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10 Rooftop bars in Bangkok

Bangkok is famous for its rich history, breathtaking temples, colorful nightlife, and unique markets. Along with these Bangkok boasts the fascinating rooftop bars in Bangkok, offering unique cocktails and breathtaking views.

Listed below are the 10 best rooftop bars to visit in Bangkok:

1. Vertigo

2. Octave Rooftop Bar

3. Hi-So Rooftop Bar

4. Sky Bar

5. CRU Rooftop Champagne Bar

6. Three Sixty

7. Above Eleven

8. Red Sky

9. 342 Bar

10. Cielo Rooftop Sky Bar

1. Vertigo

Vertigo Rooftop Restaurant is located at the Banyan Tree Bangkok. The amazing restaurant is settled 61st floor of the luxurious hotel on South Sathorn Road. From the sky-high location, you can witness the bird’s-eye view of the city.

The hotel opens at 6 pm, the scenery from the Vertigo will blow your mind along with its luscious food. The top cocktails served here are Vertigo Sunset, Moon Romance. Talking about the food here, from starters to desserts each category has the best to treat your taste buds.

Vertigo is one of the best places to make your night more memorable.

2. Octave Rooftop Bar

Octave Rooftop Bar is located on the 45th floor of the Marriott Hotel, Sukhumvit Road. It is one of the first rooftop bars here. It is the only bar in the city to have a 360-degree view. The bar has three floors of space where you can chill, lounge, or party and includes the highest spots in the city to have a party on. The menu offered here includes food and drinks, popular cocktails are Bangkok 57 and Bloom over the Roof. The food served here is mostly snacks and light meals such as chicken wings, peppered calamari, and foie gras terrine on toast.

3. Hi-So Rooftop Bar

Hi-So Rooftop Bar found on the 29th and 30th floor of SO Sofitel Bangkok, near Lumpini Park. The breathtaking views from Hi-So make it one of the most popular bars in the town. The recommended cocktails at the bar include butterfly bellini, gin blossom, and frozen coconut mojito. The bar also serves a variety of snacks and order mains like Black Angus burgers, steaks, fish with chips, and non-alcoholic drinks as well.

4. Sky Bar

Sky Bar is located at Lebua Bangkok in Silom. It sits almost 250 meters above sea level and offers breathtaking views of Bangkok. The sky got more popular after it was featured in the Hollywood movie, The Hangover Part II.

The recommended cocktail to try here is Sky bar’s Hangovertini. The bar remains crowded especially on weekends so make sure to be prepared to face the crowd.

5. CRU Rooftop Champagne Bar

CRU Champagne Bar is located above the Centara Grand at Central World. It is one of the highest and expensive restaurants in Bangkok. It boasts a 360-degree view of the city which can be enjoyed with the amazing appetizing food served here. The ambiance of the bar is private and sophisticated. The huge circular bar in the center and a huge arch with changeable lights possess perfect opportunities for photos.

The place has a diversity of champagnes served which are the best in Bangkok.

6. Three Sixty Bar

The Three Sixty Bar is situated on the top of the Millennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel. The bar has 2 distinctive areas, a large rectangular and open air space. The Cupola here has a different atmosphere with dark tones, dim lighting, and elegant carpets. The bar boasts a breathtaking view of the Chao Phraya River. The food here is delicious and could be accompanied by wine or cocktails.

7. Above Eleven

Above Eleven is a rooftop bar at Fraser Suites Hotel, Sukhumvit.  It is a three-storey bar that offers a 180-degrees view of Bangkok. The Bar serves Peruvian cuisine, a modern party vibe along with music, and excellent deal cocktails. Each day of the week has different genres of music to groove on like, on Wednesday it is Salsa nights, Thursdays have 3-piece jazz performances and weekends are for DJs to play funky house. Above Eleven has a funky vibe to it and would be a great option for music lovers.

