Are you looking for the best way to spend your Sunday in Bangkok? In Thailand, Sunday is not a day the shops close early or the streets are empty. Sundays are just as lively and vibrate as any other day of the week.
Adventurous type and want to explore or love to wine down on Sundays and enjoy a coffee? With so much to do in Bangkok, the choice can be overwhelming.
Based on my extensive experience of living in the Thai capital for many years, I have compiled a list of the best ways to spend your Sundays to help you maximize your weekend.
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Sunday Itinerary Recommendations
Night – Grab a drink at Asiatique The Riverfront or dinner at one of the many malls.
Grab a Sunday brunch
Spend your Sunday Indulging at one of the many brunch restaurants and cafes dotted around the city.
Singapore-based Sarnies now has three branches located around Sukhumvit 37, Lumphini, and Riverside areas.
The breakfast menu can be made custom to order with a selection of various bread, vegetables, and proteins. They also have fresh pastries, desserts, and excellent roaster coffee.
Toby’s on Sukhumvit 38
If you prefer to sit outside and enjoy the Sunday morning sunshine, then Toby’s on Sukhumvit 38 is a great option. Within walking distance from BTS Thong Lor, Sukhumvit 38 is a quiet alley away from the hustle and bustle.
Toby’s serves continental breakfast, including smashed avocado, granola, and fresh cold press juice, with a choice of outdoor or indoor seating.
Broccoli Revolution Sukhumvit 49
Serving some of the best vegan food in Bangkok, Broccoli Revolution is located between Thong Lor and Phrom Phong BTS stations on Sukhumvit 49.
Eco-friendly restaurant serving vegan international and Thai cuisine with a chilled atmosphere surrounded by greeny. Their quinoa burger is a must-try!
Visit a Sunday market
You can’t say you’ve been to Thailand without experiencing one of Bangkok’s many weekend markets. Sunday is best spent like a local sweating your socks off at an outdoor market while sampling Thai street food.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Supposedly the world’s largest outdoor market, Chatuchak Weekend Market, has everything from vintage clothing to household wares. Each market area is segmented based on product category, but use an online map if you’re looking for something specific.
Venture around the narrow alleyways getting lost in the endless mass of goods or relax, grab a drink, and enjoy a Thai massage. Need a rest from the crowds? Try Viva 8, a relaxed bar serving paella (Spanish rice) with a live DJ on Sundays.
How to get there: Get the BTS to Mo Chit station or MRT to Kamphaeng Phet station.
Opening times: Closed Monday and Tuesday. Open Sunday between 9 am – 6 pm
TipWear light clothing or go early to beat the heat. Check my artcile on suggestions of what to wear when visting Thailand.
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market
Experience a weekend floating market and indulge in fresh Thai food and snacks to your heart’s content. Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is less touristy than Damnoen Saduak floating market but still a great way to immersive yourself in the local way of life.
Venture through the busy narrow alleyways or jump on a boat to enjoy the scenery along the channel.
- Private boat 300 THB per person
- Shared boat 100 THB per person
How to get there: The market is on the outskirts of Bangkok, so a taxi is recommended. A taxi will take around 40 minutes from downtown Bangkok. Or take the MRT to Lak Song station and get a 13-minute taxi to the market.
Opening times: Sunday and Saturday: 8 am – 5 pm
Visit a temple
Take a step back in time and Immerse yourself in Thai history by visiting the grandest temples in Thailand.
One of the oldest temple complexes in Thailand that houses the largest reclining Buddha in the world. Each temple is hand painted to perfection, and golden Buddhas can be found throughout.
Unwind after viewing the temple by sampling traditional Thai massage techniques on offer within the complex.
Entrance fee: 100 THB per person
How to get there: The temple is within walking distance from MRT Sanam Chai station.
Opening times: Everyday 8 am – 6 pm
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
Wat Arun is beautifully hand-painted and decorated with porcelain China and located next to the Chao Phraya River.
