Bangkok is known for many things—its collection of ornate shrines and temples, vibrant night life, pampering wellness treatments, and of course, its reputation as the Land of Smiles. So how is this stimulating city best explored? We round up the most luxurious ways to enjoy the Thai capital
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Above Royal Silk Class onboard Thai Airways; Image: Courtesy of Thai Airways

Fly on Thai Airways

The best way to travel to Thailand is in comfort on Thai Airways’ Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which flies between Bangkok and Singapore. The airline’s Royal Silk Class cubicles offer you plenty of leg space and privacy. Indulge in a culinary journey on air with a selection of hot main courses inspired by your destination, along with fruits and dessert. Choose from a beverage list of handpicked wines, fine spirits, champagne, or juice to pair with your meal. You can also stay connected even in the air—Thai Airways recently rolled out in-flight live TV, broadcasting CNN, BBC, NHK, and Sport 24 in real time, a feature sports fans would definitely appreciate. There is also onboard WiFi, eliminating any inconveniences of air travel, so you can work and communicate on-the-go.

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Above Connie's Cottage; Image: Courtesy of The Siam Hotel

Stay at The Siam

For a true heritage experience, check in to The Siam Hotel, sitting amidst three acres of lush gardens on Chao Phraya, the historical district of Bangkok. The brainchild of creative director Krissada Sukosol Clapp and celebrated luxury resort designer Bill Bensley, the five-star accommodation marries classical Thai decor with Art Deco accents, oozing opulence and post-colonial flair. Book a stay in Connie’s Cottage, a storied century-old traditional Thai teak house, which has been restored and refurbished into a charming pool villa.

Khao Road, Wachira Phayaban,
Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand

(Related: Why The Siam Is Bangkok's Most Stylish Hideaway)

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Above Saneh Jaan; Image: Courtesy of Saneh Jaan Facebook

Dine at Saneh Jaan

Thai cuisine is known for its flavourful and aromatic dishes, so don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in traditional Thai fine dining. One Michelin-starred Saneh Jaan takes its inspiration from ancient recipes of the royal kitchen, with a contemporary twist. The restaurant sources its natural ingredients nativelyy, from holy basil and garlic vine to chilli and rosella flowers. For dessert, dig into Khao Moa Rang: an old-fashioned Thai dessert created from green young grain, coconut cream and taro.

130 Wireless Road, Lumpini,
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Expand your art collection at 100 Tonson Gallery

Whether you are a collector of contemporary art, or a casual art enthusiast, this leading art gallery in Bangkok should definitely be on your itinerary. Housed in a minimalist building conceived by French designer Christian Liaigre, this pristine space is to the place to go to view art from renowned and emerging local artists. The gallery is also known for promoting Thai artists abroad, participating in high-profile art fairs such as ArtBasel, Art Dubai, SHContemporary and ArtStage.

100 Soi Tonson, Ploenchit Rd., Lumpini, 
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

(Related: 5 Things To Look Forward To At Art Stage Singapore 2018)