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3 days in Bangkok - What to see?

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Los Angeles
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3 days in Bangkok - What to see?

We arrive in BKK around 11:00 AM on a Saturday for three nights, flying out at 7:00 pm Tuesday evening. We won't be jet lagged because we'll be coming from 12 nights of beach time in Langkawi and South Thailand.

So, what can/should we see in that time??? We'll be staying at the Marriott Resort & Spa on the river if that makes any difference.

Bangkok, Thailand
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1. Re: 3 days in Bangkok - What to see?

What are your likes and dislikes?

Maybe you can go shopping or visit the temples or have a massage at a spa or wat pho

Los Angeles
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2. Re: 3 days in Bangkok - What to see?

Well, I'm interested in historic and architectural sites, like temples, etc. Not much into shopping except maybe a few souvenirs/gifts. A river canal trip sounds interesting too. We're just not sure what order to do things in and the best modes of transport for each so that things flow smoothly.

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It was our honeymoon when we first visit Bangkok and Thailand in general. We spent the first three days in Bangko and here is what we did;

Day 1

- visited Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Gem factory

- had a two hour massage in the evening

- had late dinner at a nice Thai restaurant

(sorry can't remember the name) but they had this beautiful seafood menu..

Day 2

- went to the Floating market, The Rose Garden ( Thai cultural show, elephants, tigers). We had lunch here too and it was included in the tour price.

- we also visited the snake farm

- had a massage again

- dinner somewhere I could not remember

Day 3

- shopping MBK, Central

- massage

Other suggestions

You would probably have time to visit

- National museum,

- Chinatown and Phahurat market

- Wat Arun and other temples close to where you will stay.

Los Angeles
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4. Re: 3 days in Bangkok - What to see?

Great, thanks for the suggestions.

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5. Re: 3 days in Bangkok - What to see?

Allow one evening for Siam Niramit...

It's the best Thai traditional show in the country. The show start at 8pm sharp and take one and a half hour. You can't miss this one.

Good luck !!

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6. Re: 3 days in Bangkok - What to see?

Also. You have the option of hiring a driver or guide and letting them handle the logistics of getting you from place to place. When you see the traffic and parking problems in BKK, you'll see why many of us (vets or newbies) do this.

Leeds, England
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7. Re: 3 days in Bangkok - What to see?

Highly recommend the floating market at Damnoen Saduak as long as you do it early. We caught a public bus (air con coach) from northern bus terminal in bangkok at about 5.30am to get there by 6.30am and paid for a tour boat (just 2 of us and driver in a canoe thingy). we saw it quiet and then as we were leaving (8amish) it was really busy and had a good atmosphere. By this stage it was mainly all inclusive tours from Bangkok. In termsof buying stuff its a bit of a rip off compared to rest of thailand but if you're there early with not many people, you have better bargaining power. Also, you can buy your breakfast on the go as the thai's are all buying theirs. Look out for ladies cooking coconut pancakes on their boats!!! YUUUUUM. wash it down with coconut milk.

Also, the Seafood Market and Restaurant 89, Sukhumvit Soi 24

Bangkok, 10110 is great for a special treat. Altho Geared to westerners and expensive by bangkok standards, at the end of the day you get great seafood for a fraction of the price you'd pay at home. You go grocery shopping with your trolley and pick the raw seafood you want - and they have everything you want!!!! and then pay for it. Then you take your trolley to your table and a waiter comes over to ask you how you want each item cooked eg. lobster in garlic butter, prawns bbq. It's whisked away and magically reappears not long after cooked how you requested!! You can even see them cooking through a glass wall.

Los Angeles
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8. Re: 3 days in Bangkok - What to see?

That sounds pretty cool. Thanks for the suggestions!