1. Overview about Bangkok

Bangkok is considered a paradise destination for domestic and foreign tourists. Bangkok focuses on busy commercial centers, many entertainment services, and quality resorts. Many first-time visitors to Bangkok are overwhelmed with the modernity of this place. Bangkok is the magnificent capital of the Golden Temple country, famous for its skyscrapers, attractive attractions, unique entertainment and a culinary paradise.

Bangkok owns many “best” things such as the largest city in Thailand, the most dynamic and modern city in Thailand, the city with Suvarnabhumi airport – one of the largest and busiest airports in Asia. Coming to Bangkok, visitors must be prepared to have a list of things to do in Bangkok. This place will definitely bring visitors unforgettable memories.

2. The ideal time to travel to Bangkok

Bangkok’s tropical environment, which is hot and muggy all year round, is one reason it has become a popular tourist destination. Visitors who want to travel to Bangkok should be aware of Thailand’s three seasons even though the weather here is generally consistent throughout the year.

  • November to February: This is the golden time to visit Bangkok. This is considered the coolest time of the year. Therefore, this is also the peak tourist season of the land of the Golden Temple. So traveling this season, the cost is somewhat higher than usual. Visitors can plan to hunt for tickets early, saving money.
  • March to June: This is the hot season in Thailand, also a good time to do day tours. During this time, tourists often flock to the beaches and floating markets, or spend a long time shopping in the air-conditioned commercial centers. For visitors who can’t stand the hot weather in Thailand, it will feel a little uncomfortable.
  • July to October: This is the time of the rainy season in Thailand. However, rain usually occurs during the day and usually lasts no more than 1 hour. Therefore, visitors can completely rest assured about their schedule to visit their next tourist destinations after the rain stops.

3. How to move to Bangkok

3.1. Move to Bangkok

There are many airlines operating routes from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Bangkok such as Vietnam Airline, Bamboo, Vietjet Air Fares can range from 1,400,000 to 7,000,000 VND depending on each airline, ticket class and time of flight.

3.2. Travel from the airport to Bangkok

3.2.1. Taxi

  • Hours of operation: 24 hours per day.
  • Fares are about 400 Baht for each leg.
  • You can catch a taxi at the Entry Level 4 gate on the 1st floor.

3.2.2. Bus

  • Buses operate from 4, 5 am to 11 pm.
  • There are a total of 11 trips to central Bangkok.

You can choose from 2 routes:

  • Route 551 – Suvarnabhumi Airport – Victory Monument.
  • Line 552 – Suvarnabhumi Airport – Skytrain On Nut BTS Station.

4. Things to do in Bangkok

4.1. Check In the famous tourist attractions in Bangkok

4.1.1. Visit the Grand Palace Royal Palace

Visiting the Grand Palace is one of the things to do in Bangkok. Located right in the city center, Grand Palace is a famous tourist destination, built by King Rama 1 in 1782, the Grand Palace served as the residence of the Thai royal family for over 100 years. The complex primarily serves as a tourist attraction these days, but it’s definitely one you shouldn’t miss.

Since the Grand Palace is an iconic sight in Bangkok, it is always extremely busy. Come early in the morning if you don’t want to be jostled. While it’s possible to explore the Grand Palace on your own, a guided tour is even better to learn a little more about the site’s history.

  • Address: Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
  • Opening hours: 08:30 – 15:30

4.1.2. Visiting the Temple of the Emerald Buddha

The next thing you need to do in your list of things to do in Bangkok is visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha

This is one of the most famous temples in Thailand. Besides the unique architecture, the temple is also famous for owning a giant jade statue. It is not wrong to say that for Thai people, this statue is like a national treasure.

Thai people believe that anyone who visits this temple will encounter good luck and good things in life. So if you have a trip to Thailand, come here to pray for your loved ones and friends!

  • Address: Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
  • Opening hours: 08:30 – 15:30

4.1.3. Immerse yourself in the rhythm of Chinese life in Chinatown

An indispensable experience of the things to do in Bangkok is to immerse yourself in Chinese life. Chinatown is like a miniature Chinatown in the heart of Bangkok. Chinatown has always been an attractive destination for tourists because of its uniqueness and characteristics. Coming here, you will be surprised by its excitement and bustle. From culture to architecture, they are boldly Chinese.

More than that, you will have the opportunity to enjoy Chinese dishes. The street corners and roads here are also the ultimate check-in points for young people. If you have the opportunity to visit Bangkok, do not miss Chinatown.

  • Address: Yaowarat Road, Samphanthawong

4.1.4. Shopping on the floating market Damnoen Saduak

One of the locations that tourists adore greatly is the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. One of the first floating marketplaces to emerge in the Golden Temple region is this one. The variety of things available here is comparable to those in markets on the ground.

