Things to do in Bangkok Thailand

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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.

Best time of year to visit Bangkok

Bangkok, the vibrant capital city of Thailand, is a captivating destination that offers a unique blend of ancient traditions and modern wonders. From ornate temples and bustling markets to luxurious shopping malls and a thriving nightlife scene, Bangkok has something for everyone. However, choosing the best time to visit can greatly enhance your experience. In this article, we will explore the different seasons in Bangkok and highlight the ideal time of year to plan your trip.

  1. Peak Season (November to February): Bangkok’s peak season, spanning from November to February, is considered the best time to visit the city. The weather during these months is relatively cooler and more comfortable, making it perfect for exploring outdoor attractions and sightseeing. With clear skies and less humidity, you can fully enjoy iconic landmarks like the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, and the floating markets without the scorching heat. However, it’s worth noting that this period attracts a large number of tourists, so expect crowded popular attractions and higher accommodation prices.
  2. Shoulder Season (March to May, September, and October): The shoulder seasons in Bangkok offer a pleasant balance between affordability and manageable crowds. From March to May, the city experiences higher temperatures and humidity levels, but it’s still a great time to visit if you plan your activities in the early morning or late afternoon. During this time, you can take advantage of lower hotel rates and find less crowded attractions.

September and October also fall within the shoulder season, offering a respite from the peak tourist influx. Although these months may experience occasional rain showers, they add a refreshing touch to the city’s ambiance. Be sure to carry an umbrella or rain jacket while exploring, and take advantage of the off-peak prices for accommodations and flights.

  1. Monsoon Season (June to August): Bangkok’s monsoon season, which spans from June to August, brings intermittent showers and higher humidity. While this period may not be the most ideal for outdoor activities, it has its own charm and benefits. The city comes alive with lush greenery, and you can enjoy discounted rates on hotels and attractions. If you don’t mind occasional rain showers, you’ll have a chance to explore indoor attractions such as museums, art galleries, and shopping malls. Just remember to pack an umbrella and be flexible with your plans.
  2. Festivals and Events: Bangkok hosts several vibrant festivals throughout the year, adding an extra layer of excitement to your visit. The Songkran Festival in mid-April, celebrating the Thai New Year, is a lively water festival where locals and tourists joyfully engage in water fights. Loy Krathong, typically in November, is another enchanting festival when people release beautifully decorated floating lanterns into the sky and rivers. These events showcase Bangkok’s cultural richness and offer a unique experience for visitors.

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!

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