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What You Can Do in Bangkok.

1. Jodd Fairs - A night market with 600 food stalls.

Let's just say you can't say you've been to Bangkok unless your trip included plenty of street food and night market trawls. Well, market can rejoice because the famous Ratchada Train Night Market is back and it has been transformed into the stunning new Jodd fairs.

Where do we even start with this? The night market takes up an entire car park behind the Central Plaza Grand Rama 9 mall. However, you can easily spend an entire evening browsing through the many clothing and accessory stalls, refueling with delicious food in between.

Some gourmet dishes you can find here include mala barbecue skewers and leng saap, which is a "mountain" of spicy pork. Heck, there are a whopping 600 food stalls here that range from sit-down cafes to stalls, so it's impossible to walk away hungry.

Opening hours: from 11:00 to 12:00. Daily

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2. Sugar Rush - Quirky Dessert Room

Sugar Rush didn't beat around the bush when it came up with this dessert room concept. Not only does it have a variety of dessert shops, it's also covered head to toe in vibrant caramel flowers. An added bonus is that it is easily accessible to everyone as it is located in the 515 Victory public space, right in the center of town.

Sweet lovers will not find it difficult to tame their cravings here. We've heard that there are tempting treats like burnt marshmallows stuffed with ice cream, flaky and sweet mashups stuffed with croissants and Japanese taiyaki, and hearthy milkshake frappe.

Opening hours: from 11:00 to 19:00. Daily

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3. Cafe 747 - Have a bite to eat in the "abandoned" plane.

But when will you ever get a chance to get into one that was once the largest aircraft in the world? Enter Cafe 747, which has taken up residence in a decommissioned Boeing 747.

The airliner is 2 stories tall and you will find that most of its structure is still intact, such as the cockpit, reactors, and windows.

As with the BKK flight, you will be required to purchase a ticket before entering the restaurant (฿120). Once inside, browse through the menu and select dishes priced from as low as ฿110. You will even have a chance to take a window seat to take in the view while enjoying your meal.

Thailand. Opening hours: from 10:00 to 19:00, daily.

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4. Chill Out: Farm & Cafe - Animal feeding mini zoo.

Just 1.5 hours from central Bangkok is Chill Out: Farm & Cafe, a mini zoo where visitors can have furry friends to keep them company during lunch. Suitable for both young children and older visitors, Chill Out has animals ranging from pigs, turtles and goats to an aviary with free-flying parrots.

Entry to the farm and café is free, and on the menu you can expect fresh farm food for as little as ฿155. If you're in the mood for hearty Western food, try their soups, pastas, and even ribs.

Thailand. Opening hours: from 10:00 to 20:00, daily.

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5. Little Sheep Kids Caffe- a 2-storey playground for the whole family.

Those with kids can understand that if you're going to let a toddler play with all your heart, you can either get big or go home. However, your kids will have a whopping 2 floors of playgrounds to spend every ounce of energy at Little Sheep Kids Cafe.

Not only does it have a set of slides that descend from Level 2 into a pastel-colored ball pool; but it also has mesh tracks for kids to ride on, plus masak-masak stations and soft spots to climb and jump.

In the meantime, parents can chat about cakes and, for those a little hungry, a variety of Western dishes (starting at ฿80such as pasta with cream and chicken chop. Entry starts at ฿480/child and ฿120/adult)

Open from 10:00 to 20:00, daily.

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6. Benchakitti Forest Park - a piece of nature in the city.

Bangkokians love a good green space and Benchakitti Forest Park will not disappoint them. Benchakitti Park, recently renovated, is known as one of Bangkok's largest parks, so be sure to take a relaxing walk to unwind after shopping.

Surrounding the park, you'll find an artificial swamp, bike paths, and recreational areas against the backdrop of Bangkok's vibrant cityscape. The park is also conveniently located near 3 train stations in the city center, allowing easy access to Sukhumvit MRT, MRT Queen Sirikit National Convention Center and BTS Asok.

The entrance is free.

Opening hours: from 5:00 to 21:00, daily.

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7. Bang Kachao. Cycle through the green easy of Bangkok.

Many tourists are unaware of the green lungs of Bangkok, the lush, forested expanses on the other side of the Chao Phraya River.

Bang Kachao has a national park and botanical garden to explore inside, and the best way to get around the city is by bike. There are cheap bike rentals on the “island”, prices start from ~40 ฿ for adults and ~20 ฿ for children.

In addition to relaxing in nature, there is something to do here. If you get hungry, head to cafes like The Ozone Bang Kachao for a quick bite. It even has a wooden platform and floating nets that can take some IG photos.

There is also the Bang Nam Phueng floating market where local vendors sell gifts such as herbal incense and handicrafts to buy and remember your trip.

How to get there: Take the train to BTS Bang Na Station. Then take a taxi to Wat Bang Na Nok where you can take a 10-minute ferry ride (~4฿) to Wat Bang Nam Phuen Nok Pier.

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8. Harajuku Thailand is a Japanese-style village.

If we told you that this place is located in Japan itself, you would probably believe us without difficulty. Of course, the name "Harajuku Thailand" is a waste of time, but it's not bad considering it's only an hour away from Bangkok.

Wooden display cases and Old World shrines? Check. Lanterns and cherry blossoms? Check. Tasty snack and buy souvenirs? Chick! Guys and girls can even rent a yukata here to dress up and release those enviable TikTok.

Aside from the ambiance, leave room in your stomach for plenty of Japanese food; From crunchy katsu and corn dogs to hearty sashimi platters, sponge cakes and everything in between, you can find everything you like here.

Harajuku Thailand is a newly opened attraction covering over 48 acres in Thailand's Nhong Jok area near Bangkok. The name of the institution comes from the name of a historic railway station in Japan, which was reconstructed after the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Harajuku Thailand was founded with the goal of bringing the old Harajuku train station back to life, as well as serving as a reference point for people from Thailand to move to Japan.

Traditional Japanese-style wooden showcases with pink sakura flowers occupy more than half of the area. The walls of some buildings are decorated with paintings, while others are dotted with engravings with Japanese characters.

This market features a wide variety of Thai and Japanese dishes that visitors can enjoy either at the restaurant or while walking around the area.

Located just an hour from downtown Bangkok, Harajuku Thailand is the place where you can travel and shop in Japan without having to deal with currency exchange and airport security.

The grand opening of the attraction and its shops will take place next year. In the meantime, you can pay a visit to recreate the soothing atmosphere of the Japanese attractions you missed.

Opening hours: Fri-Sun 10:00-22:00 | Mon-Thu 10:30-9:00

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