Bangkok is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in Southeast Asia. But with so much to see and do in this vibrant city, planning a trip there can be overwhelming. That is why I put together this comprehensive guide to help you navigate Bangkok like a pro. So sit back, relax and let me, your trusty friend, share everything you need to know to make the most of your time in Bangkok. Let’s go~! ⸜(*ˊᗜˋ*)⸝

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Best Time to Visit Bangkok (Rainfall & Temperature Guide)

When planning an overseas trip, what is the most important factor that affects when you should fly? Yep, you guessed it right – the weather! In Bangkok, there is no escape from the warm and humid weather the whole year. So, the rainfall will help you pinpoint the best time to jet off to this amazing country. To make it easier for you, I have put together in this guide a chart showing the average rainfall and temperatures in Bangkok. This data is sourced directly from the Thai Meteorological Department and Weather Underground from 2018 to 2022. (´• ω •`)ノ

The Three “Seasons” of Bangkok

The weather in Bangkok can be categorised into three main “seasons”: hot, cool and rainy.

❄️ Cool “Season”: November to February

November to February is the best time to visit Bangkok. The temperature is generally lower during this period, with minimal rainfall. Due to the favourable weather, expect larger crowds in places of interest and higher prices for accommodations and flights.

🔥 Hot “Season”: March to May

March to May is the hottest period in Bangkok. And when I said hot, I mean FIERY hot. So, if the cool “season” is too expensive for you to visit, this period might be a good alternative since rainfall is still reasonably low. The only thing you must be mindful of is the heat, which can get unbearable, making it tough to stay outside for too long.

🌧 Rainy “Season”: June to October

Bangkok’s rainy “season” coincides with the monsoon season, so expect frequent heavy rainfall. This period is usually the off-peak season in Bangkok, as the intense rain makes it hard to walk about outside. But if you want to explore a quieter Bangkok, this would be the right time. Accommodations might even be cheaper during this time as well.

How Hot is Hot and How Cool is Cool?

I went to Bangkok in May 2019 with my girlfriends, and the temperature was crazy hot at an average of 35°C. Walking outside for anything more than 10 minutes was too much for us. The hot “season” might sound like a good time to visit, but after that one experience, I am avoiding that period like mad now. I don’t want to go back to being grilled under the sun. ٩(× ×)۶

In comparison, the weather in December was cooler, well, in a way. Hubs and I were in Bangkok for the New Year Countdown, and I was expecting it to be cooling weather. Uh-uh. I was wrong. It was still rather warm and humid at an average max of 32.2°C. Even though the average low is 23.6°C, it felt hotter than that when we were there. (×_×) So, if you are coming from Singapore, expect the temperature to be similar. Haha! (´・ᴗ・ ` )

So, to summarise, go to Bangkok from November to February for the optimal temperature and rainfall. But do expect flights and accommodation to be more expensive and places to be crowded during this peak season in Bangkok. If you don’t mind the extreme heat or rainfall, consider the shoulder seasons (March to May and June to October) for a unique experience and cost savings. Ultimately, it comes down to your tolerance to the weather conditions and preferences! ( ´ ω ` )

List of Public Holidays in Thailand (Bangkok)

Here are some of the major public holidays in Thailand that you want to note before your trip to Bangkok. These public holidays may or may not affect the opening hours of the places you visit. You might also experience a more crowded city during the holidays. So always remember to double-check before visiting! Another thing to note is that some holidays are based on the lunar calendar, so the actual date might differ every year.

Staying Connected in Bangkok, Thailand

ReadyRoam with Singtel’s Network

Hubs and I are using the Singtel network in Singapore, and we would usually activate the ReadyRoam plans. We use the ReadyRoam Neighbour plan for our trip to Thailand, which costs us 5 SGD for 1 GB of data, valid for 30 days. Once we hit 1 GB, an additional 5 SGD would be charged to our bill for another 1 GB of data.

We used to buy SIM cards overseas but hated the queue at the counters. Additionally, with ReadyRoam, we could connect immediately once our flight reached the country. For this convenience, hubs and I prefer to use ReadyRoam whenever we travel. Also, since we mostly use our data for checking Google Maps or booking a car and ordering food from Grab, 1 – 2 GB is usually enough for our trip.

