Top 15 Things To Do in Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok is Thailand’s Capital city for over 200 years now. This city is one of the world’s top destinations for international travellers. Bangkok offers a fascinating yet sometimes chaotic rush of sensory stimulation- from its exotic sights, world-class shopping malls, all-around spas, golden temples, delicious michelin-starred cuisines, complex of state-of-the-art public transport and amazing people. Most nationalities can visit this city visa-free for 30 days (Just google if your nationality is included). Here are our Top 15 suggested interesting things that you can do in Bangkok (in no particular order). Please let us know if some of your favorites are not yet here. We will definitely update this blog from time to time as we try more of your suggestions.

1.) Visit their Palaces

There are two palaces you can visit in Bangkok City. The first one is The Grand Palace which has been the royal residence of the Kings of Siam since 1700s. The architectural details of the palace is a must-see. Read our blog here about The Royal Grand Complex (Swipe below photo for more pictures). The second one is Wiman Pek Palace which means Palace in the Clouds. This palace is pieced together from golden teak without a single nail and houses fine and rare pieces of antique collection.

2.) Cruise at Chao Phraya River

The Chao Phraya River is also known as The River of Kings. This river has been the grand entrance of Royalties during ancient times. Riding a cruise at Chao Phraya River can be the best way to be introduced to the Capital City of Thailand.  (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

3.) Hotel Staycations

With the growing number of visitors staying in this popular metropolis, there are about 3000 hotels you can choose from. We are enlisting some of the interesting hotels we have stayed or taken note in our bucket list. Some of our top favorites would be Nappiness hotel and Lub d Bangkok Siam. Read our blog here. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

4.) Food trip

Bangkok is well-known for diverse, authentic, and world-class gastronomic experiences. Some of our top favorite cafes/restaurants would be Restaurant Potong, Khao, Jedi Cafe & Bar, View Rooftop Bar Novotel Platinum and Suppaniga Dinner Cruise. Read our blog here. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

5.) Wear Thai Costumes

You can rent Thai costumes and roam around Bangkok with a reliable photographer. Many businesses offer such services around the city. Just make sure you check the tripadvisor/ google/ facebook reviews of the business you are dealing with.

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6.) Temples

The temples in Bangkok reflect the heart and soul of this capital city. Part of the daily lives of most Thai people is to pay respect to these temples. Some of the temples that we have visited are Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Wat Bowonniwet, Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and Wat Saket (Golden Mount). It is expected that every visitor to a temple is dressed appropriately. Read our blog here. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

7.) Bargain markets

Bargain markets are famous in Thailand. Some of the tourists even buy a bulk of these products then sell it to their respective countries. Some of the bargain markets we have visited are Chatuchak and Pratunam Night Market. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

8.) Luxury Malls

There are a lot of brands establishing their shops in Bangkok to cater the shopping needs of its 11 million plus residents and 35 million plus yearly tourists. With this supply and demand, Bangkok is considered as one of the shopping capitals in the world. Read our blog here. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

9.) Top Views from Bangkok City

Every tall building in Bangkok offers you an authentic view of this top metropolis. Some of the buildings we ascended are Shangrila-Bankok’s Horizon Club and MahaNakhon, the tallest building in Thailand. Read our blog here. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

10.) Khaosan Road

Khaosan Road is one of the most famous streets among partying tourists. You can also find in this road the only McDonald in the traditional Thai “wai” pose. One writer even described Khaosan Road as a short road that has the longest dream in the world. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

11.) Museums

On a rainy day or humid day in Bangkok, visiting museums is one of the best indoor activities that you can do. You can visit more than 100 museums all around Bangkok depending on the theme you are interested in. There are museums focusing on history, on culture, on art, on science or any other topics you may think of. Read our blog here. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

12.) Chinatown

Bangkok’s Chinatown is one of the largest Chinatowns in the world. The area is known for incredible shopping options for textiles and gold and amazing cuisines. You may book a grabcar going to Yaowarat Road when starting your adventure in Bangkok’s Chinatown. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

13.) Study at their Top Universities

Chulalongkorn University, one of the top 30 universities in the world is located in Bangkok, Thailand. It is named after King Chulalongkorn, fifth monarch under the House of Chakri of the Thai Royal Family. The University focuses on three social development core principles: preparing future leaders, developing impactful research and innovations, and advocating social sustainability.

14.) Try their Public Transport System

Bangkok’s public transport system is one of the best in the world. You can conveniently go from one tourist spot to another tourist spot without so many hassles.

15.) Try their World-Class Bars

As one of the top tourist destinations in the world, Bangkok has more than 1500 bars offering unique and interesting ambience (from secret dens, intimate spaces, basement to rooftop, loud or serene setting). Some of our top favorites are OPMBKK and View Rooftop Bar Novotel Platinum. Read our blog here.

Additional Helpful Information:

Local time. GMT +7 hours. Thailand follows the Western 12-month calendar. Year designation, however may be based on either the Gregorian or Buddhist calendar. Religious and seasonal ceremonies are based on the lunar calendar.

Languages. Thai is the national language. Various regional dialects are also spoken. English is understood in Bangkok and major cities.

Thai names and spelling. As there is no standard for the Romanized spelling of Thai names and words, a variety of spellings may be encountered. In most cases, either a phonetic spelling or direct transliteration is used, resulting in silent “h”s and “r”s and thus Thai street and place names may appear with a number of spellings.

Business hours. The private sector generally observes a Monday to Friday 9:00am-7:00pm workday. There are, however, exceptions to this and it is recommended that you call in advance to check.

Currency Exchange. Available at most tourist destinations, shopping plazas, and hotels. Hours of operation vary.

