Bangkok Reloaded: Our insider tips

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Metropolis Bangkok. If you travel to Thailand, you will almost certainly end up in Bangkok. Do you feel like you’ve seen all the sights and highlights in Bangkok? Then read on. We’ll tell you our personal insider tips for Bangkok away from the crowds.

We’ve been to Bangkok countless times and dare say we know the city pretty well. In this article from. From the absolute best Pad Thai to really great photo spots – here are our insider tips for Bangkok.

1. Best Pad Thai in Bangkok: Nunu Pad Thai For a long time, Thip Samai (now very famous) was our number one go-to place for the best Pad Thai in Bangkok. In the meantime, the line of people in front of the restaurant has simply become too long for us. You often have to wait an hour to finally get a seat. And: We found a Pad Thai that tastes MUCH better.

Well, that’s the name of the gentleman who – without lying – has given us the best Pad Thai several times of our lives prepared. A few months ago we visited Nunu Pad Thai (also known as “Pad Thai Narok Saek”), when they only cooked on the street. He now has his own little eatery on Latya Road in the Wongwian Yai district.

Finding Nunu is a bit tricky because there are still (February 2020) almost exclusively locals and everything is only in Thai written to. A good tip: Pay attention to the cowboy hat. Nunu always cooks with a hat. To make it easier for you to find Nunu Pad Thai, we’ve marked the location on the map at the end of this article.

Not only is the Pad Thai the absolute best in Bangkok, it is incredibly cheap: just once 100 We pay baht there if we eat for two. Conclusion: Great recommendation and simply worlds better than all other Pad Thais in Bangkok.

More information about Nunu Pad Thai (= Pad Thai Narok Saek) Prices: approx. 64 Baht for a Pad Thai

Opening hours: every day except Monday from 12 until 38 Clock

How do I get there to Nunu Pad Thai? The nearest BTS station is “Wongwian Yai”. Take exit number 3 ( Exit 3) and take the elevator down. Then turn into Soi Krungthonburi 1. Follow this until you reach Latya Road. There you turn right (without crossing Latya Road itself). Now there are still approx. 200 Meters to Nunu Pad Thai. You can find him after the bank (Siam Commercial Bank). Nunu cooks on the street wearing a cowboy hat.

283 Latya Road,
Bangkok Thailand

2. Airplane Graveyard in the middle of Bangkok “WTF! airplane graveyard?” you think to yourself now? Don’t worry, that’s how we reacted when we found out about it. But it’s true: in the middle of Bangkok there are discarded planes lying on a fairly large area, including a huge Boeing 747. And as if that wasn’t already absurd enough: On the site – partly INSIDE the wrecks – some families live under the poorest of conditions.

The entire site is surrounded by a fence. If you want to visit the airport cemetery, you have to be prepared that the families will ask you for a entrance fee before they let you on the area. We became 100 Baht per person is required, but we only looked around the uninhabited planes.

By the way, the visit is as creepy as it sounds! If you like such bizarre things or are looking for a really special photo location, then you can definitely try it. If you don’t have much time, we would recommend that you save the quite long journey.

More information about the Airplane Graveyard Entrance fee: Varies – for us it was 200 Baht per person

How to get to the Airplane Graveyard ? The streets in Bangkok are hopelessly congested, especially at rush hour. Therefore, the quickest way to get around is by public Khlong boat: Take the NIDA-Line – we are at the station “Asok-Petchaburi” boarded. From there it is 11 stations to the terminus called “Wat Sri Bunruang”.

The best way to find your way afterwards is to use a map app on your cell phone. You have to go through the temple once and then turn right and right again. Alternatively, you can also take a taxi to the airplane graveyard. However, we can only recommend this if there is little traffic. Allow at least an hour to get here, depending on where you are.

Ramkhamhaeng Road (You can see the exact location in the map that we included at the end of the article.)

3. Insider tip for vegetarian Thai food: Ruyi Vegetarian Restaurant Eating vegetarian in Thailand has become easier and easier, but Traditional vegetarian or vegan cuisine is unfortunately still a rarity. After a lot of research, we came across a gem on our last trip: The Ruyi vegetarian restaurant.

It’s exactly what you would expect from a traditional Thai restaurant: Simple ambience & cheap, delicious food. With the main difference being that the entire menu is exclusively vegetarian. (Don’t let this confuse you: “Chicken”, “Fish” & Co. are all substitute products made from tofu.)

If you are looking for a typical Thai snack but would like to do without meat is in the best of hands here. The restaurant is clearly our number one insider tip for vegetarian Thai food.

More information about “Ruyi Vegetarian Restaurant” (= “Suki Jeh Ru Yi”) Prices: Main courses approx. 50 until 100 baht

Opening times: daily from 10 until 21 Watch

How do I get to Ruyi Vegetarian Restaurant? The restaurant is conveniently located around Corner of Hua Lamphong Central Station. The MRT (blue line) stops here. Take exit number 3 (Exit 3) to Rama IV Road. The restaurant is located on a side street just a stone’s throw from the MRT station.

Address: 200 Rama IV Rd, Rong Muang, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok , Thailand

4. The coolest rooftop bar in Bangkok: Above Eleven Bangkok is for us the city of rooftop bars. There are sky bars like sand on the sea here. We present our favorites in our article Rooftop Bars in Bangkok.

