Bangkok Old City (Rattanakosin) Review

Bangkok Area Guides

Some call it the Vatican City of Thai Buddhism; Bangkok Old City (also known as Rattanakosin) is notable for its spectacular collection of religious and architectural treasures. The Old City is filled with some of Thailand’s most honoured and holy sites including the Royal Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Sanam Lung (Royal Grounds), The National Museum, Parliament and more.

Besides the city’s beloved attractions, the area is home to many local markets include Pak Khlong Talad (flower market), Bo Bae Market (clothing wholesale), Saphan Phut Night Market and the Amulet Market in Tha Chang. The Old City also offers unique dining and nightlife. 

Come here to take in the street life as much as the famed attractions. The best time to do so is in the morning before the sun reaches its maximum strength. Please note: most temples here are off-limits to visitors after 16:00.

Read More

Where to Stay in Old City (Rattanakosin)

The Old City is a paradise for backpackers. It’s fairly easy to find to find a place to crash, just have a look and ask around for the best offer at the many guesthouses and hostels in and around Khao San Road. You don’t need to make a reservation for these places, just show up and Read More...

What to See in the Old City (Rattankosin)

The Old City is the historic centre of Bangkok. There are many spectacular attractions and plenty of things to do, including temples, monuments, galleries, museums, or markets. Give yourself a few hours to stroll around the area, preferably in the morning. Mark Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall at the Royal Plaza, Dusit as a starting point, from Read More...

Old City (Rattanakosin) Shopping

Because of the district’s holy status, shopping around this area is rather simple but pleasant. Tha Chang amulet market near the Royal Grand Palace is where locals come to inspect sacred amulets and to pick up traditional medicines. There are quite a few antique markets. Tha Prachan Pier Market is where you can shop for souvenirs Read More...

Old City (Rattanakosin) Nightlife

The Old City offers a ‘same same but different’ nightlife experience such as found on Khao San. The area is, however, more laid back and relaxed with plenty of hip bars. Many students and backpackers here head to the sleepy little boulevards off Phra Athit, for live music and inexpensive drinks and food.

For partygoers who

Old City (Rattanakosin) Dining

Because of its wide swathe of international travellers, the Old City has a vast variety of places to eat. With lots of trees and a cool vibe, Phra Athit Road has plenty of cute cafes, bakeries, and easy-on-the-ear acoustic music. For travellers on budgets, Bang Lumphu has modestly priced hole-in-the-wall Thai restobars.

If you haven’t tired

Rate This Place: ( votes)

Related Pages

  • Top 10 Hotels In Bangkok Old City

    Top 10 Hotels in Old City

    Our Top 10 Hotels in Bangkok Old City have all been handpicked by our experts on the ground, who have tried and tested Read More»

  • Top 10 Attractions in Old City

    The Old City district in Bangkok is home to a glittering array of temples, palaces and ancient architecture, Read More»

  • Top 10 Resaurants in Old City

    Top 10 Restaurants in Old City

    Bangkok’s Old City has plenty of dining options, but the great ones can be a little tricky to find, so we’ve put Read More»

  • Top 10 Restaurants in Pratunam

    Top 10 Restaurants in Pratunam

    Pratunam has an exciting number of restaurants and vendors catering for tourists from every corner of the globe. Expect Read More»

  • 10 Best Hotels Discounts in Silom

    The best hotel discounts in Silom are all collected in this list for your convenience. Often this can mean savings of Read More»

  • Skytrain Jazz Bar

    Victory Monument’s longstanding Skytrain Jazz Bar wins us over every time we visit with its photogenic views of the BTS Read More»

Best hotels around this place




About the Writer -

Talk to us!

Help us keep this site up-to-date by sending us your comments: