Things to do in Bangkok
any of us may already be familiar with Bangkok, with the relaxing spa massages and great bargains to hunt. Bangkok is much more than that and a fascinating place to visit with many hidden gems to explore!
Bangkok offers a range of enjoyable experiences for new and seasoned travellers alike! Let's hop on a tuk tuk and go explore this land of smiles!
The temples here are magnificent and stunning to say the least. The beautiful architecture and intricate designs walled by pristine white exteriors and golden roofs. Go temple hopping and explore the different famous temples like Wat Arun, Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew.
Wat Arun is one of Bangkok's oldest and most spectacular temples. Located over the western side of Chao Phraya River, it stands over 80 metres tall and is renowned for its unique and colorful tiles that's originally made of broken pieces of porcelain from a British shipwreck. It's particularly beautiful when viewed in the sunset golden rays.
Home to the Reclining Buddha that stands at fifteen metres tall and forty six metres long, visit Wat Pho and be awe-struck by the intricate sculptures and carvings.
Wat Phraw Kaew
Also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phraw Kaew is considered the most important and spectacular Buddhist temple in Bangkok. The temple was built in 1782 and has been home to the Thai King for over 150 years. The Emerald Buddha is meticulously crafted from a single block of jade.
Hello Kitty House
The must-go for any Hello Kitty fans! Located within Siam Square One, Hello Kitty House Bangkok is a pink and prominent multi-storey unit everything Hello Kitty!
With a cafe, shop and spa within, come here for a full Hello Kitty experience! Feast on the variety of sweet treats before picking up some Sanrio souvenirs and wrap up your Hello Kitty experience with a manicure. Though you'll almost definitely be spending the bulk of your time snapping away for your Instagram!
Chang Chui Bangkok Plane Market
This places offers a nice selection of shopping, dining and entertainment, all centred around a decommissioned plane (hence the name) and with an artsy vibe throughout. The variety of street food, cafes and pubs are nicely organized into different zones and areas where visitors can explore, chill and hangout.
Rot Fai Market
Visiting the night markets in any travel is a fun and great way to mingle with the locals and experience the culture and food! Located at Srinakarin, Rot Fai Market is relatively new but has grown to become a favourite among both locals and tourists.
With plenty of food stalls and bars to hop around, you won't be short of good food here - from a wide variety of seafood like grilled river prawns with cheese or a seafood bucket to rainbow cheese toast and the traditional thai crispy pancake.
Another unique part of this market are the wide selection of vintage and collectible items you can find here. So grab some food as you go on an antique treasure hunt!
If you're looking for something more serene to spend your afternoon, then visit Wat Saket or the Golden Mount Temple. The climb to the top is a gentle 344 well-maintained steps, with amazing views along the way. It takes on average 20 minutes to reach the top at a comfortable pace. The reward at the end is a stunning and serene 360 view of Bangkok.
Shugaa Dessert Bar
Looking for a sugar fix? This 2-storey chic cafe is the place to go, offering an assortment of colorful and beautifully crafted sweet treats. The whole premise is designed around their main theme - sugar or sugar cube, making it a clean and chic feel, definitely Instagram-worthy!
These are just some of the interesting places you can find in your Bangkok holiday, there's still so much more to explore in this land of smiles.