Many travelers visit Bangkok for 2-3 days on the way to popular Thai resorts: Pattaya, Phuket or Koh Samui. But some tourists do not know what to do during a two-day stay in Bangkok and how to make the most of your time in the capital. In our article we will offer you the most popular itineraries for two-day trips to Bangkok.
It is better to begin your tour of Bangkok with visiting the most popular sight of the capital - the Royal Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). The huge temple complex was built from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Here you will learn a lot about the local architecture. The paintings on the walls will tell you about the Thai history and mythology.
One of the main sights of this complex is the Emerald Buddha. In fact, the Emerald Buddha statue is carved from a huge solid piece of jade. Nowadays the royal family lives in another residence, and the luxurious building is used for official events.
The next stop on our itinerary is Wat Pho (Temple of Reclining Buddha). The temple was built in the 12th century and the Buddha Statue is huge: its length is 46 meters and its height is 15 meters. A traditional medicine pavilion with unique frescoes is located next to the temple. Researchers are sure that the frescoes depict the oldest Thai massage manual.
You can also explore all the most popular Bangkok sights with a professional guide during Bangkok City Tour.
After visiting the temples, you can dine in the highest Thai 84-storey Baiyoke Sky skyscraper, from which opens the best view of the city. There are several restaurants on the upper floors, including a huge buffet with Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and other cuisines.
In the evening, you can watch the Siam Niramit Show, which offers a little trip to ancient Thailand. You can buy a ticket with dinner (which is very convenient for tourists, as they will not have to look for a restaurant before the performance) or without it. Before the show, you can walk around souvenir shops, have Thai massage (all this is located in the same building!). You should definitely visit the "Thai Village". This is a small park with ponds and typical dwellings which were built in four regions of the country. The show takes place in a large hall with 2000 seats. 150 artists will perform for you and real elephants will be brought to the stage in some scenes!
On the next day you can get out of the city and visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. The vast territories to the west from Bangkok are covered with canals. Generations of the Thais lived at the houses along the banks of the canals. Everything necessary, from food to furniture, they brought up in boats. The river and its canals were used as real roads. So the trading process took place right from floating platforms and boats.
The second half of the day you can spend in Siam Park - the largest entertainment complex in Bangkok. The complex consists of an aquapark and an amusement park. The entrance is decorated in the style of a fairytale castle with 7 multi-colored towers. Here you will be met by the owners of the park – kittens Si and Am, who will show different zones to the guests and give a balloon as a little present. The park also has snack bars, cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, shopping centers, lounge chairs, rental of bathing accessories.
Of course, this is one of the many possible options for rest in the capital of Thailand. Bangkok is an amazing city of contrasts and exotics and 2 days is a very short time to fully explore the city.