Last updated: September 27, 2018
Are you traveling to Bangkok? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Bangkok as a tourist! People come here from all over the world, either by plane, train or bus. It’s a sprawling metropolis that connects the major hotspots in Southeast Asia.
The nearest country is Cambodia, and it’s quite popular to visit Angkor for 2-3 days in combination. It’s easy to do the border crossing between Thailand and Cambodia. We suggest that you opt for a bus because it’s cheap and convenient.
Khao san road
The backpacker mecca in Bangkok is without a doubt the infamous Khao San Road. Here you can enjoy bars and food in all shapes as well as shopping and other fun activities.
In one way, Khao San Road is the heart of Bangkok, even though you get a more local experience elsewhere.
The fastest and smoothest way of transportation in Bangkok. Another plus is that you get a cool experience since the Skytrain is literally going above ground, in the Sky.
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The oldest temple complex in Bangkok, and the biggest tourist attraction combined with the Wat Phra Kaeo, both for local tourists from Thailand and foreigners.
Despite the big amount of visitors, this place has somehow kept it’s tranquility and charm.
Most come here to see the resting Buddha, with a height of a whopping 15 meters and a length of 46 meters!
Wat Po is a Sacred place and the dress code is strict: No sandals or bare knees and shoulders.
A beautiful temple where you’re greated by 104 meters of majestic architecture. This temple is one of the most amazing temples in Bangkok, especially during sunrise or sunset.
Love Thaifood? So do we! While visiting Bangkok you should definitely attend a cooking class, and in Bangkok there are many to choose from! We recommend “Chef LeeZ Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok“.
Boat Trip along Chao Praya River
From here you get the chance to escape the busy life of Metropolis and explore the tourist attractions from the river. You can choose a private boat or go on a dinner cruise, or hop on the local boat.
China Town in Bangkok while satisfy all your hope and dreams of what a classic China Town should look like and offer. Here you will find everything from heaven to earth and you can easily spend several hours here.
Check out this travel guide to Indochina
Grand Palace/Wat Phra Kaeo
Show your grace for the Buddha in emerald that was found in the year 1434 in Chiang Rai. According to legend, the emerald buddha has mighty powers, and it’s therefore also one of Bangkok’s biggest attractions.
It’s a part of the Grand Palace, and you should know that the dress code is even stricter here than at Wat Po, so get here early to avoid crowds and then come dressed properly!
Central World Plaza
Bangkok is a shopaholic’s paradise, and if you like shopping you shouldn’t miss out on a visit to Central World Plaza.
Thai Boxing, or Muay Thai as it’s called in Thai Language is equally big in Thailand as Soccer in the rest of the world. If you visit Bangkok and want to experience some culture, then you should attend a Thai Boxing match.
It’s really cheap too!
Beach Escapes from Bangkok
While Bangkok isn’t really a beach destination, you might want to combine it with some other destinations, such as Hua Hin, Pattaya or Koh Chang.
A family-friendly destination about 3-4 hours drive from Bangkok. Here you can enjoy tranquility and some nice beaches. Hua Hin is located at the malacka peninsula, and are also famous for its many golf courses.
The climate is great, food is great and locals are more friendly, so it should come as no surprise that Hua Hin is our favorite beach escape from Bangkok.
A popular place among expats and tourists that has become infamous for its nightlife, where there are lots of prostitution and ping pong shows. However, they do have quite a nice beach, but there are indeed better places to visit in Thailand if you’re looking for secluded beaches.
Koh Chang has quickly become a famous beach escape from Bangkok for people wanting to combine the big city life with the tranquil life of resorts and palm trees. However, it’s quite a small island, so we wouldn’t recommend staying here your whole trip to Bangkok.