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Wat Arun Temple (Temple of Dawn)

What to do in Bangkok for 3 days?! When it comes to choosing a destination for holiday, Thailand is always one of the top choices of many because it has all things that make it an ideal tourist destination: geography, delicious street food, amazing shopping malls, low transportation fee,… Let’s discover the beautiful city through this Bangkok itinerary 3 days on what to do in Bangkok for 3 days below.

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Wat Arun temple at night.

Especially, the capital of Thailand – Bangkok, is home to many stunning temples, crowded streets, and friendly locals. Once coming here, you will understand why Bangkok is always listed one of the best cities to visit in the world. Whether you choose to travel on tour or by yourself, you may miss the famous places if not have a specific travel schedule. If you want to fully explore the Thai’s capital, let’s Living Nomads help you to with Bangkok itinerary for 3 days. Hopefully, you can choose the places that suit you best.

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The Night Market is also an unforgettable destination for Bangkok
The night market is also an unforgettable destination for Bangkok
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Pad Thai
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The Calypso Show is a cabaret show that has created the name of Bangkok

Bangkok 3 day itinerary — Day 1: Explore the Chao Phraya River/ Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew/ Wat Pho/ Wat Arun – Temple of the Dawn/ Eat Bangkok’s Best Pad Thai

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Chao Phraya River

On your first day at Bangkok, after taking your room, take a boat ride around the Chao Phraya River to experience the main transportation of the locals in the old days. In addition, along the banks of the Chao Phraya River are a series of Bangkok’s famous attractions.

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Chao Phraya River. Image of Bangkok itinerary 3 days blog.

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Chao Phraya River Cruise
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Chao Phraya River at night. Image of Bangkok itinerary 3 days blog.

Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew

On your boat trip, the first stop you should choose is the magnificent Royal Palace which is a shelter of more than 100 beautifully decorated buildings with sparkling golden light. After visiting the magnificent Royal Palace, do not forget to visit the site of the sacred Jade Buddha Temple, one of the most sacred temples in Thailand.

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Grand Palace Bangkok
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Grand Palace Bangkok
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Wat Phra Kaew

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Opening hours: 8:30 – 15:30 daily
Ticket price: 400 Baht (13 usd)

Wat Pho

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Wat Po, one of best places you must visit in Bangkok. Image of Bangkok itinerary 3 days blog.

Next, go further 10 minutes, you will get to Wat Pho (also known as The Temple of the Reclining Buddha). In the temple, there is a giant gilded Buddha statue with a height of 15 meters and a length of up to 46 meters.

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The special feature of this Buddha statue is the image of the bodhisattva statues at the bottom of the statue. And this is also the place where traditional Thai medicine and Thai massage are taught. Therefore, don’t forget to try Thai massage here, and you should book when entering Wat Pho because it will be a long waiting list.

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Opening hours: 8:00 – 17:00 daily (Thai massage is available till 18:00)
Ticket price: 100 Baht (3 usd)

Wat Arun – Temple of Dawn

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Wat Arun Temple at sunset. Image of Bangkok itinerary 3 days blog.

Just cross the river, take a ferry from No.8 Tha Tien to Wat Arun (well-known as temple of the dawn) which is considered to be the most beautiful temple in Bangkok. The temple looks like a spire with a height of over 70m, inside the temple, the statues of Buddhas are majestically gilded. What is more, the temple also has sophisticated sculptures that will be a chance for you to learn more about architecture and history of Thailand.

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Wat Arun Remple entrance gate

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Opening hours: 8:30 – 17:30 daily
Ticket price: 100 Baht (3 usd)

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