If you travel for food, this Bangkok travel guide for food lovers is for you.

Bangkok is one of the most exciting cities in the world, and a paradise for food lovers.

Everywhere you look while walking around the city, you’ll be tempted by something delicious – whether it be fresh green papaya salad, a spice filled coconut milk curry, or smoke pouring off a street food grill.

In this Bangkok travel guide blog post, specifically written for you as a food lover, I’m going to share some essential travel information and tips that will help you make the most of your stay in Bangkok.

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About This Bangkok Travel Guide:

Quickly, before fully jumping in, I wanted to let you know who I am, and why I wrote this Bangkok travel guide blog.My name is Mark Wiens, and I travel for food. I’ve been based in Bangkok since 2009, and while I also love to travel to other destinations, Bangkok remains my permanent home-base (and my wife is Thai).

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Nice to meet you, I’m Mark!

I can still remember the day I arrived in Bangkok for the first time.

Walking down the street, the aroma of stir frying chilies, garlic, and basil, mixed with the thick humidity of the Bangkok evening, was a combination that switched on my senses, and I immediately became fascinated by Thai food and culture.

Bangkok has been my home ever since, and day doesn’t go by without me getting excited about Thai food.

Read more about my story here, and see the tools I use to run this blog here.

Ok, let’s move into the guide now…

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Where will you be arriving in Bangkok?

Arriving and Leaving Bangkok

There are plenty of ways you could potentially arrive and leave, but probably the most common way is to fly directly into Bangkok.

When you fly into Bangkok, make sure you note which airport you’ll be arriving or leaving from… I have made the mistake of going to the wrong airport before!

Suvarnabhumi Airport

The biggest airport, and the hub for many of the major international airlines is Suvarnabhumi Airport, located in the southeastern part of the city.

How to get from Suvanabhumi Airport to the center of Bangkok:

  1. Airport Rail Link – In the airport, follow the signs to the airport rail link. You can connect with the MRT Metro at Makasan Station, or with the BTS Skytrain at Phaya Thai Station, and easily get to Siam, Silom, Sathon, or along Sukhumvit using the public train transportation. The price is 45 THB, and it operates from 6 am – 12 midnight daily.
  2. Taxi – To take a taxi, go to the first floor, and exit the revolving door at either #4 or #7. You take a ticket, and then go to the taxi number on your ticket. The price of taking a taxi to central Bangkok from the airport should cost about 300 – 400 THB, and there’s also an airport surcharge of 50 THB. Note that you will also be responsible for any tollway fees if used as well.

Don Mueang International Airport

In order to relieve some of the congestion of Suvanabhumi Airport, Bangkok re-opened the former main international airport, which is known as Don Mueang, located in northern Bangkok. This airport is home to many of the budget airlines carriers like Air Asia and Tiger Air, and caters mainly to destinations around Southeast Asia and Asia.

How to get from Don Mueang Airport to the center of Bangkok:

  1. Taxi – The easiest way to get from Don Mueang Airport to the center of Bangkok is by private taxi. Go down to the ground floor, and there’s an official taxi stand (and usually a long queue). You will be directed tot he next taxi driver. The ride all the way to the center of Bangkok should cost anywhere from 200 – 350 THB, and you’ll have to pay a 50 THB airport surcharge, and you’re responsible for any tollways used. An alternative to a taxi all the way, is to take a taxi to Mo Chit BTS Skytrain or Chatuchak Park MRT Metro, which should cost about 100 THB, and then you can take the public train from there.
  2. Bus – Bus #A1 goes from the airport to Mo Chit BTS Skytrain station, and from there you can take the BTS to Siam, Silom, Sathon, or Sukhumvit. Go to the ground floor and catch the bus from outside, price is 35 THB per person.

Getting your Thai tourist visa:

It all depends on your nationality, but the easiest way to get a short term visa for Thailand, if your passport qualifies, is to just get a simple 15 or 30 day tourist visa on arrival. It’s free, and all you have to do is fill out your arrival card (it will be given to you in the airplane before you land), go through immigration, and you’ll have 30 days in Thailand / Bangkok.

However, be sure to research your country and the requirements for entry and exit to Thailand.

Bus Stations in Bangkok:

  • Mo Chit Station (Northern bus terminal) – If you’re traveling by bus to a destination north of Bangkok (Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani), you’ll usually arrive or leave from Mo Chit Station.
  • Sai Dai Mai Station (Southern bus terminal) – If you’re traveling to a destination on the peninsular part of southern Thailand (Phuket, Krabi, Surat Thani), you’ll probably arrive and leave from Sai Dai Mai station.
  • Ekkamai Bus Station (Destinations near to Bangkok) – You can take short bus trips to destinations within a few hours from Bangkok, especially eastern coastal areas (usually places like Pattaya, Rayong, Trat) from Ekkamai Station.
  • Victory Monument (Van terminal for short distances) – An alternative to buses are 12 seater vans. They leave from various outposts around Victory Monument and Center One. Beware though, these vans often drive crazily fast, but they can be very convenient.
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Choosing a place to stay can be a challenge… read my recommendations below…

Where to Stay in Bangkok?

There are so many places to stay in Bangkok, that it’s tough to narrow down your choices.

So in this next part of this Bangkok travel guide, I’ll do my best to share with you a few of the best areas of Bangkok that you can stay in, why you would want to choose a certain area, and a few of my personal hotel recommendations in each of these areas.

1. Khao San Road / Banglamphu – This is the main backpacker district of Bangkok, but at the same time it’s the historical center of the city, where many of the famous attractions (like the Grand Palace) are located. You’ll find budget hostels, historical guest houses, and hotels in this area.

  • Full House Khaosan (budget) – This place is so close to the action of Khao San Road, but it’s tucked away into a local alley, and remains quiet and friendly. My wife and I stayed here for a few nights and loved the location.
  • Baan Chart Hotel (mid-range) – It’s a decent choice for a mid-range priced hotel along Rambuttri, parallel to Khao San Road.

2. Chao Phraya Riverside / Bangrak – The Chao Phraya Riverside is scenic, with good transportation options, and a mix of both luxury hotels and mid-range options. Great area for families because of the transportation options and mix of everything.

  • Glur Bangkok Hostel (budget) – This is a new, clean, and modern hostel, near to the BTS.
  • Shangri-La (luxury) – A prime location and to the Shangri La standard, it’s expensive, but a very nice hotel in Bangkok.
  • Chatrium Riverside (luxury) – My wife and I recently spent a couple nights at Chatrium Riverside. It’s modern, and I think it’s pretty good value for money, very good place to stay as a family.

3. Silom / Sathon – Silom and Sathon, located next to each other are the business financial districts of Bangkok, and very modern areas of town. The area makes a great base with food options and transportation.

  • Marvin Suites (mid-range) – For a budget and great value place to stay in Sathon, Marvin Suites is fantastic. The rooms are very spacious and it’s the type of hotel that you’d feel comfortable staying at for one day or even a week or two.
  • Glow Trinity Silom (mid-range) – This is a trendy type of hotel in a good location right in the heart of Silom.

4. Siam / Pratunam – Siam and Pratunam are at the center of one of Bangkok’s most intense shopping districts, with everything from modern malls to street shopping. Stay in Siam or Pratunam if you’re serious about Bangkok shopping.

  • Lub d Siam Square (mid-range) – Lub d is a trendy modern hostel, located right across the street from MBK shopping mall.
  • Amari Watergate (luxury) – Step outside Amari Watergate and you’ll be in the midst of the Pratunam shopping district. Nice modern hotel, fantastic location.

5. Sukhumvit – Sukhumvit Road is one of the major developed roads running through the heart of Bangkok, and it’s home to many expats and international businesses and restaurants, but it remains local Thai at the same time.

  • St. James Hotel (mid-range) – This hotel is a little old, but well kept, and very comfortable and spacious. My wife and I spent a few nights here.
  • Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit (luxury) – Located near Asoke intersection, this is a nice business luxury hotel.

Where would I personally recommend? I think the best area to stay in Bangkok, if you’re coming for a visit, is the Banglamphu area because it’s the historical center of Bangkok, very close to many of the major attractions, and the area is home to some of the best street food and markets in all of Bangkok.

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One of the best things about Bangkok is the food!

Street Food & Restaurants in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the world’s greatest street food cities and as soon as you arrive and start exploring the city, you’ll discover that there’s an abundance of delicious things to eat everywhere you look.

Along with street food, Bangkok is a also a city where restaurants of all levels, serving both Thai and an extensive range of international cuisine, are flourishing. You can eat modern Thai meal for lunch and sit down for a world class Italian dinner (there are so many food possibilities).

For this Bangkok guide and tips I’m focusing on Thai food. I’ve classified the main levels of food you’ll find in Bangkok, and suggested some of my personal favorite places to eat them.

Thai Street Food

Thai Street Food

Thai street food is one of the ultimate joys of being in Bangkok.

You can get anything from a snack to eat while you’re walking down the sidewalk, to an entire sit down meal feast on the streets of Bangkok, twenty four hours a day.

Bowls of piping hot noodles, stir fried dishes over rice, Thai curry and rice, grilled meats, and green papaya salad, are just a few examples of foods you’ll encounter.

