Standard tourist routes in Bangkok follow the same trails – the Royal Palace, temples, shopping. But the Hollywood hit “Bachelor Party 2: From Vegas to Bangkok” shows the real city of sin. The film was released back in 2011, but you can still see many locations from the screen with your own eyes. Will you try to repeat the adventures of Phil, Stu and Alan? Arm yourself with this guide, play the crazy soundtrack – and go!
The main characters of the film “Bachelor Party 2: From Vegas to Bangkok” wake up in a hotel somewhere in the Thai capital. The scene was filmed, of course, in the Los Angeles pavilion. However, if you assume where this hotel would be in Bangkok and look at the view from the window in the freeze frames, you will notice that the action takes place somewhere north of the Temple of the Golden Buddha and not far from the Chao Phraya River. There are not many high-rise buildings in the area, so it looks like the hotel room was located on the rooftop of Samitivej Chinatown Hospital in Chinatown. If not right here, then somewhere very close.
To add to the experience of the area, you can walk down the street and grab a bite to eat at one of the many street cafes with traditional Chinese noodles (20-40 baht). Drink with a bag of ice tea or soda for 20 baht (yes, in Thailand, drinks are sold in packages!) Or something stronger (from 80 baht).
Bangkok’s Chinatown is a separate attraction for true connoisseurs of Asia. There is an abundance of characteristic polyphonic noise, smells of food and more, all kinds of street food, street shops and small shops with gold, antiques, clothes and souvenirs. If you want to bring Chinese traditional medicine as a souvenir, you should come here too: there are almost as many shops of healers as there are people.
In the evening, colorful bars and restaurants are lit up at every step, where you can listen to jazz and have a couple of cocktails. For example, you can enjoy a pleasant dinner accompanied by live music on the open terrace of the Shanghai Mansion Jazz Lounge at the very beginning of Yaowarat Road. The average bill for a dinner with alcoholic cocktails is 2000 baht per person. The easiest way to get to Chinatown is by ferry. Get off at Ratchawongse Pier and go right. 5-7 minutes – and you are there!
Soi Sukhumvit Street
Soi Sukhumvit attracts tourists during the day, but the main fun begins after sunset. Decide what you like best: to partake like the last time, or just watch others do it. However, the second option does not exclude the first one. You can get to Soi Sukhumvit by metro – to the Naka station (the trip will cost 15-40 baht, a travel card for the whole day – 140 baht), then about 3 minutes on foot.
Bar Tilac Bar
Tilac Bar is one of the most popular bars on Soi Cowboy, at the epicenter of Bangkok’s nightlife. The management hasn’t changed for 25 years, so the setting is still the same as in the movie: go-go poles on the bar counters, loud electronic music, neon lights and smoke machines. Visitors start arriving immediately after the opening at 19:00 – at this time 25-30 dancers perform. After 9 pm, more than 100 girls are already performing at the same time, dancing go-go and striptease. Just imagine the atmosphere and scale!
Tilac Bar is also very popular because there is Happy Hour every day until 21-00 for all alcohol without exception. During these hours, a portion of Jack Daniel’s will cost, for example, 70 baht. After Happy Hour the price for a standard glass of whiskey or cocktail for men is 130 baht, for girls – 100 baht. Not bad, right?
If you want to try the “lap dance in a private room”, prepare to pay from 1000 baht. Just do not forget that this is Bangkok, where surprises await at every step, and instead of a girl, the dance can be performed by a lady boy.
Please note: those under 20 are not allowed into the bar, and smoking is prohibited inside. How to get there: take the metro to the Sukhumvit station, then at the crossroads to the left for about 400 meters.
Ancient City Museum (Muang Boran)
The ancient city of Muang Boran is considered the largest open-air museum in the world. It is located quite far from Bangkok, but it is definitely worth setting aside one day to visit. The museum contains more than a hundred miniature replicas of Thailand’s landmarks.
The area of the museum is more than a square kilometer. You can join a guided tour or take an audio guide from the information desk. To have time to see all the exhibits, you can rent a four-seater buggy (350 baht for the first hour, 200 baht for each next hour of rental). You are asked to leave your passport as a deposit at the rental office.
It is better to book tickets to the museum in advance. An adult costs 700 baht, a child (up to 14 years old) – 350 baht. To save money, check out KLOOK, a Thai discount aggregator to popular destinations.
The easiest way to get to the museum is by taxi (travel time from the center of Bangkok is about an hour, the price is from 400 baht one way). The park is open from 9 am to 7 pm. Group tours start at 10:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00.
Sirocco Restaurant and Sky Bar
Sirocco, from the rooftop of the State Tower, offers perhaps the most breathtaking view of Bangkok. The menu includes talentedly fulfilled fantasies on the theme of Mediterranean cuisine: for several years in a row, the restaurant has been included in the list of the best in the opinion of Thai “Tatler”. The average check here is 6,000 baht per person.
It also houses the Sky Bar, one of the highest open-air high-rise bars in all of Asia. He appeared in the Hollywood hit “Bachelor Party-2” – the film includes spectacular shots of the institution made from a helicopter. Guests wishing to pay homage to the film industry can try the special Hangovertini cocktail with 18-year-old whiskey (490 baht).
The restaurant is open from 6 pm to 1 am, the bar – from 4 pm to midnight. It is recommended to book tables a couple of days in advance. Also pay attention to the dress code: no shorts, T-shirts or flip-flops.
The bar and restaurant are part of the lebua hotel complex. At the hotel, Bachelor Party fans can rent The Hangover Suite, a three-bedroom suite with an outdoor terrace that can accommodate up to six guests. There is ample room for parties and a fully stocked minibar.