Floating Market in Bangkok

7 Unmissable Things To Do In Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the biggest and best cities in Asia. As the capital of Thailand, there are heaps of things to do in Bangkok that are fun, interesting, and unique. You’ll find plenty of history here in Bangkok as well as some very relaxing options (looking at you No.7!).

This is one city you certainly won’t be bored in. Whether you’re here on a layover or longer, these are the best things to do in Bangkok.

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1. Wat Pho

For all your Buddha needs, including the largest reclining Buddha and largest collection of Buddha pictures, come to Wat Pho. This must-see temple is one of the largest temple complexes in Bangkok that also features lots of different murals, sculptures, and random objects (weapons!).

The biggest highlight here at Wat Pho is the massive, 46-metres long, reclining Buddha!

Wat Pho Reclining Buddha

2. The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace is just part of a bigger complex that also houses Wat Phra Kaew. It used to be a residence for the King and the Grand Palace today allows you to see only four of the remaining palace structures.

With over 210,000 sq. metres in this complex, it might take you a bit of time to cover most of this impressive lot.

Grand Palace Bangkok

3. Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew is a beautiful architectural temple that is attached to the Grand Palace. This temple is the spiritual home of Thai Buddhism and is one of the most revered places in Thailand.

Come to Wat Phra Kaew to check out the Emerald Buddha. A statue that is carved from a single block of jade stone.

Wat Phra Kaew Bangkok

4. Bangkok National Museum

The Bangkok National Museum houses the biggest collection of Thai artefacts and art in the entire country. From weapons, stones, textiles, clothing, and many other interesting objects, this museum encompasses everything important in Thai history and showcases influences from other Asian countries.

Check out this museum if you’re a big history buff or if you just want to understand Thai history a bit better.

Bangkok National Museum

5. Swing by a Floating Market

You can’t come to Bangkok without swinging by a floating market. Quite hectic and chaotic, these markets sell you various snacks and treats while they float and paddle right on by you. Enjoy a fresh tropical fruit or coconut juice in a coconut bowl at this floating market.

The best time to come is in the morning when you can avoid lots of crowds.

Floating Market in Bangkok

6. Visit Chatuchak Market

After your stop by the floating market in the morning, come on down to Chatuchak Market where you can get your shopping shoes on. This market is one of the largest markets in the world and has over 8,000 stalls ready to sell you everything from snacks to souvenirs.

Come here for a snack and buy some knick knacks here for your family and friends back home.

Chatuchak Market Bangkok

7. Get a Thai Massage

After a long day of exploring Bangkok, no one would blame you if you just wanted to get a massage. But since you’re in Bangkok, you absolutely need to get a Thai massage. These massages are help you rub off all of the stressful experiences in Bangkok and will help you feel reinvigorated and full of life once again!

You can get a Thai massage pretty much anywhere in Bangkok and it is incredibly affordable!

Thai Massage

James Wan

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, James has always had an inquisitive nature and traveling is now his biggest passion. His biggest thrills are visiting places he's never been to and exploring different cultures. James counts Athens, Tokyo, and Rome as the top three places he's visited.

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