A view of the Singtel app and a screenshot of the Roaming plans for Thailand on Singtel's ReadyRoam to illustrate the roaming we use (Bangkok SIM Card guide)

Using Thailand’s SIM Card – True5G

However, if you need a lot of data for your trip, you might want to consider getting a SIM card in Bangkok that provides unlimited data. You can order a Thailand SIM card through Klook to beat the queue. We did that for our trip to Bangkok when we added the tourist SIM cards to our package when booking private airport transport through Klook. While people were queuing up to buy their SIM cards, the SIM cards were passed to us without any time wasted. And once we slotted the cards into our phones, we could start using unlimited data in Thailand! It was fuss-free and simple! (๑˃ᴗ˂)ﻭ

We were using the 8-day Thailand Tourist SIM card from True5G. There was no issue with connectivity, and it worked well within Bangkok and even when we were in Ayutthaya. Our Airbnb’s WiFi was quite weak, and using our SIM card for surfing the net on our mobile phone was much faster and smoother as well. All in all, I think it was totally worth it!

A Guide to the Transportation Options in Bangkok

There are a lot of transportation options in Bangkok. With so many choices, you might be wondering what is the best for your travel within the city. So, I decided to put together the list below so you can better understand the type of transportation you should be using for your next trip to Bangkok.

📌 For a more detailed guide to transportation in Bangkok, consider reading my transportation guide in Bangkok! ( ´ ▽ ` )

Airport to City Transportation Options

When heading from the airport to the city of Bangkok, the key to dodging the Bangkok jams is the convenient Bangkok Airport Rail Link. This Airport Rail Link is only available at the Suvarnabhumi Airport. Trust me, this transport option is really quite good and reliable. It is my go-to every time I am in Bangkok! ( ´ ω ` ) Just grab a token from the self-service counter, and you are good to go! That is how easy the system is! \(^ヮ^)/

Now, if you are aiming for extra comfort, especially with older folks, consider getting a private airport transfer. Everything is great with the Airport Rail Link, but the seats and crowd. Picture Singapore’s MRT seats – not the cosiest! (´・ᴗ・ ` ) Opting for a private transfer means avoiding the crowds, though you might face some traffic on the way to your accommodation. That being said, we tried that recently, and we hardly met with any traffic jams in the Sukhumvit area, where our Airbnb was. My parents had a comfortable ride all the way to the accommodation, and that was what mattered to me. No rush, all comfort! (ᵔ◡ᵔ)

Train Options Around Bangkok: BTS Skytrain and MRT

Navigating Bangkok is a breeze with its two train lines: the BTS Skytrain and the MRT. It is important to note that these lines don’t intersect, so be prepared to tap out and take a stroll between stations if a transfer is needed. Another tricky part of transferring between lines? Each line has its own payment system. The BTS uses one-time tickets or the Rabbit Card, while the MRT relies on tokens or your credit card. So, it is not as seamless as you expected.

Photos Credit: Norbert Braun on Unsplash

To streamline your journey, consider grabbing a Rabbit Card for the BTS – available at stations or via Klook for convenient pickup at Suvarnabhumi Airport or CentralWorld. And if you plan a day full of exploration, the One Day Pass offers unlimited trips for a hassle-free adventure! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

Water Transportation: Chao Praya Express & Tourist Boat

While the BTS Skytrain and MRT are the go-to options in Bangkok, you might want to try out water transportation for a more scenic way to explore Bangkok. Hop on a free shuttle boat from Sathorn Pier to Asiatique. Or take the Chao Praya Express Boat to explore the Chao Praya River gems, including Wat Arun and ICONSIAM. Need to hop across to Wat Pho from Wat Arun? There is a handy river-crossing ferry for that! For detailed information on each option, check out the separate blog posts I have linked above!

Opting for a riverside adventure? Consider grabbing the unlimited hop-on and hop-off boat pass for the Chao Praya Tourist Boat. If you are on a single-stop mission like us, get yourself a single-trip ticket at the ferry terminal at Sathorn Pier! ( ´ ω ` )

Private Car in Bangkok: Grab and Tuk-Tuks

If comfort is number one for you and you are okay with a bit (or a lot) of traffic, consider hopping into a private car using the Grab app. We gave it a shot, especially since my parents were with us during this last trip to Bangkok. Well, we ended up in a few traffic jams, and we were wondering, is taking a private car really better than taking a train? Haha! (*/ω\) Putting the traffic aside, grabbing a car through the app was quite easy.

