Fun Things To Do in Bangkok

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Here are 5 of the numerous fun things to do in the city of angels, Bangkok. Shopping, river and canal tours are on the list along with being a famous London detective solving mysteries set in Bangkok.

Shopping at Asiatique The Riverfront
(●2194 Charoenkrung Rd., Wat Prayakrai, Bangkoleam, 02 108 4488, www.thaiasiatique.com)
Located by the Chao Phraya River on what use to be a pier that started international trade between the Kingdom of Siam (Thailand’s former name) and European nations back in the 1900s, Asiatique The Riverfront has shops that offer Thai handicrafts, fashion accessories, and furniture, among other products, and it has bars, restaurants, and entertainment. Open daily from 5 p.m. until midnight.
Escape Hunt
(●399 Sukhumvit Road, Interchange (Citibank) Tower, Unit C, B2 Level, 02 611 2828, www.escapehunt.com)
An addictive, challenging, educational, and fun experience for both kids and adults, Escape Hunts takes you back 100 years in time to play the part of a famous London detective who has to solve mysteries set in Bangkok. THB 795 per person for 2 players; THB 695 per person for 3 players; THB 595 per person for 4 players; THB 495 per person for 5 players.
Chao Phraya River Tour
(●78/24-29 Maharaj Rd, Maharaj Pier, 02 623 6001–3, www.chaophrayaexpressboat.com)
If you haven’t seen life from the Chao Phraya River, you haven’t seen Bangkok. The Chao Phraya is an important river in Thailand for agriculture as well as a means of transportation and commerce, and a boat tour along it is an enjoyable experience at any time of day, especially at sunset. Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; weekends and public holidays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fares go from THB 10 to 32, according to the distance traveled.
The Peninsula Bangkok Klong Tours
(●333 Charoennakorn Rd, 02 861 2888, www.peninsula.com/Bangkok/en)
Tour along the Chao Phraya River for two hours on a long-tail boat, cruising the klongs (small canals) to see the Thai lifestyle. The boat makes a stop at the National Museum of Royal Barges and at Wat Arun before going back to the hotel. Daily, flexible times. THB 3,600 for 1 person; THB 2,200 per person for 2 people; THB 1,800 per person for 3 or 4 people; THB 1,600 per person for 5 or more people.
Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn
(●158 Wang Doem Road (take the ferry from Tha Thien), 02 891 2978, www.watarun.net)
Probably one of the most photographed temples in Bangkok, Wat Arun is located by the Chao Phraya River and is one of Thailand’s landmarks. It features an 82-meter high prang decorated with mosaics and Chinese porcelain that glitters at sunset, and a Buddha image inside the bòht, which is said to have been designed by King Rama II. Open daily from 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m.
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