Bangkok on a Budget: 5 Places to Visit

While most people have dreams of traveling the world, holidays can easily become expensive, making it difficult to turn those dreams into reality. Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is a vibrant city, with some of the best shopping precincts in the world.


Here are 5 budget-friendly options in Bangkok:


Visit the Markets

The marketplaces in Bangkok have such a vibrant atmosphere that you really don’t need to spend money to enjoy yourself. Coming from a shopaholic like myself, this sounds a little strange, but the markets truly are some of the best in the world. If you can’t help yourself and you want to do a little shopping, you’ll have no problems in finding a great range of souvenirs, for a fraction of the price you’d pay elsewhere.

Visit a Temple

Most temples in and around the city of Bangkok are still free to enter. While some may request a small donation upon entry, this is an incredibly affordable and rewarding day out. The temples in Bangkok are some of the most magnificent in the world, so be sure to add this one to your itinerary.

Lumphini Park

Start your day the right way with a visit to Lumphini Park. This public park is a great place to simply spend the day people watching or joining in on some of the activities on offer, including a range of fun fitness classes including Thai Chi or aerobics in the park. With most activities costing only a small amount or being free, it’s a great place to spend some time enjoying the city.

Bangkokian Museum

The Bangkokian Museum is one of the most intriguing and appealing museums in the country. Displaying a lot of historical artifacts from the 20th Century, visitors can take a look into the life of locals in Bangkok, during the past 100 years.

The Corrections Museum

This one may not be a good choice for small children, but if you’re a traveling university student or someone who’s fascinated by history, you can’t go past a visit to The Corrections Museum. Many of the items on display are quite confronting, detailing past events of Thailand which involved torture and execution. Entry to the museum is free, providing a fascinating day out for travelers on a budget.


I hope you enjoy those 5 places in Bangkok and keep your budget intact. Do check out more posts on Thailand Culture.


More budget Bangkok travel tips?

I have picked out a couple of videos for you to give you a heads up on accommodation, food and travel costs and keeping them down. One of my favorite places to stay on a budget in Bangkok, but still central and no need spend buckets on transport, is Khaosan Art Hotel. Enjoy.


This one from Monkey Abroad on Budget Traveling for $20 a day



This one from Gabe Traveler on How Expensive is Bangkok?