The capital city of Thailand, Bangkok, has a lot of exciting things to do for visitors. With over 8 million people alone living in the city and countless tourists, there truly is something for everyone. From cultural experiences, historical sites and amazing food, this city certainly has it all. If you find yourself in Bangkok, be sure to check out these 25 amazing things to do.

  1. The Grand Palace

This might be the most famous attraction in Bangkok. This was the home of the king for 150 year and features 218,400 square meters to explore.

  1. Lumpinee Boxing Stadium

Thai boxing, referred to as Muay Thai by the locals, is pretty legendary. Attending one of these matches will certainly get your adrenaline pumping.

  1. The Reclining Buddha At Wat Pho

THE RECLINING BUDDHA AT WAT PHO

While there is a good chance that you will see a lot of buddha statues in Thailand, you probably won’t see many as big as this one. The Reclining Buddha is forty metres long and fifteen metres tall.

  1. Dine At Thip Samai

DINE AT THIP SAMAI

This location is famous for their food. In particular, the Pad Thai is some of the best in all of Thailand.

  1. Go To Damnoen Saduak

GO TO DAMNOEN SADUAK

In order to go to Damnoen Saduak, you will have to visit it by boat because it’s actual a floating market. Don’t worry though as there are plenty of vessels nearby that will take you to this one of a kind place that’s filled with a variety of goods to purchase.

  1. Walk through Lumphini Park

WALK THROUGH LUMPHINI PARK

This green space is a nice retreat from the businesses of the city and a great place to hangout and have a picnic or just take an afternoon stroll. It is also home to several species of birds as well as some rather large lizards.

  1. Go To The Thewest Flower Market

Thewest Flower Market

Here you can see some of the most beautiful flowers in all of Bangkok. Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!

  1. Visit a mall

mall in bangkok

This city is filled with malls. While in Bangkok, make sure you check out one or two of them so you can get some great souvenirs to take home.

  1. Sail down the Chao Phraya River

Chao Phraya River

When you sail down this river you can get some amazing views. One of the more interesting things to do is see the old rice ships.

  1. See Jim Thomson’s House

See Jim Thomson’s House

The architecture here is stunning. It’s very indicative of traditional Thai structures.

  1. Spend The Day At Chattuchak

Chattuchak

This is the biggest market in all of Thailand. Hours may vary, but it is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

  1. Explore The National Museum Of Bangkok

National Museum Of Bangkok

This museum is a treasure trove of the country’s culture, history and traditions. Visitors can easily spend an afternoon here.

  1. Climb Up The Temple Of Dawn

Temple Of Dawn

If you are feeling brave, make the trek up The Temple Of Dawn. There are many, many stairs so make sure you wear comfortable shoes.

  1. Go Over To Kanchanaburi

This bridge is located over the river Kwai. It connects Burma and Thailand.

  1. Take A Language Class

Language Class

The Thai language can be fun to learn. Take a class and try to learn a few phrases to try out on the locals.

  1. Ride On A Tuk Tuk

Ride On A Tuk Tuk

This can be the ultimate adventure while in Bangkok. While chaotic at times, it’s a great way to get around from one destination to another.

  1. Visit A Silk Factory

Visit A Silk Factory

Bangkok is known for it’s silk. There are numerous silk factories in Bangkok to visit.

  1. Stop For A Drink At Banyan Tree Hotel

Banyan Tree Hotel

This hotels offers a panoramic view of the city. It was also featured in The Hangover 2.

  1. Participate In Songkran

Songkran

This event takes place April 13-15 in Thailand. It coincides with the Thai new year and features cleansing others with water.

  1. Visit Khao San Road

Khao San Road

You would be hard pressed to find a more famous road in Bangkok. It’s always a buzz with activities which is great for tourists who are looking for something to do.

  1. Go To Vimanmek Mansion

Banyan Tree Hotel

King Rama V used to reside here. The mansion offers an interesting look at what it is like to be royalty.

  1. Visit Nana Plaza

Nana Plaza

This is a must see area of Bangkok. It’s rumored to be the biggest red district in the world.

  1. Get A Massage

Get A Massage

There’s no better way to end a long day in Bangkok than with a massage. There are numerous massage parlors to choose from.

  1. Sample Some Food In Chinatown

Sample Some Food In Chinatown

Feeling hungry? Stroll around Chinatown to taste some of the local specialties and do a bit of people watching.

  1. Learn A Thai Dance

Thai Dance

Take a dance class to learn some how to dance like a local. The intricate rhythms will have you swaying about in no time.