Things to Do When You’re in Bangkok
Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand is filled with various man- made attractions as well as natural scenic views dotting the region.
There’s no doubt about it being on every traveler’s bucket list, and with good reason. With the diversity of activities available for the visitors, it isn’t a step away from a happening holiday spot.
If you’re an architecture and art lover, you can visit the Wat Pho and Wat Arun, Dusit Palace and The Grand Palace to marvel at the royal palaces and temples.
When shopping interests you more, visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market.
To get an on hand experience of the city’s exciting nightlife, head over to Khao San Road and Soi Cowboy. Jungle Safari and Asiatique Sky Ride are the best options for those looking for a thrilling adventure.
It offers something for everyone, so go buy a plane ticket to visit this exhilarating destination. Read on to get a virtual tour of the city.
1) Chao Phraya River Boat Cruise
Chao Phraya River is one of the most breathtaking natural wonder Bangkok has to offer, and lined up with man-made marvels alongside it.The boat cruise is the best way to experience all of it in a surreal evening dinner cruise, and watch the sparkling lights decorating the city.
2) Wat Arun
Located on the banks of Chao Praya river, this is also called the ‘Temple of Dawn’ since it is dedicated to Arun, Hindu God of Dawn.
3) Wat Pho
Wat Pho Temple is famed for holding a 46 m long gold plated statue of reclining Buddha and palace- like interiors along with over 1000 Buddha idols.
4) Floating Market
There are hundreds of boats floating, laden with food and other products, creating a unique experience for the visitors.
5) Siam Ocean World
The largest aquarium in Southeast Asia, it offers ocean walker, dive with sharks, glass bottom boat ride, and feed the penguins.
Moreover, people enjoy a walk in the long glass tunnel with water creatures floating over their heads.
6) Sky Train
It is a cheap fast and exciting train ride to explore Bangkok from an elevated perspective.
7) Baiyoke Sky Hotel
A luxury travel experience popular among couples, enjoy sky dining with a panoramic city view from the 75th floor of a skyscraper while enjoying delicious international foods to tingle your taste buds.
8) The Grand Palace
Established in 1782, it is a palace complex with numerous royal buildings. It is famous for its stunning structures and elaborate golden designs.
9) Safari World
It offers the wildlife lovers up close and personal experiences with jungle and marine wildlife, including crocodiles, elephants, tigers, dolphins, birds etc.
10) Dream World Amusement Park
An absolute love for thrill seekers, it offers exciting rides for adults and cartoon themed shows and experiences for kids, making it perfect for a family outing.
If you’re interested in taking your food experiences on a wild ride, experience mouth wateringly delicious Chinese and Thai cuisine from the street vendors to the fancy restaurants smelling of exotic spices. It is cheap to travel to and light on your pockets for a delectable experience.
12) Chatuchak Weekend Market
The largest market of Thailand, it is available only on the weekends.It offers everything from ceramics, handicrafts, clothing, books and furniture along with Thai massage and various food options, all at good prices.
13) Khao San Road
Offering glitzy neon lights and blaring music along with diverse food and alcohol choices, it is the first choice for people looking to explore the city’s vivacious nightlife with a range of pubs, cafes and nightclubs open till after midnight.
14) Thailand Street Food
The best place to witness the culinary prowess of the people at much cheaper prices. The food is tasty and hygienic, offering a multitude selection of dishes for everyone.
15) Cabaret Show at Calypso Theatre
The show features amusing and enthralling performances by lady- boys with their alluring costumes and striking use of light and music.
The performances range from regional to contemporary and classical.
16) Khao Yai National Park
It is the just the thing for people who love a wildlife safari.
Filled with various species of animals and birds, it is a natural wonder for those looking for beautiful campsites with waterfalls and biking and hiking trails.
17) Water Fight during Songkran
Songkran is a New Year Festival in Thailand, celebrated by visiting temples and shrines, and pouring water on the Buddha statues.
Celebrated from 13th– 15th April, people wear brightly colored clothes, throw water at each other and have fun.