A few of my favorite Bangkok street food areas:

  • Wang Lang Market – Located across the Chao Phraya River from the Grand Palace, Wang Lang Market is one of Bangkok’s premiere foodie destinations. During the day, you’ll find an immense amount of Thai street food filling the lanes of the market, both snacks and full meals are available.
  • Chinatown (Yaowarat) – Exploring the congested and chaotic streets of Bangkok’s Chinatown never gets old; There’s so much delicious food to try. In the day time, you’ll find markets and some food stalls, but street food really comes alive in the evening and throughout the night.
  • Silom Soi 20 – For a good central Thai morning market, check out Silom Soi 20. Both fresh ingredients and food ready to eat are available. I personally love the Thai chicken biryani, and the black sticky rice and custard at the front of the market.

Some of my favorite street food stalls:

  • Som Tam Jay So (ร้านส้มตำเจ๊โส) – Som Tam Jay So is one of my go-to spots in Bangkok for real deal Isaan food.
  • Kuay Jab Nay Lek (ก๋วยจั๊บนายเล็ก) – This stall in Yaowarat serves amazing peppery pork soup with noodle rolls.
  • Doy Kuay Teow Reua (ต้อยก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ) – Boat noodles are one of the most popular noodle dishes in Bangkok, and this is one of my favorite spots.
  • Tom Yum Goong in Bangkok (ร้านต้มยำกุ้งบางลำพู) – This street food stall in Banglamphu is a little on the dirty side, but they make one of the best versions of tom yum goong in the city.
  • Somsak Boo Op (สมศักดิ์ ปูอบ) – You might have to wait to get a table here, but they make an incredible version of shrimp and mung bean noodles – called goong ob woon sen.
  • Vegetarian: Chamlong Asoke (จำลอง (สันติอโศก) – This is one of the greatest vegetarian food courts in Bangkok, located across the street from Chatuchak Market in northern Bangkok.
  • Halal: Yusup Pochana (ยูซุปโภชนา) – This restaurant is a little off the beaten path, but they serve some awesome Halal Thai food.

Also, don’t miss my full list of best restaurants in Bangkok here.

Local Thai food restaurants (shophouses)

While I truly love street food and the atmosphere of dining on the streets of Bangkok, I would say the actual best Thai food comes from local restaurants, or shophouse restaurants – the taste of food is often just one notch above street food.

Some shophouse restaurants actually started off as street food stalls, but due to success or progression, they have since moved into a more permanent facility. Shophouse restaurants are where many of the best traditional Thai and Thai Chinese chefs operate from.

Here area a few local Thai restaurants I love:

  • Soei (ร้านเส่ย) – This has long been one of my favorite restaurants in Bangkok. The food is dangerously tasty, spicy, and full of vibrant flavors.
  • Mit Ko Yuan (ร้านมิตรโกหย่วน) – Serving some of the best tom yum goong, Mit Ko Yuan is an old shophouse restaurant that serves mostly stir fried Thai dishes.
  • Som Tam Sida (ส้มตำสีดา) – Positioned in the middle of Wang Lang Market, Som Tam Sida is a fantastic family run Isaan restaurant.
  • Laab Udon (ร้านลาบอุดร) – Located right off the Surasak BTS station in Sathorn, Laab Udon serves Isaan food including the full spectrum of different som tam (green papaya salad) and dishes off the grill.
  • Ran Ruam Dai (ร้านรวมใต้) – For a true taste of authentic southern Thai food, this is one of my favorite places.
  • VegetarianSu Ki Jeh Ru Yi (สุกี้เจหรูยี่) – This is a pretty classic Thai Chinese vegetarian restaurant located behind Hua Lamphong train station.
  • Halal: Muslim Restaurant (ร้านอาหารมุสลิม) – Located in the heart of Bangrak, this legendary Halal restaurant serves good Thai biryani and an assortment of curry.

Fine Thai Dining (higher end)

When you choose a fine dining Thai restaurant in Bangkok, you have to be careful. There are many high end restaurants that serve mediocre food (at best), that’s actually watered down from the real Thai taste, but just prettified.

The good news is, there are a growing handful of higher end Thai restaurants in Bangkok that are truly serving outstanding Thai food, using high quality ingredients, and being creative, yet not compromising the balance and robustness of Thai flavors.

  • Paste (Note: Location is at Gayson Plaza, Ratchaprasong) – Paste is the leader of modern progressive Thai food in Bangkok. Acute attention is paid to every detail of flavor and balance and you can taste the passion of the chefs in the cooking (Paste also offers vegetarian options on their menu).
  • The Local – The Local is another one of my favorite nicer sit down Thai restaurants in Bangkok. It’s a nice setting and great food.
  • Baan Thai Family Recipes – What I really like about Baan is that the food tastes like food you’d eat at a Thai home, but using high quality and sustainable ingredients.

NOTE: For a more extensive guide to Thai food, check out my Eating Thai Food Guide. You’ll learn Thai eating etiquette and tips and useful instructions on how to order Thai food.

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Some of my favorite Thai dishes

10 of My Favorite Thai dishes

  1. Tom yum goong (ต้มยําากุ้ง) – Tom yum goong, Thai shrimp soup, is one of the most essential dishes in Thai cuisine. I love it so much, I dedicated a t-shirt to it! The soup has countless varieties, but lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, chilies, and in this case shrimp, are mandatory.
  2. Pla pao (ปลาเผา) – A whole fish is stuffed with lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves, rolled in a salt crust, grilled over charcoal, and served with chili garlic sauce.
  3. Som tam (ส้มตําา) – Som tam refers to any variety of different green papaya salad that’s an essential dish in Isaan (northeastern Thai and Laos) cuisine.
  4. Pad ka prao (ผัดกะเพรา) – One of the most popular and widely available Thai street food dishes is pad ka prao, a choice of meat stir fried with lots of garlic, chilies, and the all important holy basil.
  5. Kuay teow reua (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ) – Boat noodles as they are commonly known, are a pork based Thai soup noodle, and a favorite in Bangkok.
  6. Kuay teow neau (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเนื้อ) – Another noodle Thai noodle soup dish I enjoy is beef noodles, usually served with fall apart tender braised beef and rice noodles.
  7. Boo pad pongari (ปูผัดผงกะหรี่) – Pongari is a type of Thai yellow curry thickened with eggs. It’s often made with crab, but you can also order it with squid or even chicken.
  8. Goong pad sataw (กุ้งผัดสะตอ) – Stir fried stink beans with shrimp, or with another protein, and chili paste, is easily one of my favorite dishes in Thailand. You’ll find it at many rice and curry stalls.
  9. Hor mok (ห่อหมก) – If made correctly, hor mok, a type of fish curry custard, can ben extremely good. Pieces are fish are mixed with curry sauce and herbs, and steamed. Hor mok is available and rice and curry restaurants.
  10. Nam prik kapi (น้ําาพริกกะปิ) – Nam prik refers to any type of Thai chili dipping sauce, and this version is mainly flavored with shrimp paste. It’s typically eaten with vegetables and rice, and you’ll find it at markets throughout Bangkok.

There are hundreds of different and unique Thai dishes, and if you see something that looks interesting and delicious when you’re in Bangkok, you should try it.

The list above includes just a few of my favorite dishes that I frequently eat (and that are quite common to find), but it should not limit you – there are so many other dishes to try to!

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Kuay teow gai – Thai chicken noodles

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Here are some things to do in-between eating




Things To Do in Bangkok

The best thing about doing things in Bangkok, or visiting attractions and sightseeing, is that there’s never going to be a situation where you’re far from food.

The fact is, food revolves around every part of Thai culture – so don’t worry, no matter which attractions you choose to see when you’re in Bangkok, you’re never far from something delicious.

Here are a few things I would recommend doing in-between meals:

  • Golden Mount (Wat Saket, Open hours: 9 am – 5 pm daily, Entrance price: 20 THB to climb to the top) – The Golden Mount is a temple in Bangkok that is built on top of a man-made hill. What I like most about visiting is that you can climb to the top for an amazing panoramic view of Bangkok. Also when you’re in the area, stop by Loha Prasat Temple too.
  • Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (Open hours: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm daily, Entrance price: 500 THB adults) – Undoubtedly the most popular attraction in any Bangkok travel guide, the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew are icons of the city. For me it’s one of those places that’s well worth a visit once in your lifetime, but if you’ve been there, no need to go back again. It will most likely be packed with tourists and groups at anytime you go on any day. Also don’t miss Wat Pho, known also as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, located just down the road.
  • Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall and Vimanmek Mansion (Save your ticket from the Grand Palace for complimentary access) – Located in Dusit, both the Throne Hall and Vimanmenk teakwood mansion are open to the public as museums. Although they are very popular touristy attractions in Bangkok, they are well worth a visit.
  • Wat Arun (Open hours: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm daily, Entrance price: 50 THB) – Across the river from the Grand Palace complex is Wat Arun, a temple stupa that’s also referred to as the Temple of Dawn. One of the highlights of visiting Wat Arun is climbing the steep staircase.
  • Chinatown (Yaowarat) – Bangkok has a strong Chinese influence no matter where you are in the city, however the area of Yaowarat, is where a concentration of Chinese originally settled. Yaowarat is a center of commerce and industry, always busy and energetic, and you can explore markets and eat an astounding array of delicious Thai and Thai Chinese food.
  • Shopping in Bangkok – Along with food, Bangkok is a well known city for shopping in Southeast Asia, especially for clothes and fashion and electronics. Some of the major Bangkok shopping destinations include Siam (Siam Paragon, MBK, Central World), Pratunam (Platinum, Pantip Plaza), and Phrom Phong (Emporium, EmQuartier). The Chatuchak weekend market is also a popular Bangkok shopping spot.
  • Or Tor Kor Market – Another must visit food destination in Bangkok is Or Tor Kor Market, located across the road from Chatuchak Market. Or Tor Kor is a premium fruits and vegetables market, and they also have an amazing local food court. You’ll also find durian year round!
  • Khlong Toey Market (Open hours: 24 hours daily) – One of the main central fresh wet markets in Bangkok is Khlong Toey. You can find nearly every ingredient imaginable for cooking Thai food within this market, and if you love food or cooking, it’s a great place to explore when you’re in Bangkok.
  • Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market (Open hours: 9:30 am – 4 pm, and open on Saturday and Sunday and public holidays) – There are a number of different floating markets around Bangkok, but my favorite, that’s located within the city is Khlong Lat Mayom. Along with just being a pleasant area to walk around, and you can even take a boat ride tour, the market is made for food lovers. You’ll find a dizzying array of snacks and things to eat. Don’t miss a whole salt crusted grilled fish when you go.

