The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day from 13 to 15 April.
Taxi Cab to #1 in the world for Bangkok street food. Report from the CNN culinary journeys on 24th June 2017 (http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/best-cities-street-food/index.html). Bangkok Thailand is #1 in 23 cities best of the word for street food.
Bangkok street food is known worldwide. Not only Bangkok is known as the outdoor dining capital of Asia for good reason. The street you will find in Bangkok is nothing less than jaw-dropping, taste bud popping and downright bloody amazing.
So in the confusion of Bangkok’s bright pink taxi’s, ginormous modern shopping malls, and flashy motorbike racers. Where are all these neighborhood eating covers? These dining Shangri-La’s, these street food sanctuaries where a hungry soul can gobble down excessive portions of affordable and insanely delicious Bangkok street food?
Top 16 favorite places in Capital of Street Food
It’s not easy to narrow down the list of Bangkok’s best street food streets. Anyone who has spent time navigating the city surely acknowledges that there is without the stretch of the imagination.
1.Victory Monument (Anusawari Chai Samoraphum อนุสาวรีย์ชัยสมรภูมิ)
Victory Monument is such a good area for street food. Because it’s one of Bangkok’s main transportation hubs – countless buses load and unload at this giant roundabout everyday. It’s also served by the Victory Monument BTS station. Wherever there’s lots of people, there’s always lots of food.
2. Yaowarat (Chinatown เยาวราช)
Yaowarat road is the most famous street, cutting through the heart of Chinatown. But on the parallel Charoen Krung road, and down countless small market lanes, you’ll also find endless eating options.
3. Ratchawat Market (ราชวัตร) / Sriyan Market (ตลาดศรีย่าน)
Ratchawat is first and includes a fine selection of restaurants serving roast duck. Kobe beef noodles, and unnamed restaurant where a man in a shower cap cooks up a stir fried curry shark that burst’s with so much flavor. You will get the made of his professional cooking raise to your hands with a “hallelujah!”
4. Charoen Krung (เจริญกรุง) and Bangrak (บางรัก)
A walk down the entirety of Charoen Krung Road is bound to end with a full stomach. There’s no humanly-possible way (not that I’ve discovered) to resist the tempting delights that are thrown at you from every direction.
5. Bang Khun Non (บางขุนนนท์)
Bang Khun Non is the source of Som Tam Boo Maa (ส้มตำปูม้า). Som Tam Boo Maa is one of my all-time favorite restaurant for Isan food. There are also many other great restaurants on the streets. The serving dishes like yen ta fo (เย็นตาโฟ Thai pink noodle soup), khao ka moo (pork leg over rice), and roast duck (pbet yang)
6. Petchaburi Soi 5 (เพชรบุรี ซอย 5)
This soi especially comes alive in the evening. When you’ll find dozens of street food carts and restaurants with their doors open. They catering to many people coming home from work. Since it’s a neighborhood, much of the street food in the evening is for takeaway. But there are still some places to sit down and enjoy a meal.
7. Talat Phlu (ตลาดพลู)
The area is blessed with the high concentration of skilled street food. A lot of personnel that prides themselves on serving some of the best things to eat in Bangkok. A number of street food stalls have received local Thai awards for their dishes. And including an ancient street cart serving a snack (kanom buang yuan ขนมเบื้องญวน). That is so famous it has been decorated with plaques and winning awards that dangle from the pole of the street light.
8. Rangnam (รางน้ำ)
There is a slew of trendy bars, international restaurants, hotels, and massages. Some fancier sit down restaurants (like Tida Esarn), and a worthy mass of street food stalls that sprout up especially in the evening time.
9. Sukhumvit 38 (สุขุมวิท 38)
Sukhumvit Soi 38 is frequented by tourists and expats.It has the best street food in Bangkok, but it is very convenient. The vendors are friendly, and you’ll find a decent selection of Thai dishes to choose from.
10. Tha Pra Chan / Banglamphu (ท่าพระจันทร์ บางลำภู)
You’ll find street food carts, snack stalls, shophouse restaurants. A number of vendors selling the famous traditional Thai snack of kanom buang (ขนมเบื้อง).
