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Bangkok Two-Day Itinerary

March 24th, 2013

 

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Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is an energetic city with much of its livelihood out on the streets. It is one of the most visited cities in the world and tourism is king. Come see what the hype is all about with stunning temples, an array of hotels, swanky shopping, lavish palaces and nightlife that can’t be beaten. The following are some suggestions on how to spend a quick trip to this intriguing city.

Day One

What other way to start your trip than with a visit to the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Considered to be the most famous temple in Bangkok, it is a stunning piece of architecture with a 70m high spire. It takes some strength, but climbing to the top is well worth it!

Temple of Dawn Bangkok Two Day Itinerary

Temple of Dawn

Make your way across the Chao Phraya River and into the Museum of Siam. This is a modern museum with interactive exhibits that show the history and culture of Thailand. We can guarantee, your visit will be very informative and entertaining.

Museum of Siam Bangkok Two Day Itinerary

Museum of Siam

The Grand Palace, built in 1782, is a cluster of glorious buildings including the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. There are surprises around every corner; mythological animal statues, bronze lions, murals and towering giants guarding the gates. Have your camera ready!

The Grand Palace Bangkok Two Day Itinerary

The Grand Palace

For a bite to eat in the area, stop by Coconut Palm. It has wonderful Thai dishes with reasonable prices. We suggest the minced chicken on rice noodles, it is sweet and delicious.

Ground chicken and noodles Bangkok Two Day Itinerary

Minced chicken and noodles

Continuing with the culture theme, the next place to see would be Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho). It is one of the biggest and oldest temples in Bangkok, featuring the 43 meters long Reclining Buddha. Wat Pho is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage.

Wat Pho Bangkok Two Day Itinerary

The Reclining Buddha

This day is full of lots of sightseeing and walking. After Wat Pho, you may want to call it a day. If you have a taste for nightlife, go to Sky Bar at the top of the Lebua State Tower Hotel. It is one of the world’s highest open-air bars with amazing views and tasty drinks.

Sky Bar Bangkok Two Day Itinerary

Sky Bar, Lebua State Tower

Day Two

For your second day, we recommend starting with a “Small Teak Boat Canal Adventure”. The tour stops include: Morning Fresh Produce Market, Orchid Nursery, Hidden Forest Temple and Traditional Thai House. We found this to be a nice calming experience away from the crowds, a good way to start the morning.

Bangkok canals Bangkok Two Day Itinerary

Bangkok canals

After an adventure by boat, you should try an adventure by bicycle on a “Follow Me Bike Tour”. Ride a bicycle, following a guide off the beaten path. See how the locals live as you wind through friendly neighborhoods. You will see markets, temples and many other landmarks along the way.

Bike tour of Bangkok Bangkok Two Day Itinerary

Bike tour of Bangkok

Using the convenience of the Sri Fat Expressway, make your way to Chatuchak Park. If you are visiting during the week, this will be a nice break to relax and people watch. If you are visiting on the weekend, you have to stroll through the Chatuchak Weekend Market. This is among the largest markets in the world with over 5000 stalls selling anything from Thai handicrafts to pet squirrels.

Chatuchak Market Bangkok Two Day Itinerary

Chatuchak Market

To end your day, enjoy an evening meal at Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant at the Pullman Bangkok. Friendly staff serves up delicious French cuisine while you enjoy the bird’s eye view of the city below. We loved the foie gras ravioli with lobster claw and truffle sauce, what a way to end the night.

Scarlett Wine Bar and Restaurant Bangkok Two Day Itinerary

Scarlett Wine Bar and Restaurant

Planning a trip to Bangkok?  Here are some great recommendations for you:

Luxury: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Mid-range: Shangri La Bangkok

Less than $100: Anatara Bangkok Sathorn

 

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