Did you know that Bangkok is the world’s top tourist destination, three years in a row since 2016? The annual customer database of MasterCard also reveals that Bangkok hosted more than 20 million international tourists in the year 2017. Now that is a large number and you will not be surprised to find out why either. As the capital city of Thailand, Bangkok is famous for its ornate temples and lively street life. Every turn has a hidden element of surprise for its visitors, be it the vibrant markets, gleaming temples, the tuk-tuk rides along the busy Sio’s, or getting an authentic Thai massage, Bangkok has it all.
With so many things to do, you would wonder whether a long weekend stay in Bangkok is too little to explore. With taxis galore and well-connected sky train rides, getting across from one place to another is easy.
Here is what you can see and do in just 3 days in Bangkok.
Day 1: Visit the famous Chao Phraya River. It flows alongside the Royal district of Rattanakosin that houses the magnificent Grand Palace and the city’s most sacred temple, the Wat Phra Kaew Temple. Standing beside the Wat Phra Kaew temple is the famous reclining Buddha on one side and the grand Wat Arun Temple on the other, known for its Khmer-style architecture and steep steps. Remember to dress light, as the weather here is mostly tropical. Moreover, refrain from dressing inappropriately while visiting holy shrines and sacred sites, as these places deny entry to visitors dressed inappropriately.
Day 2: Visit the Jim Thompson House, the guesthouse of American entrepreneur James H.W. Thompson and developed by the Thai Silk industry, is the best place to buy silk of the highest quality. The House also has some beautiful porcelain, antiquities, and fabric exhibits. Later, you can visit the world’s largest building, the Vimanmek Royal Mansion, made of pure golden teak.
Day 3: Take a boat trip on one of the legendary longtail boats to experience shopping in the floating markets. The most renowned among all is the Damnoen Saduak, which is a hundred years old. After this, take a stroll in Bangkok’s biggest ever, green park – the Lumphini Park. Complete your day by bearing witness to Bangkok’s skyline at the Golden Mount, prominently known as the Wat Saket.
Once you are done with all the sightseeing during the daytime, set aside your nights to experience Bangkok’s nightlife. Cabarets, nightclubs, red-light zones, and street shopping are few things on the list but what you choose to see and do is entirely up to you with no questions asked. Further, while you are in Bangkok, do not miss out on the local food, for many, it is the highlight of the entire trip. From local delicacies that you can find on the streets to specially designed a-la-carte dishes at any of the fancy restaurants Bangkok has to offer. Some of the must-tries include Boat Noodles, Pad Thai, Sweet Potato Balls, Grilled Pork/Duck, Thai Salad, Sticky Rice Mango, and Crispy Pancake.
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Think no more, Bangkok is calling.