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Top 5 places to visit around Bangkok – Explore Bangkok

Bangkok is famous for its bustling city and glamorous shopping centres. Here is a list of exciting places to visit on your next trip to Bangkok.



This is the ideal place for all the party people. Pattaya is extremely popular for the party streets it has. With the lighted streets and the sleazy bars, the perfect atmosphere for a wild night out is created. This is also known as Thailand's adventure capital. If you are an adrenaline junkie, check out the outdoor activities they have. Bungee jumping, sky diving, scuba diving, snorkelling, and diving are some of the most common sports you can find in Pattaya. There are many cultural attractions here as well. You can visit here with your family and go on island tours. Pattaya is 2 hours from Bangkok.


Hua Hin

Hua Hin is perfect for those who want to have some quality time relaxing with your friends and family. The beaches are white and pristine and it's bustling with travellers from around the world. There are many street food stalls and lively waterholes on the beach and they are the highlight of the beach. Hua Hin is a 4-hour drive from Bangkok. For the best seafood in Bangkok, this is where you should visit.


Koh Samet

Koh Samet is an island as scenic as Phuket, only a 3-hour drive away from Bangkok. This island offers you everything; crystal blue waters, white beaches, an impressive nightlife scene and a myriad of water sports. The beach is packed on weekends. You can spend all day in Koh Samet and yet come to your studio apartment in Bangkok in the night. Most hotels and service apartments such as Adelphi Suits have shuttles going to the island. However, if you want to spend the night here make sure you book a hotel at least 2 weeks before the trip.



If you're a history geek, you will fall in love with this town. The town is popular because of the bridge that was built by the Allied POWs. It was at first connected to the railway network of Burma. The bridge is called the 'Death Railway'. There's a movie of the same name about this bridge. The ruins in the town add to its rustic beauty. There are many national parks in this town such as Erwan National Park. It has a shockingly beautiful waterfall which has seven tiers. You can hike to the top of it and it will surely be a wonderful experience. Once you go deeper into the town, you'll be surprised with the caves and the streams that flow by the village.



This used to be one of the grandest cities in Asia and a flourishing capital of Thailand. Now all that's left of the city is the ruins of old buildings. There are many travellers visiting this iconic city every day. You can rent a bicycle and paddle your way into these architectural marvels. If you want to explore every nook and corner of Ayutthaya, you will need more than one day. There are more ruins in this city than any other place in Bangkok.