Mae Nak: Visiting the weird, wonderful shrine dedicated to Thailand’s most famous ghost

Thai lore has it that Mae Nak was a pregnant young woman living along Phra Kanong Canal in central Bangkok with her husband during the mid 1800s. Her husband, Mak, was drafted into the military. Nak and her baby died during childbirth while he was gone. However, Mak returned to find them, seemingly, alive and ...

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Avani Khon Kaen: Low-priced luxury, top-notch pub, and verdant pool in this Isaan city

Avani Khon Kaen: Low-priced luxury, top-notch pub, and verdant pool in this Isaan city

Khon Kaen, while one of the larger cities in Thailand, may not figure high on most travelers’ lists of must-visit Thai destinations. One of the more developed cities in Isaan,...

Mother’s Day Swag: Where moms can score booze, brunch, and trampoline bouncing

Mother’s Day Swag: Where moms can score booze, brunch, and trampoline bouncing

Still trying to decide what to do with your mom on Mother’s Day this Sunday? Coconuts has rounded up some promising-looking options for food, fun, and drinks with your favorite...

Bangkok boat hack: This trick could get you a private longtail ride down the Chao Phraya River for just $3

Bangkok boat hack: This trick could get you a private longtail ride down the Chao Phraya River for just $3

It’s easy to fall in love with the mighty Chao Phraya River — that major, massive rushing river that splits the city in two. From there you can get incredible views...

Sala Rattanakosin: This 15 room boutique hotel in Bangkok has the most stunning views of Wat Arun

Sala Rattanakosin: This 15 room boutique hotel in Bangkok has the most stunning views of Wat Arun

Temple superfans will dig Sala Rattanakosin, a tiny boutique hotel on Bangkok’s ancient Rattanakosin Island with an excellent location between Wat Arun and Wat Po, offering...

Hidden Toilets of the BTS: We asked staff at 5 stations to use their toilets; here’s what happened

Hidden Toilets of the BTS: We asked staff at 5 stations to use their toilets; here’s what happened

Last Friday, during rush hour, Bangkok’s skytrain briefly had that rarest of rarities — an open seat. Unfortunately, it was open for a very good reason. Someone had...

Nap lounges: Three spots in Bangkok to catch some quick shut-eye

Nap lounges: Three spots in Bangkok to catch some quick shut-eye

Power Nap Lounge, the first cafe in Bangkok dedicated to and designed for napping, recently opened at Interchange 21 tower, in the business area of Asoke. Power Nap Lounge is a...

Very Local Trip: City tours with itineraries that can be improvised as you go — or, with no itinerary at all

Very Local Trip: City tours with itineraries that can be improvised as you go — or, with no itinerary at all

Frenchman Maxime Besnier operates a tour company unlike any we’ve heard of. His company, Very Local Trip, offers customized, one-on-one tours — not new, we know. But they...

5 Bangkok destinations that make you feel like you’ve left the city — cool compounds, art villages, nature scenes, and more

5 Bangkok destinations that make you feel like you’ve left the city — cool compounds, art villages, nature scenes, and more

For city-dwellers, sometimes the city can be overwhelming — but so can the time and expense of trying to leave the city for a few days. When looking at flights, hotels, and...

Huai Khwang: Bangkok’s New Chinatown is buzzing with authentic food, shopping, and nightlife

Huai Khwang: Bangkok’s New Chinatown is buzzing with authentic food, shopping, and nightlife

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Coconuts Bangkok City guides

These are your comprehensive guides to Bangkok’s various neighborhoods and, for the more adventurous, for trips outside to city to see the rest of what this glorious country has to offer. Want to spend the weekend trying Thai craft beers and checking out traditional pottery? You can do that on Koh Kret. Want to traverse a waterfall that has seven different levels of heaven? Try Erawan. Interested in sleeping in a treehouse on the outskirts of Bangkok? We know all about it. We can even tell you where you can enjoy a cocktail while sitting in a tube and floating down a lazy Thai river. It’s all in our City Guides.