The best things to do in Bangkok
Thinking of heading to Thailand or already booked your flight and don’t know what to do? No fear, BudgetAir is here! There are plenty of weird and wonderful things to do in Bangkok, from eating barbequed scorpions to watching a glamourous cabaret show to going on a Tuk Tuk ride at night. Here is our list of what to do in Bangkok:
1. Street food
You absolutely cannot miss the street food when you're in Bangkok! Try the delicious dish Pad Thai, bursting with flavour that will tingle your tastebuds. Fancy something different? How about barbequed scorpion? There are plenty of weird and wacky treats to try on the streets of Bangkok.
2. Chatuchak Market
Chatuchak Market is one of the largest markets in the world, and is open on Saturday and Sunday. Nearly 200,000 people come each day to visit these markets! Whatever you want to buy, you are bound to find it here and if not head to...
3. Siam Paragon Shopping Mall
There are plenty of things to do in the Siam area, but the shopping centre is definitely worth a visit. If you are not into shopping, don't worry! There are many things to keep you entertained such as Southeast Asia's largest underground aquarium with activities such as Shark, Penguin and Otter Feeding.
4. Sip a cocktail at a rooftop bar
Cocktail in hand, amazing view, great atmosphere...what could be better? Don't miss out, head to one of the cool rooftop bars in Bangkok. There are plenty to choose from and you'll want to go every night.
5. Tuk Tuk ride
What better way to see the city then by going on a Tuk Tuk ride? Experience the bright lights of the city and the lively street life at night, and soak up the thrilling atmosphere that Bangkok has to offer.
6. David Beckham Statue
In one of the many temples in Bangkok, you will find a golden statue of David Beckham built into the altar. No jokes.
The story goes that the statue was added to the temple in 1998 during the football World Cup celebrations. You can even clearly see the sponsors engraved onto Beckham's shirt. Maybe you'll bump into the real David Beckham when you are there...
7. Khaosan Road
If you're looking for nightlife in Bangkok, this is certainly the place to be. There are chill bars, street stalls and cool clubs all in one place. Tourists and backpackers are drawn here like moths to a flame, and if you're looking to party, this is the place to be.
8. The Grand Palace
One of the most famous landmarks in Bangkok is the Grand Palace, with incredibly beautiful and intricate buildings. The former residence of the Thai Royal Family is now only used occasionally for ceremonies, and is well worth a visit.
9. Reclining Buddha
If you are at the Grand Palace, then don't forget to go to Wat Pho and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. The Buddha is 46m long and is a sight to behold. Enjoy the tranquility and calmness of the Temple, and escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life.
10. Calypso Bangkok Cabaret Show
There are many cabaret shows in Bangkok, but this one is the most famous. Over 70 transgender artists put on a show full of glitz and glamour. Think sparkly gowns, elaborate headresses and of course singing and dancing. Prepare to be amazed by this spectacular show!
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