Find out the best things to do in Bangkok!

Bangkok has so many things to offer besides its glorious palaces and temples. From authentic culinary experiences to witnessing Thailand’s fantastic wildlife, Bangkok is a cosmopolitan and cultural jewel really worth visiting. Here are some recommendations for the best things to do in Bangkok.

  1. Safari World
  2. Cruise on the Chao Phraya River
  3. Calypso Cabaret Show
  4. Silom Thai Cooking Class
  5. SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
  6. Oasis Spa
  7. MiRiNN Show
  8. Golden Dome Cabaret Show
  9. SO Sofitel Afternoon Tea & Buffet
  10. Siam Amazing Park (Siam City)

1. Safari World Bangkok

best things to do in bangkok

Safari World is the biggest zoo in Thailand. This zoo is where you can experience exciting activities from touching wild animals to watching spectacular animal shows.

There are 2 divided areas. One is the Safari Park where you can drive through by car and the other is Marine Park which is described as a traditional zoo with interesting animal shows.

Safari World offers an array of creative and interesting shows such as a sea lion show, orangutan boxing, and a cowboy stunt show.

It is highly recommended to buy discounted tickets beforehand to save time and money. Even if you didn’t have time to book the ticket in advance, you can just book your ticket instantly here. And a delicious buffet lunch is a big bonus! 

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For those who want to book the ticket with a shared round-trip transfer option, check out:

▷▷ Safari World Bangkok & Shared Transfer Service◁◁

| Opening hours:

  • Mon~Sun: Safari World (9AM~4:30PM) / Marine Park (9AM~5PM)
  • Lunch Buffet: Every day (11AM~2PM)

| Address: 99 Panyaintra Road, Samwatawantok, Klongsamwa, Bangkok (Google Map)

| How to get there: Take the Sukhumvit Line, get off at Mo Chit Station (or N8 Station), and go out through Exit No. 1 or 3. Take a taxi or bus no.26 or 96, stop at Fashion Island Shopping Mall, and use the overpass to go to the other side. Take a taxi or minibus to Safari World.

Also, read Safari World Bangkok Ticket Deals on Trazy!

2. Cruise on the Chao Phraya River

best things to do in bangkok

Take a cruise along the river and enjoy a nice dinner with great views as you sail past famous landmarks such as the Wat Arun temple and the Grand Palace.

You can enjoy live music performances while having an extravagant dinner buffet. This will surely be a romantic evening if you’re on vacation with your loved one.

This cruise is one of the best ways to explore Bangkok as you can enjoy a splendid view of historical landmarks from your dinner table.

Here are the most recommended dinner cruises to take a look at 👇

▷▷Chao Phraya Princess Dinner Cruise (Arriving Soon)◁◁

▷▷Manohra Dinner Cruise by Anantara in Bangkok◁◁

▷▷Wan Fah Dinner Cruise Bangkok (Arriving Soon)◁◁

▷▷Grand Pearl Dinner Cruise Bangkok (Currently N/A)◁◁

Make sure to book your dinner cruise ticket on to fully enjoy your magical evening experience.

| Opening hours: 7PM-10PM (approx. / depending on your cruise tour)

| Address: River City Pier, Si Phraya (Soi Charoenkrung 30)

| How to get there: Take the MRT and get off at Hua Lamphong Station. Take a taxi to River City Bangkok.

3. Calypso Cabaret Show

best things to do in bangkok

Calypso Cabaret Show is a must-see ladyboy cabaret show in Bangkok.

With colorful and dazzling performances by Bangkok’s finest and most talented ladyboys, Calypso Cabaret is one of the oldest cabaret shows that celebrates human diversity and the spirit of tolerance.

Located in the bustling entertainment area of Asiatique the Riverfront, alongside the Chao Phraya River, the Calypso theater is surrounded by shops, bars, and restaurants.

Before you go to the venue, make sure you grab a discount ticket here to save time and money.

▷▷ Get your discount ticket for Calypso Cabaret Show here! ◁◁

| Venue: Calypso Cabaret Theater at Asiatique the Riverfront 

| Showtime: 7:45PM~8:55PM/ 9:30PM~10:40PM

| Duration: 70 minutes  

| Address: Asiatique the Riverfront, 2194 Charoenkrung 72-76 Road, Prayakrai (Google Map)

| How to get there: Take the Silom line on the BTS Sky Train to Saphan Taksin Station, exit toward the river, then follow the signs to Asiatique Pier. Take the Asiatique shuttle riverboat, then follow the signs to warehouse no. 3

Also read: Thailand’s 5 Best Shows in Bangkok and Pattaya

4. Silom Thai Cooking School

best things to do in bangkok

Silom Thai Cooking School is a great way to learn how to make your own authentic Thai dishes. If you are interested in the authentic tastes of Thailand, enroll in Silom Thai Cooking School in Bangkok.

