7 Top Spots For Trainers of Pokémon Go in BangkokPokémon Go have officially been released in fad-prone Thailand for almost two weeks and the new sensational GPS-based game has created a country-wide frenzy among people young and old, especially those hardcore Pokémon fans who have played the first generation game (released in the 90’s).

You might already play this AR mobile game in your country, but, possibly, haven’t gathered all of these digital critters yet. Here is the definitive guide of 7 hunting spots to play the Pokémon Go in Bangkok—and at the same time do some wonderful sightseeing, too!

If you want to ‘Catch ‘Em All’ but you don’t know how to get around these places, this Pokémon master from TakeMeTour can help you!

Top Spots For Trainers of Pokémon Go in Bangkok

Grand Palace & Wat PrakaewWat Prakaew (Pokemon)

Out of seven hot spots for the Pokémon Go in Bangkok I recommend, the Grand Palace and Wat Prakaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha) are a must-visit sight to where players of all walks of life are flocking.

Being the home of the old royal family and the administrative seat of government for over 150 years, this beautiful landmark turns into a popular hunting arena for the Pokémon Go in Bangkok. You can randomly catch creatures like Blastoise, Sandshrew, Machop, Bellsprout and Dratini. If you search a bit longer, you may bump into a Pikachu.

Enjoy a spectacular architecture and intricate details of ancient Thais’ creativity and craftsmanship. While honing your battle skills to occupy one of the coolest gyms of the Pokémon Go in Bangkok.

Chao Phraya River

Chaopraya Express Boat
Chaopraya River

In addition to being a legendary river that was once vital for communication in the old time Bangkok, Chao Phraya River is nowadays another hot spot for Pokémon Go in Bangkok.
To widen your perspective of Bangkok exploration, I believe taking a glimpse of the City of Angels by taking a cruise is absolutely a one-of-a-kind experience. It’s an opportunity to find new best views of historical attractions like wats (temples), churches and local communities.

Sure thing is you can catch a ton of Magikarps and evolve it while being on board. Report has it that other water-type pokémons are spotted. These include Squirtle, Psyduck, Tentacool as well as Shellder. That’s why cruising (or boating) along this city’s bloodlife is a famous spot for Pokémon Go in Bangkok.

Chatuchak Weekend Market


A place for cheap shopping and catching pokémons? Chatuchak Weekend Market has it all. Bangkokians flock to the site not only because of its wealth of Pokéstops, but also rare digital monsters.

For tourists this place offers sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise, ranging from home décor to stylish clothes.

Whether you prefer to shop or to catch till you drop, never forget to add this popular place for Pokémon Go in Bangkok on your bucket-list. It’s a win-win situation!

Siam Paragon

Siam Paragon
Siam Paragon

Go catch these cute animals on smartphones indoors (if you cannot stand sweltering heat and treacherous sidewalks). Siam Paragon is the best possible choice for Pokémon Go in Bangkok.

This is my favourite for Pokémon Go in Bangkok as there might be someone who uses a Lure Module to attract these little 3-D creatures to the site Plus, there are a lot of Pokéstops nearby, the place is so like a spawning ground. Simply sit there, chillax and wait to catch them.

Moreover, if your feet are itchy and your hands are ready to dig deep down into the pocket, a myriad of international and local luxe brand stores await your arrival.

Good Read: Top Things to do in Siam Paragon Shopping Center

Benjasiri Park

Benjasiri Park
Benjasiri Park / Wikipedia by Lerdsuwa

A couple of days ago I went jogging at Benjasiri Park, and it proved me right that a park is a sanctuary for various types of these virtual characters of Pokémon Go in Bangkok.
With different environments in the area, this Bangkokkians’ green space attracts a diverse array of pokémons—be it generally-found Weedle, Caterpie, Pidgey and Rattata or hard-to-catch Snorlax, Rhyhorn and Kangaskhan.

Try burning your fat off and catching pokémons here. Trust me! Though you will be tired, but after the excursion you will be triumphant. And you will be fast-tracked from level 3 to level 8 without realizing it.

Good Read: Bangkok Escapes: Top 5 Relaxing Parks for Travelers

Khao San Road

Khaosan Road
Khaosan Road / Flickr by Kevin Poh

Billed as a Mecca of tourist, Khao San Road is also regarded as one of top places for Pokémon Go in Bangkok.

The place is a hotspot for Pokémon Go in Bangkok because a Pokémon like Jigglypuff, Grimer, Tangela and Pinsir adore being in the city. Who knows? While you getting a foot massage in the local shop, these critters might approach you without obvious sign.

Gyms and Pokéstops are also concentrated here, so get ready for ferocious battles and abundantly farming items and EXPs.


In Bangkok Chinatown
In Bangkok Chinatown

Your trip to Bangkok would be incomplete if you don’t visit this Chinatown. Also, if you are a Pokémon trainer, the place is deemed to be another hotspot for Pokémon Go in Bangkok.
The Thailand’s largest community is brimmed with shop-houses selling gold, Chinese herbs, and other stuff. When sunlight disappears the street turns into a food heaven where a numerous shops prepare you authentic tasteful Chinese food you hardly find anywhere else.

Additionally, Yaowarat is a good spot for Pokémon Go in Bangkok. It’s time to use your Incense and Lure Module to attract some cute digital critters, so that you can catch them while you are enjoying your yummy meals.

Good Read: Intro to Bangkok Chinatown (Yaowarat); what it’s like in local eyes

Above are the rundown of famous spots for Pokémon Go in Bangkok. I believe there are other ones locals believe they’re worth visiting. But these seven places are where I try them all. Check them out yourself and share which pokémon you can catch. I’d love the see them all. Happy Pokémon catching in Bangkok!

If you want to ‘Catch ‘Em All’ but you don’t know how to get around these places, this Pokémon master from TakeMeTour can help you!

Based in Bangkok, he’s a full-time wordsmith. His current favourites are cross-fitting & baking.