24 hours experiencing Bangkok

Voyages on Chao Phraya River, visiting Buddhism temples, shopping at night markets and more than that can be your experiences in Bangkok in just one day

1.     Breakfast:

Wake up in “the city of Angels” when the sun comes up and feel the breath of a growing capital. Then have a stuffed breakfast or ahaan chow in Thai with tasty traditional dishes such as gai pad pongali rice, Thai noodles, Joke – rice congee, Khao tom – Thai rice soup and so on. These nutritious cuisines will help you to get ready for a busy exciting day.

Joke is a wonderful ahaan chow that Bangkok offers

Joke is a wonderful ahaan chow that Bangkok offers

2.     Buddhism experience:

Buddhism is the national religion in Thailand and this country is also one of the world’s Buddhism center. Hence Buddhism temples are ideal destinations to acknowledge about Thai’s culture and history. There are numerous Buddhism sites in Bangkok but there are some remarkable ones that we would love to recommend. Travel Indochina Thailand

First one is Wat Pho – the biggest Buddhism temple in Bangkok, which possesses more than 1000 Buddhism pictures, the famous lying Buddha golden statue of 46 meters long and 15 meters high. Wat Pho is also the first Thai massage school where you can also enjoy a massage experience.

One of the Buddha statue in Wat Pho

One of the Buddha statue in Wat Pho

The second one is Wat Traimit which holds the greatest Buddha statue in the world of 5.5 tons in weigh and the whole statue was made from gold. Local people consider Wat Traimit as the symbol of purity, prosperity and power. The ideal time to visit the temple is in the morning and this is also one of the temples Bangkok allowing visitors to come close to the statues. Thailand travel packages

Front of Wat Traimit Temple

Front of Wat Traimit Temple

3. Museums:

Visiting museums in Bangkok is the modern way to experience Thai culture and history. Nitas Rattankosin is the recommended one because of its lively and temporary way of arranging and expressing. This museum introduces and illustrates about Thai Royal history and Thai culture through objects and other kinds of presentation, such as 4D movie and also brings to visitors personal experiences such as a short clip of personal pictures in the museum as a souvenir. Besides, other museums such as Bank of Thailand Museum, House of Museum, Jim Thompson House are also worth trying.

Inside the Nitas Rattankosin, also known as National Museum

Inside the Nitas Rattankosin, also known as National Museum

4. Lunch:

There are so many choices for a mouthwatering lunch in Thailand, especially in Bangkok. If you just stay one day in Bangkok, we have some suggestions for your meal that can provide you an overview about Thai’s culinary. The worldly well-known Tom yum is the quintessential Thai aroma that will evoke all of your senses. Som Tum (spicy green papaya salad) is the delegate for Thai salad that is also worldly famous. A series of chicken dishes in Thailand which are very common in Thai people’s daily meals, should not be missed out: Kai Med Ma Muang (Chicken with Cashew nuts), Gaeng Keow Wan Kai (Green chicken curry), Tom Kha Kai (Chicken in coconut soup).

Tom kha kai of Thai

Tom kha kai of Thai

5. Voyage in Chaophraya River:

Chaophraya is the symbolic river of Bangkok which runs through the city and creates a green environment for it. Spending your afternoon on a voyage along Chaophraya River will help you get to know more about the city. Many of precious architectures in Bangkok locate along the river and you can also observe the lifestyle of local people while sitting on luxurious cruises.

Cruising on Chao Phraya River is a good choice for sight-seeing

Cruising on Chao Phraya River is a good choice for sight-seeing

 

6. Dinner:

You can either have dinner on your excursion on Chao Phraya or find a restaurant inland to explore more about Thai culinary. The top 5 Thai drinks and desserts that we highly recommend to you are Thai iced tea, mango sticky rice, coconut ice cream, roti and luk chup.

The funny-name dessert luk chup can be found anywhere

The funny-name dessert luk chup can be found anywhere

7. Watching Muay Thai:

Muay Thai, or Thai boxing, is the traditional sport of Thai people. Although it is sometimes criticized as a violent sport but so many people around the world still love it and play it. And moreover, watching Muay Thai in its home country is so authentic because of the atmosphere here.

In a Muay Thai fight night

In a Muay Thai fight night

8. Shopping at night markets:

Bangkok owns a lot of night markets where you can find various kinds of goods, from clothes to transport vehicles. If you are not interested in shopping, you can rest in live music cafés, food stalls, bars and pubs. The famous night markets in Bangkok are Khao San, Si Lon, Ratchayonthin, Saphan Phut and so on.

Khao San Road – for party people and shopping ones too

Khao San Road – for party people and shopping ones too

At the end of an exciting day exploring the capital of Thailand, make sure you have a good sleep because Thailand is way so much more exciting for you tourists to explore.

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