On the other hand, if you’re up for a bit of negotiation, trying a tuk-tuk ride can be a fun experience. These little vehicles weave through traffic, and I almost had a cap-flying-off adventure. You should definitely try taking tuk-tuk at least once in Bangkok!

Where to Stay in Bangkok (Accommodation Guide)

I have been staying at the same hotel the past few times in Bangkok. So, unfortunately, the list of accommodations is relatively short. Nevertheless, I hope this short accommodation guide can give you an idea of where to stay in Bangkok! ( ´ ω ` )

VELA Dhi GLOW Pratunam

For our first trip to Bangkok with our friends, we chose to stay at GLOW Pratunam, which has now been rebranded to VELA Dhi GLOW Pratunam. Since we wanted a hotel near Platinum Mall, we decided on this hotel due to its many positive reviews. Since it has been rebranded, my review of the hotel is already outdated, so it would be better to check out current reviews on Google for a better idea.

A view from our room's window and the interior at GLOW Pratunam

But if you stay here, note that the hotel is nowhere near any BTS Skytrain stations. I remember dragging our luggage from Ratchathewi BTS station to the hotel. The journey was made longer by the uneven pavement. To add to the “torture”, we had to carry our luggage up and down the overhead bridge. If you would be using the BTS Skytrain a lot to explore the city, I highly recommend staying at another hotel with easier access to the BTS. So, for this very reason, hubs and I chose not to stay in this zone again. (*/ω\)

📌 For my outdated post and some photos, check out our stay at GLOW Pratunam! (´• ω •`)ノ

🏨 ABOUT THE HOTEL

☎️ Phone Number: +66 2 257 3999
📧 Email: rsvn.pratunam@glowhotels.com
🔎 Website | Facebook | Instagram

Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam

If you shop a lot in Pratunam, especially at the Platinum Mall, Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam is the place to consider. It has the same issue as VELA Dhi GLOW Pratunam: it is not near any BTS station. But now that there is the R-Walk, walking from the Siam or Chit Lom BTS station to the hotel is easier. And since the hotel is directly connected to the Platinum Mall, if your hands are full or your legs are tired from all the walking, you could return to your room quickly for a quick rest!

The interior of Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam and the view from the room's window (Bangkok accommodation guide)

Since the R-Walk is connected to many shopping malls, including Big C, staying at Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam is the way to go if you mainly roam around this area. ( ´ ω ` )

🏨 ABOUT THE HOTEL

☎️ Phone Number: +66 2 209 1700
🔎 Website | Facebook | Instagram

Hotel Tranz

After discovering the convenience of Hotel Tranz, this hotel has been our go-to for the past few trips. I like that it is directly connected to the Airport Rail Link. This has made it convenient for us not to have to transfer to the BTS Skytrain with our luggage. We are at the hotel’s doorstep once we get off the Airport Rail Link platform! Besides that, we also love how affordable the rooms are. If you do not mind staying outside the central shopping area, you might want to consider Hotel Tranz. (ᵔ◡ᵔ)

Interior and corridor of Hotel Tranz

📌 For more details, check out our full experience staying at Hotel Tranz! (´• ω •`)ノ

🏨 ABOUT THE HOTEL

☎️ Phone Number: +66 2 245 6779
📧 Email: info@hoteltranz.comrsvn@hoteltranz.com
🔎 Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where to Eat in Bangkok (Food Guide)

Now that we have the nitty-gritty stuff out of the way, it is time to talk about one of the best things Bangkok has to offer – FOOD! Even though I have not been to a lot of places to eat in Bangkok, the list I had is actually quite long. As such, I have decided to only feature a few of my favourites in this section. So, let’s go and check out my top six favourite food spots in Bangkok~! (>ω^)

📌 For a more detailed guide to places to eat in Bangkok, consider reading my Bangkok food guide! (・ω<)☆

Fried Pork Rice ร้านข้าวหมูทอดอร่อยมาก

I absolutely love this place for its fried pork rice! It is probably the best one we had so far in Bangkok. ⸜(*ˊᗜˋ*)⸝ Interestingly, this eatery wasn’t even on our itinerary. We were supposed to check out another place for lunch, but it was closed for the day. So I guess we were lucky that the other place was closed, so we found this hidden gem? ( ´ ω ` ) Anyway, if you are hungry after exploring Wat Arun, make sure to check this place out!

