Chef Fatih Tu­tak on bring­ing five-star Turk­ish cui­sine to Bangkok, and our guide to sim­ple sta­ple dishes found around the re­gion's street carts

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WAN­DER / LUMPHINI PARK

An in­creas­ingly rare pocket of green space in cen­tral Bangkok, the cap­i­tal’s first pub­lic park is still go­ing strong. The 57.6 hectares that make up Lumphini Park are dot­ted with a won­drous ar­ray of flora, in­clud­ing hun­dreds of trees that pro­vide per­fect respite from the sun. With a li­brary, youth cen­tre, lake with pad­dle­boats and the famed King Rama VI statue, there is plenty to see and do here, but per­haps the great­est ac­tiv­ity of all is find­ing a shaded patch of grass and set­tling down with a good book – while keep­ing an eye on the ar­ray of life at­tracted to this co­pi­ous lung, of course.

VISIT: BANGKOK.COM/SPORT-PARKS---AC­TIV­I­TIES/LUMPINI-PARK

BROWSE / BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY

One of rel­a­tively few pur­pose-built com­mer­cial art gal­leries in Bangkok, CityCity is a vi­sion in pure white, with hosted works ben­e­fit­ing from the ex­treme ‘blank can­vas’ de­sign aes­thetic. The space, founded in 2015 by film­maker-cum art-col­lec­tor Akapol ‘Op’ Su­dasna and for­mer Thai­land Cre­ative and De­sign Cen­tre cu­ra­tor Su­pa­mas Phahulo, hosts ex­hi­bi­tions that tend to­wards cool rather than clas­sic, and have pre­vi­ously shown the likes of manga artist Wisut Pon­nimit, con­tem­po­rary de­signer Grisana Eimeamkamol and Bangkok street art roy­alty Alex Face.

VISIT: BANGKOKCITYCITY.COM

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