Thailand is a country known as the land of smiles and its capital city is Bangkok. Bangkok is renowned for its vibrant street life, gleaming temples, as well as an active nightlife. Because of this, the city center of the country has attracted travelers from all walks of life, with some never wanting to leave this incredible place. It can be deemed, however, that tourism and travel have been put to a halt because of the global pandemic.
Rest assured that traveling to Bangkok is relatively safe because of the amazing measures that the government has implemented to circumvent the spread of the virus. During this time, the economy of the city is slowly getting back up with stores softly opening and accommodating customers. It can be deemed that this is the best time for you to plan your trip and if you are keen on embarking on a journey to this spectacular city, below are some tips on how you can get the most out of your visit to Bangkok.
Book the Best Hotel
To fully enjoy a luxurious trip to the magnificent city of Bangkok, try and book your accommodation in one of the best hotels in the city. Some of the most luxurious hotels in the city include the Mandarin Oriental, The Peninsula, The Siam, The Sukhothai, as well as the St. Regis, each boasting of a particular service that is only offered to their guests. The Mandarin Oriental for one holds the gold standard for luxury accommodation for over a hundred years. There is nothing that can beat that.
Dine-in a Fancy Restaurant
Make your stay in the city a remarkable one by treating yourself and eating in a fancy restaurant. While it is a good idea to try out local Thai cuisine because they offer some of the best dishes in the world, you will also be able to find gourmet dining. Before heading out to the city, research on some of the best restaurants and make it a point to visit the place and sample their cuisine as soon as you step foot in Bangkok. For sure you will not regret your decision to do so.
Explore the Nightlife as a VIP
Another thing that will truly generate a memorable stay is by exploring the city after dark. Club experts from Bangkok Nightlife suggest that you should go for VIP passes because if you do, you will be able to access clubs, cinemas, and cruises while being treated like royalty. As a VIP, you are sure to have a table in some of the most famous clubs where you can party all night. You can also catch a late-night movie in the most comfortable cinema seating lounge imaginable at the SF World Cinema. They have two first-class theaters with luxury recliners that come with blankets, and of course, all the popcorn you can eat. Along with this, you can also enjoy a mini-buffet in the VIP lounge before the movie starts.
Of course, there is always the option for you to hop on the cruise along the Chao Phraya river that will give you the best view of the surrounding temples, churches, as well as some of the most luxurious hotel buildings. Aside from this, you may also find the new plane market interesting because it is here where you will get to experience a mix of artsy and urban ambiance rolled into one.
If you intend to have a rather serene nightlife, you can go for a Bangkok sunset bike ride where you will get to familiarize yourself with the culture and the lifestyle of the locals in the city. There is also the option for you to watch fireflies while you are on a longtail boat. You will be able to find this in the Amphawa Floating Market, which is one of the most rustic floating markets in Thailand.
Have a Drink on a Rooftop Bar
Rooftop bars in the city offer the most amazing views of the city. Some even offer a 360-degree view such as the Cru Champagne bar, but some provide a more intimate setting, perfect if you are traveling to the city with your significant other. It is in these rooftop bars where you will be able to catch a glimpse of the most stunning sunsets. But aside from the view, the drink mixes in these bars are equally superb too, because not only do you get to order familiar cocktail mixes, but most bars also offer the special concoction that is exclusive to them.
Indulge in a Spa
Thai massages are to die for, which is why you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity of indulging in a spa whenever you set foot in Bangkok. If you have booked in one of the most luxurious hotels in the city, then you don’t have to go far to get the most amazing massage because most of these hotels offer excellent spa treatments. For instance, the fabulous decor in the spa of The Peninsula will already take your breath away, but the exceptional service of the staff will prove to be even more amazing.
Shop in Luxury Malls
Finally, never pass up the opportunity to shop in luxury malls while you are in Bangkok. This is where you will get the same quality high-end brands, but surprisingly, at a certain fraction of the cost. For instance, visit Siam Paragon and you are sure to see one international or local luxury brand after the other. Even the boutiques of your most-loved brands are up-scaled in these luxury malls.
You can get the most out of your experience in the city by giving yourself a treat and exploring in style. Go ahead and book the best hotel or eat in a fancy restaurant. You can also explore the nightlife of the city as a VIP and get some drinks at a rooftop bar while enjoying the view. Indulge in spa massages or shop in luxury malls. All these are geared towards experiencing the city in a different light, after all, you deserve all of it.