In April 2013 Marriott Hotels opened their third highend location along Bangkok's main street Sukhumvit. Right next to well known intersection with Thong Lor a tall, rounded skyscraper proudly carries the red sign of this famous brand. Floor 45 provides location for Octave Rooftop Bar and Lounge serving drinks and food from 17:00 until 01:00 hours. This rooftop lounge provides excellent views over Bangkok's skyline at night. The most spectacular time is possibly between 18:30 and 19:00 hours when the sun descends behind the city while illuminating every building and cloud with intense fire-red colors. Romantic and spectacular at the same time.
Resting on busy Ratchadapisek/Asoke and Sukhumvit cross, Exchange Tower is one of the finest office addresses. In Wikipedia it is labeled as a shopping center, but that is certainly wrong information - as so many other mistakes. At night time neon signs for True Fitness are the most dominating items bypassers notice. If you ever happen to be here, try out the Starbucks cafe on ground level. Baristas here know how to brew some of the best coffee and green tea in Bangkok.
Between viral traffic cross at Terminal 21 and Queen Sirikit Center this huge artificial pond surrounded by green plants opens it's doors from 5.30 am until 9 pm: Benjakitti Park. Actually, it's more sized like an lake. Bike and jogging tracks surrounding peaceful water with fish and turtles measure almost 2 Kilometers. Managers, boot-camp addicts and professional athletes perform early morning workouts starting their busy days. People from many neighborhoods gather here during sunset for long walks, bike rides and feeding resident seabass and sea turtles. Like so many other Bangkok parks, Benjakitti is crwoded with couples and families on weekends.
On a budget or want to buy quantities of pants, shorts, belts, cell phone covers and other fahion items for very little money? Platinum Fashion Mall opposite of whole sale paradise Pratunam and closeby tech temple Panthip Plaza is the best place to go. Buy 3 or more items of one product to qualify for wholesale pricing and easily negotiate lower prices.
Food courts are very popular in Bangkok. Every new shopping center tries to challenge it's rivals for the best new food area. To no surprise Terminal 21 Mall offers a great new restaurant area together with a huge food court presenting many styles of cuisine and a great view of Asoke area with residential high rises, parks and streets. Prices are moderate and choices are great.