What to Do With 24 Hours in Bangkok

Thailand travel is gradually becoming more and more trendy, and when you make journey there the reasons why are quite obvious. The mouth-watering food it has to offer, the  pleasing and lovely white sandy beaches, and the welcoming people have all made Thailand a popular destination for travellers from countries all over the world

There are many places to explore across this amazing country but even if you only have a limited amount of time there is a lot you can fit in. Here’s a full rundown of what you should do if you find yourself in Bangkok for 24 hours.

  • Upon your arrival in Bangkok at the start of your Thailand holiday, you will be instantly captivated by the Asian style architecture.
  • You can book any of the many multi-coloured taxis to take you into the hurly-burly of Bangkok city. Once there, you will be welcomed with the street food stalls offering everything from satay chicken, Pad-Thai and if you love being exploratory, fried bugs like crickets.
  • After having lunch I would suggest going to one of the various massage centres to relax yourself after your lengthy international flight. I was charged 150THB for an hour long soothing Thai massage on Soi Rambuttri and I would say it was one of the most excellent massages I have ever had. I left the massage centre feeling so comfortable and all set for anything Bangkok had to throw at me.
  • Bangkok is well known for its variety of magnificent temples and if have plans of visiting any of them, ensure you are appropriately dressed or you’ll not be allowed in. Sleeveless shirts, shorts, or spaghetti-strap tops will not be permitted so I would suggest putting on  a t-shirt and a pair of cotton trousers.
  • The first place I would recommend visiting is the Grand Palace (also referred to Wat Phra Kaew). This is the former dwelling of the Thai monarch and is one of Bangkok’s key tourist attractions. You can go in from 8.30 in the early hours of the morning until 3.30pm and I would highly suggest it as the building covered in gold-leaf and jewels is possibly the most gorgeous in the country.
  • You may have also heard of the Reclining Buddha, which is for tourists in Bangkok also a must see. It is the world’s biggest reclining Buddha at 15m wide and46m long. This can be located at the Wat Pho in Bangkok and is as inspiring in real-life as it sounds. The Buddha is made fomo plaster and has been totally covered in gold-leaf.

Accommodation wise, there are actually some really inexpensive digs that can be found in and around the Khao San Road area. During your trip to Thailand in Bangkok, I would suggest trying Soi Rambuttri first as the hotels on the Khao San Road tend to be quite expensive and not as good quality.

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