Hello everyone. This is TKJ @ Bangkok. Today I’d like to show you some of the tourist spots around On Nut in Bangkok, where I’m currently staying.
The On Nut area was the first place I visited on this trip to Bangkok. Combined with the coziness of Suica House, a Japanese guesthouse, it’s an area I’ve walked around quite a bit.
I went pretty deep, so please check it out along with the individual detailed articles.
▽Article with details about the Suica House.▽
- On Nut Station Area Overview
- Railroad market "Talat Lofai Sinakarin".
- Seacon Square, a huge shopping mall
- Wat Mahabut, the location of the ghost story "Mae Naak.
- Phra Khanong Market
- Lotus, Century the Movie Plaza, and Big C in front of the station
- Currency exchange near On Nut station
- Buy a SIM card near On Nut.
On Nut Station Area Overview
On Nut station is located on the BTS Sukhumvit line in the Klong Toey district of Bangkok, Thailand. The station is located on Sukhumvit Road, south of On Nut Junction (On Nut Road).
ATMs, pharmacies, and other small businesses line the gates of the station, and the BTS On Nut station is connected to both Tesco Lotus and Century Cinema Complex via a concourse.
For those who have been in Bangkok for a long time, it’s a well-known fact that BTS On Nut station was the terminus of the BTS Sukhumvit line when it opened on December 5, 1999.
From Ha Yaek Lat Phrao Station to Kheha Station
- First train: 5:45 a.m.
- Last train (to Kheha): 0:16am
- Last train (to Bang Wa): 0:46am
From Kheha Station to Ha Yaek Lat Phrao Station
- First train: 5:26 a.m.
- Last train: 12:00 midnight
The timetable at On Nut station. Now it seems to be Kasetsart University instead of Ha Yaek Lat Phrao, so please check the BTS website for the latest information.
Railroad market “Talat Lofai Sinakarin”.
Opening hours: Thursday-Sunday 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Bangkok’s Talat Lo Fai Sinakarin (Train Market) is a full-fledged outdoor market selling priceless collections and memorabilia from the past, from antique furniture to hippie fashion and Mao kitsch.[Map]
Talat Lofai Sihnakarin is located on Sihnakarin Soi 51, just behind Seacon Square Shopping Mall.Almost every driver in Bangkok knows at least Seacon Square, so the simplest way to get there would be to take a cab. However, due to possible traffic jams on Friday and Saturday nights, it is recommended that you first take the BTS Skytrain to On Nut station and then take a cab from there.
Previously, Lo Fai Market was located next to the railroad tracks behind Chatuchak Market in northern Bangkok, and was immensely popular with the people. However, when it was forced to move in 2013 to make way for the expansion of the BTS Skytrain line, people thought that Lo-Fi Market would disappear. However, thankfully, the railroad market opened here in Srinakarin soon after we pulled out of Chatuchak Market.
There may not be any literal railroads, but the many spaces to display beautiful and strange collections in different sections such as the “Market Zone” for traders, the “Warehouse Zone” and the “Rod Antiques” is one of the most attractive features that has not changed.
Seacon Square, a huge shopping mall
Business hours: 10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Seacon Square is a large indoor shopping mall in Bangkok’s Phra Wi district. [Map] It is well known that HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn hosted the opening ceremony in 1994. The shopping center has a total leasable area of 180,000 square meters and a gross floor area of 500,000 square meters, with more than 400 stores. The building is 500 meters long, making it one of the largest shopping malls in Thailand.
From Sukhumvit 77 (Soi On Nut) in front of Big C (in front of a condo called Blox 77 to be exact), you can take Songtaew No. 4 directly to Si Kong Square. It takes about 25 minutes to get there if the roads are not crowded. The fare is 8 baht (9 baht after 10 p.m.), which you should give to the driver when you get off.
Wat Mahabut, the location of the ghost story “Mae Naak.
Wat Mahabut, where a female ghost is enshrined, is also located near On Nut station. [地図] You can walk there, but you can also take a lotto from in front of the Big C.
The temple itself still has a small number of foreign tourists, so you can enjoy sightseeing in a relaxed atmosphere. The following are some of the highlights of the temple, so it is a must-see tourist spot when you are in On Nut.
- Seeing Mae Naik, the woman of tragedy
- Touching the sacred tree that is said to bring out the winning numbers of lottery tickets
- Yarn removal and Fortune Telling Alley
- Tan Bun Bun at the Tan Bun venue
- Coffin skeletons and other unusual karakuri dolls
Phra Khanong Market
Business hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
It’s a very local market, both before and after you get there! [Map] It is not that large in scale, so you can go there with a light heart. There are some restaurants in the market, so if you are craving for local Thai food, this is the place to go. There is also a canal boat stop on the way to the market.
Lotus, Century the Movie Plaza, and Big C in front of the station
There are two large malls in front of BTS On Nut Station. One is Lotus and the other is Century The Movie Plaza.[Map] There is also a large shopping mall called Big C about 10 minutes walk from the station. [Map] The Big C is worth remembering just for the location, as it is very convenient to know where it is.
Lotus On Nut
Tesco Lotus is one of the major shopping malls in Bangkok. Tesco Lotus in On Nut is quite a popular spot, as it also houses McDonald’s and Kentucky, combined with its proximity to the train station.
There is also a food court with many different kinds of restaurants, and it is so full of deliciousness and variety that I think I could do all my meals at the Tesco Lotus food court during my stay in Bangkok.
▽I’ll never forget the Khao Man Gai I had at the food court.▽
Century The Movie Plaza Sukhumvit
When I was going to visit Lotus, it was on the other side of the elevated railway tracks, so I casually dropped by this Century The Movie Plaza Sukhumvit. When I asked an acquaintance who has been in Bangkok for a long time, he said, “I don’t know any place like that,” so I guess it’s a relatively new mall.
The first floor of the mall is lined with Japanese restaurants. As you can see from the menu, the quality looks and feels the same as if you were in Japan. Katsuya is reasonably priced at 130 to 200 baht. Nagasaki chanpon is also available and is about the same price. However, I never thought I would see Nagasaki chanpon here in Bangkok.
And then there are Yoshinoya and Otoya, two of the most popular restaurants in Japan. As usual, Yoshinoya’s miso pork bowl has a naming sense that Japanese people seem to like.
Currency exchange near On Nut station
In fact, on my last trip to Myanmar, I mistakenly brought back a large amount of Myanmar chat, which I had too much of, and I couldn’t find a place where I could exchange chat for pesos in my home country, the Philippines.
I thought that I could exchange money in Thailand, which is adjacent to Myanmar, and since I had Myanmar Chat with me this time, I went to the exchange office just in time. That was K79, a money exchange near On Nut Station. [Map] Hours of operation and other details are as follows, and you can check the current rates on the website.
- Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Mon. – Sat.), 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Sun.)
- Home Page: https://www.k79exchange.com/
▽Other Money Exchanges in Bangkok▽
khao man gai
I think I’ve written before that I highly recommend the mixed Khao Man Gai at Tesco Lotus Food Co. in On Nut, but there is also a Khao Man Gai restaurant on the way to Big C from On Nut station, so I’d introduce it here! [Map]
As you can see on the map, the Khao Man Gai restaurant is located not along the main street but in an alley. Although it is located in a local neighborhood, the restaurant is clean and safe for women to eat.
The budget feeling is 40-50 baht, which is about the same price as eating at a local Khao Man Gai restaurant around the corner.
Water is self-service, and you can add all the condiments you want. There is also a power supply for nomadic workers, so when I went there, I ate Khao Man Gai while charging my phone.
Something like gapao rice.
Buy a SIM card near On Nut.