Bangkok is the city that has everything you could ever want, but I am always tired with the crowd and the traffic of this city. If you visit Bangkok for few days, I am sure you will have a great time here. But if you are here more than a week (or plan to live here more than a month) and you do not enjoy a bustle and hustle city much, you might want to go somewhere else.
This blog post aims to recommend you tourist destinations near Bangkok or interesting places near Bangkok that you can escape yourself from Bangkok as a day trip. Let’s travel around Bangkok!
Samchuk market is a 100-year-old market along Thajeen River which is located in Suphanburi province. This market became popular because of the charming wooden buildings and local foods and drinks. You would not see modern buildings, shops, and restaurants here. To go to this market, it takes only an hour drive from Bangkok. Besides, if you go there by private car, you might go to other interesting places in Suphanburi such as Bueng Chawak and Buffalo Villages. I went to all these places within a day.
Wat Leng Noei Yi 2
Wat Leng Noei Yi 2 is a Chinese Buddhist temple which is located in Nonthaburi province, northwest of Bangkok. This temple became popular because of its architecture, sculptures and paintings. You can see the details of this place here.
The Erawan Museum
The Erawan Museum is a museum in Sumutprakan province that is famous because of the giant three-headed elephant sculpture and the elaborate interior design. Besides, the museum has several collections of antiques. You can see the details of this place here.
The sunflower fields
Usually the sunflowers are in full bloom during November to January. The provinces that you can see the sunflowers are Lopburi, Saraburi, and Suphanburi. Every year the provinces will organize the festival. You can go there by either private car, or public train. It is good to check the provinces’ websites before going there, so you will know the best areas to see the sunflower while visiting. You can see the details of sunflower field here.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Visiting floating market is one of the popular activites when tourists visit Thailand, and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is one of the most popular floating markets. Just only 2 hours from Bangkok, you can reach the market. You can see details of this place here.
Koh Kret is a small island in Chao Phraya River. Unlike other islands in Thailand, this island does not offer you a beach, but it offers you delicious food and more! Over there, you will see the unique Mon refugees’ lifestyle and culture. You can see details of this place here.
Have you ever been to these places? Do you like them? Share your experiences with me in the comments!