Most people will likely agree that Bangkok is a fantastic city to explore, and there’s certainly plenty to keep the average visitor entertained here for at least a few days or so. If you’re looking for a respite from city life however, here are some of the best day trips from Bangkok to get out of the capital and explore further afield.
Most people have heard of Bangkok’s infamous Khao San Road of course, but nearby Soi Rambuttri is becoming an increasingly popular spot for visitors to the Thai capital. The two streets in the heart of Bangkok are neighbours, with part of them running parallel to each other, but Soi Rambuttri is larger and more moderate – not to mention more affordable – than the Khao San Road.
Located on the western side of the Chao Phraya River, Patravadi Theatre is Bangkok’s leading modern dance venue. Sitting across from the Grand Palace, Patravadi Theatre is a great spot to catch a show, and you can even have dinner here.
Bangkok can be as confusing as it is colourful. Many who find themselves in this thriving melting pot of a city often do so for just a few days before moving on, either to the islands in the south or on to their next destination. Three days in Bangkok is usually enough to see the sights and delve briefly beneath the city’s veneer, so here are some ideas on what to fill your three days in Bangkok with.
Each time I’m in Bangkok I’m reminded of all the things that make the Thai capital such a fascinating and unique place to visit. However, what with the recent government protests and reports of political unrest, it seems that many potential tourists have been put off visiting Bangkok lately.