Bangkok: Suggested Itinerary

The City of Angels

Day 1: Start by seeing the most impressive sight - the marvelous Golden Buddha at Wat Traimit, after which you can scour the shelves of different Chinatown shops. Then visit the sacred and ornately decorated Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew. Hold witness to the Reclining Buddha at Wat Po. After that sacred journey, you could discover Bangkok’s bustling night market culture. Pick out the finest orchids and garlands from the Flower Market. Then go shop-crazy at Patpong Night Market, negotiating for a couple of shirts or a replica watch. And don’t forget to try the famous Chatuchak Market if you happen to be in the city on a weekend.

Day 2: What better way to get things started by seeing Thailand’s only remaining authentic floating market at Damnoen Saduak. Then it’s picture opportunities aplenty at the country’s tallest chedi in Nakorn Pathom. Have a quiet lunch in Rose Garden, tasting some of the country’s fine authentic cuisine. Proceed to the adjoining Thai Village for a cultural feast - a fingernail dance, elephants and a traditional Thai wedding ceremony, to name but a few. There are also numerous venues here to dine and maybe a little extracurricular activity for afters.

Day 3: Your final full day in Bangkok should be a cultural and historical one so Reserve this day for a trip to the River Kwai. Visit the infamous bridge built by the hands of World War II prisoners. See a replica of Japanese concentration camps at the JEATH Museum. Join a train ride along the notorious ‘Death Railway’.