I spent about 48 hours in Bangkok and was finally able to eat amazing Thai food, and visit some amazing places around Bangkok!

If you have a short amount of time to spend in Bangkok, don’t worry, there are so many things to do that you shouldn’t burden yourself with trying to see it all – it will be futile!

Instead, I suggest picking 3 or 4 major things to eat, see, or do and the rest of your trip should just be random exploring. You’re bound to have an amazing time, even if you didn’t get to ride that canal ferry boat or see the floating markets. You can always come back and see them in a future trip.

For me, a major part of my travels is not following guidebooks and seeing tons of touristy things. I absolutely LOVE exploring randomly and getting lost deep in back alleys and neighborhoods.

Here’s the list of places I visited:

Boat Noodle Alley ชื่อร้านอาหาร at Victory Monument circle.
2 18 16 Phahonyothin Soi 13, Khwaeng Samsen Nai, Khet Phaya Thai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Open for lunch & dinner. Closes at 9pm.

P’Aor Restaurant (ร้านพี่อ้อ) – Best Tom Yum Goong in BKK
68/51 Soi Petchaburi 5, Between Soi 5 – 7, Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok
Open Monday–Sunday, 10am–10pm

Wat Pho – Temple of the Reclining Buddha
Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 17:00 (Massage available until 18:00) Location: Maharat Road. Close to the river (about a half mile south of the Grand Palace), Old City (Rattanakosin)
Admission Fee: 100 Baht

Watch these other videos I filmed during my Bangkok trip.

Bangkok 7-11 Snack Food Taste Test:

Eating Insects at New Rot Fai Night Market – Street Food Tour:

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  1. Thanks for including the dipping sauce recipe because after your reaction to it, I must make this lol. The prawn noodle dish at the end looked amazing.

  2. Excellent video! Your video's are always very concise, informative and non patronizing. I was getting bored with other foodie uploads recently that always say postive things on everything they eat.

  3. Before trying dog meat: er- this is probably going to be disgusting.

    After trying dog meat:…. holy fuck this is the best meat I've had since Tyrone's ……………

  4. YT Auntie checkin in. Haha. HeyCory, I remember that overpass in Bangkok
    Everything was closed when u went there before. Healthy foods (the green papaya, yum) and that reclining Buddha…ahhh . I gasped when u showed the CLOSE UP of artwork in the temple. Just beautiful. Keep up the good work Cory. You're looking good.

  5. Man, I am missing Bangkok after watching this. Just back from spending six months in SE Asia and loved every minute. Heading out exploring Europe very soon! Great vlog!

  6. The oompa loompa reference about the bathroom wall paper made me laugh. The noodles and food you had looked so good!!! Cats are cute. Love your meow meow T-shirt! 😊

  7. The temple was amazing, it's great that you got to finally see it. As for the food, it looked so good that I want to go to Bangkok right now for lunch.

  8. Cory are you doing contract work for some secret service tapping into all those intel cables……maybe there is more to Cory, aka Cory Bond than meets the eye

  9. Hi Cory ! I'm Vietnamese living in US for 44 years ,I travel a lot but lately I stay home because my family don't want me to go anymore ,they said the world now has so much problem they want me to stay home for a while ,I like your filming because you walk and film everything very clearly ,show the way people life ,the house ,the flower , the plan ,the food ,just like the way you did before in Korean to see how people live . Very good work please keep doing . Next time stop by Terminal 21 you will find a lot of good food and cheap

  10. Thank you CORY …… No matter where you do a video , you still the BEST 👍👏👍👏👍👏 LOVE YOUR VIDEOS 📹

  11. Good to see you again exploring. Sorry you got to see so many wires out your window. The owner could use some curtains. I loved the prawn soup and the breaded chicken they looked devine. It seems the basis of the food there and in the area is consomé soups, veggies, noodles, chicken…. And heat from peppers as a condiment. I would think they would eat more rice but see it is not a main dish. Also curious as to the history of the French in the area. It sees they were everywhere. I am surprised and happy to see I have about five papaya trees growing in my back yard that are about 6' tall. No flowers yet but I am wondering how you eat them as a veggie and if you get me a recipe to try I will use it. Are the shreds pickled, steamed or raw???? Its funny how I planted the papaya seeds easily three years ago and nothing happened and now they sprouted!

  12. Good one.Wished it was longer.But with just 48 hrs to spend, this is pretty good.The food kind of similar to ours.I guess that giant prawn was a blue-clawed freshwater prawn.Can fetch a really good price here.What do the Thais call that taxi?Isn't it 'Tuk Tuk' or something? I forgot.

  13. hi cory,,,I,m sure you,ll return to Bangkok again,,,,so much to see and do,, the boat noodle area is kool at night ,,I liked wat po better then the grand palace

  14. Another great video, the food so amazing. What was the temperature like? It's pouring rain and everyone is walking around in shorts and short sleeves .

  15. taking public transportation in bangkok is terrible, especially tuk-tuk they drive it like crazy, i will no longer use tuk-tuk again

  16. I used to enjoy your back alley explorations of Seoul, so I find it interesting to see how the Bangkok's alleys compare.  The food looks delicious.  If you attempt to replicate any of the dishes you've tried in Thailand, perhaps you could share a cooking video with us.  Wishing you safe travels!

  17. Hey there, Cory!

    I enjoyed the video, first all! Thank you for the update.
    Secondly, I love complex spicy sauces and here in the middle of the US they're not very common. Mild American palete is hardcore here. @ 12:23, you curse lol and actually lick your fingers! Now, I've got to try it!
    @ 17:14 there's a very creepy lady staring at the camera….is she real? lol
    I was really diggin' the track played towards the end of the video as well. While you were in the taxi, I was noticing the big screens. That vibe sort of reminds me of Tokyo/Seoul, ya know?

  18. Please make an update about your home and the pond and stuff ! It's so beautiful I'd love to see it's full potential you said your landlord was going to fix it soon so whenever that happens please share ☺️ thank you !

  19. Hi Cory, The local eatery looks so delicious, so much fun in the 48 hours trip , but that is just not enough for a Thailand lover, haha, i wonder could Thailand be your next destination to stay and explore after Vienam? by the way you look so nice in Thailand video

  20. Another great video. Boat noodles are one of my favorites. Stack up the bowls shoulder high! We love the beef noodle at the place you went to, then will go next door and get the pink sour noodle soup, cannot remember the exact name, but one of our favorites. Cannot wait to go back this summer. Keep up the great content, Cory!


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