8. Red Sky

Red Sky Rooftop Bar is situated in the Centara Grand at Central World, Bangkok. It is a fancy bar that offers incredible views from its 56th floor. It has a relaxed jazz ambiance with an affectionate staff. Signature cocktails to have here are the Imperial Mojito and Martini-infused cocktails. The Red Sky Rooftop Bar is one of the best places in the town for dinner and drinks.

9. 342 Bar

342 Bar is situated on the 5th floor of the Bann Wanglang Hotel in Siriraj Bankoknoi. The bar boasts spectacular views of the Chao Phraya River. On the opposite side, you can witness the Grand Palace, fully lighted at night. The signature cocktails of the 342 bar include ‘342 of Paradise’ and, ‘342 upside down’. The food offered here is mainly snacks like burgers, french fries, onion rings, and platters.

10. Cielo Rooftop Sky Bar

Cielo Sky Bar is located on the 46th floor of the Sku=y Walk Condominium in Sukhumvit. With great vista, budget-friendly prices, and enough seats for witnessing the Sukhumvit sunsets, Cielo is a complete package. It has rare glass walkways that provide you the view to look through 46 floors. Cielo bar sticks to the classic cocktails like pina colada, mojito and mai tai. The menu of the bar has a range of international dishes to serve. Overall it is a great affordable place to spend your evening at.

Make your trip to Bangkok more euphoric and unforgettable. Whether it is your solo trip, family trip, honeymoon, or even bestiemoon. Every moment will be splendid and joyful with amazing Buddha temples, colorful markets, insane nightlife, floating markets, and much more to discover. Moreover, check Bangkok Packages as a helping hand in planning out your trip to the glittery capital of Thailand.

5 Interesting Facts about the city of Bangkok

Bangkok- Interesting facts

No city is as plain as it seems. Each city has some interesting facts unknown to the rest of the world. The same is with Bangkok. This article discusses some of the top interesting facts about the city.

Bangkok- Interesting facts about the city
An Urban Oasis on the River Of Kings

Thailand is one of the best places you can visit from India. Travel to Thailand is cheap and booking one of the Bangkok to Mumbai flights will cost you as much as any domestic flights. The cost of living is low and the shopping scene is filled with varieties and often very cheap! There are so many fun things to do in the city but there are also many interesting facts that remain unknown to many around the world

  1. City with the longest name

Bangkok has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? But did you know that its actual name has 169 characters in total? The name is so ridiculously long that forget the rest of the world, even the people from Thailand are unable to pronounce it and call it Krung Thep. The full name is, brace yourself, ‘Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahinthara Yutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udom Ratchaniwet Mahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit’! Bet someone to pay the drinks for the whole table if they can pronounce it and they might end up breaking a glass or two!

2. Kings anthem played before every movie

Bangkok- King's national anthem before a movie
In Thailand, there is a king and so before every function (school concerts, movies, etc) the King’s Anthem is played and everyone stands in reverence.
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The Thais are extremely patriotic and play their national anthem every chance they get. But did you know that before you sit down to comfortably watch a movie, of which you just bought the ticket, the theatre will play the King’s anthem before the start of the movie! So don’t get too comfortable yet, as you will need to stand up and pay your respects to the anthem by standing while it’s being played.

3.  The third washroom

The increasingly high number of transgenders in Thailand are known to the whole world, but did you know that the country actually has a separate washroom for them? Next time, you rush to a public washroom, don’t be surprised if you see a third washroom! One is for men, the other for the women and the third is for the transgenders.

4. The place where Redbull originated

Bangkok where Red Bull originated
Red Bull Energy Drink

Did the famous Red Bull drink ever help you through the night before having to submit an important paper the next day? Then you have one person to thank, Chaleo Yoovidhya from Thailand. This is the man who pioneered and created this energy drink which has today grown into a multi-billion worth power drink company that has its reach in all corners of the world and all major sporting events.

