Bangkok is a vibrant city full of colorful temples, beautiful architecture, yummy bites, fancy rooftop bars, and more! Think NYC…without the snow. My sister came to visit so I planned an itinerary based on a few of my favorite things. Here is my suggested 3 day guide for Bangkok:
Day 1: River/Old Town Area
*Try some local food. If you’re not sure where to start, Pad Thai or Chicken Curry won’t disappoint. You can also find some delicious fried chicken or a “catch of the day” at the street stalls.
*Check out the River. There are tons of restaurants, hotels, shops, and temples along the river.
*State Tower for sunset (6:45pm). This place is expensive ($30 drinks) but worth it for the 360 degree views. It has become a popular spot since it was featured in “The Hangover 2” movie.
- DRESS CODE REQUIRED. Guys: pants & closed toed shoes required. Girls: no flipflops, but sandals are okay.
*Dinner at a local spot. I loved the vibe and food at 80/20bkk, and ate there a few times during our stay.
*See a local band. Soy Sauce Bar features local musicians on Saturdays. Check their Facebook for updates.
Day 2: China Town & Temples
*Hit up the colorful China Town streets.
*Pak Klong Flower Market
*Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). Open: 9:00 – 5:00. Price: Free, 10 Baht to visit the museum.
*Grand Palace. Open: 8:30 – 3:30. Price: 500 baht
*Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha). Open: 8:30 – 6:00. Price: 100 baht
*Wat Sunhat & Giant Swing.
- DRESS CODE REQUIRED. All temples require that you wear pants and have your shoulders covered.
*Sunset Drink at SALA Rattanakosin (to see Wat Arun lit up at night)
*Khao San Road, also known as “the center of the backpacking world”.
Day 3: Silom & Shopping
*Silom – busy business area full of sky scrapers, restaurants, and stores.
*Siam Paragon. It is known as the “best shopping in Asia”.
*Siam Square – outdoor mall nearby Siam Paragon.
*Hello Kitty House. Inside of Siam Square, it’s too cute to skip!
*Roof 409 – Mercury Ville: Wind down after your long shopping day with dinner and a view of the city.
*Patong Night Market. Here is where you will find your rolex watch or louis vuitton bags.
*Chatuchak Market. Weekend market that is the biggest in Asia. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 09:00 – 18:00, and Fridays 18:00 – 24:00. You’ll find everything here from clothes to food to pets!
Bucket List Check List
*Ride in a Tuk Tuk. Make sure you negotiate price ahead of time.
*Massage. You can find multiple massage spots on every corner. Sit back and relax after a long day of exploring.
*“Ping Pong Shows” at Patong Market (X Rated). When you visit the Patong Night Market, both sides of the street are covered in stripclubs/bars. Many places offer “ping pong shows”…if you dare. I had to use the bathroom at the “Super Pussy” and kept my eyes closed lol!
If you have more time
*Boat Taxi on the River
The options in Bangkok are endless! Do you have any favorites I missed? Comment below 🙂