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									Top 10 things to do in Bangkok
Flights to Bangkok from the UK are relatively cheap but often an additional onward flight to one
of Thailand’s other exotic destinations can be cheap or even free of charge when booking your
flight and is a great idea for combining a city and beach holiday.

Here are my top 10 things to do in Bangkok:

1. Dine at the largest restaurant in Bangkok
With seating for more than 5,000 and a staff of 1,000, The Royal Dragon restaurant in the
southeast of the city, offers excellent seafood dishes with an incredible show from the staff,
ranging from trapeze artists to walking on water.

2. See a kickboxing match
No trip to Bangkok should be without experiencing a Thai Kickboxing match. The two main
stadiums in Bangkok are Ratchadamnoen Stadium and Lumpini Stadium. Matches are most
nights but be sure to check-out the schedule and tickets start from 800Baht (approx. £16)

3. Experience Chatuchak Weekend Market
You can easily spend a full day here bartering with the staff and will be sure to find anything
and everything here, from souvenir trinkets to homewares. Chatuchak also has a large number
of food vendors so you can pick up lunch and even dinner for a very good price

4. Immerse yourself in the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
From 7am every day, head to the southwest of the city and experience the chaotic canals, filled
with colourful boats, all vying for your attention.

5. View Bangkok from high above at one of its many rooftop bars
Try the Sirocco restaurant and Sky Bar atop the Lebua State Tower and enjoy fine dining and cocktails
whilst overlooking the city. The early evening is a popular time to go but the sunsets can be incredible.

                     Enjoy rooftop drinks at the Lebua State Tower. Image courtesy of Lebua.
6. Enjoy a traditional Thai massage, or even better, learn to give a Thai massage yourself
At Wat Pho temple, the Thai Massage Medical School offers classes and courses in traditional
Thai massage so that you can become an expert masseuse. 30 hour courses start from 7,500
Baht (approx. £150)

7. Relax in the calm surroundings of one of Bangkok’s hundreds of Temples
Wat Kalayanamit hosts the largest indoor sitting Buddha in Thailand. Try Wat Saket for
magnificent views across the city.

8. Experience the thrill of the ride with a Tuk-tuk through the bustling streets
They aren’t comfortable and views are obscured by the low roofs but it’s certainly an
experience you will never forget

9. Cook some tasty traditional Thai dishes
No trip to Thailand is complete without trying the delicious cuisine that this country has to
offer. So why not try your hand at making some. The Baipai Thai Cooking School is just one of a
number of schools that offer courses throughout the country. Located in the Chatuchak area of
the city, The Baipai school offers classes from 2,200 Baht (approx. £45)

10. Take a trip down Khao San Road
This is one for the backpackers who love to get to the heart of travelling. From shopping to
street food and an abundance of nightlife, this really is the area if you’re after a very lively

                          Khao San Road at night - Image courtesy of Capital Mansion

Bangkok, capital of Thailand is a vibrant, colourful and cultural city and easy to get around. From tuk-
tuks to trains, and even a riverboat, make sure you experience all types of journeys here. Flights to
Bangkok from London start at £535pp including taxes, whilst a number of airlines offer direct flights too.

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