You won't find these on Tripadvisor's top attractions. Bangkok has so much to offer beyond the temples and markets (although these are very cool too). Don't miss out on these activities next time you visit the city of life.
1. Get a full body 90 minute aromatic oil massage | Cost: USD ~$30
Everyone gets cheap Thai massages in Thailand but the underrated aromatic oil massage is a great alternative for a more relaxing treatment. Depending on where you go, you can get this Swedish-inspired massage for cheap to calm your body and circulate your lymphatic system. This helps reduce inflammation and swelling to make you feel and look your best. I always balloon up after flying so naturally I was stoked to find these for such a cheap price to help reduce all the puffiness.
2. Get a custom suit made by the best bespoke tailor in the world | Cost: ~$400 USD
Rajawongse is known for making the finest, italian silk hand-crafted suits in town. The tailor takes your measurements and keeps them on file for life so you can order suits and shirts anytime online after your visit. Daniel Craig (for his James Bond suit) and Barack Obama are some of his clients on file, to name a few. He makes women's clothes as well but what makes a better gift for your favorite man than to give him a perfectly custom made suit for life? $400 sounds steep but for better quality and a unique story it beats a $2000 suit made in the US. One of my birthday gifts to Kyle was a suit from here - next I'm bringing my dad!
3. Chow down on Thailand's exotic skin-boosting fruits | Cost: ~$0.80 cents
Papaya, pineapple, young Thai coconuts, dragon fruit, and of course the ever so controversial durian are very common in Thailand. These are hard to come by in the US as papaya is almost always GMO and young thai coconuts are expensive. And forget about dragon fruit! I am like a mad person in Thailand feasting on these enzyme-rich fruits that make my skin glow. Where else can you eat a freshly cut non GMO papaya for 80 cents whenever you want? As for those durian lovers (and haters), these are cracked open to order at every corner in Thailand. Yum!
4. Take a vegetarian cooking class at May Kaidee | Cost: ~$30
Thai cooking is light and can be very healthy. Learn how to use fresh Thai ingredients like coconut, green papaya, pomelo, kaffir lime, and thai chillis in this unique vegetarian cooking school. The school/cafe has delicious vegetarian and organic foods I'd kill to find in California.
5. Indulge in coconut milk and taro root vegan ice cream | Cost: ~$1 USD
These vegan ice creams are common throughout the streets of Thailand and are soo refreshing. Find one that has no added sugar for a guilt-free treat made from local taro and coconut. Taro root is a naturally sweet root vegetable native to Thailand. I like to mix the two up!