You will pick up your fresh ingredients in a local Thai market and cook your favorite Thai dishes to learn some essential cooking skills so you can make authentic Thai dishes back home in your own kitchen.

The staff is very professional with years of experience and by just simply following their instruction you will learn to make some truly delicious Thai dishes. All classes are in English and are hands-on experiences.

You can pre-book your cooking class at a discounted price here.

▷▷ Traditional Thai Cooking Class & Market Tour in Bangkok (Currently N/A) ◁◁

| Opening hours: 8:40AM-1PM / 1:40PM-5:30PM / 5:40PM-9PM

| Address: 68 Waiti, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

| How to get there: Take the BTS and get off at Chong Nonsi Station.

5. SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

best things to do in bangkok

Formerly known as Siam Ocean World, SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World is the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World has more than 30,000 ocean creatures in its huge tanks, and they have several sections, each with its own unique aquatic theme.

Located in the famous Siam Paragon shopping center in the heart of Bangkok, the aquatic wonderland offers an immersive underwater experience. You can not only explore the underwater creatures but also participate in exciting activities such as glass bottom ocean feeding boats, 4D cinema, and behind-the-scenes tours. Through this behind-the-scenes tour, you will get to see how the aquarium is operated.

If you are looking for SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World discount tickets, check out:

▷▷ SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World Discount Ticket ◁◁

| Opening hours: 10AM-8PM 

| Address: 991 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand (Located at Siam Paragon) (Google Map)

| How to get there: Take the BTS and get off at Siam Station.

6. Oasis Spa


Oasis spa is ready to serve you a high-quality massage in a splendid ambiance.

There are several options for you to choose such as Aromatherapy hot oil massage, Siamese therapeutic wisdom, and Traditional Thai body massage.

Despite the nailed services, you can also relax with the enchanting ambiance and the ornamented decoration. The herb aroma in the air provides pleasure and calmness to the max.

Currently, the Oasis Spa has 2 branches in town. All of them are located near the BTS Skytrain.

You can pre-book the Bangkok Oasis Spa at a discounted price here.

▷▷Bangkok Oasis Spa (Arriving Soon)◁◁

| Opening hours: 10AM-10PM (Last reservation: 8PM)

| Address:

Sukhumvit 31:

64 Sukhumvit 31 Yaek 4, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand (Google Map)

Sukhumvit 51:

88 Sukhumvit 51 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand (Google Map)

| How to get there: Take the BTS and get off at Phrom Pong station, there is a free shuttle bus from the station to each branch.

7. MiRiNN Show

Mirinn Show proudly presents an all-new cabaret show set right in the heart of Bangkok. The show puts a creative twist to your regular ladyboy acts with a touch of Muay Thai to bring you something you’ve likely never seen before. Bring your whole family along for a joyful and exciting show suitable for all ages!

▷▷Mirinn Show Bangkok Discount Ticket◁◁

| Show Time: Every day 7:30PM

| Duration: 60 minutes (without intermission)

| Address: 23/112 Petchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Bang Kapi, Khet Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10310, Thailand (Google Map)

| How to get there: Take the BTS and get off at Phetchaburi station, there is a free shuttle bus from 6pm 9:30pm (every 10 minutes).

8. Bangkok Golden Dome Cabaret Show

Golden Dome Cabaret Show is one of Thailand’s signature ladyboy performances. Inspired by Broadway shows, the extravagant performance is full of beautiful lights, special sound effects, exotic costumes, and dances by talented transwomen. Enjoy the cultural dances from all around Asia, including Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Indian traditional choreography.

▷▷Bangkok Golden Dome Cabaret Discount Ticket◁◁

| Show Time: 5PM~6PM / 6:30PM~7:30PM / 8PM~9PM

| Address: 252/5 Soi Ratchadaphisek 18, Khwaeng Huai Khwang, Khet Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10310, Thailand (Google Map)

| How to get there: Take the BTS and get off at Sutthisan station.

9. SO Sofitel Luxurious Afternoon Tea & Buffet

Treat yourself to a delightful high tea at the chic MIXO bar with delicate finger sandwiches, fresh scones, and exquisite desserts alongside premium teas, while enjoying stunning city views. You can also choose the buffet option to explore Red Oven‘s extensive international buffet, featuring Thai, Italian, and sushi specialties.

