Is Bangkok worth visiting?

Amy Trumpeter
11 min readSep 1, 2023

I’ve been to Bangkok twice now and lots of other travellers ask me ‘Is Bangkok worth visiting?’ In a nutshell, absolutely! Bangkok has some of the most amazing temples and sites in Southeast Asia. It’s also an airport hub with connecting flights for onward travel to destinations such as Cambodia and Vietnam, so it makes a great short stay layover as well.

Introduction to Bangkok

Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand is a fantastic metropolis full of temples, nightlife, shopping centres and restaurants. Bangkok is a travellers hub, combining reasonably cheap food and accommodation with fast internet and a great infrastructure. But, Bangkok has a population of over 10 million people, and with that comes the stress, cramped public transport and packed roads. Digital nomads either love it or hate it! Sometimes Bangkok can be a bit….intense….and although it may not be the best reflection of everyday Thailand, it is definitely worth a visit!

Is Bangkok Worth Visiting?

The answer to the question ‘ is Bangkok worth visiting?’ is yes! It definitely is! I truly believe that everyone should visit Bangkok at least once in their life! Bangkok is worth visiting even if it’s just a 3 night stop off to visit the main Bangkok temples and the Grand Palace. Bangkok has amazing food, architecture and shopping. Whatever you are into, you can be sure that you can find something to suit your taste. So, if you are wondering whether you should do a short trip to Bangkok, or stay for even longer, the answer is yes — go for it and don’t delay!

So, what did I get up to in Bangkok? Well, I had my photo taken with the Yakshas at the Grand Palace, got offered crickets on sticks on Khao San Road and bought my wedding tiara at Asiatique. I befriended a pot bellied pig at a boat taxi station pier. I also met up with my mom where we took the BTS skytrain and shopped till we dropped at Siam Paragon. The day that we took the boat to Wat Arun, I…

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Amy Trumpeter

Hi I’m Amy — travel blogger, dog lover, digital marketer. I write mainly about Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Getting into drones!