A parade through Bangkok’s outposts of good food, design, retail, and more, this definitive travel guide will make you feel like a local no matter where you are from.
Bangkok is a city that welcomes visitors but is complex in both history and layout. There’s a reason that people come back time and time again: this is not a place you can fully comprehend with just one trip. The Thai capital is both socially tolerant and deeply conservative; its businesses are often friendly but difficult to find. It’s a city where both an old monarchy and a young creative class find common ground.
In helping you navigate Bangkok’s streets, Monocle will show you a city where business and design is thriving. Hidden in plain sight are great parks for running, architectural masterpieces designed by Thai firms, and hidden bars playing music you’ve never heard before. And, of course, Monocle will tell you where to head for the city’s famous street food, spa treatments, and hotels for both business and leisure (or a mix of the two). Even if you have been to Bangkok before, you’re about to find out why there’s so much more to discover.