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Fun things to do in Bangkok, Thailand in 2014

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Bangkok, Thailand has been in the throes of anti-government protests for the last three months but, in the last couple of weeks, things have calmed down, protests are diminishing and the number of protesters out on the streets are falling by the day. That means hundreds of thousands more tourists are getting ready to head to the Land of Smiles and are looking for some fun things to do in Bangkok in 2014.

Take a boat trip on the Chao Praya River - Still a fabulous thing to do in Bangkok in 2014, taking a boat ride on the Chao Praya River is not only incredibly fun, it's also ridiculously cheap with boat tickets as cheap as 12 baht (approximately 27 cents) for a ride that will take you miles. The easiest way to do so is to take the sky train to the Saphan Taksin train station and then walk the few hundred yards to the river from here. You can then grab a river boat heading north (right) and get off at any pier that strikes your fancy.

Or, if you want to hire your own private long-tail boat, you can do so at one of the piers along the way. Just a few hundred baht for a couple of hours.

See the Grand Palace and Wat Po - The Grand Palace and its next door neighbor Wat Po is one of the most-visited tourist spots in Bangkok and it's not surprising as it truly is one of the world's most beautiful buildings. All gold, ceramic tiles and ornate statues, the Grand Palace and Wat Po complex also houses the Reclining Buddha, one of the world's largest buddha statues at more than 43 meters in length and 15 meters high.

Follow Me Bike Tours - One of the most popular things to do in Bangkok in 2014 is to take a 'Follow Me Bike Tour', a tour on a bicycle that will take you all around the side streets and alleyways of Bangkok and show you local sites most tourists will never see.

You can take a full-day or half-day tour, just make sure you dress for the weather as Bangkok gets decidedly hot, even in the early morning hours.

These are just three of the fun things to do in Bangkok in 2014. Watch the video above for many more ideas.

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