5 Best Things to Do While
Waiting for Your Food
in Thailand

dynamic and colorful place


 Thailand is a dynamic and colorful place and everywhere you look, you will be able to find somewhere good to eat. While it’s great to hang out in Thai restaurants and soak in the culture and noise, you just want to take away your food and eat in the comfort of your hotel every now and again.

After placing your order, you’ll have to wait for around 15-20 minutes for your food since most restaurants in Thailand make their food fresh to order. Since you’ve got some time to spare, you should make the most of it instead of just sitting around!

Here are the 5 best things to do in Thailand while waiting for your takeaway.


1. Watch the Sun Set

sunset view

If you’re lucky enough to have ordered from a restaurant along the banks of the Chao Phraya River during sunset, you’re in for a treat! One of the most beautiful temples in Thailand, Wat Arun, is located along the west bank of the river, and there are few things more beautiful than the majestic temple glittering in the light of the setting sun.

Order a drink or two to enjoy with your gorgeous sunset view – beer is cheap and flavorful in Thailand!

2. Enjoy a Muay Thai match

streets of Thailand

If you spot a television playing on the streets of Thailand, there’s a great chance that it’s playing an ongoing Muay Thai match. At any given time, there are countless Muay Thai matches going on in the country, as Muay Thai is the most popular fighting sport.

Every Wednesday, there are free Muay Thai matches at MBK from 6:00 to 8:30 in the evening, and most televisions in bars and restaurants are tuned into these matches!

3. Explore Khao San Road


Sometimes you don’t want to just sit around and wait for your food to finish cooking. If you’re near Khao San Road, take the chance to explore this bustling and lively street! Khao San Road is known as one of the most popular places for expats and backpackers to visit in Thailand, so you will see loads of cheap street food, souvenirs, and local handicrafts all around.

Don’t worry about spoiling your appetite! Thai street food is light and delicious and will work well as a quick little appetizer.

4. Play on an online casino

casino apps

If you don’t want to walk around, you can always just sit back and relax in your restaurant while playing on your mobile phone. You can download mobile casino apps on your phone and enjoy real-time online betting on popular sporting matches, casino games, and card games.

However, keep in mind that gambling is technically illegal in Thailand, so if you want to play on an online casino while waiting for your food, make sure that you are discrete while doing so.

5. Get a Quick Thai Massage

After a long day of exploring Thailand, you might need a relaxing massage to unwind. Luckily, there are numerous Thai massage parlors all around Bangkok and you can easily pop in and get a quick massage. One of the most popular massages is the Thai foot massage which will help relieve your aching feet!