25 Amazing Things To Do In Bangkok (VIDEO)

By Mark Wiens 54 Comments

One month of filming, an entire week of editing…

…60 gigabytes of raw video, over 500 clips, and about 24-hours to upload (on my connection), and I finally present to you “25 Amazing Things To Do In Bangkok,” on video.

It’s been a huge project that I’ve spent a lot of time on, so I’m extremely happy that it’s now live.

Without saying anything further, here’s the video:

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Thank you for watching!

(If you can’t see the video, watch 25 Things To Do in Bangkok on YouTube here)

Here are a few video screenshot highlights:

Wat Arun - Bangkok's Temple of Dawn
Wat Arun – Bangkok’s Temple of Dawn

The reason I like Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) is because you can climb the staircase to the middle level for a great view of central Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River.

Delicious Street Food in Yaowarat, Chinatown
Delicious Street Food in Yaowarat, Chinatown

A visit to Bangkok would be incomplete without dining on the streets!

You don't want to miss a massage!
You don’t want to miss a massage!

What could possibly be better after a large meal than a massage?

Precious loaves of succulent durian at Bangkok's Or Tor Kor Market
Precious loaves of succulent durian at Bangkok’s Or Tor Kor Market

Few Bangkok attractions are more appealing than feasting on something that’s creamier than butter and sweeter than honey.. and it’s all-nat-ur-all too! I’m talking about the king of fruits, and don’t worry, it’s on the list.

Map of Attractions in Video:

Due to many requests I plotting all 25 of these amazing things to do on a map:


View 25 Amazing Things To Do in Bangkok in a larger map

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>>> Grab a copy of my Eating Thai Food Guide right here.

What would you do in Bangkok?

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  • Yui

    5 years ago

    Great video ????

  • Federico

    7 years ago

    Hello Mark!

    Awesome videos! Since you’re a food lover, you should come to Portugal 🙂 We also have amazing food!
    I’m going to Thailand this summer, any places in the north that you recommend? 🙂

    Cheers!

    • Mark Wiens

      7 years ago

      Hey Federico, good to hear from you. I would love to visit Portugal in the future, hopefully. Glad you’ll be coming to Thailand soon. I haven’t don a lot of traveling in the North, but Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai are both great places to spend some time, and then you could go to other smaller villages and town in the area. The north of Thailand is really nice. Hope you have a great trip.

  • Casey

    7 years ago

    Hi Mark! How are you?
    I really enjoyed watching your videos and places which you had visited.
    Please keep those videos coming and I’ll be here watching wherever you are…..!!
    Btw, this video in Bangkok is fabulous !
    Ciao !

    • Mark Wiens

      7 years ago

      Thank you so much Casey, I really appreciate it. Will keep posting more videos!

  • Ursula

    8 years ago

    Thank you for the informative video’s. Will be our first visit to Thailand in Feb 2013. Cant wait. The food looks a bit scary!! I dont like strange food. But willing to try good Thai Food.

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hey Ursula, thank you for watching and great to hear you’ll be coming to Bangkok next year. There’s also lots of not-so-scary food that I know you’ll enjoy. Hope you have a great visit!

  • Barry Williams

    9 years ago

    This is a great video! I live in Bangkok and I will need to refer to this again and again in order to better experience my city. It’s embarrassing how few of these places I have been to!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thank you very much for watching Barry, hope you can visit some more places in Bangkok!

  • Sato

    9 years ago

    I loved this video. I’ve just moved to Bangkok and your web site is helping me a lot. I spend a lot of time here. Thanks Mark.

  • Lilia Santos

    9 years ago

    Love BKK!!! I have been to a few of the places you listed and definitely will make it a point to visit Lumpini Park, Wat Saket and Erawan Museum when i am there in November 2012. Mahalo!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Hi Lilia, great to hear that, thank you for watching!

  • Sara

    9 years ago

    OH!!! It was awesome 🙂
    at first I liked Thailand because of a singer (Nichkhun) and now I’m definitely coming to Thailand. I Love the food & markets, EVERYTHING.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thank you very much Sara, hope you can visit Thailand soon!

  • Ava Apollo

    9 years ago

    Great video and so well-edited! I’m landing there at the end of the month (bought a one-way ticket and that’s stop #1). Glad I found this video because I had no idea what to expect!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Hi Ava, great to hear that you’ll be visiting Thailand soon! Also, thank you very much for checking out this video!

  • Ryan Gargiulo

    9 years ago

    LOVED this video Mark. Although it was a little long, it kept my attention the entire time. Keep up the good work!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Hey Ryan, thank you for watching and glad you enjoyed it!

  • Dean

    9 years ago

    Really great video, Mark! I’ve done most of these things in Bangkok, but there’s always more to keep me coming back to this amazing city.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thank you Dean! I agree with you, so many things to do and see and explore in Bangkok to keep one busy for a very long time!

