Hi there! I am going to be honest with you. Bangkok was not my favorite city. Yeah, there was a lot to do there, but it just was not for me. I found that it did not mesh well with my personality. I suffered a lot of culture shock, and had to deal with how busy the city was. And I mean, it was a very busy city. I can’t even describe how bustling it was. Busier than New York, I must say. Nevertheless, I still managed to make the most of my time there and compile a list of top things, must try’s and the best things to have on your itinerary if you plan on visiting Bangkok. Will I ever go back to Bangkok? It’s hard to say. But I will certainly be visiting Thailand again. The country is amazing and the trip changed my life.
- Try the scorpion on Khao San Road. Khao San Road is the famous backpackers road in Bangkok. Lucky for me, it was within walking distance of my hostel. They said try scorpion while there, and I gave it my best effort. I really did. I bit off the arms and took two hard bites/chews. And then about halfway through, it dawned on me what I was actually doing and I spit that shit right out.
- Try the Durian. You have to try this. It is a very stinky fruit. And in fact, you should really only eat it outside. Some hotels charge fees if you are caught trying to eat it inside of a hotel.
- Eat absolutely everything. I’m serious. The food is healthy, delicious and incredible. I could not get enough of it. Between you and me, I probably ate something like every two hours. Pictured here is some Tom Yum Soup. It was a little spicy, but it would not be awesome Thai food without that extra kick.
4. Head over to a sky bar. Okay, so this did not exactly fit within my budget, but can you blame me? There is nothing quite like taking in excellent breathtaking views of the city. I am pictured here at Octave. 5. Try taking a cooking class. Taking a cooking class while abroad has officially become one of my favorite pass times while traveling abroad. For me, it gives excellent incite into another culture. What better way to learn about cultures than through their food and your belly? There isn’t one. I can assure you of that. I am pictured here at May Kaidee cooking school. They actually have a few locations across the globe. 6. See a Muay Thai boxing fight up close and personal. This is Thai boxing. One stadium where you can see a fight, and where I saw my first fight is Rajadamnern. Another popular stadium is Lumpinee.
7. You can visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. This is an excellent tour and a symbol of Thailand. Locals sell fresh produce, fish, meats, sweets, souvenirs and more.
8. Visit a train market. I am pictured below at the most popular one. The train just pulls right up into the station. And on each side you have vendors selling their products.
What do you think? Nice list? Is there anything I am forgetting? What would you add to make your stay in Bangkok the absolute best ever? The world is your oyster and adventure awaits.