Bangkok is the capitol of Thailand, and the city is bustling with local people, amazing cultural activities and wonderful places to eat. If you’re looking for a wondrous place to visit, Bangkok, while not normally in the top ten places to go, should definitely be at the top of the list.
To be able to fully experience any trip, research is required on things to do in Bangkok, and a lot can be learned from local blogs and expat Facebook groups. But go a little deeper in the searches to find less known options. Did you know that there are verified locals that are willing to welcome you into their home?
Tourists normally fall into the same traps, because they are publicized. Places like the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the Grand Palace draw in thousands of people from around the world each year. But what about the places that the locals like to go to? Where do they go to get their fresh ingredients without breaking the bank? What is dinner like inside the home of the locals, is it anything like the five star restaurants the internet recommends?
In the suburbs of Bangkok, away from the tourist areas, live people that, for a price and reservation, are willing to bring you into their home and treat you like royalty. You’re able to help cook the meal, experience home life in Thailand, and make memories that will stay with you for years to come.
While we would all love to eat at the best restaurants a city has to offer, for those that are looking for a more fulfilling vacation, this is the way to go. With the aid of the local people, experiences can be enjoyed that much more. You can enjoy a private meal that you helped create, and share stories with your hosts.
Of course, after your meal, there is always chances to go exploring, or even go back to the tourist area and experience some of the wonderful sites that Bangkok has to offer. Of course, if you want to keep with the local experience, there are hosts that are willing to teach activities and their way of life to visitors.
When your visit to Bangkok comes to a close, and you are waiting in the airport to go back to the everyday life, try not to forget about the experience you had while visiting. Make an effort to keep in touch with the locals that you met, and make an effort to recreate the meals that you had. What better way to have a vacation in a culturally rich city such as Bangkok than dining with the locals?