Top things to do in Bangkok

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Bangkok – A plethora of Culture, Beaches, Nightlife, Shopping, and Entertainment.

Bangkok is a place for everyone.Perfect for a family vacation, honeymooners, bachelorette bash, girls outing or traveling solo.Crammed with tall skyscrapers, bustling streets, exotic temples and fast-food stalls on every corner, roads full of people and rivers packed with boats.Bangkok is a city you will fall in love again and again.

Why Bangkok becomes the most favorable city and the ultimate destination, we give you a lowdown of things which you cannot afford to miss in the bustling city that will leave you craving for more and more on every visit.

Things To Do in Bangkok:

 Get on a spiritual High:

Thailand is nearly 94%-95% Theravada Buddhist, with minorities of Muslims (5 – 6%), Christians (1%), Mahayana Buddhists, and other religions.There are numerous Buddhist temples scattered all across the country. Whether you are religious or not, your visit to Bangkok is incomplete without a visit to the famous Buddhist temples. Wat means “Temple” in Thai. All the major attractions including the Grand Palace (Temple of Emerald Buddha), Wat Pho (home of the giant golden reclining Buddha, and is also the location where the original Thai massage was created), Wat Arun(Temple of the Rising Sun) can be easily accessible by buying an unlimited ride pass on the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat which could costs 150 Thai Baht per person and is valid for unlimited rides from 09.30 AM to 4.00 PM.

Top things to do in Bangkok

Local Attraction:

Apart from temples, there are lots of other touristy slices that the city has to offer like Madam Tussaud, Siam Ocean World or a day trip to below places.

    • Visit a Vineyard
    • Day Trip to Pattaya
    • Khlong Lat Mayom and Bang Nam Pheung Floating Markets
    • One of the most well-known day trips from Bangkok is to Ayutthaya, an ancient capital of the Siamese kingdom, famous for temples, shrines, and forts.
    • Marine Ocean World: You can see Seal tapping to the music of Gangnam Style, dolphin performance and the elephant walking on the ropes.Perfect place to hang out with your kids and be a kid all over again.


 Retail Therapy:

For a frantic shopaholic, this place is a paradise and shopping never ends in Bangkok, thanks to the numerous shopping malls. The place will always welcome you with open arms. Boutiques of homegrown designers clothes, shoes, items ,wholesale shops, souvenirs, accessories, vitems,designer boutiques to cheap knock-offs, you can find everything here.Some of the famous malls are Amarin Plaza, Gaysorn Plaza , Siam Center, Esplanade , Siam Discovery Center and the list goes on from high end to mid range to low.You can endlessly haggle without sweating bullets in any of this air-conditioned malls like MBK , Platinum or Indra Market. And the most popular Chatuchak Market, also known as the weekend market or JJ Market. Young designers operate outlets among the 8,000 or so stalls, You need to brush your skills in the art of bargaining to get the maximum advantage. thailand4-001

Indulge in Local Cuisines:

Thai food is delicious  and affordable especially street food.Pan cakes for 20 THB , kebabs for 60 THB. If you happen to have an appetite  for sea food then “Bangkok” is the place. Most popular ones are Pad Kra Pao (stir fried dish  with choice od meat or sea food served with rice ) ,Boat Noodles and Som Tham.There are special Sea Food buffet available for 400 THB in Baiyoke tower near Indra Market. This restaurant is on 83rd floor. The street side food includes mango sticky rice,boiled corn, mango, guava, pork sausages, crabs, prawns and other sea food. Bangkok is a never ending buffet.They are more than happy to serve you. thailand3-001

 Spa Treatment :

Relax and rejuvenate. A spa is the ultimate quick fix to a tour-weary soul.  A trip to Bangkok without a Thai massage is always incomplete. You can get a Thai massage starting as low as 250 THB for an hour.

 Thai Boxing : 

Bangkok is home to Thai Boxing, or Muay Thai, a martial art or combat sport that uses all of the body’s parts mostly hand, feet, elbow, and knees. You can book your tickets in either one of the two venues -Lumpini Stadium or Ratchadamnoen Stadium to witness this unique fighting style.

