Looking for a vibrant, exciting location for your next city break vacation? It’s hard to beat Bangkok with all its breathtaking atmosphere and mix of ancient and modern. Bangkok is lively, chaotic, and completely individual – you won’t encounter a city like this anywhere in the world.
Do you only have one day in Bangkok? If you are passing through on your way to Phuket or Koh Samui, or you have a layover during your international flight, there’s plenty you can see and do in one day or even one evening. Bangkok is so busy and active; you’ll never be short of activities or things to see. The difficult thing is deciding what exactly to do. It would be a shame to miss out! Don’t panic – we are here to help with our pick of recommended quick activities in Bangkok when you don’t have much time to spare.
Bangkok is a bustling, busy and fascinating place but many people don’t have a lot of time to explore it in much detail. Maybe you are passing through on your way to the beach? Or heading into the mountains? No matter that you only have a few days; Bangkok is worth exploring even in super-quick time. Here’s what we suggest for a two-day trip to Bangkok.
Hotels in Chinatown cater to all budgets, from backpacker to luxury seeker. Chinatown is the multicultural district in the center of Bangkok – a busy, bustling place with Yaowarat Road running through the neighborhood. It’s the home of Bangkok’s large Chinese community, with Indian settlers also in abundance. During the day the area doesn’t stand out much from the rest of Bangkok but with the neon signs lit at night and the street stalls serving wonderful delicacies, this is a place not to be missed. Find your favorite Chinatown hotel here.
While couples on romantic breaks and honeymooners often fly directly to a Thai beach or island, Bangkok also has plenty to offer. In fact, Bangkok has some truly wonderful, romantic hotels. Spend a romantic vacation in Bangkok, or a few days while en-route to the beach, in style with our pick of the best tranquil, relaxing and luxurious hotels the capital city provides.
The riverside in Bangkok is one of the most interesting areas of the city and perfect for exploring. You get a taste of “traditional” Bangkok as well as a view of some of the most stunning attractions the city has to offer. Plus, nothing beats a cruise down the Chao Phraya River checking out the sights of Bangkok from a different angle, like the famous Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), the Grand Palace, and the amazing Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew).
A visit to Bangkok is always an unforgettable experience. Make sure you are prepared for all the capital of Thailand has to offer with our quick tips for a Bangkok encounter.
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