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Excitement grew as we prepared for a special December trip to Thailand. As the days approached, our enthusiasm soared. Finally, on December 1st, we began our 3-day adventure to discover the wonders of Bangkok.

Day 1

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At approximately 4:30 AM on December 2nd, we reached Don Mueang International Airport. After acquiring a local SIM, we boarded the metro from “Don Mueang” to “Ratchayothin,” the closest station to our hotel. Our journey involved transferring at two stops before reaching our final destination.

It was already around 7 when we arrived at our hotel our “Pannapat Place” near Chatuchak Weekend Market in the morning on 2nd and immediately after freshening up and breakfast we took the TukTuk from our hotel to metro. At an ATM near Ratchayothin metro station we took some cash and then travelled to Asok by metro because we had planned to take a bike rental from a famous bike rental store at Asok.

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After reaching to Asok there was a huge Christmas tree where we took some pictures and then went to take our rental bike. The rental store name is Asok Motorbike Rental and the staff was friendly. They explained us all the details and policies. There was a deposit of 3000 BHT and an additional charge of 350 BHT per day. Credit Cards are also accepted at this place.

Wat Arun

We took our scooter and went to the Wat Arun. It is one of the most famous temples located at the heart of Bangkok, a dazzling temple that gracefully punctuated the skyline along the Chao Phraya River. Wat Arun is also known as the Temple of Dawn, emerged as a breathtaking testament to Thai craftsmanship and spiritual reverence. The ticket cost is 100 BTH per person.

The Grand Palace

After Wat Arun, we travelled to The Grand Palace. The ticket will cost 500 BHT per person. It was like stepping into a fairytale of kings and culture. The Temple of Emerald Buddha is super pretty and important. The dazzling Wat Phra Kaew, home to the Emerald Buddha, was the heart of the palace, surrounded by gold and intricate designs. The palace grounds told stories with vibrant murals and grand courtyards, showcasing Thailand’s royal history. It was a magical experience, making the Grand Palace a must-visit gem in the heart of Bangkok. It took around 2-3 hours for us to visit the temple.

Wat Pho

After The Grand Palace, we went to Wat Pho at around 4 PM. Wat Pho in Bangkok is a really cool temple! It’s famous for a giant Reclining Buddha Statue that’s 46 meters long – that’s like half a football field! The temple is colorful and peaceful, and you can also get a traditional Thai massage there. It’s a must-visit spot for a mix of culture, relaxation, and awe-inspiring sights.

After exploring the incredible Wat Pho, we were quite tired and decided to head straight to our hotel around 6 PM. The temple’s beauty and the day’s adventures left us ready for a well-deserved rest, reflecting on the wonders we had encountered in Bangkok on the day 1.

Day 2

On day 2 of our trip, brimming with excitement and energy, we kicked off our adventures around 9 AM by exploring the vibrant Chatuchak Weekend Market. The lively atmosphere, diverse stalls, and unique finds set the perfect tone for a day filled with exploration and discovery in the heart of Bangkok.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

The Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok is a bustling shopper’s paradise! With over 15,000 stalls, it’s one of the world’s largest markets. From trendy clothes to quirky souvenirs and delicious street food, it’s a vibrant and diverse experience. Navigating its labyrinth of narrow alleys is an adventure, offering a glimpse into the local culture and a chance to snag unique treasures. A must-visit for anyone craving a taste of Bangkok’s lively street scene and an array of affordable goodies.

We had a blast at the Chatuchak Weekend Market, grabbing stylish clothes and goodies. The market was gigantic, and as much as we wanted to explore more, our itinerary beckoned. It felt like the market was never-ending, but with the excitement of our next destination, the Mahanakhon SkyWalk, we bid farewell to the vibrant market at around 2 PM, eager for the adventures that awaited us.

After this since our hotel was near to the market itself we did our lunch and changed. After which we went straight to Mahanakhon SkyWalk.

Mahanakhon SkyWalk

Arriving at the Mahanakhon SkyWalk around 4:30 PM, we were greeted by the breathtaking beauty of the towering structure. The architectural marvel left us in awe, as we marveled at the intricate design and sheer creativity that went into creating the tower. The way it stood tall was truly shocking and added an extra layer of excitement to our visit, promising a unique and unforgettable experience.

Embarking on the Mahanakhon SkyWalk adventure is an experience that transcends its ticket price of 1080 BHT per person. Each baht spent is an investment in a journey that takes you to new heights, both literally and figuratively.

