Travelers love Bangkok. With festivals set all year round and enough outdoor adventures to last a lifetime, some tourists just want to live the high life in the city. They also want to do things Thai residents do on a daily basis. Here are 5 ways to live like a resident of Bangkok and where to do them.
Learn How to Cook
Many travelers fly to Bangkok to learn how to cook traditional Thai food with the best chefs at Blue Elephant Cooking School. Instead of souvenirs, travelers take home the wisdom of how to make an excellent Tom Yum Soup or Massaman Beef Curry.
Dine like a King
Bangkok is home to fine-dining restaurants like Nahm, a place where a king would dine. Nahm is the only Thai restaurant on the list of the 50 best restaurants in the world. Serving Thai home cooking at its finest, one would be served everything from Tom Yum Goong to exotic and never-heard-of Thai dishes.
Nahm: 27 S Sathron Rd Hotel Metropolitan by COMO, Bangkok
Shop for Thai Fashion
Celebrities like Katy Perry all the way to Michelle Obama fly to Thailand to try out and wear Thai Designs on the Red Carpet. Local Thai designers are making a name for themselves around the world with their signature aesthetic. Travelers seeking designs from popular Thai designers like Disaya or Kai can head to Geysorn Shopping Center, Siam Paragon or Siam Center.
Thailand is known for its rich culture and the best way to understand it is through art. The Museum of Contemporary Art showcases the country’s leading artists and their message for the modern Thai. Expect to fill up the memory of your smartphone with photos of sculptures and paintings.
Address: 499, Kamphaengpet 6th Road Lad Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok
Party like a True Thai
Bangkok has a variety of bars for those seeking a quiet night out, a wild party or a rare experience. The Speakeasy is an ideal place for drinking, sharing stories and smoking a cigar or two. RCA is where you can dance the night away. WTF is truly unique. You can find a hidden art gallery on the 3rd floor of the bar.
The Speakeasy: 55/555 Soi Langsuan Lumpini, Bangkok RCA: Huai Khwang District, Bangkok WTF: Sukhumvit 51 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok
Experiencing the city-culture of Bangkok is eye-opening. With rich culture and food galore, living like a local in Bangkok is fun and calls for even more exploration. What are you still waiting for? Book one of the best hotel rooms in Bangkok, gather a couple of friends and discover more about the Asia’s City of Angels.