25 Best Things to Do in Bangkok (Thailand)

The capital city of Thailand and maybe the traffic jam capital of the planet, Bangkok is a fascinating, exciting and incredible city to visit. Like many other capital cities Bangkok never goes to sleep, there is always a hive of activity as people work around the clock in their various professions.

With eight million inhabitants living within the city you will find yourself encountering every walk of life, from the super poor to the mega rich they all congregate in the one city and each feels at home as the other.

Let us get started with the top 25 things to do and see in Bangkok:

1. Visit Wat Pho To See The Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho To - Reclining Budha

Source: Flickr

Wat Pho To – Reclining Budha

A visit to Wat Pho is a must for any traveler to Bangkok, it is the home to the Reclining Buddha which stands at fifteen metres tall and forty six metres long, the feet alone are measured at over five meters. The whole statue is covered in gold leaf and looks incredible when you get up close. Inside the temple there are 108 bowls and on the way in to the temple you can buy coins for the bowls. The history behind this is that Buddha completed 108 positive actions on his way to becoming perfect. Whilst you are at the temple you can also stop for a while to receive a traditional Thai Massage

List of Image Sources

25 Best Things to Do in Bangkok (Thailand):

Grand Palace

  • Wat Pho To – Reclining Budha: Flickr
  • Grand Palace: Flickr
  • Bangkok Skytrain: Wikipedia
  • Chatuchak Market: Flickr
  • Chao Phraya River: Flickr
  • Siam Paragon: Flickr
  • Bangkok National Museum: Flik
  • Thai Massage: Flickr
  • Nana Plaza (Soi 4): Flickr
  • View from Sathorn Unique Tower: Flickr
  • Lumpini Park: Flickr
  • Chinatown Restaurant: Flick
  • Vertigo and Moon Bar: Flikr
  • Thailand Street Food: Flickr
  • Motorcycle Taxi Bangkok: Flickr
  • Muay Thai, Lumpini, Bangkok: Flickr
  • Dusit Zoo: Flickr
  • Songkran in Bangkok: Flickr
  • Learn Thai: learnthaistyle
  • Bangkok Puppet Show: https://www.flickr.com/photos/silvershaina/9676597792/in/photolist-6SLgYX-772R6e-raiBo8-wgec8z-8pJRTC-3oeHT-ivGUgP-nVM7S4-fK66oY-i57dT6-i56MG7-o4rSJy-nBvDhB-nBv9zQ-nBvJht-nBvj63-nRY2o3-nTVHNd-nRY8Vb
  • Jim Thompson House: Flickr
  • Wat Arun: Flickr
  • Durian: Flickr
  • Erawan Shrine: Flickr
  • Vimanmek Mansion: Flickr