With so many convenient flights to Bangkok, you cannot miss this gorgeous city in the summertime. And with a new King and Queen come new beginnings – and even more reasons to visit this summer. It is the perfect location to spend a summer break.
Thai Cuisine is the Best
Thai food is everywhere – all around the world. But to experience it in the homeland of Bangkok is beyond delicious. Most any Thai restaurant, from the finest establishments to the street food vendors, will serve it fresh. Thai food incorporates five different flavors in their dishes – spicy, salty, sweet, sour and bitter. From Thai rice noodles, to skewers of grilled meat to delectable desserts, there is something for everyone. Hint: for street food, simply get in the longest line – you know it will be good! However, if we were to make a recommendation, Blue Elephant will not do you wrong. Their chefs use the freshest ingredients for a traditional Thai meal that you will remember for some time.
The Whole of Thailand – In One Museum
Just outside the city limits is the Ancient City – Muang Boran. An open-air museum, the displays contain replicas of palaces, temples and the ancient settlements of Old Thailand – from early recorded history to today. Hop on a tram and take a slow journey through the ages. At a whopping 300 acres, it claims itself to be the largest private outdoor museum, and its easy to see why. The museum is divided into four sections, and boasts architectural designs depicting the country’s art and culture. It is located about an hour’s drive from Bangkok city center, making for a fantastic, and ethical, day trip.
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Shop ‘Til You Drop
Beat the summer heat in the newly-opened ICONSIAM shopping mall, which opened in November 2018. With everything from high-end boutiques to casual shopping stores, it caters to all tastes and budgets. The spacious mall also features an indoor floating market. The lower level offers some really great Thai street food, with coconut ice creams on offer, a selection of handicrafts and cultural performances. It’s a great way to take a refreshing break from the shopping on the upper floors. Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, most people get there by taking the ferry.
The wonder doesn’t end when the sun goes down. There are bars to suit every taste, restaurants open until late at night, and river cruises complete with incredible views. The Vertigo & Moon rooftop bar at the Banyon Tree Hotel is the perfect place to spend a summer evening. Watch the sun set with a tasty drink in hand – a great place for friends or couples. Or take a dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River. Enjoy the scenery as you leisurely drift along the water and witness stunning temples and monasteries. Sumptuous Thai food, soothing music and live entertainment round out the evening. Or for live music on land, catch a Jazz show at Saxophone Pub or Bamboo Bar, to name just a couple of the establishments that will offer a sophisticated night out.