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Thailand Travel Blog: Bangkok #2 – Asiatique (Calypso Bangkok)

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.

Asiatique The Riverfront Night Market

Asiatique The Riverfront Night Market

On the free ferry shuttle to and fro Asiatique

On the free ferry shuttle to and fro Asiatique

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…

A Passing Boat at Sunset Riverfront Bangkok Asiatique

A Passing Boat at Sunset

The sunset and view of the bridge Bangkok Riverfront Asiatique

The sunset and view of the bridge

Approaching Asiatique

Approaching Asiatique

Dining and Drinks at Asiatique Bangkok Baan Khanitha

Baan Khanitha – Dining and Drinks !

Ferris Wheel Riverside Bangkok Asiatique

Ferris Wheel

Alfresco dining Riverside Bangkok Asiatique

Alfresco dining

Japanese Restaurant Asiatique River Front Bangkok

Japanese Restaurant


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! Accessories - Asiatique Designers

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Bangkok Riverfront Asiatique Alfresco dining and cafe

Riverfront Bangkok Alfresco dining

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Riverfront Bangkok Alfresco dining Hoegarden BBQ Chicken

BBQed Whole Chicken

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.  🙂

Calypso Cabaret Asiatique

Before the start of the show…

Calypso Cabaret Asiatique

Calypso Cabaret Asiatique

Calypso Cabaret Asiatique

Calypso Cabaret Asiatique

Calypso Cabaret Asiatique

Calypso Cabaret Asiatique

Calypso Cabaret Asiatique


Calypso Cabaret Asiatique

Calypso Cabaret Asiatique – Finale

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.Calypso Cabaret Asiatique - Photo taking with the ladyboys Calypso Cabaret Asiatique - Photo taking with the ladyboys

Christmas Events! 

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!

Christmas 2013 Bangkok Riverfront Asiatique

Christmas 2013 !

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Happy Ros and her Melody!

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.

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Asiatique Bangkok Riverfront Dining Food and Drinks

Dining / Food / Drinks

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Super love Yogurt icecream - Bangkok Riverside Asiatique

Super love Yogurt icecream

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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.

Looking out for its friend Riverside Bangkok Asiatique Pet Store

Looking out for its friend

Such a cute little dog! Riverside Bangkok Asiatiq Pet Store

Such a cute little dog!



Ros playing with one of the dogs

Ros playing with one of the dogs

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The Pets’ clothings are like clothes for munchkins! The pearl dress is of good quality too!

Two Happy Dogs with a Miffy toy Riverfront Bangkok Asiatique

Two Happy Dogs with a Miffy toy

Puppies dressed in Christmas outfits - Riverfront Bangkok Asiatique Pet Store

Puppies dressed in Christmas outfits


I’ll be posting more on CHatuchak Market and Bangkok City food in my next post! 

More Bangkok Updates here:

1. Mr. Jones’ Orphanage at Siam Centre
2. Bloody Delicious Pig’s Blood Soup 
3. Stay at Centrepoint Silom – Riverside

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.


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