The fried pork rice and the exterior of the eatery near Wat Arun (Bangkok food guide)

📌 Check out our dining experience at ร้านข้าวหมูทอดอร่อยมาก for more details! (>ᴗ•)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 5.30 AM – 8 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 86 521 0688

Phed Mark

Hands down, the pad krapow at Phed Mark was DA BOMB! I didn’t set my expectations too high for a celebrity-backed restaurant, but man, it blew me away with its deliciousness. Just a heads up, though – make sure to get the right level of spice unless you want a spicy surprise that might leave you feeling the burn instead of savouring the goodness. (´・ᴗ・ ` )

📌 Check out our dining experience at Phed Mark for more details! (>ᴗ•)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 10 AM – 7 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 83 893 8989

Somsak Pu Ob

We have tried several prawns with vermicelli in a claypot in Bangkok recently, and guess what? Somsak Pu Ob still takes the crown! I guess the peppery and flavorful kick that the vermicelli brings here just hits differently. It was way tastier than the others serving this dish. Locals love it, too, so my advice is to drop by early to dodge the long queues! (´• ω •`)ノ

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 3 – 9.30 PM (Tues-Sun), Closed on Mondays
☎️ Phone Number: +66 89 494 1000

Above Eleven

Out of all the rooftop bars in Bangkok, we decided to check out this hidden gem called Above Eleven. Its view might be less impressive as compared to the renowned Red Sky Bar, but we love the Peruvian-Japanese fusion dishes served here! Above Eleven is definitely the place to visit if you’re more into dining than sipping drinks! Bonus if you can catch the sunset hours for a stunning sky view! (>ω^)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 6 PM – 2 AM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 83 542 1111
📒 Reservation | Menu

Factory Coffee – BKK

This cafe has secured the top spot on our favourites list in Bangkok! Hubs and I have tried our fair share of Flate Whites in Southeast Asia, and let me tell you, Factory Coffee’s take on the Flate White is THE BEST. If you are a coffee enthusiast, you absolutely cannot miss out on this gem of a cafe! Trust me, it is a must-visit for a coffee experience that will leave you grinning from ear to ear! (ᵔ◡ᵔ)

📌 Check out our cafe experience at Factory Coffee for more details! (>ᴗ•)

☕️ ABOUT THE CAFE

⏰ Opening Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 80 958 8050
🔎 Website | Facebook | Instagram

Pier 21, Terminal 21 Asok

I have never been happier to dine at a food court. Haha! Not only is there a wide variety of food you can try at Pier 21 at Terminal 21 Asok, but the price is also super affordable! You can literally have a feast here at a low cost! If you want to try all the Thai food that you have yet to try in Thailand, this food court is the one to visit! (๑˃ᴗ˂)ﻭ

📌 Check out our dining experience at Terminal 21 Asok’s Food Court for more details! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

🍴 ABOUT THE FOOD COURT

⏰ Opening Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM

A Guide to the Places of Interest in Bangkok

Most people visit Bangkok for shopping and eating. Visiting places of interest is probably the last thing on most people’s minds. The same can be said for us as well! But out of curiosity, I suggested to hubs to visit some of the famous places of interest for our last trip, and truthfully, I think some of them are worth a visit. ⸜( *ˊᵕˋ* )⸝

Asiatique the Riverfront

I always see people talking about Asiatique the Riverfront, which makes me wonder how good a place it is. So, hubs and I decided to check it out; honestly, we are not impressed. Maybe it was the period we went to, but it was disappointing. There is nothing vibrant about it; the only entertaining part was watching a female student perform on her violin. Maybe it has gotten better now, but honestly, we wouldn’t be going back a second time again because it was so boring. (´-ω-`)

A view of some of the shops and the Ferris wheel at Asiatique the Riverfront (Bangkok POI guide)

