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Going to Bangkok in 2 weeks. Where to even start?

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Going to Bangkok in 2 weeks. Where to even start?

big_apple_ken | Jul 30, 2009 10:50 AM

I have had Thai food probably 500+ times outside of Thailand. Been to Thailand probably about 2-3 times when I was younger but don't remember much of it. Planning to go to Bangkok for a 5 day trip in 2 weeks time and I really don't know where to start. It's not like most Asian cities where there's like a few things that you MUST try. There are a gazillion things people seem to love. I've read maybe 5-10 threads on CH in regards to food in BKK but I definitely need some help. A little about this trip & me:

1) Will be staying in Bangkok at the Courtyard by Marriott for 5 days 4 nights.
2) Would prefer if travel time to eat was 20 minutes or less (family in tow can't go super far since they aren't foodies)
3) I'm specifically NOT looking for fine dining food. Most interested in street food/hole in the wall type places that serve up yummy food. Preferably if the place is reasonably clean (parent's request).
4) My dad seems to be all about the shark's fin in Thailand but I personally am big on noodles, pork and big flavors. I can totally eat super spicy.

I think my major dilemma is where to even start? Can anyone help out?

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