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Pratunam Travel Guide
With the existence of an 88 storey high Baiyoke Sky Hotel in its center, this district is not difficult to find. The sky scraper is the tallest building in the country, so it also has become a national landmark. It’s also one of the best spots for shopping in bangkok, you can find just about anything you need in this shopping center, including some of the most delightful entertainment in the city.
Shopping has always been a big part of the tourism industry in Pratunam. It’s really famous for its local vendors, bazaars, and street markets, but it’s best know for its fashion factory outlets. You can find all kinds of fashion products, including clothing, belts, jewellery, watches, shoes, and other accessories at a bargain.
Baiyoke Tower Observation Deck – Since it was built in 1997, the Baiyoke Tower has always been an attention grabber, and it became even more popular when it opened its door for those who wanted to view the city from 309 meter above the ground. The panoramic view you get from up here is something that you’ll never forget.
Suan Pakkad Palace – This is a complex of eight gorgeous traditional Thai houses built in the middle of a beautiful tropical garden. Located not far from the Baiyoke Tower, Suan Pakkad Palace used to be a house of a Thai Princess. Today this building also serves as a museum displaying various interesting artifacts.
Pratunam Market – This is a wholesale market that pretty much dominates the shopping activities in the whole district. Specializing in clothes and apparel, you can get various fashion items in this market with excellent prices. Cheap fashion items are the main attraction in this market, but there are also some fancy items available with higher prices.
Red Sky – Located on the rooftop of the Centara Grand Hotel, this funky bar is a great place to escape from the noisy city below. 55 storeys high above the city, you can get a stunning view while enjoying fantastic international cuisines with great selections of wines and beers.
Trimuti Shrine – Also known as the Lover’s Shrine, this temple is located outside the Central World. This shrine is believed to be able to bring good luck in love, that’s why it’s really popular among single people. Many of them gather here every night offering different items to the Gods, in order to change their luck in love.
Playhouse Cabaret – Taking place at the Asia Hotel, Playhouse Cabaret features family-friendly ladyboy cabaret show. This is a fantastic show with magnificent costumes, great stage and wonderful dance.
Bossy Club – If you want to party, the Bossy Club is one of the best places in Pathunam. It’s dark, smoky and loud, but if it’s a wild party you’re looking for, then you’re at the right place.
Even though it’s a small district, but Pathunam actually has more hotels than any other area in the city. From budget hotels to five star luxury hotels, you have a wide range of options. Some of the best hotels in Pathunam include the Centara Grand, Amari Watergate Bangkok, Centre Point Pratunam, and many more.