There’s no doubt that “traveling the world” is at the top on many people’s bucket lists. Start small and simple with this month’s Grab Thumbs Up, in collaboration with Khun Mint-Monthon from the amazing I Roam Alone page and book series, with recommendation of 5 hidden gems in Phra Nakorn area.
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Oneday Wallflowers x Nana Coffee Roaster
Want to explore an enclave with the perfect blend of design and serenity? Visit Oneday Wallflowers x NANA Coffee Roaster, Yaowarat’s one-of-a-kind café which posts as an uber-chic flower shop and a hip coffee house. Come for an aromatic cup of joe and stay for the vintage vibe, little knickknacks and wild flowers adorned in every other corner.
Location: 31-33 Soi Nana (Chinatown Yaowarat), Mitreejit Rd., Pom Prap Sattru Phai
Opening hours: 10AM – 10PM Daily
Double Dogs Tea Room
Love at first sip! Lovers of (tea) leaves, get ready to find your home at Double Dogs Tea Room. Everything tea-related is here: from Chinese tea leaves to Japanese and English, as well as their sweet matches. Enjoy experiencing different characters of each tea by the help of the real Tea Master, or participate in various workshops such as calligraphy, ceramics, yoga, or even having your fortune read.
Location: 406 Yaowarat Rd., (opposite of Yaowarat Soi 4), Samphanthawong
Opening hours: Tue – Thu 1PM – 9PM, Fri – Sun 1PM – 10PM (closed on Mon)
Tonchabab Record Shop
With more than 30 years in business and countless years of passions for music, Tonchabab is the must-visit in the record world. Feast your eyes upon more than 50,000 selections of vinyls ranging from Thai Luk Thong to rare records. They also offer turntable parts as well as repair services.
Location: 10 Soi Boonsiri (along Klong Lord)
Opening hours: please call for inquiries and make a reservation
Tel: 081-695-2785, 081-486-7528
Just a few minutes’ ride from the bustling downtown area, you will find abundance of peace and quiet at Sala Rattanakosin. A part of the renowned luxury Sala group, this boutique hotel is the real oasis of the historic Rattanakosin area as it boasts strategic location right by Chao Phraya River with breathtaking view of the watercourse as well as the majestic Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Recharge your mind by enjoying various dishes and drinks at the restaurant or head up to the rooftop for one of the most beautiful sunset spots.
Location: 39 Soi Tha Tian, Maharat Rd., Rattanakosin Island
Opening hours: 7.30 AM – 10.00 PM Daily
Tel: 02-622-1388, or 02-046-3749 for eatery and bar
Nostalgia at its finest. Welcome to Phuthon Bar, a classic Thai shop that will take you back to your (or rather, you mother’s) childhood. The highlight here has to be “Lung Chaei’s buns,” chunky buns carefully toasted and stuffed with full-on spread of Thai Custard, Flossed Pork with Chili Paste, Ovaltine or several others. There are also other snacks and drinks to bring back your memories: Poached Egg, Vietnamese Egg Pan, Kickapu and more.
Location: Phraeng Phuton Rd., Phra Nakorn
Opening hours: Mon – Sat (closed on Sun) 7PM – midnight