That’s the same reaction from most of my friends….The moment I said I am going to Bangkok with family for vacation, the very first reaction from most of my friends was “Bangkok with family? , the city is paradise for bachelors.. Why are you going with family and kids?”.Couldn’t blame them because thats view point most of us have about the city.
There is a lot more than just nightlife in Bangkok. So here is a photo series with some tips. I stayed in Bangkok for 3N 4D by first week of September 2015, before going to my next destination Krabi.
The top 10 must to do in Bangkok when you are with family, (from my own experience) :
- Go and explore city on tuk tuk ride
- Visit the Lumbini Park by evening, kids will love playing with birds , fishes and you can see monitor lizards glazing around.
- Visit some famous temples, 3 in a day is possible. Emerald Buddha by Royal Palace is a must. Wat Arun, sleeping Buddha are others. You don’t been a package tour, can explore on your own with a map.
- A buffet by the top of the city. Boi Sky hotel hasbits restaurant on its 78th floor. There is also a revolving viewpoint 84th floor. At dinner is better than a lunch Buffet. The food spread is really International from Japanese to Mediterranean. (approx INR1200/person)
- The Ocean World aquarium is a must when you are with your kids. Even for adults, its a great experience. (Approx INR 1200/person)
- Shopping at MBK Mall and Indra square mall. You get everything from clothes, confectioners and electronics. I bought a Bluetooth speaker and few T shirts.
- Try the street foods as much as possible don’t forget tovtaste some exotic local fruits.
- A river cruise with dinner buffet. There are a few options, you can check for reviews & pics before booking. (Approx 1500/person)
- Go International with food courts. Almost all shopping malls as a food courts at the basement. While KFC and McDonald are almost everywhere, IEEE explore some International cuisines and enjoyed it.
- A foot reflexology massage is a must after a long day. You get best value for money of 200 bhat for 60 minutes of great foot massage.
There are few more recommendations, which I didn’t explore… Here are those:
- Floating market : Once a real symbol of culture, now just a tourist attraction. If only u have extra time.
- The Siam Niramit show: Its a must see if you like to know more about Thai culture, but for me it’s almost impossible with toddler.
- The Safari World: I personally don’t like visiting a Zoo, so I didn’t turn up. Its a open zoo and you can take your kids for a first experience.
- The Tiger temple: the reason for not visiting is the same as for Safari World. Please note this will take away one full day from your itinerary.
So here are a few photographs from the trip.