Amazing Things To Do In Bangkok: A Traveller’s Guide

Best Things To Do In Bangkok: The Ultimate Traveler’s Guide

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand’s main charm is in its friendly citizens, lively environment, and dazzling temples. People from all over the world gather here to indulge in resting, unwinding, staying at the most pleasant hotels, sightseeing, and tasting the delicious street food of Bangkok. 

The soulful city of Bangkok has lots of places to visit and lots to eat. This article will discuss all the things to do in Bangkok and answer all your questions regarding the costs.

So, let’s begin.

Things To Do In Bangkok | Places To Visit

Here's a list of the best things to do in Bangkok for you:

  1. Visit The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace in Old Town is the most attractive tourist spot in Bangkok. It is where the kings of Thailand used to live. The palace was built in 1782. It’s not a single building, rather it’s a building complex. The total size of the rectangular palace complex is a whopping 2,351,000 sq ft. So get ready to start very early if you wish to cover the whole area. The complex consists of numerous buildings, stupas, temples, pavilions, the King’s palace, corridors, and courtyards. 

The Grand Palace houses the famous Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew temple. The temple is considered one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in the world. The 26 inches tall Buddha statue is magnificent. The green meditation Buddha statue is supposed to be made of Jade stone. The best feature of the Grand Palace is its stunning architecture, mosaic works, and gold-plated roofs and walls. The place is truly a traveler’s delight. 

Pro tip:

  • The palace is open every day and the entrance fee is 500 bahts. 

  • Cover your knees and shoulders before entering the Grand Palace. They maintain strict dressing rules inside the complex. 

  • Cameras are not allowed inside the Emerald Buddha’s temple.

  • Beware of scammers outside the temple. Only pay the entrance fee. Also, you don’t need to rent a guide to show you inside. The complex authorities will provide free guides for you. 

  1. Visit Wat Pho

Wat Pho temple is another prominent attraction in Bangkok. Here lies (quite literally) the Reclining Buddha. The 46 meters long Buddha is completely gold-plated and a popular subject for photographers. Also, there are numerous Buddha statues inside the temple. It is situated near the Grand Palace, within walking distance.

Pro tip:

  • The entrance fee is 200 bahts. 

  • The temple houses one of the most famous Thai massage schools in Thailand. You can take up massage lessons or a soothing massage session by Thailand’s best masseuse.

  • Wear modest clothes inside the temple. 

  1. Visit Wat Arun

Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn is on the other side of the river from Grand Palace and Wat Pho. You can easily get there by boat or ferry. The temple is very beautiful with intricate patterns of colorful glass and Chinese porcelain. The mosaics represent Buddha’s life from birth to death. Wat Arun is one of the most temples in Bangkok. At night, the temple looks dazzling in the light. 

Pro Tip:

  • The entry fee is 50 bahts.

  • Wear modest clothes inside the temple.

  1. Watch The City Skyline From A Rooftop Restaurant/Bar

Next on our list of things to do in Bangkok is watching the city skyline from a rooftop restaurant/bar in Bangkok. Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar is the highest rooftop bar in Bangkok. There is also Vertigo - Banyan Tree Bangkok, Sky Bar - lebua at State Tower, Octave Rooftop Bar - Marriott Hotel, etc. Just get to one of these restaurants/bars and enjoy the most stunning views of the city with a drink in your hand and the love of your life beside you. Also, enjoy Bangkok nightlife afterward. 

  1. Explore Chinatown and Eat Street Food

Don’t forget to explore Chinatown and eat the street food. Chinatown has the biggest street food market in Bangkok. Bangkok cuisine is spicy, flavorful, and delicious. There are a variety of dishes for you to try. Among them Som Tam (Salad made of papaya), Khao Niao Mamuang (Sticky rice mixed with mango), Kuay Jab Nam Sai or Thai Rice Noodle Soup, Kway Teow Rua (Boat Noodles), Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Thai Seafood Soup), Pad Thai (Thai Stir-Fried Noodles) are best. 

  1. Shop at Chatuchak Weekend Market

The Chatuchak Weekend Market is the world’s biggest weekend market with 200,000 visitors per week and 15,000 stalls. It is a must-visit when you’re in Bangkok. It is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The market has everything you need such as home decorations (e.g. lamps), Buddhist art, kitchenware, clothes and accessories, bags, and souvenirs. You’ll have to bargain a lot because the sellers usually ask for a higher price. 

  1. Enjoy Thai Massage

The last thing on our list of things to do in Bangkok is indulging in the traditional Thai Massage. If you’re in Bangkok and don’t try Thai Massage then you’re going to miss something epic! Bangkok is the birthplace of the famous Thai Massage. Thai massages are proven to be great mussel relaxers, relieving you of any body pain and soothing your mind with great ecstasy. Bangkok has numerous Thai Massage Parlours. Choose any one of your likings and start the process. Trust me you won’t regret it!

When Is The Best Time To Visit Bangkok?

Bangkok is one of the hottest cities in the world. So expect lots of heat, sweat, and sunburn in Bangkok as the daytime temperature stays over 30 degrees throughout the year. November and December are great times to visit Bangkok as the heat is comparably favorable during this time.

How To Get There

You need to apply for a tourist visa to visit Bangkok. Visit the Thai Embassy Bangladesh for details or you can call us at +88-09617-111-888 or contact us for visa processing services. 

Thai Airways, Qatar Airways, SpiceJet, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, and US Bangla Airlines are offering daily flights from DAC to BKK. You can easily check Dhaka to Bangkok ticket prices through Flight Expert. Try to book tickets at least a month prior to the visits to ensure the cheapest rate. 

It takes approximately 2.30 hours to reach Bangkok on a non-stop flight. Try to spend at least 4-5 days if you want to enjoy Bangkok fully.

Where to Stay In Bangkok Thailand?

There are quite a few luxury resorts available at reasonable prices in different areas of the city. Among them, Chillax Resort in Old Town comes highly recommended.

And if you want to opt for hotels, here are some reasonable Bangkok hotels:

Bangkok City Hotel

Rambttri Village Inn and Plaza

Mandarin Hotel Bangkok

Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel

Siri Sathorn Bangkok by UHG

How Much Does It Cost To Visit Bangkok?

Bangkok travel cost from Bangladesh looks something like this-

Return Plane Fare - 35,000 - 50,000 BDT per person (To get the cheapest rate, try to book the flights at least a month before the visit)

Room Rent Per Night - 3,000 - 4,000 BDT

Sim Card - 500 BDT

Food- 1,500 BDT (per day)

Entry Tickets- 2,000 BDT

So, the total cost for your Bangkok trip will be approximately 1,00,000 - 1,20,000 BDT.

Final Say,

So, these are the best things to do in Bangkok for you. Hope this blog answered all your questions regarding your next trip to Bangkok. Visit to check for flights from Dhaka to Bangkok. Call us at +88-09617-111-888 or contact us for flight booking and visa processing services.

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