Cheap Holidays to Bangkok
Bangkok is an exciting and vibrant city, with so many spectacular attractions that are waiting to be explored. Explore the bustling markets and visit the breath-taking temples - as the capital of Thailand, a holiday to Bangkok promises to be a unique experience that you'll treasure forever.
Things to do in Bangkok
A destination that offers something for all ages, Bangkok in Thailand is a delightful combination of old and new. Teeming with jaw-dropping architecture, the Grand Palace is perhaps the jewel in its very impressive crown. A stroll through the vibrant, buzzing streets will reward you with views of a huge array of ornate, iconic temples.
For lovers of retail therapy, Siam Square is a must, and at the weekend the famous Chatuchak Market should be on every traveller’s itinerary. The Museum of Contemporary Art is also highly recommended.
Wine and Dine
With so many things to do in Bangkok, you will want to make sure your taste buds don’t miss out. One of the most pleasing aspects of the city is the plethora of street vendors selling fresh, delicious examples of Thai cuisine. Head to the area around the Sao Ching-Cha (Giant Swing) for the very best examples.
Khao San Road is a Bangkok attraction in its own right, thanks to the bustling streets and the many exciting bars and clubs. The restaurants are also worthy of further exploration, especially when the sun goes down and the neon lights dominate the horizon.
Action and Adventure
There are so many things to do in Bangkok, ranging from bowling and go-karting to cycling and golfing. If the local food inspires you, try your hand at one of the Thai cookery classes and see if you can match the culinary skills of the experts.
Close to the K-Village Shopping Mall you can test your surfing skills on an artificial wave machine at Flow House. One of the finest Bangkok attractions is the beautiful Lumpini Park, a peaceful oasis of serenity which is home to a number of activities, including boating and exercising at a delightful open-air gym.
Fine dining in one of the many classy restaurants is about as romantic as you can get. Of all the things to do in Bangkok, a meal on Sathon Nuea Road is a must. During the day when you’re both tired from all the sightseeing be sure to savour a cruise along the meandering waters of the Chao Phraya River. If sensational views of the city at night appeal to you, a trip to the Sky Bar is highly recommended. Perched on the 64th floor of the State Tower, the panoramic vistas will melt hearts. The Sirocco open-air restaurant is also located here, providing the perfect location for lovers from all over the world.
Nothing beats a romantic walk through a verdant paradise in the heart of the city. Of all the Bangkok attractions, Lumpini Park is the most peaceful - and the most inspiring - of the lot.
We all like to find out a little more about our destinations when we’re on holiday, and one of the most important Bangkok attractions is the National Museum in Rattanakosin, which gives you a fascinating insight into the history of this amazing country.
The Jim Thompson House houses a collection of superb examples of Thai art, all assembled by the eponymous American businessman who lived here in the 1950s and 1960s. Of the things to do in Bangkok, a visit to this national treasure simply has to be on the agenda for all visitors. There are a number of opportunities to catch some top quality performance art in the city, and one of the finest venues is the Aksra Theatre, which hosts a diverse calendar of events throughout the year. It’s located in the King Power Complex, and is a well-known Bangkok attraction for both residents and tourists alike.
There are so many things to do in Bangkok during the day, of course, but don’t go thinking it’s all quiet when night falls. The city is home to some of the hippest clubs, coolest bars and friendliest pubs in the whole of south-east Asia. The best place to find the buzz is Khao San Road in the Banglamphu district.
Café Democ is well-known throughout the region, and it plays host to many western DJs as well as up-and-coming local stars. It’s particularly popular with Bangkok’s student population. Mulligan’s Irish Bar at the Buddy Lodge Hotel is perfect for those occasions when you want to relax with a drink or two among friends.
The Vertigo and Moon Bar at the Banyan Tree Hotel is a rooftop bar which offers the perfect environment from which to savour a cocktail while enjoying views of the city’s skyline. This is one Bangkok attraction that you won’t want to miss.
When you visit Bangkok, expect to be busy. As one of the liveliest cities in South-East Asia, Bangkok has something for everyone. Start your holiday in the city centre; haggle at the markets and enjoy some snacks from the street sellers while watching the whole world fly by. Also located within the city centre are the main cultural sights that make Bangkok so famous; visit the royal palace and its various temples, including the temple of the reclining Buddha, the golden pagoda and discover the other 400+ temples that are scattered throughout the city. After your busy day of sightseeing, head out for the evening and enjoy some of the most delicious food in the world; from authentic Thai cuisine to the English staples in a traditional pub. If you are heading to Bangkok and like to party, you will not be disappointed - with the infamous Koh San Road jam packed with bars and clubs you are sure to have a night to remember.
If you fancy a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, why not plan a few day trips? Only a short journey from the city centre, you will find yourself visiting some amazing historical sites such as the ancient capital city of Ayuthaya where you can wander around the historic ruins and visit the museums. Another popular day trip for holidaymakers is the floating markets that are packed with various goods on sale from flowers to exotic fruits; here you can be transported back in time and experience authentic Thai culture.
So if you fancy a holiday packed with sightseeing, shopping, culture, history and delicious food, look no further than a holiday in Bangkok. loveholidays can help you plan your perfect getaway with a fantastic selection of cheap flights and hotels. You are only one step away from a holiday to remember.