Things to Do in Thailand

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Cruising up and down the Chao Phraya and making stops near major hotels, like the Oriental and the Shangri-La, this tourist boat departs every 30... Read More

Formally a royal residence, this group of traditional Thai homes holds one of the finest art collections in Bangkok. It showcases more than just... Read More

Thailand’s first hot yoga studio will get your heart rate pumping with their signature Absolute Fit class. It’s a mix of yoga and cardio, and it will... Read More

Regular clients frequent Algal Décor for their large collection or Oriental-style antiques, furniture and sculptures. Most of the items are impressive... Read More

Founded in 1992, Almeta sells high quality silk products from its boutique and showroom in Bangkok. The brand has silk in more than 1,000 colors crafted... Read More

If you’re in the market for Thai silk, Almeta is one of the few shops I’ve found that allows you buy silk with no minimum order. Come to the shop with... Read More

Just outside the gates of Wat Ratchanatdaram, you’ll find an impressive amulet market where you can shop for charms designed to bring you good luck and... Read More

Basheer Graphic Books is a prominent bookseller in Southeast Asian markets, including  Malaysia, Indonesia, and Hong Kong. The company’s... Read More

A tubular wonder, Bed resembles, from different angles, a sleek flashlight, a robotic eye, or the beginning of a Martian invasion. Once past the... Read More

Visitors looking for a jogging path will be pleased to find the six-mile track around Benjakiti Park’s lake. With a separate bike lane to help avoid... Read More

This restaurant-turned-cooking-school hosts morning and afternoon sessions in a century-old French colonial house. Students have sccess to a personal... Read More

Skip city traffic by using the BTS which runs through Bangkok on two lines. Read More

The Buddha is one of the most popular souvenirs from Thailand, as it represents a large part of the Thai culture. To find your own statue, wander down... Read More

Try your hand at the tiring-yet-satisfying job of reeling in massive fish at this catch-and-release lake outside of Bangkok. Private guides can assist... Read More

The price of a movie ticket in Bangkok is worth it for the hours of full-blast air conditioning alone. Most major action movies and blockbusters are... Read More

For an authentic Thai-style beach trip, head 100 miles south of Bangkok to the sleepy town of Cha-Am. The main street here is fun to wander, and filled... Read More

I’m using the term gallery loosely in this case, but walk though section seven and you’ll have one-on-one access to the artists selling their work.... Read More

Known as the JJ to locals, this massive market is an anthropologist’s dream and home to everything from bespoke furniture and clothing, to exotic pets... Read More

When I first moved to Bangkok, almost every weekend included a trip to this bustling market for home goods. As I shopped, I loaded up backpacks with... Read More

This buzzing district is home to arguably the most chaotic atmosphere in Bangkok. Wander down the pencil-thin sois (streets), pop into the gold shops or... Read More

This vibrant neighborhood is as good for people-watching as it is for food watching. The streets here are packed with vendors selling fish, exotic... Read More

A weeklong celebration in late January, the lunar New Year brings together the Thai-Chinese people. Visitors during this time who stop by Chinatown will... Read More

Make a reservation at the fabulous Chon Thai restaurant at the Siam Hotel and arrange for a complimentary pick up at the Saphan Taksin pier. A private... Read More

The country’s most famous floating market sets up shop 50 miles from Bangkok. Today, vendors sell more souvenirs than goods bought by locals, but this... Read More

One of the more fashionable places to dance to the latest in hip-hop, house music and electronic beats is this two-room club on the always-trendy Thong... Read More

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