With so many activities on offer, figuring out the best things to do in Bangkok can be a daunting challenge. Thailand’s vibrant capital boasts some of the world’s top markets, temples, food and lively nightlife. After living in Bangkok for years, here are my favourite things to do in Bangkok, including some top restaurant recommendations. 

 

The best things to do in Bangkok are:

 

1. Visit Chatuchak Weekend Market


With over 15,000 stalls drawing between 200,000 and 300,000 visitors a day, Chatuchak is the largest weekend market in the world and something you have to experience. You can find everything from art, food, clothes, antiques and jewellery at Chatuchak and it’s a great spot for souvenir shopping. Don’t forget to barter, as you can get just about everything here for a lower price. Wander deep inside the market as shops around the main walkway, especially those with more premium items like leather or sculptures, are likely to be more expensive. 
 

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One of the top things to do in Bangkok is visiting Chatuchak Weekend Market


Chatuchak’s art section is our favourite, featuring beautiful paintings and handicrafts from several Thai artists. The heat and crowds can get a bit overwhelming, so we recommend visiting Chatuchak in the morning, or later in the afternoon. Viva 8 is a good spot to cool down, a trendy lounge bar serving delicious Paella (160 THB), ice-cold beers (120 THB) and enticing cocktails (220 THB). Chatuchak Weekend Market is open on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 till 19:30, a limited selection of shops is also open on Friday. 

For food, we recommend the following popular restaurants in Chatuchak Weekend Market:
- Paella at funky lounge bar Viva 8
- Popular Honey Roasted Pork at Moo Yang Nam Peung
- The original Coconut Ice Cream at Coco JJ near Section 1
- The sweet Thai dessert Tub Tim Grob at popular Tub Tim Grob Shop
- All these restaurants can be found in our Best Chatuchak Food article.

Nearest public transport: Mo Chit BTS and Chatuchak Park MRT

A more detailed overview of how to get around in Bangkok can be found in our Bangkok Public Transport article. 

 

2. Explore Wat Arun


Wat Arun is one of the most iconic temples in Bangkok. In every blog, travel magazine or Thailand travel advertisement they use a picture of the beautiful temple laying next to the Chao Phraya River. Visiting Wat Arun should be listed in your things to do in Bangkok list. What makes Wat Arun so special, is that it’s one of the oldest temples in Bangkok with a rich history. Wat Arun was rebuilt right after the raid on Ayutthaya. Back in the days, Ayutthaya was the capital of the Ayutthaya Kingdom and was one of the richest cities on earth thanks to tradings with West-European countries. Right at its peak, Ayutthaya got raided by the Burmese Army and the Ayutthaya people had the flee to what is now known as Bangkok. 

King Taksin ordered to rebuild the Wat Makok temple and named it Wat Arun, the Hindu god of dawn. Taksin pledges to fight back the Burmese army, which he successfully did. Later on, he ordered to place Thailand’s most sacred Buddha figurine, the Emerald Buddha, in Wat Arun. Eventually, the Emerald Buddha was moved to the King’s Palace, where you can still see it. 
 

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Visiting Wat Arun can be seen as one of the best things to do in Bangkok


Wat Arun is an 80-meters tall ‘prang’ with a Khmer-style architecture. Back in the days, Chinese porcelain merchants sailed through the Chao Phraya. These merchants threw all the porcelain overboard that they didn’t use anymore. Wat Arun is beautifully decorated with a mosaic made of this Chinese porcelain. Wat Arun is located on the other side of the river of Wat Pho and the Grand Palace and is easily accessible by taking the ferry at Tha Thien pier. There is no entrance fee at Wat Arun.

Nearest public transport: Tha Thien Pier

 

3. Visit The Grand Palace


The crown jewel of all cultural buildings in Bangkok is the Grand Palace. What Buckingham Palace is for London is the Grand Palace for Bangkok. And for that reason, you can already imagine how busy this place gets. Before jumping into more details, remember that you should visit the Grand Palace as early as possible. In our Bangkok Itinerary Guide, you can find complete itineraries with all these tips.

The Grand Palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam and Thailand since 1782 and is located in the heart of Bangkok, close to the Chao Phraya River. Nowadays, the Grand Palace is only used for ceremonial purposes as the King, the Royal Family and the Government were no longer permanently settled since 1925. The complex is 218,400 square meters large, surrounded by a 1.9 kilometres-long white wall and home to several important building. The most important building is the chapel of the Emerald Buddha, Thailand’s most sacred Buddha figurine. 
 

