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Things to do During a Bangkok Business Trip

while the majority of your time will be taken up by meetings and conferences, any free time can be put to good use by exploring the following options. Ranging from river cruises and theatre to visits to museums, a fit can be found for every interest.

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River Cruises

River Cruises

A river cruise is a wonderful way to both relax as well as take in the sights in Thailand. Fondly named the Venice of the East, transport in Bangkok was formally through narrow canals and waterways. Though, in modern times, this has reduced greatly, river cruises still exist and provides all with the opportunity to explore Bangkok in a unique manner.

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Take in a Classical Dance - Drama Show

Take in a Classical Dance - Drama Show

Take in the essence of the Thai culture by opting to witness a dance-drama in Bangkok. One can choose from Phichet Kluncheun, Lakhon Nok, Lakhon Nai and Khon. Opt for Likay if music and literature is your forte and enjoy a local folk opera.

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Local Cuisine

Local Cuisine

For those who wish to get away from the stuffy banquet meals offered during their business trips, local delicacies work like a charm. If you can handle a healthy degree of spice, street vendors sell an assortment of items ranging from salads and rice to meat cooked in a variety of forms.

Opt for Spa Treatments

While many hotels such as Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites offer swimming and sauna facilities for their guests, nothing can match the soothing experience delivered by an excellent spa treatment. Unwind after a stressful business meeting at one of the multitude of spas in Bangkok and return to Bangkok Serviced Apartments relaxed beyond measure.

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Head over to the Beach

Head over to the Beach

If you have some time left after a tiring business trip in Bangkok, leave the city for a day and check in at a beach side resort to soak up some well deserved golden rays. With pristine beaches where the ocean sparkles, relaxation is not an option but is simply mandatory!

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Sightseeing

Sightseeing

When on a business trip, there is not much time to spare. As a result, it is essential to reduce all sightseeing ventures to the most important and striking ones. Therefore, visiting Wat Kalayanamit and Wat Suthat can be recommended for both these temples are home to some of the most stunning Buddha statues in the country.

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Art

Art

Nothing replenishes the soul like an aesthetic distraction. Those with a special interest in art can head over to the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre which displaces some truly unique pieces that is bound to inspire you.

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Visit Chinatown

Visit Chinatown

For a completely different atmosphere, head over to China Town and enjoy Chinese cuisine as you stroll along the sidewalk. Make your way to Pak Klong Talad for the flower market for half an hour of floral bliss and enjoy the spectacular array of blooms on offer.

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Bang Krajao

Bang Krajao

For a glimpse into what Thailand must have looked like prior to commercial development and urbanisation, make some time to visit Bang Krajao. Located in the heart of the jungle, one can witness stilt houses and observe how the locals carry on in their daily lives outside the city.

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Museums

Museums

Bangkok, being the capital of Thailand, boasts of a number of museums. Depending on how much time one has, one can opt to visit the Bangkok National Museum which provides guests with an overview of Thai history, as well as the Bangkok Folk Museum and the Bank of Thailand Museum.