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Whether you are traveling through Bangkok as part of your Thailand journey, or you are just limited on time, we will give you a guide on what to do in Bangkok -- with only 48 hours of time. 

Generally speaking, there is so much to do in Bangkok, you will never be able to see everything you would like, so you should definitely prioritize. Anybody coming to Bangkok probably did some research on which places to visit. Most travel guides usually point to the obvious tourist attractions and while you can follow their suggestions, we are trying to get you a less tourist-oriented guide.


Bangkok has a great public transport system that allows you to go almost anywhere you want without being stuck in traffic.


To make your stay a little bit easier, we will tell you exactly how to get to any of the places that we suggest you visit.


Day 1


Bangkok was the most popular travel destination in 2016, so if there is anything that you won’t have trouble finding, it’s a proper hotel or any kind of place to sleep. There are plenty of options to look at. We suggest a place that is central and has public transportation nearby, such as BTS or MRT.

A Hotel in Silom Road is always a great choice, as it’s one of the best places to stay in Bangkok, especially if you are short on time.


Chao Phraya River

Let’s start the day off by taking a little cruise tour on the Chao Phraya River. It’s a great way of getting to some beautiful temples, such as the Grand Palace or Wat Arun.

We advise getting there early to make sure it’s not too busy, but with all the attractions, you will never find the perfect time, because there are simply too many people that would love to see those temples. The Grand Palace is a highly cared for building, especially with so many visitors each day, it takes time and effort to keep it looking pristine. This is why you can expect an entrance fee of 500THB. Whether you decide to get off the boat and take on one of these temples, you will enjoy the view even just by sitting on the boat.



It comes as no surprise that Thai food is amazing. People generally enjoy the spicy dishes or street food vendors, they make Bangkok so attractive. When it comes to finding the right food, the possibilities are virtually endless.

When coming to Bangkok, you should really try some street food to see if it’s something that you like and, of course, to experience what makes Thailand so unique and interesting to so many people. Whether you like Seafood or are looking for some noodles or Curry, you’ll find it almost anywhere. Plus, it’s cheap, which is probably why most people consider Thailand to be relatively cheap as a whole. You can expect tourist areas to be more expensive in general.

We also encourage you to try the Seafood Buffet at our Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park in Silom Road. We deliver outstanding service that will exceed your expectation and, of course, you will love our immense selection of fresh seafood.


Day 2



For anybody looking to satisfy their shopping needs, there are plenty of options. For Souvenirs, there are Markets that offer just about anything you could think of. They are relatively cheap but sometimes allow you to bargain.

A different option would be the MBK Centre, it’s highly popular mall in Bangkok, that has everything from cheap clothes to cellphones and other kinds of smaller goodies. There is also a few restaurants available in case you get hungry. You can even watch a movie or go bowling if you like.

MBK Centre is accessible by taking the nearest BTS to “National Stadium”, from there you directly enter the Mall. To step it up to a higher level, there is Siam Paragon, a high-class shopping mall that features many internationally known luxury brands. You could even buy a Rolls-Royce or Lamborghini if you wish to do so. Siam Paragon is located at the BTS station “Siam”, which also offers a direct way for you to enter the Mall.


Lumpini Park

The beautiful Lumpini Park, located in the heart of Silom, is the perfect way to escape the busy streets of Bangkok. Here you’ll be able to go for a walk in a green environment and just relax for a while before taking on the next adventure. It can offer you some shade at the small lake while also giving you the opportunity to go for a run if you so choose. Lumpini Park is located right at the MRT station “Lumpini”. If you stay in Silom Road or near that area, you can even walk there.


Chatuchak Market - (When arriving on the weekend)

If you happen to be in Bangkok over the weekend, then you are lucky, as that offers you the opportunity to visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market. It’s a large Market that is popular among Thai People and tourists alike. There are many great things to discover here, such as all sorts of clothing, home decoration, souvenirs and many other things. Of course, there are also plenty of places to eat. It’s probably best to take your time when visiting Chatuchak Market, as it is fairly large and you might even get lost in it. All in all, it’s a nice experience for anybody looking to buy small items to bring back home, or just to look around.


Tuk Tuk

Instead of taking the BTS, MRT or a taxi, it’s always fun to go around Bangkok in Tuk Tuk.

You may have seen those three-wheeled taxis that usually grab your attention the first time you see them. They are loud and often times have a music system build in for the passengers to enjoy. Tuk Tuks are a fun alternative to the regular Public Transport and you should definitely try them at some point.


Khao San Road

This is a place where you’ll find bars next to bars and loud music everywhere. Khao San Road is essentially the place to be when it comes to nightlife. Especially popular among backpackers and younger audiences, Khao San Road never ceases to amaze. For most tourists, it’s fun to see this place at least once just to experience the atmosphere, particularly at night.


Bangkok is a city that captivates all of its visitor, one way or another. 48 hours will never allow you to see everything that Bangkok has to offer, but we hope that this guide includes some valuable insight into a few things that you can do. If you didn’t make it to all the places that you wanted to see, who knows, maybe there is a next time.