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9 Non-Touristy Things To Do In Bangkok, Thailand

Shino
Published Aug 27, 2018

Bangkok is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture. It has something to offer to everyone, be it luxurious shopping districts, religious temples, or famous nightclubs. Visit the pioneer of all floating markets, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. For those who are looking for a thrilling adventure in Bangkok, drop by Dream World, a huge amusement park with more than 15 exciting rides for you and your children.

One of the places that you should not miss is the Grand Palace and Wat Prakeaw. With a history that dates back to 1782, you will be amazed by the delicate architecture and interior design. You can also enjoy a food trip down to Chinatown Market, where you will find some of the most delicious local delicacies. In case the many things you can do in Bangkok starts to overwhelm you, you can check our list of non-touristy things you can do in the city. These sights and experiences will help you experience Bangkok in a different, yet exciting way! So, read on!

Top 3 activities to book in Bangkok

1. Onsen experience

Who said you can only enjoy an onsen in Japan? Bangkok has its very own phenomenal onsen experience, located on the fifth floor of the Grande Center Point Hotel.

You can choose from five different types of baths here. Submerge yourself in a hot bath enriched with minerals that will help you keep your body healthy, or you can choose to enjoy the cold bath, that also comes with a steam room and sauna to help to stimulate your blood circulation. This onsen is best experienced after a tiring day of exploring in town. There is no time limit for access, so come on in and relax!

Bangkok: Onsen Experience

Price: from 19 USD

Duration: 3 hours

Rating: 4.6 / 5

Number of Reviews: 10

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2. Jungle bike tour: Morning or afternoon trip

Just because you are in a city as vibrant as Bangkok, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy some nature activities on your holiday! This jungle bike tour guides you through Bang Kra Jao, allowing you catch a glimpse of hidden villages, old temples, and a floating market during the weekend.

The bike tour lasts for four hours and you will also get to visit a 250-year-old temple during your ride. There is also a workshop, where you can learn about the process of incense making.

Bangkok Jungle Bike Tour: Morning or Afternoon Trip

Price: from 46 USD

Duration: 4 hours

Rating: 4.8 / 5

Number of Reviews: 95

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3. 60-90 minute Muay Thai boxing class for beginners

Pick up some self-defense skills with Bangkok’s very own Muay Thai boxing class! You will be training with a professional boxer, equipping yourself with martial art and boxing skills all at the same time. The class is from 60 to 90 minutes and is designed especially for beginners, so don’t worry if you have no experience! Remember to dress comfortably and bring your own towel!

Bangkok: 60-90 Minute Muay Thai Boxing Class for Beginners

Price: from 42 USD

Duration: 60 minutes

Rating: 5.0 / 5

Number of Reviews: 3

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4. Thai cooking class

Aching to learn some of the secrets of those authentic Thai dishes? You are in luck. This cooking class will teach you four different local dishes in four hours. You can choose either a morning or afternoon class and you will learn the unique recipes in a small group. Not only that, you will also get the chance to take a tuk-tuk to the local market, to learn how to pick the best ingredients for your dish. So, come on and learn some local recipes and get ready to wow your folks back home!

Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok

Price: from 41 USD

Duration: 4 hours

Rating: 4.8 / 5

Number of Reviews: 109

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5. Marvel experience Thailand

Superhero fans, this is for you! Get your S.H.I.E.L.D. badge now and sign up for a thrilling adventure with your favorite superheroes, including Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and many more! You will get your chance to be the hero and save the world by battling Red Skull, as well as experience a phenomenal climbing adventure with Black Widow. We are sure the various interactive games and 4-D motion ride will blow your mind, too. Don’t miss this unique experience to share some time with your favorite heroes!

Bangkok: Admission Ticket to The Marvel Experience Thailand

Price: from 40 USD

Duration: 2 hours

Rating: 5.0 / 5

Number of Reviews: 1

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6. Full-day eco zip line adventure

Get close to nature and befriend the rainforest with this full-day eco zip line adventure tour. Brace yourself for a thrilling 3 km (1.9 mile) gliding adventure, as you zip through the Thai jungle. You will also be prepped beforehand and given knowledge about the local wildlife and vegetation you’ll spot during your adventure. Learn how to preserve the rainforest with your friends and family while having fun!

From Bangkok: Full-Day Eco Zip Line Adventure with Transfers

Price: from 119 USD

Duration: 7 hours

Rating: 4.8 / 5

Number of Reviews: 13

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7. Holy tattoo experience at Wat Bang Phra

If you are one that believes in the higher spirit, you might want to drop by Wat Bang Phra and experience a holy tattoo experience. During this activity, you will be one of the very few people to receive a tattoo and a blessing from one of the monks of the temple. An English-speaking guide will explain the process of the ceremony and will also pick you up and drop you off at your hotel.

From Bangkok: Holy Tattoo Experience at Wat Bang Phra

Price: from 91 USD

Duration: 4 hours

Rating: 4.8 / 5

Number of Reviews: 84

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8. LINE Village Bangkok

Some of you might be familiar with the famous LINE communication app, as well as its adorable mascots. For the LINE fans, Bangkok has a treat for you. Drop by the first ever LINE indoor attraction and interact with life-sized LINE mascots in the different themed rooms. You can take as many pictures as you want to take home as a souvenir. Don’t forget to also redeem your exclusive LINE stickers before you step out of the Finale Room.

LINE Village Bangkok: The Digital Adventure Ticket

Price: from 29 USD

Duration: 1 hour

Number of Reviews:

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9. Outdoor detective game: GoSnoop

Bangkok's Outdoor Detective Game: GoSnoop

Snoop around Bangkok in the most interesting and fun way! The GoSnoop Game turns you into a detective, where you are required to solve riddles by exploring the city, tasting delicious local delicacies, and stopping by breathtaking temples. The game will take you about three hours to complete. Light refreshments will also be provided, to keep your tummy happy throughout the game.

Bangkok's Outdoor Detective Game: GoSnoop

Price: from 29 USD

Duration: 3 hours

Number of Reviews:

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Experience Bangkok

Bangkok has many hidden jewels waiting for you! Apart from the many prominent local attractions, why not take an alternate route and explore some of the unsung heroes the next time you visit the city? We can assure you that you won’t be disappointed!

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Shino holds profound interest in social media and storytelling. She has been an avid fiction and non-fiction writer for the past decade and possesses profound interest towards the Japanese culture,...Read more

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