What to do in your spare time?
Not without reason does the Lonely Planet describe Bangkok as “an urban connoisseur’s dream come true”. The ‘City of Angels’ in the ‘Land of Smiles’ has something for everyone from:
- Bustling bazaars to elite brands in air-conditioned malls.
- Delicious Thai street food to the finest in international cuisine.
- Ancient temples to modern skyscrapers.
There is so much to do in and around Bangkok that you will be spoilt for choice but, don’t worry, just tell us what you like to do and we can organise a varied and fun packed activity programme for you.
Here is just a taste of what you can do in and around Bangkok and Thailand.
- The Grand Palace, see the Emerald Buddha.
- Enjoy a Thai cookery class - and enjoying eating your culinary creations
- Ride in a tuk-tuk.
- Awesome shopping malls - visit downbeat MBK or upmarket Emporium.
- Shop with the local Thais – Visit Chatachuk (JJ) market.
- Experience the thrill of Muay Thai boxing.
- Take a boat ride along the Chao Phraya River.
- Watch sunset over Wat Arun Temple.
- Boating in Lumpini Park
- Enjoy cocktails on the 64th floor of State Tower.
- Learn about Thai silk at the world famous Jim Thompson's House.
- Visit the Royal Thai Elephant Museum.
- Watch shark feeding at Siam Ocean World.
- Joe Louis puppet theatre - enjoy the magic of traditional Thai puppetry.
Sights in easy reach of Bangkok
- Ayutthaya, the ancient, yet modern, city is around 90 km from Bangkok. The former capital of Siam boasts amazing temples and palace ruins.
- Kanchanaburi, the home of Thai blue sapphires and location of the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai.
- Erawan Waterfalls in the exquisite Erawan National Park. There are seven tiers of waterfalls with lovely, freshwater pools for you to swim in.
- Hellfire Pass and the Tiger Temple.
- Khao Yai National Park.
- Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak.
- Sampran Elephant Ground and Zoo.
- Surat Thani – Gateway to the beautiful islands of the South such as Koh Samui and Koh Phi Phi.
- Chiang Mai - the rapidly developing and beautiful city in northern Thailand. It was founded in 1296 and was a significant centre for pottery, carving and other arts. The city still retains its glory in the various art and crafts shops.
- Hua Hin, the beautiful royal beach resort south of Bangkok.
- Koh Tao is home to the famous Hawksbill and Green Turtles and has an ideal subtropical climate, which makes it an ideal vacation spot throughout the year. It is a world famous diving destination.
- Take a flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia to visit the World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat.
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