Bangkok is a fascinating, and at times overwhelming, place with a lot to offer visitors willing to dig beneath the surface. If you’re planning a trip, here are some things not to do during your time in Thailand’s capital city.
If you want an experience that is uniquely Thai while in Bangkok, you should consider spending a night out watching a Muay Thai fight. This Thai-style kickboxing differs from boxing in the US and is known locally as “the art of eight weapons,” since fighters use their hands, knees, elbows and feet to attach their opponent.
Bangkok is a treasure trove of things to do no matter what age you are, and while it might not seem a kid-friendly place at first, there’s a range of experiences your toddlers, tweens or teenagers will love.
Popular with Western expatriates and wealthy locals, the lengthy Sukhumvit Road and the surrounding districts are filled with nice hotels, restaurants and nightclubs. Pleasant cafes, spas, and hidden-away places of respite are interspersed with some of Bangkok’s most decidedly seedy destinations.