Relaxing Things to do in Bangkok
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Relaxing Things to do in Bangkok

Sometimes all we want to do on our vacation is relax. And why not? We grind away Monday to Friday for months on end; we deserve a break! If that sounds like you, and you're heading the Bangkok this year to get away from it all, check out our picks of the best relaxing things to do in the city and see which sounds like Nirvana to you!

Including:

  • Grand Palace Walking Tour
  • Onsen Spa
  • Lounge poolside at Riva Surya
  • Take your time on a temple tour
  • and more!
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Get historical on a Grand Palace Walking Tour

Get ready to channel your inner royalty on this walking tour as you explore the magnificent Grand Palace, Bangkok's number one tourist hot spot. After all, relaxing doesn't mean being inactive! And, after all the Thai food you've inevitably gorged on, upping your step count at your own pace will do you a world of good.

With its intricate design and golden spires, the palace is sure to make you feel like a king or queen, or at the very least, a fancy nobleman or noblewoman. Marvel at the impressive buildings and their ornate decorations as you wander around the complex.

And, of course, don't forget to pay a visit to Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, one of Thailand's most significant religious sites. It's sure to be an experience fit for a monarch!

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Grab some much-needed TLC on a spa trip

Does it get more relaxing than a spa date? Probably not. So, why not indulge in a little TLC with a visit to Let's Relax Spa's Onsen pools? Take your pick from a range of temperature-controlled pools and treatments that'll leave you feeling like a new person. From muscle-relieving hot springs to refreshing antioxidant-rich pools, there's something for everyone. If you're feeling brave, take a dip in the invigorating Cold Bath or unwind with full-body jet streams in the Whirlpool Bath. Feeling a little too warm? Take a breather in the cool-down room or sweat out your worries in the steamy glass-walled Sauna and Steam Room.

And let's not forget the Hot Stonebed Bath with its Himalayan Salt Wall that'll leave your blood detoxified, and your circulation improved. Oh, and if you're looking for a refreshing boost, don't miss the Soda Bath. It's a lot better than it sounds!

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Lounge poolside at Riva Surya

Looking to cool off from the Bangkok heat? Dive into luxury at Riva Surya's pool, complete with stunning views of the city and the Chao Phraya River.

Need to de-stress even more? Why not opt for a traditional Thai foot massage? But if the thought of someone tickling your toes sends shivers down your spine, fear not! We see you, we hear you. You can instead opt for a refreshing drink and keep your feet untouched.

With all-day pool access and the option to indulge in a foot massage or drinks, Riva Surya is the perfect urban oasis for those seeking some rest and relaxation.

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Get your steps in on a Temple tour

Do you like temples? Of course you do, explorer! Even if you're looking for relaxing things to do in Bangkok, sating your curiosity can be one of them. Just go at your own pace! And, since this tour of four of Bangkok's most famous temples also includes transport and lunch, you'd be a fool to pass it up!

Your tour guide will keep you entertained with fascinating stories and little-known facts that will make you the talk of the town when you get home. So, which temples are on the itinerary?

First up is Wat Lokayasuth, home to one of the few remaining giant reclining Buddha statues. Next is the grand Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, where generations of the royal family performed their rituals. Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya used to house Buddha's relic, and last but not least, Wat Chaiwattanaram, the grand riverside temple with its awe-inspiring unique architecture.

Put on your explorer hat and get ready for some laid-back temple hopping in Bangkok!

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See the sights on a canal tour

Nothing says relaxing quite like a boat trip when you're not behind the wheel. And that's exactly what you'll get on this tour of Bangkok's canals!

Get ready for a splash of adventure as you glide through Bangkok's web of canals on a legendary longtail speedboat with your expert guide. Snap some insta-worthy pics of the stunning Wat Arun - or The Temple of Dawn - and explore the old city of Thonburi, where time seems to stand still.

Don't just read about the region's rich history; experience it firsthand as you soak up the local way of life. And who knows, you might even pick up some new slang words to add to your vocabulary. Aren't vacations fun? And relaxing? Yes.

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Explore an Ancient City in your own time

And, finally, we'll end things in an ancient, forgotten city. Pack your whip and khaki shirt, and prepare to explore Thailand's most famous landmarks all small and miniature at this fantastic outdoor complex. If you're looking for relaxing things to do in Bangkok but have a hankering for history, this is the one.

With so much to see, you'll feel like you're on a whirlwind tour of Thailand without ever leaving the park. Explore replicas of famous temples, palaces, and floating markets, and get a feel for Thailand's diverse culture and rich history. Divided into five zones, each area of the park has a unique theme and a mix of traditional and modern architecture.

Whether you're a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, or just looking for some fun, there's something for everyone. And the best part? You won't need a time machine to travel back in time! Just make your way to the Ancient City, and voila!

And those were our picks for the best relaxing things to do in Bangkok! If you're looking to be utterly inactive, or explorative tours just don't do it for you, never fear; Go City's got tons of experiences you're sure to love. With our All-Inclusive Pass and Explorer Pass, you can see all of Bangkok's best bits for one low price!

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