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Hi, I’m Milky (@miluki) and I’m from Bangkok. I’ve been abroad and lived in London, but in total I have lived in Bangkok for 7 years. I love living here because you can travel easily anywhere you want to. Also, there are loads of cool places to hang out and eat at.
My typical Thai breakfast is “Joke”: A Thai congee typically served with pork and eggs. It’s light and also, very easy to find from street restaurants. My to-go places are: Joke Samyan at Chula Soi 11 and Joke Prince in Bang-Rak.
Greyhound café is my favourite place to go to, they serve really good Thai contemporary food. There are several branches around Bangkok as well so there isn’t ever one too far away. Otherwise, I’d get some street food in the Bank-Rak district (Charoen Krung Road).
If you’re okay with the heat, Chatuchak Weekend Market (biggest market in the world) is a must-do. You can find everything (literally, everything!) from plants to artisan pieces with affordable price tags.
In most countries of South East Asia, department stores are the centre of social lifestyles. There’s loads to do, and also people like being in the air-conditioned indoors to avoid hot weather. Top department stores to visit are: Paragon, ICON Siam and EmQuatier.
Firstly, I would recommend getting some night street food at Yaowarat Street (China Town). Otherwise, there are plenty of casual restaurants along Chapreya River (Tha-Tien Pier, Phra Arthit Pier, Maharaj Pier)
The city becomes really fun and lively in the evening because Thai people start to hangout more than in the afternoon as it is nice and cool. Take a walk along Chao Phraya River and around the Band-Rak or Asiatique areas. Art Box Market is a really pretty, contemporary outdoor market, lit with fairy lights and plenty of stalls to grab food and drink. If you wanna have more fun though, there are plenty of bars and clubs in Thonglor and Ekkamai are.
Just a little outside the city, the Floating market (Damnoen Saduak), is a really unique experience. Also, the Long-tailed boat trips along the canals are full of picture opportunities. Paintbar Café is a cute café where you can sit and paint canvas’ whilst enjoying a drink. Also, art galleries such as BACC and Serindia Gallery present plenty of local and global artwork that are worth taking a look at.
Areas I recommend staying in are Victory Monument, Thonglor, Ratchathewi station or Tha-tien
The loveliest and most pleasant weather is in October to February. This is before it gets too hot, however, it’s peak season so the hotels are usually more expensive. So, if you like the heat, visit in the summer months (March to May). Try and avoid the rainy season (Mid-May to October) because the rain is heavy and will affect your trip, (Hotels will be cheap though).
All types of holiday suit Bangkok, to be honest, because Bangkok has a variety of all sorts of activities that can work for anyone.