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Bangkok’s Old Town encompasses many of the city’s most revered cultural landmarks, as well as some excellent restaurants and riverside bars.

RATTANAKOSIN (OLD TOWN) NEWS

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Historic Rattanakosin is getting cooler by the day. Stay at one of these hotels to explore all the latest openings. 
From brand new cafes on Phra Athit to the Bangkok City Library, we’ve rounded up the best new openings in Bangkok’s historic old town of Phra Nakhon-Rattanakosin.
Meet Beam Wong, a rising director whose latest film debuts at this weekend's Noise Market and has been described as "a nod to weird '80s sci-fi, fantasy, comic—Cronenbergesque stuff."  
Open-air screenings of experimental cinema from home and abroad, including an encore showing of My Buddha is Punk.  
Where to start your day all across the city.
From creative Thai fusion to classic Chinese—and throw in some awesome river views. 

HOT SPOTS IN RATTANAKOSIN (OLD TOWN)

Restaurant: Baannual
An antique house transforms into one of Bangkok's dining hot spots. 
This Old Town museum looks back at Thailand’s publishing heyday. 
Restaurant: Eden's
This Old Town cafe is a hipster's dream. 
A boutique spa for when you don't want to queue up at Wat Pho. 

TOP TABLES IN RATTANAKOSIN (OLD TOWN)

Mediterranean-inspired dishes that are complex, balanced and fresh.