📌 For more details, check out our full experience at Asiatique the Riverfront! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

📸 ABOUT THE PLACE OF INTEREST

⏰ Opening Hours: 11 AM – 12 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 92 246 0812

Benchakitti Forest Park (Benjakitti)

I feel like parks in Bangkok should be talked about more. This is my first time visiting Benchakitti Forest Park, and I think I could have stayed there longer if we hadn’t made plans for the day. Walking into the park is like walking into a portal of peacefulness, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We barely explored the area, which already took a while. Set off to this park in the morning to avoid the heat and enjoy a relaxing time there. You might want to consider having a picnic in there too! (´ ω `♡)

Me sitting at the Amphitheatre and a pathway at Benchakitti Forest Park

📌 For more details, check out our full experience at Benchakitti Forest Park! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

📸 ABOUT THE PLACE OF INTEREST

⏰ Opening Hours: 5 AM – 9 PM

Erawan Shrine

The Erawan Shrine is located at the corner of Ratchadamri Road and Ploenchit Road in the Pathum Wan District of Bangkok. It may be because of its location in the heart of Bangkok that it is a popular tourist spot. I visited this shrine many years ago with my parents when I was young. Even though I have no recollection of my visit, every time we are in Bangkok, we are sure to spot many people, both locals and tourists, at this shrine while we are on the R-Walk. We saw a traditional dance in the pavilion when we were there last time. It is worth checking it out if you are just in the area! ( ´ ω ` )

View of Erawan Shrine from the R-Walk (Bangkok POI guide)
📸 ABOUT THE PLACE OF INTEREST

⏰ Opening Hours: 6 AM – 10 PM

Chatuchak Weekend Market

You can say this is a place to shop, but the Chatuchak Weekend Market is considered one of the places of interest you should check out in Bangkok. I have been there a few times and would regret going there every time as it was just too hot to walk inside the alleys. Haha!

Top-down view of the Chatuchak Weekend Market and the famous coconut ice cream
Left Photo by TOMATO Halk on Unsplash

That being said, with over 15,000 stalls, I managed to get some good deals. I got a bag there once, and it lasted me for years! I hope my next trip there with my parents will let me find more good stuff to bring home. (๑˃ᴗ˂)ﻭ Chatuchak Weekend Market is worth checking out if you want to look for some nice local handicrafts and endless stalls to shop at!

📸 ABOUT THE PLACE OF INTEREST

⏰ Opening Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM (Sat-Sun)
🔎 Website | Facebook | Instagram

Grand Palace

The Grand Palace is one of the must-visit places of interest in Bangkok. Every trip to Bangkok, be it a school trip or with my parents, this place would always be on the itinerary. The whole area is HUGE, and it took us a while to talk around the last time we were there. The last time we went was in 2019, and there was a long queue to enter the compound. (x_x) It took us a while to enter, but all was good once we were in there. There is generally a lot of walking space around the whole compound. But the most memorable moment to me was when we were entering the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

The long queue at The Grand Palace and some decorations around the compound (Bangkok POI guide)

I was okay with the long queue but was NOT OKAY when we entered the temple. They packed everyone into the temple like sardines. We were packed body to body, and it almost felt hard to breathe in there. Once we got in, I wished we didn’t. The whole experience was terrible, and there wasn’t even a moment to enjoy the Emerald Buddha. Everyone was just being pushed along from the entrance to the exit. (″ロ゛)

Once we got out, I felt such a massive relief because it felt terrible in there. I wish they had staggered the number of people entering the temple. I am unsure if the experience has changed, but I am returning there with my parents again, hoping this doesn’t happen again. ٩(× ×)۶ Putting aside this scary experience and the crowd, everything else about The Grand Palace has been lovely.

