Whatever your reason for visiting, we want to be sure you experience the very best of Bangkok, and having been on the banks of the Chao Phraya for over 147 years, we know our city better than most. From traditional 'Tak Bart' ceremonies held in the hotel's garden, to full day back street biking trips that will show you far more of Bangkok than many residents have ever seen, we are here to introduce you to experiences that are adventurous, attuned to local culture and that will leave you with many new insights into life in Amazing Thailand.
Thai Boxing Class and Muay Thai Massage
Muay Thai (Thai boxing) offers an invigorating and exciting fitness option, with private classes at the hotel taught by a former champion.
Arts & Culture
Alms Giving - Tak Bart
Experience authentic Thai culture and tradition by participating in a morning alms giving ceremony by the Chao Phraya River. Offer food and flowers to local Buddhist monks, making merit and receiving a blessing in the process. Enjoy a true Thai tradition and a rejuvenated spirit.
Visit the Flower Markets
Arrive early evening and be overwhelmed by the smell of fresh flowers and marvel and the art of garland making as people come to buy these “works of art” to present in offerings to the Lord Buddha and important friends.
Travel back in time to when Bangkok was a verdant patchwork of farms, gardens, villages and temples sprawling along a labyrinth of criss-crossing canals.
The Oriental Bangkok, Then and Now
A half-day walking tour, The Oriental Bangkok Then and Now, is recommended for those wanting to learn more about the neighbourhood surrounding Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.
Explore the 'Old Town'
Not even ten minutes’ walk from the Oriental are Yaowarat (Chinatown) and Talad Noi, the original settlings of Bangkok.
Cruise the 'River of Kings'
The Chao Phraya river remains the life blood of Bangkok. No stay in the city is complete without departing from the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok private pier for a trip up-river past multiple temples, wats and markets, arriving at the famous Grand Palace for an awe-inspiring visit.
Art of Lotus Petal Folding
Guests can discover inner peace in style with the Art of Lotus Petal Folding with our in-house floral designer.
Bangkok Voice Tour
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok aims to add authentic local experiences to your sophisticated holiday.
An Evening for the Senses
Bangkok is a restless city with overwhelming sensory stimulants. Cut through the distortion and enjoy a carefully designed evening showcasing the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and textures that make Bangkok the world’s most visited city.