Take the steep stairs to the top of the temple to admire the amazing views over the river.
Entrance fee: 100 THB per person
How to get there: Take the MRT blue line to Sanam Chai station, then a 10-minute taxi to the temple. Sanam Chai station is a uniquely decorated, so be sure to have your camera ready.
Opening times: Everyday 8 am – 6 pm
Guided Temple Tour
Remove the stress of planning your own temple sightseeing adventure by booking a private tour around Wat Arun and Wat Pho.
TipDress appropriately when visiting temples in Thailand. Full length clothing can be hired or bought from vendors outside the temple.
Shop till you drop
Spend your Sunday shopping at one of the many shopping complexes found around the city.
One of the largest malls in Thailand, with major international brands as well as countless restaurants, cafes, and a cinema.
Central World is located in downtown Bangkok and is easily accessible by train. Don’t miss the
How to get there: The mall is located between BTS Siam and Chidlom stations, each a 5-10 minute walk from the mall.
Opening times: Open daily between 10 am – 10 pm
Shopping mall with six stories of discount clothing and local brands for men, women, and children of all ages.
How to get there: The closest train station is BTS Chit Lom, a 12-minute walk from the mall.
Opening times: Weekdays: 9 am – 8 pm. Weekend: 8 am – 8 pm
Unique outdoor shopping mall located next to the Chao Phraya River with souvenirs, local clothing brands, restaurants, and bars.
How to get there: Check my how to get to Asiatique guide.
Opening times: Everyday 3 pm to midnight
Take a day trip to Ayutthaya
Experience the ancient capital of Thailand and explore temples like Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Mahathat (magical stone Buddha head inside a tree). Then sample traditional Thai food along the river or hire a boat and soak in the relaxed Ayutthaya atmosphere.
To get around the city, hire a tuk-tuk driver for the day to take you around the temples or book a private all-inclusive tour. It’s recommended to start your visit early to avoid the heat while exploring.
Entrance fee: 50 THB per temple
Visit a museum
Experience the local museum scene and immerse yourself in local Thai culture and art.
A Thai history museum with unique royal pieces, including a golden Royal chariot, Buddaisawan Chapel interior, and Khon masks.
Entrance fee: 200 THB per person
How to get there? Take the MRT to Sam Yot, then a taxi to the museum.
Opening hours: Close on Monday and Tuesday. Open every other day between 9 am – 4 pm.
Centrally located art museum with a spiral hallway where you can admire the permanent and local Thai art exhibitions.
Entrance fee: Free for the permanent exhibition
How to get there? Take the BTS to the National Stadium station or walk 10 minutes from BTS Siam.
Opening hours: Closed on Monday. 10 am – 8 pm every other day.
Indulge yourself at a Spa or Onsen
Looking for the perfect way to unwind on a Sunday in Bangkok? Indulge in a serene spa or onsen experience.
Thonglor is a hidden gem that offers a tranquil escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. Immerse yourself in their Japanese-inspired onsen, where mineral-rich waters and a soothing ambiance melt away your stress.
This spa also provides rejuvenating treatments, from massages to facials, ensuring you feel refreshed and revitalized.
How to get there? To reach Let’s Relax Onsen & Spa in Thonglor, you have two options: either take the BTS Skytrain to Thonglor station and walk for approximately 15 minutes along Thonglor Road, or you can opt for a taxi ride.
Opening hours: 10 am – Midnight every day.
Combine your visit with other activities in Bangkok, such as brunch, temple visits, or museum exploration, for a complete Sunday retreat.
Check out my other article for more recommendations on Bangkok’s best onsens.
Bangkok is always open on Sunday!
Adventurous type? Explore the old capital of Ayutthaya or soak in the heritage of centrally located temples.
Want to spend your Sunday recharging? Grab a brunch, venture to a weekend market to sample the local street food, and wind down with a beer.
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