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Top 5 Things To Do and See in Bangkok, Thailand - Best places to explore

Bangkok is a bustling city that is vibrant and active with so many different things to do and see. While you might not be able to do everything in one trip here are 5 must-do activities in Bangkok.

1

Explore the Grand Palace and Wat Pra Kaew

No matter where you are planning to stay, be it at a fancy hotel, Sri Racha hotel apartments, a hostel or even an Airbnb it is a must to visit the Grand Palace and Wat Pra Kaew. Not only has this palace been the home to many Thai Kings it has also been the Royal court for 150 years. This place puts everyone in awe as the intricate details, the drawings, and the colours are absolutely stunning. Located in the vicinity is the Wat Pra Kaew which is home to the Emerald Buddha Statue, which is a statue of Lord Buddha Meticulously carved from a single emerald block.

2

Visit Wat Pho

If you are not looking to explore many temples and religious locations you can pick one that would be the best to represent them all and explore that temple and learn about the significance and everything about the temples in Bangkok in general. If you were to get suggestions many would recommend visiting Wat Pho. The reclining Buddha statue inside the temple is a stunning creation and you will also be able to treat yourself to a traditional Thai massage after walking and exploring.

3

Chatuchak Weekend Market

If you do not get to shop at an open-air market in Bangkok you have definitely not made the best of your time in the city. Somerset Harbourview Sri Racha is located in a place that has many street markets in the vicinity making it convenient for those who are on a tight schedule. If you do have time to spare it is worth the trip to go to the Chatuchak Weekend Market as it brings the whole city alive.

4

Visit the floating market

The floating markets in Bangkok are expensive but the experience is what makes the trip to a floating market or two exciting. From the point of the entrance, till you walk to the end of the canal the market is booming with life and colours. There are so many different vendors selling a range of different products but what you will see more often are fruits, vegetables, and greens. Damnoem Saduak is the most popular and largest floating market in Bangkok but Amphawa is also an exciting floating market to visit.

5

Take a cooking class

For those who love to cook and love to eat the Thai cooking classes created especially for tourists and foreigners are a great experience. Thai food is absolutely delicious and there is no doubt that everyone who visits Thailand wishes to be able to recreate the dishes once they are back home. There will be experienced Thai cooks who will provide the pans and pots with the ingredients and an apron so you do not get any stains on your clothes. Depending on the type of cooking class you select there will also be a market visit allowing you to experience how to select the best ingredients for the dish you are preparing to make.