Bangkok is a big city that needs at least three or four days to explore. If you have less time and want to get to know this city, you have to choose an activity that you want to do most. In this post, I am going to share activities that you should not miss when you are in Bangkok. If you have only half a day in Bangkok, you can choose one that suits your preference most and fill it in your itinerary.
Visit Bangkok’s Old Town or Rattanakosin Island
Bangkok’s Old Town is the area that is full with spectacular and historical attractions. To visit all interesting places, it takes, of course, more than half a day. However, the must-visit places are The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun. And, you can visit them all by 4-5 hours.
Discover a unique shopping experience
Bangkok has tons of markets and malls. If you want to visit all of them, I believe it would take a month. However, the best one that gives a unique shopping experience to visitors is Chatuchak Weekend Market. This market is the biggest outdoor market in Bangkok. There are more than 15,000 stalls sell everything you ever wanted. To visit this market, you might need a little preparation to study the market map. You should know the location of stalls selling things that you want to buy before visiting the market. However, the market is open only on weekends. So, you can visit the market, only if you happen to be in Bangkok on a weekend.
Explore a floating market
Floating Market is a market where visitors buy goods from boats. For tourists, it is a top popular activity. For locals, we visit a floating market from time to time as a day trip. The most famous floating market is Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, but is is not located in Bangkok and needs about 2 hour-drive from Bangkok. The one that is located in Bangkok and does not need long commute time is Taling Chan Floating Market. It is smaller, but it gives you at authentic shopping atmosphere.