Bangkok offers visitors many activities for both kids and adults. Unfortunately, some are available only on weekend such as visiting Chatuchak Weekend Market, visiting the floating market, and so on. However, many are available every day. So, if you happen to be in Bangkok on a weekday for 3 days, here is the recommended itinerary.
Day 1: Visit the old town + Wang Lang Market + Asiatique
You might start your day early by visiting Bangkok Old Town or Rattanakosin Island. For me, it requires more than a week to visit all points of interest here. However, the most popular ones that you cannot miss are
The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)
Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
These 3 places are located close to each other and you can visit them all in 3-4 hours. After that I recommend you to have lunch and go shopping at Wang Lang Market, a popular local market. This market is well-known for delicious food and cheap clothing and accessories.
Then spend your evening time at Asiatique The Riverfront, a popular night market and entertainment venues with about 40 restaurants and 1,500 shops.
Day2: Visit Chinatown
On the second day, I recommend you to visit Bangkok’s Chinatown or Yaowarat. You might start your day atWat Traimit first. The temple is well-known for the world’s largest solid gold Buddha image. Besides, visitingYaowarat Chinatown Heritage Center is highly recommended. This well-maintained museum tells you the history of Bangkok’s Chinatown.
Then, take a short walk toWat Leng Noei Yi, the most sacred Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok.
After that, go shopping at Sampeng Market. It is a wholesale market, but you can also buy retail. You can expect to buy stationeries, accessories, shoes, bags, and so on.
Day3: Go Shopping
Bangkok is one of the best cities to go shopping in the world. There are several malls and markets in the town. You can expect to buy for both luxury goods and budget items.
If you intend to buy clothing, bags, shoes, accessories, and so on. The cheap and trendy ones could be found at The Platinum Fashion Mall. This mall consists of 3 zones in 2 buildings. And, it takes more than a day to visit all the shops.
Then, you can take a short walk to Central World, one of the biggest shopping malls in Bangkok.
If you are not tired yet, Siam Square could be your choice. It is the best shopping and meeting place for people of all ages living in Bangkok.