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The Grand Palace with the modern skyline of Bangkok in the background


The Grand Palace maintains a strict dress code policy. You can find this dress code on the Official Website of the Grand Palace. The entrance fee of the Grand Palace is 500 THB. As said, make sure you be there as early as possible. The Palace opens at 08:30. 

Nearest public transport: Sanam Chai MRT

 

4. Visit Chinatown at night


One of our favourite activities in Bangkok is to visit Chinatown at night. After about six, when the street food vendors are allowed to set up their carts (except on Mondays), this famous street transforms into a foodie paradise. Imagine fiery woks, bustling crowds, the smell of spices and bright neon lights. Wander around on Yaowarat Road (Chinatown) or one of Yaowarat’s Soi’s and eat until you drop. Afterwards, head to nearby Soi Nana Yaowarat (don’t confuse this with Soi Nana Sukhumvit) for some beers and cocktails. We especially like the rooftop bar Wallflowers Upstairs, gin bar Teens of Thailand or cocktail bar Asia Today.
 

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Chinatown in the evening is always crowded, as this popular area is a great place to find extraordinary foods.


For food, we recommend the following famous restaurants in Chinatown:
- Splurge at T&K Seafood, one of Bangkok’s most famous Seafood restaurants
- Try Thailand’s best Oyster Omelette at Nai Mong Hoi Thod
- Eat Bangkok’s renowned Fish or Oyster Rice Soup at Siang Ki Khao Tom Pla
- Treat yourself with a Thai-Chinese dessert at well-known street food cart Sweetime or popular dessert ship Aaii Waan Yen.

More food can be found in our extensive guide to Chinatown Food in Bangkok.

​Nearest public transport: Wat Mangkon MRT

 

5. Take a bicycle tour


Bicycle tours in Bangkok are a great way to experience an authentic slice of city life and therefore one of the top things to do in Bangkok. Cycle through small alleys, over canals and pass by local markets and rice fields. Discover daily life in Bangkok away from the main tourist hot spots, spotting traditional Thai houses and children playing hide-and-seek in temples along the way. Recommended companies include the original bike tour Co van Kessel and Grasshopper Adventures. They offer half-day, full-day and night tours led by experienced guides. While the day tours will take you further from the tourist spots, you can see some of Bangkok’s most beautiful spots lit up on a night tour. If you'd like to go for a bicycle ride without a tour operator in Bangkok, check out our article about cycling through Bang Krachao
 

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Cycling through these narrow paths is common at Bang Krachao.


 

6. Visit a Floating Market


If you want to visit an authentic floating market in Bangkok in particular, you should avoid Amphawa and Damnoen Saduak floating markets. These markets require quite some time to get there and to experience these markets to the fullest, you have to be there as early as possible as these markets get extremely crowded during the day to a point where it’s not fun anymore. For that reason, we prefer the alternative, peaceful Taling Chan Floating Market, which is much smaller and has an authentic Thai feel. The market lies just twelve kilometres from the heart of Bangkok and is reasonably priced. Explore two sections, the mainland area which is filled with stalls selling all sorts of local goods and the floating section with a few food vendors serving meals from their boats. You can also take a boat tour through the canals of Bangkok, that takes you to places you've never seen in Bangkok before.
 

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The floating market at Taling Chan is small, yet maintained its authenticity. 


An alternative to this market is the floating market at Bang Krachao. Although it’s more a normal market than a floating market, it’s still worth the visit as it has a huge variety of high-quality local products and foods. More information about these markets can be found in our Best Floating Markets in Bangkok. Keep in mind that most floating markets are only open on the weekends.

 

7. Visit a sky bar during happy hour 


Bangkok is one of the few cities on earth where it seems completely normal to place a bar on top of a building. There are hundreds of rooftop bars dotted throughout the city, some set at dizzying heights above The Big Mango. Come with friends or family to enjoy a drink in chic surroundings with spectacular views and music. For cheaper options, visit during happy hour, which often falls around sunset and is great for skyline views. 
 
My two favourite rooftop bars in Bangkok are:

Octave – offers 250 THB Beers and 390 THB Cocktails. Happy Hour is from 17:00 to 19:00 when cocktails are 'buy one, get one free'. 
Moon Bar – serves 280 THB Beers and 490 THB Cocktails. Happy Hour falls between 17:00 and 19:00, with 'buy one, get one free cocktail'. 
 

