Jae Wan, Ban Tad Thong
Photograph: Tanisorn VongsoontonJae Wan, Ban Tad Thong

Ban Tad Thong is the world‘s 14th coolest street

Time Out's annual ranking of the world’s 30 coolest streets highlights the vibrancy and dynamism of Bangkok's food haven, Ban Tad Thong.

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Time Out Bangkok editors

Time Out's latest list of the world's 30 coolest streets for 2024 is out—and Bangkok's Ban Tad Thong made the list at an impressive no.14!

The list, as rated by Time Out editors and insiders around the world, ranked streets based on their dynamic vibes, and the presence of bustling eateries and lively small businesses.

Melbourne's High Street in the suburb of Northcote claimed the top spot for the year, thanks to its perfect blend of old charms and new vibes. Hollywood Street in Hong Kong followed closely behind at no. 2, lauded for its rich history dating back to 1844 as well as repurposed art and creative hubs like Tai Kwun and PMQ.

In Bangkok, where eating is a religion, no street is hotter than Ban Tad Thong, which stands no.14 on this year's list. Despite facing gentrification challenges, Ban Tad Thong has transformed from a network of neglected lanes selling autoparts to become a new street food haven. Lining up both sides are venues for wok-fried fare, hotpot eateries, and dessert joints. Acclaimed bar Find the Photobooth has just moved in and art venues are popping up all around. Plus, the street will be hosting its first Songkran celebration this April. Bad Tad Thong will certainly be buzzing in 2024. 

Here are the top five streets on Time Out's list:

  1. High Street, Melbourne
  2. Hollywood Street, Hong Kong
  3. East Eleventh, Austin
  4. Guatemala Street, Buenos Aires
  5. Commercial Drive, Vancouver

For the complete list, visit the website.

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