People always have their first time for everything – it would not be a shame if you are getting lost in Bangkok where only minor Thai traditional culture can be found from dense modernity. Sometimes, plans do not go as smooth as we thought. Just leave it! …and come with us. There is an easy way to go around and find a good place. Of course, the answer is a ‘skytrain’ or known as ‘BTS skytrain’, which keep you away from both heavy traffic and cheating taxi drivers.
The BTS skytrain is an elevated rapid transit system in Bangkok. It is very convenient and easy to access to its services. Just go to the nearest station and find a ticket issuing machine. Follow the instruction; determine the end terminal and then you get a ticket!! But the question is where should we go…?
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First, we would like to suggest where your stomach will be fulfilled with yummy recipes. If you prefer Thai food and dim sum, go to ‘Phaya Thai’ station and take ‘Exit 1’. About 500-meters walk, you will find ‘Krua Krungthep’ on your right hand. It is a restaurant serving excellent dim sum and Thai food. There are several menus for your selection, but our recommendations are ‘fried-mushroom salad’, ‘grilled-Eringi mushroom salad on butter’, ‘Northeastern-style sausage’ and ‘deep-fried fish with salt’ …oh yeah they are all yummy!
Phayathai Rd, Thung Phaya Thai,
Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
Tel: 0 2216 2475
However, if you want the atmosphere to play a role as much as the delicious recipes of Thai modern cuisine, just go to ‘Nana’ station and take ‘Exit 4’; then, turn right onto ‘Soi Sukhumvit 8’. Keep walking for 200 meters and you will find ‘Kinnaree Restaurant’ on the left. This place is hidden in a romantic charming garden while a number of delicious menus are waiting for your orders.
43 Sukhumvit Rd, Soi 8
Khong Toei, Bangkok 10110
Tel. 0 2256 0328
Alternatively, you can go to ‘Chit Lom’ station and take ‘Exit 4’. Turn back onto ‘Soi Lang Suan’; then, take a motorcycle taxi or walk for a kilometer. ‘Thang Long’, a Vietnamese restaurant, will be on your right hand. The decoration emphasizes on simplicity with a glimpse of Indochina culture. The heavy dark furniture intensifies the mood while the greenery plants providing a vibe of relaxation. Most menus promote your healthiness with organic vegetable. There are a lot of worth-trying dishes such as ‘mixed vegetable and rice vermicelli rolls’, ‘minced shrimp on sugar cane’, ‘steamed minced pork in Pandan leaves’, ‘spicy New Zealand mussel salad’ and ‘soft shell crab salad’.
Soi Lang Suan, Phoen Chit Rd.,
Lumpini, Phathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
Tel. 0 2251 3504
With a possibility, you may not like any kind of food that we have mentioned before, so feel free to go to ‘Thong Lo’ station and take ‘Exit 1’. Turn right onto Soi Sukhumvit 49; then take a little walk to ‘Smith’ an international, western restaurant, where chef Ian Kittichai or Pongtawat Chalermkittichai, an award-winning chef, is in charge of the operation. The restaurant is overwhelming with the industrial chic decoration – you can feel a sense of simplicity within a style. However, the highlight is still on the food, so do not miss the mouthwatering dishes like ‘calf’s tongue’ or ‘slow roasted lamb rib’. You will fall in love with this place!!
1/8 Sukhumvit Soi 49, Sukhumvit Rd.,
Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Tel. 0 2261 0515
Take a break from our recommended restaurants and move on to the next…a list of places for Bangkok’s nightlife are ready to be served!!! Since our topic is focus on the delicious food along the skytrain’s routes, we will suggest only the places where you can enjoy your meal and beverage with a relaxing ambient, while listening to music – we are so sorry if you are looking for heavy dancing and drinking places.
Let’s celebrate the night under the moon light and move to ‘Victory Monument’ station. Take ‘Exit 4’ and turn back toward the statue. Turn right onto a small alley - Soi Ratchavitee 11. You will find ‘Saxophone Pub & Restaurant’ on your right. This place is one of the best jazz and blues venues in Thailand. However, you could also enjoy solid reggae if sticking around long enough for ‘T-Bone’, a well-known reggae band in Thailand, taking on the stage. Check more on a schedule of live music performance at www.saxophonepub.com
3/8 Phayathai Road Soi Ratchavitee 11
Victory Monument, Bangkok 10400
Tel. 0 2246 5472
The last stop of this delicious skytrain will be on ‘Ratchathewi’ station where you can find ‘Heap Pub & Restaurant’ a chic place with cool beverage and live music performance. Just take ‘Exit 4’ and head toward ‘Ratchathewi Intersection’ for 500 meters; the pub & restaurant will be on your right.
|Heap Pub & Restaurant
290/4 Phaya Thai Rd.,
Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
Tel. 0 2612 6944
Hopefully, this article would help you to go around and find some good places suitable with your style. Although, there are still a lot of good or better places waiting for your visit, you need to learn more about the transportation in Thailand. So this list on the skytrain’s routes will make your life easier. Enjoy!