Things to do in Bangkok Thailand

Must do

Once In Bangkok you can’t miss ( Temple of the Emerald Buddha), which is maybe the most extensively decorated temple in Thailand, with beautiful painted walls, mosaic-encrusted pillars, with murals on the walls. You can relax at the nearby Wat Pho trying out Thai massage right at the most famous school.

In 2022 the Thonglor area of Bangkok was named number 46 in Time Out 51 coolest neighbourhoods around the world.

What do you like best about your city?

Bangkok is truly a city on the move, it never seems to sleep. I like that there is really a lot of shopping and activities to choose from even late at night.

Best Walk in Bangkok

I like Emporium Park, a small oasis in the middle of the main business and shopping district, where you can stroll around a small lake, or sit done on a bench and feed the doves. Many locals choose to have a little picnic here.

Best Restaurants in Bangkok

Thai food is world-famous, but Bangkok also offer a wide variety of international cuisine if you like something different. The best Thai food you can get is in some smaller restaurants, these family businesses usually serve Thai food in a more traditional way, than in the big hotels.+

Best Music/Festival

The biggest Thai festival is Songkran, the Thai New Year, in April. It is usually a 4 days festival, when adults and kids equip themselves with water guns, and buckets, and whatever you do, you will be soaking wet, so, better you get a big gun, and join in the fun!

Best Nightlife

Bangkok is famous for its nightlife, and also for its girlie bars. The most famous spots are Nana, Soi Cowboy, and Patpong. The city also has many bars and pubs with live music along Sukhumvit Road, as well as the karaoke bars that the locals favour.

Best Day Trip Out of the City

After a few days in the city it will be a welcome rest to visit Erawan National Park in Kanchanaburi. The park’s main attraction is a 7 step waterfall, along a 2 km hike in the tranquil forest, where you can spot some wild animals and birds. You can actually swim under the waterfalls at some places, making it even more memorable the trip.

Something that not many tourists would know about Bangkok

Bangkok has countless number of taxis, of different colours. Bangkok taxis are the cheapest when they use the taxi-meter. Never take one that doesn’t want to turn it on!

David Cronk - Editor

David Cronk is the editor of online travel magazine Travelodium Travel Magazine. David has travelled to over 30 countries of the world and his writing has been published by enRoute magazine - Air Canada's inflight magazine and by Hotel & Accommodation Management Magazine. David has worked as a Sales Executive for Sheraton and Hilton Hotels and for Hotelbookers in London. He has worked also as a Hotel Night Manager and in bars throughout Europe. David eventually settled into a position working as a croupier for several years before changing careers to become a Data, Sales and Statistical Analyst.

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