Despite Bangkok's rush of traffic and people, everyone knows that the city is a destination for relaxation. Either a nice night out at a restaurant or great bars and clubs. But what puts Bangkok on the list for ultimate stress relief is Thai massage. Who doesn't enjoy a massage or a trip to the spa? And the variety of spas runs from the ultra-expensive to the shockingly cheap (like $5 per hour cheap!). Here is a roundup of the best places to get the kinks worked out of your body in Bangkok.
Top of the list not just in Bangkok but in Asia, is Devarana Spa over at the Dusit Thani. Luxury at its finest and with full day packages available and couples spa suites. Divana has three locations for a good quality middle of the road experience. Pimmalai comes down to the "high-end" of the cheap places and its old Lanna house design may delude you into thinking the bill will be hefty. You'll be pleasantly surprised. When checking your options here, consider one unusual place for a massage: a temple. Wat Pho offers air-conditioned salons serviced by graduates from the nearby Wat Pho Massage School offering the best trained masseuses for under $10 per hour!
946 Rama IV Road,
Heavenly design and professional massage at one of Southeast Asia's top luxury spas... read more
2105/1 Sukhumvit Road (between Soi 81 and 83) Bangchak, Phrakanong
Affordable Spa, Traditional Lanna House Setting...
10 Srivieng, Silom, Bangrak
Have a Thai or Swedish massage in a restored Thai house in the heart of Bangkok... read more
33 Thonglor 13, Soi Torsak
999 Ploenchit Road, 3rd Floor
Spectacular Spa in a Shopping Mall... read more
48 Oriental Avenue
The Oriental Bangkok
13/3 South Sathorn Road
Henry Dunant Road
488/1-2 Siam Square
2 Captain Bush Lane, New Road
Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers
2 Sanamchai Road
Phra Borommaharatchawang Sub-District
Temple of the famous Reclining Buddha... read more