▷▷Luxurious Afternoon Tea & Buffet in SO/Bangkok (SO Sofitel)◁◁

| Opening hours: 

  • Afternoon Tea Set at MIXO Bar (9th Floor): 2:30PM~5PM
  • World Buffet & Robata Grill at Red Oven (7th Floor): Sun~Thu / 6PM~10PM
  • Weekend Buffet Extravaganza at Red Oven (7th Floor): Fri~Sat / 6PM~10PM

| Address: 2 N Sathon Rd, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand (Google Map)

| How to get there: Take the BTS and get off at Lumphini station.

10. Siam Amazing Park

Bangkok’s Siam Amazing Park, also known as Siam Park City, is one of the largest amusement and water parks in Thailand, offering a wide range of attractions and entertainment options for visitors of all ages. Located in the eastern part of Bangkok, Siam Amazing Park is a popular destination for families, thrill-seekers, and anyone looking for a fun day out.

▷▷Bangkok Siam Amazing Park (Siam City) Ticket & Lunch Buffet◁◁

| Opening hours: 10AM~6PM (Last admission: 5PM)

| Address: 203 Suan Sayam Rd, Khan Na Yao, Bangkok 10230, Thailand (Google Map)

| How to get there: Take a round-trip private transfer option departing from your hotel in Bangkok here.

What else to do near Bangkok?

1) Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Maeklong Railway Market

Thailand is a paradise for those who love shopping and eating! You can easily find food from every corner of the town, and there are so many options for you to choose from, from the street market to the elegant shopping mall.

The highlight spot for a local attraction is the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. There are various local foods and products at cheap prices. Vendors selling goods in wooden boats through the tiny canal.

Not far from the floating market, there is another popular and super unique ‘Umbrella Pull Down Market’ or Maeklong Railway Market. When there is no coming and going train, the railway becomes a local market. On the other hand, when the train is coming, all merchants will move their products and tents away!

Want to see how it is going? Make sure that you already booked the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour + Maeklong Railway Market Option here.

▷▷ Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Maeklong Railway Market Half-day Tour◁◁

▷▷ Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & River Kwai 1 Day Tour◁◁

▷▷ Maeklong Railway Market & Amphawa Floating Market Tour◁◁

| Opening hours:

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market: 8AM-4PM

Maeklong Railway Market: 7AM-4PM

| Address:
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market:
Tambon Damnoen Saduak, Amphoe Damnoen Saduak, Chang Wat Ratchaburi 70130, Thailand (Google Ads)

Maeklong Railway Market:
Mae Klong, Mueang Samut Songkhram District, Samut Songkhram 75000, Thailand (Google Ads)

| How to get there: Free Pick Up and Drop Off service at your hotel in Bangkok (If you book at

2) Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya, located in the central plains of Thailand, is an ancient city steeped in history and cultural significance. Once the capital of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya, it was one of the wealthiest and most influential cities in Southeast Asia before its fall in the 18th century. Today, Ayutthaya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist destination known for its impressive ruins, temples, and rich heritage.

The city is dotted with magnificent temples, many of which are still active religious sites today. These temples showcase exquisite architecture, intricate carvings, and ornate decorations, reflecting the influence of various architectural styles and cultural influences over the centuries.

Check out hassle-free ways to explore Ayutthaya from Bangkok!

 ▷▷Ayutthaya UNESCO Temples 1 Day Tour (+ Lunch)◁◁

 ▷▷Ayutthaya 1 Day Private Taxi Tour◁◁

 ▷▷Ayutthaya 5 Temples & Bang Pa-In Palace 1 Day Tour (Join-in/Private)◁◁

 ▷▷Ayutthaya 1 Day Tour by Coach & Cruise (+ Lunch)◁◁

3) Erawan Waterfall

Erawan Waterfall is one of Thailand’s most enchanting natural attractions, located in the Erawan National Park in the Kanchanaburi Province. Named after the three-headed elephant of Hindu mythology, Erawan Waterfall is renowned for its stunning beauty, crystal-clear turquoise pools, and lush tropical surroundings.

 ▷▷Erawan Waterfall (River Kwai + Death Railway + Pra That Cave) 1 Day Tour◁◁

If you need a private taxi driver while in Bangkok thus you can have flexible itineraries, click here.

 ▷▷Bangkok City & Temples 1 Day Private Taxi Tour ◁◁

For more travel tips and ideas for your next trip to Thailand, make sure you visit, Your Travel Shop for Asia!

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2 thoughts on “10 Best Things to Do in Bangkok

  1. I’m coming with my family on this Thursday. I’m from India pls contact me at this number 9815003451 so that I can do advance bookings for the above mentioned

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