Everyone knows that Bangkok is a great city for shopping. You can find shopping places almost every corner in Bangkok. Some shopping places offer you luxury and international products, while some of them offer you cheap and nice products. However, this city does not have only shopping places. Bangkok offer several things to do. In this post, I intend to share you activities besides shopping that you can enjoy while visiting Bangkok.
Explore the city by foot
Exploring the city by foot is one of the best ways to get to know the city. You will have a chance to see the culture, hear people speaking local languages, and more. I am a fan of exploring the city I visit by foot. Even if I am a local and Bangkok is hot and humid all year round and does not have many good walking paths, I sometimes choose to walk from place to place. If you love walking, you can check this post for more detail about walking street in Bangkok.
Bangkok offers parks around the city. Some of them can be reached by BTS Skytrain or MRT Subway. The parks usually offer more activities on weekends. However, on weekdays, you can find groups of people having activities together in the morning or in the evening. Most of the activities are free and you are welcome to join. You can find the detail of parks in Bangkok such as location, opening hours, and activities at this blog category.
Have a massage or spa
Thai massage is well-known around the world. Having a massage is usually included in the to-do list for many tourists. Nowadays you can find massage shops on many streets in Bangkok and can also find it in the hotel that you are staying.
Visit floating markets
Visiting floating market is one of the popular activities for tourists. The most famous floating market is Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. This market is not located in Bangkok, but it is not far and you can go there as a day trip from Bangkok. Taling Chan Floating Market can be your choice. This one is smaller, but it is located in Bangkok.
Visit historical sites
Palace and temples along the Chao Phraya River are the worth visiting places in Bangkok. I do recommend you to go to The Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun. These 4 places are close to each other and you can visit all of them in a day.
Visiting museums is one of the ways to get to know the city. Jim Thompson House Museum is one of the popular museums in Bangkok. Jim Thompson was an American architect who loved Thailand and made Thai silk well-known around the world. Museum of Siam is a museum where you can learn the history of Thailand and Thainess. You can find more museums in Bangkok and their details such as location and opening hours at this blog category.
Visit art galleries
The biggest art gallery in Bangkok is Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC). Inside this art gallery, there are artworks from both local and international. The exhibition is changed regularly. You can find more art galleries in Bangkok and their details such as location and opening hours at this blog category.
Hope this information helps.