Despite how busy Bangkok is, you can't take away its romance. As far as capital cities are concerned, the likes of Paris, London, and Rome tend to monopolize the idea of a 'city of love.' And true, these places are pretty romantic. But what about Bangkok? Movies, TV series, and the like would have you believe that it's a great place for an exciting adventure. Some of them are pretty romantic too. Couples in this city can visit temples together, go glamping, or even dine in the dark, among many others. These are just some of the most romantic things to do in Bangkok.
Visit The Temples Together
The temples in Bangkok
are some of the best landmarks in the city. They offer a glimpse of the country's rich culture, a peek into its colorful history, and they highlight its magnificent heritage. Getting to discover all of that with your partner is something special. Among the many temples in the Thai capital, Wat Pho is a definite must-see. It's home to the iconic 'Reclining Buddha,' one of the biggest statues of the deity in the world. Nearby, there's also the Grand Palace, perhaps the most famous tourist attraction in Bangkok. It's a collection of palatial temples, each more beautiful than the next.
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Have Afternoon Tea with A View
You can have afternoon tea just about anywhere. You can enjoy tea time in London
, Paris, New York, and any other place in the world. So what makes Bangkok different in this mix? Well, the city lets you have tea time with such an incredible view. In the chic Vertigo TOO restaurant at the Banyan Tree Bangkok Hotel
, they serve high tea in every sense of the word. Located among the top floors of the hotel, you get to enjoy this mid-afternoon treat with the rest of the city right under you. What's not to love?
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A dinner date is as classic as can be, isn't it? Your first date with your partner might have been a dinner date. Or was it the second date? Third? Fourth? In any case, this has been over and done with. Even in a place like Bangkok, a dinner date just doesn't seem exciting. That is until you check out Dine in The Dark in the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel
. The place is just what the name says: a refined restaurant where there's barely any light at all. You and your date will have to eat with blindfolds on. Can you handle it?
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Shop at The Night Markets
Speaking of the dark, you can also do some night shopping in Bangkok. In fact, the Thai capital is famous for it! There's a good chance you already had this activity in your Bangkok itinerary already, so why not make a date out of it? If you go to the famous Chatuchak Friday Night Market, for example, you can spend hours and hours browsing through all sorts of stalls. They sell cool clothes, adorable knick-knacks, scrumptious snacks, and more. And the best part? They're mostly affordable. You'll fill up your luggage with new stuff in no time!
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The Gardens of Dinsor Palace are among the most enchanting spots in Bangkok. It's a whole oasis of botanical bliss that you and your special someone would definitely enjoy. From stone winding staircases to a calm stream with a sparkling fountain, the gardens offer a serene escape from all the hustle and bustle of the city. Even swans find it peaceful enough to float here, making the entire scene that much more magical. You can enjoy a delicious Thai meal to complete the experience and you've got yourself a pretty romantic date in Bangkok!
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You didn't expect glamping to be one of the many things you can do in Bangkok
, did you? Though the Thai capital has its fair share of nature-bound attractions, it's still a bustling metropolis at its core. The skyscrapers and office buildings don't exactly inspire you to go glamping here. But then there's the Bangkok Tree House, a stunning botanical escape that lets you enjoy the luxury of glamping. In the middle of a nearby jungle, you and your significant other can rest and relax amidst all the lush greeneries. Sleep under the stars on a romantic outdoor canopy bed and let the bright sunshine wake you up the morning after!
Source: Bangkok Tree House
Walk Above A Forest
If you're still up for a nature-filled date in Bangkok, look no further than the PTT Reforestation Project. It's an ongoing nature development project that aims to fix the forests near the Thai capital. If you want, you can walk above said forests for a date. Hand-in-hand with your special someone, you can take a leisurely stroll on the wooden bridge that the project set up. Walk for hours and hours to admire the fabulous nature that Thailand is known for. And it's a better alternative to exploring the busy and crowded neighborhoods in Bangkok
, that's for sure!
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Explore the Ancient City
To round up this list of romantic things to do in Bangkok, let's go full circle! Visiting the temples in the Thai capital to learn more about the country's culture and history is all well and good. But if you want to truly immerse yourselves in the majestic heritage of Thailand, look no further than the Samut Prakan Ancient City. You may have to travel beyond Bangkok but rest assured that it will be worth it. The moment you see this gilded open-air museum in all its cultural glory, you'll understand why it's a definite must-see!
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You and your partner should know about the most romantic things to do in Bangkok before you get here. There's so much you can do that you won't know where to start! At least prepare your itinerary now so you can have fun immediately!