📸 ABOUT THE PLACE OF INTEREST

⏰ Opening Hours: 8.30 AM – 3.30 PM
🔎 Website

King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk

I came across this place while looking for places of interest in Bangkok. King Power Mahanakhon is a new landmark in Thailand with the country’s highest observation deck. Having shared with you all the rooftop bars in Bangkok, if you want a view of Bangkok without having to eat or drink, this is the place to be. King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the city, and if you come during sunset, you will even be able to catch the beautiful sky over Bangkok! For those daredevils, you can even consider walking on the glass skywalk! w(°o°)w

A view of the skywalk at King Power Mahanakhon
Photo Credit: King Power Mahanakhon Website
📸 ABOUT THE PLACE OF INTEREST

⏰ Opening Hours: 10 AM – 7 PM (last admission at 6.30 PM)
🔎 Website | Facebook | Instagram

Wat Arun

There are two temples in Bangkok that you MUST visit, one of which is Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn. I recently visited this temple with hubs. One day, while visiting my parents, I flipped through the photo albums and realised I had been here many years ago. (o_O) Oddly, I have no recollection of this place, as Wat Arun is so beautiful! The moment we stepped into the area, hubs and I couldn’t help but be captivated by the architecture right before our eyes. You MUST visit Wat Arun if you have not yet! (´ ω `♡)

The central prong and a monk at Wat Arun (Bangkok POI guide)

📌 For more details, check out our full experience at Wat Arun! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

📸 ABOUT THE PLACE OF INTEREST

⏰ Opening Hours: 8 AM – 6 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 2 891 2185

Wat Pho

As I mentioned, you must visit two famous temples in Bangkok. After Wat Arun, the next one to visit is Wat Pho! Located just on the other side of the Chao Praya River, Wat Pho is known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. The whole compound of Wat Pho is HUGE, but many people mainly visit the Reclining Buddha, which hubs and I were in awe of. It felt so peaceful in the temple that I felt like I could be there for a long time. ( ´ ω ` )

The entrance to Wat Pho and a view of the Reclining Buddha

📌 For more details, check out our full experience at Wat Pho! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

📸 ABOUT THE PLACE OF INTEREST

⏰ Opening Hours: 8 AM – 6.30 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 83 057 7100

Other Things Worth Considering Doing

Since hubs and I usually plan our itinerary, we didn’t think to have a tour guide with us. If you want a more meaningful visit to these places, you should consider getting a guide. Not only are they able to share the history of these places with you, but they can also answer any burning questions you might have. A Bangkok city day tour usually includes the holy trinity, the Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Wat Pho since they are all close to one another. (´• ω •`)

Another thing you might want to consider is renting a traditional Thai costume when visiting these places! Hubs and I saw many people doing that when we visited Wat Arun. Sometimes, I can’t help feeling envious of them since I always choose comfort over a nice-looking outfit. So you will never see me wearing a costume overseas. If you can, do it and look beautiful in photos! (´ ε ` )♡

If you have more days in Thailand and are looking for some day trips just outside Bangkok, you might consider visiting Ayutthaya and Kanchanaburi. I recommend these places because they are the places I have been to during my school trip! Ayutthaya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to many impressive ruins. Kanchanaburi is also home to several historical sites, and riding the train over the Death Railway was an interesting experience. (´• ω •`)

Old photos taken at the Death Railway and Ayutthaya during my school trip (Bangkok POI guide)
Photos taken in 2010 (´・ᴗ・ ` )

Where to Relax in Bangkok (Massage Guide)

After all the walking and shopping, the best thing to do is to get a massage! (๑˃ᴗ˂)ﻭ There are a lot of massage places lining the streets of Bangkok, and you might wonder which are the better ones. If you don’t mind trying your luck, you could just check out any of them. But I always think that getting a massage is to make myself feel better after the session, so I never want to risk it. I had a not-so-good foot massage once, and I swore to NEVER visit a place I have never researched in the future. So if you are like me, I have two places worth considering, one of which is my favourite!

Health Land (Asoke)

I came to Health Land with my girlfriends. Before coming here, I had never heard of this place, so I was surprised to see the lobby so crowded when we got there. w(°o°)w I am not sure if this is still the norm, but it was packed with mainly Singaporeans. Haha! It was as if we were back in Singapore when we heard so many people speaking Singlish. (´・ᴗ・ ` )

Typically, I would go for the aromatherapy massage. But since we were going to a night market after the session, I didn’t want to walk around with an oily body. So I went for the Thai Massage instead. I am unsure if this was the right decision, but I wish I had gone for the aromatherapy massage instead. My friend who did the aromatherapy massage enjoyed her session.

