Bangkok is a wonderful city. I’ve been there mostly on business in a previous career, but have also been able to enjoy it personally with my husband and friends. In 2019, believe it or not, Bangkok was the most visited city in the world by international visitors! Bangkok receives more than 20 million visitors a year.
There’s so much to see and do in this exciting vibrant city and here’s a list of 13 great experiences to consider when you go!
1. Get a Thai beer at a rooftop bar
Bangkok is full of great clubs, pubs, and rooftop bars. The rooftop bars have some of the most magnificent views of the city, especially at night.
2. Cruise down the Chao Phraya River
Take a river cruise down the Chao Phraya River for more beautiful views of Bangkok. Night or day, the views are majestic. Plus, you'll get to see some of the city's historical sites along the way.
3. Visit the Grand Palace
This impressive palace is a must-see. Not only is it Bangkok's most famous attraction, but it represents over 200 years of royalty.
4. Wander the streets of Chinatown
In one of the oldest parts of the city lies Chinatown, a lively district great shopping, restaurants, bars, and entertainment.
5. Check out the reclining Buddha
Visit Wat Pho to see the reclining Buddha and the most extensive assortment of Buddha statues in the country
6. Go to a floating market
Floating markets are widespread in Bangkok. Most of the vendors are women, and they sell items such as produce, jewelry, and flowers from their boats.
7. Head to Soi Cowboy
This less intense red light district isn't any less exciting than the others throughout Bangkok. Enjoy lots of loud music, entertainment, adult beverages, go-go bars, and bright lights.
8. Try the street food
The street food in Bangkok is some of the best yet most unique cuisines in the world. From fried chicken to fried scorpions, you never know what you will find to snack on.
9. Go shopping at a mall
Bangkok has some impressive shopping malls, including the Siam Paragon, MBK, and Central World.
10. Visit the Temple of Dawn
Near the Chao Phraya River, visit Wat Arun. It is one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok.
11. Go to Ayutthaya Historical Park
Although it is right outside of Bangkok, you absolutely must visit the Ayutthaya Historical Park, given the opportunity. These ruins are a magical secret that doesn't receive many visitors.
12. Ride a Tuk-Tuk
Tuk-tuks are a fun way to get around the city. The small size of a tuk-tuk makes it possible to avoid traffic jams and get to wherever you need to go in a hurry.
13. Explore Lumpini Park
Lumpini Park is a great place to unwind a little and also one of the largest city parks in Thailand. With all the crowds and commotion in Bangkok's downtown area, the park is a beautiful green escape.
When you’re ready to start planning your travel to Bangkok, let me know and I’ll be happy to help!