Tips for Budget Bangkok Vacation
Bangkok is one of the vibrant cities in Thailand. It has hundreds of things to do, see and visit: markets, parks, temples, food to try. Check out this Tips for Budget Bangkok Vacation that save your money and help to enjoy lots of activities on a budget.
Enjoy the day at Lumpini Park
Lumpini Park is a great place to escape from the everyday hustle and bustle of Bangkok – it offers some very inexpensive activities and even free stuff that you can do. For about a dollar (30 baht) you can rent a paddle boat for half an hour and get an access to an outdoor gym. Enjoy free activities such as aerobics and Thai Chi classes, reflexology and meditation, and even tango lessons!
Visit for FREE Traditional Temples and Temple Fairs
Almost all traditional temples and shrines in Bangkok are free to access. If your visit happens to fall on a Buddhist holiday, you can even get a unique opportunity to be blessed by a monk. One of the notable exceptions is a visit to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha – the entrance fee here is 200 baht. But it is still fairly cheap since it includes the admission to the Grand Palace as well.
Spiritual Houses and Shrines
These are all over Bangkok and they all offer free entrance. Erawan Shrine is the most famous in Bangkok. According to the traditional Thai beliefs, a visit to a shrine is associated with many spiritual and physical good fortunes, like good fertility and success in life.
Thai National Gallery
A good example of modern and traditional Thai artwork can be seen it the National Gallery. The Gallery is open from Wednesday to Sunday and the entrance fee is very nominal.
Suan Pakkard Palace
A visit here is definitely worth the entrance fee of 100 baht – you get to learn how the Royal Thai family lives. It is also a good place to kill some time if you can’t come up with anything else to do. The place is truly massive.
Watch a Thai Boxing or Muay Thai
If you are a fan of martial arts, you would enjoy watching some of the traditional Thai boxing. The entrance fee to the matches is generally very small, but beware – you may get quoted a significantly higher price just for being a foreigner. To avoid it, find out more Things to beware visiting Bangkok.
At the end of the night, many top restaurants and pastry shops put all their goodies on sale. You can get many delicious treats for half the normal price. One of the best places to catch some pastry deals are the bakeries on top of the Tops supermarket.
Even if astrology is not your thing, it could be fun to swing by the corner of Convent and Silom Roads and see one of the famous Thai Gypsies who performs palm and tarot card readings.
Patravadi Dining Theatre
Need an idea for a fairly inexpensive romantic dinner in Bangkok? A great suggestion is the Patravadi Dining Theater located by the Chao Phraya river. Not only it offers quality inexpensive food, but you can also catch the show with the masterful dance performers.
Eating Out On The Cheap
Do not be fooled by the idea that cheap food in Bangkok automatically means low quality. It is actually quite good if you know the right places. Go to the places where locals eat. And be sure to also try the street food varieties.