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10 Unique Activities to Do in Bangkok

Booking a trip to the City of Smiles soon? Bangkok, Thailand continues to be a favorite destination for adventurous travelers around the world because of its lively atmosphere, rich culture, and distinctly delicious cuisine.

There are various ways to enjoy this exciting destination, no matter what type of traveler you are. Cherish the Buddhist temples gleaming beautifully across the iconic Chao Phraya River on a cruise. Or glimpse the origins of Thai boxing through an action-packed Muay Thai Live show!

Skip the elephant rides and add these unique activities to your itinerary instead. Check out our top 10 list of unique things to do in Bangkok!

1. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

(image via Dennis Jarvis, Wikimedia Commons)
(image via Dennis Jarvis, Wikimedia Commons)

There’s no better way to shop like a true Thai than at the busy Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where the daily trading hustle and bustle of Bangkok locals can be experienced both by the adventurous travelers and self-confessed shopaholics!

Row your way through a tricky maze of floating stalls and enjoy authentic Thai delicacies, fresh market finds, and traditional souvenirs, all within just an arm’s reach away from your boat!

  • Address: Damnoun Saduak, Ratchaiburi, Damnoen Saduak 70130, Thailand
  • Service Hours: Daily, 6:00am – 11:00am

2. ABC Thai Food Tour

(image via Min An, Pexels)
(image via Min An, Pexels)

Would you happen to be an avid cyclist with a passion for food on the side? If so, you’re gonna love the ABC Thai Food Tour, a rustic, atypical street food experience any true foodie and sightseer will love!

Build up an appetite as you pedal your way through Bangkok’s lively streets and stop by some of the best street food stalls around town to gorge on authentically delicious, freshly-made Thai snacks, dishes, drinks, and desserts.

  • Address: Sukhumvit Road Soi 26, 10/5-7 Soi Ari, Bangkok
  • Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 5:30pm

3. Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives

(Image via Mr. Peerapong Prastur, Wikimedia Commons)
(Image via Mr. Peerapong Prastur, Wikimedia Commons)

A fan of hardcore action movies? Are you into Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC) and mixed martial arts tournaments? Do you love to sweat by kickboxing? Then, witness this action-packed blockbuster come to life right in front of your very own eyes at Bangkok’s must-see attraction: Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives!

Watch local and international pro fighters perform a heartstopping show of intricate skill and intense power. The audience is also treated to a close-up on the origins of Thai boxing and the inspiring traditions and culture surrounding it through a captivating theater performance.

  • Address: Asiatique The Riverfront 2194 Warehouse 4, Charoenkrung Rd., Wat Prayakrai District, Bangkor Laem, Bangkok 10120
  • Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 8:00pm

4. Bangkok Pub Crawl

(Image via Eustaquio Santimano, Flickr)
(Image via Eustaquio Santimano, Flickr)

Sun’s out? It’s time to head out! If you’re looking for a taste of Thailand’s famous nightlife, take a night out on the town via a wild and wicked Bangkok Pub Crawl!

Widely-known for its entertainment and party scene, downtown is the place to be for  great drinks, vibrant lights, lively parties, rockin’ music, and the coolest nightclubs, pubs, and bars. Let that inner party animal loose and drink and dance the night away!

5. Chonburi Flight of the Gibbon Jungle Zipline

(image via Ann P, Wikimedia Commons)
(image via Ann P, Wikimedia Commons)

For thrill-seekers craving for an exhilarating zing to add to their itinerary, how does soaring hundreds of feet above the ground, through the tall treetops of the Chonburi Jungle, sound?

Get your adrenaline pumping as you glide through one of Thailand’s most lush rainforests, admiring Bangkok’s well-conserved environment from the country’s highest zipline! Plus, you can challenge your fear of heights by rappelling and crossing sky bridges, too. How’s that for a one-of-a-kind nature tour?

6. Bangkok Tuk-Tuk Night Tour

(image via Florian Wehde, Unsplash)
(image via Florian Wehde, Unsplash)

For a first-hand experience of Bangkok’s best-kept nightlife secrets and secret hotspots, hop on your very own tuk-tuk. This is the Thai way of getting around (their version of the Philippine ‘tricycle’!), and discover the inner workings of this vibrant capital at night!

Go on the Bangkok Tuk-Tuk Night Tour and enjoy the fast ride as your local tour guide takes you to iconic Bangkok attractions. Indulge in cheap (and delicious!) street eats including pad thai, green curry, Bha Mi Noodles, and satay with Thai chili sauce at night markets, local stalls, and bars.

You can even squeeze in a visit to secluded temples like Wat Pho and marvel at the gold-plated reclining Buddha inside. Make sure to drop by the 24-hour flower market to glimpse hundreds of vivid blooms, including roses, orchids, and tulips. Just hop in and out and take it all in!

  • Schedule 7:00pm – 11:30pm

7. Sompong Thai Cooking School

(image via Dennis Wong, Wikimedia Commons)
(image via Dennis Wong, Wikimedia Commons)

Foodies and aspiring homecooks, listen up! Want to know the secrets behind Thailand’s world-renowned cuisine? Learn the culinary tricks of the trade from the pros at Sompong Thai Cooking School, one of Bangkok’s top cooking schools!

Create your favorite yummy Thai dishes  – from the iconic curry, to pomelo salad, to the famous mango sticky rice – from scratch at this 4-hour cooking class and even learn about each dish’s origins along the way. Hurry, your very own authentic Thai creation is only a class away!

  • Schedule: 9:30am – 3:00pm

8. Chao Phraya Princess River Cruise

 (image via Mark Fischer, Wikimedia Commons)
(image via Mark Fischer, Wikimedia Commons)

Finally fulfill your cruise dreams on the legendary Chao Phraya River on the upscale Princess Cruise! Sail past some of Bangkok’s most iconic landmarks, including the Wat Arun temple and the majestic Grand Palace both beautifully lit against the night sky.

Aside from the fresh, cool breeze and incredible sights, a sumptuous Thai dinner buffet on deck and a live band playing throwback hits also await you. Revel in the romantic atmosphere created by the moonlight and surrounded by glowing temples. Sounds like a blast for the whole family!

9.  Bang Kachao Day Tour

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(Image via James Antrobus, Wikimedia Commons)

Hey nature lovers, how does a peaceful, greenery-filled respite from the Bangkok city bustle sound? Perfect. Take a day trip to Bang Kachao, Bangkok’s unspoiled verdant oasis, for a breath of fresh air (literally)!

Feel free to take a leisurely hike in the jungle, bike around scenic pathways in search for hidden tree houses, or explore the island’s waters by boat. Why not learn “batik”, traditional cloth dyeing, too? You can easily spend the whole day here at Bang Kachao!

  • Schedule: Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00am

10. Bangkok Art and Culture Day Tour

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(Image via dickyfeng, Flickr)

Tired and uninspired? Wake up that passion for creativity and art at the Bangkok Art and Culture Day Tour! Immerse yourself in the dynamic cultural scene of Bangkok and let a tour of the modern Thailand Creative and Design Center tickle your artistic bone.

Take in impressive design exhibits and architecture, as well as the charm of other cultural spots, like the 19th century Lhong 1919 mansion. Cap off the night at Chang Chui Night Market, or the Plane Night Market, for some Thai bites and local souvenirs!

What are you waiting for? From mouthwatering Thai cuisine to lush jungle zipline adventures, take your pick from list and make the most of Bangkok’s exotic locales! Enjoy your Thai vacation and book these unique activities with KKday.