My Detailed Guide To A 4-Day Trip To Bangkok

by Jinal Inamdar
My Detailed Guide To A 4-Day Trip To Bangkok

After our adventurous time at Koh Samui’s island life, it was time to fly and live Bangkok’s glitzy city life. We four friends are at Bangkok, to make the most of the popular rooftop bars, the local cuisine, the culture and most importantly, to take back home a handful of memories! In case, you missed our Koh Samui adventures, take a look here:

Day 1 

We landed in Bangkok and checked in to our luxurious suites at the popular Lebua State Tower in Silom, Bangkok. The large airy suite put us to sleep almost immediately, since we were all tired and had some free time on hand. It was then time, to dress up and head to Bangkok’s highest rooftop bar, the SkyBar at Lebua. Everything you’ve heard about this rooftop bar comes to life when you catch a glimpse of the city beneath your feet from the 67th floor of this building. The gold dome, the surrounding panoramic view of the city and the elegant cocktails, all make for a great combination of an ultimate rooftop bar. There are a number of bars and lounges at Lebua to spend some time at, just like the Pink Champagne bar, that is full of pink interiors and dedicated to world class Champagnes.

Later that evening we headed to the Asiatique Riverfront, an area dedicated to shopping! It doubles up as a mall and an open market where you can spend some time chilling by the waterfront or just shopping.

Day 2

We began our second day in Bangkok by visiting the ICON Siam Mall, a shopper’s paradise. You need to take a boat to get here, and once you do, you’ll find ample of shopping options here. The mall is a mix of high-end brands as well as designer stores and also houses an underground market. To spice things up a bit, we decided to take a shopping challenge amongst ourselves. We split into groups of two and found whatever we could in the budget we set. The boys won and the girls lost, but the mall was a place worth having shopped at.

Next we made our way to one of the tallest towers of Thailand, the Mahanakhon Skywalk. It has a glass observation deck, where you can walk on if you dare to, and experience the entire city under you. The experience starts off as you enter where we tried the newly launched VR game where you can experience flying across different terrains. Once you head up to the tower, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city, enjoy some cocktails and even walk on the observation deck.

In the night, it was time to head for a dinner cruise and we made our way into the Chao Phraya River cruise. With availability of an Indian buffet dinner and some soulful live performances, this cruise was a great way to watch the entire city in a different way.

Our day ended with touring the Khao San road, which is one of the most popular streets if you’re looking to experience a great nightlife. You can get a tattoo here, try some delectable cuisine, shop at the street shops or sit at a bar and chill with friends. We were so into exploring the street we got lost and split looking around for things!

Day 3

On day 3, we decided to explore the local, cultural aspects of the city and we headed to the Wat Pho temple. Pay 100 bahts to enter the temple and make sure you are dressed covered. This temple is special in many ways than one, and the main one is that it houses the tallest Buddha statue here, made with gold. The temple is a beautiful place to visit and should be one of your to do’s for sure! You can take some pictures here and then just like we did, head to a nearby Thai massage school.

Massage schools and institutes are a common sight in Bangkok and we made the most of it. We had one of the best Thai massages here that’s not just relaxing but also comes with medicinal value. An hour of massage will cost you 520 bahts for a full body massage. This is a dry massage and you’ll be given an outfit to change into for the service.

After the relaxing massage therapy, it was time to head for some local entertainment. We went to witness the Mirinn Cabaret and Martial Arts show that is the latest addition to Bangkok’s ‘list of ‘things to do’.  Pay 750 bahta for an hour’s show. The show is a graceful and eclectic performance of cabaret and martial arts by the ladyboys of Bangkok. They were so warm and interacted with us post the show, where we took a number of photos with them and even danced to some Bollywood numbers.

As the night feel, we wanted to do something different and something very local. We decided to take a midnight food tour in a Tuk Tuk. This tour has a meeting point and it the Tuk Tuk takes pit stops at various local street food joints where we indulged in some local dishes. The tour ends with a visit to a secret rooftop bar where we chilled for a while with the view of the gorgeous Wat Pho temple by night.

Day 4

The last day of our trip in Thailand was a rather fulfilling one and I say this because all we did was shop, shop and shop some more. We went to a weekend shopping market called the Chatuchak market which is a shopaholic’s paradise! There are over a 1000 shops here and everything from apparel to household items and even little cafes to sit at.

It brought us to the end of our eventful tour to Thailand. We had a flight to catch, and lots of shopping to pack!

Check out Part 2 of our Bangkok Video here:

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