What to Do When Traveling Around Bangkok

Whether you're into sightseeing, shopping, dining, or nightlife, Bangkok has something for everyone. Some must-see attractions include the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and the Floating Market. [...]

Whether you’re into sightseeing, shopping, dining, or nightlife, Bangkok has something for everyone. Some must-see attractions include the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and the Floating Market. There are also plenty of malls and markets where you can find everything from souvenirs to luxury items at bargain prices. And when it comes time to eat, Bangkok offers a variety of delicious Thai cuisine as well as international fare. If you are thinking about traveling to Bangkok, but aren’t sure what to do while you’re there, you can check out Bangkok Attractions. There’s just so much to see and do in the Big Mango, that we’ve compiled a list of the best places and activities to check out while you are in Bangkok.

Visit the National Museum

One of the first places that you should consider visiting when traveling around Bangkok would be the National Museum. Not only will you be able to see artifacts that are quite old, but you’ll also be able to get an understanding of the culture that you are experiencing. The best day to visit the museum would be on a Thursday since you will be given a tour in English. 

Shop at Siam Paragon

The next destination that you should visit when traveling around Bangkok would be the Siam Paragon. To say that this shopping mall is massive would be a huge understatement; in addition to the more than 250 stores, there is also a multiplex cinema and even an aquarium. There are also many high-end stores, so you should be prepared to pack quite a full wallet.

Stroll Through Chatuchak Market

If visiting the Siam Paragon mall wasn’t exactly your cup of tea, and you are searching for something more local and authentic, then you should look no further than Chatuchak Market. This market is one of the largest markets in the world and you can find over 8,000 stalls that span the 27 acres of land the market is situated on. 

Lumpini Park

Even for the worst shopaholic, shopping can get very boring after some time. One of the best ways that you can recharge your batteries, especially if you are overwhelmed with the number of people visiting the malls and markets, is by strolling through Lumpini Park. Not only is this park extremely beautiful, but it’s a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, and is also the perfect location to take amazing photographs.

Sathorn Unique Tower

Another location that you could visit if you want to experience something quite surreal would be the Sathorn unique tower. This tower is an unfinished skyscraper. The skyscraper was being built, but when the financial crisis hit, the construction of the tower was halted and never continued. It’s quite surreal to see a half-finished massive skyscraper in the middle of the city that is being overgrown with plants and bushes.

Try Out the Street Food

One of the best things that you can do when traveling around Bangkok is to try out the local street food. Sure, you can get an idea of the culture and the food whilst eating at the many restaurants, but there is just something much more authentic about trying out the street food. The great thing about trying out the street food in Bangkok is that there is a way bigger variety than you would find in a restaurant.

Dusit Zoo

Another place that you definitely should add to your travel itinerary when visiting Bangkok is Dusit Zoo. The zoo has been open for around 60 years and happens to be the oldest zoo in Thailand. This is a great place to visit if you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy city streets and take in some nature. There are many animals that you can find at this zoo, such as alligators, monkeys, lions, penguins, monkeys, kangaroos, and lions, among more. 

The Sky Train

The last thing on this list that you should consider doing whilst in Bangkok is making use of the Sky Train. Of all the methods of travel that you can use to get around Bangkok, the Sky Train is one of the best. Not only because the sky train will take you directly to your destination since it is above the street, but there is also just something amazing about whizzing above traffic with the view of Bangkok speeding past.

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