Tuk Tuk Tours
Explore Bangkok by the iconic tuk tuk
There is always something to do in Bangkok – hunt down the latest goings-on with our what’s-on guide. Know of another event taking place that you want to share? Let us know in the comments!
Grab a few bargains and plan an upcoming trip around Thailand or overseas, as the 17th Thai International Travel Fair hits the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (MRT Queen Sirikit). Expect countless hotel chains and the likes of Agoda and AirAsia to be present, offering eye-watering discounts on various packages. Doors open at 10am; www.qsncc.co.th.
The Photo Bangkok fest launched on 29 July and, over a period running right through until the start of October, will see countless exhibitions at venues across the capital. As part of the festival, you have the perfect excuse to do some gallery hopping on the evening of 06 August – spots including the Kathmandu, Thavibu, Cho Why and The Jam Factory will be swinging open their doors for an evening of art appreciation. 5pm-11pm; www.bit.ly/bkkgallhop and www.photobangkokfestival.com.
If you’re a racing nut, then the half marathon taking place on Mother’s Day is your chance to strut your stuff. The charity run kicks off at 5am at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (MRT Queen Sirikit), with various distances between 1.8km and 21.1km to choose from, including a fun run. Hurry – registration closes on 10 August; www.12aughalfmarathon.com.
It’s becoming easier than ever to discover the culture and heritage of Rattanakosin island, Bangkok’s old town, thanks to a new weekend programme put on by the King Prajadhipok Museum. Jump on a free shuttle bus that runs on Saturdays and Sundays, every 20 minutes between 10am and 6pm, from now through until September. The bus starts its route at the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration offices and makes stops at museums including the King Prajadhipok Museum, the Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall and the Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center, all three of which offer free entry. You can wander at your own pace and then board the next bus. www.facebook.com/kingprajadhipokmuseum
How will you be spending your time in August in Bangkok? Let us know in the comments!
Photos by Kai Lehmann; King Prajadhipok Museum.