Wish I had visited Thailand sooner! It is such an amazing country rich in history and culture. Although I’ve only explored central part of Thailand so far, that alone was enough to convince me to see more of their beautiful country. But for now, while I wait for another seat sale promotion, I will be sharing with you guys my 5-day itinerary in Bangkok. Since it’s my first-time, there was a lot of sightseeing and shopping involved.
THAILAND DAY 1: SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT + THE MOTLEY HOUSE + SIAM SQUARE
- Bought a happy tourist sim card from DTAC that comes with 7-day unlimited data at the Airport for 299 baht.
- I also got a BTS Rabbit Card for 575 baht – includes a total of 25 trips that cost 23 baht each, unlimited distance.
- The easiest way to get to central Bangkok from Suvarnabhumi International Airport is via Airport Rail Link.
- Checked-in at my booked hostel, The Motley House (review soon), which is located near Phaya Thai station
- Headed to Siam Square – a popular shopping and entertainment area in the Siam District of Bangkok.
THAILAND DAY 2: CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET + BIG C + CENTRAL WORLD PLAZA
- Headed to Chatuchak Market – one of Bangkok’s top tourist destinations and the largest market in the country.
- You can eat a lot of delicious Thai street food as well as shop for unique graphic t-shirts, souvenirs and more.
- Chatuchak Market (or JJ Market) is only open on weekends so I spent the whole morning and afternoon there.
- Decided to have dinner at Central World Plaza and went back to the station and took BTS Skytrain.
- Central World Plaza is the tenth largest shopping complex in the world and across it is Big C Supermarket.
THAILAND DAY 3: TEMPLE TOUR (GRAND PALACE + WAT PHO + WAT ARUN) + ASIATIQUE
- Temples in Bangkok are not directly accessible via Skytrain. So most tourists choose to travel by boat at Sathorn Pier.
- Coming from Phaya Thai station, I got off at Siam station to transfer from BTS Sukhumvit Line to BTS Silom line.
- I made my way to Saphan Taksin station to get to Sathorn Pier. It is where Chao Phraya River Boat Services are.
- First stop is Tha Tien Pier (N8) for Wat Arun or Temple of Dawn – one of the most symbolic landmarks in Bangkok.
- Next is Maharaj Pier (N9) for Grand Palace and Wat Pho – the most iconic temples in Bangkok are found at this stop.
- Headed to Asiatique The Riverfront after the temple tour. It is the newest night market in Bangkok.
THAILAND DAY 4: BAIPAI THAI COOKING SCHOOL + GOURMET MARKET AT SIAM PARAGON
- Booked a cooking class online ahead of my Bangkok trip at Baipai Thai Cooking School worth 2,200 baht.
- There’s a complimentary shuttle pick up service provided by the school who fetched us at Sukusol Hotel.
- Enjoyed a 3-hour cooking class and met new friends from other countries who were visiting Thailand as well.
- The complimentary shuttle took us back to central Bangkok and told them to drop us off at Siam station.
- Checked out the popular shopping mall called Siam Paragon where you can find Gourmet Market’s flagship store.
- Gourmet Market has the best premium local products sold at affordable rate. You can also get a tourist discount.
THAILAND DAY 5: FLOATING MARKET + PLATINUM FASHION MALL + HELLO KITTY HOUSE
- Booked a half-day tour for Damnoen Saduak Floating Market via Klook for 1072 php a few weeks left before our trip.
- Tour was cancelled a few days before the trip, because the group did not reach the minimum number of people.
- Damnoen Saduak is Thailand’s most popular floating market and offers a unique shopping experience to tourists.
- Decided to spend the whole day in central Bangkok shopping for pasalubongs (gifts) for friends and family instead.
- Headed to Platinum Fashion Mall, a place similar to Divisoria that specializes in clothes retail and wholesale.
- Visited Hello Kitty House at Siam Square and bought these amazing cheese tarts from a brand called Lava.
Just like my other travel guides, I will be doing a separate post of the places mentioned in this itinerary to share more of my experience in this beautiful country. I hope this simple guide has helped you in some way. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions. Write them down in the comments section below.