Have you ever had a friend visit Bangkok, Thailand? If you have, then you would have probably had to endure countless conversations where they urge you to “experience it yourself”. With no doubt, they are correct in urging you to explore this beautiful country with its breathtaking tourist attractions and activities.
The beauty of this country is fuelled by its history. As Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country that has not been colonized by a European country, it still possesses its remarkable authenticity. This is evident by the 11,000,000 yearly non-resident visitors who come to explore Bangkok’s rich beauty. Thailand is also home to a lot of breath-taking islands and visitors to Bangkok can access these islands through various channels.
We have compiled a list of the top 5 things for you to do on your long-awaited vacation to Bangkok, Thailand.
1. Classical Bicycle Tour
If you’re seeking to truly discover the beauty of Bangkok, this 3-hour bicycle tour is truly for you. Not only do you get to explore Chinatown and the Chao Praya River, but you also get to cross the river by a pedestrian ferry which adds to this colorful experience. This tour is special as it is a unique way to discover shophouses and the historic neighborhoods of Thonburi. In addition, if you book a tour through a touring company, you will get your live tour guide.
2. Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway and Maeklong Railway Market
Explore the floating market of Damnoen Saduak is just fit for the shopper. Tour guides offer a tour around these markets for up to 6 hours. You will be transported by paddleboat and you get to discover the vibrant atmosphere of the iconic Maeklong Railway market as well as the additional visit to Damnoen Saduak Market.
3. Go Shopping
Bangkok attracts people from all over the region to partake in a particular activity – shopping. The city is a haven for shoppers, with high-end malls selling designer clothes and other gear, to vast markets selling just about anything you can imagine. Bangkok is also home to the world’s largest weekend market, Chatuchak, know by the locals as JJ market. While the markets can be thirsty work under the Bangkok heat, you will find plenty of refreshments to keep you going.
4. The Grand Palace
This is where the royal monarchy resides and has been the royal court for 150 odd years. This is therefore where the government of Thailand functions. It is home to several important buildings such as the Wat Phra Kaew and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
5. Street Food Tours
Street food can be found on pretty much any street in Thailand, and the variety of food available is incredible. Foodies should make a trip to Chinatown which has an incredible selection of Thai street food stalls giving you so much to choose from in a small area. Not all Thai dishes are spicy, meaning there’s plenty for people who need something milder.