-10 Things to do in Bangkok by Bangkok Food Tours–
There’re over a hundred of things to do in Bangkok recommended in travel guide books and websites.
These include famous temples like Wat Pho and Wat Arun, world backpacker hub (Khao San Road) or well-known shopping areas, Siam Square or Chatuchak Weekend Market.
However, if you love to do something much more wonderful than you know like these activities; learning Muay Thai, cooking authentic Thai foods, taking Tuk Tuk around the old town, getting traditional massage, experiencing real street foods, touching Chinatown at night and so on, we highly suggest you to follow our lists in “10 Things to do in Bangkok”.
It is not only visiting or taking photos but also doing things like a local and getting to know more what the real Bangkok is because there are all the best choices we choose for you!
Thing to Do in Bangkok #1
Ride a Bicycle in Bangkok Old City
Bangkok Old City (Rattanakosin) was founded 200 years ago. Its remnants remain popular attractions to travellers from all over the world. Bangkok Old City has its own cultural and architects that captures the attention of people across the world. Moreover, it is very popular with its traditional food and taste that lives from generations to generations that are still popular within modern culture.
Bangkok Old City is filled with various things to do such as:
- Reliving the Siam cultures
- Experience the ancient buildings and architectures
- Tasting the ancient and popular food of Siam
- Trying the exotic traditional food
- Paying respect towards the relics and knowing the beliefs of Thais
Every corner is packed with restaurants, local eateries, and of course, Bangkok’s famous street food stalls. The best way to learn Thai gastronomic culture is to taste various styles of Thai dish while wander into streets and alleys to see Bangkok’s culinary environs. Therefore, we team up with our friend at Follow Me Bike Tour to offer you a special program that brings you off the well-worn tourist path to experience variegated culinary scenes as well as a multitude of Bangkok historical sites. It’s a food tasting in the morning to become a Thai Food insider as we take you on our food & cultural walk, plus cycling tour in the afternoon to explore the city via a fun bicycle ride, all in one day! Our goal to make sure that you come to us as a guest, but leave as a friend.
***There various thing to do in Rattanakosin, let us guide you towards the most memorable moment!
Experiencing the Rattanakosin Bicycle tour with us!
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Thing to Do in Bangkok #2
Eat Street Food
Bangkok is one of the best street food cities in the world. You can enjoy delicious and cheap meals all day all night. Also, it’s the purest ways to get in touch with local multi-cultures. Street food in Bangkok can be found at various places and it’s basically everywhere, however, choosing the right place and food to eat will maximize your enjoy and having the best memories in Thailand. Street food are filled with various cultural food around the world, but most commonly found would be E-Sarn region food which has the spicy, sour, sweet, and rich flavor that combines perfectly. Furthermore, E-Sarn food has been popularize throughout the world with its unique taste and ingredients.
These are the things you will “Regret” without eating street food:
- Inhabiting the culture of Thai’s 24 hours food!
- Missing out the best food in the world – (Obviously, the cheapest as well!)
- Taking a video of the chef’s amazingly fast skills!
- Eating at the small table and chair with friends and families, having a memorable chat of the cultural differences
- Taking pictures of the exotics food to show your friends!
Lastly, having a memorable nights at foreign country is the best moments in life that will pass throughout generations. As well as, trying new things and eating different kinds of food expands your knowledge of the world since food is the fundamental of the country. Missing out on eating street food of Bangkok is not an option!
***Visiting Bangkok without eating street food is like visiting New York, USA without taking a photo at Times Square!
Experiencing the famous street food with us!
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Thing to Do in Bangkok #3
Sightsee the city by Tuk Tuk
Tuk Tuk is one of the most famous and traditional rides in the world. Tuk Tuk is like the cool version of London Taxi. Tuk Tuk offers tourist and local with Convertible Car feeling, however, passengers are able to take pictures sideways! Riding one will be one of the most memorable moments for foreigner visiting Bangkok for the first time with a touring of ancient cities, temples, architects, lights, and the fun rides!
Go beyond tourist zones for the most enjoyable midnight eating adventure.
- After the moon comes up, cruise along Bangkok streets via this city’s iconic 3-wheel, Tuk Tuk, to visit Bangkokian’s favorite places to eat.
- Taste a variety of savory menus, including the local favorite Northeastern Thai Food (Esan Food), the town’s Best Pad Thai, and the popular home-style Thai snack.
- Between the bites, visit old-town landmarks and temples for a different perspective compared to the busy day time scene.
- Discover the side of Bangkok wholly unknown to visitors.
***Discover the most traditional ride and eat of your life with us! (The perfect combination!)
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Thing to Do in Bangkok #4
Enjoy Bangkok Nightlife
Drinks Drinks Drinks! Bangkok has various drinks that is famous worldwide! Bangkok has more than 10,000 bars and pubs with different styles and combination of themes and music. In the city of Bangkok are various towers, skyscrapers, and hotels with each of those skyscrapers lies a rooftop bars that display the nightlife of Bangkokians.