For the ultimate list of things to do in Bangkok, check out my 101 Things To Do In Bangkok eBook, it comes packed with useful information about visiting Bangkok, and even directions written in Thai.

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How to get around in Bangkok

How to Get Around (Transportation)

Bangkok is a city that offers nearly every type and form of transportation available – taxi, bus, motorbike, tuk tuk, longtail boat, ferry boat, above ground train, and underground train. And some areas of Bangkok aren’t too bad for walking either.

I won’t go too in-depth in this Bangkok travel guide blog, but I’ll share a few details about the best ways to get around.

  • BTS Skytrain / MRT Metro (Open hours: 6 am – Midnight daily, Prices range from about 15 – 52 THB per ride depending on distance, or you can get an all day pass) – To avoid any hassle and not have to deal with sitting in traffic, taking the BTS Skytrain and MRT Metro are your best options. The train lines are not hugely extensive yet, but they will get you to most central districts of Bangkok.
  • Chao Phraya River Boat (Open hours: About 6 am – 7 pm, Price is 15 THB on orange flag local boat, and 40 THB per ride on the yellow flag tourist boat) – For getting to Khao San Road and the Grand Palace area, the Chao Phraya Express Boat is highly convenient. You can catch the BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin Station which connects with the pier to take the boat.
  • Taxi (and Uber) – Local taxis in Bangkok are very affordable and can be either very convenient, or full of hassles. For one thing, traffic in Bangkok can be horrible at times, and for another thing, some taxi drivers are not always honest and occasionally overcharge foreigners. Just make sure your taxi driver uses the meter (the meter should ALWAYS be used), and it’s a good idea to know where you’re going, and follow along on your phone gps so you can make sure you’re going in the right direction. An alternative from taxis is UberX (click this link to get a free ride), which my wife and I use in Bangkok quite frequently.

Alternatively, you can always jump in a local bus, a tuk tuk, or on the back of a motorbike to get around Bangkok as well. However, I would personally use the above three methods if possible, which will get you just about everywhere you need to go in central Bangkok.

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Bangkok’s central Lumpini Park

Is it safe to travel to Bangkok?

For the size and busyness of Bangkok, the city is in my opinion quite safe to visit.

However, I would never say that Bangkok is an extremely safe city (I’d never say that about any city), because it’s always possible to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, even in the safest statistical place on earth.

Bangkok has unfortunately been in the news on more than a few occasions for malicious acts and uprisings, but these actions do not reflect the overall friendliness and peacefulness of Bangkok and its residents.

Here are a few tips for keeping safe when visiting Bangkok:

  • Walking around – While theft is not extremely common in Bangkok, it does happen occasionally, especially things like bag snatching and mobile phones. It’s a good idea to not be walking down a busy street using your mobile phone, and do be aware of your hand bag or back pack when walking down a road or in a busy area.
  • Scams – Many of the scams in Bangkok are not harmful, but just waste your time and maybe money. One example is a tutk tuk drivers outside the Grand Palace telling you it’s closed today, and that they will kindly take you somewhere else. For the most part, researching attractions and places to go, and knowing your facts and information, and then thinking before you make any decisions, can avoid most scams. Also, if any tuk tuk driver offers you a ride for 10 THB ($0.28) or something ridiculously low like that, you can assume there’s some kind of scam involved. Do your research, don’t act fast (think about it), and usually you can avoid many of the common scams in Bangkok.
  • Night time – A majority of crime happens in Bangkok at night, especially around nightlife areas. So use extra caution when going out at night, and especially venturing into Bangkok nightlife districts. If you’re with a couple friends, it’s better than going by yourself.

I’ve included lots more Bangkok safety tips in my full Bangkok guide eBook.

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Have an amazing travel food trip to Bangkok!

Prices and Expenses

In comparison to many of the other major Asian cities, Bangkok still remains a somewhat budget destination, and I think the value you get for what you pay for – when it comes to hotels, food, and attractions – is still very good.

However, Bangkok is a major international city, and although you can travel on a budget, it’s also easy to spend a fortune if you want.

Here’s a quick sample cost of how much you’re likely to spend in Bangkok:

Accommodation:

  • Hostel: $6 – $15 USD per bed
  • Mid-range hotel: $25 – $80 USD per night
  • High end – For anything over $80 USD per night, you can expect a very nice place

Transportation:

  • Train ride in the city: 15 THB – 52 THB ($0.34 – $1.48) per ride depending on distance
  • Taxi: 50 THB – 100 THB ($1.42 – $2.84) for a short ride, 100 THB – 200 THB ($2.84 – $5.68) for long ride
  • Bus ride: 8 THB – 20 THB ($0.23 – $0.57) depending on bus

Food:

  • Simple street food meal: 30 THB – 50 THB ($0.85 – $1.42) per plate
  • Local restaurant: 100 – 200 THB ($2.84 – $5.68) per person
  • Indoor restaurant: 150 – 300 THB ($4.26 – $8.52) per person
  • High end restaurant: 300 – 1000 THB ($8.52 – $28.40) per person
  • Drink at a bar: 100 – 200 THB ($2.84 – $5.68)
  • Coffee at coffeeshop: 80 – 150 THB ($2.27 – $4.26)
  • Big bottle of water: 14 THB ($0.40)

Overall budget:

  • Budget: $20 – $40 USD per person per day
  • Mid-range: $40 – $60 per person per day
  • High end: $60 – $150 per person per day

This is just an average guide. Of course you could get away with spending less or a lot more, all depending on your choices and your traveling style, or even what type of holiday you’re having in Bangkok.

That being said, no matter what level of budget you’re on, I think Bangkok offers very decent value for money traveling.

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One of the coolest ladies in Bangkok

Bangkok Travel Videos

The following playlist is from my 2 Weeks in Bangkok series, where my wife and I took 2 full weeks and visited as many attractions and ate at as many restaurants in Bangkok as we could in that time.

It’s a 15 day Bangkok food and travel guide video series:

Also, you can check our my YouTube channel for lots videos about Thai street food and travel: https://www.youtube.com/user/migrationology

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Grab yourself a spoon and get ready for a thrilling food experience in Bangkok!

Conclusion

Bangkok is without doubt one of the greatest cities in the world to visit if you love to eat.

In this “food lover” focused Bangkok travel guide, you’ll find tips about transportation, personal recommendations for where to stay, a concise list of top attractions (only if you have time in-between eating), and most important of all, information about Thai street food and restaurants.

If you’re traveling to Bangkok with a purpose to eat, I hope this Bangkok Travel Guide for Food Lovers will offer you helpful tips and details, so you can maximize the delicious food you eat during your trip!

You’ll have an amazing time in Bangkok!

Thank you for reading this Bangkok travel guide resource page.

If you’re interested in learning more about Bangkok, check out my Bangkok eBook, which includes information on attractions, hotels, safety, and food, and also my Eating Thai Food Guide, if you’re serious about eating delicious Thai food!

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  • Lindsay R

    3 weeks ago

    Mark- It is because of your amazing videos that my Fiance and I have picked Thailand for our Honeymoon destination! We are going for 17 days (November-December) and couldn’t be more excited! You never know.. maybe we will bump into one another on the streets and share a meal together!!!

  • Lisa Vansaghi

    3 weeks ago

    Hi Mark! We will be in Bangkok in 2 weeks! I was wondering if you would recommend any food tours? Or is it just better to dive right in? I have some of your favorite places written down that we plan to visit! And we are heading to Sichon too! Thanks!!

  • Emma

    1 month ago

    Wow wow wow. I’ve been to Bangkok a few times and just about to head back. But I’ve never eaten as well as you have. Thanks for the fabbo tips!

  • Hans

    2 months ago

    Hi Mark, your webites really made me booking a holiday to thailand. I am looking forward to get all the lovely food i have seen on your webpages. I am going to travel to thailand in november. Can you tell me, what is the situation with all the street food vendors ? Are they being removed or are they still alive ?
    I appreciate every information from you.

    best regards

    Hans

  • Natalia

    2 months ago

    I’m planning a trip to Asia soon and one of the biggest reason is food!. Here in Colombia is very hard to find authentic Thai restaurants and the vast majority do a fusion approach instead. I love a restaurant called Wok in Bogota, it is I believe the closest I’ve tried to Thai food comparing it from the good restaurants I visited in London. I love this guide and i think it’s complimentary to what my friend Carmela from London wrote here about Thai food and eccentric experiences we don’t have in our cuisine: https://www.alltherooms.com/w/2017/08/06/5-unique-gag-worthy-foods-to-try-in-thailand/ Some she said might be “cliche” since it was what she was told but still as westerners I think counts as an experience and offers a new world of tastes.