Interior of Health Land Asoke

On the other hand, the rest of us had quite a so-so session. The soundproofing of the rooms SUCKS. Kids were allowed in the massage room for some reason, and we kept hearing their screams next door. I don’t understand how it works in Thailand, but I have never experienced screaming during my massages before. It’s enough to say that there was no way I could relax with this noise. The massage was good, but the environment brought down the whole experience. Also, I think a 2-hour Thai massage is way too long. I advise only going for a longer session if you are sure they provide a really good experience.

MASSAGE PRICES

💲 Traditional Thai Massage: 650 THB/120 mins (~24.60 SGD) | Aromatherapy Massage: 1,400 THB/120 mins (~52.98 SGD)

💆🏻‍♀️ ABOUT THE PLACE

⏰ Opening Hours: 9 AM – 9.30 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 2 261 1110
🔎 Website | Facebook | Instagram

Let’s Relax (Phaya Thai)

Hubs and I have been going to the Phaya Thai branch of Let’s Relax since we stayed at Hotel Tranz for most of our trips. The massage place is just right next to the hotel. Besides the proximity, another good thing is that there is a slight discount on the massage price if we book it through Hotel Tranz. ⸜( *ˊᵕˋ* )⸝ We love every massage session that we had with Let’s Relax. We always go for the 60-minute aromatherapy massage, which never felt long enough. 60 minutes just flew by every single time. (´-ω-`)

Interior of Let's Relax Phaya Thai and the mango sticky rice we had after treatment (Bangkok massage guide)

Every session was so good that we decided to try out just their foot massage. And OH MY GOODNESS, it was SO GOOD. Compared to the one I had previously, this was so heavenly. Hubs and I instantly felt like we could melt away into the comfortable armchair. We probably fell asleep for a while. If you can’t decide what to do, I suggest trying out their foot massage first! If you spend a minimum of 850 THB, they even serve you Mango Sticky Rice after the treatment! The price at Let’s Relax might be slightly more expensive, but I think it was worth it. There was never a time we were disappointed with the massage there. (´ ω `♡)

MASSAGE PRICES

💲 Aromatherapy Massage: 1,300 THB/60 mins (~49.20 SGD) | Foot Massage: 500 THB/45 mins (~18.92 SGD)

💆🏻‍♀️ ABOUT THE PLACE

⏰ Opening Hours: 10 AM – 12 AM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 2 126 6840
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Final Thoughts on this Bangkok Guide

I hope this comprehensive guide will help you plan for your next trip to Bangkok! I am sure you can’t remember everything you have read, so be sure to bookmark this post and return to it whenever you need some ideas. If you find this information useful, do also share it with your friends and family! This will help my blog grow and keep me motivated to continue writing more blog posts for you! (´ ε ` )♡

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Useful Travel Resources

Ready to explore? ️I’ve created a collection of travel resources designed to fuel your wanderlust and make trip planning a breeze! This list is constantly growing, so feel free to share any suggestions you might have! ⸜( *ˊᵕˋ* )⸝

BEST Cards to Use for Your Overseas Spending

Want to enjoy seamless spending overseas without the pesky fees? Check out my post on the best cards to bring overseas—the Trust Bank and YouTrip cards!

A Guide to Using Your Multicurrency Cards for Overseas Cash Withdrawal

Feeling stressed about using foreign ATMs? Let me help you navigate overseas ATMs with ease as I share my experience using my Trust Bank and YouTrip cards for overseas cash withdrawals—examples included!

Transform Your Travel with Lounge Access + Cards I Use to Get Free Visits!

Ready to ditch airport stress? Visit my post to discover the magic of lounge access and my go-to credit cards for complimentary lounge visits!

Thailand-Related Posts

Feeling the urge to explore beyond Bangkok? Chiang Mai is calling your name! The atmosphere is a whole new experience, filled with sights and flavours to discover. I’ve rounded up must-visit temples and a selection of restaurants in Chiang Mai Old City. Plus, there are some GrabFood gems for your convenience!

And when it comes to a cosy stay in Chiang Mai, you can’t go wrong with either The Astra Condo or The Inside House! For more on Chiang Mai, dive into some captivating articles below. Happy exploring! ⸜(*ˊᗜˋ*)⸝

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