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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Bangkok to make a spectacle with sparkly light and sound show at Sanam Luang

Bangkok to make a spectacle with sparkly light and sound show at Sanam Luang

A free light and sound extravaganza will play out for six evenings in Bangkok’s old quarter starting tomorrow. Tens of thousands of colorful lights and a “spectacular” show...

Big Clean: Small army scours Bangkok streets for coronation

Big Clean: Small army scours Bangkok streets for coronation

Thousands of government workers and volunteers set out to scrub Bangkok into a shine in preparation for next month’s coronation of His Majesty the King. About 5,800 people...

‘Sacred water’ from all provinces sanctified for coronation

‘Sacred water’ from all provinces sanctified for coronation

Eighty-six vases of water collected from every province in the kingdom and consecrated at a Bangkok temple last night were to be taken to Wat Phra Kaew today in preparation of His...

Less wet, no wild this Songkran on Khaosan Road

Less wet, no wild this Songkran on Khaosan Road

The (in)famously wild, wet and deranged party that is Khaosan Road during Songkran has been called off this year due to the imminent coronation of King Rama X. The Khaosan Road...

Pipit Banglamphoo Street Art project placed murals around old town with govt support [PHOTOS]

Pipit Banglamphoo Street Art project placed murals around old town with govt support [PHOTOS]

The Pipit Banglamphoo Street Art project placed nine murals around old town in neighborhoods not often visited by those who don’t reside there. It’s one of the first such...

Hostel Urby in Chinatown has great, upscale dorms — but its rooftop cocktail bar by the river is the real draw

Hostel Urby in Chinatown has great, upscale dorms — but its rooftop cocktail bar by the river is the real draw

Back in the day, we couldn’t really fault anyone for turning their noses up at the idea of staying at a hostel. They weren’t exactly the plushest places to stay, and...

Take a peek inside Maison Close, the art spot becoming known as Bangkok’s bondage gallery

Take a peek inside Maison Close, the art spot becoming known as Bangkok’s bondage gallery

When you walk into art gallery Maison Close, you don’t know where to look first. Should you check out the dusty softcore girly mags, Japanese schoolgirl videos playing on two...

Karmakamet Conveyance’s tasting menu brings diners into the memories of Chef Juthamas Theantae

Karmakamet Conveyance’s tasting menu brings diners into the memories of Chef Juthamas Theantae

Can you taste the past? A memory? An emotion? Those are some of the questions one of Thailand’s best-known chefs, Juthamas Theantae, seeks to answer with her latest offering,...

Jek Pui Curry: This streetside curry cart has fans lining up daily, despite having to eat on their laps

Jek Pui Curry: This streetside curry cart has fans lining up daily, despite having to eat on their laps

You might know Jek Pui Curry — a famed curry cart that can be found daily from late afternoon until they sell out in Old Town — by its other, less formal names: the...

Soi Food Series: Ditch the cliche Yaowarat and get yourself to Soi Yotse

Soi Food Series: Ditch the cliche Yaowarat and get yourself to Soi Yotse

If you’re craving street food, you’ve already had to say goodbye to Soi 38 and the main drag of Yaowarat can be a bit cliche. To add somewhere new to the map, try...