12 Best Things To Do Alone In Bangkok - Updated 2024

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The capital of Thailand, Bangkok has recently become the most-visited city in the world, per annum, thanks to an inpouring of tourists fascinated by its temples, its climate, and its culture, as well as a thriving nightlife that is renowned not just throughout Asia but worldwide. There are also spa hotels in Bangkok that provide amazing accommodations. Also a popular destination for solo travellers, Bangkok has grown to provide plenty of tourist-friendly options for parties of one. Planning a solo travel to Bangkok in the future? Continue reading to learn more about the best things to do alone in Bangkok.

1. Mahanakhon SkyWalk (from USD 24.09)

At the heart of the bustling city, this tour is one of the best solo things to do in Bangkok and allows you to explore the city’s iconic King Power Mahanakhon skyscraper. As you ascend to the 74th floor, you’ll be greeted with panoramic views of Bangkok that are nothing short of spectacular.

However, the real highlight of this tour for solo travellers is the opportunity to venture to the rooftop on the 78th floor. Here, you can walk across the glass floors, providing a vertigo-inducing, yet thrilling sensation as you peer directly down to the bustling city streets below. You can fully immerse yourself in this awe-inspiring adventure, capture stunning photos, and savour the unmatched views.

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King Power Mahanakhon SkyWalk Ticket in Bangkok

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2. Bike tour (from USD 14.15)

Led by an English-speaking guide, this tour takes you through the vibrant tapestry of Bangkok’s multicultural essence. Pedal your way through the bustling lanes of Chinatown, a hub of tradition and culinary delights, and meet the Muslim community at the Old Customs House. Along the scenic Chao Phraya River, you’ll witness the city’s beating heart as you pass by iconic landmarks like the Princess Mother Memorial Park.

As you continue your ride, the tour takes you to explore the spiritual side of Bangkok, visiting temples such as Wat Prayoon, Wat Kalayanamitr, and Wat Aroon. After an enriching day of exploration, you’ll return to the tour headquarters for a well-deserved free refreshment.

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Bangkok Cultural Bike Tour in Thailand

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3. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 6-Hour Shared Tour (from USD 19.08)

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The floating market on Damnoen Saduak’s famous khlong is a perfect place to pick up local foods and other mementos of the area. If you can visit this attraction in Bangkok and not partake in the popular noodles served from canoes on the canal, then you clearly have an iron will, but this is certainly a trip you should make anyway. This market in Bangkok is a part of the city’s cultural landscape, and Thailand in general - and as well as the chance to see around the area, you can buy (at a very low price) a ticket to enter the covered market and enhance your tourist experience.

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From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Guided Tour

Duration: 6.0 hour

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4. Colors of Bangkok (from USD 38.0)

Famously busy and noisy, it may feel at times that Bangkok is a city where you can’t catch your breath. Often, that’s no bad thing, as the fun keeps coming, but if you want to take a more serene few hours we would recommend the Colors of Bangkok bike tour, which takes you through the quieter streets and stops off at a local kindergarten, a Buddhist temple and even at a sewing workshop. Dinner is laid on, at a quieter, more traditional restaurant, and the whole experience feels authentically Thai in a way many other tours might not.

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Duration: 4 hours

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5. Let's Relax (from USD 18.05)

A relaxing time away is, after all, the whole point of a holiday, and your stay in the city should see you making time to enjoy a traditional massage at one of the most relaxing spas in Bangkok. Treatments include foot spa, aromatherapy, traditional Thai and herbal massages, and more. After your treatment, you’ll surely feel refreshed and ready to take on another sightseeing tour in Bangkok.

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6. Bangkok Evening Discovery: Temples and Hidden Canals Tour (from USD 75.1)

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If the pub crawl doesn’t sound like your kind of party, then worry not—there are some more sedate evening activities that you can enjoy. Take this tour of the canals and temples in Bangkok viewed from a long-tail boat. You’ll disembark periodically to get a closer look at some of the key sites, which include the remarkable Wat Arun Temple (also known as the Temple of Dawn), and Bangkok’s bustling flower market where you will learn about flower arranging and take in the beautiful colours. The tour ends at 8pm, leaving plenty of time to go for a snack or have dinner in one of the many excellent local restaurants.