  • Ari

    2 months ago

    Hi Mark. I have followed you before, when you were doing the Thai food blog. I really enjoyed learning to cook Thai food. I’m glad to find you again. This is really exciting that you expanded. I, too, have the opportunity to travel and eat all over the world. I was just wondering if I can still get the link to your old blog. I would love to continue to try new dishes. Best of luck. Can’t wait what else you have up your sleeves.

  • John B

    2 months ago

    I write a blog about tea based in Bangkok, Tea in the Ancient World. If the subject is of interest I’d be happy to talk about it, although I have already mentioned lots of teas, background, and sources in the blog. From the looks of the content I’ve seen you would be more interested in local teas, the black tea with milk and sugar version, but Chinatown Chinese teas are part of the local traditions, and I’ve wrote about what the original Thai iced tea was.

  • Bart Aldrich

    4 months ago

    We have been Bangkok quite a few times when we were living in HK in the 90’s. Four of us are going back in October and your u-tube vides are amazing. Two of are serious photographers and Thailand is a goldmine for photos as well as food. Keep up the great work!

  • Yen

    4 months ago

    Hi Mark, I came across your website because my grandma is a big fan of your Youtube channel. She doesn’t understand English but she enjoys watching you and your lovely family traveling the world and enjoying great food. We look forward to enjoying more of your videos and checking out your food recommendations!

  • Emma

    4 months ago

    Ahhhh Thai food has got to be my absolute favourite. The intensity of the flavours. The perfect balance… Take me back!

  • Taylor Reed

    4 months ago

    Hi Mark! I am following you on YouTube and I hate it when you were eating your food in South Korea, that face of satisfaction made me feel jealous! Haha! I really love your video and I love watching you eating different cuisines. Next few months I’ll be in Thailand so I am really excited for it and try the recommended places to eat. I can’t wait.

  • David M.Murin

    4 months ago

    Hi Mark, Really have viewed your eating vlogs on Utube. There isn’t a day that goes buy that my wife and I take a break from our chores and see what and where Mark and wife are. Watched today your trip to Ko Samui. My neighbor in the village where we will be going in the Korat Plateau. Ban Morn, Ban Thaen,Chaiyaphum stays on Samui most of the time if he isn’t working in land down under. My wife and I will be flying from Texas the 23 of June and will be in the airport that night then to Samut Prakan with brother. I have been coming in and out of Thailand since the 90 with my compadre Chamras Pramekamol. We first went to the restaurant the largest with roller skaters bring food and Thai dancing. We went to his home in Nong Khae Sara Buri. Now after being married with an Issan woman we stay to the north. The cooking up there is spicy , sour,bitter,sweet,salty. So there isn’t much I haven’t tasted. I do like Togo to Vienchinne and eat the spring rolls or in Nong Khai (Koon dang nam meung). That is all for now. Later alligator from Texas.

    • Mark Wiens

      4 months ago

      Hey David, great to hear from you, thank you for sharing all your experiences in Thailand. Sounds fantastic, hope you’re doing well.

  • Ben

    4 months ago

    Heading to Bangkok soon so this guide came in super handy. I am especially looking forward to all the delicious street food there. Though I have heard that they are trying to crack down on street stalls?!

  • Sophie Mahy

    4 months ago

    Hi Mark! My partner and I are coming to Bangkok and Pattaya for a month next week, and we just wanted to say that your videos and ebooks are extremely helpful and are what inspired us to go there. Thank you 😊

  • Srihari

    5 months ago

    Hi Mark.,
    How are you? Hows Mark Junior? Well, Mark, me and my wife are visiting Bangkok for a few days. I would like to know some budget to mid-range hotels to stay at a safe location. Are you able to please suggest me. Also as we have been an ardent followers of your channel and you and a much bigger fans of how you sway your head when something tastes realy awesome, we would also like to take this opportunity to meet you. Would it be possible? Thanks Mark and looking to hear from you.
    Cheers!
    Hari

  • Bo

    5 months ago

    Hi Mark! Do you have a guide on other cities in Thailand to visit, eat, and do. I’d like to plan a trip to Thailand at the end of this year and would like to visit cities other than just Bangkok….maybe Phuket. Any suggestion on what to do, where to eat, lodging, and an estimate of how much it would cost? Anyhow, I love all of your videos so please continue to make and share your experiences with us. I’d also love to see more videos of other Thailand cities beside Bangkok. Thank you!

  • Edy

    5 months ago

    hi mark, my wife and me (i was born in indonesia) were just back from short visit in thailand. base on your you video blog we visited hua hin and bangkok. thanks for your amazing video and your food suggestion. we stayed in chatrium hotel and enjoyed our stay in thailand very much. pls let me know if plan to come to switzerland one day.
    yvonne and edy, switzerland

  • Maryann

    5 months ago

    Hi my family always travel to discover new food and places. And next week we will be in bangkok again . Last time we were there is 2009. We really like to discover the street food and local restaurants. My husband and son loves your video . We really hope to meet you some day . We will be there in bangkok for 5 days from may 30-june 3 . To celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary Kindly suggest us places to go and where to eat . I really dont know if you accomodate tourist but we would like to ask for your service even for only half day or 1 day , i wanted to surprise my husband . We are filipinos from the philippines .

  • Jessica

    5 months ago

    Hello Mark! Thanks for sharing that great experience with us, Thailand looks like a great place, I heard it is also called the “smiles land” or something like that haha, I am planning to go soon and I was interested in the types of food, since they are buddhist I was affraid that they might not eat meat, but I see thera are lots of options. Thanks!

  • Katharina

    5 months ago

    Your videos and guides always make me so hungry. I spent so much time on your website and youtube channel when I was planning our trip to Thailand. I wanted to make sure we would check-out all the best places to eat. Unfortunately we never made it to a floating market though.

  • Shoaib

    5 months ago

    I love your video and i am your big fan. I would love to see you here in Qatar.

  • Deepa

    5 months ago

    Awesome video of Thai food Mark !Have saved it for our trip to Bangkok 😊
    Thank you for all the details !!

  • Melisa

    5 months ago

    Hi Mark,
    What is the current street food situation after the recent ban? Is there anything left outside of Khao San Road or Chinatown?

  • Mahdi

    6 months ago

    Hello I love you and your videos. Sure come to Iran.

  • Leanne H

    6 months ago

    Hey Mark, my husband and I are off to Bangkok for the 8th time (we go every year). This year, we’ve been prepping by watching all of your Bangkok street food videos. Thank you so much for spending this time piecing all the footage together and providing such useful information. We can’t wait to try these dishes soon!

  • Teck we

    6 months ago

    Good day,
    Do you have any recommendations for local seafood buffet in bangkok?
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Thank you.

  • Duncan Carpenter

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark
    I’ve been a follower of your YouTube channel for quite a while now, your enthusiasm for food & culture is great to see. What do you think about the news that many Street Food vendors in Bangkok appear to be facing closure? There seems to be lots of conflicting ‘news’ online I was hoping you would do an update or vlog to inform foodie folk what is actually going on in Bangkok.
    If Bangkok does ban Street Food vendors it will affect so many people & change what I regard as one of the greatest cities on earth for the worse.

  • John quinn

    6 months ago

    Hi mark.
    Myself and my girlfriend coming from england
    To see your beautiful city taste the amazing food
    We watch most of videos on youtube must say food look wow

  • Ruben Arribas

    6 months ago

    We love Thailand and reading this post we feel going back soon 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • Aung

    6 months ago

    I have been to bangkok for more than 7-8 times. Everytime I got there ….I ended having food at food court. After I watched your videos and blog…this time my trip to thailand become so much better than ever. You’re amazing and Thanks for the awesome blog, I really love your food reviews and videos. You give us the light to the best street food…Cheers Mark.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much for your kind support Aung, really appreciate it!

  • Julian

    7 months ago

    Hi Mark,
    I’ travelling to Bangkok from the UK this summer with my wife and young children, Whilst my wife and I have been a few times before, we are taking the children this time and they are not very adventurous! We are wondering if you have any recommendations for restaurants that have great Thai food…but can also cater to western children who don’t have much of a palette!
    Loving the video’s on youtube. Keep up the good work

  • Gwynne

    7 months ago

    We haven’t been to Thailand yet but my boyfriend was born there. So now since we have seen your videos we feel more confident. Thank you.

  • Neil

    7 months ago

    I’ve been gorging on your videos the past 2-3 weeks! Oh Maan, ive rediscovered my love of Thai food and im desperate to return. I lived in BKK from 1998-2005 and im recalling all the food i used to stuff myself with lol Khao ka Moo with the intestine and the preserved mustard leaf and chilli/vinegar sauce 🙂 🙂 The stall at the end of my soi in Bang Na was great for it. My missus and I moved to Thewet area and out daughter was born in Wachirat hospital, Samsen Rd in 2001. A lot of memory’s come back when i see your BKK videos. Food,taste,smell are linked so tightly with memory. Screw it man, im booking up with Emirates for August to visit some old haunts and friends that are still there, and find some new places to munch and get a sweat on. Damn, August is gonna be humid but who cares, my belly is rumbling 😉
    Chok dee khrup

  • Anthony Iannitti

    7 months ago

    Hey Mark, you have awesome blogs about your travels, i follow them with great joy 🙂 I wanted to ask you for a recommendation since you live in Bangkok. Do you know or recommend any Thai cooking school/class to take in Bangkok. Also i heard of the Soi 38 street food market closing. is that true? did they relocate anywhere else? Thanks Mark and happy travels

  • james spatz

    7 months ago

    I would like to visit Bangkok and would like to hire a “guide”. Can you offer recommendations? Thanks.