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Sipping cocktails during sunset at one of the rooftop bars is an absolute must in Bangkok!


These two bars have the most spectacular, 360-degree views of the city. “Sky Bar” at Lebua, which used to be my favourite, also has a superb view. However, since it featured in The Hangover 2 movie, it’s so busy you can barely stand. Lebua is also more expensive, with 690 THB cocktails and no happy hour. Most rooftop bars have a dress code, which means flip-flops and singlets aren’t allowed and guys should wear long pants.

 

8. Party all night

 
All the things your uncle Joe has told you about Bangkok are completely f… true. Bangkok’s nightlife is not for the faint-hearted and there’s always something happening in Sin City. From pool parties by day to late-night clubs, revellers won’t be disappointed. The city’s main nightlife districts are:

RCA – favourite clubs here include Onyx and Route 66
Khao San Road – our top bars are Khao Sahn 1986 and The Roof Bar (more details about Khao San Road's Nightlife)
Ekamai & Thonglor – the best clubs are Demo and Barbarbar. For pre-drinks, head to Ainu or Atmos
Sukhumvit Soi 11 – favourite clubs here are Levels and Insanity. Oscar and Above Eleven are great for pre-drinks and Latin bar Havana Social is also a good option.
Silom (LGTB) – popular bars include Dj Station and G.O.D. Enjoy pre-drinks and karaoke at Telephone Pub.

Bear in mind that the military banned all clubs from staying open after 2:30 AM, but Mixx is open the latest. Many taxis will give you a free ride to Mixx as they get a commission for bringing in customers. 
 

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Party on the streets of Khao San Road
 

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Or dance until morning at one of the clubs in Bangkok.


Bangkok also offers some great pool parties every weekend. The most famous one is the So Sofitel Pool Party which is held every last Saturday of the month at the infinity pool of So Sofitel Bangkok, which features stunning views of the skyline. If you’re in Thailand during Songkran (the Thai New Year) which is from 13 till 15 April, Bangkok transforms into one big water fight. The main party zones during Songkran are RCA, Khao San Road and Silom. The water festival S2O is also a great party option. More information can be found in our Ultimate Songkran Guide. For more details, check out our Bangkok's Nightlife Article.

For some after-hours food, head to:
- Pochana 55, which is open till four in the morning.

 

9. Visit the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho


Wat Pho is one of the most popular temples in Bangkok due to its main attraction, the reclining Buddha. Wat Pho is located directly next to the Grand Palace, making it perfect to combine these two during a day of temple-hopping. Wat Pho is the largest and oldest Wat in Bangkok, with a staggering 80,000 square meters. You can wander through the gardens and small squares first. You will notice the Chinese influence throughout the temple complex as Wat Pho is filled with several Chinese Buddhist statues. 
 

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The reclining Buddha at Wat Pho is one of the top things to do in Bangkok


Eventually, you will stop at the largest temple of the temple complex, which is Wat Phra Chetuphon. Inside the temple, you will find the forty-six meters long reclining golden Buddha. Wat Pho is an incredibly popular temple and it will be crowded inside the temple, but at the beginning and the end of the large buddha statue, there is a good spot to take a picture of the whole reclining Buddha. Wat Pho is also known for the Thai Traditional Medical and Massage school, which is located inside the temple complex. Visitors of Wat Pho can get a fairly-priced traditional Thai massage here. The entrance fee of Wat Pho is 200 THB. Keep in mind that there is a dress code, although the dress code is not as strict as the one at the Grand Palace. 

​Nearest public transport: Sanam Chai MRT

 

10. Siam Niramit


Be amazed by the ever-changing Siam Niramit show, set in the huge, 2,000-seat Ratchada Theatre. Every night, Siam Niramit tells the story of Thailand and its colourful culture in three acts: Thai history, religion and Thai Festivals. Learn about Thai hell, heaven, karma, and many more cultural topics during the show, which boasts 150 performers in 500 lavish costumes, as well as jaw-dropping special effects. Expect boats on stage, flying dancers, people swimming, spectacular stage sets and even real elephants. Although a bit pricey, starting at 1,500 THB per ticket, this is the most spectacular show we’ve ever seen. Both times we visited we easily booked seats through online resellers for 1,200 THB, which we found on Google. There are several types of tickets available, giving you different types of seats. In my personal experience, the Golden Seats are the best value. 
 

