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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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The Rattanakosin area, commonly called the Old Town, is tucked in a bend in the Chao Phraya River and encompasses some of the city’s most revered cultural landmarks. But beyond the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, there are also some excellent restaurants and beautiful riverside bars.
Paying your respects in the Old Town this month? Don’t miss the time-honored shop-house eats at foodie favorite Dinsor Road.
Riva Arun
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.  

HOT SPOTS IN RATTANAKOSIN (OLD TOWN)

Restaurant: Yih Sahp Luhk
Phra Athit's favorite beef noodles get a cool, Hong Kong makeover. 
Restaurant: Raweekanlaya
This gorgeous garden restaurant is what weekends are made for. 
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. 

TOP TABLES IN RATTANAKOSIN (OLD TOWN)

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