Best Things to Do in Bangkok, Thailand

Located at the heart of Thailand, Bangkok is one of the cheapest travel hubs in the world. If you’re visiting Bangkok for the first time, here are some of the best things to do while you’re visiting beautiful Bangkok:

Grand Palace of Bangkok.

Chao Praya Cruise. Enjoy the local scenery and culture when you cruise the Chao Praya River on a river taxi. Taking the river taxis is a great way to see the beauty of Bangkok. Alternatively, you can book a more sedate tour from any of the great riverside hotels, like the Shangri La, the Royal Orchid Sheraton or the Peninsula.

Weekend markets. If you love shopping, then you shouldn’t miss the Weekend markets at Chatuchak or Jatujak. It is located near Mo Chit Bus Station. It’s a great place for bargain shopping, as there are plenty of shops selling imitation brand name items, second-hand antiques and some great Thai souvenirs.

Day tour visit at the Grand Palace of Bangkok. Take a day out to visit the dazzling, spectacular Grand Palace complex. The former royal residence and surrounding beautiful gilded buildings and temples continue to have visitors in awe. See the stunning Emerald Buddha in the Wat Phra Kaew temple.

Holistic spa indulgence at Banyan Tree Spa Bangkok. Book yourself in a relaxing treat of one hour facial or 7 hours of relaxing pampering from top to toe. What makes the towering and highly acclaimed spa at the vertiginous high-rise Banyan Tree Bangkok interesting is its panoramic view of the city’s skyline.