Bangkok is one of the most iconic cities in the world, and in addition metropolitan bliss and many a Bangkok resort such as the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, contain many incredible experiences.

One of the first places you should visit is the puppet show at the Artist’s House, a dying art that is deeply cultural to Thailand. This show, conducted every day from 2pm onwards, is completely free to the public, and is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

As incredible as the city is, it can become incredibly congested, with pollution levels reaching nauseating heights. Therefore, it’s great to escape from it all by exploring Bang Krachao, a lush green island at the centre of the Chao Phraya River.

Unknown to many, there’s a great place to surf within Bangkok city limits, and that is the Flow House, which contains a man-made static-wave where you can get your surfing fix in a manner like no other.

Coffee is a commodity that is produced in Thailand, and therefore there are many plantations you can visit if you wish to obtain some of the freshest produce money can buy. Organic coffee can also be obtained by various hill tribes in Northern Thailand, while Bangkok has a horde of unique cafes with speciality coffees to try out.

The last of our list of interesting things to try in Bangkok is their gourmet food. The sheer range of eating establishments to experience is nauseating. In addition to the usual Thai food, there are many international outlets, fusion restaurants, and fine-dining locales that are absolutely out of this world. The city of Bangkok offers a true culinary adventure.

So the next time you find yourself in Bangkok, be sure to think outside the box and enable yourself to have a truly unique adventure in Bangkok without being sucked into tourist traps generic experiences.

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world.