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Thailand’s capital city is a vibrant and bustling megapolis. For the passionate shopper, the megapolis houses all sorts of retail therapy options ranging from flea markets and weekend marts to luxurious malls offering designer goods. Wellness lovers can indulge at the city’s many spas—from massages in between shopping excursions at markets to luxe wellness centers. Heritage fiends will enjoy the many historical landmarks which stand as a testament to Bangkok’s antiquity and culture. Gourmands will love to indulge in authentic Thai fare
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Phraya River Cruise
Wat Pho
Spas and Wellness
Explore Khao San at Night
Chatuchak Market
Thai Cooking Classes
Nightlife in Sukhumvit
Grand Palace
Sample Street Food
Ride a Tuk Tuk
Wat Arun
Floating Market
Watch a Thai Kickboxing match
Celebrate Songkran
High seasons
Cool temperatures, no rain, perfect for exploring
Accepted currencies
Thai Baht - ฿ (THB)
1 Thai Baht = $0.0266 US Dollars
Last updated · 7 Oct, 9:50 PM
See & do
Art and culture
Food and drink
Historical significance
Wat Pho
The Reclining Buddha statue at Wat Pho temple mesmerizes visitors.
Tips: Your ticket includes a bottle of water that will come in handy as you walk about the premises.
Art and culture
Grand Palace (Wat Phra Kaew)
The Grand Palace complex is the former royal residence.
Tips: It is a beautiful place to soak in Ratanakosin (old-Bangkok style) architecture.
Art and culture
Wat Arun
A temple by the Chao Phraya river whose mosaic tiles shine brightly.
Tips: There is a small market right outside the temple gates, which offers bargains on artworks and handicrafts.
Art and culture
Watch A Muay Thai Match
Watching a Muay Thai match gives you a chance to engage with locals.
Tips: Enjoy the ceremonial dance of Wai Kru Ram Muay, which is performed before each fight.
Art and culture
Celebrate Festivals
Bangkok's calendar is teeming with festivals throughout the year.
Tips: Khao San, Royal City Avenue, and Silom are the places to be for water fights during Songkran.
Festivals & Cultural events
Raan Jay Fai
Bangkok's only Michelin-starred street food stall merits a visit.
Tips: Even after all the fame that has come her way, Jay Fai still cooks everything herself. So, you will have plenty of opportunities to catch her in action.
Food and drink
Chinatown Food Walks
Explore Chinatown's culinary secrets on tour through its streets.
Tips: Even if you are not an avid partygoer, you will still enjoy an evening out in Chinatown, strolling through the streets.
Food and drink
Sign Up For A Cooking Class
Learn the nuances of Thai cooking at a culinary school in Bangkok.
Tips: Some of the schools include a trip to a local farmer's market.
Food and drink
Sample Street Food
Almost every neighborhood in Bangkok boasts delicious street food.
Tips: Wang Lang Market and Chinatown are great spots for easy-on-the-pocket street food.
Food and drink
Experience Boat Noodle Alley
This alley houses shops serving a classic version of Bangkok noodles.
Tips: Find the shop called Best Of The Boat Noodle to try this historically famous slurpy treat in its authentic form.
Food and drink
Cafe Hopping in Ekkamai
Bangkok's boho-chic neighborhood, Ekkamai, is rife with hip cafes.
Tips: Enjoy the Japanese restaurants and shops at Gateway Ekkamai.
Food and drink
Go Shopping
Bangkok's malls and markets are always brimming with fresh stock.
Tips: MBK Center is the go-to place for cell phones and accessories.
Chatuchak Market
Chatuchak Market is more than a shoppers' paradise.
Tips: In this market, you will find massage salons and food stalls that provide some relief to the weary shopper.
Floating Market
Bangkok's floating markets provide a peek into local riverside life.
Tips: The local food at this known to be delicious.
Take the Chao Phraya River Cruise
Cruising is one of the best ways to experience the Chao Phraya river.
Tips: Several agents and online tour companies offer discounts on the cruise. Make sure to check with your hotel concierge or guide regarding these discounts.
Take A Ride Through The Khlongs (water canals)
See old-world Bangkok as you sail along its water canals or 'khlongs'.
Tips: Visit the Ton Son Mosque and Santa Cruz Church to see a very different side of Bangkok.
Dusit District
Filled with historic buildings, it's a haven for architecture lovers.
Tips: Suan Amporn is a delightful little park popular with locals. Head here for a quiet moment or two.
Khao San
Bangkok's backpacker district, Khao San, is eclectic and great for a night out.
Tips: Brick Bar is amazing for traditional Thai music, and this makes it a nice place to rub shoulders with locals.
Bangkok's nightlife has something for almost every kind of traveler.
Tips: The area is home to many rooftop bars like Octave, which offer amazing views of the city.
Jim Thompson House
Jim Thompson's home is now a museum showcasing Thai architecture.
Tips: There is a wonderful store with an extensive collection of authentic Thai silk here.
Historical significance
This ancient city near Bangkok is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tips: Ayutthaya is a large complex and requires a lot of walking. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes.
Historical significance
Lumpini Park
The verdant Lumpini Park is an oasis of calm in the heart of Bangkok.
Tips: Several cycling tours are organized in Lumpini Park.
Historical significance
Get A Massage
Rejuvenating massages can be enjoyed in almost every area of Bangkok.
Tips: Almost all shopping streets and markets have massage centers.
