You only have one day in Bangkok and need a plan of activities. What locations should you be aware of? This list of the best Bangkok short breaks contains some excellent starting points. Choose a few or try to meet them all if you want to get a sense of what Bangkok is all about. The list below includes a good mix of cultural and leisure activities, as well as suggested times to visit. Bangkok, I tell you, is an all-out sensory assault.
The bustling city combines strange and beautiful sights, sounds and smells. We find it fascinating, and we’re sure you will too. Take a look at the places in Bangkok waiting to be discovered.
Grand Palace and Wat Prakeaw
The Grand Palace never ceases to amaze visitors with its beautiful architecture and intricate details. It was built in 1782 and served as the residence of the King of Thailand, the royal court and the administrative seat of government for 150 years. Wat Pra Kaew houses Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), a venerated statue of the Buddha meticulously carved from a single block of emerald, dating back to the 15th century.
For a real sense of how people in Bangkok used to live, explore the Bangkok Thonburi khlongs. As you will see, many people still live along the city’s canals and waterways.
The impressive silhouette of Wat Arun’s soaring Spiers is one of the most recognizable in Southeast Asia. This ancient Khmer-style stupa was built in the first half of the 19th century and is just as impressive up close as it features an intricate floral design adorned with glazed porcelain. Besides its beauty, Wat Arun symbolizes the birth of the Rattanakosin period and the new capital’s founding after Ayutthaya’s fall.
A must-do in Bangkok is to visit Chinatown to enjoy delicious Chinese food. The old market is where you’ll find some of the tastiest and cheapest food in town. From dark (bird’s nest soup) to expensive (Peking duck), something will set your taste buds on fire and be a feast for the eyes.
Asiatique: The Riverfront has combined two of the city’s most popular shopping experiences: a night bazaar and a mall. Located 10 minutes downstream from the Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station, this once-busy international trading port is home to more than 1,500 boutiques. And 40 restaurants in a massive complex of replica warehouses. Open from 17:00; It takes place every evening.
Soi Rambuttri, which runs parallel to Khao San Road, gives you an idea of what Bangkok was like before all the skyscrapers appeared. Lush banyan trees shade the sidewalks, and the atmosphere is more local than foreign, despite the many travelers who prefer to stay here rather than on the infamous street itself.
As the sky turns from reddish gold to twilight, life along the Chao Phraya River seems to slow down, and its beauty takes on another dimension. Embark on a dinner cruise on a restored teak boat or luxury yacht and watch the skyline unfold along the Chao Phraya River, from the iconic silhouettes of Wat Arun to the solid industrial lines of Saphan Bhut and the graceful curves of the Grand Palace.
Partying in Bangkok’s club districts
Bangkok’s electrifying nightlife is considered one of the best in the world. A lot has changed since the early days of go-go bars and clubs. Khao San, RCA, Sukhumvit 11 and Thonglor have become the hottest spots after sunset for international DJs to rock the house with their latest mixes.