When Cindy Bishop tells you to throw away your guidebook and follow her, you do it. How could anyone resist those piercing blue eyes and that mega-watt smile? Plus, we’re kinda curious what Thailand’s most famous model-slash-actress does in her free time.
A quick Google (or scroll through Coconuts, wink ink) already gives you a ton of Bangkok tips. But if anyone has the inside scoop, it’s Cindy Bishop. The renowned Thai-American model, actress and entertainer is best known for her leading role on Gossip Girl: Thailand and the host of Asia’s Next Top Model. So, let’s hear it from this insider, what are the coolest things to do in Bangkok?
Glide down a khlong on a longtail boat
Bangkok was nicknamed Venice of the East for its meandering khlongs. Canals are still an important mode of transportation connecting the city’s major points. So ditch those cabs and beat the traffic on a boat.
Get a massage at Wat Pho
Coming to Bangkok and not visiting a beautiful temple is like traveling to Bali and not seeing the ocean. Wat Pho has the longest reclining Buddha in the world and it’s famous for traditional Thai massages.
Shop at stylish Siam Discovery
This neighborhood is the most fashionable district in Thailand, attracting trendsetters from all over the world. Each of the three malls offers a unique shopping experience. And don’t miss the trendy boutiques across the street at Siam Square.
Spend an evening in hip Chinatown
One of Bangkok’s most famous food zones is Yaowarat Road in Chinatown. It’s a mix of cultures and eras. Think modern rooftop bars and funky speakeasies tucked among 100 year old shophouses and food stalls serving up generations-old recipes.
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