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10 Unique Activities in Bangkok

Booking a Bangkok holiday soon? Thailand’s enigmatic capital continues to lure in adventurous travelers around the world with its lively atmosphere, rich culture and distinctly delicious cuisine.

There are various ways for all types of travellers to enjoy this exciting destination. 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 match. Skip the classic tourist activities and instead add these 10 unique Bangkok experiences to your itinerary.

1. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
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Shop like a true Thai at the busy Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where the daily trading of Bangkok locals can be experienced by adventurous travellers and shopaholics. Row through a maze of floating stalls and enjoy authentic Thai delicacies, unique market treasures and traditional souvenirs sold from boat stall holders.

2. ABC Thai Food Tour

ABC Food Tour Bangkok
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Are you an avid cyclist with a passion for food? You’ll love the ABC Thai Food Tour, a rustic, atypical street-food experience. Build up an appetite as you pedal through Bangkok’s lively streets and stop by some of the best street-food stalls around town to dine on authentic and delicious Thai snacks, dishes, drinks and desserts.

3. Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives

Muay Thai in Bangkok
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Any fan of action movies or physical sport will love the competitiveness of Muay Thai fighting in one of Bangkok’s top arenas. This blockbuster comes to life right in front of your eyes at Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives.

Witness the skills of some of Thailand’s top fighters who employ fists, elbows, knees, shins and various clinching techniques to take down their opponent. You’re also treated to a close-up on the origins of Thai boxing and the inspiring traditions and culture surrounding it through a captivating theatre performance.

4. Bangkok Pub Crawl

Bangkok Pub Crawl
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Once the sun sets, 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 with the wild and wicked Bangkok Pub Crawl.

Widely known for its entertainment and party scene, Downtown Bangkok is the place to be for tasty 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

Jungle zip-line in Bangkok
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Thrill-seekers craving an exhilarating ride can soar hundreds of feet above the ground through the tall treetops of Chonburi Jungle. Get your adrenalin pumping as you glide through one of Thailand’s most lush rainforests, admiring Bangkok’s well-conserved environment from the country’s highest zip-line. You can also challenge your fear of heights by rappelling and crossing sky bridges.

6. Bangkok Tuk-Tuk Night Tour

Tuk Tuk Night Tour
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Get first-hand experience of Bangkok’s best-kept nightlife secrets and hotspots by hopping on your own tuk-tuk. The classic Thai way of getting around, a tuk-tuk lets you discover the inner workings of this vibrant capital. Join the Bangkok Tuk-Tuk Night Tour with a local tour guide to iconic Bangkok night 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. Drop by the 24-hour flower market to glimpse hundreds of vivid blooms, including roses, orchids and tulips.

7. Sompong Thai Cooking School

Thai cooking class
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Foodies and aspiring chefs can learn the secrets behind Thailand’s world-renowned cuisine from the pros at Sompong Thai Cooking School, one of Bangkok’s top cooking schools. Create your favourite Thai dishes, from the iconic curry and pomelo salad to the famous mango sticky rice. This four-hour cooking class lets you even learn about each dish’s origins.

8. Chao Phraya Princess River Cruise

Bangkok River Cruise
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Fulfil 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 illuminated against the night sky.

Along with the cool breeze and incredible sights, you can enjoy a sumptuous Thai dinner buffet on deck and a live band playing throwback hits. Revel in the romantic atmosphere created by the moonlight and surrounding glowing temples.

9.  Bang Kachao Day Tour

Bang Kachao Day Tour
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Nature lovers can enjoy a greenery-filled respite from the Bangkok city bustle at Bang Kachao, Bangkok’s unspoiled verdant oasis. Take a leisurely hike in the jungle, cycle around scenic pathways in search for hidden tree houses or explore the island’s waters by boat. You can learn “batik”, traditional cloth dyeing, too.

10. Bangkok Art and Culture Day Tour

Bangkok Art and Culture Day Tour
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Wake up that passion for creativity and art with 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 inspire your artistry.

Take in the impressive design exhibits and architecture, as well as the charm of other cultural spots, such as 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.

Bangkok Awaits You

From mouth-watering Thai cuisine to lush jungle zip-line adventures, take your pick from this incredible list and make the most of Bangkok’s exciting activities. Enjoy your Thai vacation by booking these unique experiences with KKday.

Which incredible Bangkok experience appeals to you? Let us know in the comments below.

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