Have you been looking to check some things off your bucket list? Is there too much to do that you get overwhelmed? Well, what if we told you that you could check off multiple things in just ONE day?
Using Tuk Tuk Hop, we were able to spend a whole day traveling around Bangkok while doing our favorite things. Tuk Tuk Hop is an on-demand hop-on hop-off service that drives you around to your desired destinations. Rather than bargaining on the streets and paying a higher price than you’d like, you can pay upfront with Tuk Tuk Hop and have your own personal chauffeur for the day. Hop on and take a look into our day with our Tuk Tuk!
Our day began at PAAK Café in The Commons Saladaeng. Situated in a lively environment surrounded by restaurants, street vendors, and Lumphini Park, PAAK was the perfect place to jumpstart our day. What can you get at PAAK? Well, that’s a broad question…
Ever wondered what a Caesar salad smoothie tasted like, or better yet, a Tom Yum smoothie? Well, PAAK is the place to go. At PAAK, you can try insanely unique (and surprisingly delicious) smoothies, cold-pressed juices, and healthy meals. Our personal favorite was the LEMORANGE cold-press, though the Tom Yum smoothie was a close runner-up. If you’re interested in trying out PAAK, be sure to check out Socialgiver first — we offer the best deals, and 100% of the profits from your purchase will be donated to a project that supports education, disaster relief, the environment, and more.
Pictures captured at PAAK. Great environment, comfy area, delicious products!
Next stop: Pak Khlong Talat (Bangkok’s Flower Market). On our way there, we stopped by Sunflower Bkk Cafe and got a wide variety of drip coffees and refreshing teas. If you’re looking for Instagram-worthy pictures and delectable drinks to energize you for the rest of the day, Sunflower Cafe is definitely worth a visit.
The Flower Market was breathtaking! Not only were we completely surrounded by aromatic flower stands, but we also picked up some great street food along the way. This is a gem of a market: colorful, fragrant, and a destination you must check out!
Our personal Tuk Tuk picked us up from the Flower Market and we were on our way to see some of Bangkok’s best temples. You can’t visit Thailand if you don’t check out its stunning temples!
Images taken at the Flower Market.
After comfortably packing 6 people onto our Tuk Tuk, we arrived in the Phra Nakhon District to see Wat Pho. Taking a Tuk Tuk is not only a convenient way to transport to destinations, but you also get awesome views during the ride!
Wat Pho is a classic tourist destination that is most known for its reclining Buddha, which is quite literally a ginormous reclining buddha. It’s a large and crazy sight to see. We explored Wat Pho while admiring the intricate temples and pagodas surrounding us. Shortly after, our Tuk Tuk picked us up again, and off we were to another temple: Wat Arun!
Pictured above: Wat Pho.
Personally, Wat Arun is my favorite temple that I’ve seen in Bangkok so far. We walked along and up the temple, getting the best sights of the city and capturing some wonderful pictures as well. The mix of teal, brown, and white colors was beautiful.
Pictured above: Wat Arun.
And it doesn’t even end here! Our Tuk Tuk picked us up once again and off we were to our next stop: Iconsiam. This shopping mall is one of the biggest in Asia, and it unquestionably lives up to that ranking. Not only is this mall an escape from the heat, but it’s filled with thousands of stores, delicious restaurants, and entertainment. We made our way to Laemcharoen Seafood for dinner.
Fresh, heavenly seafood, beautiful views of the river and excellent service are what you should expect when you visit this restaurant. At Laemcharoen Seafood, you’ll find yourself staring at the menu for hours. Thinking about it makes me hungry again! And when you purchase through Socialgiver, you’re not only saving money and eating delicious food, but you’ll also be donating to an important cause.
Pictured above: Dinnertime at Laemcharoen Seafood.
What’s a better way to relax after dinner than taking a Canal Tour around the Chao Phraya River? If you really want to explore the life of locals in Thailand, then this is the attraction for you. We saw kimono dragons, river homes, a massive buddha, and waved to many friendly locals who live along the river. This canal tour was truly an incredible experience.
Exploring the world’s largest Chinatown with our Tuk Tuk!
After our canal tour, our Tuk Tuk picked us up to go to our last destination: Chinatown. This district in the heart of Bangkok is exceptional — the whole street is filled with food vendors and happy customers. After saying goodbye to our wonderful Tuk Tuk driver, we got some delectable sweets and street food to finish off a day full of adventures. You must pay a visit to Chinatown — the food prices are wonderful, the street is energetic and colorful, and you’re bound to have a great time.
This day was definitely one for the books. Now, let’s take a look at that bucket list of yours. Doesn’t seem so impossible now, right?
This post was written by Socialgiver intern, Linda Shen.
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