As Thailand's capital and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia, this busy metropolis draws travelers from all over the world with its rich cultural diversity and exciting nightlife. Other attractions in Bangkok include the interesting Chao Phraya River, which runs through the city and is home to spectacular temples, vibrant nightclubs, and overwhelming markets.
Even if visitors only have a few days to explore the heart of Thailand, they can still see the major sights and spend three perfect days in Bangkok before leaving this beautiful city. So, here are 10 things travelers can do in just three days while they are in Bangkok.
10 Check Out Wat Pho's Reclining Buddha
Wat Pho is one of Bangkok's most stunning temples, and it's a must-see for visitors. As the oldest and largest monastery in the Thai capital, it is home to the largest reclining Buddha in Thailand, as well as more Buddha images than any other temple in Thailand. With a price tag of just 100 baht, it's a terrific site to visit and a worthy addition to the list of things to do in Bangkok.
9 Get A Sak Yant Tattoo
Without a doubt, getting a tattoo is a major decision. However, if a traveler does decide to get a tattoo, having it done by a traditional monk would be rather fantastic and an unforgettable experience. In fact, travelers who want to get a tattoo can go to Wat Bang Phra, one of the temples in Bangkok that allows westerners to acquire a tattoo from a monk. According to many foreign travelers that have gotten a tattoo here, the temple itself is stunning to experience as they are getting a tattoo that has a country’s culture behind it.
8 Shop In Sukhumvit
For those who plan to shop to get some souvenirs or just want to try shopping in Bangkok, this is the ideal place to stay in the city. This place has a lot of stores, malls, tailors, and restaurants that tourists can go to. This place is like a local market in Bangkok, so it is recommended for tourists that they know where they are going, as this area is big and they might get lost. It is better to have a companion or use Google Maps to better track the paths in the area.
7 Check Out The Great Palace
According to many frequent travelers and even the locals in the city, this location is without a doubt one of the coolest and most exciting things to do in Bangkok. The Grand Palace is a breathtakingly beautiful and monumental structure. The entrance fee here is 500 baht, which is a reasonable price. Tourists can roam around anywhere they want in the temple and be amazed by the culture and design that the temples have. The dress code in the temple is very strict as leggings are not permitted along with clothes where knees and shoulders are seen. If a tourist forgot to wear something that coincides with the temple’s dress code, they should not be worried because, outside the temple, there are a lot of stores that let people rent stuff that will cover their knees and even shoulders.
6 Cruise The Chao Phraya River In A Boat
Before leaving Bangkok, one should make sure to experience cruising the Chao Phraya river in a boat, as the river is the lifeblood of Bangkok.Today, thousands of people go to and from work on one of the several ferries that run up and down the river every day. When tourists take a boat journey down the river, they will witness high-rise condo towers and luxurious hotels in one area of the river, while in other places they will probably see wooden shacks and children playing in the water.
5 Pay A Visit To The Bangkok National Museum
The Bangkok National Museum houses the country's biggest collection of antiques and Thai art, and it is the most visited museum in Thailand. In fact, many interesting artifacts can be found in the museum, including Chinese weapons, valuable stones, puppets, clothing and textiles, and Khon masks, which were of importance back when they were used. A good thing is, travelers who are visiting the museum on Thursdays will be given an English-language tour to help them better grasp everything they see and learn about the institution's history.
4 Experience An authentic Thai Massage
It is almost certain that tourists who visit Thailand may have heard about Thai massages, and perhaps even seen a Thai massage parlor in their own hometown. However, there is no place like Thailand to get a traditional Thai massage done.The experience of receiving a Thai massage will surely provide tourists with a new lease on life, as well as leave them feeling invigorated and in balance. There are parlors almost everywhere, so it's worth it for the tourist to do some research to find a decent one that's close to where they are staying.
3 Do Not Forget To Try Thai street food
Street food has never been more popular in Thailand because of the country's growing preference for eating out rather than preparing at home. The prices of street food in Thailand are low because here is where the locals eat their meals as well. Tourists will find street food sellers on every major thoroughfare offering their wares to both residents and visitors. There are a lot of street foods that tourists can try in Bangkok and it is up to them if they want to eat exotic ones or just "regular" food.
2 Watch Muay Thai
There are kickboxing stadiums all around Thailand, but the largest fights take place in Bangkok. As Thailand's national sport, Muay Thai garners a great deal of attention. In fact, an evening spent at the stadium is guaranteed to be action-packed, as the atmosphere reaches a fevered pitch due to the people's passion for the fights. If a tourist wanted to see the national sport of Thailand, they would need to make sure to watch a Muay Thai match.
1 Try Durian
Durian is known as the king of fruits, and people will probably smell it before they see it due to its strong smell. Durians can be seen in any market in Bangkok and it seems to be locals' favorite. It is recommended for tourists to try this fruit before leaving Bangkok.