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A Couple's Guide To Bangkok, Thailand

Ah, love is in Bangkok’s smog-ridden air. If you find yourself traveling through Thailand’s capital as a couple, there are plenty of things to see and do with your significant other. From cruises along the beautiful Chao Phraya River to sleeping in Bangkok’s most romantic of suites, there are plenty of things to do to get the sparks flying. Walk hand-in-hand and follow our couple’s guide to the City of Angels.

Take A Private Cooking Class

While a group cooking class may seem less than romantic, there are plenty of private cooking classes in Bangkok available for booking. Taking a cooking class has now become a must-do item on all traveler’s itineraries, whether you are traveling alone or with your significant other. These classes are not only fun, but you may even pick up on a skill or two in the kitchen to utilize once you are home — especially to impress your significant other! Here is a list of Thai cooking schools in Bangkok that offer private classes:

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Cooking stations at Blue Elephant Cooking School | © Courtesy of Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant

Stroll Through A Park

Bangkok’s urban decor often leaves little room for long strolls without shoulder-checking a few people along the way. With everywhere in Bangkok being so crowded, it is nice to escape the people-ridden city and stroll through one of Bangkok’s many parks. These green spaces offer visitors plenty of room to have a romantic picnic or walk hand-in-hand while taking in the beauty of these urban paradises. Several of these parks also have paddle boats available to rent, and nothing is more romantic than paddling around a lake in a boat painted to look like a swan, right? Here are some of the best parks in Bangkok:

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Parks around the city of Bangkok | © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson

Stay In A Romantic Hotel

While many are drawn to Bangkok’s promise of cheap hostels and plethora of backpacker accommodations, they are certainly not romantic. Accommodation that is both romantic and affordable can be found throughout the city, though. Whether you want a view of the Chao Phraya River right outside your window or a private ensuite jacuzzi, there are plenty of romantic hotels in the City of Angels for your choosing. Here is a list of the most romantic hotels in Bangkok:

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Romantic Suite Overlooking Bangkok at Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside | © Courtesy of Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside


Get A Couple’s Massage

Relieve yourself from the stresses and strains that come with traveling by enjoying a Thai massage with your partner. Many salons and spas offer private rooms so you can be in close quarters with your loved one while you receive one of the most incredible massages of your life. From oil to aromatherapy massages, you will find no shortage of variety when choosing which type of massage you want to enjoy in this romantic setting. Here are some spas in Bangkok that offer couple massages in private rooms:

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Couples Massage | © Courtesy of Collin Parker/Flickr

Cruise On The Chao Phraya River

Nothing is more romantic than enjoying a five-star meal along the Chao Phraya River. Why not take your romantic evening to the next level, however, by having dinner while floating down the river? There are plenty of river cruises in Bangkok just waiting to set the mood for you and your loved one. Enjoy a candlelit dinner with live bands, performances and a variety of drinks to choose from. The staff aboard these river cruises in Bangkok are professionals when it comes to creating a romantic atmosphere. You will sail past some of Bangkok’s most beloved attractions, including Wat Arun, or the Temple of Dawn. This temple is lit up and has a glistening reflection off the river as soon as the sun sets. The majority of cruises offer both Thai and international cuisine, so regardless of your partner’s food preferences, there will be something for the both of you to enjoy. Most dinner cruises start at about ฿1,000. Here is a list of some of the best dinner cruises available on the Chao Phraya River:

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Wat Arun at Night | © Courtesy of Mark Fischer/Flickr

Lounge In A Luxurious Cinema

Going to the cinema might not seem like a romantic endeavor at first, but wait until you see some of the theaters around Bangkok — they are simply spectacular with high ceilings and stunning architecture, plush, leather seating and many more amenities that will have you viewing the latest film in luxury. Ticket prices range from ฿100 to ฿3,000; the more expensive the ticket, the more romantic the seating will be. Many of these theaters offer couples their own private lounge sofas with barriers on either side for ultimate privacy. Here are some movie theaters around Bangkok with lounging seats:

Enjoy Drinks At A Rooftop Bar

Having cocktails while overlooking the capital is one of the romantic ways to top off a day spent with your significant other. There is truly nothing else like looking over the immense city of Bangkok while it’s lit up by its pulsing nightlife. From bars decorated to emulate Central Park in New York City to the most luxurious of rooftop terraces that serve specialty cocktails, you will not be disappointed with a nightcap at one of the many rooftop bars in the city. Here are some of the best rooftop bars in Bangkok:

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Romantic views from Above Eleven | © Courtesy of Above Eleven

 

By Kelly Iverson