Banks. Generally, full service branches are open Monday to Friday 8:30am-3:30pm (Saturday and Sunday for Chatuchak Weekend Market branches); micro-branches, found in department stores and shopping centers and which offer fewer services, are open 10:00am-8:00pm.

International Phone Calls. For operator-assisted calls dial: 100

For direct calls dial: 100 + country code+ city code+phone number

Low-cost rates dial: 009+country code+city code+phone number

Domestic calls dial: city code (Bangkok: 02) + phone number

Electricity: Thailand uses 220 Volts AC (50 cycles)

Bangkok’s Listing Guide- Hotels

A One Bangkok Hotel

Altea Regency Park Bangkok Hotel

Amari Boulevard Hotel

Amari Watergate Hotel

Ambassador Hotel

Anantara Bangkok

Anantara Bangkok Sathorn

Aphrodite Hotel

Arnoma Hotel

Asia Hotel

Astera Sathorn

Atrium Bangkok Hotel

Baiyoke Sky Hotel

Bandara Suites Hotel

Bangkok City Inn

Bangkok Palace Hotel

Bangkok Rama Hotel

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Budacco Hotel

Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel

Century Park Hotel

Chatrium Residence Sathorn Bangkok

Chaydon Sathorn Hotel

China Town Hotel

Citrus Hotel

City Lodge Hotel

CityPoint Hotel

CMYK Ratchada Hotel

Conrad Hotel

Courtyard Marriot Bangkok Hotel

Crowne Plaza Bangkok

Dream Hotel

Dusit Thani Hotel

Eastin Bangkok Hotel

Eastin Grand Sathorn

Eastin Lakeside Hotel

Ecotel Hotel

Egenia Hotel

Forum Park Hotel

Four Seasons Bangkok Hote

Fourpoints by Sheraton Bangkok

Fraser Suits Sukhumvit

Furama Silom Hotel

Galleria 10 Hotel

Golden Tulip Mandison- Suite

Golden Tulip Sovereign Bangkok

Grand Busines Inn

Grand China Princess Hotel

Grand Diamond Plaza Suites Hotel

Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel

Grand Mercure Hotel

Grand Millenium Sukhumvit

Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok

Grand Tower Inn Rama VI

Hansar Hotel

Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok

Holiday Inn Bangkok Ploenchit

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Silom BKK Hotel

Holiday Inn Sukhumvit 22

Hotel Muse

Hotel Royal Bangkok @Chinatown

Ibis Riverside

Ibis Sathorn

Imm Fusion Sukhumvit

Imperial Queen Park Bangkok

Indra Regent Hotel

Intercontinental Bangkok

JW Marriot Bangkok Hotel

Karnmanee Palace Hotel

La Residence Hotel

Landmark Bangkok Hotel

Le Fenix Sukhumvit

Le Meridien

Lebua Hotel

Lilac Relax-residence

LIT Hotel

Lub d Hotel

LUXX Hotel

Ma Du Zi Hotel

Majestic Grande Hotel

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Manhattan Bangkok Hotel

Maxx Hotel

Mida City Resort

Millenium Hilton

Miracle Grand Convention Hotel

Montien Riverside Hotel

Montien Surawong Hotel

Mystic Palace rooms in Bangkok

Narai Hotel

Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom

Novotel Bangkok Impact

Novotel Bangna Hotel

Novotel Lotus Hotel

Novotel Siam Square

Oriental Residence Bangkok

Park Plaza Sukhumvit Bangkok

Pathumwan Princess Hotel

Peninsula Hotel

Phachara Suites Bangkok

Pinnacle Hotel

Plaza Athenee Hotel

Pullman Bangkok Hotel G

Pullman Hotel & Resorts

Rama Garden Hotel

Ramada D’ma Bangkok

Ramada Encore Bangkok

Ramada Plaza Maenam Riverside Hotel

Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok

Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel

Riva Surya Bangkok


Royal Benja Hotel

Royal City Hotel

Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel

S31 Hotel

Sala Rattanakosin

Salil Hotel I

Shanhai Mansion

Shangri-La Hotel

Sheraton Grand Sukhumvit

Siam City Hotel

Siam Kempenski Hotel

Siam Design Hotel and Spa

Silom Serene Hotel

Silq Bangkok Hotel

Sivatel Bangkok Hotel

Sky Hotel

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Sofitel So Bangkok

Sol Twin Towers Hotel

Somerset Lake Point

St. James Hotel

St. Regis Bangkok

Sukhothai Hotel

Summit Windmill Golf Residence

Swiss Lodge Hotel

Swissotel Le Concorde Hotel Bangkok

Swissotel Nai Lert Pak Bangkok

Tai-Pan Hotel

Take a Nap

Tenface Bangkok

Thai Cozy House

The AETAS Bangkok

The Aetas Lumpini

The Davis Bangkok Hotel

The Emerald Hotel

The Four Wing Hotel Bangkok

The Heritage Baan Silom

The Mini Hotel

The Okura Prestige

The Park Hotel

The Regent Royal Place 2

The Royal Place 1

The Royal River Hotel

The Siam Heritage

The Tawana Bangkok

The Tivoli Hotel

Trang Hotel Bangkok

Triple Two Silom Hotel

Urban Age Hostel

Vie Hotel

W Hotel

Winsor Suites Hotel

Ibis Styles Bangkok Ratchada

Bangkok’s Listing Guide- Shopping Centers

Central Chidlom

Central Embassy

Central Silom Complex

Central Bangna

Central Ladprao

Central Pinklao

Central Rama3

Central Chaengwattana

Central Ramindra

Central Rama2

Central World


Bangkok’s Listing Guide- Hospitals

Bangkok International Hospital

Bumrungrad International Hospital

BNH Hospital

Samitivej Hospital

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