Old Town has lots to offer besides rambling old streets that ooze vintage charm. It’s also got lots of riverside dining options as well as Chinatown and all the gastronomic pleasures offered there. There is also up-and-coming nightlife on Soi Nana, a tiny street that offers hip bars, cool cafes and pop-up events such as flea markets. There are also several hip art galleries in the Charoenkrung area that throw legendary parties on the opening nights of their exhibitions.
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Old town tunes up for music street festival and conference 

Old town tunes up for music street festival and conference 

Conference by day, festival by night. All dedicated to one thing: music. Bangkok’s old town will get even cooler than now when Bangkok Music City hits next month, with music...

Women in charge at 4 Bangkok bars for ‘Gin Fest’

Women in charge at 4 Bangkok bars for ‘Gin Fest’

Four Asian women busting up the craft cocktail boy’s club will journey to Bangkok to make some kick-ass concoctions.  Debuting last year to celebrate the culture of gin, the...

Plum Delicious: Umeshu speakeasy ShuuShuu (re)opens near Bangkok’s Chinatown

Plum Delicious: Umeshu speakeasy ShuuShuu (re)opens near Bangkok’s Chinatown

Just a few minutes walk from the beating heart of Chinatown lies a speakeasy-themed bar specializing in umeshu, or plum wine.  New yet not so new, ShuuShuu Hiddenplace reopened...

Ang Lee and Hou Hsiao-Hsien masterworks to show at ‘Taiwan Minorities’ fest in Bangkok

Ang Lee and Hou Hsiao-Hsien masterworks to show at ‘Taiwan Minorities’ fest in Bangkok

Returning for a second year, the Taiwan Minorities Film Festival will show six films in nine days next month highlighting the masterpieces of renowned directors Ang Lee and Hou...

Uncle Tim: The cocktail bar inside a drugstore-turned-hotel serving hip, Chinese herb-infused cocktails

Uncle Tim: The cocktail bar inside a drugstore-turned-hotel serving hip, Chinese herb-infused cocktails

Bangkok’s old town has never been so hip to hang out in, day or night, as it is now. And just recently, the neighborhood greeted a new bar that builds its cocktails around...

Soi Song Wat Food Guide: Where to eat & drink on this charming, historic Chinatown street

Soi Song Wat Food Guide: Where to eat & drink on this charming, historic Chinatown street

Soi Song Wat, a historic road in the capital’s old town, is also a lesser-known hidden gem great for foodies and arts and culture fiends. The road’s name, which literally...

China’s famed terracotta warriors march into Bangkok for 1st time

China’s famed terracotta warriors march into Bangkok for 1st time

A platoon of iconic clay soldiers which guarded the tomb of China’s first emperor for over 2,000 years will invade Bangkok on Friday. For three months, four rooms inside the...

Chinese-themed craft beer bar opens in old town, across famed Pad Thai Pratu Phi and Jay Fai’s 

Chinese-themed craft beer bar opens in old town, across famed Pad Thai Pratu Phi and Jay Fai’s 

Bangkok’s bar scene is growing and glowing. A shophouse in the city’s old town adorned with a neon-lit logo and a red glow emanating from within opened its doors last week,...

Coco Food Guide to the Wat Mangkon area: Where to eat and drink near the new MRT station

Coco Food Guide to the Wat Mangkon area: Where to eat and drink near the new MRT station

Traveling to one of the city’s great street food spots just got easier, thanks to the newly opened MRT Blue Line extension that includes MRT Wat Mangkon, Sam Yot, Sanam...

Bangkok to remake blighted canal into bucolic, prostitute-free British countryside (Interactive)

Bangkok to remake blighted canal into bucolic, prostitute-free British countryside (Interactive)

An old-quarter canal teeming with street prostitutes will be remade in the likeness of pastoral British countryside at the wish of the junta leader and prime minister-select....