The Best Way To Spend 48 Hours In Bangkok

Bangkok is an incredible city and the starting point for many to set out to discover this beautiful country.

48 hours in Bangkok
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Bangkok is one of those places that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime since it embodies this lovely nation.

Why travel to Bangkok?

Bangkok is undoubtedly a place that will amaze you for many reasons, from the delicious cuisine to the great nightlife that has made this part of the world incredible, and it is filled with amazing and breathtaking sights and attractions. You can visit Bangkok Attractions to see a detailed list of must-visit places.

1. Visit Popular Temples

The Grand Palace is a collection of structures found right in the middle of Bangkok. It was home to the royal family of Thailand’s current and former monarchy, Siam.

King Rama I, who moved the capital of Siam from Thonburi to Bangkok, ordered the palace’s construction to start as early as 1782.

Large Palace

This complex consists of numerous structures that were crucial to the government’s operation, as well as gorgeous gardens with pavilions and courtyards where the royal family enjoyed their spare time. Due to the palace’s progressive expansion, several different architectural styles can be seen, and some of the structures date from 200 years apart.

The Reclining Buddha at the Wat Pho temple

Given that this is one of Thailand’s most fascinating and popular temples, we want to let you know in advance to expect crowds.

With a length of 46 meters and a height of 15 meters, the majestic golden sculpture of the reclining Buddha makes Wat Pho the longest temple in Bangkok.

Fortunately, it takes just ten minutes to go from the Grand Palace to the Wat Pho temple, allowing you to see both sites in one day.

The intriguing thing is that this temple is regarded as the top massage school in the entire nation. As a result, you may unwind with a traditional Thai massage here, which you absolutely must try at least once while on this trip.

2. Visit The Bangkok National Museum

The National Museum, one of the biggest museums in Southeast Asia, is another place that is highly recommended for you to see while you are in Bangkok.

The National Museum was established by King Rama V to house his father Rama IV’s collection of religious art. It was Thailand’s first public museum. It is located in an opulent palace that was formerly home to the successors of the monarchy.

Since the museum now has artifacts from every stage of Thai history, you can learn a lot about the history and culture of the country here.

3. Try Local Street Food

Perhaps you’ve tried Tai food before? Almost no one can resist the spicy food on offer; typical hot spices and curries, for instance, set this cuisine apart from Chinese food while also uniting the tastes of Asia. Fresh fruit (mango, avocado) calls at every turn with its sweet flavor.

Local street food is essential since you can get absolutely everything for half off because everything there is geared toward visitors and they attempt to sell you something at every turn.

The most popular Thai food on the menu is Pad Thai, which substitutes noodles for rice. It’s crucial to carry something that “saves the day” if you “get an upset stomach” because of the frequently dubious food, which can occur even in hotels.

Given that eggs are used in nearly every cuisine, it is advised to be cautious about where you eat them.

Rice may be found in practically every cuisine, but desserts are uncommon and pricey especially chocolate. It is advised to use boiling or bottled water.

4. Take A Walk Down The Canals

If you have a little extra time, we suggest spending some time outside the city, specifically in Kanchanaburi. Whatever agency you come across in Bangkok will undoubtedly offer this tour; the key is to monitor how costs are changing and, of course, to book it as cheaply as you can.

The tour of the famous Damnoen Saduak Water Market, a speedboat ride through the canals, and a visit to the JEATH War Museum, which is dedicated to the World War II Death Railway and the River Kwai Bridge, are all included in the tour.

5. Spend A Day At The Beach

You must spend at least a few hours at one of the many sandy beaches with beautiful sunsets. Simply lie on the beach, enjoy the view, and let your body fully recharge.

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