Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and couples around the world are rehearsing their proposals and preparing to get down on one knee. Here, discover the 10 most romantic spots to propose to your loved one in Bangkok
The city of Bangkok simply lights up after dark, with a number of dazzling temples, luxurious hotels, and more lining the peaceful Chao Phraya River. Visitors to Thailand can opt to get up-close and personal with all of these amazing sights on board one of the many dinner cruises available along the river. Most are equipped with some sort of live entertainment, the best food and drink for wining and dining, and an overall romantic atmosphere as couples cruise down the river. Some of the most popular dinner cruises in Bangkok include the Grand Pearl Luxury River Cruise & Dining Experience, Loy Nava Dinner Cruises, Chao Phraya Princess Cruise, and River Star Princess Cruise.
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From its five glistening towers to the sheer size of it, Wat Arun has long been one of the most memorable sights in the city. Luckily for couples, there are plenty of dining options across the Chao Phraya River from the temple equipped with spectacular views of this grand spectacle. One of the most romantic and atmospheric dining options of them all is Amorosa Bar, located on the top floor of The Deck by Arun Residence. With an extensive menu of cocktails, this snack and drink lounge is the perfect place to say “I do.” Afterwards, couples can enjoy a celebratory drink overlooking both the temple and river.
Arun Residence, 36-38 Soi Pratoo Nok Yoong, Maharat Road, Rattanakosin Island Bangkok, Thailand +66 2221 9158 9
Asiatique Ferris wheel
Standing at almost 200 feet tall, with 42 gondolas to choose from, the glittering Ferris wheel at Asiatique the Riverfront is a sight to behold. The Ferris wheel is an iconic landmark after dark, and the illuminated attraction can be seen from around the city as soon as the sun begins to set. Overlooking the Chao Phraya River, proposing from one of the gondolas as the Ferris wheel loops its repetitive, slow track would be one of the most romantic ways to do so in the city. A normal adult ticket to ride is ฿300, but hopeful grooms and brides-to-be might instead opt for a private (฿1,000 per two people) or VIP (฿1,500-2,000 for 2-5 people) gondola instead.
Asiatique The Riverfront, 2194 Charoen Krung Road, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 108 4488
Asiatique Ferris wheel | © tapanuth/Shutterstock
Valentine’s Day has long had a love affair with the color red. From roses to ensembles, the color red has almost always been a symbol of this romantic holiday. What better way to propose than at Red Sky then? This rooftop restaurant and bar sits 55 floors up at the Centara Grand in Bangkok, offering guests panoramic views of the seemingly never-ending capital. With red décor throughout, Red Sky is sure to create the most romantic of atmospheres for couples hoping to propose.
Red Sky, 55th floor of the Centara Grand, Central World, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 100 1234
Night view from Red Sky Bar at Centara Grand at CentralWorld | © i viewfinder/Shutterstock
Head somewhere a bit more secluded and escape the busyness that is Bangkok at Lumpini Park. This green space covers a sprawling 140 acres of land, and there are plenty of quiet nooks and secluded spaces to cozy up and get some alone time before popping the question. Couples feeling incredibly cheesy might instead opt for renting one of the swan paddle boats on the artificial lake found in the middle of Lumpini. The park is actually named after an enchanted garden in Nepal where Buddha was born, and will hopefully make any proposals taking place here just as magical.
Lumpini Park| ©natalia_maroz/Shutterstock | ©natalia_maroz/Shutterstock
Smooth Curry restaurant
Smooth Curry restaurant
In addition to having some of the most sublime curries in town, Smooth Curry also serves up a romantic and noteworthy dining experience. The restaurant is located on the third level of the Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel, and it is impeccably decorated, equipped with spread-out seating providing diners with privacy even during a dinner rush. The dimly lit dining area certainly sets the mood for a dreamy evening while diners enjoy a good helping of traditional Thai cuisine.
Smooth Curry Restaurant, Level 3, Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel, 61 Wireless Road (Witthayu), Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 650 8800
The hotel’s sumptuous interiors | © Courtesy of Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel
What better way to pull off a sweet proposal than by proposing in one of the sweetest places in the city? Chocolate Ville is simply enchanting, equipped with a lighted gazebo, pastel-colored buildings and miniature windmills, and romantic lakeside dining. Despite its name, the small city is not overflowing with chocolate. Instead, it is bursting with charm and delicious Thai and Western cuisine, making it one noteworthy place to propose.
Chocolate Ville, Soi Nawamin 74, Yak 3-8, Kaset-Nawamin Road, Klong Kum Subdistrict, Bueng Kum District Bangkok, Thailand, +66 081 921 2016
An enchanting combination of delicious food, excellent wine, and an atmosphere that can not be beaten are what husbands and wives to-be can expect at Sirocco. The word is out about this five-star restaurant, and it is recommended that those who wish to dine here make reservations at least a week ahead of time. With a long list of awards and the stunning Sky Bar just adjacent to its romantically lit staircase for a post-engagement celebration drink, there is no better place to propose than at Sirocco.
Sirocco Restaurant, 63/F, Tower Club at Le Bua, 1055 Silom Road, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 624 955
Panoramic view over Bangkok skyline from the Scirocco Sky Bar| © pio3/Shutterstock
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What better way to propose than among the clouds of one of the biggest and busiest cities in the world? Located inside the luxurious Banyan Tree Bangkok is Vertigo, the rooftop restaurant offering patrons 360-degree views of the capital of Thailand. Bangkok’s sunsets are pretty spectacular, especially from a whopping 61 floors up. Vertigo is one of the most iconic rooftop bars in Bangkok, and its luxurious décor, in addition to its delicious food and cocktails, makes it one of the most visited.
Banyan Tree, 21 S Sathorn Rd, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathon, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 2 679 1200
Vertigo | © Courtesy of Bayan Tree Bangkok
Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside
Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside
With over 700 feet of river frontage, couples are bound to find the perfect spot to pop the question at the Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside. Located on the eastern banks of the Chao Phraya River, otherwise known as the River of Kings, this hotel offers some pretty spectacular views from almost anywhere in its establishment. Couples can then celebrate being newly engaged at any one of the eight restaurants and bars found in the Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside, enjoying the skyline, the river, or both.
Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside, Charoen Krung 72/4 Alley, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok, Thailand +66 02 688 1000
Romantic retreat | © Courtesy of Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside