Three days in Bangkok
Bangkok is the largest city in Thailand and its capital. In one day you can visit the business district, among the skyscrapers, and look into the past, walking among the old temples and palaces. Such a colorful variety attracts tourists from all over the world. People come here to relax on the beaches of the Gulf of Siam and try tropical fruits, to explore the local religion and culture. For each Bangkok comes off in different ways.
How to get there?
Suvarnabhumi Airport is the largest transportation hub in Thailand. It serves domestic and international destinations. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the airport scheme in advance so as not to get lost. You can get to Bangkok by using the following options:
On the bus.
From 06:00 to 00:00, CityBus and Suvarnabhumi Airport Express depart to the city. The journey takes 1.5 hours.
On the subway.
From the airport to the capital held a separate line City Line. It lies above the ground, so during the trip you can enjoy the local views.
On the transfer.
This is one of the most convenient ways to travel in Bangkok. The driver will meet in the arrival area, help carry the luggage and quickly take you to the hotel, driving around numerous traffic jams.
Such a trip will cost the most, as there is no meter in the car.
Where to stay?
In Bangkok, every tourist will find suitable accommodation for themselves. A modest hostel, spacious apartments, a luxury hotel or even a small bungalow.
You can book a room at Oriental Residence Bangkok (st. Wireless Road, 110). It is located in the center and is considered the most popular hotel among tourists. On its territory there are 3 large gyms, an outdoor terrace with a swimming pool, a spa and a special lounge area for doing signature Thai massage. The interior of the rooms is made in the same style: calm colors, the use of ceramics, marble and wood for decorative elements. Some bathrooms have panoramic windows, from where you can see almost all of Bangkok.
Ibis Bangkok Sathorn (st. Soi Ngam Duphli Rama IV) is located in the business district. The interior is laconic: a large double bed, wardrobe, TV and air conditioning. From 08:00 to 12:00, free breakfast for guests is served on the ground floor. A 5-10 minute walk to the Chao Phraya River, the largest river in the country, and the famous night market with local cafes.
700 meters from the center, you can book Hyde11 By Joseph apartments (st. Sukhumvit Soi, 11). A big plus is that the rooms have equipped kitchens and separate living rooms with TV and air conditioning. In the backyard is a small terrace with an outdoor pool. The Central Embassy shopping center is 1.7 kilometers away, and the picturesque Arab Street is 1 kilometer away.
Pay attention to Citadines Sukhumvit 11 (Soi Sukhumvit, 11). This is the perfect place for rest and relaxation. The spacious rooms have everything you need. The hotel has a separate large kitchen and home cinema. It features a rooftop pool with a lounge area, a gym and a spa. Every day, a free shuttle runs from here to the Nana BTS station.
The Park Saladaeng Guest House (st. Soi Yommarat, 35/2) is conveniently located. It is a 5-minute walk to Saladaeng Station, and Lumpini Park is a 10-minute walk. The rooms have air conditioning, period furniture and a private bathroom. The interior is dominated by pastel colors and materials made of stone or wood.
Where to go?
On the first day, go to the Grand Palace. This is the former royal residence of the XVIII century, where official ceremonies are held. Nearby stands the Temple of the Emerald Buddha with its sculpture of jade. At the entrance rise two bronze lions.
Across the road from them is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha of the XII century. Inside is a statue of the Reclining Buddha, 46 meters long. You can order an individual tour, where the guide will tell in detail about the facility.
On the opposite bank stands the Temple of the Rising Sun, where it is better to come at dawn or at sunset. At this time, the rays illuminate the facade and everything shimmers with golden light. You can get here by ferry, which departs from the numerous marinas. The road takes less than 5 minutes.
Finish the day at Sky Tower. This is one of the tallest buildings in Bangkok. Climb to the observation deck, which is located on the 77th floor. It is best to go in the evening to watch the sunset.
Start the second day with a walk in the territory of the temple of the Golden Mountain. You can take a bus number 15 or rent a car to save time. The temple is located on the top of the mountain, so you have to go 300 steps. From here you can enjoy an amazing panorama of the whole of Bangkok.
Going downstairs, visit the temple of Loja Prasat entirely of metal. Nearby is a cafe with local food and a souvenir market. From the temple you can go to the Monument of Democracy, in the direction of the Grand Palace.
On the third day, take a look at Siam Square, the main shopping and entertainment complex of Bangkok. There are cinemas, restaurants, fashion boutiques, games, climbing walls, a fitness center and even your Disneyland. If you want to visit the traditional Asian market, go to Chatuchak, where you can buy almost anything. Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 to 17:30. After it, you can drive to the Taling Chan floating market. But it is more a tourist place. Trade in this way almost don’t lead.
Where to have lunch?
In Bangkok, in many restaurants, recipes are handed down from generation to generation. Here, the tourist will discover new flavor combinations and wake up his receptors. Where to begin?
Cafe Thai Lao Yah (st. Sukhumvit Soi, 14/29)
A popular place among residents and travelers at the Cabochon Hotel. We recommend to try stewed chicken legs with mint leaves, ant eggs with vegetables and pei Tai, rice noodles with shrimps and apples.
Paste (st. Gaysorn Ploenchit, 999)
In the kitchen of this restaurant combine several directions: Thai and Australian. Each season, guests are presented with an updated menu. For example, fried crab with mango and pineapple, tom-yam with chili pepper or matoba foam, braised pork in palm leaves.
Soul Food Mahanakorn (st. Sukhumvit Soi, 55)
One of the few places where specially adapted food for Europeans. Typically, Thai dishes are very spicy or salty, and here they have found a taste balance. Most often they order a salad with cherry flowers and pork stomach curry with chili.
Issaya Siamese Club (st. Sri Aksorn Soi, 4)
Favorite institution of local residents. This is a restaurant and a bar located in the center of the city in a XIX century villa. Ian Kittichay is cooking here, a famous cook in Thailand. Try the dishes in his performance: golden shallot with crunchy almonds with lemon mousse, duck in coconut cream and especially desserts with lotus flowers and homemade ice cream.
Aston Dining Room and Bar (st. Sukhumvit Soi, 31)
The facade of the building looks like an abandoned and old factory, but it isn’t. Inside there is a cozy room where creepers twist everywhere and low-growing palm trees stand. Meals are cooked on in front of visitors. Try the tasting menu. It includes appetizers, main and dessert. For example, crunchy slices of chicken with coconut leaves, black barracuda with chili and coffee pudding.
Bangkok is an amazing city. From a small village it turned into an economic, industrial and cultural center of the country. Every year more than 10 million tourists arrive here. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of evergreen Thailand. Suddenly it will be possible to achieve enlightenment and feel the moment.