There is so much to see and do in Bangkok that it can get very confusing as a first-time visitor to the capital city of Thailand. It’s easy to get back home later and realise that you didn’t fit in the most important things and end up a little disappointed.
To avoid feeling this way, here are 4 of the things that most people should do when in Bangkok but often slip their mind.
Get a Tailored Suit or Made-to-Measure Shirts
Getting a made-to-measure suit for work or custom shirts or blouses that fit you perfectly is one of the true pleasures in life. Unfortunately, going to a tailor in the UK is prohibitively expensive for most people, so few have had the pleasure.
The situation is entirely different when in Bangkok. The availability of high-quality fabrics, exact measurements taken and efficient tailormade clothing at an affordable price makes it possible for you to try your first clothing designed to fit your body shape perfectly from the best tailor in Bangkok.Some even have an app to help you get your measurements right before you arrive which saves time too.
See and Be Seen at a Rooftop Bar
Going to one of the many rooftop bars in Bangkokis a great way to see the city from an impressive vantage point. The bars sit atop skyscrapers and are often part of major hotel chains. As such, there’s typically a strict dress code such as a coat and tie or evening attire for the ladies. Flip-flops and a t-shirt with cargo shorts are not usuallyallowed.
Some bars are pure drinking holes to take selfies and impress your friends back home. Others like the Three Sixty at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok sits above the Chao Praya River affording great views while enjoying jazz music. Above Eleven is an interesting bar too with an overhead cover to protect from the sun. It is a restaurant too, so longer stays are preferable to enjoy a drink and a tasty meal.
Take a River Cruise
The Chao Praya River runs through parts of Bangkok much like the Thames River does in London. There are many river boat companies offering enjoyable river cruises in the evening. Dining out with traditional Thai cuisine and a mixture of Asian fusion and international fare provides plenty of food options. The booze flows freely too.
There are different choices for how upscale you wish to go with your river boat. Some are all about class and sophistication with the décor and five-star dining experience to back it up. Others are simpler affairs and more affordable. Cruises tend to cost at least £30-50 with the pricier ones nearer to £100 per person.
While it’s possible to take a cruise on the river during the daytime, Bangkok truly lights up at night all along the river making an evening cruise the far more preferable choice.
Visit Historic Chinatown
For anyone who’s a fan of visiting Chinatown, then don’t miss out on Chinatown in Bangkok. It’s lively and authentic. The quality of the food, as well as many restaurants’ focus on seafood with the Gulf of Thailand so close, puts an original spin on traditional Chinese dishes. There are also fusion Chinese and Thai dishes that are different to anything you’ll find anywhere else in the world.
This part of Bangkok is currently undergoing redevelopment with many historic Chinese shops and restaurants under threat, so be sure to see them before the big changes occur.
We all have our favourite things to do in Bangkok. There is so much activity that you really have to narrow down your choices to make your trip a special one and personal to you.