Three things you must try in Bangkok

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Bangkok is a beautiful city, boasting amazing sights, great food and friendly locals. The list is endless when it comes to things to see in Bangkok, it is one of the first destinations people choose when they decide to travel the world. Mo matter where you are going, or where you are coming from, if you find yourself in Thailand, there are some things you must try in Bangkok.

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Pad Thai

I had my first taste of Pad Thai in Bangkok, and you can read about how much I enjoyed it here. Anyone visiting Thailand needs to try this dish. It is famously Thai, even though the dish did originate somewhere else, it has become known as a national dish. It is a delicious noodle based dish, usually with added prawns, but you can have it with chicken too!

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Pad Thai

Ride a Tuk Tuk

Although Tuk Tuks can be famous as part of the Bangkok scam ring, they are most definitely worth a try. If you keep your wits about you, and approach a driver with a firm, but friendly attitude, you can avoid being scammed. If you know where you want to go, make sure to Google it, as sometimes the drivers will pretend a place is closed so they can take you to somewhere they can earn commission off you. Know your stuff and be firm where you want to go. Bargain your price up front and you will be fine.

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Be sure to ride a Tuk Tuk!

You can find Tuk Tuk drivers all over, but it is best to go for one who isn’t parked up in a busy area, they usually charge the most. Make sure you fit a Tuk Tuk ride into your itinerary. You can get a ride for as little as 10 bhat, which equates to around £0.20.

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Check out Khaosan Road

Khaosan Road is a must see when you are in Bangkok. Even if you are not the party type, or you hate touristy areas, it is worth a look. The whole road is a market offering up amazing things for you to do and try during your stay. You can eat insects, get a massage in the street, eat coconut ice-cream and party in one of the many bars, or cafes with DJs blaring music until the early hours.

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The view from the hotel pool down on to Khaosan Road

You can also party at rooftop pools and drink on sun loungers soaking up the Bangkok sun.

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There is so much more you must try in Bangkok, but these are not to be missed. For a full 48 hour itinerary for Bangkok read here.

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  • Yummy I love pad thai! I’ve never been to Thailand so I bet it tastes even better getting it in the country. And while I don’t think I’d ever try one, I’d love to see the insects for sale to eat!

    • It is so, so good. I have never had it outside of Thailand though! I cannot say those were very appealing haha, my friend did eat scorpions though!

  • Pad thai is my favourite food. I would go to Thailand just to eat a good pad thai. And if I ended up in a rooftop pool as well, that would be just fine with me.

  • Absolutely love Pad Thai. We had a dive bar here in Vegas that had a family run Thai restaurant (last place I would have ever expected it) that was amazing. I don’t know if they ask you in Bangkok if you want from 1 to 5 for spicy, but I always chose 5.

  • I never knew about the tuktuk scam, thanks to your article now I am aware of such a thing. I will be on my guards when I travel to Bangkok. The Pad Thai looks delicious no wonder it is the national dish. I will definitely try it.

  • I totally agree with these 3 must-do in Bangkok! We always like going back there for a week layover!

  • I have not been to Bangkok yet but I have read about the tuk-tuk scam. It’s such a shame but we just need to be really careful when we travel. I love Thai cuisine a lot like Tom Yum Goong, Som Tum, and so on.

    Iza c/o Walk About Wanderer

  • So cool, you mentioned the exact three things I loved the most in Bangkok. Tuk Tuk driving was such a highlight every time, and the food was amazing. Khao San Road is amazing!

  • Yes ride a tuk tuk! My family’s from Bangkok and I actually lived there when I was little but I loved riding tuk tuks. And to this day when I go back and visit I have to get in one at least once. Feeling like a tourist in my own city haha

  • WOW! the pad Thai looks amazing. When we were in Bangkok we had a whale of a time trying out the street food. Of course we had our share of the Tuk Tuk experience too and of course explored Khao San.

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