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Published on July 30th, 2014 | by webmaster

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Want to Make the Most Out of Your 3-Day Bangkok Trip?

Passing through Bangkok? Or maybe planning a long weekend getaway? If you are the ambitious sort who wants to tick off as many things to do in Bangkok as possible, this itinerary is for you.

Day 1

Grand Palace Complex

Head on to the heart of Bangkok to the Royal Palace, which is the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782. Although the present monarch resides in another palace, the Grand Palace is still used for official events.

Tour the complex, which houses several attractions like Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). In Wat Phra Kaew, you will find the main centerpiece of the complex – the 45 centimeter Emerald Buddha, carved from just one piece of jade.

In this neighboring temple, you’ll find fewer tourists. This temple is home to many superlatives: the largest reclining Buddha, the largest collection of Buddha images in the country and earliest center for public education.

 

Wat Arun

Head on to the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River for one of the most striking riverside landmarks of Thailand, and get stellar views of the city atop this temple. Or you may just stay on the east side of the river at sunset to get a spectacular view of this impressive monument as it strikes a spectacular silhouette against the skyline.

 

Health Land

After a full day of touring various temples, be rewarded with a traditional Thai massage at Health Land, a good-value, no nonsense spa in a tidy environment.

Day 2

Chatuchak weekend market

JJ, as it is otherwise known, is among the largest markets in the world. Almost everything can be found here; from authentic goods to their fake counterparts, antique wood carvings and handicrafts, ceramics, souvenir items, books, collectibles, and pets.

 

Or Tor Kor

After an exhausting shopping spree at the Chatuchak market, head on across the road to this farmer’s market, and fill your tummies with Thai-edible picks: green mangoes, coconut crab curry, grilled prawns, and the like.

 

Sukhimvit Soi 11

This trendy hotspot is a street located downtown, where you’ll find locals and expats of all social strata frequenting the many bars, restaurants and clubs that line the street on either side.

 

Day 3

Jim Thompson’s house

Located on Khlong Saen Saeb, this house was built in the 1950’s by a hugely successful American exporter of Thai silk, Jim Thompson. This really isn’t just an ordinary house, this is clearly Thompson’s love of all things Thai – he bought six traditional wooden homes and reconstructed them in his jungle-like garden.

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Lumphini Park

One of the top free things to do in Bangkok is to visit the Lumphini Park, named after the Buddha’s birthplace in Nepal. Here you can temporarily escape the hustle and bustle of the city and just enjoy the shady paths, swept lawns, and a large artificial lake.

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Chinatown

A popular shopping and food destination for locals and tourists alike, Chinatown is a place bursting with flavor and color. Be tempted by street vendors in almost every street corner. Turn right or left, and just let go for you will be in for a culinary feast!

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Bangkok is not just a city of temples and eat streets, and it certainly takes more than a weekend to unravel its charm. But hey, this is a start. Contact our Bangkok hotels.


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