5 Fun Things to Do in Bangkok

If you’re going on a Thai vacation, don’t just pass through Bangkok and head towards the islands and jungles of Thailand. This city is full of interesting things to do and sites to see, from street foods to temples, kickboxing to beautiful rooftop bars.

Here’s our top picks of the things to do when you’re in Bangkok.

1. Sleep in Style and Wake Up to a Breathtaking View
First things first, you need a place to stay while in Bangkok. Book a hotel that’s located near tourist attractions, that’s comfortable and preferably with a scrumptious complimentary breakfast—ideally, a buffet. Your Bangkok experience should start the moment you land into the place, and that begins with a great accommodation.

2. Visit the Floating Markets
Markets on boats is one of the things Bangkok is known for. Small river boats selling fresh fruits, desserts, spring rolls and grilled seafoods paddle towards you at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. It is one of the capital city’s tourist attractions, so make sure to check it out while you’re there. For a more sedate setting, head to Taling Chan Floating Market instead.

3. See Buddhas in All Sizes and Set-Ups
As a Buddhist nation, Thailand loves their Buddhas as much as their king. From the Reclined Buddha, 1,000 Buddhas, Emerald Buddhas to Golden Palace, you will never ran out of unique Buddhas to see. If you have extra time, take a trip to Ayutthaya to explore more Buddhas.

4. Shop ‘Til You Drop
Thai love to shop. That’s why Bangkok is laden with market places and shopping destinations and you’re sure to find goods for any budget you may have. Just take a look at their nightly pedestrian traffic. You can head to malls or stroll the sidewalk, where vendors sell everything from souvenirs, clothing, beauty essentials and many other knickknacks you can imagine. Some of the best malls to check out are Paragon, MBK and Siam Center; while for nightly street vendors are Nana district, Victory Monument and Khao San Road.

5. Experience Thai Street Food
From fresh fruits to soups, fishball to noodles, Thai sidewalk food hawkers offer a mouth-watering feast. This is definitely one of the best charms of Thai culture that people from around the world can’t get enough of. The hawker stalls, which glisten with inviting visual experience, will surely extract temptation and curiosity from your palate.

Bangkok is a destination you won’t forget. It’ a vacation spot where you can stay for a few days or weeks and your trip will be packed with awesome and unique activities to do.