Unsure of places to visit or activities to do in Phranakorn District? Fret not, we have prepared you an ultimate guide on how to spend a day in Phranakorn!
Check out the following: Varen BKK, Bangkok Flower Market, Farm to Table Restaurant, and Thai Massage at Wat Pho.
A minimalistic white cafe in the old town district, Varen BKK, is the place you must not miss if you are a coffee lover.
The signature drink here is Varen, cold brew coffee served with maple syrup and apple juice. It is topped with lemon candy and edible gold leaf. As the owners had a gold-related business, they adopted the idea of using edible gold in many of their menus. Other recommended coffee drinks are Valentine and Volcano Coffee.
Varen (Cr. wongnai.com)
However, if you are not a fan of coffee, Varen BKK also has non-coffee menus available such as Volcano Chocolate and Lemon Honey Comb.
Volcano Chocolate (Cr. wongnai.com)
You can have bakeries or desserts like cheesecake or lemon cake along with your drinks. If you are up for a full meal, try their Spaghetti Guanciale Spicy, which uses premium pork cheek from Italy, and Spaghetti Carbonara with crispy bacon.
Spaghetti Carbonara (Cr. wongnai.com)
Opening Hours: Daily, 8 AM – 5 PM
Starting Price: 90 THB for drinks
Bangkok Flower Market
Commonly known among the locals as Pak Khlong Talat, Bangkok Flower Market is Thailand’s largest wholesale flower market. While it is not typically on tourists’ attraction list, you should visit this place to observe locals’ daily lives.
Given its wide selection and reasonable price, it is no wonder that most Thai people come to this place when they need flowers or a bouquet for a special occasion.
Most of the local flowers are grown in the provinces near Bangkok. However, the more rare species such as tulips are from the northern part of Thailand.
Here, you will also get to see traditional Thai garlands called Phuang Malai, a symbol of love and honour, and Baisri, a cone-shaped flower offering. Both are unique and significant to Thai culture.
Phuang Malai (Cr. nanagarden.com)
Pak Khlong Talat is more than just flower markets. Walking through the market, you will find piles of fresh fruits and vegetables. Hence, it is usually crowded in the morning. The good news is that it opens 24 hours daily so you can visit the market anytime you like!
Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Location: Chakkraphet Road, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
Lunch at Farm to Table, Hideout
Decorated in contemporary style, Farm to Table, Hideout is the perfect cafe to visit in Phranakorn District.
As the name suggests, it is not as straightforward to find this place. Still, they do not fail to attract the crowds due to their tasty dishes, made from fresh and organic ingredients.
The must-order dish here at Farm to Table is the Roasted Chicken Organic Salad served with a medium-boiled egg. Don’t forget to mix them with the brown rice salad dressing from Chiang Mai.
Roasted Chicken Organic Salad (Cr. wongnai.com)
Another recommended menu at Farm to Table is Pork Ribs With Rice and Hong Kong Kale. The ribs are cooked to perfection, making them soft and fragrant. They are best when dipped in the mildly sweet and sour sauce.
Pork Ribs With Rice and Hong Kong Kale (Cr. wongnai.com)
There is no better way to end off your meal than with desserts. Their number one dessert is Kanom Kao Tok Tung with Coconut Butterfly Pea Gelato. Topped with roasted rice powder, Kanom Kao Tok, a rare traditional Thai dessert, is coconut-scented and has a chewy texture.
Kanom Kao Tok Tung and Coconut Butterfly Pea Gelato (Cr. bkkmenu.com)
They also offer a great variety of creative gelato flavors such as Sweet Potato & Ginger, Jasmine Rice Leaf, and Salted Egg.
For drinks, try Fresh Press Coffee made from premium coffee beans from the organic coffee farm in Chiang Mai.
Opening Hours: Daily, 10 AM – 9 PM (Closed on Wed)
Starting Price: 65 THB
Thai Massage at Wat Pho
How about ending your trip in Phranakorn District with the most famous Thai massage at Wat Pho? This Buddhist temple is also a national center for the preservation and teaching of traditional Thai medicine and massage.
Inscriptions About Traditional Thai Medicine And Massage (Cr. soclaimon.com)
At Wat Pho, you have an option between Thai full body massage and foot massage, which will take place in a communal open pavilion. We recommend you wear comfortable clothes. However, keep in mind that you will be in a religious compound, so you should dress appropriately. During your massage, if you feel discomfort, you can always ask the masseurs to go more softly.
Thai massage has many benefits, including relieving tension, reducing stress, and boosting your energy. Thus, there is no doubt that Wat Pho Thai massage attracts many locals and tourists.
Opening Hours: Daily, 8 AM – 6 PM
Starting Price: 260 THB for Thai massage, 280 THB for foot massage
With this guide in hand, you no longer need to worry about how to spend a day in Phranakorn District. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s head to the old town and enjoy what it has to offer!