Places to take out of town guests

Bangkok

When friends and relatives come to Bangkok, here are some places to take them!

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Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives

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Some of the acting is a little hammy but the Muay Thai action is a lot of fun to watch in this stage show. Order tickets online for a big discount over the box office price. There is a nice night market at Asiatique to browse for souvenirs before or after the show.

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lebua at State Tower

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Made famous by appearing in The Hangover 2, the view from this rooftop bar is indeed spectacular. No shorts and no sandals.

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King Power MahaNakhon

คิง เพาเวอร์ มหานคร

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Bangkok’s tallest building just opened a skywalk at the top. A little pricey (850 baht) but there is a terrifying looking “Glass Tray” glass floored section you can walk on from 314 meters up!

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Eathai

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A fancy food court in the basement of Central Embassy mall. If you want to try a lot of different Thai food including street food while remaining fully air conditioned, this is the place!

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Open House - Central Embassy

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This beautiful space on the top floor of Central Embassy houses a bookshop, coworking space, boutiques and numerous cafes. You can happily sit for hours using the free WiFi without anyone bothering you :)

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Kalpapreuk Restaurant - Central World

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The good thing about Bangkok is that whether you are in the street or in a fancy mall, you are never far from great Thai food. If you have been shopping at CentralWorld, Kalpapreuk on the 7th floor offers home style Thai dishes at reasonable prices. The crispy pork is recommended!

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Bombyx - Jim Thompson Restaurant

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Jim Thompson is best known for selling stylish Thai silk products, but they have also branched out into food. Next to their shop at Siam Paragon is this new restaurant, serving upmarket Thai dishes. It's pricey although you can get a 50% discount off food at off-peak hours if you use the "Eatigo" app. The crab cakes with mango were pretty good, and the padang style beef curry with Australian beef was excellent. The decor is very chic, with black and green accents and hexagonal tables and coasters. Pretty quiet when we went at 2pm on a Saturday. A decent Thai option in the mall.

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Jim Thompson House

พิพิธภัณฑ์​บ้าน จิม ทอมป์สัน

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There aren’t many traditional teak houses left in Bangkok. Enjoy the preserved architecture of Thailand’s favorite expat and savior of the Thai silk industry, Jim Thompson.

  • +66 2 216 7368
  • 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok, Thailand
    6 ถนน พระรามที่ ๑ แขวง วังใหม่ เขต ปทุมวัน กรุงเทพมหานคร

  • http://www.jimthompsonhouse.com
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Chatuchak Market

ตลาดนัดสวนจตุจักร

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A great place to buy souvenirs. The market is huge so come prepared with a map. Easy to access via Mo Chit BTS station.

  • +66 2 272 4813
  • Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand
    ถนน กำแพงเพชร 2 แขวง จตุจักร เขต จตุจักร กรุงเทพมหานคร 10900

  • https://www.chatuchakmarket.org/
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Ratchada Rot Fai Night Market

ตลาดนัดรถไฟรัชดา

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A fun night market with lots of good food options

  • Ratcadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand

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Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar

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Yup it’s another rooftop bar, at the Marriott on Sukhumvit Soi 57. Happy hour daily 5 to 7 is good value. Very friendly service. No reservations needed. Join Marriott’s loyalty program and you will get a discount.

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Khua Kling Pak Sod (Thonglor)

คั่วกลิ้งผักสด

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Finally made it here for a date night, just a few neonates from my house off Thong Lor. Authentic and spicy southern Thai cuisine. They take credit cards now. The crab curry is excellent.

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Canvas

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As it has just won a Michelin star, I can officially say I went there before it was cool! With 6 or 9 course tasting menus, all impeccably presented, and very friendly service, it’s a great date place.

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Summer Bowl BKK

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Set up by a Thai/Hawaiian couple, this tiny cafe in the Thong Lor backstreets sells açaí bowls, smoothies and cold press juices. As usual in Thailand, it’s a bit unclear why you need four members of staff behind the counter, but service is very friendly :)

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Muteki by Mugendai - Central Embassy

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If you are craving sushi rolls Muteki has a nice selection. the spider rolls are very crunchy with avocado and crab.