  • Guillaume REMY

    7 months ago

    Hi Mark !
    My girlfriend and I moved to Saigon from Paris and we have tried almost every food places you noted on your guide. We are also huge food lovers and it is one of our main purpose when we travel around. Since we found out about your work we follow your advices and now we came to the conclusion that Mark is never wrong about a place. Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are going to Bangkok in 2 weeks so I hope to try the best places to eat there 🙂

  • adisak sornyota

    7 months ago

    hey mark I am Thai but I live in washingtonton d.c . I like your program a lot I like to contact you. do you have a number

  • lance

    7 months ago

    Hey Mark!!! I have been watching your videos for the past 5 years and I have really enjoyed watching eversince then. I love the way you describe the different food you eat and your signature reaction really tells me that the food is great. I hope you can visit the Philippines again. Since you love spicy food, try going to the Bicol region and also the culinary capital Pampanga. Your recent collaboration with The Food Ranger was truly epic!!!!!!!!!!!! Lots of love from The Philippines -Lance

  • Nina

    8 months ago

    Mark,I love Bangkok and have been there several times.And Recently I found your video on youtube,that’s more reason to visit Bangkok and other city in Thailand.I hope you will hosting a culinary tour someday and I would live to join.

  • Austin

    8 months ago

    Mark, my wife and I are planning on travelling to Bangkok in November for both of our birthdays. I’m 24, shes 22, and we both absolutely love to travel and eat. Your guide is helping us plan our trip in so many ways. Thank you so much for all the help.

  • Amir Avate

    8 months ago

    Hi Mark, First of all thanks for all the videos. I’m one of your subscribers. I’m from India, but now live in Bangkok. My mother is also a big fan of you and your videos. Luckily, she is also here in Bangkok for a holiday. Is there a way we can meet you in bkk by any chance ? We would be really happy to see you. Cheers.

  • Cathy bourne

    8 months ago

    Mark I just saw a blog that was from Insider and they shown a little eatery call Mr. Joe serving crispy pork belly in Bangkok. You need to go there and blog and put it on you tube. It looks yummmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

  • Jeremy

    8 months ago

    Just checked in to the Full House in Bangkok. They screwed up our booking information, tried to stick us with an inferior room for the same price as the better room we had originally booked, and the piles of rotting trash must have driven away the homeless people sleeping out front when we arrived. Find one of the backpacker hotels common in the area, less than half the price with way less BS.

  • Nimo

    8 months ago

    I’m planning to visit Bangkok and I have to say your blog is extremely helpful .

  • Eve Kristine

    8 months ago

    Hello Mark,
    My partner and I will be travelling to Bangkok next month and we are having a hard time doing our DIY trip. Where do you think should we start first? It will be a 9 day trip and we will be staying in Phrom Phong. Hope to hear from you! Regards to your wife Ying and your little of joy, Micah!

  • andy King

    8 months ago

    Hi Mark
    We are planning a trip to Thailand. 4 nights in Bangkok, then down south to the beach followed by another 3 nights in Bangkok before flying home to the UK.
    In Bangkok we think we are going to stay at the Galleria 10 On Sukamvit soi 10 . I notice that your food guide (the one i have just downloaded) doesn’t appear to cover this area. do you have any recommendations for eating around Sukamvit Soi 10 or 11
    Thanks and keep the Vids coming

    Andy

  • John Young

    9 months ago

    Hi Mark, we just eat in the Laab Udon and it was superb. The tilapia was just as you described and even the chicken was lovely and tender. Good advice and many thanks for the guide. Regards John

  • John Parker

    9 months ago

    Thank you so much for each & every inch detail about Bangkok. It seems like i am travelling in Bangkok now..

  • Greta Li

    9 months ago

    Dear Mark,
    I’m thinking about traveling to Thailand in late May, but I’m worried about heavy rain since it’s the beginning of monsoon season. What is your experience with that? Thank you!

  • Cheryl lAW

    9 months ago

    Hi Mark my husband and I will be in Bangkok in February has anything changed lately. And how is the baby doing. Hope you enjoying be a new Dad.

  • Leonard

    9 months ago

    hi mark, do the taxi and uber usually operate midnight?

  • John

    10 months ago

    I have 1 night in Bangkok in Jan. Of course, my goal is to maximize my food experience. Will be staying at Shangri-La. What is your best bet for 24 hours in Bangkok? BTW, I assiduously follow your YouTube videos.

    • Jarmo

      10 months ago

      Soei restaurant and Mark’s favourite dishes there were at least amazing when I went there last month =)
      Would also recommend som tam jay so for my favourite food in the world, isaan.

  • Allysa

    10 months ago

    Hi mark, i really need your help because i almost never travel overseas by myself.
    I’m going to bangkon on april for a concert and i choose to stay at Ramkhamhaeng because the concer will be held at rajamangala. I read ur website many times but you Ramkhamhaeng was so rare here. I’m actually a lil bit scared of walking around at night after the concert (my hotel is 0,97 km away from rajamangala), is Ramkhamhaeng one of the safe districk in Bangkok? And do you have any resto recommendation there? Thanks a lot Mark, hope you reply my comment because i really need help!

  • Richard Herbst

    10 months ago

    Hi – Wondering if you recommend any food tours in Bangkok? I will be there in mid January with my wife and two teenage kids. Any thoughts appreciated. Regards Richard

  • Ankit

    10 months ago

    Hi Mark,
    I really like your way of writing. You have a beautiful insight to make others understand in one of the easiest manner. I would like to suggest you to visit my blog post about how to enjoy your travel experience in the best possible manner and give your opinion. In this blog post I have shared every details on steps you should take to get the best result when you travel to any destination. Don’t forget to visit my other blogposts also
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  • Jeremy

    11 months ago

    I’m enjoying your blog, Mark, truly appreciate the insight prior to our visit next month. Can you tell me, what’s the best way to get to Kanchanaburi from Bangkok, and back. Planning to stay one night in Kanchanaburi. Our Bangkok hotel is near Victory Monument. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.

  • Saroeung

    11 months ago

    have u every had a problem booking with agoda!

    • Mark Wiens

      11 months ago

      Hi Saroeung, no I haven’t had a problem so far using Agoda.

  • Lea Gamboa

    11 months ago

    Hi Mark,

    I’m a Filipina based in Dubai. And your food videos has been a common household thing already.

    We totally love your food travels along with your wife, Ying. I like the way you describe each and every details of the food you eat. You are definitely in love with the food! hahaha!

    Will be travelling to Bangkok by end of Jan 2017 and will try to do some of your food trips. Especially in Yaowarat. Probably staying in Full house (same where you stayed) or Khaosan Palace (any idea if this will be a good option too?)

    Hope you could visit Dubai soon and try delicacies here. I’m sure you will love them! Have seen videos already of you from Jordan, Oman (that’s why expecting you coming here! hehe).

    Now enjoying your European (Sweden, Spain, Rome) tour. Cheers and enjoy!

    Thanks,
    Lea

    • Mark Wiens

      11 months ago

      Hey Lea, great to hear from you, thank you very much. Glad you’ll be coming to Bangkok soon. I really liked Full House, especially the quiet location, yet very close to Khao San. Not sure of Khaosan Palace though. Hoping to visit Dubai in the future. Hope you have a great trip!

  • Grzegorz

    11 months ago

    Hi.
    I have watched all your movies about Bangkok’s food. Great job ! Excellent narrated, excellent filmed ! I’ll be in Bangkok soon 🙂 I’m going to try many of dishes you have recommended. In this film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtqiiETwtZ4&t=1251s you drink fruit shake. At 13:23 woman adds ice to shake. What this ice is made ? From mineral water, from water boiled before or just from the tap ? Should I worry my stomach illness after drink this shake ?

    Greatings from Poland 🙂

    PS You should visit Poland, too. We have many delicious dishes you should try 🙂 !

  • Michelle Li

    11 months ago

    Hi Mark,

    I`ll be visiting bangkok in Jan. Can u tell me where i can find that charcoal grilled salted fish that i hv seen u eat ? I will be staying near BTS ratchathewi station.

    Thanks!

  • Hasan wijaya

    12 months ago

    My name is hasan i from indonesian and i Thank to you because your video in youtube give me alot about food in thailand that was awesome ate you stay in thailand? can i meet you when i go to thailand? Do you have a facebook id?

  • KHYeo

    12 months ago

    Good Very Good, Keep it Up*****, i be there in mid Dec’16

  • Martin

    12 months ago

    Thanks for the great videos and comments really enjoyed. Watch them on YouTube outstanding work. Can you blog and video unique drinks. I Watched them on YouTube outstanding work. I would love to know the address or directions of the coffee place you visited

    • Mark Wiens

      12 months ago

      Hi Martin, good to hear from you, thank you very much for reading and watching. A couple of the coffee shops I visited during that series: Pacamara (Rainhill Shopping Plaza at Sukhumvit 47) and another one is Ceresia coffee roasters (Sukhumvit Soi 33/1). Both of these coffee shops will be pretty close to where you’re staying. Also, there’s another coffee shop I recently went to called ARTíS on the corner of Sukhumvit Soi 18, which serves really good Thai coffee. Enjoy!

