Bangkok is one of the most happening cities in the world. Every year, millions of tourists visit the capital city of Thailand. Whether you are a teenager or a senior citizen, there are several interesting things for you to do in Bangkok. Following are the top five free attractions in The City of Angels:
Free meditation classes at Wat Mahathat
A lot of travellers visit South and Southeast Asia to learn meditation. At Wat Mahathat, a lot of foreigners visit to learn the basics of meditation. The monks who live at the temple, organise free walk-in meditation classes. Classes take place three times a day, every day. The first class starts at 07:00 hours, the second one starts at 13:00 hours, and the third class begins at 18:00 hours. While the first two classes last for three hours, the third one lasts for two hours.
Lumpini Park is the most popular Point of Interest to make it to this list, and rightly so. There is no place in Bangkok as vibrant and lively as this one. There is a basketball court, a running/jogging track, and an outdoor gym arena. But the best thing is the Aerobics class that takes place every day, and one can join it for free (it’s great if you can pay some tip to the instructors). Cometh winter – November to March – one can even enjoy Classical and Jazz concerts performed by Bangkok Symphony Orchestra on the Sundays for free.
Puppet Show at the Artist’s House
The traditional Thai art of Puppetry is gradually fading, and there are very few places in Thailand where people can watch it. The best place happens to be in the capital, where a team of masked puppeteers manoeuvre the movements of the puppets. From Thursday to Tuesday, at 14:00 hours, one can enjoy the Puppet Show at the Artist’s House in Soi Wat Thong Sala Ngarm, Phasi Charoen. The place has a very artistic feel to it, and it is open to all for free. Go, enjoy the show before it becomes a thing of the past.
Muay Thai at MBK Shopping Mall
Thailand has given the world one of its most popular form of martial arts – Muay Thai. It belongs to the same league as Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Jet Kune Do. Understandably, Thailand is extremely proud of its martial art. Albeit a ticket to watch Muay Thai professionals take on each other at Lumpini Stadium would cost you around 1000 TBH, you can watch the action for free at MBK Shopping Mall. The only difference being that instead of professionals, you will get to see junior fighters who come from different parts of the world. Fights take place on Wednesdays from 18:00 to 21:00 hours, and the atmosphere is always electrifying.
Thai Dance at the Erawan Shrine
In the popular shopping locale of Siam in Bangkok, you can find the Erawan Shrine, cornered by Erawan Shopping Mall. A lot of people visit this Shrine to make offerings to their religious deity. The highlight of this shrine is the highly rated Thai Folk Dance that takes place several times throughout the day. On some days, a troupe performs the vibrant Chinese Lion Dance. It’s like a religious form of flash mob. An opportunity to watch such performances (for free) should not be missed if you are in Bangkok.
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