Self-Guided Walking Tours to Explore Bangkok, Thailand

Welcome to Bangkok, known as “the city of angels” or “the Venice of the east”, due to the high number of canals throughout its extension. If you are visiting for the first time, start with a walk in the Old City, filled with marvelous historical sights and sounds. Make sure to also explore the Wats and Temples – a unique part of Bangkok's heart and soul. Chinatown has hardly changed in several decades, making it an excellent place to catch a glimpse of what life was like in the 1960s and '50s. If you're looking for more street eats, follow our Food Walk for some of the best non-Chinatown destinations.

In all, we have prepared 7 self-guided walks for you to explore Bangkok, which cover everything from cultural landmarks to some of the best eateries and shopping places. Not only that, but you can also create your own walk with the attractions that interest you most and even set your hotel as the walk's starting point!

How it works: Download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from Apple App Store or Google Play Store to your mobile phone or tablet. Each walk comes with a detailed tour map as well as photos and background information for the featured attractions. The app's navigation functions guide you from one attraction to the next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Bangkok Old City Walk

Sightseeing Walk: Bangkok Old City Walk

Wats and Temples of Bangkok

Sightseeing Walk: Wats and Temples of Bangkok

Flower Market to Chinatown

Sightseeing Walk: Flower Market to Chinatown

Food Walk

Sightseeing Walk: Food Walk

Chinatown Walking Tour

Sightseeing Walk: Chinatown Walking Tour

Siam Shopping Walk

Discovery Walk: Siam Shopping Walk

Silom Walk

Discovery Walk: Silom Walk

A Day Tour of Bangkok

Article (B): A Day Tour of Bangkok

One Night in Bangkok

Article (B): One Night in Bangkok

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