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Top 10 Things to Do and See in Bangkok - Must Experience Attractions and Activities in Bangkok

As one of Asia's most dynamic tourist hotspots, there's much to do and see during a holiday in the Thai capital. Here are ten must-experience highlights all visitors must enjoy when in Bangkok.

1

Sign Up for a River Cruise

Tipped to be one of the best ways to discover Bangkok, enjoying a river cruise along the Chao Praya River is a must for first-time visitors to the city. Travelling along the River of Kings by day or night on converted rice barges is not only a treat for the senses but also the perfect introduction to the city and its key landmarks which are located on either bank of the river.

2

Visit the Bangkok National Museum

As an attraction that is not just reserved for history buffs, a tour of the Bangkok National Museum is a great way to acquaint yourself with the legacy and the heritage of the Thai capital. With ancient and exquisite relics and artworks on display the museum documents the evolution of the city with engaging showcases.

3

Enjoy a Temple Tour

Home to Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn, Wat Pho, Wat Traimit and Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok is a one-stop cultural Mecca for those in search of ancient structures and iconic religious edifices. Hop on and off the riverboats are explored the many breathtaking temples lining the shores of the Chao Praya during the day.

4

Explore the Floating Markets

Occupying the sklongs or channels of the city's main waterway, the floating markets in Bangkok are not only a retail highlight but a cultural institution in its own right. Selling everything from noodles dishes to fresh fruits and veggies from boats, this marketplace is a must visit highlight for those in search of an authentic Thai shopping experience.

5

Hit the Shopping Malls

Don't forget to drop by Siam Square to shop or window shop in some of the city's top department stores and sky-piercing malls. From Central World, Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery to Gaysorn and MBK, enjoying a shopping spree in Bangkok is a rite of passage for all travellers.

6

Head to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum

As one of the most famous installations of the iconic London based attraction, the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Bangkok is a star studded attraction like no other. Snap pictures next to the wax figures of beloved celebrities and experience walking the red carpet in true Hollywood style.

7

Spend an Afternoon in Lumpini Park

As the greenest space in the city, Lumpini Park is a spacious public park that hosts a plethora of recreational activities. Paddling boating on its manmade lake or reading a book under its towering trees or picnicking on its rolling lawns are just some of the activities visitors can enjoy.

8

Tour the Jim Thompson House

Famous for its Thai silk creations and fashion, Jim Thompson's House is also an architectural marvel as it is a teak mansion that has been brought from rural Thailand are reassembled in the capital.

9

Dine like a Local

Street food stalls are not only a staple along Bangkok's busy roads and lanes but the best way to dine your way through the city. From crispy pancakes to fresh juices and plates of pad Thai, wining and dining has never been this easy.

10

Dance the Night Away

As a city renowned as Asia's party capital rooftop bars and lounges are not the only highlights of a night out in Bangkok. From Glow, Route 66 and Demo to Ku De Ta and Onyx, dancing the night away in Bangkok is a five-star affair that is not just reserved for those based in Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel or any other luxury hotel in Silom Bangkok.

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