Bangkok is a vibrant city with a lot to offer. You may miss out on many highlights if you limit yourself to Pratunam and Siam. With the re-opening of borders, Bangkok has several new attractions you might have yet to experience, such as King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk, Tuk Tuk Hop and more. If you are worried about the high costs involved, read on.
TAGTHAi is a new mobile application on which you can purchase a Bangkok All-Day Pass at a one-time fee of only 960THB but allows you to enjoy benefits worth more than 3,000THB. We bought 2 x Bangkok All-Day Passes at 1,920THB, allowing us to manage our own itinerary and travel at our own pace. Throughout the day, explored Bangkok’s attractions on a Tuk Tuk, beat the traffic by taking the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat, enjoyed delicious food at renowned restaurants, scaled the highest point of Bangkok at King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk and even had a soothing massage, resulting in a whopping 3,040THB of total savings.
Check out our full TAGTHAi adventure in this video:
To get started, download the TAGTHAi app (available on both Apple Store and Google Play Store).
Upon registration, you will be eligible to redeem a FREE Tourist SIM Card, which can be picked up at KBank FX Booth at Suvarnabhumi Airport (Level B1).
Included in the TAGTHAi’s Bangkok All-Day Pass are some of your favourite restaurants and attractions, such as:
- Audrey Cafe
- Baan Restaurant
- COCA Restaurant
- Somtum Der
- Supanniga Eating Room
- Ms. Maria & Mr. Singh
- King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk
- Treasure Spa
- Ko-Lok Thai Massage and more…
How to redeem?
Step 1: Purchase and activate your pass
Step 2: Pick the option/activity that you want to redeem
Step 3: Show the QR code to the store and get it scanned
Step 4: Enjoy!
For first-timers to Bangkok, it might be a little overwhelming to plan your own itinerary, so we have done it for you and here is our suggested route:
Activity 1: 10:30am – Tuk Tuk Hop @ Tha Maharaj
Location: Old Town
2 x Bangkok City Pass: 1920THB | Claimed: 600THB | Savings: 0THB
Tuk Tuk Hop brings you sightseeing around Bangkok’s top attractions like The Grand Palace and Giant Swing atop a brand new E-Tuk Tuk, which is quiet and has sufficient space to seat 6 adults comfortably. You can choose between Khaosan or Chinatown route. Note that a reservation 1 day in advance before 6pm is required.
Pictured here is a very nice temple next to the Giant Swing called “Wat Suthat” which you can use TAGTHAi Bangkok Pass to get free access too.
Activity 2: 12:00pm – All-Day River Pass on Chao Phraya Tourist Boat @ Tha Maharaj
Location: Old Town
2 x Bangkok City Pass: 1920THB | Claimed: 900THB | Savings: 0THB
The best way to beat the notorious Bangkok jam is to travel via boat on the Chao Phraya River. The Bangkok City Pass includes an All-Day RiverPass, which allows unlimited rides from 9am to 5pm. We boarded the boat at Tha Maharaj and passed through several attractions, such as The Grand Palace and Wat Arun.
We alighted at ICONSIAM for more photos and some quick shopping.
Activity 3: 1:30pm – Lunch @ Somtum Der
Location: Sala Daeng Soi 1
2 x Bangkok City Pass: 1920THB | Claimed: 1500THB | Savings: 0THB
We headed to Silom (Sala Daeng Soi 1) for lunch at Somtum Der, which specializes in spicy Northern-Eastern Thai cuisine, also known as Isan food. After its successful 2012 debut at Sala Daeng, Somtum Der expanded to New York City in 2014 where it won One Michelin Star in (2016).
Alternatively, you can choose My Grandparent’s House (lunch with a good view of Chao Phraya River in a 91-year-old house) or The Seafood Cafe & Restaurant (seafood lunch).
Activity 4: 3:00pm – Massage @ Ko-Lok Thai Massage
Location: Platinum Fashion Mall (5th floor) or Rama 1 Road (Near Soi Chulalongkorn/MBK) *Rama 1 branch is temporarily closed for renovations.
2 x Bangkok City Pass: 1920THB | Claimed: 2500THB | Savings: 580THB
After a sumptuous lunch, it was time to slow down and relax. We headed to Ko-Lok Thai Massage for a Foot Scrub + Massage (60mins).
There are also options of Aromatic Oil Massage (60mins) or Herbal Compress Massage (90mins).
Activity 5: 5:00pm – Bangkok’s Highest Point @ King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk
2 x Bangkok City Pass: 1920THB | Claimed: 4260THB | Savings: 2340THB
King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk is one of Bangkok’s most popular attractions, featuring Bangkok’s highest point and a glass tray for visitors to walk on, 314 metres above ground! We suggest you stay for sunset as it will be a magnificent sight.
Activity 6: 7:00pm – Dinner @ Baan Khanitha
2 x Bangkok City Pass: 1920THB | Claimed: 4960THB | Savings: 3040THB
The closest dinner location to King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk is Baan Khanitha along Sathorn Road, popular for its authentic Thai cuisine.
Alternatively, you can head to CentralWorld via BTS Skytrain, where many restaurants are featured on the TAGTHAi app, like COCA Restaurant, OT.BKK, Everseoul, Boonpak, and PAUL.
To get even more savings, you can consider ending the night in Bangkok with a cocktail at Saffron Sky Garden (Banyan Tree Hotel’s rooftop) or VELA Rooftop.
A day filled with fun activities and sumptuous meals flew by. Most importantly, we enjoyed unbelievable savings using the TAGTHAi app to explore Bangkok. You should try it for yourself too.
Aside of Bangkok, TAGTHAi’s City Pass is also available for Chiang Mai, Phuket, Ayutthaya and Pattaya.