The 9 best spas in Bangkok, from luxury hotels to holistic medicine schools
While famous retreats in Thailand’s tropical island regions are nothing new, the best spas in Bangkok offer a particularly unique approach that sets the city apart from many other destinations around the world. The bustling Southeast Asian metropolis has long been synonymous with wild nightlife, Michelin-starred street food and ancient temples – and its intrepid visitors flock to the city hungry for an unforgettable adventure. But in recent years there has been an appetite for a new kind of tourism that’s sweeping the Thai capital: wellness.
This refreshing energy is largely due to the destination’s focus on marrying Thai tradition – which has embraced a holistic approach to health for centuries – with modern science and medicine. From classic treatments like the Tok Sen massage, an ancient Thai technique that involves tapping a special mallet along the body’s energy line, and harmonized Qi rituals, to a new medical wellness retreat that features the latest longevity innovations (think: cryotherapy, DNA testing, whole-body light therapy, and hyperbaric chambers) there’s more than just a wellness experience worth traveling for.
Read on to learn about some of Bangkok’s best spas and the treatments that attract travelers from around the world.
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