The Best Things To See & Do In Banglamphu

Bangkok Canals
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Kelly Iverson

Banglamphu is a melting pot of millennial tourists and Thais living a simple way of life that seems to have disappeared in modern times. Also known as ‘Old Bangkok’, it is here where you will find everything from golden temples to nightclubs, all scattered sporadically; some parts of the city seemed to have preserved what Thai life used to be, while other parts of the area are sporting burger joints and helium balloons for sale. The uniqueness of the Banglamphu area is what draws in visitors from all over the world. For sightseeing, great views and more, read on to discover the top five things to see and do in Banglamphu.

Eat The Food

There are a number of restaurants in the Banglamphu area — it has been tailored throughout the years in hopes of pleasing even the pickiest of eaters. Western and Thai fusion restaurants offer dishes for those who can’t quite handle the heat in Thai food. The food is also incredibly affordable — from street food to hamburger joints, there is something for everyone in Banglamphu.

Cozy House Restaurant

How To Get There

Unfortunately, Banglamphu isn’t near a BTS Skytrain stop. While a taxi should recognize this area, you can also get to Banglamphu via boat. The easiest pier to get to is off of the Saphan Taksin BTS stop. After getting on the boat, you will want to get off at stop N13 along the Chao Phraya River for Tha Phra Athit.
By Kelly Iverson

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