Day 1 –
After an 11.5-hour flight with Thai Airways, we landed in the evening at Bangkok International Airport where we had a private transfer to take us to check into the SO Bangkok Hotel which is a 5* hotel located in the heart of Thailand, across the street from Lumphini Park. Despite it being late, we wanted to dive into our exploration of Bangkok in which we managed to watch an explosive Muay Thai fight at Rajadamnern Muay Thai Stadium (The world’s first Muay Thai stadium) followed by exploring the vast street food options at Ratchada Train Night Market off Ratchada Road then back to the hotel.
Day 2 –
We were up bright and early to eat at the breakfast buffet in the hotel which served an international selection from Traditional Thai, Japanese, Chinese, and Western hot dishes. We then explored the Chao Phraya River on a private long-tail speed boat. This was a unique way the see Bangkok as you’re able to see both the beauty and the madness of the city riverside. The ride enabled us to experience the Taling Chan Floating Market where we witnessed locals selling a variety of products from fruits, vegetables, and even jewellery all from their boats.
Day 3 –
We wanted to spend this day going deeper into Thai culture, so we decided to wake up early and visit the Grand palace complex. This was established in 1782 and it consists of not only royal and throne halls, but also several government offices as well as the renowned Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The size of the complex is truly breath-taking as whilst wondering around the grounds you are takin in by the beautiful art, architecture, and history. This experience was amazing, and I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to immerse themselves in culture.
Day 4 –
The 4th day was our last day in Bangkok as we packed up and moved on towards Phuket
Any hidden gems, local delicacies you came across? –
Likhit Gai Yang Restaurant
Ratchada Train Night Market
Taling Chan Floating Market
What makes it a great destination for groups? –
Lots of activities that can cater to group types wanting to learn about the history and culture of Thailand. Activity such as;
• Watching Muay Thai at Rajadamnern Muay Thai Stadium
• Private long-tail speed boat on the Chao Phraya River
• Temple of the Emerald Buddha Visit
Easy travel –
Direct flight from the UK (London) to Bangkok, Bangkok is also a major airport hub so can easily travel to other parts of Thailand from there.
- John MativatBack