Bangkok is a thriving metropolis full of life, food, and plenty of culture. The city is full of skyscrapers and city lights. It is a heart of Thailand and all of the accommodations in Bangkok reflect that. You can find the culture and history of Bangkok around every turn. Through the architecture and artwork filling the city, visitors get a glimpse into the rich and vibrant way of life led in Bangkok. Any accommodation in Bangkok will show you the beauty of the city and all of the possibilities that are in store for you on your short trip. 3 days may seem like a short amount of time to enjoy Bangkok, but with our travel tips, it can be done with this itinerary:
Upon arriving in Bangkok, you will more than likely be coming in by airplane. The main airport in Bangkok is the Suvarnabhumi Airport, also known as the (New) Bangkok International Airport. This airport is right in the heart of Bangkok and gives you vast options for getting out into the city. The easiest way to get around Bangkok is the MRT/BTS train. While there are other options, such as bus, cab, and walking, the MRT/BTS train is fast, reliable, and it is possible for you to buy day or individual tickets.
Your first stop once you arrive in Bangkok should be The Grand Palace. The Grand Palace used to be the official residence of the Kings of Siam. The palace is right in the middle of Bangkok and was built in 1782. While the present day monarchs do not live in the Grand Palace anymore, it is still home to many Bangkok cultural events in throughout the year. Royal ceremonies and state functions happen here all the time. Tourists even enjoy the culture museum located within its walls as well. Stopping at the Grand Palace first allows you to learn all about the city you will be staying in.
Take some time in your first night in Bangkok to enjoy all of the beautiful city lights. The city is full of life at night and you can enjoy some of it at the Sky Bar. Used in the filming of Hangover II, Sky Bar is a bar located far above the city’s skyline. You can look down on the glowing city while you enjoy delicious signature cocktails.
Today is the day for you to visit all of the beautiful temples in Bangkok. Bangkok is home to several historic temples that are all unique in their own way. First up is the Wat Pho Temple. Also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the Wat Pho Temple is one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok. It is full of over 10,000 Buddha images, the main one being the Reclining Buddha which is 160 feet tall. Take a look around and view all of the magnificent artwork within this temple.
The next temple to see today is the Wat Arun Temple. Wat Arun is located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. It was built in the seventeenth century and added onto in the early nineteenth century. Wat Arun is a well-known temple in Bangkok, if not the most well-known, due to its beautiful features and the fact that the morning light reflects off of the temple.
The next and final temple to see in Bangkok is the Wat Traimit Temple. The Wat Traimit Temple is home to the Golden Buddha. Also known as the Phra Buddha Maha Suwan Patimakon, the Golden Buddha statue is 3 meters tall and weighs over 5.5 tons. Its origins of this statue is unknown, but it is in a 13th-14th century Sukhothai Dynasty style. This beautiful is truly a sight to behold.
Today, you should go to Siam Paragon. Siam Paragon is a large indoor shopping mall. It is full of dozens and dozens of shops. From recognized, international clothing brands to local shops, Siam Paragon has it all. It is one of the best places for souvenir shopping as well. On top of shopping, at Siam Paragon, you can also take in a movie, visit the Madame Tussaud’s Museum, and more! Siam Paragon literally has it all- perfect for your last day in Bangkok!
After you leave Siam Paragon, go back and do anything that you feel like you missed. Bangkok is a lively city, full of culture and plenty of places to explore. It is easy to fill like you have missed something during your quick 3-day stay. Take this time before you go back home and revisit something that you wanted to spend more time doing or something you feel you missed entirely. There is so much to do in Bangkok, you might want to consider taking a second trip here later down the road. To make sure your 3 days in Bangkok is worthwhile, start planning your Bangkok travel accommodations now!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Marriott International