Walking is one of the great ways to explore a city, but Bangkok is not a great city for walking. The weather in Bangkok is hot and humid throughout the year, and walking from a place to another place, many times it is too far. Besides, many streets in Bangkok are full with stalls; it is illegal, but police do nothing. Anyway, if you really love walking (like me) and want to have a walk in Bangkok during your visit, here are some walking paths I recommend. They are paths where you can have a long walk and get to know this big city more.
Ratchaprasong Area – This is the best walking street in Bangkok for shopping. Walking in this area, you will have a chance to see many shopping malls on both sides of the streets. Actually, to be precise, we usually do not walk on the streets, but walk on the skywalk instead. Ratchaprasong Skywalk was built over the busy streets, and connects with shopping malls and hotels along the way. You can see my review of this walking path here.
Tha Phra Chan to Tha Phra Athit– This walking path offers you Chao Phraya River view and local community along the river. You can start walking path from either Tha Phra Chan or Tha Maharaj which is now renovated to be a trendy community mall. This area has several cheap and delicious restaurants. After entering to Phra Athit Road, you will see many pubs, restaurants and coffee café. You can see my review of this walking path here. If you decide to go, I recommend you to go in the late afternoon and do not forget to have a meal at Vietnamese Noodle Restaurant.
Chinatown – This walking path will lead you through the Chinese community in Bangkok. You can start the walking trip from Hua Lamphong MRT Station. With this walking path, you will walk pass Wat Traimit (a Thai temple), Odean Circle (or Chinatown gate), Wat Leng Noei Yi (a Chinese temple), and Sampeng market (one of the best wholesale market in Bangkok). This area is also popular for delicious food in Bangkok. In the evening, Chinatown Road will be full with food stalls. Many local and tourists will come and have dinners there. You can see my review of this walking path here.
Have you ever walked at these three areas? Do you like them? Share your experience with me in the comment!