Take a Stroll Around Some of Bangkok’s Less Frantic Neighborhoods
Although not regarded as a great walking city, Bangkok nevertheless rewards those who are willing to endure a little bit of perspiration. Ari is often regarded as one of the city’s up and coming neighbourhoods, but it has thus far managed to retain a relaxed ‘village’ feel. You could do far worse than to while away a few hours strolling around the leafy streets, making a few stops at the area’s handful of laid-back cafes along the way. Another great place to stretch your legs is Banglamphu. Famous as a hub for backpackers, the riverside ‘hood’ is also popular with Thai university students who go to smoke shisha and listen to acoustic sets from singer-songwriters at the bars that line the area’s Phra Atit Road.
By Duncan Forgan, AFAR Local Expert
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