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Updated by Andrew Pereira on Apr 28, 2016
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10 Short Things to Do in Bangkok – Best of Thailand

Bangkok is a fascinating city to explore. Following list deals with cultural and leisurely activities that will let you savour the best of the city. Read on and decide on attractions alluring to you.


Grand Palace and Wat Prakeaw

The Grand Palace was built in 1782 and has been the Royal Court and home to the Thai King for over 250 years. It is also the administrative seat of government. The Grand Palace is one of the country's most iconic attractions drawing large crowds of visitors who are stunned by its dazzling appearance. The Wat Prakeaw houses the Emerald Buddha; one of the country's most revered statues carved from a single piece of emerald.


Khlong Tour

The Bangkok Thonburi Khlongs are ideal for getting away from the crowds and savouring a part of olden day Bangkok. Enjoy vistas of stilted shacks, crumbling down lean-tos and traditional wooden shop houses as you cruise along the canals in a traditional long boat.


Explore Wat Arun

Wat Arun or Temple of Dawn is an iconic attraction easily recognised throughout south east Asia. Construction of the building was started in the early 19th century; it is built in ancient Khmer style. The most impressive aspect of the structure is the stupa, resplendent with ornate floral designs and beautiful glazed tiles. Wat Arun is a symbol that epitomises the birth of the Rattanakosin Period in Thailand.


Chinatown Market

A foodie's haven Chinatown is not to be missed for its culinary delights. The area is well known to offer the city's tastiest and cheapest food. Try it all; the famous Peking Duck, roasted chestnuts and exotic Birds Nest soup. The perfect partner for a bout of convenient sightseeing, are the serviced apartments Bangkok offers. These luxurious modern abodes are well serviced with kitchen, entertainment consoles and all amenities of a conventional hotel. Move to your own schedule and enjoy the convenience of an at home stay. Sukhumvit is also a great allure for foodies and shopaholics; the district which is within easy reach of the Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok apartment hotel is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bangkok.


Enjoy a Rooftop Sunset Cocktail

As the sun starts to dip wind your day up with a lovely rooftop cocktail. There are many rooftop cocktail bars around Bangkok where you can enjoy drinks and a bird's eye view of the surrounding area.


Asiatique the Riverfront

Asiatique brings you a shopping mall and bazaar all in one. What was once an international trading port has been transformed into one of the most alluring shopping destinations in Bangkok. You can reach Asiatique via the Saphan Taksin BTS Station. Enjoy browsing the 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants housed within this riverfront shopping mecca.


Soi Rambuttri

Soi Rambuttri is a laid back precinct reminiscent of Bangkok before the skyscrapers. Banyan tree shaded pavements give way to street kiosks selling just about anything.


Enjoy a Dinner

Relish the magic of the Chao Phraya River as the sun dips, by booking a romantic dinner cruise. Cruises take place on board a restored teakwood boat or luxury yacht and are ideal for experiencing the beauty of the Chao Phraya at night.


Soi Cowboy

This precinct is named after an African-American well known for wearing a cowboy hat and opening the areas first bar. This renowned red light district exudes fun vibes and is famous amongst all manner of tourists.


Party in RCA

RCA joins the hip nightlife scene of Bangkok. It is part of the Thonglor, Sukhumvit and Khao San districts where all nights' parties are the newest rage. Experience the vibrant fun on offer at RCA as you dance the night away.