Bangkok is one of those places that’s easy to travel to. There’s tons of things to do there that will satisfy even the pickiest of us girls.
Whether it’s going on a shopping frenzy or eating at the prettiest cafes, there are even activities for girls who enjoy alternative experiences like picking up some Muay Thai!
Well, there’s no need to get lost in the internet digging up as much info as you can find for your upcoming girls’ trip to Bangkok. This is the one-stop place for ALL of the best places to shop, eat, or fun activities to do!
Read on to find out everything you need for the ultimate girls’ trip to Bangkok!
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Whether you have a budget (save on accommodation so you have more shopping money)!, or have preferences such as specific main areas to stay, we’ve shortlisted the best hotels for you.
1. Affordable hotels in Pratunam under $40 – The Posh Phayathai, Hotel De Bangkok, Parkview Ratchaprarop
For starters, how about affordable hotels in Pratunam under $40? To name a few, there’s The Posh Phayathai with its rooftop jacuzzi and hangout zone; Hotel De Bangkok with the spacious rooms with balcony and bathtub; and Parkview Ratchaprarop with its minimalist scandinavian rooms, garden views and swimming pool!
2. Unique hotels in central areas near BTS under $45 – J No.14 Hotel, Playhaus Thonglor Hotel
Otherwise, there are some pretty unique hotels in central areas near BTS under $45 too. If you girls enjoy a super unique, kooky boho stay, J No.14 Hotel with its deer and butterflies await. There’s also the theatre-inspired Playhaus Thonglor Hotel with their Romeo and Juliet/Mary Poppins themed rooms to name a few too!
If you don’t quite know where you’d like to stay yet, then find out more about the 6 best central areas to stay at in Bangkok (and 12 budget hotels at these areas under $40!).
If you’re planning a trip to Bangkok, you might already know of the best markets to visit.
3. The only Bangkok market calendar you’ll need – Talad Rot Fai (Srinakarin, Ratchada), Talad Neon, Chatuchak Market
To make it easier for you, here’s a calendar so you know when these must-visit markets are happening!
4. Must-go shopping hotspots – Platinum Mall, Terminal 21, Big C Supercenter, Eveandboy, Siam Square, Union Mall
Apart from the must-visit markets, if you’re keen to spend a few days doing some serious shopping, here are all of the must-go places to note:
Platinum Mall – the famous Platinum Mall that offers tons of fashion options from basic tees and tops, to cute dresses and office wear, at affordable prices! (From USD $3 / 100 Baht)
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Terminal 21 – We were surprised at the quality fashion finds and well-designed clothes here. It’s mid-range shopping at it’s best, and very affordable for the quality too! (From USD $5.80 / 200 Baht)
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Big C Supercenter – if you haven’t read our story on the must-buy snacks at Big C, you’re definitely missing out. It’s the best way to bring Bangkok home! (From USD $0.20 / 10 Baht)
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Eveandboy – it’s Thailand’s answer to Sephora, and if you love makeup and skincare, you’ll definitely have fun here. (From USD $4.40 / approx. 150 Baht)
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Siam Square – Another quality shopping hotspot, Siam Square is an area which mixes affordable fashion (in the different soi/lanes in the streets), and quality mid-range designs in Siam Square 1! (From USD $3 / 100 Baht)
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Union Mall – It’s very similar to Platinum Mall, BUT, this is where the locals go to shop! Expect to find different designs you might not have seen around, and at cheaper prices too. :P (From USD $0.50 / 20 Baht)
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Apart from shopping, spas and massages, there’s so much more to Bangkok than you might even know.
Whether you’re up for a simple day/weekend adventure to the outskirts of Bangkok…
…feel like taking up a Muay Thai class…
…or want to spend some time meeting elephants up close…
Girls are so much more than just shopping, and we fully get you.
There’s something for every lady whether you’re girly, sporty or simply downright adventurous.
5. One for those who love a good challenge – Boxing King Muay Thai Classes
Whether you’re a sporty gal, or are looking for something interesting to challenge you and your group of friends with – Boxing King Muay Thai Classes would be a simply fantastic thing to try together!
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6. Explore and get plenty of photos at picturesque Kanchanaburi – A day in Kanchanaburi
This is one weekend trip you won’t forget. Kanchanaburi is filled with plenty of fun things to do. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s a gorgeous locale that’ll give you ton of Instagram photos to fill your feed with!
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7. Experience true Thai culture first-hand – Sampran Riversid
At Sampran Riverside (formerly known as Rose Garden Thai Village), you’ll get to experience Thai cultures through participating in workshops around the village. From Thai music and dance to martial arts, traditional weaving and pottery-making, there’s so much to see and do here!
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8. From personal experience, this is one memory you won’t forget – Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
When in Thailand, it’s almost unforgivable if you don’t make your way down to a traditional floating market! You’ll get to check out the sights and sounds around this traditional Thai activity. Eat all the food, and have fun! (PS: There are the cutest lemurs to cuddle up to here!)
