EXPO8 in Bangkok is less than a month away, and if you’re planning to extend your trip in this hot spot destination, you may be looking for some helpful suggestions on things to do.

With you in mind, we’ve gathered the top five ways to spend extra time in this vibrant city.

1. Go for a tour
To celebrate the EXPO Elevate 2017 World Tour, take the time to tour Bangkok and create lifelong memories. One of the most popular activities is exploring the city by bicycle, viewing the markets, canals and temples as well as famous landmarks like the Memorial Bridge, Wat Suthat and Wat Arun.

Want to keep your feet on the ground? Head over to the Grand Palace for a truly grand walking tour. Serving as the king’s residence for more than 200 years, this amazing structure is steeped in history and is sure to stun with its colorful and magnificent design.

2. What else? Eat
Bangkok can be considered a synonym for “street food.” Walking along the (you guessed it) streets will provide a wealth of opportunities to indulge. Whether you want to hit the pavement and look for your own culinary adventure or meet up with a guided group, Thailand is the place to have the ultimate foodie experience in daylight and after dark. Don’t miss out on the delight of sampling ever-popular street foods like pad Thai.

3. Cruise
Float along the Chao Phraya River, known as “The River of Kings,” for a scenic dinner cruise that offers all those aboard a different perspective of Bangkok. Check out some of the city’s famous landmarks nestled on the water’s edge while dining amid the night lights.

4. Shop
There are endless ways to shop in Bangkok – and at all times of day. While shops are closed at night in most cities, Bangkok night markets are open and ready for business. Shopping malls like MBK have bargains, and CentralWorld has trendy finds. Looking for luxury? The Emporium and the Siam Paragon are top-of-the-line options.

5. Relax
Jet lag is real, and you may be looking for a way to unwind. Luxury hotels are the perfect place to book your rejuvenating spa experience. Items on the menu include aroma therapy, stress-relieving foot wraps, detox massages and plunge pools. It may just be the place to treat yourself for all your hard work this year.

If you haven’t booked your tickets for EXPO8, happening Sept. 14-17 in Bangkok, get your tickets now for the experience that will elevate your business, connections and vision for 2018. And while you’re there, extend your travel to experience this thrilling city.

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