The bar with the best overall package is definitely not the famous “Hangover Bar” (sky bar on the roof of the Lebua Hotel), but the much less well known bar called Above Eleven. The view isn’t quite as spectacular, but the atmosphere is much cozier and the prices are really reasonable. We can wholeheartedly recommend it!

More information about Above Eleven Prices: Cocktails (Mojito, Long Island Icetea and similar) approx. 200 THB (plus service charge and tax). Beer (Singha) approx. 100 THB.

Dress code: Not strictly taken, but men should not wear sleeveless shirts or open-toe shoes .

How do I get to Skybar Above Eleven? Take the Skytrain (BTS ) to the station “Nana”. From there you turn into the Soi 11 a. After a few hundred meters the road curves. Keep walking until you come to the Fraser Suites on your right. Above Eleven is located on the roof of Fraser Suites.

22/8 Soi Sukhumvit 11, Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Vadhana, Bangkok , Thailand

5. The best hipster breakfast in Bangkok: Luka Thailand is not exactly known as a western breakfast hotspot. However, we went on a search in Bangkok and found an insider tip. In the Luka Bangkok Excellent breakfast served: from the Açai bowl to Shakshuka, everything is included. We really were in seventh heaven! There is also delicious coffee – a dream for breakfast fans like us.

The Luka is inside an interior Ladens, which inspired us from the first moment! We would have liked to have taken a lot of souvenirs with us. So if you need a change from the hotel breakfast or the unimaginative banana pancake in Bangkok: Visit the Luka – you won’t regret it.

You can find even more insider tips for great cafés in Bangkok for breakfast and brunch in our detailed article: Cafés in Bangkok.

More information about Café Luka in Bangkok Prices: Not very cheap: Overall we have 950 Baht paid for 2 breakfast dishes and 2 cappucino.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 9 to 18 Watch

How do I get to Café Luka? The Nearest BTS station is “Surasak”. From there, walk east along Sathorn Road and turn left onto Pan Road. After about two minutes you will reach Café Luka on the left.


50/3 Pan Road, Khwaeng Silom, Bangkok, Thailand

6. Insider Tip Wang Lang Market: A Market for Locals The Wang Lang Market is exactly how we imagine a imagine an authentic market in Bangkok : chaotic, winding and pleasantly calm. Don’t get us wrong: Here you can immerse yourself in the daily life of the locals – and that’s exactly what we love about Wang Lang Market and that’s also the reason why it’s such a market for us a real insider tip for Bangkok.

At the Wang Lang Market you will find a lot of food stalls and food stalls, but also the typical Thailand junk. Meanwhile, tourists also get lost here, but overall the Wang Market is very authentic and is mainly visited by locals.

More information about Wang Lang Market Opening times : daily of 10 until 16 Watch

How to get to Wang Lang Market? To reach Wang Lang Market, it’s best to take a Chao Phraya Express Boat to Station No. 10 (“Wang Lang”). All boats stop here except the blue tourist boat. From the pier you only have to walk a little further west and you are right in the middle of the market.

7. Chatuchak Night Market: The Alternative to the Weekend Market Every Bangkok traveler talks about Chatuchak Weekend Market, but few people know it’s the biggest Bangkok’s market has been opening its doors on Friday evening for some time now. Then, when here almost exclusively young Thais cavort and the sun isn’t burning down from the sky, that’s the best time for a visit.

More information about Chatuchak Friday Market Opening hours: Friday approx. 18 until after midnight, peak time is around 22 Watch

Caution: On Friday almost only the shops along the main streets are open and therefore significantly fewer shops than at the actual Chatuchak weekend market. The atmosphere is therefore much more comfortable and difficult to compare with that during the day.

How do I get to the Chatuchak Friday Market? Take the Skytrain (BTS) to “Mo Chit” station. There, take Exit 1 and simply follow the Crowds.

Address: Kampaengphet 3 Road, Khet Chatuchak,
Bangkok 10900,

8th . The best place to stay in Bangkok: The Companion Hostel Looking for one beautiful, but cheap double room we came across the Companion Hostel in Bangkok and have now been there twice because we feel so comfortable. The Companion Hostel has only just ended 2017 and we were among the very first guests. The owners, a young Thai couple, are so incredibly kind and helpful – we have rarely experienced anything like that.

The rooms are huge and very modern and puristic furnished. You feel at home from the first moment. So far we have only stayed in the double rooms, but the dorm beds are also very large and the showers and toilets are really clean. The only downside (which can really be overlooked): in the building next door there is some kind of leather factory that is used during the day. You can hear that too (it sounds a bit like construction noise). Personally, we are happy to accept this disadvantage, because everything else is really right in the hostel! By the way: Everyone to whom we have recommended the hostel so far has also been enthusiastic.

If possible, then book a double room on the upper floor. That one the ground floor is larger, but also a little more noisy.

You can book the hostel here: The Companion Hostel

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9. Even more tips for Bangkok Our blog articles and travel reports from Bangkok Our hotel tips for Bangkok: Accommodation for every budget The most beautiful sights in BangkokRooftop bars in Bangkok: Our tips Food Tour and Cooking Class: Discover Bangkok Culinary Looking for more insider tips for Bangkok? Stefan vo m Blog Faszination Southeast Asia has written a book about Bangkok with lots of insider tips for your trip together with Florian from the travel blog Flocblog.

Here you get to the book: 555 Tips for Bangkok

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What are your insider tips for Bangkok? Do you have another insider tip that is missing from our list? We look forward to hearing about your experiences!