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Fun things to do in Bangkok - Engaging Activities in Vacation Hub Bangkok

As Asia's favourite vacation hotspot, Bangkok offers a variety of exciting activities for all. From boat cruises to surfing safaris the Thai capital's must-experience highlights are as follows.

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Go Kart Race Adventures

Tipped to be one of the most exciting activities available in Bangkok Go Karting is a popular sport among locals as well as tourists. Thus dozens of Go-Kart tracks have mushroomed across the Thai capital in the last several year making engaging in the activity that much easier. One such hotspot is of course Easy Cart, the city's most expansive Go-Karting track to date. Occupying pride of place along Royal City Avenue also known as RCA visitors of all ages and various experience levels can experience the thrill of racing first hand at the venue's state-of-the-art tracks.

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Cruise along the River of Kings

Often regarded as a must-have experience for all first time visitors, taking a cruise along Bangkok's iconic Chao Praya River is another fun activity for travel groups as well as individual tourists. Bangkok cruises are tailor made to fit the preferences of visitors and their tastes and tourists can opt for a night time tour or a day tour along the river where some of the country's most iconic landmarks including temples such as Wat Arun are located. Dinner cruises are a popular potion among seasoned visitors as this encompasses a delectable Thai meal as well as a sightseeing boat cruise on converted rice barges. Visitors interested in taking a cruise across the River of Kings can consult tour operators the likes of Anantara Cruises, Thailand to make reservations.

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Surf

Although surfing may seem an unusual activity in the heart of a bustling metropolis Flow Rider makes waves riding dreams come true in an indoor beach club in the centre of Bangkok. Housing a state-of-the-art wave generating machine visitors can experience an entirely new variety of surfing on a Flowriding encounter. As a sport that combines elements of wakeboarding and surfing this unforgettable experience on an inflated runway is a once in a lifetime opportunity to surf point breaks like the pros.

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Cycling Tour of the Capital

Often described as one of the best ways of uncovering the hidden gems and quirky attractions scattered across Bangkok a cycling tour is for biking fanatics with a sense of adventure and curiosity. Allowing visitors to explore the city's most intriguing corners at one's own pace cycling tours bike across breathtaking ancient shrines, fruit plantations and scenic sights to offer visitors a rare glimpse at Bangkok beyond the guidebooks.

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Spend an Afternoon at Lumpini Park

As the city's most expansive and first established public park Lumpini is somewhat of an icon when it comes to Bangkok's best leisure hubs. Sprawled across a vast expanse with a stunning lake and bridges and jogging paths lining its confines this lush and verdant corner of the city offers visitors a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Bangkok. Spread out in an area that exceeds 0.5 million square meters visitors can paddle boat across its lake or explore the park's flora and fauna, all in one afternoon.

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Learn the Basics of Muay Thai

Also known as Thai boxing learning the basics of this high intensity sport is easy as signing up for a course at the Muay Thai Institute. As a great form of self defence visitors of all ages and fitness levels can learn this martial arts form while vacationing in Bangkok.