5 things to do when in Bangkok

I’ve spent a week in Thailand this month and it felt so good to be back after more than three years! Thailand is a beautiful country with a lot to offer. Culture, nature, great food and what I love most is the kindness of Thai people. During this trip I made a vlog every day, so if you’re one of my Dutch speaking readers, be sure to check them out here. For this post I’m narrowing it down to 5 things you can do in Bangkok!

1 Night walk at Wat Pho

During my first trip to Bangkok I’ve visited Wat Pho during the day, which was the first time for me ever seeing these kind of monuments. I remember being very impressed by this tour at Wat Pho. This time we went for an evening walk which was pure magic! Most people don’t know that you can visit Wat Pho until 22h. You can’t enter the temple to see the reclining buddha, but walking around almost alone with the monuments lit up has something very peaceful. A unique experience! 

2 Mahanakhon Skywalk

The tallest skyscraper in Thailand, which only recently opened (2018), has to be on your list of things to do. At the top of the building you can find an observatory and on the very top there’s a rooftop with a glass floor. It’s a bit more touristy, but in my opinion something you just have to see (and walk on) when you visit Bangkok. 

3 Rooftop bars

There’s a rooftop at the King Power Mahanakhon where you can have a drink but since this place attracts a lot of tourist, I would recommend visiting other ones as well. I loved the rooftop bars in Bangkok, we did a few ones and each one of them was so different. What they all have in common is that the atmosphere is so relaxing which is a big contrast with how crazy Bangkok can be! For me it’s the perfect way to spend your evening in Bangkok. The ones we’ve visited were Park Society at Sofitel SO, Vertigo and Moonbar and Speakeasy at Muse hotel. If you would like to have a good view at the hotel you’re staying, then you will enjoy staying at Pullman G hotel

4. Enjoy typical street food

When I travel to Thailand, the food is definitely the one thing I look forward to the most. We’ve had a delicious Pad thai for only 4 euro (at Lung Pa). Did you know that most Thai people eat out every day because it’s cheaper than actually cooking yourself? China town is also worth your visit, it’s probably the biggest China town in the world and the atmosphere is one of a kind. Don’t forget to try Mango and sticky rice as dessert! 

5. Island getaway to Koh Samed

If you’re looking for a getaway to an island close to Bangkok, Koh Samed is exactly the place to go. It’s only a three hour drive (+15 minutes by boat) to the island from Bangkok, so perfect to travel to if you want some variation from the busy city life. Koh Samed is truly paradise with its beautiful beaches. We’ve stayed at Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa and I recommend this hotel as it is very peaceful, perfect to unwind!

Have you visited Thailand yet? If not and you’re ready to book your flight after reading this post, be sure to check the website of Turkish airlines to do so ;-). 

Nathalie