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Amazing performances at Siam Niramit


Tip for food: The popular train market Ratchada and all its bars, food and merchandise is just a 15-minute walk or two-minute taxi ride away from Siam Niramit’s Ratchada Theatre. In the next paragraph, we recommend the best food at Train Market Ratchada.

Nearest public transport: Cultural Centre MRT

 

11. Train Market Ratchada


You’ve probably already seen the pictures of this lively market and its colourful tents. Visiting Ratchada (also called Rot Fai Market, meaning Train Market in Thai) is one of our favourite things to do in Bangkok at night. The market is incredibly popular among locals and was originally set in an abandoned railway station in Chatuchak district, which is closed now. The new location is very accessible, set in the city centre next to the Cultural Centre MRT.

Train Market Ratchada comes alive at night from Tuesday till Sunday and is divided into three large zones with bars, food and shopping. Our favourite is, of course, the food section, where you can find everything from Japanese takoyaki to Western ribs, and lots of Thai and Thai fusion dishes such as seafood, som tam, grilled chicken, skewers, desserts, candies, Rotis, fresh coconuts, smoothies and more. 

At the merchandising zone, you’ll find your usual bargains such as phone cases, clothes and electronics. After you’ve eaten and shopped, head to one of the many bars to enjoy a cheap beer or cocktail. Many boast live-music bands and have a rooftop area where you can enjoy the colourful view. Frankfurt Bar has live music bands playing all night, while Sorry I’m Gay and Dot Box are our favourites. For more information, check our dedicated article about Train Market Ratchada. If you are looking for other night markets, check out our article about the best night markets in Bangkok.
 

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Ratchada Train Market with its iconic colourful tents


Tip: the market has another popular branch slightly outside of the city centre - named Srinakarin - that specialises in vintage goods. The market is not as easily accessible as Ratchada but is more spacious and less crowded. More details can be found in our article about the Train Market Srinakarin

For food, we recommend you try the following restaurants in Train Market Ratchada:
- Delicious seafood buckets at the popular Holy Shrimp!
- Scrape the flesh of the spicy pork bone soup at Tiao Mae Klong
- Devour a one-metre-long rib at Chef Tui Ranger
- Eat until you’re stuffed at Train Market’s large food zone.

Nearest public transport: Cultural Centre MRT

 

12. Watch Thailand’s best Muay Thai fighters


Bangkok is the Muay Thai capital of the world, so we highly recommend you attend a real Muay Thai fight when you visit. Experience roaring crowds cheering and gambling on their favourite professional Thai boxers. These skilled athletes mostly come from the poorer Isaan region and often fight to support their family. Each night hosts around eight fights that begin with a ceremonial dance also known as Wai Kru Ram Muay, which shows respect towards the boxer’s teacher and parents.

Bangkok’s two major Muay Thai stadiums open on separate days. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday you can witness fights at Rajademnern Stadium and on Tuesday and Thursday, you can watch in military-controlled New Lumpinee Stadium. There is also a free match on Sunday afternoon at Channel 7 Stadium, which is broadcast live on television. Although locals pay much less, tickets for foreigners cost 2,000 THB for ringside seats or 1,500 THB for lower-tier seats.

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Muay Thai fights in Bangkok


Great food options near Rajademnern Stadium include: 
- Thailand’s most famous Pad Thai restaurant, Pad Thai Thip Samai
- Premium seafood at Jay Fai, the world’s only street food restaurant with a Michelin star

Channel 7 Stadium is located close to Chatuchak Weekend Market, which has great food options including:
- Paella at funky lounge bar Viva 8
- Popular Honey Roasted Pork at Moo Yang Nam Peung
- The original Coconut Ice Cream at Coco JJ near Section 1
- The sweet Thai dessert Tub Tim Grob at popular Tub Tim Grob Shop

 

13. Long-tail tour through the canals of Thonburi


Sailing the canal network in Thonburi is a great way to experience how Bangkok, nicknamed The Venice of the East, used to be. Time stands still here and you’ll find stilt houses, colonial mansions, old bridges, collapsed docks and a slower pace of life. Huge monitor lizards sunbathe on the shores and Thai people stop to feed the fish.  