The market close to the river at Tha Pra Chan weaves around in a baffle of stalls and carts. One may as well close their eyes and just let their nostrils do the navigating.
11. Wang Lang Market (วังหลัง) by Siriraj Hospital (ศิริราช)
At Wang Lang Market there is a mind blowing quantity of street snacks and cute things to sample. I often have to need to take a breather in an attempt to analyze what to eat in the most efficient manner to maximize my stomach space.
12. Nang Loeng (นางเลิ้ง)
The market consists of picturesque ancient wooden buildings and grannies that have made the same home-made snacks and Thai desserts for the entirety of their lives. The Thai recipes of dishes at Nang Loeng are proven.
13. Soi Ari (ซอยอารีย์)
Soi Ari is adjacent to Ari BTS station, and there’s also fantastic street food at the next BTS station of Saphan Kwai and the surrounding side streets.
14. Ramkamhaeng – Opposite University (ถ.รามคำแหง)
Along with southern food, you’ll find dozens of Isan restaurants. Normal general Thai food restaurants where you can order up any type of stir fried Thai dish that your taste is calling for.
15. Silom Soi 20 (สีลม ซอย 20)
About 1 kilometer further south from the main part of Silom, almost in-between Silom and Bangrak is Silom Soi 20. which is a great street food street? It’s especially good in the morning, from about 6 am – 9 am when the road is mostly closed to traffic and turns into a fresh market with lots of takeaway food.
16. Sam Yan (สามย่าน)
The Sam Yan Market, which is both a wet market and sort of student food court.Today Steak, offering cheap Thai street meat and all-things-deep-fried that will require you to use that next notch on your belt.
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You will also see the summer palace of King Rama IV with its mixture of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architecture. The palace is a well-preserved ‘museum’, providing a glimpse at a time when Thailand was known as Siam.
Tuk-Tuk a taxi of Bangkok Thailand,
The vehicles named Tuk-Tuk originated in Japan by Daihatsu. It completely was the Kingdom of Thailand later, into production with these vehicles a couple of years later.
The original Thai Tuk-Tuk is found in several places in Thailand, mostly operational as the open taxi.
Named for the sound from by their small-capacity with two-cycle engines. The tuk-tuks found in tourer areas and around markets, easy get its ride in tourer areas in Khaosan Road, China Town in Bangkok.
It is common seating four or five travelers in one tuk-tuk.
The students like to take it from home and college.
One person riding a Tuk-Tuk full with the boxes and baggage between home from and market.
Over the years, the Tuk-Tuk has become a favorite tourist vehicle and one among the national symbols of Thailand. Tuk-Tuk considerably among foreigners.
One of the foremost unique and convenient modes of travel in Bangkok Thailand. The tuk-tuk could be a favorite among tourists.
Tuk-Tuks are extremely versatile and can be used either as tourist carriers or as transportation vehicles for industrial. For business and agricultural functions and may apply to airport taxi in future if Thailand Government provides permission.
Thailand government was committed to meeting every of traveler’s demands and places a high degree of stress on client service.
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When we talk about Thailand, someone have never heard this small country, where is it?, what can do there?
This man left from his home in France (Gaspard Walter) for visiting around the world but he always return to Thailand in many years ago.
Why he love Thailand, what is the best thing for him in Thailand?
Read his reasons here:
I’m writing this article from my flat in Bangkok.
I don’t know how many times I’ve come here, how many times I have crossed the border. I’ve stopped counting. All I know is that it has been 5 passports between this trip and the first one.
There’s no way for me to keep track of how many times I’ve landed in Bangkok. All I know is that I will keep coming every year. To take a break, to work, write, and enjoy the weather, the blue skies and the storms at night by the open window.
“Thailand”, is my typical answer to all the wannabe travelers who are looking for a first time destination, to start their journey or to take their first backpacking steps. Most of the time it’s not too hard to convince them to travel to “the land of smiles”, the country has a lot to offer and it’s usually at the top of their list anyway, but sometimes I end up facing some pre-made counter arguments that explain to me that Thailand is far from being the “hit” country that I describe.
