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4 Top Riverside Nightlife Activities in Bangkok – The Best Places to Drop by as the Sun Sets

With roof top bars, luxury hotels and night time excursions a hop away, Bangkok's Riverside has everything you need for a night out.

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Apsara River Cruise

Floating down the Chao Phraya River after dusk is a captivating experience. As temples along the banks light up and the deafening bustle of the chaotic city subside, a calming moment arises, all in the luxurious comfort of Apsara. The barge stops in front of iconic landmarks, giving you all the time to take those Instagram worthy pictures after which you are thrown a gala five course Thailand dinner in a private and romantic setting. The river cruise starts at 20. 00 and departs every night from the River City Pier. This cruise takes place on a one hundred and twenty year old rice barge that has been converted to offer a luxurious experience.

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Rivercity Rooftop Restaurant and Bar

Quite underrated and largely unknown by the locals as well as tourists, this rooftop restaurant and bar offers a great experience minus the massive crowds. It is present in the River City shopping mall and shares the premises with a Thai BBQ restaurant. This means you get to enjoy your favourite drink with good Thai dishes and spectacular views! And yes, the experience is as good as it sounds on paper. The bar does not offer a 360 degree view unfortunately but, the 180 degree view of the river is mind blowing by itself. The shopping mall has plenty to see too so your best course of action is to traverse the mall and drop by to the Rivercity Rooftop Restaurant and Bar for the sunset!

3

Asiatique

This location takes two most favorite things of the city and blends into one package. I am talking about malls and night bazaars. A few minutes from the closest BTS station, this location has over one thousand five hundred stores long with forty other restaurants; all in one massive warehouse. You could spend a whole evening here as there is plenty to do. The many stores have everything you need including souvenirs while the restaurants serve the most appetizing dishes. On the side of entertainment, Asiatique hosts shows every evening. The mall is not far from most landmarks with hotels like AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel just on the opposite side of the river.

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Watch a live Muay Thai Performance

Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand is quite famous all around the world thanks to the many Hollywood movies about the martial arts disciple. While the action is interesting enough on the big screen, nothing beats experiencing it up and close. The live Muay Thai show at Asiatique turns the ancient martial arts form into a theatrical performance that shows Muay Thai in the best light. The plot of the show is quite enthralling while the athleticism of the performance will have you applauding the actors. The show even includes sword fights while a multitude of other forbidding weapons are displayed too, all of which make this performance an adrenaline-charged experience. This is definitely one of the top things to do around Bangkok.