Top 7 affordable places to watch the sunset in Bangkok - Ticket2Attraction
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Top 7 affordable places to watch the sunset in Bangkok

 Top 7 affordable places to watch a sunset in Bangkok

Sunset in Bangkok is hard to miss, but it takes the right place and atmosphere to cherish its full beauty. In this article, we have cultivated a list of spots in Bangkok where you can sit and enjoy the magical color show over our beloved city from free-entry parks to affordable restaurants on the river in Bangkok. Keep reading to discover places to enjoy a beautiful sunset in Bangkok at a low cost.

1. Lumphini park

Sunset in Bangkok at Lumphini ParkSunset in Bangkok at Lumphini Park

Adorn by many, Lumphini Park is comparable to the Central Park of New York. Spreading over 57 hectares, Lumpini Park is a place of relaxation. Taking after the name of the forest in which Buddha was born, this park is full of faunas floras, and other living animals. One of the best city views of the sunset in Bangkok can be seen from Lumphini Park. Park-goers can take in the stillness of a vast man-made lake shadowed by thick-leafed trees, and a fantastic view of the city skyscape silhouetted by a colorful sunset. The best part is it is completely free to visit. If you love sitting in parks and taking in the slow movements of nature, make sure to give Lumphini Park a visit.

  • Price: Free
  • Best hour to visit: 17:00-19:00
  • How to reach: MRT to Lumpini station




2. Mahanakhon Skywalk: the go-to for sunset in Bangkok 

Sunset in Bangkok at Mahanakhon TowerSunset in Bangkok at Mahanakhon Tower

The tallest skyscraper Mahanakhon Building is the most cited place to spot a sunset in Bangkok. On the top floor, floor 75th, you will get a 360-degree view of the metropolitan city. On a good day, visitors can catch a glimpse of the Bangkok skyline below the cotton candy corally sky. There are various activities you can do on the top floors. If you are a daredevil who is not afraid of a little height, you can even walk on a glass floor overlooking the streets below. 

For visitors interested, we recommend booking and making a payment before visiting through Ticket2Attraction.

  • Price: Starts at 880 THB
  • Best hour to visit: 17:00-19:00
  • How to reach: BTS Silom Line to Chong Nonsri



3. Naam1608

Sunset in Bangkok at Naam1608Sunset in Bangkok at Naam1608

For those looking to wine and dine and catch a sunset in Bangkok, restaurants on the river of Chao Phraya can guarantee you just that. Serving Thai and Asian cuisines, Naam 1608 gives an aesthetically calming atmosphere at golden hour. Because of its location, customers can enjoy their favorite drink and the jaw-dropping sunset reflecting on the wavy water. 

Naam 1608 is open from 10 AM and is suitable for anyone whether you’re a daytime or a nighttime outer. The best seat for an unblocked view is the pub table. Since these seats are the most popular, they can only be sat at for an hour per customer and reservations must be made prior. If you want a front-row seat to the majestic color show, we recommend giving them a call to see availability. On the weekends, there will also be a live band playing Thai and International songs.

The restaurant serves a range of Asian and Thai cuisines with alcoholic drinks like cocktails and beer. For non-alcoholic drinkers, the restaurant also serves coffee, tea, sodas, and mocktails.

  • Price: 248 THB per dish average
  • 140 THB per drink average
  • Best hour to visit: 17:00-18:00
  • How to reach: MRT Hua Lamphong and another 13 minutes walk



4. 342bar

Sunset in Bangkok at 342bar

One of the cool hidden restaurants on the river is the 343 bar situated along the Chao Phraya. This bar is open from 4 pm so the tables might be filled up very quickly on the weekends. The drinks are slightly a bit pricier and there is an array of food options to choose from. Customers will get a view of both the Chao Phraya River, the light-decorated Phraram 8 bridge, and the sun oversetting the body of water to the West. The seats at the terrace are the best spot, where you can feel the gentle cooling breeze against your skin as you sip on your drink of choice.

  • Price: 240 THB per drink on average
  • Best hour to visit: 16:00-18:00
  • How to reach: Taking a boat to Prannok pier



5. Sunset in Bangkok at Eagle Nest Bar

Sunset in Bangkok at Eagle Nest BarSunset in Bangkok at Eagle Nest Bar

The Eagle Nest Bar on the Chao Phraya is directly situated across from Wat Arun and is a very popular sunset-watching spot. This is one of the few restaurants on the river in Bangkok that visitors often flock to on days when the sun sets directly behind Wat Arun temple. Customers can also see two other famous temples of the Thai capital such as Wat Pho and Wat Phra Keo.

  • Price: 240 THB per drink on average
  • Best hour to visit: 16:00-18:00
  • How to reach: MRT Sanam Chai and a 7 minutes walk or a boat ride to Tha Tien pier



6. Dinner cruises along the Chao Phraya

Sunset in Bangkok on a dinner cruiseSunset in Bangkok on a dinner cruise

Taking restaurants on the river one step further, we are taking you on a cruise. Chao Phraya river cruises at golden hour are a highly recommended activity to do. Not only are you gonna see all of Chao Phraya’s river attractions in their glorious colors, but you will also be enjoying multinational buffets at reasonable prices.

There are generally 3 types of cruises: private yachts, sunset cruises, and dinner cruises. Sunset cruises travel down the river at the perfect time the sun descends to Earth. Ticket2Attraction offers the most sought-after sunset cruises with exclusive offers and special discounts. 

  • Price: Starts from 599 THB
  • Boarding piers: Icon Siam, Asiatique, or River City
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Menus: International and seafood buffet

The cruising time, prices, and boarding points of each ship vary. Below is a table displaying the differences between each of the popular sunset cruises.

Chao Phraya sunset cruise comparison

We recommend booking your spot one week beforehand to have the best view of the sunset in Bangkok because tables are sold quickly.  Some of those sunset cruises, we would highly recommend are:


7. Bangkok Bustaurant

Sunset in Bangkok on a bustaurantSunset in Bangkok on a bustaurant

Last but not least, Bangkok Bustaurant is a rendition of the often-seen bus-restaurant in Paris and London. The Bangkok Bustaurant offers a unique fine dining experience on a double-decker bus that makes its way through the famous sights of Bangkok. Customers can relax in a cool air-conditioned dining environment with big clear windows as the bus takes them through famous attractions like the Grand  Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, and Chinatown. The tour will be accompanied by a tour guide and begins around the time the sun is in its glorious beauty.

It is designed to give you the best of Bangkok with the sights and the dishes. The menu is of Thai and international taste that is prepared freshly by the Chefs on board.

  • Price: 1450 THB per adult
  • Boarding point: Holiday Inn Bangkok Silom
  • Boarding time: 2 hours tour from 18:00-20:00
  • Menus: Thai and International 8-course set menu
  • Route: See route map below

Bangkok Bustaurant Route

To secure your table on the high-end bus, book the Bangkok Bustaurant ticket.


Written by Ponhsetha Chamroeun