Bangkok is a fascinating, exciting and incredible city to visit. This is the insider’s guide to the best things to do in Bangkok.
1. สัมผัสความงามวัดพระแก้ว และขอพรองค์พระแก้วมรกต Visit the Grand Palace
– Of all the places to visit in Bangkok the Grand Palace is the most famous attraction there is. The palace at one time was the king’s home as well.
A trip to the palace can take many hours as there are over 214,000 sq. meters to cover. in.
The architecture is mind-blowingly beautiful. The Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha are within the same complex, so you’ll be able to see them at the same time. It’s a pretty big area to cover and it contains a lot to see, so you’ll probably need 2-3 hours here.
– Murals Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple Terrace around the Ramayana verses recount the legendary story of Ramayana to 178 a painting a mural, the longest in the world.
3. นวดในวัดโพธิ์ Have A Original Thai Massage
– A visit to Wat Pho is a must for any traveler to Bangkok, Whilst you are at the temple you can also stop for a while to receive a traditional Thai Massage
The city is flooded with massage parlors, from cheap and cheerful to high end spas at the best luxury hotels in Bangkok. A Thai massage is as painful as it is enjoyable, and it’s an experience I recommend everyone to try at least once. Rather than using oils, a Thai massage is a series of stretching and body manipulation techniques. Be prepared to get close with your therapist. An average Thai massage in Bangkok will cost you around 200 THB (~6USD).
4. กิน street food
–Street food is a way of life for residents of Bangkok, and it isn’t something tourists should be afraid of. Vendors are as common as restaurants throughout the city, and you can get everything from fresh fruit to a full meal without breaking your wallet. One can eat very well in Bangkok thanks to the variety of street food choices. Some vendors will only have take away options, whilst others will have a few tables and chairs set up for their customers. Make sure you grab a freshly cooked Pad Thai or spicy soup when you visit the Thai capital, they are a must have!
5. นั่งสามล้อ Ride the Sam-Lor (Tuk-Tuk )
– Taking a tuk tuk is somewhat of a Bangkok right-of-passage. It’s totally toursity but totally fun–it’s just one of those things you need to do at least once.
6. ล่องเรือเจ้าพระยา Take a Boat Trip along the Chao Phraya River
– Bangkok is known as the Venice of the East, and the busy Chao Phraya River serves as a lifeline to the city and to the rest of the country. Small canals link the city and surrounding areas, and taking a long tail boat ride throughout this water maze is a great experience when in Bangkok. You can also get to the Grand Palace, Wat Arun and the temple of the reclining Buddha via a Chao Phraya River boat.
7. แฮงค์เอ้าท์ที่ตรอกข้าวสาร – Night Lift At Khao San Road
This is one of the most famous addresses in Bangkok. Khao San Road is known for the backpacker, the bars, cheap drinks and street food. Many people love it, that’s why on your first time in Bangkok you must go there and take your own conclusions. If you want to buy souvenirs this is one of the best places to go in Bangkok. During the day the street is packed with shops selling all types of crafts, clothes, tours, tattoos and much more.
8. Chatuchak, the biggest market in Thailand
Chatuchak is one of the biggest weekend markets in the world, a complex that covers a 35-acre area, with more than 8 thousand stalls, and on normal days over 200,000 visitors will be shopping there. A visit to Chatuchak Market is a must on your first time in Bangkok. What to do when you arrive there? Try not to get lost and buy a lot of cool stuff. Clothes, furnitures, crafts, food, home wear, they even have a section for plants and a place to sell animals. Chatuchak is insanely huge! It’s opened on Saturdays and Sundays, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, go early in the morning to avoid the crowds and the heat.
The address of delicious food, interesting shops and a truly Chinese vibe. Chinatown is a different world, especially if you venture yourself beyond Yaowarat Road. Explore the streets and alleys, visit the temples, try street food and desserts. Visit the shops to buy tea, herbs and a lot of strange stuff that you can only find there. Arrive in Chinatown before 5:00PM and visit the Wat Traimit Temple, there you can see the largest gold Buddha in the world, 3 meters wide and 3.91 meters tall. It’s beautiful!
10. ปาร์ตี้เบาๆ ท่ามกลางวิวมุมสูง Go For A Drink On Top Of The City
– Bangkok has fine dining, international cocktails and views to die for. My recommendation for your first time in Bangkok is to go to a rooftop bar at least in one night. Be prepared to spend more than usual and dress nicely.
Bangkok’s sky bar scene is thriving. There are some fabulous places across the city to enjoy a drink while watching the sunset over the concrete jungle. If you’re staying at any of the best hostels in Bangkok.