There are various bars and pubs in the city to enjoy Bangkok nightlife. Check out these following areas
- Ekamai & Thonglor – Local bars and pubs venue (Age range density; 20 – 35)
- Sathorn & Silom – High-End bars and rooftop areas (Age range density; 28 – 45)
- Khaosarn Road – Local & Tourist bars and pubs venue (Age range density; 20 – 40)
- RCA Road – Local & Tourist bars and pubs venue (Age range density; 20 – 40)
- Nana – Tourist bars and pubs venue (Age range density; 20 – 35)
Enjoy your night at the venue and groups of people that you want to hangout with. Have a great night in Bangkok and party safely!
***Nothing is better than drinking a good beer with a good friend
Let us guide you to the exotic traditional bar crawl!
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Thing to Do in Bangkok #5
Take a Thai Cooking Class
Want to enjoy Thai food everywhere in the world? Cook! Reliving your best moment in Thailand with the most famous food by cooking it our own! Thai Cooking lesson could be tough for many tourist, since our ingredients are confusing and many herbs are included. However, rich flavor is an important thing in Thai food adding more wouldn’t hurt!
These are the famous Thai Cook that we recommend you to learn!:
- Pad Thai – Of course
- Khao-pud Krapow – Fried rice with meat and basil leaves
- Som tam – E Sarn most famous food
- Khao Soi – Chiang mai traditional food
- Kaeng keaw warn – Thai Green curry
***Would you like to learn to cook famous Thai dishes with a local chef expert in a beautiful garden?
Thing to Do in Bangkok #6
Muay Thai Training
Muay Thai is a combat sport of Thailand that is famous throughout the world with hardcore combats. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient.
Thing to Do in Bangkok #7
Chao Phraya River Cruise
Along the city’s spectacular Chao Phraya River is a wonder to behold. View the historical landmarks on a river cruise along the river and experience the beautiful sceneries in the evening till almost midnight. Breathing the fresh air as the river flows across your body, eating the most local food with cool breeze. Chao Phraya River is the most charming and romantic areas in Bangkok with the river view and nightlife lights sparkles, there is no place this lively.
Here’re restaurants with lovely Chao Phraya river views. Some offer cruises as well.
- Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok
- Lebua at State Tower
- Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
- Sala Rattanakosin
- NEXT2 Café
- Chao Phraya River Cruise
- Millennium Hilton Bangkok
These are some of the great restaurant that are able to see the magnificent view of Chao Phraya River. Furthermore, the restaurant itself offers an amazing combination food and its uniqueness of themes of displaying the river view. However, cruising over the Chao Phraya River with a delicious food is the best combination.
***Experience the local food with a tour on local transportation cruise with us
Thing to Do in Bangkok #8
Visit Chinatown at Night
Yaowarat, Bangkok’s Chinatown, is the World’s most renowned street food destination and the local favorite dining district. On this early night adventure, we bring to you discover the sophisticated flavors of Bangkok’s 200 years old community that is rich with Thai-Chinese tradition & delicious food. Yaowarat offers a variety of street food vendors to renowned Thai-Chinese diners. Between each tasting location, you will get behind-the-scene exposure of this unique neighborhood: meeting the food bazaar’s lively characters, hearing its memorable stories, and visiting religious and cultural landmarks.
***Let us introduce you to the best local street food night tour with us
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Thing to Do in Bangkok #9
Visit a Floating Market
Turn back in time and visit authentic floating markets. As waterways play an important part of traditional Thai life. This traditional Venice of Asia will offer you an experience of a lifetime with combination of great tradition food from the locals, souvenir to give your love ones from a trip to Siam, and traveling over the local boat through the river.
Awesome things you can see in floating markets
- Home-made boat engine (You will find a big transformer engine)
- Literally floating market (Food will be made on the boat)
- Unique style of noodles
- Very traditional Thai sweets (Even Bangkokians never tried)
- Last but not the least, the great smile of all the Thais 🙂
***You know you are in Thailand, when you experience the floating market in real life!
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Thing to Do in Bangkok #10
Get a Traditional Thai Massage & Spa
Thai Massage & Spa is one of the most famous worldwide for its quality and cost efficient. Thai massage & Spa can be found worldwide in the main city of each country. Moreover, Thai massage has a unique traditional massage that relaxes the muscle as well as releases the stress from daily life. The technique of the massage could be call “Thai Yoga Massage” which is the ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. Traditional Thai massage uses no oils or lotions. The recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the giver and receiver, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked.
Famous Thai Massage Spa in Bangkok
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