• 8 Things To Do Guide In Bangkok

    I’ve done Bangkok to death but there is still so much so see when you visit. It’s such a huge city, you will never run out of things to see and do. I wanted to write up another guide post on all the things you should do in Bangkok. From awesome bars to check out to various excursions, you’ll never get bored.

    THINGS TO DO GUIDE IN BANGKOK // 8 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO

    THE WOODSHED BAR

    The Woodshed is an awesome 1920s themed bar inside The Harvest restaurant. It has an amazing live band that plays the bass, cello and piano for some 20’s music whilst you enjoy your drinks in a dim lit cozy lounge room. It’s perfect for a night cap and late night drinks. You totally forget you are in the middle of a massive Asian city. I wanted a vodka and pineapple but they had run out of vodka, so they made me a Malibu and pineapple instead – which I wouldn’t normally order or think of ordering but it was actually really nice.

    Location: 24 1 Soi Sukhumvit 31, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    JIM THOMPSON SILK HOUSE MUSEUM

    Jim Thompson was a famous American silk collector in the 1950s and 60s before his mysterious disappearance. Time magazine claims he almost singlehanded saved Thailand’s vital silk industry from extinction. You can explore his original house Jim Thompson Silk House Museum which has been saved and expanded as a museum to learn about his history as a silk collector and all of the pieces he worked on before his disppearance. You are not allowed to take pictures inside of the house, but I managed to get a sneaky picture even though I was caught and you aren’t allowed to wear shoes inside. I will write more about this experience in a seperate post.

    Their opening hours are everyday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm excluding public holidays.
    The entrance fee is: 200 baht for Adults, Visitors under 22 years old : 100 baht, Children under 10 years old : FREE when accompanied by an adult.

    Location: 6 Kasem San 2 Alley, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

    READ MORE: 5 Things To Do In Bangkok If You’ve Been Before



    EXPLORE THE RIVERSIDE GRAFFITI

    There is so much awesome graffiti around the riverside in Bangkok especially near the Jim Thompson Silk Museum which is were we saw these art murals but also around were the river boats opperate. It’s perfect for getting portraits done in front of or if you love photographing that kind of thing. They are perfect for that! I love that urban feel especially in an Asian city, it just feels so surreal. These art murals are right next to Jim Thompson’s Silk Museum, so you can tick two off the list quite quickly.

    Location: 6 Kasem San 2 Alley, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

    BTS is the Bangkok Mass Transit System, commonly known as the BTS or the Skytrain, is an elevated rapid transit system in Bangkok, Thailand. It connects various parts of Bangkok to each other to make it easier to travel across and around the vast city. It is extremly cheap and easy to use and is also air conditioned. The BTS is perfect for getting around different areas and seeing all of these excursions easily and cheaply.

    TERMINAL 21 SHOPPING MALL

    Terminal 21 shopping mall is the perfect place to do your international shopping but it’s also the perfect place to chill out and explore as each floor is themed like a different country. There are a huge range of shops on each floor from independent, high end and budget, plenty of restaurants and cafes and entertainment sections as well. It’s a pretty cool place to spent a couple of hours or even the day, it’s up to you. Each escalator to the different floors is themed like an airport. There are Arrival and Departure boards above the escalators depending on if you are going up or down which is pretty cool.

    Location: 88 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
    Nearest BTS: Asok

    READ MORE: Unseen Photos From Bangkok

    TRAVEL ON THE RIVERBOATS ALONG THE RIVERS

    One of the best ways to get around Bangkok is via the river and using the riverboats. They can take you all around the city in a variety of ways. It can get quite busy on the boats especially on a weekday and during working hours or school hours with locals going to work or school. They tend to cram quite a few people on the boats so if you are claustrophobic make sure you stand back and wait until there’s some space or a more empty boat. They also lower the ceiling of the boats to get under lower bridges so you have to be aware of that as well.

    They are quite affordable and quick in moving around the riverways. You can also see Bangkok in a different way, especially with the houses that are right on the riverside and tend to use the river for fishing. One boat ticket we bought cost us 11TBH and another cost us 13TBH depending on what route you get.


    NAVIGATE YOUR WAY AROUND THE CITY…

    Open this map on your phone while in Bangkok to help navigate your way around the city. Press the star to save it to your favourites so you can go back to it later.


    FLOWER & VEG MARKETS

    There are quite a lot of flower and also fruit & vegetale markets in Bangkok and unfortunately I can’t remember which one this was. This one had a huge array of marigold and orchid stalls which were absolutely beautiful. If it’s your kind of thing to check out and explore, I highly recommend it. The smell of fresh flowers is fine and you can get some gorgeous shots in the markets.

    THE BEAUTIFUL TEMPLES ON CHAKKRAPHET ROAD

    There are so many beautiful temples around Thailand and especially in Bangkok, hidden amongst the tall sky scrappers. You can get templed out especially in an Asian country. But if it’s something you are interested in and want to visit as many as possible, I highly recommend it. Most are free to enter and accept small donations into pots for the monks.

    The bigger and more tourist attraction temples require payment and buying a ticket to enter though. You also need to be aware of the clothing you are wearing and whether it is acceptable to enter a temple wearing that clothing. You can hire or be given a sarong/tunic to wear to cover the exposed skin before entering. Wat Ratchaburana and The Giant Swing are quite popular attractions to visit and check out.

    Location: 119 Chakkraphet Rd, Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

    CHECK OUT THE ART PIECES OUTSIDE OF BANGKOK ART & CULTURE CENTRE

    If you are interested in checking out art sculptures and anything arty there are quite a few awesome pieces outside of the Art & Culture centre in Bangkok. These ones might not be around all the time but I’m sure they change their theme regularly. This particular showcase outside of the centre is all about outdooe lighting and promote more awareness about alternative energy by using solar panels. Most of the sculptures included things like broken car tail lights. 12 art installations were showcased outside of the centre. You can check out their website to find out what’s happening throughout the year.

    Location: 939 Rama I Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand


    All photos are taken with a Canon EOS 60D camera and with the Canon EF 50mm lens f/1.8.


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