Bangkok - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

Lots of hidden gems in Bangkok. You can have so much fun exploring the lesser known neighborhoods, e.g., Chinatown. - Feb 2023

Stop being a tourist and go visit an orphanage and help. Volunteer at an NGO. There is a lot of poverty here, and there is nothing better to do with you time than something to help those in need. - Jan 2023

You'll find hundreds of blogs and food shows and guide books on this, so I won't try to best them. But some of my most fun experiences have come out of a simple formula: 1) Surf Google Maps and just find interesting looking restaurants, attractions, parks, and cities/neighborhoods around Thailand and Bangkok. Highlight some key attractions from guidebooks and blogs, but then just randomly choose some of my own. 2) Visit, explore, find amazing street food and sights, and just enjoy. 3) Ask Thai friends what cool things they've done. - May 2022

Rooftop bars! Banyan Tree 61st floor is amazing. Thai cooking classes are fun. I recommend Silom Thai cooking school. Massages! Fresh fruit! Erawan Museum and Ancient Siam are great places to visit. - Jun 2018

All of the beaches and natural sites. Chiang Mai is a great walking town. We'd recommend trying to find more out-of-the-way islands that are off the beaten tourist path. - Nov 2016

Grand Palace, Ko Kret island for pottery shopping and biking around the island, Wat Arun, longtail boat ride on the Chao Praya. This city never gets old. And the food culture is incredible. Thais eat 24 hours a day, and the streets are filled with amazing smells and opportunities to try new foods. - Aug 2015

So many I can't begin - one thing I would definitely suggest for everyone to do at some point, maybe when one has visitors, or when one is about to leave is to go to a place called "Deck Bar" that overlooks the Temple of Dawn which is beautifully illuminated at night. I did this my last night, which made it all the more meaningful, but I wish I had gone to this place before - it truly was magnificent. - Aug 2014

Eat. Eat. Eat. And travel - beaches, mountains, theme parks, wats (temples). There is no end to the list of gems here. - May 2014

For children there are fantastic indoor play areas: Funarium, Playtime, Molly Fantasy, Kidzania, YoYoLand, and also Oceanworld aquarium and many places to go ice skating. In December or January when it's slightly cooler you can go to Dusit Zoo or Rama 9 park. - Oct 2013

Water parks, and indoor aquarium, malls malls and more malls, outdoor markets like Asiatique and Chatuchak, canal tours, amazing nightlife, fantastic restaurants, rooftop bars, you name it. - Jul 2013

EVERYTHING! Movies, eating out, clubbing, concerts, you name it. - Jun 2013

Too many to list. - Jul 2012

Tons: restaurants, movies, shows, anything you can think of really. Outside the city, you can travel cheaply to beaches and countryside. To have nice accomodations, though, you will pay more. If you are happy with a cold shower and no A/C you can go anywhere for next to nothing. - Oct 2011

Eat, shop, dance, sightsee, see Thai cultural shows. - Aug 2011

Grand Palace, Wat Pho, river/klong cruises, mega malls, local markets, Chinatown, Lumpini Park, temples, beaches close by, come on it's Thailand!! - Jul 2011

Too many to list. If you can tolerate the heat, you can bike, hike, run, travel all over, shop until you drop, eat like Anthony Bourdain, and party like a fool. - Feb 2011

Visit the Grand Palace and various temples, take an express boat or even a dinner cruise along the river, have high tea at the Oriental Hotel, visit Chinatown and the Golden Buddha in his new home, go shopping at the Suan Lum Night Bazaar or the more intimidating Chatuchak (or JJ) Market, or go to the Jim Thompson outlet for silk or the fancy malls like Paragon for brand name stuff but also nice Thai things at Exotique Thai. Eat, eat, eat. Have a nice drink at the Banyan Tree or State Tower or other sky bars. Go see Thai boxing or the Joe Louis Puppet Theater or Khon dancing for some Thai traditions. - May 2010

Shopping (MBK, Pratunam (must see), Siam Paragom, Centre World). Visit Pattaya and Phuket (local beaches). - Apr 2010

shopping in the numerous street markets, night markets, weekend markets is fun.visits to temples and palaces is amazing.eating food at the street vendors stands is always cheap and tasty.visiting the numerous sights around bangkok is lots of fun, and, of course, the beaches and islands are beautiful. - Jan 2010

Again, there's no shortage of "fun stuff" in and around Bangkok. Some of the places our family enjoys: the zoo, the aquarium, the Grand Palace, a lot of great museums, planetarium, Science Center, etc. - Jul 2009

More than anywhere else. - Apr 2009

So much. Shopping-Siam Paragon-the most beautiful mall I've ever seen with a killer food hall. There are so many beautiful malls on one end and really cool Asian markets on the other (Chatuchak for the tourists and Klongtoey for the real residents-although I hear they want to tear it down). The cultural sites-Wat Pho, the Grand Palace etc. are terrific. I hear Chinatown is one place not to miss. There are so many great clubs, restaraunts and bars to go to. - Feb 2009

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