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Travel Guide

5C5G Guide > Thailand > Bangkok

Bangkok, the capital and largest city of Thailand, entices visitors with its vibrant night markets, expansive shopping malls, floating markets, diverse culinary scene, affordable spas and massages, and a rich cultural heritage highlighted by numerous temples and palaces.

After the former capital of Ayutthaya was destroyed by the Burmese in 1767, King Taksin established a new capital in western Bangkok. In 1782, King Rama I seized power, relocated the political center to the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River, and erected the magnificent Grand Palace. The royal legacy continues to this day. In this guide, we'll explore the perfect 4 to 5-day itinerary for Bangkok.


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Suggested Itinerary

For those who want to immerse themselves in the local history and culture while enjoying the food and shopping experience, a 4-5-day stay in Bangkok is highly recommended. Don't miss the opportunity to explore JJ Market, the largest market in Southeast Asia, which is held on weekends. On other days, you can visit historical landmarks such as the Grand Palace and Wat Arun. Additionally, consider enriching your journey by taking a day trip to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya!

BKK/DMK Airport → Train Night Market
Grand Palace → Wat Phra Kaew → Wat Arun → Chinatown Night Market
Safari World → JJ Market shopping/massage → ICONSIAM
Ayutthaya Day Tour
Mahanakhon SkyWalk → Erawan Shrine → Siam/Big C Shopping → BKK/DMK Airport

If time permits, you may also consider spending an additional 1-2 nights in the nearby towns of Pattaya or Hua Hin. There, you can relax and indulge in the breathtaking seaside views offered by beachfront hotels.

Best Area to Stay in Bangkok

Bangkok boasts an excellent BTS/MRT network, making it convenient to stay at any hotel located near a station unless you prefer the bustling city center. Choosing a hotel along the BTS Sukhumvit Line provides direct access to shopping areas such as Siam, Asok, and Chatuchak. Here are some recently opened hotels for your reference:

    Best value for money

     lyf Sukhumvit 8 / HK$388+
     Bonsai Hotel Bangkok / HK$401+
     Ramada Sukhumvit 87 / HK$412+
     Ramada Plaza Sukhumvit 48 / HK$421+

    Best rated on Agoda

     Eastin Grand Phayathai / 9.3
     Dusitd2 Samyan Bangkok / 9.1
     ASAI Bangkok Sathorn / 9.1

    Closest to BTS

     Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel / 0.5min walk

     Eastin Grand Phayathai / 1min walk

     Hotel Thomas Bangkok / 2min walk

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