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5 Places to Visit for Free in Bangkok – A bustling city with a lot to offer

Whether it's exploring traditional markets, shopping in chic malls, and escaping to the city's inviting green spaces, you don't have to break the bank, to enjoy everything that Bangkok has to offer. Read onto discover the five best places that you can visit for free in Bangkok, one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.


Bang Krachao

Bangkok is a bustling city with much to offer, but if you are keen to get away from the incessant traffic, noise, and heat, consider retreating to Bang Krachao, known fondly as the lungs of the city. Bang Krachao, features expansive green spaces just across the winding Chao Phraya River from Klong Toey. Once the settlement of ethnic Burmese Mons, this space consists of beautiful orchards and carefully tended gardens, which you can explore at your leisure.


Museum of counterfeit goods

The Museum of Counterfeit Goods is certainly among Bangkok's unique and interesting museums to explore and is well worth your time. Thailand's capital has long since been famous for its availability of counterfeit goods with an average person not thinking twice about purchasing fake designer bags, watches, and perfume. Do note that to come here, one will need to make an appointment, and tours are conducted on Mondays and Thursdays at 2 pm and 10 am respectively. The attraction can also be reached with ease from studio apartments in Bangkok, the likes of lyf Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok as well.


Ko Kret Island

Located towards the northern end of Bangkok, Ko Kret is an island located on the Chao Phraya River. It's famed for its traditional Thai sweet, Khao Cher which is rare to find elsewhere in Bangkok. The little island is only seven kilometers around, so it's ideal for walking or even renting a bicycle. Consider visiting in the morning to take in several Burmese monasteries, pottery shops, and quiet gardens, which will serve as a great escape from busy Bangkok.


Chatuchak weekend market

Originally a charming flea market that sprang up in the 1950s, Chatuchak is affectionately known by locals and tourists alike as JJ Market and happens to be the largest in all of Thailand. Here you can find an eclectic offering of everything ranging from clothing, jewelry, antiques, flowers, and plenty to eat and drink. Even if you're not keen on shopping, it's a great place to just people-watch and immerse yourself in a quintessential local experience.


Lumpini Park

Created under the patronage of King Rama the sixth in 1932, the Lumpini Park has been named after the birthplace of the Lord Buddha. Today the park is a delightful urban oasis and is a great place to visit to retreat from the heat of the day. Located in the heart of central Bangkok, there are plenty of shady trees where you can enjoy a picnic or even a nap! As a bonus, there are free aerobics classes held here in the evenings. There are plenty of activities you can do here such as boating and jogging as well.