Immersive Experiences

Located right in the heart of one of the best Chinatowns in the world, ASAI Bangkok Chinatown connects you to the neighbourhood through unforgettable, off-the-beaten-path experiences. Using this unique lifestyle hotel as a base, discover the world-famous street food, hidden bars, art, history, and culture of Chinatown. 

Stay in thoughtfully furnished compact rooms and connect with other guests and locals in our spacious hub. Eat, work, play and connect with travellers and the neighbourhood through carefully curated tours, workshops and adventures that capture the essence of this vibrant destination.  

Come explore, discover, and live local at ASAI Bangkok Chinatown. 

Local Connections

Temple Exploration

Visit some of the most magnificent temples around Bangkok Chinatown. Our hood is home to dozens of them, like Wat Mangkon, Wat Traimit and Wat Chakrawat (The Crocodile Temple. Feast your eyes on their unique beauty, learn about ways to worship and wander around the neighbourhood, enjoying local food on this exciting self-guided excursion. Choose from a half-day trip or a full day discovery and go at your own pace.

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Bicycle Tour

Exploring the bustling streets of Bangkok is more fun on two wheels! Team up with your mates and embark on a fun and unique bike tour which takes in the city’s cultural landmarks, popular local eats and some off-the-beaten-path spots you never knew existed. Trust us, it’s truly an eye-opening experience!

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Community Workshops

Share laughter and skills in a range of community-based workshops in our transformative courtyard. Our iconic communal area is the perfect spot to come together and explore new passions. Our regular workshops range from creative art therapy classes to live music sessions.

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Photography in Chinatown

Capture countless memories as you take a stroll through narrow alleys and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and flavours of Bangkok’s Chinatown – a true paradise for foodies and photographers. If you’re into film photography, check out some local photo studios that offer analog photography and film developing services, then go get inspired by this unique neighbourhood.

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Eat Around Chinatown

Delve into the sights, sounds and smells of Chinatown with our one-day gastronomic itinerary. Seafood lovers can savour their favourite dishes at T&K Seafood. Noodle mavens have endless choices, from Guay Jub Ouan Pochana to White Dragon Noodle. Sweet tooth? Don’t miss all-time favourites including Yaowarat toasted bread, Pa Tong Go Savoey, Sweettime and Ba Hao Tian Mi.

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Art Hopping

Get inspired as you roam around Bangkok’s most creative neighbourhood. Charoenkrung is home to art galleries, cool museums, theatres and some hidden street murals, making it the perfect area to appreciate the local art scene. Visit PLAY Art House on Songwat Road to see some contemporary works, check out the new exhibition at Over the Influence in Talad Noi, immerse yourself in the art community at Warehouse 30 or admire some beautiful art pieces at ATT19. When the days get too hot, why not art hop at night?

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Body and Mind

Muay Thai

Punch, kick, knee, elbow! Explore the “Art of 8 Limbs” in the birthplace of Thai boxing. Try Muay Thai for yourself at a nearby gym. Our team can recommend private or community classes you can check out during your stay to learn some basic moves. To see a live Muay Thai fight, Lumpinee Boxing Stadium and Rajadamnern Stadium are unmissable.

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Thai Massage

Discover the art of relaxation and delve into a rich history through a hands-on Thai massage workshop. Learn how to soothe yourself through this ancient therapy and bring home valuable skills to practise on your loved ones. Ask us about the best places to learn Thai massage around the neighbourhood.

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Nature Exploration

River Cruise

Take in magnificent views of Bangkok’s iconic landmarks along the Chao Phraya River. Feast on an exquisite dinner buffet, sip your favourite cocktails, enjoy live music performance, or simply soak up the beautiful night in style. Whether you are planning a birthday party, a family gathering or an unforgettable date, a cruise along the River of Kings is something not to be missed.

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Longtail Boat Tour

Set sail along the canals of the Chao Phraya River in a traditional longtail boat. It’s a fun and unique way to enjoy the scenery on both sides of the river and get a glimpse of local life along the city’s waterways. The longtail boat tour usually takes around 2 hours and includes stunning views of temples, local markets and traditional wooden stilt homes.

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Klong Ong Aang

Just steps from MRT Sam Yot station, you’ll find one of Bangkok’s newest and coolest hangout spots. Klong Ong Aang is a chic walking street with food stalls, art murals, street performances and fun water activities. Thanks to the city’s 2015 beautification project, Ong Ang Canal has been transformed into a gorgeous spot to try paddle boarding or kayaking or for a pleasant evening’s stroll. The Walking Street is open Friday to Sunday from 4pm to 10pm.

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Charoen Chai Community

Nestled in a small alley between Charoenkrung and Phlapphla Chai Road, only a 2-minute walk from ASAI Bangkok Chinatown, Charoen Chai Community welcomes visitors back to the good old days of Thai-Chinese culture and way of life. This old house was converted into a museum to preserve the heritage of the community. It’s also a popular place to buy the joss paper used in many Chinese religious rituals.

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Gastronomic Journey

Bar Hopping

Bangkok nightlife has a distinct vibe in Chinatown. Not far from ASAI, you will find Soi Nana, where old-school charm meets modern style. Kick off the night at El Chiringuito for some tasty Spanish tapas and drinks, then pop in to Tep Bar for refreshing cocktails with a Thai twist or Asia Today for some exotic sips. Independence Bar on Maitri Chit Road is next up for creative wine-based drinks. Cap off your night at Tropic City – the award-winning tiki-themed cocktail bar in Soi Charoenkrung 28.

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Private Chef Dinner

Indulge your taste buds with an interactive and personalised dining experience specially curated by the gastro team at ASAI. Just sit back, relax and let our chef prepare tempting dishes tailored to your preference and served straight to your table. To enhance your experience, ask our expert staff for a selection of wines and drinks to pair perfectly with your meal.

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Soju Bomb Tasting

Gather the gang and come have a blast in our Soju Bomb Tasting activity at JAM JAM. Learn how to make a popular Korean drink and enjoy tasting its different flavours, ranging from apple to blueberry, pineapple to pomegranate. After the session, it’s party time!

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Guest Chef Cooking Class

Master your cooking skills with hands-on cooking classes led by special guest chefs. Each session focuses on building techniques and skills needed for specific dishes and our chef will guide you through every step of the process. Enjoy making new friends, learning some useful cooking tips, and the best part – savouring your creations!

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