Traveling on a budget? Don’t worry, you can still experience all things Thailand can offer on a tight budget with our guide. Bangkok, with its wacky attractions and nature, will give you unforgettable memories without breaking the bank. Although it’s possible to travel luxury in Thailand if you’re into glitz and glamour, that’s not all Thailand is. This comprehensive guide on how to travel cheap in Bangkok will show you some wonderful (and cheap) things to do. Also, we’ve got some good discounts for you to make use of!
1. Local Markets
Head to one of the local markets near Bangkok to have the ultimate local, budget-friendly experience. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is the biggest floating market in Bangkok. It always bustles with local shoppers and merchants on tiny wooden boats. You can go explore their daily produce, unique spices, and dainty handicrafts. Perhaps you could bring one home as a souvenir! Read more on our Thailand souvenir guide blog.
You can also head to a nearby Maeklong Railway Market, or the “most dangerous market in the world”. Here, the vendors have to quickly move daily produce and tents to avoid the coming and going trains. These markets, although super affordable, will certainly be a unique experience.
But since these markets are located in the outskirts of Bangkok, it often costs much to get good transportation. That’s why we recommend booking our affordable tour, to get to these amazing markets without the hassle and the price!
2. Animal Sightings
If you’re in this awesome tropical country, with all its natural wonders, you should certainly go see its wildlife. You should especially visit a safari to take a look at Thailand’s icon, elephants! Since elephant sanctuaries can come at a cost, we’ve prepared a discount ticket to Bangkok’s Safari World, to help you travel cheap in Bangkok!
Also, if you’re around the infamous Siam Paragon shopping center, you should visit the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World. For an affordable price, you can see over 30,000 mesmerizing marine creatures and tune into the underwater experience. You can also optionally participate in cool activities, like diving with sharks and walking through an underwater tunnel.
3. Shows & Music
Come on, you can’t miss out on Thailand’s dazzling shows even if you’re traveling on a budget. Worry not, we’ve got you covered! Sit back and enjoy the spectacular Golden Dome Cabaret Show! With amazing light work, dazzling costumes and exciting dances, you’ll get to immerse in this lush journey.
Not so much into lavish experiences? Then, have a laugh at a comedy show, Cookin’ NANTA Show Bangkok! You’ll get to listen into the funky beats that kitchen utensils make, and you’ll certainly clap away along the cool rhythm. You can enjoy this quality show without worrying about breaking the bank!
4. Museums & Galleries
Enjoy a day delving into Thailand’s rich culture and arts by visiting their awesome museums and galleries. Even better, you can get your hands on their discount tickets! Get a discount ticket to Ancient City, one of the largest outdoor museums in the world that display scaled-down versions of all of Thailand’s wonderful monuments. Feel as though you were walking through an ancient Kingdom in this great museum!
If you’re more artsy-crafty, or love taking photos, head to the Art in Paradise Bangkok gallery. Here, you’ll get to pose for photos with cool trick-eye, 3D artworks. With more than 150 trick-eye paintings, you’ll be able to immerse in a surreal experience, heading to major attractions all over the world. Get yourself a discounted ticket to enjoy all the cool artworks!
5. Water Parks & Amusement Parks
Thailand’s warm weather means you should visit their fun-packed water parks with thrilling rides. If you want crazy rides to feel the thrill, head to Bangkok Siam Park City with a discount ticket. Otherwise, if you’re looking for something more family-friendly, head to Dream World Bangkok. From thrilling rides to kid-friendly shows, Siam Park City has something for everyone. Get yourself a discount ticket to have a day of fun!
If you want to try something new to beat the summer heat, try the Flow House. You can try surfing at this cool place! Forget all the hassle and the cost of a day trip to beaches, and have at this surfing spot! So, if you want the thrill and fun at the heart of Bangkok city, get yourself a discount ticket to the Flow House.
6. Discounted Hotel Eats
If you love to indulge in a hotel buffet, or an afternoon tea, listen up! We’ve got a few discounts for you to enjoy in all the luxury without breaking the bank. You can try the buffet at the Baiyoke Sky Hotel, Thailand’s tallest hotel, over the striking city view. You can also visit their Observation Deck and the Revolving View Point, which all comes in a package. Alternatively, you can have afternoon tea at the Grand Hyatt or So Sofitel. Treat yourself at one of the best high-tea spots in the world, without breaking the bank! Enjoying Thailand’s luxury at a discount is the best way to travel cheap in Thailand!
7. Travel Services
Even if you’re traveling cheap in Thailand, you can’t sacrifice comfort. After all, you’re out here for a well-deserved holiday! So, we’ve got a few cheap travel service options for you! Try the luggage storage service, or the portable WiFi rental service. With our discounts, you’ll be able to travel cheap and easy!
If you want to learn more about things to do in Bangkok and the best cabaret shows, read our other posts!
- Ways to Travel Luxury in Thailand
- Best Things to Do in Bangkok
- 5 Best Thailand Shows in Bangkok and Pattaya