What’s better than dirt cheap prices? No prices at all, obviously. Bangkok has tons of free things to do. Here’s a short list that I’ve put together for you.

  • Lumphini Park – Opens every day at 4:30 am and closes at 9:00 pm. It’s located on Rama IV Road, Pathumwan. Exit the MRT at Silom or Lumphini and you’ll be directly across from this awesome green space. This is in the Silom area of Bangkok where its financial/sex industries also thrive.
  • Free Temples – I don’t mind paying a small admission fee to enter a place as serene as a beautiful temple. But there are still tons of free temples all over Bangkok to choose from. You won’t be let down.
  • Mediation Classes courtesy of Wat Mahathat – Not satisfied with a multitude of free temples huh? How about some free meditation classes to get you centered and zen-like? What Mahathat is open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm and it’s on Phra That Rd, walking distance from the National Museum/Grand Palace.
  • Amateur Muay Thai – One of the world’s most lethal forms of martial arts, Muay Thai, is synonymous with Thailand. Now watching pro fights can easily run you 1000 Baht (38 CAD), but if you want a dose of Thailand’s favourite sport without breaking the bank, head down to the MBK Shopping Centre on Wednesdays between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm to catch amateur fights free of charge. Exit the BTS Sky Train at National Stadium to find your way there. While at MBK mall you can also find scores of knockoff clothing (even if the mall is a legitimate one).
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