To explore these waterways, we recommend you rent a long tail boat through an agency, as dealing directly with boat drivers near tourist hotspots can be a hassle and many will overcharge. Book through an agency for more professional experience and an English-speaking guide. We recommend Small Teak Boat Canal Boat Adventure (no paid endorsement). Trips cost 1,695 THB for three hours. There are cheaper options available as well but don't give you the experience these canal tours give. An example of this alternative is taking the boat tour at Taling Chan Floating Market. It will cost you 65 THB per person and you will go through the canals of Bangkok for around one hour. 
 

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Boat Tours will take you to great places that you usually won't see in Bangkok


 

14. Visit Bangkok’s Green Lung, Bang Krachao


Surrounded by the Chao Phraya River, this “island” is Bangkok’s greenest neighbourhood. Bang Krachao (also called “The Green Lung” or “Pig’s Stomach” due to the shape of the island) is a unique getaway that transports you from one of the world’s busiest cities to what feels like a remote Thai village. 

Bang Krachao is even more of an oasis than Lumpini Park, with a few local temples and a small floating market at weekends, as well as beautiful scenery and wildlife in Sri Nakhon Kuen Khan Park. The best way to get around the island is by bicycle, which you can rent for 100 THB next to the pier connecting Bang Krachao with Mainland Bangkok (Klong Toei and Bang Na pier). The whole trip is easy to organize independently and you can spend a half-day or more on this relaxing island. Check out our article about Bang Krachao for food recommendations, how to get there and what not to miss. 
 

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Bang Krachao is great to explore by bike. The contrast is huge compared to the skyline of Bangkok.


 

15. Get a decent Thai massage or spa treatment


Even for Asian standards, Bangkok is well-known for offering quality spa treatments. Thai massage is one of the most popular forms in the world and a great way to relax after an intensive day of sightseeing. Traditional Thai massage is oil-free and you’ll be asked to dress in loose pyjamas. The therapist will stretch, compress and bend your body into many different positions, using their weight to put pressure on different muscles. 

A full Thai massage experience might take up to two hours and will treat the whole body including fingers, feet and ears. Because of the unusual positions and close contact, some first-timers might be a bit uncomfortable with this massage technique. If you want to get the most of it, just relax and go with the flow. For a less intense experience, you can have an oil massage instead which doesn’t involve extreme stretching.
 

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Get yourself a massage!


You’ll find many spas across Bangkok but they can be hit or miss, so try one of the following grade-A spas that employ licenced therapists (none of these recommendations are paid endorsements): 

- Health Land 
- Asia Herb Association  
- Wat Pho Traditional Thai Massage which is the epicentre of Thai Traditional Massage and a good option after a visit to the temples.

 

16. Walk on the sky at Mahanakhon Tower


One of the top things to do in Bangkok is visiting the Mahanakhon Skywalk. You might have seen this unusually shaped tower called the Mahanakhon Tower - also known as the Tetris building - in pictures or even spotted it at Bangkok’s skyline. On top of this building, you will find a rooftop deck and skywalk. The skywalk hangs over the building, which is 314 meters high and has a glass floor where you can stand on and see the traffic under your feet. This bizarre experience is something that you will not forget the rest of your life. Obviously, you can enjoy a 360 degrees view of the city on the top deck, where you can also find a small bar to enjoy a cocktail or a beer. Before you head up to the deck, you can also enjoy a 360-degrees one floor underneath the deck, which makes you feel more comfortable of the height. On your way out of the building, you will go through a maze of duty-free shops. It’s pretty difficult to find the exit, which they do on purpose. It’s a bit annoying, especially as you pay 1,000 baht entrance fee. Most visitors prefer to visit the tower during sunset, but during day-time, you have a better view of the city. 

Nearest public transport: Chong Nonsi BTS
 

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The view on top of Bangkok's tallest building, the Mahanakhon Tower


 

17. Day trip to nearby towns


Bangkok is a gateway to top attractions like Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi, Lopburi and Khao Yai National Park. Ayutthaya is the former capital of the Ayutthaya Kingdom, and back in the days one of the richest cities on the planet. But Ayutthaya got invaded and raided by the Burmese army, resulting in that the people had to flee to the place what we called Bangkok nowadays. What is left is the Ayutthaya Historical Park, a large park inside the city of Ayutthaya where you can find the remaining ruins. As Ayutthaya is only a one-hour drive from Bangkok, it’s perfect for a day trip, which you either organize by yourself or book a tour. If you are planning to organize it yourself, check out our Day Trip to Ayutthaya article
 

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The ruins of Ayutthaya


For the best food, check out our article about the Best Restaurants in Ayutthaya, which included the best boat noodles, amazing seafood like Ayutthaya’s famous King River Prawns and many more.

