I have a 24 hrs stop over in Bangkok? What do I do now?
Nov 17, 2014
About the Guidebook
Bangkok airport is one of the busiest in the world and a stop over there is quite common. Instead of trying to change your flights details, consider a small break in Bangkok. Go for a nice and traditional Thai dinner, check some of the most amazing palaces and temples and score a bargain at the markets, all in only 24 hrs.
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I have been to Bangkok many times but on my last trip coming back from Bhutan, due to an airline over booking, our stop over which was suppose to be only 2 hrs ended up being 24hrs.
I was with my boyfriend, who has never been out of the airport in Bangkok before so I did my best to combine all of my favorite spots in such a short time so he could experience everything.
The result was extremely satisfying.
Our 24hrs started at night with authentic Thai food and some drinks in Khao San street. The market there is fun and I scored a pair of flat shoes for only AU$3,00. Get ready for a full on bargain experience.
We started the following day early with some traditional Thai breakfast in the hotel (hotels in Thailand generally offer a very good range of Thai food) before hitting the road to visit the main sights.
The Grand Palace is a must do and it is where you will find the most auspicious Buddha statue in the Thai religion.
Our second destination was the Temple of the Dawn and it was walking distance from the Grand Palce. You need to cross the Chao Phraya River to visit the Wat Arun, Temple of the Dawn. The river taxi journey is short, beautiful and cheap.
Tacky pictures wearing traditional Thai clothes in front of the temple was included in our itinerary. It is fun to be a tourist from time to time.
The day ended with Thai massage and manicure.
Check out the itinerary for the addresses and more detailed information about the places. I can guarantee you can do a lot in 24 hrs.
About the Author
I am absolutely passionate about the world and I am always looking for opportunities to learn. I believe that “traveling is for everyone” and therefore I have created the “Pack and Go Movement” to motivate people to start traveling now! Currently working in the International Education Marketing field, I have assisted thousands of exchange students to travel overseas throughout my career. I write about my international experiences in my blog: www.firsttimeforeigner.com. Pass by to say hello :)