10 Most Romantic Things to Do While in Bangkok

Bangkok is full of romantic things to do, especially in the pampering department Start off with a rejuvenating hot spring bath at Yunomori Onsen, relax and completely de-stress with one of the city's famed couples massage treatments at The Oriental Spa or Chi, The Spa in the Shangri La. Afterwards, take in a private serviced movie on a daybed for two, complete with a private butler at the luxurious Embassy Diplomat Theater. Continue relaxing by going for a drink at one of the most romantic spots in town, sunset at the Banyan Tree's rooftop Moon Bar, featuring a 360 degree panorama of all Bangkok, or else gazing out at the sunset with a glass of fine bubbly at CRU Champagne Bar. Finally, finish your amorous day with an ambient cruise along the Chao Phraya River featuring fine dining on Supanniga Cruises. If you want to stay on land, the gourmand French food and fine dining at Le Normandie will make just as nice of an impression, or for something a bit more simple but just as romantic, try Steve Cafe & Cuisine. Don't forget to make your choice of lodging romantic as well; The Mandarin Oriental's Victorian architecture, fabled colonial past, and languid riverside location make it one of the most amorous selections. Whatever your choices, they will make for an unforgettable time in Bangkok, the Venice of the East.



Decorated in a colorful retro style, this 60 year old traditional Thai house is the setting for one of Bangkok's hidden gems, and is an excellent spot for a romantic sunset dinner. It is tough to find and a bit far out, but well worth the...  Read More



Get the ultimate in relaxation with a couples massage at Chi. Chi, The Spa, in the famed Shangri La Hotel, is one of the premiere Bangkok spa options, and it has been ranked and awarded as one of the best and most luxurious spas in the world by...  Read More



The Grande Dame of all Bangkok hotels, the Mandarin Oriental oozes charm and is the perfect choice if you are looking for a romantic stay in Bangkok. The colonial architecture which attracted the likes of Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene, is...  Read More



No romantic visit to Bangkok can be complete without a sunset on a rooftop with a 360 degree cityscape panorama. The Moon Bar, perched on the rooftop of the Banyan Tree Hotel, offers one of the most stupendous panoramic views of Bangkok, and a...  Read More

Yunomori Onsen
Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis


Enjoying a hot spring bath and massage is certainly a great way to spend a romantic outing in Bangkok. While men and women can't bathe together, you can still meet up after your soak for massages and drinks. This Japanese bathhouse takes all the...  Read More



For a truly romantic night out in Bangkok, treat yourself to dinner at Le Normandie. This classy French restaurant on the top floor of The Oriental Hotel is a Bangkok institution, and the second Michelin Guide to Bangkok made it one of only four...  Read More



A romantic movie date in Bangkok doesn't get much better than this. The ultra-luxurious Embassy Diplomat theater complex has several screening rooms that offer couples the ultimate in ambience. There are full day bed sofas for two, making you...  Read More



For a romantic night out, it doesn't get much better than this, combining dazzling cityscapes, fine drinking, and suave nightlife venues. CRU Champagne Bar is an elegant elevated bar which is now the highest drinking spot in town. The Red Sky...  Read More



Looking for a romantic experience in Bangkok? Treat your loved one to a heavenly spa treatment. Voted 'Best Spa in the World' time and time again by leading international leisure and travel publications, it is hard to go wrong with a relaxing...  Read More



Going on a Chao Phraya River cruise is romantic in and of itself, but add to the mix some of Bangkok's best cuisine, accompanied by sunset cocktails, and it gets about as amorous as you're going to find here in the Big Mango. Run by the...  Read More


Meet Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in the U.S., Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 45,000-kilometer bicycle trip and...  More About Dave