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Bangkok is an electrifying city where history and tradition marry modernity and Blockbuster-worthy nightlife. If you’re trying to plan what to do in Bangkok, let this drone footage inspire your journey.
From incredible street food to beautiful skyscrapers like the MahaNakhon, from the somewhat manic, cab-filled streets to the hot temperatures, Bangkok is an electrifying city where rich history and tradition is wedded with the growth of a modern metropolis. If you’re planning some fun things to do Bangkok, you’ll have no shortage of options.
The best of Bangkok exists not in one neighborhood or luxury hotel, but throughout the entire city—there is no shortage incredible street food and impressive skyscrapers, like the MahaNakhon.
Make a point to visit the stately temples and palaces, including some of the city’s holiest sites like Wat Pho and Wat Arun. Take a break from wandering the hectic, cab-filled streets to discover Bangkok’s impressive spa selection. We recommend a massage at Oriental Spa or the Sofitel So Bangkok Spa.
Known especially for its 24-hour street-side stalls and markets, be sure to set aside plenty of time to experience the vibrant and nuanced flavors of Bangkok. Tourists can dig deep into Thai cuisine at one of the city’s stellar cooking schools.
Later, try your hand at bartering at the city’s many open-air shopping bazaars, like Chatuchak Weekend Market, and watch the sun set over Bangkok at the grand Lumphini Park: the city’s answer to Central Park.
At the end of a day of sightseeing, bed down at one of the city’s many upscale accommodations, like the secluded Arun Residence or the swanky Le Méridien with its etched mirrors and black, mosaic-tiled bathrooms. Here, you’ll be able to properly relax and rest up for another day of adventure in this buzzing city.
For more ideas about planning a trip to Bangkok, take a look at our comprehensive city guide.