Bangkok was such a treat for us the second time around it actually shocked me. I wasn’t too excited to go back to it at first, since our first time there wasn’t all that interesting. There are few things for the average Israeli tourist to do in Bangkok, we tried them all back in 2010 and there was no love connection made, lets just say. We were really uncertain about visiting Bangkok once again but my brother and his wife got back from it so smitten that we just had to see what all the fuss was about, and I’m so glad we did. Here are my top 5 faves to try while in Bangkok, most of them involve shopping of some sort, that’s just who I am:
- The Sky Bar in Bangkok is very well known, mostly from that famous rooftop scene on The Hangover 2. I guess you can see many other magical rooftops all around BKK that will cost you much less, but I was really curious about this one. What can I say, I’m a pop culture fanatic. You should keep in mind it’s relatively expansive and has a strict, formal dress code that demands of you to wear the most fabulous outfit you own (this I actually loved), and it’s also super crowded most days. I’m not doing a great job marketing this, I know, but I still feel that its worth an hour visit, just for the funny fartsy experience and amazing view if nothing else. They serve great drinks too.
Asiatique (the river front) night market is such a fun way to spend your evening. I usually love my shopping in air conditioned places, but really enjoyed this market. Really modern, organized, clean and beautiful. I didn’t even buy a whole lot but had so much fun just strolling around the great restaurants, bars and ice cream places, listening to music and enjoying the magical lights all around. A true must.