Bangkok welcomes more visitors than any other city in the world - not surprising when there’s action on every corner and exciting sights and sounds abound. For a stay in the Thai capital that awakens the senses, as well as offering something a little different, check out our top tips to enjoy a day in Bangkok off the beaten track…
Wake up and smell the roses
Hop in a taxi and head to Pak Khlong Talaat - Bangkok’s famous flower market. It’s a mad medley of everything floral and a sight to be seen, but best of all it’s the place in Asia to buy inexpensive arrangements or bundles of fresh-cut flowers. Your morning never smelled so good!
An essential spot
One spot that smells even better is the aromatic Karma Kamet Diner. It’s known for its essential oil products - there’s a store adjacent to the restaurant for retail therapy, though the emphasis is on whiling away an afternoon over coffee or cocktails.
If your extended lunch wasn’t enough, by this point, the big city will leave you in need of a spa treatment. For a stylish hour or two, head to any of the Thann Sanctuary spas where the holistic treatments aim to reawaken your physical and mental wellness.
© Thann Sanctuary spa
Food for thought
And finally, you of course can’t hit Bangkok without enjoying its cuisine. For a night of it, head to Thonglor; don’t miss out Soul Food Mahanakorn for its mod-Thai specialties. Or, if you are up for a treat and fancy some authentic Italian cuisine, head to Attico Cucina, with amazing views from the 28th floor of the Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok. Or, head to Brewski on the 30th floor for the highest craft-beer rooftop bar in Bangkok!