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Wat Arun and Chao Phraya River at dusk.

Bangkok always in the top of the most attractive destinations in the world, the capital and the busiest city in Thailand is famous for its paradise of eating, playing, shopping … There are billions of things you want to eat and buy in Bangkok. But what to do in Bangkok when there is only 1 day of experience? In fact, this is not something difficult, we can still visit the historical places in Bangkok, go to shopping and also have a relaxing time to sip coffee and watch the sunset over the Chao Phraya River. Can you believe it? So, what to do in Bangkok for 1 day (in just 24 hours in Bangkok)? Let’s joining with Living Nomads to check it out our one day in Bangkok travel guide on how to spend one day trip in Bangkok (one day trip in BKK): The detail of 1 day in Bangkok map (one day in Bangkok map) with the best way to see Bangkok in a day with the top things to do in Bangkok in 1 day below.

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Sunset over Wat Arun Temple. Thailand – the land of the golden temples.

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Grand Palace, Bangkok.
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Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok Grand Palace. One of the best places to visit in Bangkok. Photo: bangkok in a day blog.
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The Chao Phraya River divided Bangkok in two sections.
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Dining on a Chao Phraya River Cruise.
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Yaowarat street (Chinatown), must visit in Bangkok
Street food at Sukhumvit Soi 38
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Friendly owner shop, Thailand – the land of smiles
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Rot Fai Night Market, Bangkok. The paradise of shopping and dining street food. Foto: things to do in bangkok in 1 day blog.
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Pad Thai, must eat in BKK
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Chilling out at sky bars is a must try experience in Bangkok
Calypso Cabaret Show. One of Bangkok's best shows
Calypso Cabaret Show. The show of ladyboys you must see in BKK

What to do in Bangkok for 1 day in the morning? Let’s go to Thonglor!

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Thonglor, BKK

Thonglor area in Bangkok is a rising area in recent years. There are many creative stores, shops, restaurants and shopping malls in a modern and youthful style. Therefore, Thonglor area is a familiar destination of both young local people and abroad. And make sure you will discover many interesting things here.

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Tiny Cup Cafe, Thonglor. Foto by: what to do in bangkok for 1 day blog.

the COMMONS

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The Commons

Let’s start the day with breakfast, sipping a cup of coffee at The Commons. This is a complex with modern architecture that make you love it at the first sight. The whole minimalist white house have open, airy, open space, decorate with some trees so even if you want to take “virtual living” photography at any corner, it is beautiful and luxurious.

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The Commons complex is a beautiful place to check-in in Bangkok.

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The Commons is a dining and shopping complex with dozens of cafes, restaurants and shops. Here you can easily find a simple European breakfast, a cup of coffee and sit and relax. It is not difficult for you to see the majority of visitors here who are young people who look very “artistic” and creative as well as natives or tourists. They go to The Commons to work, meet friends or relax alone.

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The Commons has many cafes, restaurants, clothing shops …
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This is a familiar destination of Thai youth and tourists.

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Foto by: what to do in bangkok for 1 day blog.
Acoustic performance, The Commons BKK
Acoustic performance, The Commons BKK
Live band at The Commons, Bangkok, Thailand
Live band at The Commons

The Commons, Bangkok, Thailand

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Food at The Commons, Bangkok, Thailand
Thai food at The Commons
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Roast, The Commons BKK

The Commons dining tips:

  • Located on the rooftop is The Roast, a famous restaurant for breakfast or brunch. The Roast has an extremely ideal space for relaxation and the coffee here is highly appreciated. In addition, if you want to find delicious coffee, there is Roots Coffee Bar.
  • For restaurants, there are: Soul Food, Meat & Bones, The Beer Cap, Egg My God, East Bound, Absolute Fit Food, and Barrio Bonito Mexican Restaurant.
  • Jona Waffle is a shop with many dessert cakes.
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The start of the new day with this breakfast at The Commons is nice.
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Mexican food at Barrio Bonito
Ice-cream at Summerbee, The Commons BKK
Ice-cream at Summerbee, The Commons BKK
The Commons BKK
Magical at the night. Foto by: what to do in bangkok for 1 day blog.

