You may not think of Bangkok as being a destination where you can get away from it all and enjoy pure relaxation though this would be a wrong assumption; the city offers diverse experiences to de-stress and enjoy rejuvenation and here are some unique options including one to do with cuddly bundles of fur!

Morning Wellness Programmes 

You can look to join a morning wellness programme offered at certain resorts which also feature a luxury spa; Bangkok getaways can begin at daybreak where one will receive a blessing chant from a monk followed by a light movement session amidst nature at Lumpini Park. Here, one will be guided to practise meditation, Qi Gong, pranayama, or yoga which will help to find the balance for mind, body, and spirit. After this session, it will be time for a picnic breakfast and once back at the resort, a revitalising massage!

IV Drip Bars

First off, just because the word “bar” is mentioned, it does not mean this is a spot where you relax by drinking your troubles away! Rather, it’s where you can experience the relatively new wellness trend that features intravenous therapy that effectively delivers antioxidants, minerals, essential vitamins, and amino acids directly to your bloodstream. It’s on offer at places like VIVID by Verita Health at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel which provides various drips be it to boost immunity, enhance anti-ageing, or aid in detoxification.

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Horse Riding

Yes, you read that right, you can go horse riding in Bangkok and what’s more, it provides a great opportunity to gallop away to a state where you can de-stress! Studies have shown that you can reduce stress and improve concentration by engaging in this activity and spending time with horses. If you’re a newbie to horse riding, don’t worry, places like the Checkmate Horse Club offer horse-riding programmes, while other options include the Royal Guard Horse Riding Club.

Dog Cafés

Here’s one of the best ways to relax and get a boost of dopamine and serotonin which will help one unwind; all you need to do is spend time getting up close with adorable pooches and puppies! Don’t miss the chance to head to one of the dog cafés in Bangkok featuring four-legged furry friends of all sizes and breeds who love getting petted and receiving plenty of attention. The Big Dog Café and Dog in Town are amongst the places to visit to mingle with these cute canine companions.