5 Must Have Bangkok Experiences

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Beautiful Bangkok, the city that never sleeps. From the parties on Khao San road to the temples with ancient statues and everything in between, any traveler will find events and sights to suit their fancy. No matter what type of traveler you are, there are a few must have experiences and can’t miss sights. Even if you only have a quick stopover, don’t miss these top 5 experiences so you’ll get the real Bangkok experience.

Khao San Road

Khao San Road is backpacker central due to most of the cheap hotels in Bangkok being in this area. Your senses will be tested as you walk down this street. Street vendors will pull you into their stalls trying to peddle their wares. This is a great place to pick up cheap souvenirs for those at home. Loud music will be blasting from all the restaurants and bars that line the street. Your nostrils will be overcome by the street food carts that you can’t afford to miss. Not only is the food amazing, but you can also get a meal for under $1!

Muay Thai Boxing Match

Travelers that are looking for an adrenaline rush should head to a local Muay Thai boxing match. Be ready to stand on your feet the entire time during this event, however. You’ll witness the sheer strength and agility of the human body at a boxing match.

Any fitness enthusiast can turn up the intensity and take a Muay Thai boxing class at one of the many local boxing studios.

The Golden Buddha

Located inside Wat Traimit, The Golden Buddha is the largest golden Buddha statue in the world. Visitors are overcome by the sheer size of this 700 years old statue. While you’ll be impressed by the sheer value of the statue, what you’ll really remember is the serene atmosphere and pleasant attitude of the monks that live at the Wat.

History buffs will find many of the wat’s and temples around Bangkok to be interesting. But beware, a tour of the main temples in the city could take days.

Thai Food Tasting

Bangkok holds many culinary delights ranging from the traditional noodle dishes, meat kebabs, and exotic fruits to the non-traditional Angry Bird fish balls, various roasted bugs and even grilled scorpion. The best way to sample the local fare is to walk down the main roads and try different street food that you come across.

Travelers looking an authentic meal with a great view should try taking one of the river dinner cruises that lazily floats along the Chao Phraya River.

Use the Public Transportation

Unlike many other major cities in Southeast Asia, the transportation system in Bangkok is fairly reliable and extremely diverse. Traveling like a local is an experience that you shouldn’t miss. Especially when it includes using the canal system that runs from the Chao Phraya River. While using the canals, you’ll get a rare glimpse of the daily Thai life that you won’t soon forget.

Tuk Tuk’s are a fun form of transportation for visitors to Bangkok. One of these three-wheeled rickshaws will help you navigate the notoriously heavy traffic of the city.

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