by: Lester Buscano
Bustling with high energy, the city of Bangkok is a great starting point to visit the Kingdom of Thailand. With its hospitable people, rich culture, and natural beauty, Bangkok has a lot to offer. Fill your days and nights with these exciting ways to experience the vibrant capital!
5. Take a Bangkok City and Temple Tour
Bangkok, Thailand: Wat Phra Kaew
Bangkok consistently draws in both foreign tourists and locals all year round. It’s home to many landmarks and temples, making the city the perfect place to discover the Thai culture. Marvel at the Grand Palace, which serves as the ceremonial home to the royal family of Thailand.
Afterward, make sure you don’t miss the famous Bangkok National Museum which houses rich Thai art, antiques, galleries, exquisite artifacts and so much more.
Wandering around the picturesque temple of Wat Phra Kaew. Completed at the end of 18th century, its architecture is distinct and intricate.
End the day by capturing the scenic view from Wat Saket, which sits on an artificial hill at the heart of Bangkok.
4. Shop at the Floating Markets
Bangkok, Thailand: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Take a boat ride, and get in touch with one of Thailand’s most prominent forms of local commerce. At the floating markets, Thai vendors board paddle boats and sell local goods such as fruits, vegetables, and souvenirs. Take a paddle boat ride and seize the opportunity to take those postcard-perfect photos that show off Bangkok’s hustle and bustle.
The local favorite is Amphawa Floating Market, while Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is popular for foreign tourists. Other choices would be Maeklong Railway Market, Laotukluck Floating Market and Tha Kha Floating Market all within Bangkok vicinity.
3. Indulge in Bangkok Nightlife
Bangkok, Thailand: Tuk Tuk Tour
Even at night, Bangkok doesn’t disappoint! Roam the city in a Tuk-tuk (very similar to our own tricycles), and experience the vibrant Bangkok nightlife.
The city is host to many night markets, which offer some of the best and most affordable deals around. Tourists can look forward to locally crafted souvenirs, vintage clothes, home decor and Instagram-perfect goods and products.
Bangkok is also a major culinary hotspot. Try out some authentic Thai street food, such as Pad Thai, Green Curry and Bha Mi Noodle. Cap off the evening with a taste of their local beer.
After a long tiring day, you need to wind down at a hotel that promises you a relaxing night’s sleep. For a list of the best places to stay in Bangkok, head over to thebrokebackpacker.com
2. Watch the Calypso Cabaret Show
Bangkok, Thailand: Calypso Cabaret Show
Aside from its rich cultural heritage, Bangkok is also a great place for live entertainment. Tourists shouldn’t miss the wildly popular Calypso Cabaret show, which has fastly become a must-see attraction.
The 75-minute show features music, dance, and lip-sync numbers, Hollywood celebrity impersonations (including Beyonce!), all in a spectacular display of glitz and glamour. The show tends to sell out quickly, but you can book your tickets ahead with KKday.
1. Get your well-deserved Bangkok spa treatment
Bangkok, Thailand: Thai Massage Experience
Tourists aren’t just after the capital’s temples and museums; they’re also there to enjoy an authentic Thai massage. And Bangkok has a thriving spa industry. Bangkok offers plenty of spa and wellness centers, including the award-winning Bangkok Oasis Classic Spa and the luxury Deverana Spa at Dusit Hotel Bangkok.
You can also choose your preferred spa treatment at Rarinjinda a La Carte Spa and so much more!
Whether it’s your first or nth time in Bangkok, there’s so much to do and so much to explore. For more itinerary ideas or travel packages, be sure to check out KKday, Asia’s leading travel platform.