  • Eddie Shroff

    9 years ago

    Hi Mark
    An absolute awesome video.
    Wife and i will be comming to Bangkok on 17th January so keep that day free for a lunch or dinner at your favourite Victory monument place we didnt eat at last time without fail:):)
    By the way any place for Satay nearby or a few stops away from Onnut where we last met??
    Did you try the Paki spices??
    Look forward to seeing you. Keep in touch.
    Regds
    Eddie

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Hi Eddie, good to hear from you. Thank you for watching the video. No entirely sure of my visa schedule, but will let you know if the date works! Hmm, I don’t really know of any satay places around there… but I’ll keep an eye out for them. Thank you for the Paki spices, were great!

  • Sheel kant

    9 years ago

    Hi Mark…great job…brought back old memories……shall be in Thailand soon to Try their amazing food…..

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thank you Sheel, have you have a great trip to Thailand soon!

  • [email protected] Trottin Granny

    9 years ago

    Great video, and all that food! I saw a few things that made me hungry. I love that you put the prices there too. Cheap! I’m sharing this.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thank you very much Kathleen, glad you enjoyed it and saw some foods that made you hungry!

  • Madonna

    9 years ago

    Great video Mark! My husband and I are taking our first trip to Bangkok next month. Can’t wait to get there and see everything! Very excited!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Good to hear that Madonna, hope you have a fantastic trip and let me know if you have any questions!

  • Chris Deacon

    9 years ago

    Hi Mark,
    Great video! Some excellent inspiration for our next visit. Keep them coming 🙂

  • Andrew

    9 years ago

    great video mark- well worth the effort. As a follow up i’d suggest you get an image map of bangkok, and plot all those 25 places on it so potential visitors can see where they are.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Hi Andrew, thanks for watching and for the suggestion. That’s a great idea, that I’ll try to do soon!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Hi Andrew, thanks again for the map suggestion. I have just finished plotting all the location on a map and updated this article with the map included!

  • memographer

    9 years ago

    Great video, Mark! I visited Bangkok two years ago. So it was nice to refresh Good Memories 🙂
    Hit Subscribe button right now 😉

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thank you very much, glad it brought back memories!

  • Naz

    9 years ago

    Hi Mark – loved it. Hoping for my 6th Thailand visit next year. I’m rather addicted and love to see Bangkok through others eyes and for the memories!

    My tip for travellers is to research all the ways to use various modes of transport and study the maps to get orientated (i.e. don’t expect to get a taxi to chinatown – go by sky-train or boat depending where you are). Work out prior to holidaying HOW you’re going to get around to specific places – no wasted time then.

    And imo you can’t do Bangkok justice with a flying 3 day visit. My first time was 1 & 1/2 weeks and set me up for many more enjoyable trips to come. Each time I visit I do new things, taste new food and get to revisit my favourites.

    Keep up the great website!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thank you Naz, and I appreciate you adding your extra tips. I agree with you fully, learning a bit about Thailand’s network of transportation is a great idea for getting around – taxis sometimes aren’t reliable and can just be a pain sometimes. Familiarizing yourself with a map, is also really necessary in Bangkok as there’s not just one downtown area, but many. Great to hear you’re coming back next year again!

  • Sue

    9 years ago

    Great video!

  • Henk

    9 years ago

    The essence of Bangkok… great tool to send to your friends / family when they plan to visit Bangkok and they always want to know what to visit!

  • Cory

    9 years ago

    Thank you so much for this informative video. Great guide for my upcoming trip 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      You’re welcome Cory, I’m happy you enjoyed it and thank you for watching. You’ll be visiting Thailand soon?

  • Fat Chance

    9 years ago

    Nice work on the video. I am so damn hungry I need to leave work. I will put Bankok on the top of my list.

  • Steve C

    9 years ago

    Mark; super tour! I’ve been to Bangkok several times and it’s on my very short list of best cities of the world. I would, however, add another fun thing to do: Ride the river taxis up and down the river. They not only take you somewhere but they’re a cheap sightseeing way to see the city.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Hi Steve, thank you for watching, and I’m glad to hear you also really like Bangkok. You’re right about river taxis, great way to get around the city while seeing the city at the same time (and not having to wait in traffic)!

  • Jane

    9 years ago

    Great job Mark. I’ve been to most of these places – it’s a great reminder. You’ve given me a few more spots to visit though! Thank you for this labour of love!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      You’re welcome Jane, glad you enjoyed it, and thank you very much for watching!

  • EarthDrifter

    9 years ago

    Your production/narration skills have come a long way. Some of the scenes brought back memories, while others were brand new to me. After seeing this, how could a food lover not want to visit Bangkok? This is an excellent film for anyone planning to visit SE Asia’s hub.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Hey Mike, thank you for watching and for the comment. Video is something I had no idea I enjoyed making (meaning – the process, filming, editing, narrating), until finally experimenting with it, starting about a year ago. So many times we don’t realize we enjoy something until doing it. Glad this video brought back some memories of SE Asia!

  • Tanja

    9 years ago

    Hey Mark, very good and interesting video – thanks a lot. Keep them coming:)

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thank you for watching Tanja, I appreciate it. I’ll keep posting videos!