What to do in Bangkok? 25 unmissable activities!

Chaotic, stuffy, unstable, but also so welcoming and warm, Bangkok, the Thai capital, is one of those cities that leaves no one indifferent . From peaceful temples to bustling markets, eDreams has selected 25 things to do to make the most of your trip to Thailand .

And if despite all our advice you do not fall in love with Bangkok , you can always fall back on the South of the country and its beaches among the most beautiful in the world !

1. Enjoy a delicious  Pad Thai at Thip Samai (313 Th Maha Chai | Banglamphu), the Pad Thai temple in Bangkok.

Pad Thai at Thip Samai Bangkok
Source: Flickr (Richard Moross)

2. Attend a Thai boxing match  (Muay Thai) at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium. 

Thai boxing at Lumpinee boxing stadium Bangkokm - Daryl Sim
Source: Flickr (Daryl Sim)

3. Discover the  royal residence , the throne room and the temple of the Emerald Buddha at the  Grand Palace .

Bangkok - The Grand Palace
Source: Flickr (Claude37)

4. Treat yourself to an exceptional Thai massage in the expert hands of blind therapists from the Bangkok Blind People Employment Foundation (2218/86 Chan Road, Chongnontri Yannawa).

Thai massage
Source: Flickr (Etienne Girardet)

5. Visit Wat Pho , the cradle of the Thai massage tradition, and its superb reclining Buddha.

Wat Pho Bangkok
Source: Flickr (Amit Rawat)

6. Buy juicy exotic fruits at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and discover the traditional trade in boats.

Bangkok floating market
Source: Flickr (xiquinhosilva)

7. Immerse yourself in the buzzing atmosphere of the famous Khao San Road , a veritable landmark for travelers from all over the world in Bangkok.

khao san road bangkok
Source: Flickr (Aaron van Dorn)

8. Take a leap in history on the  Kwai River Bridge in  Kanchanaburi .

Kwai river bridge
Source: Flickr (e-dredon)

9. Let yourself be carried away by the waves during a cruise in Mekhala  (old rice barges) on the Chao Phraya river .

Chao Phraya River
Source: Flickr (David McKelvey)

10. Mingle with young Bangkokians in the countless shopping centers of the capital.

Source: Flickr (Steel Wool)

11. Take a walk in the green lung alleys of Bangkok, Lumphini Park .

Source: flickr (Axel Drainville)

12. Spend thousands of Bahts at the weekend market of Chattuchak , the largest market in Thailand (open Friday from 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

Chattuchak Market Bangkok
Source: Flickr (kPluto)

13. Have a drink on the superb terrace of the Vertigo at the Banyan Tree Hotel  and enjoy the panorama of the city.

Vertigo Bar Bangkok terrace
Source: Flickr (Travel Aficionado)

14. Discover the street food of vibrant Chinatown in Bangkok and fly to China in a few bites.

Cockles dish at Bangkok's Chinatown
Source: Flickr (vinylmeister)

15. Walk in the footsteps of King Rama V at the Vimanmek Residence.

Residence Vimanmek Bangkok
Source: Flickr (Axel Drainville)

16. Cultivate at the National Museum in Bangkok and discover the history of Thailand, its culture and traditions.

Source: Flickr (marianabigail)

17. Get drunk on delicious scents at Thewet flower market .

Bangkok flower market
Source: Flickr (mookE)

18. Admire the beauty of traditional Thai architecture at the Jim Thomson House .

Jim Thompson Bangkok House
Source: Flickr (marianabigail)

19. Rave about the kinaries (female birds) of the roofs of  Wat Arun , the Temple of Dawn.

Source: Flickr (Justin Gaurav Murgai)

20. Climb aboard a Tuk tuk , the most Thai of all means of transport, and discover the fast-paced pace of the city’s streets.

Source: Flickr (Jose Hernandez)

21. Get wet during Songkran , the Thai New Year.

Source: Flickr (Anthony Bouch)

22. Buy natural silk in one of the many craft factories in Bangkok.

Source: Flickr (Scott Hadfield)

23. Let yourself be carried away by the enchanting rhythms of traditional Thai dances .

Thai dancer
Source: Flickr (rumpelstiltskin1)

24. Learn a few words of Thai to be able to chat with the locals.

Learn thai
Source: Flickr (Jim Stump)

25. End the day with a detour to Nana Plaza , the red light district of Bangkok.

Bangkok Red Light District

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