The capital of Thailand is a city known for its ornate shrines, vibrant street life and an
exciting atmosphere. This is a city that blends ancient culture with the modern hustle and
bustle and is one of our favourite spots to have a Gap Year.
Letz Live offers a Gap Year at leading International Boarding Schools in Thailand that
provide Gap Assistants with the structure and support of living and working in a boarding
school as well as the chance to explore the friendliness and uniqueness of the Thai Culture.
So what are some of the key things to do in Bangkok?
● Try some delicious street food, sit down on the side of the road with the locals and
tuck into a delicious Pad Thai and finish the feast off with a delicious Kao Niew Ma
Muang (Mango and Sticky Rice).
● The Grand Palace is probably the most famous landmark in Bangkok. Built in 1782
this was the home of the Thai king for 150 years. The Palace is made up of
numerous buildings, halls and pavilions surrounded by lawns, gardens and
courtyards. All visitors must be modestly dressed, wearing long pants, long sleeves
and must also wear socks.
● Visit Wat Pho to check out the huge Reclining Budha- 46 metres long and 15 metres
high covered in gold leaf, this impressive gold statue is a must see for any first time
visit to Bangkok. While you are there it is worth having a wander around the rest of
the temple and maybe finish your visit off with a traditional Thai massage, the salon
is often classified as one of the leading schools of massage in the country.
● Barter a bargain at the Chatuchak Weekend Market. You can pick up an array of
items at great prices at one of the biggest flea markets in the world. The market is
home to more than 8,000 market stalls and on a typical weekend more than 200,000
visitors can walk through the popular market.
● Wat Arun or the Temple of the Dawn is a majestic temple made up of colourfully
decorated spires and stands over the Chao Phraya River and is one of the most
stunning temples in Bangkok. Make sure that you dress appropriately when visiting.
● Watch Muay Thai (kickboxing) tournament, this national sport is a cultural
phenomenon, head to a fight night for an insight into this part of the Thai culture.
● Khao San Road is a collision of East meets West and is a hot spot for travellers and
backpackers from around the world.
This short list is just scratching the surface on the multitude of amazing places to visit and
things to experience in Bangkok.
A Gap Year through Letz Live not only provides you with the opportunity to have a structured
Gap Year in one of the biggest tourist hotspots in the world but allows you to really
experience the true Thailand. Base yourself in Thailand throughout the term time, working
and gaining some great work experience; creating some great memories and connections
with the locals. Then during the holidays explore the rest of the country or many of the other
neighboring South East Asian countries that all provide amazing food, fascinating culture,
history and experiences.
If this is sounding like the Gap Year for you make sure you check out Letz Live’s Gap Year
opportunities in Thailand.