Rattanakosin Island : Amazing things you probably didn’t know about!
“Rattanakosin Island” If it is about this area, you may think of beautiful temples and palaces. Here we have the amazing things about Bangkok Old Town you probably didn’t know which will make you travel in this town more exciting. Let’s see if you have already known these yet!
1. Panorama of Bangkok
The Golden Mount (Wat Saket) is the place you should not miss when you visit Rattanakosin Island! This place is the highest hill of Bangkok which offered the great views that you can see 360 degree over Rattanakosin Island. From the ground, there are 300 short steps to climb to the top with numerous spots to look around such as a giant bell. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with the spectacular views from all four points of the compass between Bangkok Old Town and the new parts of the city. Therefore, do not forget to take tons of photos!
2. Coolest activity in Bangkok happens here
If you want to discover hidden gems in Rattanakosin Island while do fun things together with your friends or family then enter GoSnoop. GoSnoop is the first outdoor adventure detective game activity in Bangkok! This game will take you on a 2-3 hours voyage to discover the wonders of Bangkok Old Town through a puzzling LIVE game experience. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here!
3. The center of bizarre foods
Eating bizarre foods in Bangkok is one of the top priority list for travelers! There are plenty of carts, stalls, or even restaurants that serve you tons of bizarre dishes in Rattanakosin Island. Can’t think of the menu right now? Let me give you some of the food menus you can try: deep-fried insects, pig organ soup, dancing shrimps, blood soup, and chicken’s Feet! Sounds delicious right? you can find all of these in Bangkok Old Town such as Khao San road and there are so many more to top up your bizarre food list. So when you eat, don’t forget to fill up your social media with bizarre food photos and share with your friends and us!
4. A hidden Thai dessert heaven located here
Notable Thai desserts, foods plaza, authentic experience, historic community, heritage site, and beautiful architecture all at once, Nang Loeng market is one of a kind. For over 200 years, Nang Loeng market is one of the most authentic and oldest market in Bangkok located in the heart of Bangkok old town about a 5 minute walk from Democracy Monument. There are various kinds of delicious Thai desserts available at reasonable price such as egg custard pudding, steamed custard, or sweet sticky rice with coconut cream. Most stalls and shops are open in the early morning around 8 am and finish up by 3 pm.
5. Ratchadamnoen Avenue light up for the festival period
During festival period such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and New Year’s, the city is lit up with special decorations. You will see beautiful lights are string up in trees, sidewalks, and buildings along Ratchadamnoen Avenue.
Rattanakosin Island or Bangkok Old City is a fascinating area where most of Bangkok’s “must see” sights can be found. Located in central Bangkok bordered by the Chao Phraya River, this remarkable area contains most of the popular spots such as the giant swing, the Golden Mount, and the Grand Palace. However, Rattanakosin Island does not only show the dozens of traditional attractions but also has a lots of great street foods. As we all know, Bangkok is one of the best city in the world for street food and food lover. Therefore, here is a list of best secret spots for Bangkok street food we feel you shouldn’t miss out on when you’re in Rattanakosin Island.
- Lueng Pha Pad Thai
For more than 40 years, Leung Pha Pad Thai is a restaurant devoted to Thailand’s most famous authentic noodle dish. This restaurant is not only good but excellent. They use traditional noodles and cook over a charcoal fire instead of gas. It is literally located next to the other Pad Thai restaurant (Thip Samai). However, Leung Pha Pad Thai is more local and the atmosphere is more relaxing which perfect for people who are looking for non touristy place to eat (as you don’t have to wait in a long queue like the next busier pad Thai restaurant). Don’t forget to order fresh orange juice! It is a great combination with Pad Thai.
315/1 Maha Chai Road, near the corner of Soi Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
Opening hours: Daily 10.00 – 02.00 hrs
Price: 40+ THB
- Nai Ouan Yentafo
Yentafo is a pink noodle soup combined with many yummy toppings such as fish balls, squid, and crunchy deep fried wonton and a pinkish sauce that made from red tofu which you won’t find anywhere else. Nai Ouan Yentafo has been opened for more than 50 years and located near the Giant Swing. This place is one of the best Yentafo shop in Thailand and it is one of the Michelin recommended restaurant! Their special recipe make everything on their bowl become perfect and yummy.
315/1 41 Soi Nava Thanon Saochingcha, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok
Opening hours: Daily 09.00 – 21.00 hrs on weekdays and 09.00-16.00 hrs on weekend
Price: 50+ THB
- Gui Chai J’Toy (J’Toy Chive Dumpling)
Gui Chai J’Toy is a fantastic snack, perfect for a light appetizer. It is made from a combination of tapioca, rice and sticky rice flours then filled with variety of delicious fillings such as taro, chives leaf, and coconut. Gui Chai J’Toy are served with sweet and spicy dipping sauce. If you are looking for healthy snack that tastes amazing then this is well worth trying.
Address: 122 Mahannop Road, Sao Chingcha, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Opening hours: Daily 7:00–16:00 hrs.
Price: 6 THB per one dumpling
- Kao Moo Dang Nai Chun
One of the most authentic kinds of street food in Bangkok is Kao Moo Dang, the red barbecued pork on steamed rice and pour with porky red sauce. You can find Kao Moo Dang almost everywhere at street food stalls in Bangkok. However, there aren’t many good ones left in Bangkok, but one of the best places to get it is Kao Moo Dang Nai Chun. Kao Moo Dang Nai Chun serves with the original and unique recipes and a very good quality of ingredients. The dish is drowning in tasty sweet red gravy and they give a plenty of pork. We are sure that you will love it!
Address: 142, Dinso Road, Sao Chingcha, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Opening hours: Daily 07:00 – 17:30 hrs.
Price: 40+ THB
- Cheng Sim Ei
Looking for best spot for dessert? Hit one of the most famous and oldest ‘street’ dessert shops in Bangkok; Cheng Sim Ei. This place serves various desserts where you can customize it by yourself. They offer a wide-selection of dessert ingredients with choices of syrups where you can mix and match it together. So if you are looking for something sweet, then this is the place to go.
Address: 212/1, Dinso Road, Sao Chingcha, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Opening hours: Daily 11:00–23:00 hrs.
Price: 40+ THB