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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

Down in the Old Town, this parlor does boozy ice cream for grown-ups.
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Prepare for library all-nighters in the Old Town.
Save the dates for the sixth edition of the art and music fair at Museum Siam.
2016 saw a bumper crop of new spots to embrace the slow life with a slow-drip coffee or plate of fluffy pancakes. Here are our favorites.

HOT SPOTS IN RATTANAKOSIN (OLD TOWN)

Restaurant: Hazel's
Ice cream for grown-ups in the Old Town.
Restaurant: Blue Whale Maharaj
This new nautical cafe is three stories of photogenic interiors and equally photogenic food.
Restaurant: Cylub
Old Town bicycle shop Eight Ridar unveils a cafe.
Restaurant: Chomp Deli
The Old Town's new deli is all about housemade and local community products.

TOP TABLES IN RATTANAKOSIN (OLD TOWN)

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