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Bangkok Day Trips

Bangkok being the cultural hub of Thailand offers you a golden opportunity to be a witness of the Thai ways and traditions.

Most visitors to Bangkok who want a feel of the place are guided by different criteria’s about what they would like to see in the city. Budget and time are often crucial factors that decide what kind of a day trip you want for yourself.

While there is a little bit of everything for the average visitor in Bangkok, one needs to discern amongst the wide variety. We would like to propose here some of the activities you can experience on a day trip. Having gone through our comprehensive guide you might be able to decide better on what you really want to see and what you would rather give a miss.

When in Bangkok, you can arrange for a guided tour or join a tourist city tour either of which can be arranged by your hotel. There are of course many tour operators and agents who will also ably guide you through a city tour. You might either choose a city day tour or a guided trip that involves staying overnight, especially if you are going to places like Pattaya to witness the nightlife.

Activities during the day

For the culturally inclined who wish to be a part of Bangkok’s rich tradition, art, and culture, a visit to the temples and monasteries is highly recommended.

Wat Pho (temple of the Reclining Buddha), Wat Traimit (temple of the Golden Buddha) and many others are some of the temples that will impress you.

A visit to the Grand Palace, home of the kings of the Chakri dynasty of Thailand, and the Wat Pra Kaew (temple of the Emerald Buddha) is a must see.

The floating markets of Bangkok will also be a visual treat for you if not for anything else for its sheer uniqueness and fresh approach to the day-to-day activities of city life. The colorful yet chaotic flower markets like, Pak Khlong can be a delightful venture into something that is not really run of the mill tourist spot!

For the curious, you are recommended a visit to Chinatown where one gets to see a confluence of Thai and Chinese culture. Be it the red and white signs or the food or the Chinese architecture, you will enjoy it all.

For the not so faint hearted you might enjoy visits to the crocodile farm, the snake farm as well as some local Thai Boxing!

Amidst visits to all the grand shopping malls for those inclined to shop till you drop, take time out to visit the Baiyoke tower, which is the tallest building in Thailand. An amazing view with a total of 85 floors, this place is truly worth a visit.

From spas, to museums, Thai food counters to traditional markets; Bangkok will suffice the interest of every tourist, so the next time you are there take some time out and make a good tour itinerary for yourself.

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