Discover Bangkok in 2 Days
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On a quick (first) trip to Bangkok, these are the not-to-be-missed sites you should try and see: The Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo), Wat Po and Wat Arun. They are located close to each other and can be visited in a morning or afternoon (closed at 15:30). Half-Day Tours with a guide and transfer service can make life much easier, especially when you’re a little tight on time.
If you arrive in Bangkok late in the day, you can still see (but not visit) the temples along the river by taking a relaxing sunset dinner cruise. Wat Arun looks stunningly magical, illuminated against the night sky. Culture vultures can also delight in the grandeur of world-class spectacles like Siam Niramit and Joe Louis Puppet Theatre. The fabulous productions of the ladyboy shows, and an exhilarating bout of Thai boxing are something uniquely Bangkok, and should not be missed at all costs!
Alternatively, end your first day by spending your one night in Bangkok exploring the city’s sizzling nightlife. Whatever tickles your fancy, rest assured that the Big Mango will serve and deliver it to you on a hot plate. For more family-oriented nighttime activities, go see the latest Hollywood’s offering at the city’s modern cinemas. And while you’re at it, why not include a karaoke battle or a bout of bowling, too?
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Go sightseeing in the morning. Start off with the wonderment of the Ancient City, or the hustle and bustle of the legendary floating markets. Observe how the locals live by Bangkok canals (for more sightseeing options, have a look in our City & Culture Tours Section).
Then, treat yourself to a sumptuous buffet lunch or a high tea at one of the riverside five-star hotels. If the heat is too much and you don’t want to venture out of the city, you could spend the rest of the day shopping in an air-conditioned comfort of shopping malls. Bangkok offers unbeatable bargains, designer labels, antiques, handicrafts, and jewellery (have a look in our Shopping Section to see what else is in store for you). Kids, however, may not enjoy shopping as much as grown-ups do. Take them to (or leave them at) Dusit Zoo, Siam Ocean World, ice skating rinks, indoor playgrounds, water parks, and bowling lanes.
A visit to Bangkok would not be complete without sampling some delicious Thai food. Bangkok’s eating experiences (check out our Bangkok 100 Eating Experiences) are diverse and can be enjoyed anywhere from restaurants, noodle shops and street stalls. Explore more in our comprehensive Restaurants & Dining Section. For last-minute souvenirs, pay a visit to Chatuchak Weekend Market or Suan Lum Night Bazaar (depending on when your flight is) for an endless range of gifts and cool knick-knacks.
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