I know there are heaps of these threads, but I thought I'd just add my own.
I'm going to Bangkok on the 24th November, and planning on touring Thailand as well as going to Siam Reap to see my brother. I have no idea where I should go or what I should see! I'm into architecture, modern & traditional, fascinated with brewing & distillation, and would be keen to have a bit of a party (the Full Moon stuff horrifies me though). I'm not into lying around on a beach all day but a splash in the water would be good now and then.
Also, add to the mix. I'm really interested in great restaurants (and I'm a self confessed Michelin Star snob). Now, I know the street food scene is what it's all about and believe me that'll be something I'll be indulging in. However, I'm keen to get a great sit down meal as well. I'm thinking about booking Nahm on the 28th (my birthday) but welcome any suggestions.
So yea, just really looking for tips of where to go. Most threads seem to be about beaches/surfing/temples. And I must admit, I'm not that fussed about any of them! I'm much more into markets, food and slightly 'different' things. Any help would be great.
I fly into Bangkok on the 25th, and then out again on the 10th.
#1 Ahleckz has been a member since 11/11/2013. Posts: 4
Yes Nahm is excellent - very expensive, but superb. In Siem Reap I'd pencil in Wat Damnak Cuisine. Other possibles in Bangkok could be Mahanakorn Kitchen on Thonglo a little pricey but still very good.
Also see Austin Bush's food blog
He concentrates largely on street level eating but he has some real gems in there that are worth seeking out.
Architecture - ahhhh depends where you're going. This post is a little off topic but highlights the struggle Bangkok is having balancing preservation & development.
More questions - ask away!
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,770
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Here are some markets worth checking out in Bangkok:
And then of course Chinatown.
"I'm much more into markets, food and slightly 'different' things"
Go to Raintree Pub on Rangnam rd and order Phad Phed Gop - bbq frog. They do it very well there. Also live Thai folk music.
Another great restaurant is Sabai Jai at Ekamai soi 1.
Ask for red ant eggs - mot daeng. This place has a big beer garden and good atmosphere. Top food too.