Bangkok is the bustling capital of Thailand and is famous for its lavish golden temples, floating markets, and world-class street food. There is so much history and culture to explore here, that you could spend weeks there and still not see it all.

If you’re thinking of visiting this exciting city but you’re not sure what things to do in Bangkok, Thailand, then don’t worry, we got you covered. 

Grand Palace / Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

Without a doubt, the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, are the most cherished and well-known things to see in Bangkok. The golden palace and temple are a magical display of Thai craftsmanship and a must-see for any first-time visitor to the city.

It is said in Thai Buddhism that this is the last position the Buddha was in before reaching Nirvana, and this is why the temple is so important to the locals. Wat Pho is also the location where the original Thai massage was created. It’s a seriously impressive sight you don’t want to miss!

Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha)

Wat Arun (Temple of the Rising Sun)

One of my personal favorite temples in Bangkok is Wat Arun, located along the Chao Phraya River. You can climb two flights of steps up the main stupa for a fantastic view of the river. 

With both permanent stores and makeshift stalls, the Chatuchak weekend market includes around 8,000 vendors and attracts 20,000 visitors per day. It’s the one largest markets in the world and covers a whopping 27 acres of space. 

Chatuchak Weekend Market

If you’re someone who likes to stay active on your vacation, then you should add a Muay Thai class to your itinerary. This is a form of combat boxing that includes hitting with your hands, elbows, knees, and shins. 

Try Thai Boxing (Muay Thai)