Only have four days to spend in Bangkok? Fret not! We’ve got you covered with this 4-day itinerary which will help you plan your mini-vacay to Bangkok perfectly! Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city, has a never-ending list of things to do! From budget-friendly shopping to magnificent temples and floating markets, there’s a lot to do and see! So get prepared to be astonished by all the sightseeing and shopping you can do with this 4 Days Bangkok Itinerary!
Day 1 in Bangkok
The Spectacular Grand Palace Source A visit to Bangkok would be incomplete without the Grand Palace, the most visited tourist attraction of Bangkok. THB 500 is charged for entry, which includes access to Wat Phra Kaeo, the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand, The Royal Thai Decorations & Coins Pavilion, Queen Sirikit Museum of Textile and Vimanmek Mansion Museum. You can take the Chao Phraya Express Boat until Tha Chan, from where you can walk to the Grand Palace. Opening hours: 8:30 AM to 15:30 PM
After you’ve visited the Grand Palace, head to Wat Pho, which is walking distance from the Grand Palace. It is famous for its giant reclining Buddha which is 46 metres long and 15 metres tall! It was also the first public university in Thailand and is considered the best leading school of massage. This is the perfect place to sit back, relax and get a traditional Thai massage. The entry fee for Wat Pho is 100 THB per person.
Wat Arun at Dusk Source You can also visit Wat Arun, which is a quick boat ride from Wat Pho and will cost you around 10-20 THB one way. It is named after the Indian god of dawn – Aruna. It requires you to climb a steep flight of stairs to reach the top. But don’t worry; the view is worth it! The best aspect of this temple can be enjoyed from the east of the river Chao Prayah as the sun drowns in the horizon. Opening hours: 8:30 AM to 17:30 PM Important Note: All of the above places follow a strict dress code. Make sure you wear clothes that cover your shoulders and legs. It is considered disrespectful to wear revealing clothes. You also have the option to rent clothes if required.
Day 2 in Bangkok
The Beautiful Wat Suthat Wat Suthat is known for its giant red swing which towers at the height of 21.15 metres and was historically used in Brahmin swing ceremonies to thank Shiva. It’s exciting architecture, and Chinese stone structure makes it popular amongst tourists. The walls of this temple are detailed with 24 incarnations of Lord Buddha and 156 images of Lord Buddha along its outer wall. 20 THB is charged for entry. You can take a Chao Phraya Express Boat to Ta Chang Pier from Saphan Taksin station. From the pier, you can either take a taxi or tuk-tuk to Wat Suthat. Opening hours: 8:30 AM to 21:00 PM
Lumphini Park – Take a Lazy Stroll in the Evening
The Lush Green Lumphini Park Source If you want to connect with nature, there is no better place than Lumphini Park! Take a stroll at the Lumphini Park to get away from the hustle bustle of the city. Witness the locals doing Tai Chi early in the morning at this lush green oasis. It also has an outdoor gym, basketball courts as well as activities such as rowing! Opening hours: 4:30 AM to 21:00 PM.
Jim Thompson House – A Visual Treat Showcasing Incredible Asian Art
The Legendary Jim Thompson House Source The Jim Thompson House, named after a middle-aged American man, is a museum which showcases an incredible collection of Asian art and other unique items. Although you’re not allowed to click any pictures inside the house, you can click as many photos as you like outside the home, in the courtyard. You’ll find dancers and locals extracting silk from a cocoon in the yard. The house is beautifully decorated with antiques from all over Southeast Asia.
Day 3 in Bangkok
Wat Traimit – The Temple of Golden Buddha
Wat Traimit -The Temple of Golden Buddha Source Located in the Chinatown area of Bangkok, Wat Traimit is famously known as ‘The temple of gold Buddha’, because of the largest solid gold Buddha image it has. It is the world’s most massive gold seated Buddha which measures around five meters in height and weighs five and a half tons! Opening hours: 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM
Day 4 in Bangkok
Floating Markets – Explore the Traditional Long-Tail Boat Shopping
Enjoy a shopping experience at the floating markets in the traditional long-tail boat of Thailand! Damnoen Saduak floating market is about 109 km south of Bangkok. You will find yourself surrounded by sellers on wooden boats selling piles of fruits and vegetables grown at their orchards, souvenirs, clothes, and handicrafts. Make sure you try the delicious sticky mango rice, coconut ice-cream and pork skewers being sold here. This loud and picturesque floating market will make shopping an unforgettable experience!