Breaking down the ticket cost, the initial 550 BHT grants you access to the 74th floor, where you’ll find yourself immersed in breathtaking views that stretch as far as the eye can see. However, the true gem lies atop the rooftop skywalk, an additional upgrade that comes at a reasonable 530 BHT. This combined investment ensures that you get the full panoramic experience that Mahanakhon has to offer.

It’s worth noting that the evening session, while slightly pricier, adds an extra layer of magic to the experience. The cityscape, aglow with the lights of the night, creates a mesmerizing backdrop that transforms the skyline into a canvas of twinkling stars. The decision to visit during the evening is not merely a suggestion but a heartfelt recommendation.

For those looking to save a bit, visiting during the daytime before 4 PM comes with a slightly reduced cost i.e. 880 BHT. However, it’s important to weigh the savings against the unique charm that the evening session brings. The allure of witnessing the transition from day to night, as the city transforms into a sparkling wonderland, is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.

We took an amazing elevator to the top of Mahanakhon SkyWalk. The elevator had a cool display showing a clip of Bangkok as we went up to the 78th floor. When we got there, the view was jaw-dropping! We walked on a glass floor, took lots of pictures of the sunset and the Chao Phraya River – everything looked so awesome. We didn’t want to leave, but we had to at around 7:30 PM because our next stop was Asiatique The Riverfront for a cruise dinner by the river.

In essence, the Mahanakhon SkyWalk ticket cost is not just a numerical figure but a gateway to an unforgettable experience. The breathtaking views, coupled with the enchanting ambiance of the evening, make every baht spent absolutely worth it. So, whether you’re a local seeking a fresh perspective on your city or a traveler looking to capture the essence of Bangkok from above, the Mahanakhon SkyWalk promises an investment in memories that will last a lifetime.

Asiatique The Riverfront

Arriving at Asiatique The Riverfront around 8 PM, we set out to find a cruise dinner offering a veg international buffet. After searching, we discovered the White Orchid River Cruise. Hurrying to the pickup point, we were relieved to secure our spot on the cruise. Opting for an open-air table at the top, the view was breathtaking. As we enjoyed our dinner, the cruise passed by illuminated landmarks like Wat Arun. The meal was delicious, accompanied by lively music, live entertainment, a cabaret performance, and Thai classical dance, embodying the vibrant and entertaining spirit of Bangkok.

Asiatique Sky

After our cruise dinner around 10:30 PM, we noticed that the Asiatique Sky wasn’t closed yet, and since it was right there at Asiatique The Riverfront, we decided to give it a try. It cost 500 BHT per person, and the view from the top was pretty nice. The ride took about 4 spins before it ended, and although we wished for more time, we were quite tired. Nevertheless, we mustered up the energy for our last destination to visit…

Nana Plaza & Soi Cowboy

Both Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy being close to each other, we decided to check out both places.

When we reached Nana Plaza, it was a lively and interesting experience. The place is famous for its nightlife, and as we entered, we saw bright lights and lots of people having fun. We checked out different bars and places with unique themes, creating an exciting and curious atmosphere. While some parts are known for adult entertainment, we also found other cool things like rooftop bars and street vendors. Walking through the energetic crowds, Nana Plaza showed us a colorful side of Bangkok’s nightlife, making it a memorable and unique part of our trip.

While Soi Cowboy is famous for its adult entertainment, we also noticed the eclectic mix of people enjoying the scene. It was a different side of Bangkok’s nightlife, and though it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, we found it to be an interesting and lively part of our overall adventure in the city. Also, we were not able to click any photos because it was strictly prohibited.

After exploring, we were quite tired, but we wrapped up our day with lots of memories from all the places we visited on our 2nd day in Bangkok.

Day 3

On the third day, we were excited to explore a few places before heading to our next destination. Our day began with a visit to JODD FAIRS DanNeramit, but unfortunately, it was closed. Despite that, we managed to capture some pictures and then made our way to the Central World Mall. After strolling through the mall, our cravings led us to Bombay Delite Indian Restaurant nearby, where we enjoyed a satisfying lunch.

After satisfying our appetites, we proceeded to return the scooter we had rented for our city exploration. With the wheels safely back, we made our way to Don Muaeng airport to catch our flight to the next chapter of our adventure. Excitement and memories filled the air as we bid farewell to Bangkok, eagerly anticipating the experiences that awaited us in the tropical paradise of Phuket.

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