10 Things To Do in Bangkok


This summer I was fortunate enough to travel around South East Asia and the first city we visited was Bangkok. As you might have seen in the blog I already did a Outfit Series in Bangkok. In this post I wanted to share some of the greatest things you can do in Bangkok. Of course Bangkok is a huge city with lots of things to do but I summarized the things I would do again and liked the most.

First of all I have to say that Bangkok really surprised me. I totally fell in love with the streets, the markets and the malls there 😉 It’s a great city and I think a lot of tourists never get to see it’s beauty because the only see the airport and then go directly to the beaches. If you do so you’ll for sure have a great vacation but I’ve always been more interested in the way people are living in different countries so me and my friend decided to stay a week in Bangkok and we never regretted it.

1. Terminal 21

Terminal 21 is a Shopping Mall with different areas from all over the world. The Mall is huge and you can easily spend the whole day there. They also have a huge food court where you can have all different kinds of food. They have a huge variety and it’s very cheap as well. Btw – Shrimp Pad Thai tastes amazing 😉

2. Chatuchak Weekend Market 

Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the World’s largest markets and cover 27 acres in the northern part of Bangkok. You can easily get lost in there and spend the whole there getting lost in the small alleys. Try the fresh juices or have some coconut ice cream – you wont’t regret it 😉 Also, if you wanna bring home some souvenirs buy them here since they are a lot cheaper than on Khao San or other touristy places. Also they have a lot more variety and sizes. 

3. Bargain

When in Asia one thing you have to be prepared for is – bargaining. No matter if you wanna go in taxi or buy a Shirt on Chatuchak you always have to remember to bargain and don’t be afraid of it. If you don’t bargain it means that you are bad at doing business and that’s never a good thing 😉 In the beginning it’s quite awkward but you’ll get used to it. 

4. Visit Wat Pho at sunset

Ok I have to admit this is a very touristy thing to do but it’s totally worth it! Especially if you go around sunset. The atmosphere is just breathtaking and since most of the tourists already left you will have the magical place almost to yourself and have time to chat with the monks there. You would be surprised how much they know about different countries and how much they want to learn about your country. 

5. Have a Pad Thai & Sticky Rice with Mango

Ok, let’s talk food 😀 Asian food is one my favorites and I couldn’t try enough of all the different dishes and flavors while we where in Bangkok. But what everyone has to try while being there is Pad Thai and Sticky Rice with Mango. It’s absolutely delicious! 

6. Cooking School

If you like Pad Thai and Sticky Rice with Mango as much as I do you should definitely go to a cooking class while you’re in Bangkok. We went to the Silom cooking school and it was a great experience. We had a class with people from Vietnam, Singapur, Malaysia and the United States. It’s a great intercultural experience and you get to know people from all over the world, let alone the food. You start the class by going to a local food market where you’ll get explained all the different vegetables and herbes they use. During classes you learn how to make an awesome Pad Thai at home and also some Dim Yong Kum and other tasty dishes. The cooking class was definitely one of my favorite things to do in Bangkok. 

7. Klong Tour

If you a looking for a unique experience to explore parts of the city that you wouldn’t get to see otherwise I would very much recommend a Klong Tour. As always you have to bargain to get a good price. The tours are offered in various routes and if you can make the time I would recommend to take one of the longer ones, it’s definitely worth it if you want to explore some of the parts that are hidden to the usual tourist. Our tour also ended around sunset and we got to 

8. China Town

When we were planning to go to China Town our taxi driver asked us: ‘Do you really wanna go there? Why?’ 😀 It doesn’t seem that it’s something special to the local people but I still would got there, especially during the night. The main street is filled up with various food stands and people are sitting on the street and have a late night dinner. The different smells and kinds of foods can be quite overwhelming, but in a good way. 

9. Khao San Road

At least after Hangover 2 everyone and their mother knows about Khao San Road and if you wann ago out at night this is a great place to go. In the evenings the bars fill up, the street lights up in amazing colors and you’ll meet Backpackers from all around the world. During the day you can go to one of the amazing cafes. 

10. Go to a Supermarket and try all the different Foods

One of the most fun parts if you’re European or American is to go to a supermarket and try the different foods and drinks. We found a lot of sweets and fresh food. I always like to go to supermarkets in foreign countries, there is always so much to see and be astonished about 😉

Hope you liked this travel post <3

Love,

Melly

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Travel Diary: Bangkok – Arriving & First Impressions

Khao San Road

On May 26th I arrived in Bangkok with my lovely friend Nathi. After having an amazing flight with Qatar Airways with a stop over in Doha (btw one of the most luxurious airports I have ever seen) we landed at
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) with our Backpacks.

Our huge backpacks – start at Munich Airport
The first challenge was to carry those huge monsters to the Skytrain station, it was not that easy I can tell you 😀 The next time I will pack less, promise 😉 The air condition in the Skytrain works fine so when we walked out for the first time we just got shocked by the heat coming at us. The next challenge was to find a taxi that would actually drive us from our BTS station to our hotel. After 30 minutes we finally found a driver who took us to our hotel. After arriving in our room we each took a shower – the relieve of the day I can tell you – and headed out to grab something to eat at a food court of a local supermarket. The food is really delicious and for our dinner we only payed around 1$ each. Back at our hotel room we fell into a really deep sleep and woke up around lunch time the next day 😀 Our hotel is really nice by the way, it’s called Waterford Sukumvhit 50 and located close to a BTS station. The Pool is really huge and the view from our room is nice as well.
We used the first day in Bangkok for some sightseeing. First we took the Skytrain and then a Tuk tuk to get to a dock. Riding around the city in Tuk tuks is kinda crazy but enjoyable at the same time. We really got used to it since we have to take one to get out of our hotel each day. From the dock we started a Klong Tour around the canals. That was an awesome experience since you got to see the Temples but also the houses in which the Thai people live. For more things to do in Bangkok there is  a blog post coming up with more details 🙂

Bangkok really surprised me. I kinda like the vibe in the streets and the way of living here. I really can picture myself staying longer than just one week. It doesn’t take long to get used to the busy streets, crazy tuk tuk rides and the food markets. Even the heat becomes bearable and to get sweaty becomes your new friend 😉 Bargaining belongs to an everyday life and the prices you see on the street or retailers tell you are never the ones you end up paying.

View from our suite
Klong Tour

Buddha at Wat Pho

Wat Pho

Tuk Tuk

Me quite outstanding ;D

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