Visiting Bangkok's On And Off Beaten Spots

Everyone knows Khao San Road. Everyone knows the Grand Palace. These are attractions that everyone ticks off their bucket list when they visit Bangkok. At Nappark, we can provide you with information to visit the best places that you’ve read about online. We love Bangkok, and for the people who get to know the Thai Capital, they do too. Trust us, there is more too it than hectic traffic, buckets, tuk-tuks and massage shops.

 

Bangkok has off beat places too.

 

Any long-term traveller will tell you, every new place is a good place, and Bangkok is no exception. We know you want to visit North Thailand, we know you want to visit the islands down south – but seriously give Bangkok a chance.

 

Whether you like it or not, you’re probably going to be in Bangkok as your first port of call. And it might well be your last one before you jet off home or to ventures new.

 

Let’s take a look at some cool alternative places to see in Bangkok, and we’ll throw in some off the beaten track spots too:

 

 

Adventure



 

Airplane Graveyard

 

More and more people are beginning to know about the Airplane Graveyard, but you still might find yourself alone if you visit. With a couple of broken up Boeings, including a 777, roam in the almost empty shells of the plane, including the cockpit as you’d never seen before.

 

Bang Krachao

 

A jungle in the middle of the city, think of NYC’s Central Park although a bit less known. Go cycling across the narrow paths as you take in this green oasis locally referred as Bangkok’s green lung.


Culture

 



Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

 

Although perched high in the sky near Chinatown, the Golden Buddha isn’t as visited, as you’d think by travellers. It’s 5 metres in height and a real glorious site. Legend has it that it was only discovered to be a solid gold statue as it was accidently dropped. It was originally covered in plaster and thought insignificant before the gold coat appeared from the smash.

 

Wat Pho

 

The reclining Buddha isn’t unknown but that shouldn’t deter you from visiting. The largest reclining Buddha of its kind, Wat Pho is quite a epic sight. Near the Grand Palace, it’s 46 metres long!

 

 

Food + Drink



 

Pa tong go Restaurant

 

This right around the corner from Nappark, opposite the roundabout and opening to Rambuttri Road, this restaurant has typically traditional Thai home-cooked food for street food prices. A local’s favourite on Sim Sam Hang Street. Definitely try this if you’re around the corner from Nappark!

 

Eiah Sae Café

 

The oldest Chinese teashop in the whole of Bangkok, Eiah Sae is 87 years old and tucked away from the chaos of Chinatown. Drink traditional Asian teas with egg jam on toast as you take in the dingy surroundings.

 

Sukhumvit 33/1 Area

 

Typically an expat area, Sukhumvit 33/1 has some great British and Western styled pubs, with really good foods and ale. You’ll have at least 3 or 4 options to choose from, but bring your wallet as these aren’t Khao San Road prices!

 

 

Wandering

 

 

Ratchada Markets

 

In a new location but equally as quirky, the Ratchada Markets are the place you must visit if you like things a bit different. You’ll find tons of vintage goods here from all over the world, whilst haggling isn’t as intense as other parts of Bangkok. Even just wandering is an experience in itself.

 

MBK Shopping Mall

 

One thing about MBK, it seems to have everything. Head to the 4th floor and you can find bargain electronics such as iPhones, iPads and MACs. Take a metered taxi to get there if you’re feeling lazy, or the bus that goes from opposite Rambuttri Village right, then left if coming out of Nappark.