Asiatique is a must-go for everyone! It’s the new river front night market in Bangkok. If you are in Bangkok, do make a trip down here to chillax over some food and drinks. It’ll be great to catch the Cabaret Calypso Show – the LadyBoy show which Thailand is famous for.
As compared to the usual Hot and Stuffy shopping areas in Bangkok, Asiatique provides a whole new cooling environment for entertainment and dining along Bangkok’s Chao Praya River.
The scenery taken on our boat ride to Asiatique…
There’s alot of designers who create their own fashion labels and brands and sell them here for a reasonable price. I generally feel that Thai people have lots of passion, drive and artistic talent! I love these accessories!
Cabaret Calypso Show
Once you’ve reached Asiatique, it’s best to book your seats for the Calypso Cabaret Show as the best seats in the house are snapped up pretty quickly. This show is one of the best in the land of smiles and is done in many different languages. Thailand is well known for their ladyboys and Calypso’s ladyboys are all so dolled up for the show! The performers are ever so enthusiastic and if you were seated in the front row seats, don’t be surprised if they pulled you up to the stage to join them in a dance in their world of glitz and glamour. 🙂
All audiences of the show are allowed to have a photo taking with any of the ladyboys! I found the one closest to the exit the prettiest (far left) haha. Some of these ladyboys really have the physique of a typical girl BUT they are generally taller.
I love travelling during the christmas period, Firstly it’s to celebrate my birthday 🙂 Secondly, there’s just so many other shops set up everywhere in Bangkok!!! Thirdly, the weather hovers around 25 degrees! WOOT!
There’s many shops set up during Christmas period. They sell mainly BBQed / Grilled/ Stir Fried Dishes – Sotongs, Pork, Mushrooms, Chicken, Squids, Sausages etc. There’s also this really cute icecream store that sells icecreams in shapes of a dog’s paw, heart shape icecreams, ribbons and bows icecreams etc. My friends liked the red bean paste small fruits snack as well.
Dining / Food / Drinks
Pets in Asiatique
This place is rather pet friendly and we chanced upon a shop selling all cutest pet’s stuff! The store owner allows the pets to roam around freely too.
I’ll be posting more on CHatuchak Market and Bangkok City food in my next post!
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Asiatique The Riverfront
Opening Hours: 17:00-midnight
Location: Chareonkrung Soi 74-76
How to get there: The easiest and fastest way to get there is via boat. Take the BTS to Saphan Taksin and hop onto the free shuttle at the end of the pier. It takes only minutes, and the boat runs until 23:00. Taxis are not recommended as traffic can be quite bad.