Welcome to a 4-day itinerary around the culture-rich, temple-filled city of Bangkok. Known as the “Authentic Bangkok,” this itinerary will take you on an exciting journey of temple hopping explorations and the local way of life by commuting like a local. We have created this simple 4-day itinerary to make things easier for you to enjoy and face this city with pleasure and fresh new eyes. Before you end this trip, we’ll make sure you fall in love with the “City of Angels” and have a deeper understanding of why tourists flock to this vibrant city.
Arriving in Bangkok. Go to Chang Pier and commute like a local and take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Chang Pier. What a fun way to explore the central part of the city as you cruise along the river and watch as the top attractions pass by! Then visit Museum Siam. Here you’ll learn about Thai life from past to present with the interactive exhibits. Visit Wat Pho. This temple complex is one of the largest in the city, housing the famed reclining Buddha, which is 46 meters long covered in gold leaf. Then go to Wat Phra Kaew. Here you’ll see the Emerald Buddha, the most important Buddha statue in Thailand. Finally, end your day at Icon Siam for night shopping.
Visit Jim Thomson’s home turned into an Asian art collection museum where you’ll see many beautiful arts and antiques. Then, visit a canalside neighborhood known as Baan Khrua, where Cambodian and Vietnamese immigrants settled during the 18th century. Head to Erawan Shrine, where you’ll see the golden statue of Phra Phrom, a four-face representation of Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. Your day is not complete without shopping! So head to MBK Center and Siam Paragon and shop to take your tire away. An experience not to be missed when you’re in Thailand is watch a Muay Thai Boxing match. So head to the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium and watch an authentic boxing match as the crowd becomes unstoppable from cheering.
Go for another refreshing ride with the Chao Phraya Express boat to Chang Pier, then head for a tour to Thonburi’s canals. Bangkok is often referred to as the “Venice of Asia” as half of the city is submerged in water. Experience a different side of Bangkok via a long-tail boat tour through the narrow canals as you see the klongs. Next, visit Wat Saket. This sacred site became the crematorium of 60,000 18th century plague victims. Head to Wat Suthat, one of the oldest and largest Buddhist temples in Bangkok. You’ll be impressed with the stylish prayer hall with impressive murals and elegant teakwood doors. End the day at Khao San Market, a vibrant and energetic part of Bangkok full of tourists, locals, restaurants, and clubs.
Head to the Chatuchak Weekend Market or Nonthaburi Market. These are two markets you can’t miss visiting, with food stalls and clothing stalls overwhelming you from left to right! Then head to Wat Traimit. Here you’ll find the impressive 5.5-tonne seated Buddha, the largest solid gold Buddha image globally. Then head to Wat Mangkon Kamalawat, the largest and most important Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Here, you’ll be captivated by the Chinese dragons, animals, and floral motifs decorated around the temple. Visit the buzzing “Little India” called Phahurat. You’ll find a variety of Indian merchandise such as textiles, curtains, garments, and sundries. Then head to the wonderful-smelling flower market of Pak Khlong Talat. You’ll see various flowers, local and imported. Finally, go to the active street of Yaowarat or Chinatown for dinner, shopping, and party.