My top 10 list of things to do in Bangkok
These are the things you shouldn’t miss on your travels to Bangkok!
1. Tour the Grand Palace
The Grand Palace is a MUST see in Bangkok. It’s one of the most famous landmarks. Make sure to get in early as there are always hordes of tourists here.
2. Visit the temple of the Reclining Buddha.
It is really close to the Grand Palace so you can probably see both in the same day
3. Take a tour of the Floating Markets or Railway Market.
There are several different options for the floating markets, Amphawa Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Taling Chan Floating Market, Tha Kha Floating Market. You can also visit the Maeklong Train Market.
4. Visit Ayutthaya for the day
A tour to Ayutthaya cannot be missed if you are a history buff or if you are interested in the Thai culture. Learn about the Ancient capital and the invasion of the Burmese. The Ancient ruins are definitely not to be missed.
5. Enjoy a dinner cruise
Take a cruise along the river and enjoy a nice dinner with great views. There are a heap of dinner river cruises on offer, to name a few – Chaophraya Dinner Cruise, Apsara Dinner Cruise, Bangkok Loy Nava Cruise, Bangkok Grand Pearl Cruise, Manohra Dinner Cruise, Ayutthaya Rice Barge Dinner Cruise and Wan Fah Dinner Cruise. We tried the Apsara Dinner cruise as we were staying at the Banyan tree, we really enjoyed it, it’s a great option for couples on their honeymoon or couples wanting a romantic dinner.
6. Take a tour to River Kwai and the Death railway
Visit the Thailand-Burma railway where thousands of POW and labourers died making the “death railway” during the Second World War. This area is rich with history. The bridge over the River Kwai is something I would recommend seeing
7. Take in a LadyBoy Show
There are many LadyBoy Cabaret shows in Bangkok. Calypso Ladyboy Show is one of the better known shows, its located as Asiatique, which is handy, you can do some shopping and take in a show!
8. Have dinner or a drink at a rooftop restaurant/bar
Have a lovely meal and see the best view of Bangkok from 61st up. There are several rooftop bars to choose from in Bangkok. Vertigo and Moon Bar , Park Society, Three Sixty, Sky Bar, Red Sky, D’Sens, Bluesky, The Rooftop Bar. My favourite is Vertigo at the Banyan Tree hotel, the food, the service, the view… all incredible!
9. Ride the Bangkok Sky Train.
Compared to the sleepy town of Adelaide, where we have 1 tram line going from the city to the beach, the Bangkok Sky Train(BTS) is amazing! It takes you from point a point B incredibly quick and you miss most of the famous Bangkok traffic!
10. Get lost…
Go for a walk and don’t take your map.
I hope you have enjoyed my Top 10 things to do things to do in Bangkok. I would highly recommend tours through Tour with Tong. When contacting her, try calling first as sometimes she gets 100′s of emails per day. She is a 1 girl show!