Have a Great Time in Bangkok Without the Hangover – Yes, you Can!

Wat Arun at Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand.

Rolf Heinrich, Köln, Wat Arun 03-2012-01, CC BY 3.0

So you’re in Bangkok with your buddies, your soul mate or even by yourself; and you explore all there is to explore during the day. And then the sun goes down, you prepare yourself to experience the famed nightlife of the city dubbed to be Asian version of Las Vegas, the sin city. Hopping from one night club to another, dancing from dusk to dawn and of course chugging down many, many glasses of tequila, beer, vodka and lord knows what else; and you wake up next morning (or afternoon) with a splitting headache that totally ruins the entire schedule of exploring you had planned for the day. So here are a few ways that you can try out to have a great time in Bangkok without drinking and having a really bad hangover.

Skip the drinks and learn about Thai history. The world renowned Thai cultural and heritage show, Siam Niramit is held every day from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM at the colossal 2,000-seat Ratchada Theatre. Once you’ve seated yourself, you will have to get ready to witness an enchanting performance that’s divided into 3 acts namely, ‘Journey Back into History,’ ‘Journey Beyond Imagination’ and ‘Journey Through Joyous Festivals’. Featuring over 100 professional artists, the show happens to be one of the largest stage productions in the world.

Hop on board a luxury cruise! The mighty Chao Praya River is a major river in Thailand which runs through Bangkok before finally flowing to the Gulf of Thailand. There are agents who provide these cruises, however the best is to go with a hotel. Due to the rising demand, luxury Bangkok city hotels such as the AVANI Atrium Bangkok are offering these cruises while adding a fine dining experience to it as well. So, when you hop on board such a cruise, you will be able to feast on delicious gourmet food while passing some of Bangkok’s finest sites such as the Grand Palace.

Embark on a foodie adventure. Thai food is amazing, and Thai street food is even more so. One of the best places to try out Thai street food is Bangkok where you can find many streets and markets dedicated to selling some of the most exotic and delicious of street foods around the world. The best of these is Yaowarat or Chinatown where street food was first introduced to Thailand over 200 years ago when the capital city was the main trading hub of South East Asia. Here you can find everything from juicy Thai-style BBQ chicken to the beloved Pad Thai and even fried insects!

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.