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Top Choice Thai in Thewet & Dusit

Likhit Kai Yang

Located just behind Rajadamnern Stadium (avoid the grotty branch directly adjacent to the stadium), this decades-old restaurant is where locals come for a northeastern-Thai-style meal before a Thai boxing match. The…
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Rajadamnern Stadium

Rajadamnern Stadium, Bangkok’s oldest and most venerable venue for moo·ay tai (Thai boxing; also spelt muay Thai), hosts matches on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6.30pm to around 11pm, and Sunday at 3pm and 6.…
Top Choice Thai in Thewet & Dusit

Krua Apsorn

This is the original branch of this homey, award-winning and royally patronised restaurant. Expect a clientele of fussy families and big-haired, middle-aged ladies, and a cuisine revolving around full-flavoured, lar…
Top Choice Museum in Thewet & Dusit

Dusit Palace Park

Following his first European tour in 1897, Rama V (King Chulalongkorn; r 1868–1910) returned with visions of European castles and set about transforming these styles into a uniquely Thai expression, today's Dusit Pa…
Buddhist Temple in Thewet & Dusit

Wat Benchamabophit

You might recognise this temple from the back of the 5B coin. Made of white marble imported from Italy, the distinctive bòht (ordination hall) of Wat Ben, as it's colloquially known, was built in the late 19th centu…
Notable Building in Thewet & Dusit

Vimanmek Teak Mansion

Originally constructed on Ko Si Chang in 1868 and moved to the present site in 1910, Vimanmek Teak Mansion contains 81 rooms, halls and anterooms, and is said to be the world's largest golden-teak building, allegedl…
Thai in Thewet & Dusit

Kaloang Home Kitchen

Don’t be alarmed by the peeling paint and dilapidated deck – the return customers at Kaloang Home Kitchen certainly aren't. The laid-back atmosphere and seafood-heavy menu will quickly dispel any concerns about sink…
Thai in Thewet & Dusit

Steve Café & Cuisine

The cheesy name is seemingly a cover for this sophisticated, house-bound, riverside Thai restaurant. The menu spans a good selection of Thai dishes, and service is friendly and efficient, even when the place is mobb…
Bar in Thewet & Dusit

Hazel's Ice Cream Parlor & Fine Drinks

Occupying a former publishing house (the original 1950s-era press still prints beautiful documents) is this charming bar-cum-ice cream parlour. Come for adult flavours, boozy shakes, craft beer and live music. And l…
Thai in Thewet & Dusit

Nang Loeng Market

Dating back to 1899, this atmospheric fresh market offers a charming glimpse of old Bangkok – not to mention a great place to grab a bite. Nang Loeng is renowned for its Thai sweets, and at lunchtime it's also an ex…