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NokiNok’s Guide to Visiting Bangkok

Our friends usually ask us for some advice when they travel to Bangkok. We, therefore, wrote all the tips that we always tell our friends. We hope you find it useful too.

Get around

Transfer Bus Between Suvarnabhumi – Don Muaeng

SIM card

Buy at airport, you can top up at any 7-Eleven.

Place to stay

Nok’s favourite service apartment: Baan K by Bliston. http://www.baankresidence.com/
Nearby the apartment there are street food stalls available during noon.

Eat around Silom

Nok’s favourite dessert place: After You. Try the ‘Shibuya Honey Toast’ and ‘Kaki Gori’. Available at Silom Complex, 2nd floor. https://www.afteryoudessertcafe.com/menu_category/signature-desserts/

Nok’s favourite ice cream place: Swensen’s. Available at Silom Complex, basement floor. https://www.swensens1112.com/en

Nok’s favourite shrimp wonton place: Nai Meng Noodles and Giant Shrimp Wontons. Try the famous shrimp wontons, or rice with Char Siu pork with boiled egg. Try butterfly pea flower and lime drink. Next to Silom Complex

In the afternoon, along Silom Street, underneath the Saladaeng BTS station, there is lots of street food to choose from. Buy and eat it there or bring it to your hotel. On Sundays, from 15:00 to 22:00, Silom Street transforms into a giant walking street market.

On weekdays, around lunch time, the pink roof market behind the U Chu Liang building and the open air market along Saladaeng Road is packed full of office people on their lunch break. These are the places where locals go for lunch.


Inner city: Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Pra Kaew), The Grand Palace. If you buy a ticket to The Grand Palace you also get discount card or a free ticket to visit Vimanmek Mansion, the world’s largest teak-wood palace.

Nearby Democracy Monument, in the same area of the Grand Palace, a good Thai restaurant called ‘Krua Apsorn’. Krua Apsorn was a favorite of the Thai royal family.
Address: 169 Dinso Rd, Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

Nok’s favourite place to experience the sunset: Wat Arun Ratcha Wararam Ratchaworamahawihan (Temple of Dawn) http://www.bts.co.th/customer/en/06-travel-temple-03.aspx

Nok’s favourite way to enjoy the short boat trip: Asiatique The Riverfront http://www.bts.co.th/customer/en/06-travel-shopping-32.aspx

Nok’s favourite floating market: Amphawa Floating Market http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/amphawa.htm


Nok’s favourite exclusive shopping mall. Siam Paragon. http://www.bts.co.th/customer/en/06-travel-shopping-13.aspx

Old Thai house in Bangkok

M.R. Kukrit’s Heritage Home.  http://www.bts.co.th/customer/en/06-travel-art-08.aspx
Jim Thompson’s house. http://www.bts.co.th/customer/en/06-travel-art-19.aspx

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