Bangkok is a cosmopolitan city of chaos, culture and contrasts. It’s where bustling street stalls co-exist with calm, climate-controlled malls. It’s where urban explorers marvel at some 400 ancient temples, gold-spired Royal Palaces and towering skyscrapers on steroids.
The New Rot Fai Night Market in Ratchada, Bangkok, flourishes next to a shopping mall. Credit: Getty Image
The epicentre of Thailand, Bangkok is pulsating with activity. The list of must-dos, must-eats, and must-visits are as long as Bangkok’s original name — 169 characters in total.
Massages are mandatory in this foot massage and spa haven. Turn every bend, check out any mall’s directory — and there’s likely to be a massage parlour promising to knead your weary bones.
Keyyes insiders have sussed out the capital’s top therapy spots, such as the ultra-luxurious Elemis Spa at St Regis. It’s time to trawl the streets for excellent grub, before surrendering yourself to expertly-administered massages. Eat, sleep, massage, repeat. That’s the Bangkok code of conduct.
Bangkok is street fare at its best. Brave the dizzying maze at the bazaar and your taste buds will be duly rewarded. Dream of spicy Tom Yum Goong, savoury Pad Thai and heavenly Thai Ice Milk Tea.
But what about times when you want to relish delicious food without breaking into a sweat by the road? Keyyes has the insider’s list on the city’s best restaurants.
Our curated dining places run the gamut of cuisines. Craving curry? Check out Sri Trat, a modern Thai food restaurant in an Insta-worthy setting. Or visit the establishment of the late, great chef and dine at the L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon.
If sushi makes your heart sing, then Sushi Ichizu is for you. But it isn’t going to be easy. The in-demand sushi bar only serves 18 customers a day. But we’ve got you covered. Reservations can be made at the touch of a button on the Keyyes app.
Experience the amazing list of Keyyes partners right here. Change your city location at the top right corner of the Keyyes’ App to ‘Bangkok’, to discover more.
Over the next few months, Keyyes will launch in new cities, with Shanghai, Osaka, Kyoto and Niseko on the slate. New York, Paris, Dubai, Miami, Los Angeles and London will follow.