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Bangkok Twilight : Hidden Canal, Big Buddha & temple

Duration: 4.0 hour

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7. Local’s Favorite Dishes: Secret Food Tour of Bangkok (from USD 68.27)

local’s favorite dishes: secret food tour of bangkok

If you’re a foodie, then there really is no greater experience when visiting a new place than trying out its local delicacies. This wonderful tour takes you around the city, sampling the foods that keep Bangkok going on a daily basis. Six tasting stops along the way will take you to market stalls and restaurants, enjoying the spicy and the not-so-spicy side of the city. During the tour you’ll also have a chance to sample the best of local coffee and beer, while a well-informed English-speaking guide will show and tell you how the foods tie in with local culture.

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Bangkok: Local’s Favorite Dishes Food Tour

Duration: 3.0 hour

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8. Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya Princess (from USD 23.17)

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Are you looking for things to do alone at night in Bangkok? You can sign up for a dinner cruise on Bangkok’s main waterway, the Chao Praya River - an ideal space from which to view the city as day turns to night, and the city’s historical monuments and temples light up. During your dinner cruise on this riverboat, you will be treated to a diverse buffet dinner cooked to perfection, having the chance to mingle with your fellow tourists and see Bangkok at its most beautiful. You will be welcomed onto the boat with a drink, and kept entertained by live music, while the cover charge also includes a pick-up from one of several local hotels.

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Bangkok: River Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya Princess

Duration: 1.5 to 2.0 hour

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9. Exciting Khao San Road Pub Crawl (from USD 24.0)

The Khao San Road is famed throughout Thailand and beyond as a must-visit thoroughfare for backpackers. This pub crawl entitles you to enjoy drinks in many of its bars for free, with local beers and shots among the popular options you’ll have the chance to sample. You’ll also be comped free entry into a club to end the night, make plenty of new friends and, not least, be provided with a free singlet to remember the night by.

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Bangkok Nightlife: 4-Hour Khao San Road Pub Crawl

Duration: 4 hours

10. Bangkok Siam Niramit Show Admission Ticket (from USD 41.58)

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As unique depictions of ancient and modern Thai culture go, you won’t find many more entertaining and beguiling that the Bangkok Siam Niramit show. This inclusive display of dancing, music and astonishing backdrops will have you enthralled for its 80-minute duration. The show also includes actual elephants, which are well worth looking out for. The show also educates the viewer about traditional, local Buddhist and Muslim traditions, and you’ll leave feeling educated and inspired.

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11. Thai Cooking Class with Authentic Market Experience (from USD 69.97)

thai cooking class with authentic market experience

Anyone who has sampled Thai food will immediately ask the question “How do I get to the point where I can make this myself”. The recipes for traditional red or green curries, along with Pad Thai noodles and a range of other dishes, may seem intimidating before you try to cook them, but this communal cooking class will show you just how straightforward, and delicious, these meals can be when you make them yourself. The class starts early, as you learn about the ingredients before you are given the chance to go into the market and buy those products, including fruit, vegetables and edible flowers. At the end of the class, you then get the chance to eat the results of your labour, while you’ll also be regularly provided with snacks throughout the day.

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Duration: 4 hour

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12. Muay Thai Lumpinee Boxing Stadium - VIP Entrance Ticket (from USD 57.46)

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Muay Thai, a form of boxing that includes striking with the arms and legs, is Thailand’s national martial art and one of its most renowned sports. Lumpinee is very much the home of Muay Thai as a spectator sport, and on paying in you will be entitled to witness a professional fight from a VIP seat, soaking in the atmosphere as up to 5,000 keen fans cheer their heroes through an absorbing sporting contest. VIP seats are at the ringside, so you will be very close to the action.

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Duration: 3 hour

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Bangkok - a city of contrasts you're sure to love

Your break in Bangkok will be one of the best holidays you could possibly have, whatever your reasons for coming. There are so many things you can do and places to visit in Bangkok. Whether you come here planning to meet new people, or just plough your own furrow, the activities in Bangkok make it possible to have fun while doing either. Your stay here will be memorable for all the right reasons, and the above options are just a few of the many things that make Bangkok thrilling.

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Antonia Kelly is a freelance writer based in Leicester, UK and she enjoys European travel as well as road trips closer to home. Her favourite domestic destinations include Snowdonia and the Brecon...Read more

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