4 Ways To Relax On Your Bangkok Vacation

4 Ways To Relax On Your Bangkok Vacation

Bangkok is an awesome place to visit but as the city streets are often chaotic and crowded, you might want to take time out from the hustle and bustle to relax and de-stress for a little while. 

Thankfully, there are all kinds of ways to regain your inner peace, so if you’re planning a Bangkok vacation, we recommend the following. 

#1: Choose the right hotel

When finding a place to stay in Bangkok, you will notice that some hotels have more relaxation options than others. 

The riverside Bangkok hotels are an excellent choice if you’re looking for a soul, mind, and body retreat in scenic river surroundings. But consider all of the other hotels in the city before you make a choice, and find the one that is right for your particular wellness needs. 

#2: Achieve inner peace at a meditation center

The benefits of meditation are plenty but if you live in a busy town or city, you might struggle to gain inner peace if there are lots of distractions nearby. 

The same applies to Bangkok, which isn’t the quietest city to visit, but there are lots of meditation centers within and around the outskirts of the city that will provide you with the relaxation space you need. 


#3: Immerse yourself in a floating pod

The things we see, hear, and smell on a daily basis can add to our stress levels. This is why many people choose to escape from their everyday surroundings by getting themselves into a sensory-deprived state. 

When in Bangkok, you can do this by immersing yourself in one of the floating pods at Bangkok Float Center

As each pod contains a highly-concentrated Epsom salt solution, you can experience total weightlessness (a zero gravity state) when you submerge yourself into the calming water. 

According to the Center’s website, you can “achieve the deepest form of relaxation known,” so if this is something you’re craving on your trip, book a pod and discover a relaxation experience you will never forget.

#4: Enjoy a place of beauty

There are many beautiful places to visit in Bangkok and some of them are perfect for those looking to escape from the busyness of the city. 

Phu Khao Thong (The Golden Mountain) is a definite highlight if you want to explore a jungle oasis rich with waterfalls, flowering plants, and the soothing sound of birdsong.

Lumpini Park is one of the best parks in Bangkok, with its gorgeous greenery and a beautiful artificial lake on which you can take a paddleboat for a leisurely ride. When you have finished exploring, you can take a yoga or tai-chi class while gazing in awe at the incredible backdrop around you. 

Bang Krachao is another highlight. This is a small island located on the Chao Phraya River that contains thousands of mangrove trees that eat up the air pollution that exists in the city. You can explore this serene paradise on foot or by hiring a bike (or put your feet up on the back of a taxi motorbike).

We also recommend The Bangkok Grand Palace, which will transport you to another world with its mystical atmosphere, the smell of incense, and opulent surroundings. This is a popular tourist attraction though, so you won’t be able to avoid people here. 


These are just some of the ways to relax on your Bangkok vacation but there is much more to experience in the city if you head here for a holiday. Check out the other articles on our website to learn more about the city and the amazing locations that should form a part of your Asian itinerary. 


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Thomas has a university background in the UK and in Latin America, with studies in Languages and Humanities, Culture, Literature and Economics. He started his Asian experience as a publisher in Krabi in 2005. Thomas has been editing local newspapers and magazines in England, Spain and Thailand for more than fifteen years. He is currently working on several projects in Thailand and abroad. Apart from Thailand, Thomas has lived in Italy, England, Venezuela, Cuba, Spain and Bali. He spends most of his time in Asia. During the years Thomas has developed a great understanding of several Asian cultures and people. He is also working freelance, writing short travel stories and articles for travel magazines. Follow Thomas on www.asianitinerary.com

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