It is quite common for tourists to treat Bangkok as a transit city or a place where you can shop at bargain prices. However, there is more to the city than that. If you have a few days to spare, exploring the city is something you must do.
On the first day, you can explore the most popular attractions of Bangkok, the temples, and the royal palace. The Grand Palace is now empty with the royal family living elsewhere, but you can appreciate the architecture and wander the gardens. It is essential that you visit Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Wat Traimit, and Wat Benchamabophit. After visiting the temples, you can take a cruise along river Chao Phraya, which is also known as the River of the Kings. You can simply take the river taxi if you are looking for a cheaper option as opposed to the tourist boat. At the end of the day, visit Khao San Road, which is the backpacker capital of the world. Day two can be spent in a more or less leisurely manner paying a visit to the floating market and watching a Muay Thai fight. Spend an evening at Lumpini Park which is only ten minutes from Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites. Visit China Town in the night for pretty streets and great street food. Visit the shopping malls on day three. You could also tour the house of Jim Thompson, an American spy who mysteriously disappeared. Try to get yourself to Siam BTS at 6 pm, if possible. The sight of Thai’s reaction at the national anthem is worth seeing. Incidentally, it would be helpful for you to stay at a Bangkok Hotel Near BTS as the Skytrain is your cheapest mode of transport. If you are looking for nightlife, head over to Suk Soi 11 at night. During the last day of your stay, indulge in art and culture by visiting the National Museum, Art and Culture Centre, and if you have the guts, the Corrections Museum.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.