Get A Tailored Suit
In Bangkok, you can get bespoke suits that will make you look dapper.
Tips: A two-piece suit's starting price at a quality tailor like Narin Couture (in Sukhumvit) is $250 while a shirt costs about $130.
Ride a Tuk Tuk
These motorized three-wheelers offer thrilling rides through Bangkok.
Tips: Make sure to haggle hard and fix a price before you take a ride.
What to buy
Shopping for clothes across budgets is a hallmark of Bangkok.
$10 - $25
Thai Silk
Thai silk is one of the world's highest grades of silk.
$20 - $50
Spa Products
A wellness paradise, Bangkok boasts world-class spa products.
$10 - $20
Thai Spices
Buy some spices to recreate Thailand's culinary magic at home.
$5 - $10
Unique craftsmanship and exquisite design make Bangkok a furniture paradise.
$200 - $300
Home Decor
Asian-style home decor items make for fabulous souvenirs.
$5 - $20
Coconut Oil Products
The coconut features in several unique Thai products.
$5 - $15
Bangkok's markets sell Thai handicrafts bearing traditional motif.
$10 - $20
Coffee lovers can pick up affordable local beans and powder in Bangkok.
$3 - $10
Bangkok's markets sell trinkets, imitation, and precious jewelry.
$3 - $10
Food items (snacks)
There is always a good time for a dry snack in Bangkok.
$0.5 - $3
Thai Milk Tea
Sweet milk tea, served chilled, is the answer to Bangkok's hot weather.
$2 - $4
Porcelain Ware
Intricate Thai patterns on porcelain make for pretty souvenirs.
$25 - $50
Thai Liquor
Thai liquor offers you a unique taste of Bangkok beyond curries.
$2 - $10
Tiger Balm
This balm for all seasons is a must-buy in Bangkok.
$2 - $4
Eat & drink
Thai Curry
Coconut milk-based curry made with a spice paste and meat or seafood.
Pad Thai (stir-fried noodl…
Thai-style stir-fried rice noodles with a host of condiments.
Mango Sticky Rice
A combination of mango and glutinous rice topped with coconut milk.
Coconut Ice Cream
This cool version of coconut is best to beat Bangkok's heat!
Roti Gluay (street-style s…
Soft, fluffy pancakes that are filled with a variety of stuffings.
Fried Insects
Slithery snacks for those with an appetite for the avant-garde!
Pad Krapow Gai (spicy T…
A dish made with chicken stir-fried with Thai basil, chili, and soy.
Kway Teow Rua (Boat N…
Traditionally sold by vendors on boats, these noodles are a must-try.
Kai-Jeaw Poo (Thai-styl…
This Michelin-starred seafood treat is sure to satiate you.
Som Tam (Green Papay…
Spicy and sour, this salad is the perfect light dish.
Tom Kha Gai (Coconut-b…
A hearty soup with a coconut milk base and sweet and sour elements.
Tom Yum Goong (Spicy …
Tangy and hot, this soup is for those with a palate for spicy food.
Shrimp Dumplings (Wont…
Soft steamed dumplings stuffed with sweet shrimp meat.
An unassuming fruit on the outside with unusual taste on the inside.
Khanom Buang (Crispy …
Best described as a Thai taco with sweet and savory fillings.
Luk Chup (Mung Bean D…
These tiny mung bean-based desserts are designed like colorful fruit.
Tub Tim Krob (Water Ch…
Water chestnuts in sweetened coconut milk make up this dessert.
Miang Kham (Betel Leaf …
Miang Kham is a DIY-style betel leaf dish with a variety of stuffings
Yam Som-O (Thai Pomel…
Pomelo is the crux of this sweet and sour Thai salad.
Pla Kapong Neung Mana…
A whole fish steamed with aromatics like chili, lemon, and garlic.
Yum Pla Duk Foo (Crisp…
Crispy catfish mixed with green mango makes this crunchy salad.
Pad Kee Mao (Drunken …
A stir-fried noodle dish that's famous street food in Bangkok.
Braised Beef Fire Pot
A wholesome breakfast hot pot that's the perfect start to your day.
Fruit Juice
Healthy, fruit juices are freely available across Bangkok.
Food on a Stick
Meat and seafood on skewers are found in almost every part of Bangkok.
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Grand Palace
The Siam Dynasty's former residence is a must-visit spot in Bangkok.
Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
Wat Pho is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Bangkok.
Drunken Noodle at Jay Fai
This dish, along with Cram omelet, is the star at the only Michelin-starred street food stall in Thailand.
Wat Arun
Wat Arun is located on the banks of Chao Phraya River.
Lumpini Park
This 142-acre park is a breath of fresh air in crowded Bangkok.
Bangkok Skylines from the Golden Mount
Wat Saket or the Temple of the Golden Mount offers fantastic vistas of Bangkok city.
Airplane Graveyard
The Airplane Graveyard is ideal for off-the-beaten-track photo shoots.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
One of Bangkok's famous floating markets showcasing local life.
Lebua Hotel Sky Bar
Among Bangkok's highest bars, it was featured in 'The Hangover ll'.
Wat Benchamabophit
Wat Benchamabophit is known for its elaborate decorations.
Talat Rot Fai Market
The Train Night Market is famous for late-night shopping in Bangkok.
Mae Klong Railway Market
A market with an operational railroad running through it.
Chinatown is known for its street food and gold shops.
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