      • Martin

        12 months ago

        Thanks for the reply and info I’ll be sure to check it out. After watching your videos I’ve became even more excited than I already was to eat the whole city of BK…lol. When you find time and money travel to Trinidad the food is crazy explosive what flavor, you have to try
        Bake -n Shark Best fish sandwich this side of the equator . They’re stable dish is something called doubles absolutely worth a trip by itself ( it’s a vegetarian taco wiould describe it best except it’s not made with tortillas it’s made with fry bake absolutely unique to Trinidad the Caribbean flavors in it are unforgettable). Other dishes would be Roadie (Rodi) and Bus-up-Shots. The drink Punch is epic goodness. A lot like Bangkok it’s street food friendly and Many. Have you been to the floating market and eaten there that you were good is it worth the trip over to the river, and what do you know about boat noodle Ally. Anyway enough said for the moment – eat smile and be happy until we meet or speak enjoy

  • Martin

    12 months ago

    Thanks really enjoyed your webpage and videos. I will think about purchasing something from you with the pier purpose of supporting your endeavors . I wanted to know more about the coffee houses you visited and recommend. I will be in Bangkok (solo) in three weeks ( thanksgiving week) staying at Sukhumvit 16 ( Citadnes 16 ). Do you know anything about this hotel or neighborhood, and being African-American should I expect any negative treatment. I eagerly await your reply your insight would be helpful until we meet or speak enjoy .

    • Mark Wiens

      12 months ago

      Hey Martin, great to hear from you, glad you’ll be visiting Bangkok soon. Thank you very much for your support. I’m not fully sure, but I hope you won’t experience any negative treatment, I would expect not. It tends to be more evident in the long run of living in Thailand, dealing with certain issues, rather than visiting for quick trip. Hope you have an amazing visit to Bangkok and enjoy the coffee and food!

  • Nishant Upadhyay

    12 months ago

    Hello friend, I’ve seen all your videos, by the way, I am from India, and I’m so glad you liked the food of India,
    Thank You Friend, Thank you so much for India visit,
    please come again

  • Andrew Cariboni

    12 months ago

    This hurts. I wish I had seen this before my last trip to Bangkok. Food looks out of this world.

  • dale watts

    12 months ago

    mark when are you going to go to buriram

    • dale watts

      12 months ago

      you make me miss thailand my wife come from buriram it is such good food ?????

  • Caroline Rawski

    12 months ago

    Your videos are amazing and I will be getting the travel guide book soon as I’m planning a trip to Bangkok/Koh Samui for next year. Do you have any recommendations in terms of a book/website/etc. to learn some simple Thai words and phrases to be able to communicate better? Thank you so much and I can’t wait to finally go!

  • Piotr

    1 year ago

    Mark, I can not find your google map with pointed places you recommend for eating in Bangkok. Could you please send me a link.

  • Paul Pollino

    1 year ago

    Mark, Your guides and blogs are absolutely fabulous! I feel as if I were already in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City before actually getting there. Outstanding Work, thank you!!!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Paul, really appreciate your kind words, thank you!

  • Grossmeister Buddy

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark,
    it’s time for a new Bangkok Video please!

  • David AMBROSE

    1 year ago

    I will be in Bangkok from Oct 07 to Oct 15. Can I buy your ” I travel for food ” T- Shirt from you to avoid shipping costs? I am staying at Courtyard Marriot Rachadamri. My last name is Ambrose D. I would like a Black XL.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi David, good to hear from you. Yes, I offer free shipping within Thailand, and it takes 2 – 3 days to arrive, so if you order about 2 – 3 days before you arrive, and make note on the order form about your arrival dates, will make sure to send it to you at the hotel. Thank you.

  • Christina

    1 year ago

    I have been to Bangkok three times now and can totally relate to its various activities, foods, and sheer never ending discoveries! What I also really liked was one of the flower markets… so much colors and smells at once 🙂 Will gladly keep this guide in mind for my next trip there thank you!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Christina, glad you enjoy Bangkok so much. I agree, the flower market is full of life. Thank you!

  • Belen Carrera

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, my name is Belen, just like you I’m a foreign that fall in love with Asia. My partner if Filipino and we live in Manila (I’m from Argentina, a bit far from where I am). We have travel in Thailand quite some times always following your advices, I never had the opportunity to write you till now. We are very thankful we found you in YouTube, as you have been making our travels much more tasty! Hehe we are both big food lovers.
    We are going back to visit Bangkok in January 2017 as my sister Is coming all the way from Argentina, we are planing to visit Bangkok, Krabi and beaches and chiang Mai which is one of my fav places in earth!
    Any recommendations for us and most importantly would you be available to meet us for lunch/dinner? We would love to meet you and share stories with you and Yinn. Hope I can speak to you soon!
    All the best on your new adventures, and by the way I am loving the new around the world blog so far! Fantastic as usual

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Belen, it’s awesome to hear from you, thank you for the comment and for your support watching our videos and reading the blog. Glad you and your partner love to travel and eat as well. I’m not totally sure where I’ll be that far in advance, but let’s keep in touch when the time gets closer, would be great to meet you as well!

  • Sarah

    1 year ago

    Thanks to your you tube videos I have booked to go to Bangkok tomorrow ! So excited. Thank you for your inspiration

  • Jenn Samusleon

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark! My husband Jesse and I have been traveling since June of this year and are so pumped to come to Thailand on 9/24. We just booked our one way tickets from Greece, where we’ve been the past few weeks and cannot wait to try some amazing food in Bangkok! Our travel blog is below and if you take a look you can tell we are pretty passionate about food and have had some life changing meals during our travels. I have bookmarked your blog and will use it throughout our SE Asia journey. So awesome that you met Andrew Zimmern – I’m another obsessed fan of his and CANNOT WAIT to try the food at Soei! Any other recommendations for some adventurous food travelers? Would love to meet up as well if you’re interested! Happy vlogging!

  • travel4lifeblog

    1 year ago

    Love the layout and content of your blog! We hope that you will go to South America soon as we are going to travel there for at least 6 months in January 2017! Keep up the awesome work 🙂 Well done!

  • Steve

    1 year ago

    Great post!

  • Gavin Adams

    1 year ago

    Will be in Bangkok in October (12th to 17th) this will be our 4th visit and always stay at the Evergreen Place in Siam, we love the experience of trying all that Bangkok offers food wise as its diversity is second to none. Love to read your blogs as it gives us so much information on where to go to experience the gastronomic delights we seek in Bangkok. Keep up the good work Mark and thank you.

  • teddy

    1 year ago

    hi coming to Bangkok in November (from London) would like to know about any lamb dishes that are good and where to find them many thanks for the info. me and the missus love your vlogs keep it up.

  • Barry

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark – thanks for the info on Bangkok! Ever write anything about Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai up north? I’m planning on visiting there in October. Thanks!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      You’re welcome, thank you for reading Barry. I’ve written about some restaurants in northern Thailand on my other blog https://www.eatingthaifood.com/ but haven’t really written much travel content. Hoping to write more about Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in the future. Thanks!

  • Lin Franks

    1 year ago

    Bangkok is always have a special spot in our heart for my husband & I. We had been gone there few times before we got married while we lived in Jakarta,. The reason we love Bangkok is the food!!! Last time we were there is New year 2013! Last week, he bought us 2’tickets to Bangkok for a week date! (after almost14 yrs!) yeay! I am salivating just thinking of som tam (tum? haha)!! I will check out all the places in your guide! By the way, does the flower night market still there? I forgot the name of the place. It was a market where flowers were dropped at midnight to be sold to retailer. Thank you!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Lin, that’s awesome story and that’s so cool that you’ll be coming to Bangkok again soon. Yes, the flower market is still running. The busiest time is at night from about 10 pm – 2 am. It’s called Pak Khlong Talad. Hope you have an amazing trip!

  • Rocky Lau

    1 year ago

    My wife and I are traveling to Bangkok on 8/25/16. We are going there mainly because of all the videos we have seen on your Youtube channel. We are subscribers/fans and look forward to any new videos you post. We’re definitely going to some of the places that you recommended in Bangkok. Question–Are your “Eat more Tum Yum” t-shirts on back order? I was hoping to purchase one while we were in Bangkok. Thanks Mark!

  • Sulee TH

    1 year ago

    Excellent works! I’m Thai. Really enjoy reading your blogs and watching your videos. Keep it up! 🙂

  • Mai

    1 year ago

    I love reading your blogs Mark! Heading to Bangkok in December and this blog is so helpful!

  • Guy beattie

    1 year ago

    Love your show watch it almost on a nightly basis, love traveling and eating my way through Asia we go once a year !
    Pratunam is my favourite place in the world, was fantastic to see your BANGKOK series but have enjoyed them all ! Keep them coming !!!
    We used to stay at the prince hotel
    On petchibury rd pratunam, but it closed in 2009 😞 if you could find where the chef now works, they had the most amazing dishes ( all of them I’ve ever eaten in thailand a big call!)
    Thanks for doing what you do

  • Bob

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark
    I’ m a food lover, with my wife we have been about 8 times to Bangkok and this year we manage to eat @ David Tompson’ Nahm.
    He is defenetely one of my idols, have u ever been there?
    Thanks and congratulations
    I like the fact that your guide is a mix of local things to do with some more touristic place to sleep and visit, not too elitist but not as well too simple p in your advice.
    Hope one day we can have a fried rice togheter!

