Leisure activities in Bangkok

Leisure activities in Bangkok
Updated 2022-05-08 13:24

Living in Bangkok is overwhelming. Make the most out of the bustling city, a hub of activities and extraordinary attractions. Don't blow your money on a one-day spend as there are plenty of things to do for weeks and even months.

The bustling city of Bangkok offers a wide selection of places to spend your day with. Plenty of choices are open for you to choose from. Here is a list to make the most out of your trip to Bangkok whether it falls out on the weekend or during weekdays.

Weekend activities

Who doesn't love weekends? Here is how to take advantage of the weekend madness in Bangkok:

Night & weekend markets

Foods, clothes, jewellery, beauty products, name it all — whatever you are looking for, all are available in Bangkok's night markets. Splurge by shopping in the vast weekend markets like JJ Green Night Market located near BTS Mo Chit, Rot Fai Market or the Train Market located on Srinakarin Soi 51, and Patpong Night Market near BTS Sala Daeng.

Dinner cruise

A dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River is a go-to during weekends, especially for newcomers in Bangkok who want to enjoy the beautiful scenery at night. You get to relish the Thai and International array of foods while taking pleasure in the entertainment and the city night lights. You will also get to experience what the 'River of Kings' offers.

The favourites are Supanniga Dinner Cruise decorated with bright orange, yellow, and blue, Chao Phraya Princess which includes singers and saxophonists on board, Arena River Cruise which mostly serves Indian-Thai cuisine and Grand Pearl Dinner Cruise which consists of three floors and escalators. All are unique and luxurious with prices ranging from about 1,200 THB to THB 3300 per person.


The famous and vibrant Chinatown of Bangkok or popularly known as Yaowarat is located along Samphanthawong District and includes neighbourhoods such as Song Wat and Talat Noi along the Chao Phraya River, and Charoen Chai, Khlong Thom and Nakhon Khasem along Charoen Krung Road. It is the street food central of Bangkok as the authentic and delicious street food is all here which can't be easily found anywhere else in Thailand.


If you happen to be in Bangkok during weekdays, you can enjoy the city with fewer people with these go-to places:

Shopping malls

There are lotsof shopping malls to choose from in Bangkok. It has an endless variety that will suit your taste, budget, and lifestyle. You will get to avoid the noise and humidity outside and enjoy the cool air and relax. Bangkok's malls are pretty much unrivalled as it is the best place to spend a day without seeing and feeling the heat of the sun. During weekdays, you may enjoy Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery, Terminal 21 and Central World as it is very crowded during weekends. These malls are located near the BTS Stations, which are very accessible.

Parks and nature attractions

Bangkok parks are always open every day rain or shine. They can be easily reached as they are connected with the rapid transportation systems. The Thai capital may be known for the hustle and bustle of big cities, but it also offers tranquil areas to visit, relax, unwind and exercise. Some of the popularly known parks are Lumpini Park, Benjasiri Park, Chatuchak Park, and Romaneenart Park.


Weekdays are perfect to go to museums to learn about the culture and history of Thailand. Most of Bangkok's museums contain the most "sublime", strange, and wonderful relics of culture and heritage of Thailand.

Some of the must-see museums include the Bangkok National Museum with the largest collection of art and artefacts in the country. Bangkok Forensic Museum is also worth a try; it is located in Siriraj hospital and displays the creepiest beings with adults' and babies' bodies kept in a container with formaldehyde.

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