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5 hours in Bangkok

Bangkok in five hours? Can’t be done, but if that’s all you have, this is how to make the most of it.

Bangkok the art city

Bangkok is slowly emerging as an art destination. There’s a vibrant photography community, thanks to the city being a hub for numerous international press photographers, and new galleries are opening up for both local and foreign artists to showcase their work.

Katmandu Gallery is a good starting point

87 Pan Road (off Silom Road),
BTS station Surasak or Chong Nonsi


Go skating

In case the heat gets to you, one way to cool down is to visit one of the many indoor ice skating rinks in Bangkok. Never before has ice felt so exciting. Many of the major shopping malls have an ice rink so just rent a pair of skates and enjoy.

The Rink Ice Arena, 7th floor, Central Plaza Grand Rama 9, 9/8 Rama 9 Road.

Sip a glass of wine

The Thai people have started to swap the traditional Sang Som liquor for a glass of Bordeaux and wine has become a trendy drink in Bangkok in the last few years. Wine bars have popped up in many locations, and a good option is the [email protected], located at the ground floor of the upscale Grand Hyatt Erawan hotel.

494 Ratchdamri Road. BTS Chit Lom or Ratchadamri.

Text: Michael Töpffer

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