Where to eat near Mahakan Fort
Take a trip back to the old days with a meal at Sutatip Hainanese Food. The Thai vermicelli with roasted pork in tomato sauce is a must, while the roasted beef and roasted beef tongue, both of which melt in your mouth, are dishes that carnivores shouldn’t miss.
The legendary Thip Samai remains a worthy spot for one of the best pad Thai in Bangkok. Expect to queue up to an hour.
In the mood for drip drinks? Visit Holiday by Café Velodome where they serve Thai drip tea and lemon tea, as well as drip coffee.
Kope Hya Tai Ke is an old-school coffee shop located in a peaceful neighborhood nearby. Traditional Thai coffee from home-roasted coffee beans is a must-try. You can also refresh with creative drinks like sugar cane-infused coffee and Ceylon-infused coffee.
At the end of Maha Chai Road is Ban Bat Community, the only place in Thailand that makes and supplies monks’ alms bowls. The tiny bowls make for an interesting souvenir.
Nang Loy Traditional Thai Fragrance is another place to visit if you want some real Thai gifts that are out of the ordinary.
A market selling amulets and Buddha statues in Wat Ratchanadda offers much more than just religious knick-knacks and images. Souvenir ideas include khon (classical masked dance) masks delicately made by hand.
Come at twilight to witness the beauty of Loha Prasat, the world’s only metal-spiked mansion.
Wat Thepthidaram is another Bangkok gem. Here, you’ll see Chinese-influenced architectureand old Chinese ballast dolls. It was also, at one point, the residence of Sunthorn Phu, the greatest poet in Thai history. His personal belongings are displayed at a museum in the temple.