Off the beaten path; 3 Unique things to do in Bangkok

Off the beaten path; 3 Unique things to do in Bangkok

Unveiling the hidden gems of Thailand’s most popular city

Bangkok, Thailand’s lively capital has something for everyone. This city is characterised by its eclectic mix of ancient temples, bustling markets, contemporary shopping malls, and a thriving nightlife scene. While these popular attractions undoubtedly define the city's charm, there are numerous unique and offbeat attractions that are often not on the typical tourist itinerary. Beyond the well-trodden path, Bangkok holds lesser-known treasures waiting to be discovered.

Here are 3 unique things to do in Bangkok:

1. Shop and eat at the floating markets

The floating markets in Bangkok offer a captivating glimpse into the city’s vibrant culture and traditional way of life. These markets, which are situated along the city’s numerous canals and the Chao Phraya River, provide a unique shopping experience, where your clients can expect everything from local handicrafts to herbal remedies sold from small boats. There are even floating kitchens ready to whip up tasty Thai treats.

Damnoen Saduak is the most famous of Bangkok’s floating markets, known for its souvenirs, art, and local handicrafts, ornaments, clothes, fabrics, and spices.

Amphawa’s floating market is a favourite amongst locals and it’s the perfect one to visit for those who enjoy seafood. Visitors can walk along the riverbank, following the smoky aromas of grilled prawns, shellfish, and squid, eventually finding themselves in a foodie heaven.

2. Discover Bang Kachao; Bangkok’s “Green Lung”.

 Bang Kachao is an artificial island located in the Chao Phraya River, nestled in the heart of Bangkok. This hidden gem is often not known to tourists but makes the perfect escape for those seeking a break from the city’s hustle and bustle. Known for its lush green landscapes and mangrove forests, it’s often referred to as Bangkok’s “Green Lung”. One popular way to explore Bang Kachao is by renting a bicycle, as there are designated bike paths that take visitors through the island’s scenic landscapes to enjoy the green surroundings at a leisurely pace.

3. Visit Erawan Museum

The Erawan Museum is a unique and iconic cultural attraction located in Samut Prakan, just south of Bangkok. The museum is known for its distinctive architecture and the giant three-headed elephant sculpture that captivates visitors. Inside the museum, there is a diverse collection of art and antiquities, including religious artifacts, ancient pottery, and traditional spirituality. Visitors can explore the exhibitions that showcase the rich cultural heritage of Thailand. Surrounding the museum are beautifully landscaped gardens with ponds and sculptures, providing a peaceful setting for visitors to stroll in and relax.

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