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Learn To Cook From a Local: Private Cooking Class and Market Visit In Bangkok

Learn To Cook From a Local: Private Cooking Class and Market Visit In Bangkok
3 hours
USD 72.00
Visit a local fresh market to learn about seasonal Thai produce and pick up a few ingredients for your lunch. After your shopping is complete, you'll drive to your host's home for a hands-on cooking lesson. Your host Mike is a professionally trained chef who loves to cook at home with his family. He and his mother will teach you how to cook some of their favorite Thai dishes in their kitchen at home. Enjoy the meal you helped prepare and learn about Thai cultural and culinary heritage from a local.

3-Hour Handbag Making Class

3-Hour Handbag Making Class
3 hours
USD 38.54
Try something different in Bangkok by joining us on a Leather Bag Making Class and you get to take your luxury bag home with you. We are located in downtown Bangkok and easily accessible from public transport.

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Things to do in Bangkok if you have a Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Layover or Extended Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Stopover

If you have an extended layover at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Bangkok.LayoverIdeas.com.

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Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is the third largest terminal in the world and is the main entry point for all international flights into Bangkok. Most visitors to Thailand enter the country via BKK Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport and this means that travellers awaiting onward connections are regularly left at a loose end. Here are some ideas to keep you busy on a layover at BKK Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

Most famous for the enormous reclining Buddha housed here, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha is also the oldest temple in Thailand and is home to the greatest number of Buddha images in the country. If you are looking for a real visual experience of Thailand while you await your onward journey, this temple is a good place to start. The temple is a short taxi ride from BKK Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport and if you are short on time this is the best way to get there and back. Make sure you leave plenty of time for traffic congestion.

The Grand Palace

Just a short walk from the Temple of the Reclining Buddha is The Grand Palace. This palace is no longer the royal residence and is only used for the occasional ceremony. The reverence for the monarchy in Thailand led to the royals moving out of the official residence after the mysterious death of King Rama VIII (the older brother of the current King) who was found shot dead in his room in 1946. Visitors are allowed inside the spacious European style reception room, but remember, even today this story is a completely taboo subject in Thailand.

At the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

If you are short on time, or prefer not to leave the airport vicinity there is still plenty to keep you busy at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. You can get a Thai massage, luxuriate in the spa or even have a round of golf at the airport hotel Novotel Suvarnabhumi, or you can indulge in some duty free shopping and then get some refreshments at one of over 50 dining venues. If sleep is the only thing you need between flights the 600 room Novotel Suvarnabhumi will be the most comfortable choice.

Banglamphu market

Bangkok is not short of markets selling everything from fresh produce to household goods, not to mention everything the backpacker could possibly need. Banglamphu Market is still mostly frequented by locals and the prices are cheaper than some of the other more touristy markets like Patpong night market. If you are looking for some cheap clothes, fabrics and textiles then Pratunam market is also a great place to visit.

As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to BKK Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport in time for your connecting flight. Enjoy your transit city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

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Private Guided Day Tour: Bangkok and Beyond

Private Guided Day Tour: Bangkok and BeyondDuration:
8 hours
USD 10.38
Get a personalized day tour of Bangkok or neighboring provinces for a unique look at Thai culture and lifestyle. Your fully licensed local guide works with you to tailor a trip that can include the Summer Palace, Floating Market and much more.<br /><br />The price includes the service of the guide and all transportation costs and any meals are extra.

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Thai Dinner and Dances at Silom Village in Bangkok

Thai Dinner and Dances at Silom Village in BangkokDuration:
3 hours
USD 12.50
Spend your evening at leisure and enjoy a delicious genuine Thai style dinner in a delightful Thai atmosphere surrounded by beautiful decoration. The meal is accompanied by Thai classical music and dances. The dancers with their beautiful glittering costumes and exquisite graceful movements will stay in your memory forever.

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2-Hour Small-Group Biking Tour of Bangkok

2-Hour Small-Group Biking Tour of BangkokDuration:
2 hours
USD 17.79
Join this wonderful 2-hour cycling tour through the streets of Bangkok. See attractions such as the Old Customs House, Holey Rosary Church, Wat Thong Thammachat and more. Enjoy the relaxed pace that is suitable for all experience levels.

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Private Tour of Bangkok's Multicultural Markets with a Local Guide

Private Tour of BangkokDuration:
6 hours
USD 18.17
Private &amp; unique multicultural tour to the most famous Buddha statue in the world. Check out Wat Traimi, Little India and Little China with a local. Sampeng Market included!

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Madame Tussauds Bangkok Admission Ticket

Madame Tussauds Bangkok Admission TicketDuration:
1 day
USD 18.37
<p>Mingle with all your favorite celebrities at Madame Tussauds Bangkok. <br /><br />Meet celebrity personalities at the museum's 8 different zones: Red Carpet, Music, History, Film, Leaders, Art and Science, TV and Sports. Enjoy the interactive features at every exhibition with hundreds of wax figures. Enjoy endless photo opportunities and feel free to get creative with your poses! Discover how the wax figures are made at the Authentic History Exhibition.</p>

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SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World Admission

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World AdmissionDuration:
1 day
USD 19.29
You can explore marine attractions at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, meet and greet over 400 water species at Bangkok's favorite ocean-themed attraction! Besides the admission ticket, you also have the onsite options at an extra cost to enjoy a cutting-edge movie experience at 5D Cinema XTREME, a glass-bottom boat ride through the main tank or feed lovely penguins, otters and water rats and get your feet pampered with the unique Happy Fish pedicure.<br /><br />This is a great day out!

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Bangkok Self-Guided Audio Tour

Bangkok Self-Guided Audio TourDuration:
USD 19.99
This fascinating audio tour of the energetic city of Bangkok will guide you through the narrow streets where you will see amazing Buddhist Temples and learn about the colorful history of Thailand. Enjoy this self-guided audio tour at your own pace.

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2-Hour Muay Thai Lesson Including Pad Thai

2-Hour Muay Thai Lesson Including Pad ThaiDuration:
2 hours
USD 20.75
Join this tour for the unique opportunity to learn the foundations of Muay Thai. Train with an experienced instructor. After training, enjoy a delicious meal of Pad Thai and freshly pressed juice. Train Muay Thai, Eat Pad Thai!

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017