Bangkok has a ton to offer tourist from eating to shopping. It’s no wonder that for the second year in a row Bangkok is the most visited city. With a city as massive as Bangkok it can be overwhelming deceding what to see, do and where to eat. I’ve outlined the Top Things to Do in Bangkok based on my two visits to this massive metropolis. The Thai capital is predicted to host nearly 20.2 million international tourists in 2017, according to Mastercard’s annual list of most-traveled to cities. So now more than ever is the best time to visit Bangkok.
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Bangkok has a ton to offer for you foodies. From amazing pad thai to international cusinses you will not going hungry here.
- Bangrak Cafe- Great Authentic Thai food with great smoothies and cocktails.
- Guay Jab Mr Joe- Known for their rolled rice noodles in broth with crispy pork belly.
- Paste- This Michelin starred restaurant may be a splurge by Bangkok standards but for westerns this is one of the more affordable Michelin restaurants around.
If you are looking to party then you can gear up for a wild night in Bangkok. Nightlife here can get pretty wild its no wonder they shot the Hangover 2 here. Yet if you are looking for a more chill night Bangkok still has plenty of options.
- Park Society (Rooftop Bar)
- Zoom (Rooftop Bar)
- Sky on 20 (Rooftop Bar)
- The Speakeasy (Rooftop Bar)
- Red Sky – Centara Grand at CentralWorld (Rooftop Bar)
- the Club (Club)
- Royal City Avenue is a designated nightlife area where you will find a ton of clubs.
- Khao San road – This is a street in Bangkok that is just lined with bars.
- Hippie De Bar. (Bar)
Never have I seen so many massive shopping complexes like in Bangkok. If you are looking to up your fashion game the below are a good place to start.
From temples to cute cafes Bangkok has enough to keep you entertained for weeks.
- What Phra Kaew – Regarded as the most important temple in Bangkok, you can see our guide here.
- Wat Pho – “Reclining Buddha Temple”
- Wat Arun – Riverside temple with very ornante Prang
- Rod Fai Night Market– yummy eats plus hipster clothing galore
- Asiatique the Riverfront– unlike other markets you wont fond counterfeit goods here its cleaner and features a ferris wheel
- Lumphini Park– there is a ton to do a this lush park that lies right in the heart of Bangkok
One of the best ways to experience Bangkok is during one of the cities holiday celebrations. I got to recently experience Songkran in Bangkok and it was such an incredible experience that I would recommend.
- Songkran (Mid April ) Thai new year according to the lunar calendar. The whole city partakes in a massive water fight.
- Chinese New Year ( Late January to Early February) Boosting a big Chinese population in Bangkok the city has its own celebration for the New Year. Chinatown district is gorgeous illuminated with lanterns.
- Loy Krathong (usually in November) This is the lantern festival Thailand is known for and Bangkok has started to join in.