5 Ways to Master Bangkok City Tour like a Local

Bangkok city tour

Bangkok is one of the most exciting cities in the world, as it has so many to offer from food, history, and culture. The city can be very touristy, however, there are definitely ways to travel it like a local!

In this blog post, we are going to share 5 ways to enjoy Bangkok City tour to help you make the most of your time in Bangkok.

1. Bangkok City Tour on Foot

Walk through behind the scenes of Bangkok at your own pace.

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Bangkok Old City

It is quite easy to explore Bangkok by walking and public transportation. Especially, walking tour is recommended by many locals as you can stroll around Bangkok at your own pace while learning its rich history and witnessing the behind the scenes of Bangkok.

If you decided to explore the charm of Bangkok City on foot, here are the most recommended areas of Bangkok for walking tours.

  1. Bangkok Old City (The Grand Palace, and temples)
  2. Bangkok Chinatown Area

Bangkok Old City refers to where all the remarkable landmarks are, such as;

  • Grand Palace Complex: Served as the home of the Thai King.
  • Wat Phra Kaew: The Emerald Buddha Temple.
  • Wat Pho: The Reclining Buddha Temple
  • Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn): Where you can admire the spectacular sunset.
  • Wat Traimit (The Golden Buddha Temple): It is famous for the world’s largest seated Buddha made of solid gold that weighs 5.5tons.

There is no metro station nearby the Old City, thus you will have to use some buses and lots of walking. Also, you have to take a ferry to cross the river. To fully wander through the Old City without missing anything, either you should do some serious research & planning or should hire a tour guide.

If you are traveling with a group of people, it will benefit you more to take a private tour, as it gets cheaper when there are more people. Also, it is a great way to inform yourself & your group about Bangkok’s rich history, as the tour guide will share interesting facts for each landmark.

Click here to see more about Bangkok Old City walking tour.

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Bangkok Chinatown

Bangkok has a fairly huge Chinese community, and its Chinatown is one of the biggest in the world. The most famous landmark of Chinatown is Wat Traimit that houses the largest golden Buddha statue in the world.

Also, Chinatown is the place to go if you want to visit the busiest street markets in Bangkok. Here you will explore alleyways and passages that even small bicycles cannot pass.

Just like the Old City, Chinatown is quite far from the metro station. In fact, it is located between the Old City and the Hua Lamphong Station. Thus, you will need to take a bus or ferry to get here. But again, to fully soak in the glamour of the Chinatown, it’s more recommended to have a local tour guide who can take you to the best spots and give you some informative tips unless you can do some excellent research. For those interested in Bangkok Chinatown tour, here’s the Bangkok Chinatown walking tour you can take a look at.

Tips on getting around on your own:

Bangkok’s subway system (BTS & MRT) is very cheap and straightforward. There are not only the subways, but also buses, and local ferries as well. If you want to know more about Bangkok’s public transportation system, also read:

Trazy’s Survival Tips for Travelers to Thailand: Bangkok’s Public Transportation System

2. Bangkok City Tour by Bike

Hit the pedal and discover the other side of Bangkok.

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Bangkok Bike Tour

Bangkok is notorious for its hectic traffic. It might be difficult to imagine how you can bike around the bustling city. However, the bike tour is a great way to see the real Bangkok, since it takes advantage of the convenient biking to get away from the busy area and discover the other side of the city.

As a matter of fact, Bangkok bike tours have been really popular for travelers who desire to see the daily life of local people in small communities. Bike tours normally take the ways that are not very touristy, and you get to discover hidden gems of Bangkok that are not on the books.  

Bangkok bike tour is highly recommended if you love cycling and enjoy nature. It will leave you with some unforgettable memories of Bangkok.

If you want to book a Bangkok bike tour, click here.

3. Bangkok City Tour by Tuk-tuk

Feel the wind caressing your face while strolling through Bangkok on a tuk-tuk.

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Bangkok Tuk-tuk Tour

Tuk-tuk is something you will only see in Southeast Asia, and your trip won’t be completed if you don’t try tuk-tuk at least once while you are here.

One of the most exciting things you can experience in Bangkok is to get on a tuk-tuk at night and soak in its night charms.

Instead of using it just as a transportation, consider taking a whole tour with tuk-tuk and explore Bangkok’s famous attractions such as Wat Pho and Wat Prayoon, and some of the hidden gems. It will make you fall in love with the city even more!

Click here to book a Bangkok tuk-tuk tour.

If you want to visit Chinatown and local markets with tuk-tuk, this tour is can be a great choice.

👉 Bangkok Night Tour: The City That Never Sleeps

4. Bangkok City Tour by Taxi

Make your own itinerary and let the driver sort out on how to get around!

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Bangkok Taxi Tour

If you are traveling with a small group of travel buddies or family, consider renting a private taxi to explore Bangkok. It is indeed one of the handiest options, and you get to rent your own private taxi for about 9 hours.  

Also, you can pick everything based on your schedule from the pick-up & drop-off time to your own itinerary in Bangkok. Once you decide the Bangkok attractions you want to visit, this hassle-free private taxi will take you there safe and sound.

Do you need some inspirations for your Bangkok itinerary? Read our Bangkok blog below! 😉👇

Once you decide your own itinerary, you can book a private taxi in Bangkok here.

5. Bar Crawl in Bangkok City

Bangkok is the city that never sleeps.. Go out and have a magical night!

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Bangkok Bar Crawl

If you are wondering what’s the best way to finish up your day in Bangkok, the answer is the night out! As is its nickname, ‘a city that never sleeps’, Bangkok’s nightlife is legendary and full of excitement.

There are 3 best spots in Bangkok for the epic night out; Sukhumvit, Thonglor, Ratchada.

If you want to make the most of your night out, join a bar crawl. They will take you to the best spots in the city that only locals know, and also you will get VIP entrance for skipping the line.

Click here to join a Bangkok Bar Crawl!

For more travel tips and ideas for your next trip to Thailand, make sure you visit Trazy.com, Asia’s #1 Travel Shop!

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