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Top Choice Market in Northern Bangkok

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Among the largest markets in the world, Chatuchak seems to unite everything buyable, from used vintage sneakers to baby squirrels. Plan to spend a full day here, as there’s plenty to see, do and buy. But come early,…
Top Choice Live Music in Northern Bangkok

Parking Toys

One of Bangkok’s best venues for live music, Parking Toys hosts an eclectic revolving cast of fun bands ranging in genre from rockabilly to electro-funk jam acts.
Thai in Northern Bangkok


The Thai-language sign in front of this restaurant boldly says rah·chah kôw mòk (King of Biryani) and Yusup indeed backs it up with flawless biryani, not to mention sour oxtail soup and decadent gaang mát·sà·màn ('M…
Market in Northern Bangkok

Chang Chui

An abandoned areoplane, craft-beer bars, a hipster barber shop, performance spaces, a skull-shaped florist, an insect-themed restaurant... This tough-to-pin-down marketplace is one of the most eclectic and exciting …
Thai in Northern Bangkok


Kaobahn means, roughly, home cooking, which is an accurate description of the no-frills-yet-full-flavoured central Thai dishes here. There's no English-language menu, but there's an iPad with images of the dishes, w…
Desserts in Northern Bangkok


In an attempt to describe the vibe of this uniquely bizarre dessert cafe, our source uttered the words 'a knight wearing a tiara'. Oddly enough this is a pretty accurate summary of Puritan, although the 16-plus chan…
Thai in Northern Bangkok

Khua Kling Pak Sod

Southern Thai is probably the country's spiciest regional cuisine, so if you're going to sweat over dinner, why not do so in white-tablecloth comfort. Recommended dishes include the eponymous khua kling, minced meat…
Spectator Sport in Northern Bangkok

Lumpinee Boxing Stadium

The other of Bangkok's two premier Thai boxing rings is located in a modern venue far north of town. Matches occur on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6.30pm to 11pm, and on Saturdays from 2pm to 8.30pm.
Thai in Northern Bangkok

Baan Pueng Chom

These days, it takes venturing to the burbs to find an old-school Thai restaurant like this. Ensconced in a watery jungle of a garden, Baan Pueng Chom has a fat, illustrated menu of typically full-flavoured, fragran…
Thai in Northern Bangkok


An incredibly popular Isan restaurant located in Bangkok's Chatuchak Weekend Market.