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9. Something cool to experience together – Asiatique Sky Ferris Wheel
Ever considered going on a ferris wheel ride with your girlfriends? Well, you don’t have to pay exorbitant amounts to get on the Singapore Flyer (and it’s not even a private cabin -_-).
At Asiatique Sky Ferris Wheel, you’ll be able to enjoy gorgeous night views of Bangkok from high above together!
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When in Bangkok, one of the must-do activities is to pamper yourself with a relaxing massage. People usually pop into random massage places for cheap 300 Baht Thai massages. Why not take it one step further and really treat yourselves to an incredibly luxurious spa experience?
In Bangkok, there’s a surprising amount of onsen spas available where you can soak in the onsen and get more bang for your buck.
10. It’s a group onsen experience! – Let’s Relax Onsen & Spa
Have you heard of Let’s Relax Onsen & Spa (Thonglor outlet)? This spa is incredibly luxurious, and gives you that true Japanese/Taiwan onsen experience where you go and soak in onsen tubs dedicated to each gender.
Live it up with your gal pals as you indulge in an onsen soak together and chat away. After, have a relaxing massage to top off the experience. Could anything sound better?
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11. For you and your closest BFF – Kashikiri Onsen & Spa
If you’re a smaller group and there’s only 2 of you, you could try Kashikiri Onsen & Spa too. You’ll get to change into pretty kimonos, soak in a traditional wooden tub, and finish off with a massage treatment of your choice. (The massage techniques here are a mixture of Japanese and Thai!)
12. Take your spa experience to a whole new level – Bangkok Float Center
Up for something totally different? Bangkok Float Center brings the spa experience to a whole new level, with floating pods that allow you to climb into a space-worthy pod of water. Lay back and float and let your stresses ebb away in peaceful isolation. It’s definitely something new and very cool to try.
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Presenting… all the dining/drinking options you could possibly think of/want – from unique Instagrammable cafes and afternoon tea places, to rooftop chill out spots, buffets and supersized seafood!
13. Hang out in a net or take a walk through a garden wonderland – On the River Café, Misstar Cafe
On the River Café is one unique cafe if we do say so ourselves. Who doesn’t dream of lounging on a Catamaran net and sailing the Caribbean islands with your friends? Well, you might not be in Caribbean waters, nor on a Catamaran, but you’ll find something very similar thing here!
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Who can say no to a gorgeous garden cafe? The garden outside Misstar Café is just like Wonderland: a water fountain in the middle, cherubic statues and delicate flowers all around. When you’re done nomming on the instagrammable delectables – take a stroll in the garden like Alice, but make sure not to fall down the rabbit-hole!
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14. Have a date with your girlfriends and enjoy luxurious afternoon tea! – Erawan Tea Room
With stunning views overlooking the Erawan Shrine and the city, Erawan Tea Room is located within the Bangkok Grand Hyatt, is a fantastic location for a swanky afternoon tea.
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The vintage Thai ambience blended with a luxurious Western comfort will put you gals at ease immediately – so indulge and chat away!
15. Fly above Bangkok at a rooftop bar/restaurant or duck into a secret magical bar – Above Eleven, Iron Fairies
It’s one of the best rooftop restaurant and bars in Bangkok that might be a secret local watering holes you’ve never even heard of. Above Eleven combines unobstructed views of the city that lights up at night – with an ultramodern forest aesthetic – a fantastic place to relax with friends high above.
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If this unique bar in Bangkok is good enough for Thor, it’ll be good enough for a bunch of bad*ss chicks. #jk Iron Fairies’ Nordic interior reminds us of Vikings and Pirates of the Caribbean. The medieval fantasy theme extends even to the minute details – and will make you feel like magical elves just for the night. The Game of Thrones’ geek in us approves.
16. Dig into the biggest ice cream in Thailand – Mo & Moshi, Mix Restaurant & Bar
Wanna head to an instagrammable cafe in Bangkok? There’s plenty of cool cafes around. Take Mo & Moshi, this is where you’ll get to fully indulge in the biggest ice cream ever – at a Japanese-style cafe that specialises in homemade soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurt.
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Next, Mix Restaurant & Bar serves up a confection named ‘Global Warming’ that’s both fascinating and ingenious. Liquid fire is poured onto a green chocolate dome with flowers laid on it. You watch as they slowly melt away due to the heat… in a show of what global warming is doing to the earth and the natural environment.
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17. For girls with a hearty healthy appetite for seafood and buffets – Crab & Claw, Daisuke Japanese Mini Restaurant
At Siam Paragon’s Crab & Claw, you’ll be able to find supersized seafood, Bangkok-style. If you and your girlfriends are crazy over seafood, these huge lobsters and gigantic crabs will definitely make your day!
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One of our all time favourite all-you-can-eat buffets under 400 Baht in Bangkok is the Japanese buffet from Daisuke Japanese Mini Restaurant! You gals will feel like you’re sitting in little Tokyo, but don’t let the name and size of this restaurant fool you. It’s packed with charm and good quality traditional Japanese food. (Raw sashimi, sushi and more!)
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