Although Thailand is not a very expensive country for travelers, it’s still a pleasure for a budget tourist to find free things to do in Bangkok. Here is our list of the top 7 free things you can only do in Bangkok.
Visit Lumpini Park
Lumpini Park also called the Green Lungs of Bangkok is a place for all ages and social statuses. While walking through the park, you can meet couples in love resting near the lake, nine-to-five office workers coming to get some fresh air and physical activity, parents having fun with their kids, seniors practicing tai chi, and many other people.
You should check out the park’s indigenous flora and the water monitor lizards. You can also engage in some recreational activities which the park offers, such as rowing, paddleboats or using the outdoor gym.
Watch Traditional Puppet Show
200 years ago wooden houses along the canal, such as the Artist’s House, were a common thing. Today, they are relatively rare. In addition, the Baan Silapin (Artist’s House) is rather difficult to find. However, it is worth searching for, as you are in for a unique experience.
Every day, except Wednesday, at 2 pm the traditional Thai puppet show starts there. During the show, the intricately-made puppets are being manipulated by several artists, dressed in black. Every time a show takes place there are no empty chairs.
Plus, people even sit on the floor around the stage. Each day artists tell a different story based on Thai folklore and mythology.
Learn How to Meditate
Bangkok is widely famous for its temples, which attract both religious visitors and architecture lovers. Popular temples of Bangkok, such as Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho require an admission fee to enter.
However, Wat Mahathat is free. It is one of the oldest temples in the city and hosts Thailand’s largest monastic order. It also offers free meditation classes in English starting at 7 am, 1 pm, and 6 pm daily.
Attend a Muay Thai Fight
Thailand is very proud of its Thai boxing culture heritage, and it is a very popular sport nowadays. At Lumpini Stadium watching Muay Thai may cost you around a thousand baht. But if you are a tourist on a small budget, head towards MBK Shopping Centre where it’s free. MBK Fight Nights are held from 6 pm until 8.30 pm every Wednesday.
Thai Dancing at Erawan Shrine
The Erawan Shrine is located in the corner of the Erawan Shopping Mall. The mall is right in the middle of Siam, Bangkok’s famous shopping district. It has a little gold statue surrounded by yellow flowers. People come here to make offerings and pay their respects.
However, the main attraction of Erawan Shrine is surely its performances which are held several times a day. Thai classical dancers make graceful moves, which represent people’s thanks to the gods. If you get lucky, you can even see the Chinese Lion Dance alive.
Visit Museums for FREE
Bangkok offers its visitors a wide variety of different museums, and some of them are free to enter! Some of the most famous free museums are the Royal Elephant Museum, Corrections Museum, which was once a prison, and the Bangkokian Museum.
The Bangkokian Museum is entirely obligatory to visit if you want to understand the meaning of being Thai displayed in numerous colorful exhibitions.
Visit Butterfly Garden
It is an entirely magnificent place, located in the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden in Rot Fai Park. The park is home to five hundred different species of butterflies and other insects. You should keep your eyes open and cameras on so you do not miss an incredible photo opportunity!
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