 

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The seafood in Ayutthaya is incredible


Kanchanaburi is known for the famous Erawan waterfalls and the Death Railway. During World War II, prisoners of war were forced by the Japanese to build a railway between Birma and Thailand under the cruellest circumstances. More than 100,000 prisoners died because of this railway. Nowadays, you can get a tour that takes you to this railway, the war cemetery and the bridge over the River Kwai, which gained fame thanks to the movie. Kanchanaburi is a 3-hours drive from Bangkok. Trains to Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai Bridge leave from Thonburi station and head straight over the famous bridge, taking up to three hours.
 

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The death railway at Kanchanaburi


Khao Yai National Park is the oldest national park of Thailand and is located around three hours from Bangkok. It’s recommended booking a tour if you want to visit this beautiful park unless you stay here for the night as well. Khao Yai National Park can be explored by car, which takes you to several waterfalls and trekking routes. During the day, it’s difficult to spot wildlife, unless you are with a tour guide. The best way to spot wildlife is by taking the night safari tour.
 

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If you are extremely lucky, you can sport wildlife during the day.


Lopburi is famous for its monkey temple town, which is easily accessible by train. You will head to Prang Sad You temple, where you can find all these small furry creatures who will jump on you, try to grab your food and steal your jewellery. If you are a monkey lover, this is an absolute joy, but obviously, be prepared and make sure the monkeys can’t steal anything. If you are not a monkey-fan, simply don’t go, but many people love this temple and the monkeys. 
 

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Famous monkey temple in Lopburi 


The last day trip that I would recommend is visiting the floating markets Damnoen Saduak and Amphawa. This is the most tricky one if you want to experience these markets at their best. The secret is to visit these markets as early as possible and to do so, you need to hire a private van, to make sure you arrive at Damnoen Saduak at six o’clock in the morning. The reason for this is that it’s the most popular floating market in Thailand and gets extremely crowded with toxic fumes from the motorized boats everywhere. If you are able to get there on time, it’s gonna be so much fun! Damnoen Saduak is the oldest floating market in Thailand and nowadays transformed into a great market to buy souvenirs, while Amphawa gained a lot of popularity in the past years thanks to its phenomenal food. Both markets are located close to each other, making it perfect to combine. More details can be found in our article about the best floating markets in Bangkok.

 

18. Watch the beautiful art at MOCA


I’ll give it to you straight, in general, I am not a big fan of visiting a museum, although there always some that will impress you, as the Vietnam War Museum in Ho Chi Minh for example. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Bangkok is another museum that made a huge impression on me, but for its extraordinary paintings. The owner of MOCA is the owner of DTAC, a successful telecom company and he displays his private art collection in this museum. MOCA is a beautiful modern building that’s never crowded. You can wander around for hours and still have the feeling you haven’t seen another visitor. The majority of the collection are detailed paintings with here and there an abstract piece of art. The entrance fee is 200 THB per person. MOCA is located north of Mo Chit BTS Station. I can guarantee you will be impressed by the quality of this museum!

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The highlight of MOCA, the three enormous paintings that represent heaven, earth and hell. 


 

19. Explore Bangkok’s world-famous cuisine


Have you ever heard of Goong Ob Woon Sen, Gaeng Keow Wan or Pad Krapow? Don’t worry, we also didn’t on our first trip to Thailand. Heck, we didn’t even knew what Pad Thai was back then! Eating amazing local food is still something you want to do during your trip, yet your knowledge about the local cuisine is so minimum. That’s why we created TopTravelFoods, a travel app that helps you find the best local food near you during your trip. Simply open the app, set your filters if needed and we recommend the best dishes near you. These dishes are rated and reviewed by fellow-travellers and food lovers. The app is completely free and you can download the app via the App Store and Play Store. 
 

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There you have it, our list of the best things to do in Bangkok. Hopefully, this will bring you plenty of inspiration to plan an amazing trip to the Big Mango. If you can't get enough of this, I would suggest you read one of our following articles:

The Best Local Thai Restaurants in Bangkok

The Best Itineraries for Bangkok

What Food You Must Eat in Bangkok

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