  • Glynn

    1 year ago

    I’ve been watching your video blog and I’m looking forward to go there on September. I really hope I can meet you personally. I will be at Bangkok on September 19-23.

  • Sekar

    1 year ago

    When will you visit the Southern part of India.

  • yeng

    1 year ago

    i love the videos.. i wish you could help me manage our 5d4n tour next year.. thank you

  • surjadie

    1 year ago

    I will go to phuket on this August, 2016
    could you please tell me about this city / phuket city

  • Andrea

    1 year ago

    hello,
    Wow these guides defiantly give insight to these cities that I hope one day to visit… I love the comfort feel you describe that I wish to experienced myself…. But what I do suggest is that you visit Laos… I’m half Laos and it’s not really talked about…. Traditional Lao food is very homey. I would love to hear your descriptions of the amazing country of Laos….

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Andrea, thank you very much, appreciate you reading. That’s a great suggestion. I visited Laos a number of times, but it was before I really started blogging very much. So I’m hoping to go again sometimes soon and cover especially the amazing food. Thanks!

  • Tuk

    1 year ago

    What an amazing guide to Bangkok, so much detail. I think I would have a different top 10 foods, I absolutely love Tom Kha Soup!

  • Tine

    1 year ago

    Such a great guide! I just love Bangkok and the amazing street food there! There are a few dishes on your list that I haven’t tried yet. I will definitely try them next time I am in Bangkok! Thank you for the tips!

  • Petula Kincaid

    1 year ago

    Love the site and your blog, well done you. I am planning a trip to Bangkok for my husband’s birthday and the information you provide is going to be instrumental in the organising of that. Thank you, Petula

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Petula, thank you very much, and great to hear you’ll be coming to Bangkok to celebrate soon. Hope you have an amazing trip!

  • Alexander Coles

    1 year ago

    Fabulous article and the photos are just sublime! I can’t wait to visit Thailand and eat “real” Thai food!

  • Dong Pham

    1 year ago

    Very detailed guide about Bangkok. Thank you so much Mark!

    • Dong Pham

      1 year ago

      Hi Mark,
      Is it a good idea to hire a motorbike and use it in Bangkok?

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you Don, glad it’s helpful. I think I already talked with you via e-mail. But for motorbikes, it is definitely convenient and fast to get around. If you have experience already riding in a busy city it may be alright, but I wouldn’t recommend it to someone new to riding a motorbike. And also Bangkok has pretty good and affordable public transportation, and using the train and taxis doesn’t take as much responsibility. But it all depends on what you’re comfortable with.

  • Jerry

    1 year ago

    Excellent introduction of Bangkok. Keep up the good work.

  • Jessica

    1 year ago

    I love your blog! Definitely useful!
    There is one question, where to eat yummiest padthai? Can you recommend some delicious padthai? Thanks Mark. Keep up the good work!

  • KK

    1 year ago

    Hey mark,
    Can I check how do you head to wang lang market?
    Is the wang lang pier (N10) still under renovation?

    Thanks! 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi KK, I haven’t been there in a couple months, but if it’s still under renovation (and if the Chao Phraya Express boat does not stop at Wang Lang Pier), then you’ll have to get off the boat at Maharaj Pier, and then you should be able to take a smaller ferry across the river. Have a great time!

  • dee

    1 year ago

    Thank you Mark, you did it again. Those picture were awesome, so colorful, and this guide is very helpful. Happy for you to do what your love & enjoy tasteing all those food around the world, also appreciated you continue to educated us of different foods around the world. To me, nothing in the world that I would rater enjoy to eat than Thai foods! I’m sure you would agree!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Dee, thank you very much, glad this is a helpful guide about Bangkok. Yah, Thai food is the ultimate combination!

  • Mrinal Kanti Chakraborty

    1 year ago

    Very informative and very soon i may be visiting Bangkok and Karabi.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Mrinal, thank you, good to hear this Bangkok guide is helpful, hope you can come visit soon.

  • Luna

    1 year ago

    This help a lot for a person who first time visit Bangkok. I believe this will save me time and money for sure.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Luna, glad to hear this guide will be helpful. Hope you have an amazing time visiting Bangkok.

  • Tri Putra

    1 year ago

    Mark , your blogs is very useful for us , keep it up.
    I’ve been in Bangkok a few years ago, we have a problem in communication. But the people are great.
    If you are in Jakarta, you can contact me for any help.
    Good luck

    • Richard

      1 year ago

      Hi Mark, I do appreciate your effort to produce this concised information which I find very useful. There are so many tips one can get from this review that covers almost, if not all, one would like to know.
      Thumbs up for your wonderful presentations.
      Keep up the good work and all the best in your endevours.

      • Mark Wiens

        1 year ago

        Thank you very much Richard, glad this is helpful!

  • Sony Ongkorahardjo

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, I’m Sony from Indonesia and I’m planning on visiting Bangkok at the end of June 2016 for 3 days 2 nights trip. I don’t know where I will stay because this is a free trip for me (thanks to my brother for inviting me alongside him to accompany him on his office trip).

    Any good suggestions on what we can do at that time of the year? We will spending time on looking for a good food (of course!!! lol) one of my targeted destination is Daniel Thaiger Burger that I read on your review (after read I’ve decided to order Mr.Steve also with extra bacon and mix patty beef and pork later :P) and will looking for any Old Gundam Model Kit Shop which I believe will give us a good price compare if we buy at the mall 😀

    Last question, I was wondering whether using English language is sufficient enough to communicate at Bangkok?

  • Manju vinod

    1 year ago

    You are just amazing Mark.we always enjoy reading your blog..
    Cheers
    Manju&Vinod

  • Manju vinod

    1 year ago

    Oh…As always you are just amazing mark…we always enjoy reading your write ups which motivates us to travel,eat and explore more ..♡

  • Robert

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark thank goodness i was eating a stir fry i just made.
    Your food pics are amazing,and so is Thailand and its people
    l have traveled many times to Thailand and still cant enough of it.
    Love all your work cheers from Rob.

  • Noel

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark!

    This is so informative that by just reading it , I felt that I already been there.
    Thank you so much.
    Till then…

  • Ginger Garcia

    1 year ago

    An excellent blog! Thank you.

  • ZAheer

    1 year ago

    been traveling to bangkok since 1999 – but finally found a blog that is useful and to the point.After watching ur VLog about Jordan too , def my next destination.Thanks

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey ZAheer, thank you very much, awesome to hear this is helpful, appreciate you reading.

  • Linda B Schultz

    1 year ago

    We spent a week in Bangkok in April 2016 and loved the city and its people. Everyone was gracious and helpful. The Hilton Hotel in Sukhumvit is located just a short walk from the BTS. The staff and service excelled in all areas, and the rooms were comfortable, spacious, immaculate, and quiet. Our favorite restaurant in the area was Baa Ga Din, just off Soi 33. They offer small to large plates of some of the most delicious, upscale, freshest ingredients, Thai food I have ever had, and the prices are very reasonable.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Linda, awesome to hear you had a great trip to Bangkok. Thank you for sharing some extra tips and suggestions. Is that the Hilton on Soi 26, at Phrom Phong? That is a very good location. Hope you can come back again to Bangkok!

  • nui acain

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, I enjoyed your video of all the days you presented. It seems you and me like the same foods
    that you showed. They are delicious and superb alright. I will do better next time I go home to visit my
    country again. Thank you so much.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Nui, great to hear from you, glad we have similar interested in food. Are you originally from Bangkok?

  • Silvy

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,
    Great posts and what a beautiful website do you have! I watch a lot of your video’s during my workouts at the gym to prepare myself for my 6 week solo trip to Thailand. I’m really looking forward to it! Your video’s were a great help to overcome my fear to travel alon to SE Asia. x Silvy

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Silvy, great to hear from you, thank you very much. That’s great news that you’ll be coming to Thailand, and congratulations for overcoming your fear! Hope you have an amazing trip and let me know if you have any questions when you come.

  • Pouya

    1 year ago

    Well done Mark! Your guide is perfect and your website is on another level!

  • zorida shah

    1 year ago

    Hey mark Fantastic Traveling blogs i watch all your food video every morning wild i having my cup tea get my Appetite started for day watching you eat you are best you make my day Great job

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Zorida, thank you very much, appreciate your reading and watching. Hope you have an amazing day!

  • James Barfield

    1 year ago

    A great read Mark and very informative, I will be sure to use some of your tips when I visit Bangkok in a few weeks.

  • Shyaminie

    1 year ago

    Very important work Mark. Looking forward your experiences in other countries also. Congradulations!

