Home to many historic and cultural attractions, Asia’s delicious food, exciting nightlife and interesting people, Bangkok is the city you’d not want to miss. If you are looking for a great holiday away from the humdrum of your city woes, Bangkok is the perfect capital to spend a few days. Visiting Bangkok for the first time? Check out the travel essentials that will help you get all what you want in one place before heading out of the airport! While you do that, we tell you how you could spend 4 Days in Bangkok, taking in all from what the city has to offer.
And oh wait! if you’re choosing Thailand as a destination, you wouldn’t want to spend your trip choking on exhaust. That’s why you should consider a convenient car charter (half day or full day) which will take you in and around Bangkok.
Sawadika Day 1 – Temples, and Historic Sites
After a good long sleep and breakfast, step out to explore the city’s numerous temples and historical encloses. The first place you can visit is the Grand Palace, one of Bangkok’s main attraction for locals and tourists alike. You won’t be able to enter in the palace, but wandering the grounds and open temples is worth a visit.
You can also take a relaxing river cruise down Chao Phraya and view iconic city landmarks. Don’t take an overpriced tour, though, book a unique cruise ride to experience a world class ship experience infused with a grandiose buffet with your favorite Thai dishes.
Besides the Grand Palace, Bangkok also offers some spectacular temples such as Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho and more! Located at a short distance from the Grand Palace, you can take a tour to the temples and also enjoy a massage at the Wat Pho massage school. You can also enjoy the other best sightseeing spots and historic temples such as Wat Traimit, Wat Benchamabophit and also get a glimpse of the city’s Chinatown to experience the cultural diversity in the city center.
Best time to visit: First thing in the morning to avoid the crowds.
Opening hours of temples: Every day 8:00 – 17:00 (Thai massage at Wat Pho massage school is available till 18:00)
Estimated time: 4-5 hours (extra time if you’re taking a Thai massage)
After all this walking and sightseeing you will probably be starving! So, why not discover and head to the most upselling food zone by visiting the bars in Soi Cowboy, where the scenes from the film Hangover 2 were shot or if you are looking for something more chic and happening, check out the Bangkok’s nightlife with the top rated bars in town.
Sawadika Day 2 – Shopping and the Spas
On day two, you can easily explore the floating markets around the city. Damnoen Saduak and Amphawa, are the two main floating markets to see. Damnoen Saduak is located 100 km outside Bangkok but is still a popular market than any other authentic market. It’s a fun day trip, if you want to get a quick break from the city.
Slightly further away is the Amphawa floating market which is pretty crowded on weekends and is a day trip destination for Thais. Unlike Damnoen Saduak, it’s more of a tourist attraction than a busy market. If you are here, do not forget to shop for souvenirs and clothes while you enjoy some mouth-smacking local Thai food.
Go shopping bonanza and see it all, if you are seeking for a complete immersive day trip to these markets. And, if you are staying in Bangkok during the weekends, try visiting the Chatuchak Weekend Market which is the mother of all markets and a must-visit destination.
Sawadika Day 3 – Adventure and Family Fun
If you are traveling with children, adventure is one thing that you cannot skip. The excitement of watching 400 water species at Bangkok’s favorite ocean-themed attraction, Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World or teeming with exciting rides and activities at the Dream World, these are just few experiences Bangkok has to offer to both adults and kids.
The city offers a plethora of options to please even the pickiest five year old. And, when it gets too hot, you can also retreat to one of the famous playgrounds – KidZania Bangkok where your kids can experience a mix of educational and entertainment with a taste of real world experiences. If you are looking for an activity with a thrilling experience, with a Safari World ticket, you can experience the great Animal Wildlife, Marine Park or even enjoy the daily White Tiger Show.
If you are seeking adventures away from the city, you can explore some of the custom tours that give you a peek to the finest attractions near Bangkok.
Sawadika Day 4 – The Culture and Modern Art
Bangkok’s culture is influenced by the modern day, yet remains very proud in its traditions. This can be found on every street corner, such as, Siam Niramit Bangkok Ticket which is the city’s best performing arts center.
There you go, our four day itinerary packed with what we consider the “heart” of Bangkok. If this is not enough, a week is more than what we recommend to spend in this magnificent capital. Then, you have some more time to explore the city, and relax. There’s so much to do in this city – if you like nature and wildlife, then check out the great itinerary to Khao Yai or if you want to enjoy other parts of the city, check out the list of top 10 bangkok activities, you shouldn’t miss!