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Stopover in Bangkok

The gateway to Thailand and much of Southeast Asia, Bangkok combines hallowed temples and all the swirl of city life – use this guide to pick your travel priorities, whether you’re in the city for a day, or for longer.
Buddhist monks stroll in the grounds of Wat Pho
COMPILED BY RORY GOULDING, WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM AUSTIN BUSH. PHOTOGRAPHS: MAISANT LUDOVIC/HEMIS/AWL, ONE DESIGN/ISTOCK/GETTY

ONE DAY

Kai Thort Jay Kee

THAI ££

(137/1-3 Soi Sanam Khli/Polo)

Also called 'Polo Fried Chicken'. Though the somdam (spicy green papaya salad), sticky rice and lahp (a spicy salad of minced meat) of this ex-street stall give the impression of a northeastern-Thai-style eatery, the restaurant's deep-fried bird is more southern. Regardless, smothered in a thick layer of crispy deep-fried garlic, it is a truly Bangkok experience.

Moon Bar £££

(banyantree.com; 21/100Th SathonTai/South)

An alarmingly short barrier at this rooftop bar is all that separates patrons from the street, 61 floors down. On top of the Banyan Tree Hotel, Moon Bar claims to be among the highest alfresco bars in the world. Save your shorts and sandals for another locale.

nahm

THAI £££

(comohotels.com/metropolitan bangkok; Ground f I, Metropolitan Hotel, 27Th Sathon Tai/South)

Australian chef-author David Thompson is the man behind one of Bangkok's - and if you believe the critics, the world's - best Thai restaurants. Using ancient cookbooks as his inspiration, he has given new life to once-extinct dishes with exotic descriptions such as 'smoked fish curry with prawns, chicken livers, cockles, chillies and black pepper'.

Pa Aew

THAI £

(Th Maha Rat)

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