Where To Stay And The 3 Best Things To Do In Bangkok

Where To Stay And The 3 Best Things To Do In Bangkok

Bangkok is one of my favorite cities to visit, and if you skip it, then you are missing out. When looking for hotels in Bangkok, you may be overwhelmed with just how big a city that Bangkok is.

My favorite area is the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok.  This is the business district of Bangkok.  Most of the hotels in this area are near the BTS Skytrain at the Nana Station, so it makes getting to any area in Bangkok very easy and inexpensive.  The Skytrain also connects to the river pier and makes it very easy to take a boat to get to Wat Pho Temple.  Some other areas that I recommend are Silom or Chinatown.  I do recommend booking early, as Bangkok can be an overwhelming city to arrive in without having booked accommodation in advance.

There are so many things to do in Bangkok that it can also be mind-boggling to figure out what it is that you shouldn’t miss. Here is a list of what I consider to be the three best things to do in Bangkok. 

Where To Stay And The 3 Best Things To Do In Bangkok

1.  Eat Bangkok Street Food

Where To Stay And The 3 Best Things To Do In Bangkok

Bangkok street food is the #1 thing that you definitely shouldn’t miss.  There is nothing like it.  My all-time favorite meal was from the stall called Bamee in the Side-Soi of 38. Bamee is a Chinese egg noodles with pork dumplings and roasted red pork and crab.  I also had the Pad Thai from the neighboring cart and  it was the best I’ve ever eaten.  I finished all of this with mango and sticky rice, and I couldn’t have been happier.  If you want more information about how to find the best street food in Bangkok, read my Guide To Bangkok.

Where To Stay And The 3 Best Things To Do In Bangkok

2.  Get A Thai Massage At The Wat Pho Temple

This temple is also known as The Temple Of The Reclining Buddha, and is also home to one of the earliest Thai massage schools.  It is located right behind the Grand Palace, so it is pretty easy to find.  For me, it was the best massage that I received in Thailand, and you could tell that the massage therapists were well-trained. This was one of my favorite things to do in Bangkok.

Ayutthaya

3.  Take A Day Trip To Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya is the ruins of the former capital of Siam,and is only an hour outside of Bangkok. It was the best site that I saw in the Bangkok area.  Ayutthaya has a very sacred feeling to it and will make you feel like you stepped back into the past.  There are vans that will go to the area.  Once you get there, I recommend hiring a tuk tuk for the day that will drop you off at each area and let you explore on your own.   This stunning site is a UNESCO world heritage site and shouldn’t be missed.

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