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21. Bangkok – World’s Most Incredible Cities

Insider’s guide to Bangkok in Thailand, ranked #21 in our countdown of ‘100 Most Incredible Cities in the World’.

Insider’s tips:

Marion Grasby

Former MasterChef alum, founder of Marion’s Kitchen culinary range

Population:

8.2 million

Or Tor Kor Market

Wander through aisles of fresh fruit and seafood before settling down at a table to eat juicy pork satay, spicy curries and noodle soup from the dozens of food stalls (139/4 1, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai).

Lumphini Park

Dawn or dusk are the best times for a walk or jog through this downtown green haven, but if you really want to get involved, join locals doing the daily free aerobics class at 6pm (Pathum Wan).

Pier 21 Food Court, Terminal 21 Shopping Centre

If you’re short on time or not confident eating street food, then the next best thing is this local food court.

Noodles, curries, fried chicken, papaya salad, mango sticky rice… it’s all here in one spot! (Sukhumvit Soi 19, Sukhumvit 2.88 North Klongtoei Wattana)

Chao Praya River

Hop on a Chao Praya express boat and see Bangkok from the water.

It will give you a new outlook on a city that was once called the Venice of the East.

Paste

It’s not often that the fine-dining Thai restaurants of Bangkok hit the mark, but Paste is blowing it out of the water with innovative, surprising and yet authentic flavours.

It’s my top pick for this year… book early!

 

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