Because it’s too much, because it’s finished, it’s “has been”, full of tourists, full of lady boys and old men who are running after them with their walkers. Because Thai people eat dogs and cats and pretty much anything that moves (it’s true, a friend of a friend of my second cousin told me so) and it’s dirty – as in, you touch a banana and you get aids, butt worms, and turn yellow- and it’s smelly and gross. And anyway, the country is not so nice, and it’s doesn’t look as good as on the pictures…
I’m not going to try to defend a country that clearly doesn’t need my help to attract thousands and thousands of new travelers every year; so instead of trying to debunk every misconception about this country, I’m going to tell you why visiting Thailand is definitely worth it!
This is a part of amazing Thailand program; Suzuka, Mie, Japan, 10 October 2016 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) first foray into the F1 Village at the 2016 Japan Grand Prix proved to be a hit with local formula 1 fans. More than 480 complimentary massages were provided over 4 days.
Mr. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications said, “with more than 160,000 Japanese and foreign F1 fans passing through the Village in the past 4 days, the look, feel and scent of Thailand was fantastically received by every visitor to our Marquee for amazing Thailand.”
“According to site data, the Amazing Thailand Pit Stop Spa was in the Top 10 of most visited international brands on show at the Japanese F1, and in the top 5 of most photographed displays and to be the only country with a presence there, it proved to be a great touch-point to convey Thailand as a premier destination,” he said.
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One of the most picturesque festivals in Bangkok is the evening of Loy Krathong, when people gather around lakes, rivers and canals to pay respects to the goddess of water by releasing beautiful lotus shaped rafts, decorated with candles, incense and flowers onto the water.
Every year, Loy Krathong falls on the night of the twelfth lunar month (usually in November), at the end of the rainy season when the full-moon lights up the sky. The sight of thousands of Krathongs, their flickering candles sending a thousand pinpoints of light far into the horizon is a truly magical site, and there are plenty of places in Bangkok where you can get involved with the festivities.
What is Loy Krathong?
The history behind the festival is complex, and Thais celebrate for many reasons. The main rice harvest season has ended and it’s time to thank the Water Goddess for a year’s worth of her abundant supply, as well as an apology for polluting the waters. Some believe that this is the time to symbolically ‘float away’ all the anger and grudges you have been holding onto, and including a fingernail or a lock of hair is seen as a way of letting go of the dark side of yourself, to start anew free of negative feelings. If your candle stays alight until your Krathong disappears out of sight, it means a year of good luck.
Traditionally, Thais release their krathongs into rivers and small canals called ‘klongs’. Today, a pond or lake is also good. Many places host a string of cultural activities, such as ‘Ram Wong’ dance performances, krathong-making competitions and a beauty contest. People have started releasing lanterns in Bangkok, but this is only a small part of the festival. For the full lantern experience, head up to Chiang Mai for ‘Yee Peng’ festival, although people often fly lanterns in Phuket and Samui, too.
Where can you float a Krathong in Bangkok?
The main Loy Krathong celebration in Bangkok has been held at Asiatique since 2013. Perviously it was held along the banks of Wat Saket in the Old City, which is still a popular place to celebrate. For anyone around Khao San Road, head to the nearby Phra Athit Pier.
Many hotels in Bangkok host a Loy Krathong event at their swimming pool area (contact your hotel for more information). You can try your hand at Loy Krathong, or even the traditional ‘Ram Wong’ dance, without fighting your way through crowds of people outside the hotel grounds. Hotels located along the Chao Phraya River are especially popular and often have loy krathong events combined with a special dinner and fireworks.
Loy Kratong Festival at Asiatique
If you are ready experience Loy Krathong the way the locals do, head to Asiatique, the riverfront night market, which is where you will find the biggest crowds and some impressive shows. Be warned that traffic in the area will be very bad and there will be long queues to take the shuttle boat in front of Saphan Taksin BTS Station.
The action kicks off around sunset, and there are plenty of krathongs to buy around the river, you can even watch the traditional banana leaf folding method, or have a go yourself. The large boardwalk area in front of Asiatique will host the main events, including the retelling of the Loy Krathong story via music and dance, a launch site for your krathongs, an illuminated float procession and a firework display. If the crowds here sound too much, there are plenty of other spots along the Chao Phraya river to watch the festivities from.
As the ringside atmosphere is fuelled to fever pitch by the buzzing musical instruments and roars of the crowd, the young fighter attacks. After a dazzling flurry of fists and kicks, some too fast to see, his opponent falls back defeated and another Muay Thai boxing match has come to an exciting climax.
1.Bangkok: Grand Palace in Bangkok
A visit to Thailand would not be complete without a trip to one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks, if not the most famous- the Grand Palace in Bangkok! Immerse yourself in Thai history as you wander the vast palace grounds and take in the intricate decoration of the building, which was once home to the Thai royal family.
Now, we all know there’s no shortage of Buddhas to see in Thailand, however the Emerald Buddha, located in the palace’s outer court, is most definitely a sight not to be missed. Sculpted from pure green jade, the famed Emerald Buddha is surrounded by a crowd of gold monuments and statues.
You’ll be in awe at the scene which fills the temple’s interior, and what’s more, the Emerald Buddha gets a seasonal change of attire! Yes, that’s right- according the the change of the seasons, the towering Buddha gets a ceremonial change of costume, carried out by the King of Thailand himself; which costume will you see?! Squeeze a trip in to see the Grand Palace by joining Camp Thailand’s Extended Bangkok Tour which gives you that extra bit of time to see the capital!
2.Pattaya: Nice Beach, Fine Dining, Night Life
Tourists have been coming to the beach resort of Pattaya on Thailand’s eastern seaboard since as long back as the 1970s. Once a small fishing village, Pattaya has grown to be one of the premier tourist resorts of anywhere in South East Asia. From its early beginnings as a place for rest and recuperation for American servicemen during the Vietnam War, to today’s high rise five star hotels, restaurants serving cuisine from all four corners of the globe, and some of the best entertainment to be found anywhere, there is literally something for everyone in this exciting, lively and vibrant city.
Being close to the sea, the adjoining beaches of Pattaya City, from Naklua Bay to Wong Phrachan (Crescent Moon) and Wong Amat beaches in the north down to Jomtien and Na Jomtien beaches in the south, cover a total length of about 20 km.
For the past centuries, Pattaya was a small fishing village almost cut off from the outside world. But after its beauty was discovered by the first group of American servicemen from Nakhon Ratchasima in 1961, the sleepy Pattaya gradually became a famous beach resort. Fishermen’s huts along the beach were replaced by a full range of accommodations from super deluxe hotels to bungalows and mini-pocket guesthouses. And the quiet powdery golden beaches are frequented by swimmers and sunbathers from various parts of the world.
3.Hua Hin: Funny Water Park, Elephant Riding, Nice Beach
Hua Hin is Thailand’s oldest beach town resort. Situated on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand and only 200 kilometers from the capital, Bangkok, it offers the ultimate getaway destination for the city’s elite. Hua Hin became popular with the Royal Family following the construction of the southern railway in the 1920’s, travel became more accessible and a demand for luxury resorts and hotels grew. The first of these was the Railway Hotel which is now the Sofitel Central, still one of Hua Hin’s most popular hotels.
Today Hua Hin is undergoing rapid expansion as Bangkokians and Westerners look this way for a second home, be it a quaint house nestled in the hills or an upmarket condominum with ocean views. Over the past few years, the town has seen countless housing developments spring up, new golf courses constructed, a brand new shopping complex and movie theatre and a boom in local businesses. The charm of Hua Hin is that it still retains its fishing village serenity which is now side by side with the bustling center of a modern luxury beach resort.
Joyous Songkran Splendors
Nowadays both Thai andForeigners show more interest in joining Songkran Festival, especially in splashing water. Hence both public and private sectors agree to host Songkran celebration in various locations in order to create distinct atmosphere for visitors to enjoy the festivity. And most importantly, the hosts pay most attention on making sure that participants will be safe and have great moments during their time in the Thai New Year, ‘Songkran Splendors’.