Known for its history, culture and vibrant nightlife, Bangkok is one of the most spectacular cities in the world.
Whether you’re visiting for the first time, or you’ve spent time in Thailand before, you’ll always find something new and exciting to do in Bangkok. To start planning your next adventure, take a look at these top tips to get off the beaten track and make the most of your time in Bangkok:
Choose the Right Accommodation
Where you stay will have a major impact on how you spend your time in the city. Even if you plan on sightseeing for the majority of your time, you’ll want to ensure that your accommodation makes it easy for you to get around. When you select accommodation in a great location, like Hotel Sukhumvit, you’ll find that you’re minutes away from some of the best sites in Bangkok and close to transport facilities, such as Skytrain and Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang International airports.
Go Shopping in Rod Fai Market
If you want to pick up some souvenirs to remember your trip, Rod Fai Market is the place to do it. Located in the eastern suburbs, you’ll find the market nestled behind the Seacon Square Shopping Mall. Stalls feature and never-ending range of wares, from antiques and collectables to holiday kitsch. There really is something for everyone at Rod Fai and this old-school market has a relaxed and cool vibe that you can’t help but enjoy.
Papaya Studio Bangkok
Although Papaya Studio Bangkok is a thriving shop, it could just as easily be a museum or arts centre. Filled with stunning figurines, restored Vespas, authentic furniture and even life-size comic book characters, it’s well worth visiting this spectacular store on Soi Lat Phrao. Still unknown by much of the tourist crowd, it’s a hidden gem that you won’t want to miss out on.
Rama IX Park
As the largest green space in the city, you’d assume that Rama IX Park is likely to be busy at all times. However, this beautiful expanse offers plenty of room and rolling views, so it never feels crowded. The stunning botanical garden combines with a large lake and blooms from all over the world to transport you to a rural oasis right in the middle of the city. You’re more likely to see locals using Rama IX Park than tourists, so it’s the ideal way to get an authentic view of what Bangkok really offers.
Planning Your City Adventure
Whether you are in Bangkok for a few days or you have a few months to explore the place at your leisure, you’ll want to ensure that you experience the best of this world-class city. While there are plenty of high-profile attractions to visit, it’s worth exploring some of the lesser-known sites too. Not only will you get to see some hidden gems and experience the culture, but you’ll be able to enjoy the slower pace of life that tourists often miss out on in this thriving city landscape.