  • Carlos Aragon

    1 year ago

    Hello Mark,
    Thanks so much for sharing this gem of a guide with me as I consider myself a Thai food lover. I am truly impressed with this guide as it is easy to follow and so informative. I am currently planning my November 2016 trip to Bangkok Thailand which will be my 10th trip and this guide is going to very valuable for planning it and in staying up to date with everything new. Not only will it guide me and my family and friends where we will eat, but where to stay, places to see, how to get there and what to expect to pay. This is a great all-in-one guide for any first time visitor to Bangkok Thailand or for the more experienced traveler. Congratulations on this wonderful guide and thank you for sharing your knowledge, your love for Thai food and all things Thai.
    Best Regards,
    Carlos

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Carlos, thank you very much for reading and for your kind and encouraging words. Good to hear you’ll be coming back to Thailand later this year. Hope you have an amazing upcoming trip. Thanks again!

  • Eric law

    1 year ago

    Thank you for a well thought off review,best wishes

  • bob

    1 year ago

    Good morning Mark,
    half way through your news letter and my mouth is watering .
    the photos are top of the range and the description is all you could want for .

    regards bob

  • Frank

    1 year ago

    Again, stunning photos and useful comments re the LOS. Will be heading there come this November. Can hardly wait to dine and visit places you mentioned. Will tell them Mark Wiens sent us. Take care.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Frank, thank you very much, glad this Bangkok guide will be helpful. Hope you have an amazing upcoming trip to Bangkok!

  • Debby

    1 year ago

    Thanks for the great tips on Bangkok!!!!! We will definitely be there next year.!!!

    Regards

    Debby

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      He Debby, you’re welcome, thank you for reading. Glad you’ll be coming to Bangkok next year!

  • Vikas parmar

    1 year ago

    Bangkok is next in my list to visit, Am more interested in visiting places of south Asia after visiting Vietnam.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Vikas, great to hear you’re thinking about visiting Bangkok!

  • Patrick McKillip

    1 year ago

    Very enjoyable watching your video. I can almost taste the food, especially watching your reaction to each bite.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Patrick, thank you very much for your support!

  • Kai Chang

    1 year ago

    Great job. Really like the fact that I can now find all the nice pieces you have done over the years in one page.

    One suggestion: include address, map, or direction to the bus stations. I am very familiar with Bangkok but still don’t know where all the Sai Tai Mai and Mor Chit bus stations are located.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Kai, thank you very much for reading. Appreciate the recommendation as well. I will update that with more information.

  • Carter Blankenship

    1 year ago

    Always enjoy your blog. A while back you visited food stalls on so 38 at the Thong lor BTS stop. Just thought I would let you that my sister (lives in BKK for 38 yrs) told me the shops have been closed for another business. Please see if you can find out where they have moved to as they were my personal favorites. Thank you and keep up the great posts.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Carter, thank you very much. Yes, that’s unfortunately how Soi 38 has pretty much been completely moved. I haven’t really heard where the vendors have gone, but if I figure anything out will update. Thanks!

  • Johanna Vang

    1 year ago

    We just got back fromantic Bangkok. We enjoyed eating at two of your recommended restaurants. Soei was my favorite. However I was unprepared for the stench from the sewage lines. I had a hard time wanting to eat in China town because of that and thankfully at the boat noodles location they had indoor seating otherwise we would not have been able to eat there. We loved the noodles and we’re the only foreigners in the restaurant.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Johanna, glad you had a great trip to Bangkok and ate at Soei. Oh yah, that’s something I sort of forget, since I’ve lived in Bangkok for so long, but the smell of sewage is definitely very common walking around Bangkok, that’s a good point to add. Glad you were able to find the indoor section at boat noodle alley!

  • cam

    1 year ago

    What a great guide! You really know Bangkok and your passion for this great city and its food makes reading it such a pleasure. Thanks again for putting it out there and for the mouth-watering food pics.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Cam, you’re welcome, thank you for reading and for your support.

  • Elliot Brenchley

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark, as usual amazing stuff! Just a quick tip on designing images with white headings overlaid … Darken the image slightly by decreasing brightness to make the heading stand out more. White headings can tend to get a little bit lost in a colourful photo like the one youre using here.

    Keep it up and congrats on the new blog!

  • Traveller at heart

    1 year ago

    I have been following your blog since last year.

    You have always been generous with the information you shared. Thank you so much.

  • Kenneth Henderson

    1 year ago

    Have been to Bangkok many times in the last 20 years, but am not sure if I’ll be getting back again…I always look forward to your blogs as it reminds me of the great pleasures I have had travelling in Thailand — Thanks, Kenneth

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Kenneth, great to hear you also enjoy Bangkok, and glad this reminds you of previous visit. Thank you for your support!

  • Gloria

    1 year ago

    love the dedication that goes into all your guides mark. can’t wait for the next trip to bkk already, bookmarking this page for then xx

  • Sebastian

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, thanks for your effort to prepare all the useful information.
    Cheers 🍻

  • Dirk and Simone

    1 year ago

    Dear Mark,
    thanks for your great travel blog. We love watching your excellent food videos as well and we have become big “Migrationology,com” fans and Asian fans as we like traveling and eating!!!
    We just want to say hello from Germany (Cologne) and we look forward to travelling to Asia next November.
    Nice regards,
    Dirk and Simone

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Dirk and Simone, great to hear from you, thank you for watching my videos and for reading the blog. Glad we all share a passion for traveling and eating. I would love to visit Germany in the future as well!

  • J West Hardin

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark…good luck with your new direction into the mainstream tourism market. Please keep directing your clients to the tourist markets and keep them out of our neighborhoods….lol. As we say in BKK “Friends don’t let friends go to KSR”. Hah !!

    As Thai’s say when asked, “We don’t go there”. But hey…..they ( the farrang…or ‘twatpackers’ as locals sometimes refer to them as) have to go somewhere…..and we sure don’t want them around where we live.

    One bit of solid advice though….you might want to update for everyone using you from here and away, as locals or the newest of arrivals is that we can and you should definatley avoid all contact with airport cabbies.

    Do yourselves a favour and leave them ( the cabbies) in the dustbin of Bangkok Arrivals/Nightmare/History. I use UBER and Grab Car exclusively for a trouble free, hassle free, worry free, haggle free, guarantee cost trip in to the city and back again.

    Uber and Grab Car are regulated…no cash exchanges hands, it’s a one price system, with no more ‘gotcha moments’ with Bangkok’s notoriously unprofessional, ruthless, and at times dangerous cabbies.

    You can take either service to the airport in a private, new, clean car with a driver who has no financial incentive to rip you off or drive you in circles to ‘Ahan Thai’….the routes are pre-calculated by GPS and you pay by credit card by signing up for the easy-free APP.

    And FYI…I don’t work for either company…I live in Bangkok. Good luck my friend.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey J, thank you for your support, and for your input as well. That’s good advice about transportation and the taxi situation. My wife and I have been using UberX frequently these days, and it’s a great service – like you mentioned, there’s no cash exchanged. There’s also the All Thai Taxi as well, the little yellow prius cars, but I think it’s still quite small and not that convenient yet, although the service seems very good. Thanks, hope you’re doing well!

  • Gavin

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark

    Another fantastic blog, my wife and I will be visiting Bangkok in December for the 10 time as part of my 50th birthday celebrations and can’t decide if it should be street food or a fine dinning restaurant for my big day. I would rather have treat food!!!! We visited Saigon in March and found the place were u had the huge snails mmmm they were scrummy, but Thai food will always be my favourate, keep up the good work mark and look forward to your next blog .
    Gavin & Michelle

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Gavin, great to hear from you, thank you very much. Glad you’ll be coming back to Bangkok at the end of this year. Maybe you should do a combination of both for your birthday celebration!

  • Van

    1 year ago

    Great up to date guide 🙂 will definitely be using if I travel to Thailand, BTW proud owner of your “if it’s not spicy” shirts 🙂
    Take Care and enjoy your travels and keep up the good work.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Van, thank you very much, awesome to hear that, appreciate your support!

  • P. S. Seshadri

    1 year ago

    I haven’t been to Bangkok but, after reading your blog, would love to go!! I am from India

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi P.S. thank you, would be great if you could visit Bangkok!

  • ilco holsheimer

    1 year ago

    Hotel in Chinatown …… a little gem !!!

    Shanghai Mansion Bangkok
    481 Yaowarat Rd, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Iclo, thank you for the recommendation. I’ve heard of it, but haven’t personally been there yet. Next time I’m in Chinatown will try to check it out, and maybe add it to the guide. Thanks!

  • Karthik

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    This is Karthik from Southern India.

    I love your food videos and watch them every evening, after work. I find your style of vlogging unique and about your expressions – it has become a sensation. Keep up the good work and send magazines/newsletters like these on a regular basis.

    By the way, when are you uploading your South Korean videos ?

    Keenly waiting for the Korean food porn 🙂

    Regards,
    Karthik

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Karthik, thank you very much, I’m very happy to hear you enjoy the videos and blogs. Right now I’m publishing Indonesia videos, then after that should be South Korea.

  • Sean

    1 year ago

    Excellent read thanks looking forward to my trip in september and will be visiting SOEI cant wait

  • bernard

    1 year ago

    Hi
    I always enjoy reading your post.
    Lot of useful info
    Thanks a lot

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Bernard, glad it’s useful.

  • Diana Green

    1 year ago

    Hi mark, can’t wait to try all your tips in september me and my husband are real foodies and love your blogs and vlogs they are very informative and always make us drool.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Diana, glad this guide is useful. Good to hear you’ll be coming to Bangkok soon!

  • Jeremy Footer

    1 year ago

    Amazing guide the Bangkok, wish I had it when I was there back in late 2015. Love the videos