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There really is no other city like Bangkok. It strikes the perfect balance of thriving and sleepy, prim and gritty, reserved and flashy, and with its underlying Buddhist nature, these distinctions are simply accepted by all. The City of Angels offers travellers a myriad of ways to enjoy its unique sights, whether your interests are cultural, social or purely recreational.

Concierge RECOMMENDATIONS

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Developed exclusively for The Peninsula Hotels by stylish travel publisher LUXE City Guides, PenCities is a unique, luxury lifestyle journal spanning all nine Peninsula cities, featuring the finest in dining, entertainment, shopping, design, nightlife, spa and wellness. Updated weekly, PenCities presents a tightly edited selection of opinionated and informed recommendations, covering the latest openings, classic favourites, special events, seasonal celebrations and smart things to do. Welcome!

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Staff FAVOURITES

Bangkok, like any other capital, reflects a marriage of extremes. Our friendly staff at The Peninsula Bangkok proudly recommends the places and attractions to suit your interests and make your stay in the City of Angels a memorable one. 

  • Peninsula Bangkok Wat Mahathat
    Peninsula Bangkok Wat Mahathat

    By Ms. Ladwan Piirainen - Chief Concierge

    This stunning white temple a welcome contrast to the colourful splendour of the nearby Grand Palace. It is one of the few Old City temples where worshippers outnumber tourists, and is a great place for visitors to submerge themselves in Thai beliefs and spirituality. Wat Mahathat also serves as the headquarters of the Mahanikai school of Buddhism – serving as the living quarter for over 200 monks – and is home to a well-known centre of Buddhist meditation which offers daily classes.

  • Peninsula Bangkok National Museum
    Peninsula Bangkok National Museum

    By Ms. Vipanant Kusolmanomai - Guest Relations Manager

    Previously a palace during the reign of Rama V, the National Museum features an extensive display of priceless Thai artifacts from all of Old Siam's key historical periods, including the first example of Thai literature and the Thai alphabet, inscribed by King Ramkhamhaeng on a black stone during the Sukhothai period. Free tours by the National Museum Volunteers group are given in English, French, German and Japanese.

  • Peninsula Bangkok Taling Chan Floating Market
    Peninsula Bangkok Taling Chan Floating Market

    By Mr. Marco Schuchter - Assistant Food and Beverage Manager

    Bangkok's market scene is a mix of the sophisticated and surprising, offering a selection as diverse as the city itself. Taling Chan Floating Market sells orchard produce such as fruit and vegetables, fish, plants and trinkets, and a boat trip along the busy canal will reveal a charming host of small gardens and villages. It is open on weekends only from about 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. There is a live traditional Thai music performance from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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