The Best 10 Things to Do in Bangkok

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and as much as it is a big city, it’s a crazy mish-mash of cosmopolitan, intensely rooted culture, shopping heaven, tourist treasure and culinary surprise.

It’s fast-paced and wild and the perfect place to start your adventures in Thailand. Let’s jump right into my top 10 things to do in Bangkok.


Chinatown is bustling with activity and more importantly a lot of cheap local eats.  There are a lot of hidden treasures here including food stands on the streets. 

Golden Mount

The temple itself is also quite unique, nestled atop a hill in the middle of the city which is what gives its commanding view of the city.

There are a ton of shops here if you’re into that. I’d recommend heading down to the basement like I did to grab food in the food court. Lots of food surprises here!

Siam Paragon

Wat Po Massage School

I was able to get an authentic Thai massage that was no frills.  Prices are cheap, surroundings aren’t the most luxurious but they get the job done there!

Rooftop Bars

There are quite a few to choose from including Sky Bar at Sirocco and Moon Bar at the Banyan Tree Hotel. 

Chatuchak Weekend Market

It’s a crazy market that you can pretty much call a flea market on steroids.  The amount of space this market covers is just incredible.

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