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Top 10 Tours & Rentals in Bangkok

10. Ko Kret Boat Tour


Billed as an island getaway, Ko Kret is just a short boat ride up the Chao Phraya River. Visit on a weekend for the full market experience, particularly the gorgeous pottery and deep fried flowers (you can’t judge this when deep fried cheesecake exists). This Top 10 Bangkok tour is generally just a couple hours long but full of color, boisterous crowds, and famously weird desserts! Choose from a variety of tour companies.

9. Tourist Boat

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This Top 10 Bangkok tour is a one-stop shop providing service to 8 piers with hop-on and hop-off service, from which you can explore Bangkok’s most famous landmarks. It calls you out with its “Tourist Boat” label but at least it isn’t as garish as those double decker loudspeaker busses… or maybe it is but it’s worth it. Boats depart Sathorn Pier every 30 minutes and run daily 9:30 AM - 4 PM.

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8. BTS Skytrain


Bangkok Mass Transit system operates two railways above the city and run daily 6 AM - 12 AM, but note that the fare rises with the number of stops you pass. The subway, MRT, intersects the BTS at two points and is much cheaper and commuter-friendly. If you came to Thailand to score affordable physical affections, skip the masseuse and just ride the train during peak hours!

7. Motorbike Taxis


If you’re the kind of person who rides the fence between having a death wish and being a cheap bastard, we present the Top 10 Bangkok motorbikes: a notoriously dangerous traffic-weaving experience that is fast, affordable, and pee-your-pants exhilarating. Strap on your helmet and prepare to zig the backroad zags and whirr by the perpetually clogged city traffic en route to your destination. Maybe take a Xanax too… and pee first.

6. Thai Railway


Traveling to Singapore, Ko Samui, Phuket, or Kuala Lumpur is most affordable and luxurious on one of the world’s best metre-gauge rail systems. This Top Ten Bangkok transport option provides meal tables, seats-turned-berthing-beds, curtained privacy, and even a selection of Eastern squat or Western seat toilets await you. Ride in first-class style on your plebeian budget and see the country the old-fashioned way! Check site for rates.

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5. Long-Tail Boat


This is one of the few places in the world where commuting by oblong boat actually gets you somewhere faster than anything with wheels, plus James Bond used one. On this Top 10 Bangkok boat tour, you’ll see temples, homes, markets, vendors, and much more along this quaint little canal cruise. Prices vary, and you can find a driver at various stops and locations. Come see why Bangkok is the “Venice of the East”! Also let us know if you find one that’s a Cash Cab.

4. Co Van Kessel

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“To see the REAL Bangkok,” select from by-day or by-night bicycle, boat, or train tours, or even a combination from this Top 10 Bangkok tours company! Tours wind down narrow passageways, Chinatown, canals, and through the beautiful and tranquil green plantations. Plus you can do the Rocket Boat tour made famous by James Bond in “The Man with the Golden Gun”! Open daily 6 AM - 7 PM. 

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3. Khlong Saen Saep


The major canal cutting through the heart of Bangkok offers another opportunity to soak in the local flavors… Whenever you have a chance to take a water taxi, you take a water taxi, especially if it looks like a floating dive bar. Two lines operate on the east and the west, and these souped-up Top Ten Bangkok gondolas will jet you to your destination. It ain’t pretty, but it probably suits you. Prices vary and increase with distance. Open daily 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM.

2. Floating Markets


Chances are you’ve figured out by now that Bangkok is full of water and things that float on it. You can ride things that float to go see things that float, like the Taling Chan Market, Bang Ku Wiang Market, Tha Kha, and Damnoen Saduak. But hopefully YOU don’t float—because according to ancient British lore, if you do, you’re a witch (a witch! a witch!!). If that makes no sense to you, cancel this whole trip and go watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail right now.

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1. Tuk Tuk


The classic, stereotypical, and downright terrifying way to get around Bangkok is via this sputtering three-wheeled motorbike, which is basically a glorified rickshaw cart. This Top Ten Bangkok tours option is frenetic, loud, uncomfortable, and dangerous, and is likely a scammed operation. Many tourists opt to ride the tuk tuks, but do so with a fair amount of warning and wisdom.

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