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Things To Do In Bangkok
Bangkok is the capital and the most populated city in Thailand. Being a cultural hub, Bangkok has a variety of experiences to offer its visitors. As one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, Bangkok has something to offer to all kinds of travelers - the backpackers, the budget family revelers as well as the luxury seekers. Make the most of its night life and explore its royal palace to get a glimpse into an exotic past. Here are some of the most exciting things to do while in Bangkok.
Go On An Evening Bicycle Tour
The idea of getting pushed around in a crowded marketplace in the sweltering heat is unappealing to most of us. An evening bike tour essentially eliminates this inconvenience by giving first-time visitors a chance to familiarize themselves with the several back alleys and lanes of this city in a much cooler climate, whilst avoiding the daytime crowd.
Bikers can catch a glimpse of many stunning Buddhist temples like the ‘Wat Arun' (Temple of Dawn) and ‘Wat Pho' (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) which are lit up at night. You can also ride through the flower market, stopping for refreshments periodically, whilst also experimenting with the unusual local cuisine displayed in the variety of street stalls. Fun Fact: Crickets are considered a delicacy here!
Play Bobble Football
Quality time with the family is hard to come by as it is, but an activity that engages every member irrespective of their age is almost impossible these days. Bobble football is a sport in Bangkok that does just that, and many are starting to see its potential as a great business team building exercise too.
It may be a bit terrifying at first for kids – being inside a rubber bubble – but once they start playing, they'll be laughing and giggling their hearts out. Bobble football is a great thing to do in Bangkok when one needs to dial up the energy of the entire group.
Go Diving With Sharks
Literally! At Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, tourists can dive into the aquarium with several types of predators – leopard sharks, tiger sharks and sting rays to name a few – and get shockingly close to them. An idea, adrenaline junkies will truly appreciate.
Go Wakeboarding In Taco Lake
A little-known activity that is gaining popularity among Bangkok vacationers is wakeboarding in Taco Lake. Locals from Bangkok are known to rush to this spot on weekends to get away from the hot weather in the city. Hence, tourists should plan ahead and mark wakeboarding a priority to do during the weekdays to avoid long queues.
No experience is required to enjoy this water sport, making it a perfect activity for all. Also, a small restaurant near the waterfront serves delicious Thai food along with cold drinks and beer.
Visit The Amphawa Floating Market
Although it is the 2nd most popular floating market, it is the only one that guarantees a quintessential experience of what an authentic Thai Floating Market really is. There are several wooden huts along the banks of the canal selling a variety of souvenirs, desserts and a delectable selection of seafood. After shopping, people often take a tour boat to watch the fireflies around the river at night, and if you're lucky you may catch a water monitor swimming around in the river too.
Khao San Road
Want to enjoy a laid back evening in a happening and buzzing part of town? The Khao San Road is where you should head. A backpacker's hub, the street is lined with a variety of restaurants and pubs swarming with travelers from around the world. This is where you will also find the best budget stays during your visit to Bangkok. Quite a great location to base your stay in Bangkok as the Khao San Road is never dull.
Jim Thompson House
The Jim Thompson House is a unique coming together of eastern and western architectural influences. The erstwhile residence of an American silk merchant who settled in Thailand and put together the remains of seven ancient Thai homes to craft one for his own self. The property has now been turned into a museum. Take a trip around the house and spend a lovely evening here amidst Thai culture and American influences.