Things to Do

Your comprehensive guide to the best things to do in Bangkok

Demonic
Art

Demonic

Artist Akkara Naktamna’s ironic sense of humor and ambivalence toward the Buddhist faith manifests in his latest solo exhibition

Art events in Bangkok you shouldn't miss this month
Art

Art events in Bangkok you shouldn't miss this month

To help you keep track, we’ve lined up the best current and upcoming exhibitions showing across the city

23 things to do in July you can't miss
Things to do

23 things to do in July you can't miss

This month:🍷 Sunrise Wine Yoga🎬 LGBT + Film Festival🎉 4th of July celebration 🎶 Tons of concerts and more!

Best places to enjoy sport in Bangkok
Sports and fitness

Best places to enjoy sport in Bangkok

From trampolines to Indoor climbing, Bangkok’s got it all

Places in Bangkok offering treatments to help you recover from office syndrome
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Places in Bangkok offering treatments to help you recover from office syndrome

Working long hours at an office and sitting the whole day in front of a computer can be detrimental to your health, and both mentally and physically exhausting. Here are some treatments in the city that can help cure you of toxic office syndrome and live a better, healthier life.   Therapeutic treatments for office syndrome at Pañpuri Wellness Pañpuri Wellness has embarked on a campaign called “Mindful Solutions for Office Syndrome,” designed especially for nine-to-fivers suffering from office syndrome. Participate in wellness courses such as therapeutic yoga, which combines hatha yoga with the 90-minute Office Therapy Deep Muscle Relief Massage massage therapy to reduce muscle tension and help you relax. This massage, created exclusively for this campaign, incorporates stretching techniques used in sports for a deep muscle relaxation. 12/F, Gaysorn Tower, Ratchadamri Road, 0 2253 8899. Call for the schedule   Stretching programs at Stretch Me by Let’s Relax Relax and recharge at stretching studio Stretch Me by Let’s Relax, which offers programs that are personally designed by certified physical therapists to suit your body and address your symptoms. Their Office Package includes a consultation for customers with symptoms on the back, neck, or shoulder areas, a 60-minute treatment of back-focused stretching, one triggerpoint relieving treatment, and sitting posture stretching. Stretch Me has locations in Iconsiam, CentralWorld, 101 The Third Place, and Ginza Thongl

Sights and attractions in Bangkok

Bangkok best attractions
Attractions

Bangkok best attractions

We'll call it right now: Bangkok is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. A curious mix of old and new, and East meets West, Bangkok asaults the senses with its majestic sights, exotic destinations, flavorful cuisine and exhilarating nightlife. This city has some of the best restaurants in Asia, the grandest temples and the most energizing massages this side of the world. There are too many sights to be seen, food to be eaten, and merriment to be made. We zone in on the most memorable experiences this exuberant city has to offer. 

Best places to Instagram in Bangkok [UPDATED]
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Best places to Instagram in Bangkok [UPDATED]

Food isn't the only thing Bangkok is best known for. The Thai capital is also praised for its diverse beauty in many forms. Amazing attractions? Checked. Colorful outdoor markets? Checked. Uber-cool shopping centers? Checked. Insta-worthy food at lovely cafes? Hell yeah. Most of which are photogenic, and that's the reason why Bangkok is always a haven for Instagrammers.  Get your phone at the ready, go out, and explore the city to step up your Insta-game. Don't know where to start? We've rounded up a list of the best places to Instagram in Bangkok for you.

Devasathan & the Giant Swing
Attractions

Devasathan & the Giant Swing

Standing in City Hall square, the Giant Swing (Sao Ching Cha) was originally erected in 1784 as part of the adjacent Devasathan, a Brahmin compound of shrines to Shiva, Ganesha and Vishnu. The Brahmin priests based here still officiate at royal and other official ceremonies (although no longer at the Brahmin New Year rite). In the past, a ceremony, meant to celebrate an exploit of the god Shiva, would require four brave men to swing from this lofty red frame to grab at pouches of coins. However, due to fatal casualties, the ritual stopped in the 1930s. The poles were erected in 1919 by the Louis T Leonowens Company to honour of the son of Anna Leonowens (the contentious governess in The King and I and a teacher in the Siamese court of King Rama IV). In 2006, the rickety timbers were replaced by the structure you see today

The Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew
Attractions

The Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew

The Grand Palace Bangkok's paramount must-see sight is this architectural and spiritual treasure, which is twice as dazzling if you see it on a sunny day. Ignore the gem touts claiming 'it's shut', and immerse yourself in the palace's palpable dignity (while observing the ban on sandals, shorts and bare shoulders). Nearly two kilometers of walls with lotus-shaped crenellations enclose what was once a self-contained city of throne halls, royal chambers, servants' quarters, ministries and a prison. Built in 1782, it was modified by each Chakri king. It now only gets ceremonial use, but remains the kingdom's holiest landmark. Allow at least a two-hour visit. Wat Phra Kaew Wat Phra Sri Rattana Sasadaram, better known as Wat Phra Kaew, is the temple of the Emerald Buddha, the palladium of Thai independence. Modelled on royal chapels in Sukhothai and Ayutthaya, and embellished to an astonishing degree, it omits monastic living quarters since there are no resident monks.

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