Ever been to Thailand? No? Then it’s definitely time to go have a look at the local traditions, stunning architecture and vibrant street life! Bangkok, the capital, is a great place to start – and it doesn’t matter if you’ve visited the fantastic city before, there’s always something new to see and explore!
Pro Tip: Use the sky trains as your main means of transport, in this way you’ll not only avoid the traffic but also get to see the city from a whole new angle.
Have you started packing your bags and brushing up on your Thai yet? It’s fine if you haven’t, let’s go to Bangkok anyway!
A great way to start your Bangkok stay is going on a boat trip on the canals meandering through the city, where you’ll get to see fantastic buildings, floating markets or visit historic temples, depending on which tour you decide to go for.
Whether you want to travel by water or by land, some of the temples of Bangkok should be on your list of stops you’re planning on making. Go have a look at the Reclining Buddha in Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew (there are plenty of Buddhas around – no, really). These amazing buildings with intricate details and fantastic surroundings won’t disappoint you, promise!
While you’re checking out the green Buddha you might as well pop into the National Museum, where the beautiful history of Thailand is on display in the shape of gold treasures, ceramics, Khon masks, and traditional musical instruments. The collection includes items from prehistoric Thailand to modern times, so prepare yourself for some time travel!
Are as excited as we are about tasting the delightful Bangkok food?! Well, it’s finally time for your taste buds to go on a delicious journey through aromatic flavors and fresh ingredients! Have some fantastic Thai food at Tien Sin, try Japanese delicacies at May Veggie Home – and don’t forget dessert! At Veganerie in EmQuartier Mall, you’ll find all your favorite sweet treats – there’s no guarantee that you won’t get addicted, though. But, it’s worth it.
When the curtains open, you’ll be met with a lovely display of beautiful colors and craftsmanship as well as almost invisible puppeteers who through skillful moves bring puppets dressed in gorgeous costumes to life. The music is played by a live orchestra and the stories come from Thai folk tales – just make sure not to tell a fib, unless you want a slightly longer nose.
The second day in the beautiful Bangkok will be filled to the brim with great physical activities and amazingly fun adventures, so bring your bathing suit and that comfy yet sturdy attire, and let’s do this!
Don’t be silly – who’d forget about the most important meal of the day? Not us, that’s for sure, but should it happen you can get breakfast all day long at Breakfast Story. Don’t let the slightly unfortunate slogan (“Let’s make breakfast great again”) discourage you: at this place you can get delicious smoothies, gorgeous smoothie bowls and stack after stack of fluffy pancakes – and coffee, of course. So yummy.
Did we hear someone say wakeboarding? If that’s what floats your boat, then you’ve come to the right place because at Taco Lake, you can both wakeboard, wakeskate, and ski as well as find everything wake in their shop. Are you missing the beach, despite all the water fun? No problem – at Flow House, they bring the beach to you, and you can try surfing in a beachy environment, without ever leaving the city.
A visit to the gym will almost always leave you with a great feeling of achievement and exhaustion, and a visit to a Muay Thai gym, where you can try the national martial arts, will leave you knowing a little bit more about the Thai culture too, perfect!
This amusement park claims to be the World of Happiness – and they aren’t wrong. Here you’ll find super fun rides such as Sky Coaster and Super Splash, there’s a snow town for some frosty whiteness and a Giant’s House where you’ll get an idea of how Gulliver must have felt. There are also fantastically gorgeous photo spots – how about getting up close to mini versions of the Seven Wonders of the World or checking out the lovely Crazy Zone? Sounds pretty awesome, right?
After a whole day spent on your feet, getting a nice, relaxing massage will sort you right out. You can have a foot massage, one focusing on head and shoulders, and aroma oil or hot stone massage – it’s completely up to you. No visit to Bangkok is fully complete without at least one visit to one of the many parleurs.
Ready for another day of stunning sights, fascinating sites and a lot of fun? Great, because it’s time to explore the streets of Bangkok – both as a visitor and as a local.
For a city known for its vibrant street life, it’s fair to assume that the markets there are pretty good, right? Well, that’s incorrect. The markets in Bangkok aren’t pretty good: they’re pretty excellent.
Even if you’re on a strict no shopping diet, give this market a go anyway – its mere size makes it worth a visit. If you are willing to do some spending, you can find almost everything at one of the 8,000 stalls; finding the way out, that might be trickier.
At this market you’ll get the chance to find items that can’t really be found anywhere else – this is where the locals go to buy clothes and accessories that fit their own unique style. Since it’s for locals and run by locals, here you’ll get one of the most authentic experiences in Bangkok.
In Bangkok, there really is delicious, tasty, amazingly aromatic food on every corner. Have some noodles, munch on fried rice or wolf down a papaya salad – all your senses will thank you, and so will your wallet because the food is not only scrumptious and authentic, it’s also not expensive and the portions are normally generous. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it.
If you’re so crazy about the food that you feel a strong need to be able to make it yourself, don’t worry. There are lots of cooking classes around, usually found at markets, where you can also learn how to make desserts, or take a flower art workshop. Once you have it down, you can bring a little bit of Bangkok with you anywhere you go.
If you can’t wait to see the gorgeous temples, eat the delicious food and spend a whole day at Dream World, then why try? Book your own trip to Bangkok now, and do tell us all about it when you’re back!