12 Ways to enjoy Bangkok without a Car

Bangkok is the ultimate 15 minute city. Everything is nearby, including deliveries. Here's how you can enjoy it when you retire in Thailand.

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Sure, you can sit in your condo, watch Netflix and have everything delivered to you within the same day or even minutes. But that's no fun. Here are 12 things you can get out to do that are really close to where you live.

This is why you don't really need a car in Bangkok, and it's one of the best cities to live in Thailand.

Fresh Produce at Local Markets

Enjoy the convenience of walking to a local morning market (almost every area has one) where you can find a wide array of fresh fruits, vegetables, and local ingredients.

Morning Coffee at a Nearby Cafe

Start your day on a delightful note by walking down the street and getting a great iced coffee or Boba Tea along with delicious pastry.

Thai Food

Get great Thai dishes from nearby street food stalls or local restaurants. Explore the vibrant flavors of pad Thai, green curry, or som tam, all within a short stroll from your condo.

Leisurely Walks

Take a leisurely walk around your neighborhood. There will always be interesting things to see and a street you did not go down before. Watch out for the Soi dogs!

Neighborhood Temples

Discover the spiritual side of Bangkok by visiting a local temple, immerse yourself in the tranquility and architectural beauty of these cultural landmarks.

Retail Therapy in Small Boutiques 

Explore the charming streets surrounding your condo, filled with small boutiques and shops offering unique fashion, accessories, and home decor items. Uncover hidden gems and support local businesses.

Fitness Classes and Wellness Centers

Join a nearby fitness studios or wellness centers offering yoga classes, Pilates sessions, or Thai massage services for your physical and mental well-being. Or just use the gym at your condo. Most condos have one.

Convenient Banking and Services

Within 15 minutes, you'll find banks, post offices, and other essential services, making it hassle-free to take care of any administrative tasks or financial transactions.

Get a Massage

You cant go more than a few hundred meters without seeing a massage shop in Bangkok. Look for a clean one and go get a Thai massage or a relaxing 2 hour long coconut oil massage. You will be addicted!

Everyday Essentials

Access supermarkets, pharmacies, and convenience stores within a short walk, ensuring that your daily needs are easily met without the hassle of driving or relying on long commutes. Guaranteed there are at least two 7-11 stores close to where you will stay in Bangkok.

Entertainment and Cinemas

Enjoy movie nights at nearby cinemas where you can catch the latest blockbuster releases. And if a cinema is not that close to you, by transportation its less than 15 minutes away.

Community Events and Festivals

Immerse yourself in the local culture by participating in community events, street festivals, or religious celebrations that often take place within your neighborhood, allowing you to experience the true spirit of Bangkok's diverse communities.

By choosing to retire in central Bangkok, you can embrace a lively and fulfilling lifestyle where everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable retirement is just a short walk away!

There is very little need for a car in central Bangkok. However if you do live outside the city, our team can help you buy a car. Contact us for help with your retirement and settling into Thailand.

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