Top 10 things to do in Bangkok ร 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 environment. 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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