Krung Thep as the Thais call their capital city.This huge metropolis city is the home of approximately 10 million people. That’s more than 10 % of the total population of Thailand. The city sees more than 21 million visitors each year. For many people it is the starting and end point of a journey through Thailand and its neighboring countries. It is the only major city in South East Asia that was never colonized. That makes Bangkok’s culture and heritage unique.
Although some tourists will enter the country by international airports in other cities, over land or just simply take a connecting flight further into Thailand most of the tourist will spend their first and last vacation days in this metropolis city. The skyline is better than in new York, The food is better then in Paris and the nightlife is better than in Milan and the vibe is better than in Berlin.
See the magnificent skyline from one of the rooftop bars like Baiyoke Tower 2. Party with the backpackers at Khaosan Road. Shop till you drop at one of the big markets or shopping malls. Take a look at the darker side of Bangkok by walking across the night market in the Padpong red light district. Revisit all the places where the guys in the movie The Hangover part 2 lost their mind by attending the Bangkok Hangover Tour. This tour will take you to the 3 red-light districts that are popular among tourists; Padpong, Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy. Enjoy the silence in this hectic metropolis city by going to the Lumpini park. Or enjoy your time in the fun parks Siam park or Dream World.
A handful of things you can do in Bangkok:
Chatatchuk weekend marked
Talat Rot Fai (weekend) marked
Baiyoke Tower 2
MBK Shopping Centre
Siriraj Medical Museum
Patpong night market
Asiatique shopping and dining boulevard
Madame Tussauds Bangkok
The Bangkok Hangover Tour
Guided bicycle tour. For example with Co van Kessel.
Going to a Cat Cafe
Bicycling in Bang Krachao
Watch a English spoken or subtitled movie in a luxury cinema.
Indoor rock climbing
There are also many destinations in Thailand which are a few hours away from Bangkok. Therefore they are perfect for a (extended)weekend escape from the hectic city. Places visited by Bangkokians an foreign tourists are Koh Samet island, Pattaya, Khao Yai national Park, Kanchanaburi, Hua Hin and Petchaburi.
More information and travel stories
10 other things to do in Bangkok by Learn Thai with Mod.
Other things you can do in Bangkok: 16 Reasons to Love and Visit Bangkok Once Again
11 Must-Dos in Bangkok by www.tomyamthailand.com
In defence of Bangkok, It’s not just about sex and drinking! by www.bemusedbackpacker.com