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Som Tam Khun Kan

ส้มตำคุณกัญจณ์

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Famous for its som tam (payaya salad) but a large menu includes many other dishes especially from the issan region. Excellent fish and mango and sticky rice. A bit far from the bts to walk so hop a taxi. there's a popular outdoor beer garden. Proudly claims to be listed in the Michelin guide and to hold a Guinness World Record for the largest Mango Sticky Rice!

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Ash Kickers Briskets & Bourbon

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Surprisingly authentic Southern US barbeque in Bangkok! Very good cheese grits and tasty platters. Big portions. Soft opening until May.

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Peppina - Central Embassy

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Did you know Neapolitan style pizza is recognized as a UNESCO intangible cultural landmark? Nor did I until I read the menu at Peppina. High quality imported ingredients make for fresh and tasty pizzas!

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Isao

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Popular Japanese restaurant on soi 31 with excellent sushi rolls. Try the Crunchy and the excellent LLL rolls with the plum wine. Make a reservation as it gets loud and busy even on weekday nights.

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Mandarin Oriental Shop Emporium

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I probably won't be able to afford a stay at the Mandarin Oriental hotel anytime soon, so the next best thing is to go to the bakery at Emporium where you can pick up a Rosemary Foccacia loaf for only 100 baht! They also do good croissants, pain au chocolat and quiche.

  • +66 2 259 8705
  • 4th floor, Emporium Shopping Complex 622 24 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

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Their menu resembles the periodic table! Good juices and smoothies blended fresh. Also has branches in Siam Paragon and Centralworld.

  • +66 2 259 9392
  • 4th floor Emporium tower 626, 622 ถนนสุขุมวิท แขวง คลองตัน เขตคลองเตย กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand

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Sit and Wonder

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Sit and Wonder moved last year off the main Thong Lo street into a backstreet, the new location is just as tasty! Thai staples like curries, noodles and soupa, at very reasonable prices for the area, lot of dishes for around 100 baht and cheap drinks!

  • +66 2 020 6116
  • 14 ซอย สุขุมวิท 57 Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

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Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park

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Off for a valentines staycation! Nice hotel conveniently situated near Phrom Phong. Huge lobby, the pastries at the Siam Tearoom are good. Booking a club room gets you access to the lounge with all day soft drinks and a very generous 4 hour boozy happy hour. And unlike some hotels they are happy to let kids in the lounge! So dad can enjoy his wine and heart shaped macaroons :)

  • +66 2 059 5555
  • Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, 199 Soi Sukhumvit 22, Klong Ton, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

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Maison Saigon

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Awesome idea, some restaurants in Bangkok need to maintain social distancing, this restaurant is using large stuffed pandas to take the empty seats https://coconuts.co/bangkok/food-drink/pho-love-of-pandas-bangkok-restaurant-now-seating-diners-with-stuffed-animal-companions/

  • +66 2 656 4966
  • 87 Velaa Building @ Sindhorn Village Room B111 Langsuan rd, แขวง ลุมพินี Pratumwan, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10330, Thailand

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Kaeo Photchana

Kaeo Photchana, Nang Linchi Road

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Need to check this place out! https://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/2020/06/05/for-45-years-in-yannawa-a-chicken-rice-shop-never-lost-its-charm/

  • +66 2 286 0002
  • 99 3 ถนน นางลิ้นจี่ Khwaeng Chong Nonsi, Khet Yan Nawa, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand

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Featherstone Bistro Cafe & Lifestyle Shop

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Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation • 

There are no end of instagrammable cafes with mediocre food, but featherstone combined a hip vintage style with some very tasty and unusual dishes. For example I wouldn't have thought to combine mashed potato and crispy chicken skin but it works. While the menus include a long description about feathers and crystals and mysticism it doesn't get in the way of the good food and service. There's also a shop with interesting homewares, hats and jewellery.

  • +66 97 058 6846
  • 60 ซอย เอกมัย 12 Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

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SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

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My daughter loves singing baby shark all day and all night so this was the perfect birthday treat. Lots of rays, fish, snakes, penguins, and of course sharks. If you are an expat you can get the thai price by showing your work permit.

  • +66 2 687 2000
  • Siam Paragon Building, B1- B2 Floor 991 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

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