10 Amazing Things to Check Out in Bangkok this January

By Megan Millisky

Want to escape the January chill? Go to Bangkok! The weather there hovers in the 90-degree range during winter, making it the perfect destination to dodge the cold! Discover what makes Bangkok unique like vendors selling traditional Thai food at the Tha Kha Floating Market. You can go to a tango marathon or a motorbike festival. There are so many options for excitement on your Thailand adventure!

1. Bangkok Motorbike Festival

This annual festival brings in over 200,000 visitors each year! From January 15-19, head to CentralWorld to discover everything about motorbikes. See bikes from major brands, apparel, accessories, and much more.

Address: 999/9 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

2. Chinese New Year Celebration in Bangkok

January 24-25, plan a trip to Yaowaraj, Bangkok’s Chinatown. Chinese New Year is a huge celebration here, with colorful lanterns, puppets, music, and more. Dragon puppets and acrobats will be roaming the streets, and Thai royalty attends the festivities too!

Address: Yaowarat Rd
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon Thailand

3. Whiskey Live

Find your new favorite whiskey at Whiskey Live. From January 31-February 1, sample whiskeys from Thailand and all over the world. Head to the Lumphini district in the heart of Bangkok for this terrific festival.

Address: 518/8 Phloen Chit Rd, Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

4. Japan Expo Thailand

The sixth annual Japan Expo is one of Bangkok’s most anticipated events. From January 31-February 2, visitors can learn about Japanese entertainment, art, fashion, sports, and more.

Address: 999/9 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

5. Visit the Grand Palace

Thailand’s Grand Palace should earn a spot on your bucket list. This palace, built in 1782, is home to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The site is open through January. Visitors are also encouraged to walk through the courtyards full of murals and mosaics.

Address: Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

6. LOST in Bangkok

January 10-12, get lost in the music at this psychedelic dance party! Over ten different DJs will be playing music throughout the event. The dance will be hosted in the Bang Rak district, located close to many of Bangkok’s other popular attractions.

Address: Soi Silom 8 Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

7. Bangkok Tango Marathon

The Bangkok Tango Marathon kicks off January 10-12. Dancers will be grooving to the music at five milongas, or parties, which last late into the night. Snacks and beverages will be provided at each milonga.

Address: Phayathai Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

8. Monday Fight Night

Head to Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium for Monday Fight Night! Cheer on fights between skilled boxers. There will be nine rounds of Muay Thai boxing on January 6.

Address: Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium

9. Tha Kha Floating Market

For a memorable way to explore Bangkok, visit Tha Kha Floating Market. Vendors sell food from their boats, so you can try fresh fruit and delicious local cuisine. Through January, the floating market is generally open from 6 AM to 12 PM.

Address: Tha Kha, Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram 75110, Thailand

10. Visit Wat Benchamabophit

Through January, visit one of Bangkok’s most popular attractions - Wat Benchamabophit. This ancient temple, built in 1899, is made of marble. Monks gather at the temple early each morning, and there are sometimes candle-lighting ceremonies at night.

Address: 69 5 Dusit, Dusit District, Bangkok 10300, Thailand

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