You have just one day and need some suggestions what to do and what are the places you shouldn't miss? Here is a list of cultural and leisure activities that compromise the best things to do during a short visit in Bangkok. Why not use your remaining time and leave your luggage at your serviced apartment in Sukhumvit and use a taxi or public transport to get to these places.
Grand Palace and Wat Pra Kaew
Without a doubt the highlight of any visit to Bangkok, if not Thailand at all. The Grand Palace impresses with its beautiful architecture and intricate details. The compound was built in 1782 and used to be home of the King of Thailand, Royal court and the country's administration for 150 years. Its included temple Wat Pra Kaew is home to the Emerald Buddha, an important Buddha image made from a single block of emerald stone and dating back to the 15th century. A good time to visit is in the early morning to avoid the tourist masses and the ever-present heat. If you are interested in history and culture of Thailand and the monarchy, it is recommended to use an official guide to save time and get the most out of your visit.
Wat Arun – Temple of Dawn
Just opposite the Grand Palace it is a good combination to visit those place all together. Recently renovated, it shines again in its impressive beauty showcasing ornate floral patterns in glazed porcelain tiles all over the structure. It was constructed during the first half of the 19th century and is built in ancient Khmer-style, commemorating the birth of the Rattanakosin Period and the founding of the new capital Bangkok after the fall of historical Ayuttaya. It's just a short boat ride from opposite Grand Palace pier and the entrance is only 50 Baht.
Markets and Restaurants at Chinatown
A must-visit place when being in Bangkok is the Chinatown. Famous for the city's best-tasting and most reasonably priced food, you can find anything from bird's nest soup to Peking duck. Most recommended time to visit is the early evening when the neon signs are turned on and give the street a really authentic flair. Also, at this time the restaurants place tables on the sidewalk and the whole area is getting busy. Besides food there are also plenty of shops and markets where you can find souvenirs in general but also china-specific items. The location of Chinatown is relatively easy to access with the recently built subway MRT Blue Line and exiting at the station Wat Mangkon.
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