5.  Dubbed Venice of the East

Bangkok-night life
Nightlife in Thailand
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Thailand plays home to one of the most exciting and happening nightlife scenes in the world. The nightlife scenes are so epic here that it has been dubbed the ‘Venice of the East’, primarily due to its nightlife and some parts owing to its beautiful layouts of various canals portraying a landscape like that of Venice in Italy.

Apart from these, there are many other interesting facts about the city like how all the temples of Thailand are imprinted on the back of the Baht coins. All these and more makes Bangkok all the more fascinating!

Trilateral Highway

If you are a backpacker, then you won’t want to miss this trip. You can plan a road trip next year which connects three countries. The India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) trilateral highway will link India to Myanmar and then to Southeast Asia. It is a 3200km road link that connects Moreh (India) to Mae Sot (Thailand), via Mandalay and Yangon in Myanmar. It will boost connectivity between Mekon sub-region and India’s northeast region. This highway shall connect Moreh in Manipur to Thailand’s Maesot through Tamu in Myanmar, Mandalay and Myawaddy.

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Three-nation highway
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So, if you are planning a road trip from North East region in India to Thailand, don’t forget to visit these places:
Guwahati It is the gateway of the North East. While in Guwahati, there are many interesting places to visit if you are a nature lover. Guwahati is situated on the banks of Brahmaputra River with a stunning landscape and rich cultural background.

  • Kaziranga National Park– It is home to tigers, elephants, leopards, panthers and one-horned rhinoceros. If you are a bird watcher then it is a haven as birds flock in thousands here. The best time to travel is in the month of November and April as the park is open for tourists.
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Wild Indian rhinoceros in Kaziranga National Park
  • Manas National Park– it is a World Heritage site. It is the only Tiger Reserve in Assam. There are many endangered species here. Among birds, you can spot bulbuls, falcons, hornbills and magpie robins.

  •  Brahmaputra River Cruise– You will be mesmerised with breath-taking views of the majestic river that flows through Guwahati dividing it into two halves.
  • North East Tour


     
    From Guwahati to Imphal and Moreh, via Dimapur by road. This is Asian Highway (AH-1) and a part of India-Myanmar –Thailand Trilateral Highway.

    Moreh– It is the border town in Manipur in the north-east region of India. An important trade point in north-east India that connects Tamu town in Myanmar.
    MOREH TAMU ROAD

    Moreh-Tamu India-Myanmar border (Image source)

    Myanmar– Bagan, a city from the 9th century, was built by King Anawrahta in 1044. There are many stupas and temples built around 11th and 13th century. Magnificent architecture with mural or fresco paintings. Hot air balloon can be taken over Bagan to enjoy the spectacular view of the sunset and birds-eye view of Bagan.
     

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    Bagan (Image source)

    Mandalay is known as the centre for Burmese culture, city of artisans and a trading centre of goods. Hot air balloon tour can be taken over Mandalay and Inle Lake.

    •  Yangon – Shwedagon Paya, a large golden Buddhist temple is fabulous.
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    The Shwedagon Paya in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)
    •  Inle Lake– You can see the local fisherman use special techniques to set their nets. The fisherman row boats using their legs.
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    Fisherman and his net

    The wide lake has villages on stilts and floating gardens. The gardens are anchored with long bamboo poles in the lake. There are flowers, tomatoes, chillies, cauliflowers and vegetables. The best time to visit is September and October. Hapaung Daw U Festival lasts 3 weeks and Thadingyut festival of lights.

    Phaung Daw U-Festival (Image source)

    Thailand– To its north, it forms a border with Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia on its east, to its south by Malaysia and to its west by the Andaman Sea.

    • Bangkok– The capital city of Thailand has magnificent palaces. Wat Phra Kaeo in the Grand Palace is among Bangkok’s major tourist attractions.
    Wat Phra Kaeo (Image source)

    So, do go ahead on this once in a lifetime road trip.


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