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Top 35 BANGKOK Things to Do & Places to Visit

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For the uninitiated, it’s easy to dismiss Bangkok as either a saint or a sinner. Outside its borders, the Thai capital is often depicted in two ways: with orange-clad monks walking in between sacred temples, and with wild, spirited souls enjoying the city’s notorious nightlife. But in between these two extremes is a full spectrum of attractions that solo travelers, couples, friends, and families can enjoy.

Yep, Bangkok is one of the best out-of-the-country destinations for all types of travelers! Whether you’re a foodie, a culture vulture, a history buff, a partygoer, a backpacker or a shopaholic, good ol’ Bangkok can easily load your itinerary to the seams. Here are just some of the things to do and places to visit (and revisit) in and around Bangkok!

In this post, we’ll be sharing with you 35+ key tourist attractions in Bangkok. If you only have a few days, you won’t be able to see and try them all. So here are the highlights that you might want to prioritize.


More tips on our BANGKOK TRAVEL GUIDE!


Mahanakhon Glass Walk

Towering 314 meters over the central business district of Bangkok, King Power Mahanakhon is one of the tallest buildings in the country. The 78-floor skyscraper houses a hotel, residential spaces, and retail shops.

From the bottom, you’ll have your imagination tickled by the design of the building, which resembles a pixelated square prism. And at the very top, you’ll be presented with some of the best panoramic views of the city from either its indoor 360-degree observation deck on the 74th and 75th floors, or its outdoor roof deck called The Peak. But that’s not all. One corner of the rooftop has a glass floor, hanging above the dizzying heights. It’s called Skywalk or Glass Tray Experience. To enjoy it, you only need to cover your shoes before stepping on it.

⛔️ Using your phone while within the glass area is NOT allowed. If you’re here for the photos, it’s best to come with a companion who can take pics of you from the outside. Otherwise, you’ll have to ask strangers. Or find other solo visitors, take photos of them, and ask them to return the favor.

The best time to go is before sunset. This way, you get to see the city in the daytime and at night.

Oh by the way, the elevator ride is also quite the experience. The walls of the elevators are covered with digital screens, creating a virtual show as it zooms passengers up to the 74th floor in about…

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