Familiar, yet exotic: Bangkok is the ultimate cultural hub for travelers looking to experience collusion of the eclectic traditional with a familiar modern flare. Want to make the most of your Bangkok experience? Explore the incredible hidden gems few even know about by using guided digitized tours and truly immerse yourself into this City of Angels. Download your SmartGuide Bangkok and explore without thick guidebooks and maps in your hands!
1. Explore the Wonders of Ayutthaya
Located two hours by train from Bangkok, this archaeological site contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries, and statues. Utilize the SmartGuide Ayutthaya tour, an offline tour that’s a private guide right on your phone, so that you don’t get lost while exploring this incredible city. You don’t want to waste your time by wandering!
2. Take a tour of the 5 of Bangkok’s Infamous Floating Markets
Head on over to the huge, lively section of Thailand home to their infamous floating markets along the water. It’s definitely best to take a guided tour of these floating markets so you can stay away from the tourist traps of some of the more tourist scam-driven floating markets.
3. Check out some of Bangkok’s Incredible Rooftop Bars!
Vertigo is located 61 floors above the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, overlooking the glorious cityscape.The Sky Bar rooftop at Lebua State Tower is a round rooftop bar with a 360 degree view of the city, lying 63 stories high!. Jutting over the edge, it’s the best place to be when the sun sets over the Chao Phraya river.
Ever been to your local Marriot? You’ve never been to one quite like this! With its new Octave Rooftop Bar, Bangkok Marriott has quickly claimed its status as one of the best rooftop bars in Bangkok with its amazing cocktail selection and beaming atmosphere.
If you’re still not sure where to go, use SmartGuide to see the best rooftop bars near you using its offline GPS system!
4. Hang Out With Reptiles at the Crocodile Farm
Feeling adventurous? Want to step outside of your comfort zone? Make sure to check out Bangkok’s exciting and offbeat zoo dedicated to crocodiles and the rehabilitation of the species. By taking a tour through the zoo, you can find the best live performances of crazy performers who take the plunge inside of the arena with the crocodiles and put on a show.
5. Shop ‘Till You Drop at the Chinatown Market
Explore this wonderful selection of handmade jewelry, gorgeous clothing from locals, and so much more at the legendary Chinatown Market!
6. The Bookshop Bar
Step right on into your very own Alice in Wonderland fairytale at the Bookshop Bar on Sukhumvit 38. With its maze-like staircases leading to the ceiling or to nowhere, this place is surely like no other you’ve ever seen!
7. Get a Taste of Some of the Exotic Foods Bangkok Has to Offer
Bangkok is best known for its huge and ever-changing food scene. Head over to Chinatown for the most exotic range of food starting with the most delicious som tam, or maybe head over to The Local for a more high-end experience. Better yet, have you ever wanted the bragging rights of saying you ate insects before? Check that out and so many more exotic foods in Bangkok!
8. Check out Siam Center and Siam Paragon
Still not shopped-out from your trip to Chinatown market? Head on over to the independent fashion boutiques around Siam Center and Siam Paragon for some great personal touches to your collection!
9. Head on over to the Chatuchak Weekend Market
The Chatuchak market is the largest market in Thailand and it is just waiting to be explored! Once you see the iconic clock tower, you’ll know you’re there and ready to shop around this incredible and, frankly, historic market.
10. Find Some Insane Deals at Khaosan Road
Known as the “center of the backpacking universe”, Khaosan Road is known for its cheap mattress-in-a-box type of accommodations and cheap things all around! Head on over to this hippie town for an interesting experience into one of the many hidden gems Bangkok has to offer!
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