 Night Life :

For all night owls, this is the city to be. Pub, bars open all night, with drinks flowing in, you cannot resist yourself to be part of this madness and craziness. Order a local beer and be part of the insanity that the city has to offer. And for shopaholics the good news is you can shop all night long thanks to the Night Market ;). The night markets in Patpong are lively and exciting with numerous  fashionable bars and restaurants. You can find lots of people offering you pass for secret shows for free ;). The city that never sleeps.

Dinner Date:

There is nothing beautiful than a candle light dinner amidst a beautiful setting of cruise over Chao Phraya river or sipping a cocktail on a roof top bar or lounge overlooking the entire city. Bangkok has some beautiful bar and lounges like Chaophraya river cruise, revolving roof top restaurant at the BMW tower, sky bar at Banyan Tree hotel.Sip in the famous  cocktail Hangovertinis at the most stunning roof top bar at Sky Bar, Lebua enjoying the spectacular view of the city. The perfect way to rekindle you love or to have a bash with your friends.

Cooking Classes:

If you love Thai food then Thai cooking classes are a good option. You get to learn one Thai dish to impress your family and friends.

Island Hopping:

Bangkok being the major hub connecting all famous islands of Thailand. Hopping from one picture perfect island to another and to be awestruck with its mesmerizing beauty that the sparkling beaches,  vast amazing corals and the different shades of water this beautiful country has to offer cannot be missed. thailand12

Water Sports :

Indian ocean is famous for being warm and perfect for diving and snorkelling, tempting for all water enthusiast.For all water enthusiasts and adventure lovers, this is the place to be. Grab you snorkelling gear and jump in to the azure water and  explore the fascinating marine world. Pattaya which is just 2 hours drive from Bangkok offers some numerous water sports activities like Paragliding, Jet skiing, Scuba Diving and Sea Walking. There are some best snorkelling and diving site in Thailand like Phi Phi Islands, Similan Island, Tachai Island and Khao Sok Islands. Frequent Air Asia flights from Bangkok are easily available at a cheap price.


Well , I know I have given you enough reason to head to Bangkok for your next vacation.

Do comment if you know any interesting things to do in Bangkok?


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  • Reply
    jalal michael sabbagh.
    December 16, 2013 at 2:48 am

    Superb post excellent blog.

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    December 16, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Wonderful glimpses of Bangkok.

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    Shadows Galore (@ShadowsGalore)
    December 16, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I have spent just half a day in Bangkok and could not do any of this. In the next trip maybe 🙂

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      Tales of a Traveler
      July 19, 2014 at 11:11 am

      yup read all your posts …. we missed tiger temple on our visit, may be on our next visit.

      Visit krabi , khao lak if you are beach lovers , they are stunning!!!!!

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    Mridula Dwivedi (@mridulad)
    December 17, 2013 at 5:25 am

    I have seen so little 🙁

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      Tales of a Traveler
      July 19, 2014 at 11:09 am

      You are an inspiration …and you have seen so much that it will take years for us to match up 😉

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    farzana & aliasgarmukhtiar
    December 23, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    super post

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    jalal michael sabbagh.
    December 27, 2013 at 5:40 am

    Thank you for liking my post “love story”have a happy and successful new year.

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    Arti (@artisdiary)
    December 28, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I have never been to Bangkok but this list is making my feet itch! I want to be there right away!

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      Tales of a Traveler
      July 19, 2014 at 11:04 am

      oh there are so many freaking amazing places in Thailand and bangkok is just a perfect base to explore all … hope you visit bangkok soon 🙂

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    farzana & aliasgarmukhtiar
    December 30, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Love the Pictures

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    Andre T
    January 16, 2014 at 3:26 am

    wow, awesome 😀
    nicee buddy

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    February 7, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    All the points noted down.:D
    Definitely following all the above mentioned points when I visit Bangkok. 🙂
    Thanks for the share! 🙂

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      Tales of a Traveler
      July 19, 2014 at 11:02 am

      Thanks NIkhil for liking our post … so when are you visiting Bangkok ???

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    April 25, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Great tips and suggestions. I spent 6 weeks in Bangkok and truly enjoyed hitting some of the highlights you mentioned here. The food was my absolute favorite – Chinatown and all the different vendors. Great post as it reminds me of the wonderful time I spent in Thailand!!

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