen Sirikit Convention Center so staying with us during important events and exhibitions makes access quick and easy. Being a hotel near Korea Town also means you have a fantastic range of Korean restaurants to sample during your stay with us.
Shopping and partying in Bangkok are just as much of a tourist attraction as any of the famed sights. You’ll find some of the world’s glitziest shopping malls, ranging from the new Icon Siam to the nearby EmQuartier, and travel themed Terminal 21. Also near 12th Avenue Hotel Bangkok is the raucous naughty nightlife party zone of Soi Cowboy, as well as Bangkok’s top clubbing street, Sukhumvit Soi 11. Read on for a further list of options.
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Known in Thai as Wat Phra Kaew, the Grand Palace is one of the most visited attractions in Bangkok. Built in 1782 and featuring extraordinary craftsmanship highlighted by 100 beautifully colored buildings, stunning mosaics, and spires made of gold, it was the former home of the king and his court. Sites to see include the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Royal Thai Decoration and Coin Pavilion, galleries, and the giant demon statues.
Open daily from 8.00 to 15.30
"The Golden Heritage of the
(Annual Light & Sound Show)
The largest Wat (Buddhist temple) in Bangkok, Wat Pho draws many tourists who come to see its very large reclining Buddha statue, which is 46 metres long and 15 meters high. It is also renowned for having more than 1000 other Buddha statues, most of which came from Ayuthaya and Sukhothai, former capital cities. What’s more, Wat Pho features a big bot (temple hall) that’s surrounded by nearly 400 bronze Buddha statues. Wat Pho is also re-nowned for its traditional Thai massage school, which trains large numbers of Thailand’s masseurs and masseuses. Take a break from sightseeing here and have a relaxing rub-down.
Open daily from 8.00 to 17.00
Wat Pho Festival
Located on Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, the River of Kings, Wat Arun is known as the Temple of the Dawn. This classic landmark features a majestic 79-metre-high tower adorned with ceramic tiles and pieces of colorful porcelain. The tower is enveloped by four smaller towers, which boast statues of Phra Phai (the God of Wind). Visitors will be greeted at the entrance by two mythical giants, similar to the ones found at the Grand Palace. The temple is especially atmospheric at sundown and then as darkness falls, illuminated by lights and rising above the river. Come have a sunset drink across the way at the array of rooftop bars opposite the temple and admire the romantic views.
Open daily from 8.00 to 17.30
Free for Thai citizens.
Wat Pho Festival
There are not many floating markets remaining in Thailand but one of the largest and most popular is Damnoen Saduak in Ratchaburi Province, which is about two hours by bus from Bangkok. Sellers fill their boats with everything from tropical fruits, vegetables, and flowers to crafts, silk products, and a wide variety of clothing. Visitors can hire a boat to reach the vendors or they can stay on shore and buy what they need from stalls conveniently located along the canal. The market is touristy but fun, and if you come early, you’ll get to experience it more as it originally was. The surrounding coconut plantations and small quiet lanes are also perfect for bicycle tour-ing around in, checking out local cottage industries and local products, and make for a great escape from the hectic pace of Bangkok.
Open daily from 8.00 to 13.00
Sweet Grape Fair
Guests of 12th Avenue Hotel Bangkok will find Bangkok’s best nightlife just minutes from the hotel. Hop into our 24 hour complimentary tuk tuk (service on request) for the quick ride up to the city’s pulsing party centre. Here you’ll find a wide array of clubs, bars, and dance venues appealing to a diverse selection of tastes. You’ll find cocktail and wine bars, craft beer havens, and dance clubs with international DJs spin-ning the hottest tunes. Some of the top choices include the famous party street of Soi 11, where there are full on dance clubs like Levels or Sugar to keep you moving, or you can chill to tropical mojitos at the themed
Young ladies, fashion-conscious men, and just about everyone else put aside a good chunk of time for going shopping in Bangkok. It’s home to world famous malls and department stores, boutique shops, and you can find all the most popular brands, from Louis Vuitton to Hermès to Chanel and so many more. Just near 12th Avenue Hotel Bang-kok is the travel themed Terminal 21, where each floor is designed to resemble a famous city, like San Francisco, Istanbul, or London, and not far from here you’ll find the EmQuartier, one of Bangkok’s glitziest upscale malls, full of restaurants, shops, and enter-tainment options.
You can also jump on the skytrain right near the hotel and make your way over to Bangkok’s newest and one of Asia’s fanciest and most anticipated shopping spots, the opulent Icon Siam. From here you can also sail down the Chao Phraya River to Asiatique, the riverside night bazaar home to hundreds of boutique shops, eateries, bars, and even a giant ferris wheel, cabaret, and muay thai boxing show. Our concierge can assist you with any planning or travel assistance that you might need.