Bangkok’s waterways, much like the canals of Venice, provide an essential network of transportation for locals, as well as a unique vantage point of the city for countless tourists.
Many first time visitors to Bangkok may be wary of, and a little intimidated by, the food vendors that line the city streets, but throngs of locals ordering up delicious looking meals, along with the amazing smells arising from the food carts, are usually enough to draw them in.
If you’re looking for a day trip out of the city with a difference, then Bangkok’s Safari World certainly delivers. An African safari just 40-minutes drive from Bangkok city center has to be seen to be believed, so grab the kids and get ready for African-inspired landscapes and encounters with animals from all over the world.
Most people will likely agree that Bangkok is a fantastic city to explore, and there’s certainly plenty to keep the average visitor entertained here for at least a few days or so. If you’re looking for a respite from city life however, here are some of the best day trips from Bangkok to get out of the capital and explore further afield.
Most people have heard of Bangkok’s infamous Khao San Road of course, but nearby Soi Rambuttri is becoming an increasingly popular spot for visitors to the Thai capital. The two streets in the heart of Bangkok are neighbours, with part of them running parallel to each other, but Soi Rambuttri is larger and more moderate – not to mention more affordable – than the Khao San Road.
Located on the western side of the Chao Phraya River, Patravadi Theatre is Bangkok’s leading modern dance venue. Sitting across from the Grand Palace, Patravadi Theatre is a great spot to catch a show, and you can even have dinner here.