Things To See And Do In One Day In Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok has so much to offer in the way of things to see and do, that it is almost an impossibility to choose what you should do if you are spending just one day in the city. Following is a list of just a handful of the activities and attractions to guide you on how to spend one day in Bangkok and make your day in the city a memorable one.
24 Hours in Bangkok - 8 a.m. Chao Phraya River – buy a Chao Phraya Tourist Boat pass and explore all the attractions along the river. You can do this from around 8 in the morning and spend a couple of hours on the boat, getting on and off as you like at the eight stops along the way, the first stop being the Maharaj Pier. This is where you can explore Wat Phra Kaew, also referred to as the Temple of the Emerald as well as the Grand Palace.
24 Hours in Bangkok - 10:00 a.m. Tha Tien Pier – the boat stops here at around 10 am and is where you will have the opportunity to visit Wat Pho and Wat Arun, two of the most famous temples in Thailand.
24 Hours in Bangkok - 11:00 a.m. The Deck by Arun Residence – disembark at about 11 am at this highly recommended restaurant and enjoy a meal from a wide range of choices on their Thai and Western menu, while you take in the spectacular views of Wat Arun. If you have a bit of time to spare after your meal, spend it doing a spot of shopping for some souvenirs from the vendors at a couple of the weekend markets situated in the streets close to the pier.
24 Hours in Bangkok - 12:30 p.m. Siam Square and other connecting shopping malls – after your meal, hop back onto the boat at 12.30 and make your way to the next stop, Siam. This is the place where you can experience some of the best shopping that Bangkok has to offer. Wander through some of the numerous shopping malls here and shop till you drop at places like Siam Discovery, Siam Square One, Siam Paragon and Siam Centre.
24 Hours in Bangkok - 2:30 p.m. Chatuchak Weekend Market – if you visit Bangkok on a weekend, we may skip visiting Siam and head for the Mo Chit station with BTS Skytrain. The weekend market is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Chatuchak Weekend Market is a huge market, consisting of 15,000 booths selling just about anything you can imagine. It’s great for shopping for authentic souvenirs.
24 Hours in Bangkok - 5:30 p.m. Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant – after many tiring hours on the river, you will need to get changed and go somewhere you can unwind to recharge your batteries for the night. There’s no better place to do this, than at Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant, the trendiest, most happening restaurant in Bangkok! Situated on the 46th floor of Skywalk Condominium, you can dine on scrumptious food while you relax and take in the spectacular sunset and the 350-degree panoramic view of this breathtakingly beautiful city.
24 Hours in Bangkok - 8 p.m. Soi Cowboy – head for Sol Cowboy at about 8 pm, one of the most infamous roads in Bangkok after you’ve wined, dined and relaxed over a superb meal. Stroll along these brightly-coloured streets and take a seat outside one of the many bars that line the streets. Sip an ice cold beer whilst seated in what many consider to be the best red light area of the city and what the people go by.
24 Hours in Bangkok - 11 p.m. Cheap Charlie’s – at around 11 pm, make your way to Cheap Charlie’s. It might not be the trendiest bar in Bangkok and with no air-conditioning, you are bound sweat like crazy, but as the name implies, the drinks are incredibly affordable and the atmosphere is great!