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    Exploring Bangkok on a Budget: 5 Free Things to Do

    April 16, 2024

    Exploring Bangkok on a Budget: 5 Free Things to Do

    Bangkok is known for its abundant nightlife, impressive shopping malls, rooftop bars, bustling markets and delicious street food. While the city offers many high-end attractions, there are also plenty of free activities that allow you to experience Bangkok without breaking the bank. 

    Here are my recommendations for five free things you can do to enjoy the city during your vacation.

    1. Lake Adventures at Benchakitti Park

    Lake Adventures at Benchakitti Park

    Benchakitti Park offers a tranquil escape from the busy streets of Bangkok. One of the highlights of this park is the chance to ride a boat around its beautiful lake. You can rent either a pedal boat or a kayak for free for an hour between 9 am and 6 pm.  For the best experience, go early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid the midday heat. Be sure to catch sunset views over the lake.

    2. Gardens and City Views at EmQuartier

    Gardens and City Views at EmQuartier

    EmQuartier's 5th floor features hanging gardens, water gardens, and ponds that create a serene oasis in the midst of the city. Explore the viewpoint areas for city views during sunset. This spot offers a unique perspective of Bangkok's skyline.

    3.  Cultural Marvels at Wat Pak Nam

     Cultural Marvels at Wat Pak Nam

    Wat Pak Nam is home to the largest Gold Buddha in Bangkok, made entirely of pure bronze (the only one in the world). Take a moment to admire Wat Pak Nam Stupa's top floor, which houses an 8-meter emerald glass stupa surrounded by a colorful psychedelic ceiling. Wat Pak Nam is a must-see hidden gem of a temple.

    4. Encounter Monitor Lizards at Lumphini Park

    Encounter Monitor Lizards at Lumphini Park

    Lumphini Park is the largest and most popular park in Bangkok. One of its fascinating attractions is the population of monitor lizards that call the park home. These creatures can often be seen lounging by the lake or wandering the park. A walk through Lumphini Park allows you to immerse yourself in nature while observing these intriguing reptiles.

    5.  Explore Icon Siam's Floating Market 

     Explore Icon Siam's Floating Market

    Icon Siam, one of Bangkok's luxury shopping malls, offers more than just high-end retail. On the Ground Floor, you'll find an indoor floating market that showcases the local culture and offers a delightful visual feast. Head to the top floor for breathtaking rooftop views of the city, or catch the mesmerizing water fountain show at night for a memorable experience. 

    These five free activities offer a snapshot of Bangkok's varied attractions. From serene lakes and lively parks to grand temples and contemporary shopping centers, the city caters to all interests and budgets!

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