You can freely shop for the necessary items. Coming here, you will have the opportunity to see boats filled with goods of all colors. Even these boats sell food.

  • Address: Damnoen Saduak, Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi 70130, Thailand.
  • Opening hours: 07:00 – 17:00

4.1.5. Visit Safari World Bangkok

The next destination that should not be missed in the things to do when traveling to Bangkok is Safari World Bangkok. This is a very large wildlife park. When you come here, you will feel like you are immersed in nature. Wild animals have never been so close to you.

The two sections of Safari World Bangkok are separated. As mentioned earlier, one portion is an open zoo. The other place is Marine Park, a marine park filled with adorably adorable marine life.

The performances with the animals here will make you feel relaxed and happy. You can explore the park all day long without getting tired. Along with that, there are more very special photos. Visiting Safari World Bangkok is one of the things to do in Bangkok.

  • Address: 99 Panya Indra Rd, Sam Wa Tawan Tok, Khlong Sam Wa, Bangkok 10510, Thailand
  • Opening hour: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Ticket price: 1800 baht

4.2. Try Bangkok’s signature dishes

4.2.1. Khao Niew Muang

Mango sticky rice with coconut milk, peanuts and sesame.

Famous Khao Niew Muang addresses in Bangkok

 Kor Panich
  • Address: 431 – 433 Tanao Road, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Opening time: 07:00 – 18:00 daily
 Boonsap Thai Desserts
  • Address: 1478 Charoen Krung Road, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Opening time: 07:00 – 17:00 daily
 Je Meaw Sukhumvit 38
  • Address: Street Food Court, Sukhumvit Soi 38, Thonglor, Bangkok
  • Opening time: 17:00 – 01:00 daily

4.2.2. Tom Yum

Soup cooked with shrimp, seafood or meat with lime juice, lime leaves, minced chili, galangal, lemongrass and mushrooms, served with noodles, vermicelli, vermicelli, rice.

Famous Tom Yum addresses in Bangkok

 Jeh O Chula (Jeh O Khao Tom Ped)
  • Address: 113 Soi Charatmeang, Rong Muang, Pathum Wan, Bangkok
  • Opening hours: 17:30 – 01:00 
Jay Fai
  • Address: 327 Mahachai Rd., Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
  • Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 – 22:00 (Closed Monday, Tuesday)
Pe Aor
  • Address: 68 51 Phetchaburi Rd, Thung Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
  • Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 – 21:00 (closed on Mondays).

4.2.3. Som Tam

Papaya salad with tomatoes, crushed garlic chili, lemon, peanuts, cashew nuts is famous in Thailand

Famous Som Tam addresses in Bangkok

Som Tam Nua
  • Address: 392/14 Siam Square Soi 5, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok
  • Opening hours: 10:45 -21.30 
  • Address: 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road Bangrak
  • Opening hours: 18:00 – 22:30
Somtam Jay So
  • Address: Phiphat 2, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
  • Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00

4.2.4. Pad Thai

This is noodle soup or fried noodles with shrimp, meat, and scrambled eggs.

Famous Pad Thai addresses in Bangkok

Thip Samai
  • Address: 313 Maha Chai Road, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok.
  • Operating hours: 17:30 – 01:30 every day.
Nara Thai Cuisine Central World
  • Address: 7th floor, Central World Plaza, Ratchadamri Rd., Pathum Wan Sub-District, Pathum Wan District
  • Opening hours: 11:00 – 23:00
Thara Thong
  • Address: 2 Charoen Krung, Soi 30 Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel
  • Opening hours: 18:00 – 22:00

5. Notes when traveling to Bangkok

  • Thai people hold the royal family in the highest regard, as such, you should treat them with deference. Thai people frequently recite sutras to the king in the morning and the afternoon as an act of respect. You ought to adopt a serious approach at this stage.
  • Some hotels and accommodation in Thailand do not have toothbrushes, toothpaste and slippers like our country. So please equip yourself with these items if you travel to Bangkok
  • Famous as the land of the Golden Temple, there are many temples and shrines in Thailand. If visiting, visitors must dress politely, discreetly and not wear revealing slippers. Violators will not be allowed to visit.
  • For Thai people, the head is the most sacred part. Therefore, visitors should not rub the head of others, even children.
  • Women are not allowed to touch the monk. If a woman wants to give something to a monk, it must be given through another man.
  • When entering the house, you must take off your slippers and do not step on the threshold. Thai people believe that gods will reside at that threshold.

6. Conclusion

Above is all the information as well as things to do in Bangkok that visitors should experience when having the opportunity to visit Thailand. Contact Metta Voyage immediately to update more interesting tourist information as well as a detailed tour schedule to help visitors save time and money!

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