Almost all the international flights arrive in Bangkok, but a lot of people don’t want to stay too long in this city because there’s so much to see in the whole country that even a month wouldn’t even be enough ! So if, like them, you’re planning to spend a day or two in Bangkok, this article is for you.
To go from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the city centre, you can easily find taxis, or even save money by taking the S1 Bus for 60 baths. Both are around a one hour drive. Then, treat yourself with a nice breakfast among the hundreds of restaurants you’ll run into.
- The Emerald Buddha Temple
This temple, also known as Wat Phra Kaew, is an unavoidable stop. This is the biggest Temple of Bangkok and definitely the most impressive one! He’s located in the historic centre of Bangkok and, like every temple in Thailand, you won’t be let in if you don’t wear something that covers your ankles and shoulders. Just carry it in your bag because it’s way too hot for you to wear it all day long. If you don’t have anything, there are always clothes sellers in front of the entrance.
- The Lak Muang Temple
You just need to cross the street to find the second stop. This one is a little smaller but still very eyes pleasing. People are praying, covering the statues with gold papers, burning incense sticks… Great place to find your inner peace and relax.
- Jim Thompson’s House
Let’s dive into another place of history and culture now. This house was built in the 50s’ by the famous architect, businessman and American adventurer Jim Thompson. His ambition was to revive the Thai silk industry, which was in decline at the time. Red walls, green plants, nenuphar… It definitely doesn’t feel like you’re in a capital.
- Lumphini Park
You can now head to one of the biggest parks of the city. Nice place to chill, run, picnic… You’ll also meet nice creatures such as big lizards enjoying their day.
Credit : Pipop Boosarakumwadi.
Now that your head is quite full of memories, it’s now the time to fill your stomach with thai food!
The day we spent in Bangkok also happened to be the Celebration Day of Buddha so there was a lot of special events, such as soldier’s walks, free entrance temples, offerings of flowers and incense… We even stayed stuck in a temple because the King of Thailand was about to drive past it. Definitely something to remember.