Willy Thuan

Bangkok.com Director and Photographer

About me: 
Living in Thailand since 1994, my passion for photography has taken me to every corner of this amazing country. Born in France, I started to travel the world in my 20s, from Africa to the Caribbean, from Central America to Japan and never stopped until I finally settled here. I have also been writing a popular blog with hundreds of photos about Phuket for several years now.

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My Favourite Restaurants in Bangkok

While Bangkok is blessed with an ever growing list of high level international restaurants, some of which even bring their Michelin Star(s), my dining preference always seem to go back to Thai Cuisine. These restaurants are of course more expensive than your usual local shop but in recent years Thai Chefs really added a twist to those classic recipes. Those are places I would frequently dine at or invite my visiting friends or colleagues.

Le Du Restaurant

Le Du Restaurant

Le Du restaurant is a new shining star of Bangkok, bringing a new creative cuisine that was definitely missing in town. Read More...

Steve Cafe and Cuisine

Steve Cafe and Cuisine

Steve Cafe & Cuisine is tucked away on the riverside, far from busy streets, with no easy access and with no big Read More...

Issaya Siamese Club

Issaya Siamese Club

Thais, expats and the few travelers who make the effort to discover it are unanimous - the combined charm of a heritage Read More...

Favourite Local Restaurants

Bangkok has so many great local restaurants we actually rarely visit the same place more than 2 or 3 times a year, but here are 3 places I go back frequently. Some are hard to find and might even look a little too local for a first timer, some are a little touristic but they are often famous a good reason.

Lek and Rut Seafood

Lek & Rut Seafood

Lek-Rut seafood in Chinatown is the most interesting mix of culinary worlds: really great food in the most unlikely Read More...

Khua Kling Restaurant on Thonglor 5

Khua Kling Pak Sod

Khua Kling Pak Sod is one of the few places in Bangkok serving authentic southern cuisine. Not your usual Thai fare but Read More...

Jok Prince Restaurant

Jok Prince Restaurant

Jok Prince is very well known to both Thai and foreign residents of Bangkok for its porridge – congee, to some – a Read More...

My Favourite Shops in Bangkok

Papaya Vintage Shop

Papaya Vintage Shop

Papaya vintage is like no other shop you have even seen before. Many have heard of it but few have actually stepped Read More...

Siam Paragon Shopping Centre

Siam Paragon

From a sporty yellow Ferrari to a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes, Siam Paragon is a shopping mall without rival when it comes Read More...

Central Chidlom

Central Chidlom

Central Chidlom is one of the best places to go if you need something specific, and don't want to be distracted along Read More...

Favourite Rooftops

Yes, as a photographer I'm a big rooftop fan and I probably visited 35 of them in Bangkok. While each of them has its own personality, it's not only about the view but also about the seating, the food the drink, the music and service. So while I spend a lot of time up there, I go to these three bars quite frequently. You might see me there :)

Octave Rooftop Bar

Octave Rooftop Bar

Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok waited a long time for its very own rooftop bar, and then finally one came along and showed Read More...

Millennium Hilton Rooftop

360 Rooftop at Hilton

360 bar at Millennium Hilton is possibly one of the best rooftop bars in Bangkok but surprisingly one of the least Read More...

Vertigo and Moon Bar at Banyan Tree Bangkok

Vertigo at Banyan Tree

Reaching for the clouds at Vertigo and Moon Bar on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree hotel is one of the best ways to Read More...

Favourite Attractions and Places

These are places a bit out of the ordinary. We all go to Wat Arun or the Grand Palace and all the classic but I love to explore and discover the hidden treasures of Bangkok.

Royal Air Force Museum

Air Force Museum

The Royal Thai Air Force Museum is a small but surprisingly interesting plane collection hidden away near the old Don Read More...

Erawan Museum

Erawan Museum

A huge, three-headed elephant statue standing upon an equally gargantuan pedestal is the first, and last, thing you see Read More...

Taling Chan Floating Market

Taling Chan Floating Market

Just few kilometres outside Bangkok is the charming Taling Chan Floating Market. It has everything you need to spend a Read More...

My Favourite Stories on Bangkok

10 Off Beat Things to Do

10 Off Beat Things to Do

Been there, done that in Bangkok? Explore these off-the-beaten-track sights and discover what you might have Read More...

10 Most Unusual Sights in Bangkok

10 Most Unusual Sights

A city rich with contrasts, Bangkok is a fertile breeding ground for the strangely beautiful and beautifully strange – Read More...

10 Ways to Spot a Ladyboy

Whether it’s from a cabaret shows or even from a personal encounter many travellers to Thailand are fascinated by the Read More...




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