Bangkok is a vast city with so many attractions to visit. If you had just one day to explore the place that wouldn’t be enough, obviously! But the attractions can still be narrowed down to the top highlights of the city for you to visit. Here is a brief guide on how to spend a day in Bangkok.
Start your journey around 8 am. Be at the Sathon Bridge Pier where you can purchase a Chao Phraya Tourist Boat. This way you can hop on and hop off the boat whenever you like. The first stop for the day will be the Maharaja Pier. Here you can visit the Grand Palace in all its splendour. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is the main attraction here. Since it is considered a sacred site, it’ll do you good to be dressed conservatively. You will have to pay an entrance fee to visit the attraction. The place is quite big so you will be exploring for quite a while.
Wat Pho and Wat Arun will be your next stop when the boat stops at Tha Tien Pier. These temples are situated close to each other and the temple is open to visitors from 8 am to 6 pm. You will need to pay an entrance fee.
Lunch by the river
There are several restaurants by the Chao Phraya River that you ought to try out for lunch. From major hotel restaurants to diners and much more. There are several vendors selling souvenir items as well, so maybe you can do some shopping here as well.
It’s time for some retail exploration! If you happen to be in Bangkok during the weekends there are many markets to visit. The most famous market would be the Chatuchak Weekend Market. Here you will find fresh vegetable and fruit produce that might even tempt you to buy some. But the best part of all the number of food stalls here selling local street food. The smell of food that is cooking is sure to find your nostrils and entice your appetite. You’ll surely want to taste everything, but it will be wise to look around first before purchasing your food. There are several stalls selling handmade items for souvenirs and so on. Check out sites like Vacation Gateway to find out about more markets such as this.
You could also visit a museum or two to get to know your destination a little more. Most of the museums in Bangkok make the top family vacation spots to visit. You can also explore beautiful art here.
If you are in for some thrills, then head over to Soi Cowboy which is one of the most famous streets in Bangkok. The entire street is lit up in bright neon lights and glowing from bar and club entrances. Not the ideal spot for a family outing though. But if you are travelling with friends it’s a good place for some beer and party.
If you aren’t particularly a fan of the atmosphere at Soi Cowboy, then head to one of the many rooftop bars in the city. This is bound to be one of the best experiences here. If you are travelling with family, then keep the evening to explore a few culinary delights at various restaurants and cafes here in the heart of the city. You could opt for a tuk-tuk tour by night as well for a unique experience that you will never forget. But beware of scammers. Agree on a price beforehand if the tuk-tuk has no metre.