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5 Days in Bangkok | PLEASE HELP with itinerary

I would really appreciate all the help and advice to plan our 5 days in Bangkok.

We will be there from 4th July 2012.

What do you recommend to get the best out of the 5 days in Bangkok?

Must include:

Spa

Dinning

City Tours

Temples

Nightlife

Cultural shows

Meeting locals (English speaking)

Shopping (I'm a shopaholic and want to know all the best places to go for fashion clothes, shoes, handbags, wallets/purses, thai silk, men fashion, tailors, souviniers etc)

DAY 1 - 4 July

Arrive @ 06h00

DAY 5 - 9 July

Depart @ 12h00

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1. Re: 5 Days in Bangkok | PLEASE HELP with itinerary

Hi,

Regarding the shopping, you could begin at MBK for the cheaper gear and then move on to the more upmarket malls nearby. You will find everything that you need there. I have also found that the Robinson branches are pretty good too. For the cheaper stuff you could go to Patunam and if you have the time you could also visit some of the malls a little further outside the city centre, The Mall at Bangkapi for example.

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2. Re: 5 Days in Bangkok | PLEASE HELP with itinerary

@AjarnAndy

Thank you for your advice.

I will definately add that to my "places to shop" list.

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I would suggest a 1 day tour with a guide using public transport to take in all the major temples etc. and also gets you used to using the BTS and MRT.

I would also suggest 1 evening to go on a dinner cruise with maybe a stroll around China town either before or after.

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4. Re: 5 Days in Bangkok | PLEASE HELP with itinerary

Thank you, LondonChris_S

I like your suggestion, thank you :-)

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5. Re: 5 Days in Bangkok | PLEASE HELP with itinerary

For shopping most of the bIg malls are either at or close to the Siam bts station, you'll be spoiled for choice.

Many of your questions are covered in the Top Questions on the right and they are well worth a read.

For cultural shows, head to Siam Niramit, and the Oriental Hotel's dinner show.

Try healthlandspa.com

Meeting locals in such a short visit is not going to be easy in a big working city.

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6. Re: 5 Days in Bangkok | PLEASE HELP with itinerary

See the "Ancient City" on outskirts of Bangkok - huge area with scaled down replicas of many if not all of the temples in Thailand - can get there by public transit to Baring stop and short taxi ride after that. Well worth seeing!

Also, the "Temple of Truth" in Pattaya (2 hours south of Bangkok) is exquisite. Google it to have a look.

Also in Bangkok - the Erawan Museum - lovely!

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7. Re: 5 Days in Bangkok | PLEASE HELP with itinerary

Thank you, bbtony and skeez(?) - appreciate your suggestions :)

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We have found Forever 21 is a great place to shop in many cities around the world just google it to find the address, also if you love shoes there is a Jeffrey Campbell shop in Bangkok !

We (2 adults 2 teenage girls )are also going to Bangkok in July and hoping to cover the following :-

Day trip to River Kwai

Bangkok Safari World

City tour

Floating markets

High tea at Mandarin Oriental

Night markets

SHOPPING !

Sounds like a lot but we are going to hit it hard then off to Samui to sit around the pool ! Thought you might be interested in Some of these :)

Have a great time

Cheers Roz

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9. Re: 5 Days in Bangkok | PLEASE HELP with itinerary

We have found Forever 21 is a great place to shop in many cities around the world just google it to find the address, also if you love shoes there is a Jeffrey Campbell shop in Bangkok !

We (2 adults 2 teenage girls )are also going to Bangkok in July and hoping to cover the following :-

Day trip to River Kwai

Bangkok Safari World

City tour

Floating markets

High tea at Mandarin Oriental

Night markets

SHOPPING !

Sounds like a lot but we are going to hit it hard then off to Samui to sit around the pool ! Thought you might be interested in Some of these :)

Have a great time

Cheers Roz

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10. Re: 5 Days in Bangkok | PLEASE HELP with itinerary

Thanks, Roz

Your program looks great!

We are also trying to pack in as much as we can in our 5 days there in July.

Where will I find Forever 21 and J.Campbell shoes in Bangkok?

Thanks