Read more: Shopping cafe in Bangkok — Top 4 best cafe & shopping complex in Bangkok you should visit.

the COMMONS

Address: 335 Soi Thonglor 17, Klongton Nue, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Hours: 8AM–1AM, daily
Phone: +66 2 712 5400 / +66 89 152 2677
Url: https://thecommonsbkk.com/

Walking around Thonglor

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Thonglor alley

After a gentle morning at The Commons, take a stroll around the small streets of Thonglor. You will see a lot of nice shops, stores with interesting decoration styles. Thonglor also has a Thong Lor Art Space art exhibition area. Here, there are exhibitions of talented artists throughout Thailand. This is an interesting destination for art lovers.

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Art and cafe shop of Thonglor
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Foto by: what to do in bangkok for 1 day blog.

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Live music

Thong Lor Art Space

Address: Thong Lor Art Space 58/14-15 soi Thonglor, Sukumvit 55 Klongtan Nue, Wattana, Bangkok, 10110
Phone: +66 95 924 4555
Url: http://thonglorartspace.com/

Bangkok in a day — Noon: Walk along the Chao Phraya river

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Long tail tourist boat on the Chao Phraya river.

Chao Phraya is the most famous river in Bangkok and is important in transport and travel in Bangkok. Take a boat along the Chao Phraya River, you can reach many important tourist attractions in Bangkok. Most important palaces and temples are located along the two banks of the river. Moreover, spending a night on a boat cruise along the Chao Phraya River is also a romantic and unique experience in Bangkok. Now we will explore the famous landmarks on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.

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Chao Phraya River at night
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Dining on a cruise, luxurious and romantic feeling on the river of Chao Phraya. Image by: bangkok one day itinerary blog.

Wat Arun Temple (Temple of Dawn)

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Wat Arun Temple at sunset

Wat Arun is dubbed one of Bangkok’s most beautiful temples by sophisticated architecture. Wat Arun is decorated with countless pieces of porcelain and glass to create a towering and magnificent tower located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. At Wat Arun, you can try a bit of thrills is climb to the highest tower here. The staircase leading to the top of the tower is small, narrow and upright, giving a little fear. However, when you look down from the top, you will have a super-beautiful view of the Chao Phraya River and the Grand Palace and The Reclining Buddha Wat Pho Temple.

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The sacred of Wat Arun Temple in Bangkok.
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The unique and magnificent architecture of Wat Arun. Image by: bangkok one day itinerary blog.
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You can climb to the highest peak of Wat Arun to see the magnificent scenery here.
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Wat Arun Remple entrance gate

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Wat Arun Temple with unique architecture, beautiful in every view.
Wat Arun Temple with unique architecture, beautiful in every view.
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Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). One of the best temples in Bangkok.
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Magical Wat Arun Temple at night.
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Sky lanterns
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Chao Phraya River cruise and Wat Arun

Wat Arun Ratchawararam

Address: 158 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand (opposite Tha Thien Pier)
Phone: +66 2 891 2185
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, daily
Admission: 50 baht
Url: https://www.watarun.net/

Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)

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Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha Temple). One of the top places you have to visit in Bangkok.

Wat Pho is home to the largest collection of Buddha in Thailand. Among them, the most famous is an impressive 46m long reclining Buddha statue. Wat Pho is also considered the premier place to learn or experience traditional Thai massage.

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Wat Pho Temple is famous for its massive collections of Buddhism. Image by: bangkok one day itinerary blog.

Wat Pho, Bangkoc,ThaiLand

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Main hall of Wat Pho
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The Reclining Buddha statue is famous at Wat Pho temple.
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Traditional Thai massage at Wat Pho. Foto: best way to see bangkok in a blog.

Wat Pho

Address: 2 Sanamchai Road. | Grand Palace, Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Hours: 8am – 6:30pm, daily
Admission: 100 Baht for aldult

Bangkok Grand Palace

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Grand Palace, Bangkok.

Visiting the land of the golden temples, why not visit the magnificent Royal Palace in the heart of Bangkok? The Royal Palace also known as the Bangkok Grand Palace is the place you must visit once in Bangkok. Grand Palace with splendid gold-plated architecture, every detail is extremely sophisticated and fabulous. Coming here, you will be able to open the eyes of Thailand’s culture, history and Royal Family.

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Grand Palace Bangkok
Wat Phra Kaew in Grand Palace. One of the top places to visit in Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Phra Kaew pagoda in Grand Palace.

Grand palace,Bangkok

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Wat Phra Kaew
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The magnificent and majestic of Royal Palace is located in the heart of Bangkok.
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Stunning architecture. Foto: best way to see bangkok in a blog.
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The palace has magnificent and exquisite architecture that makes you admire.
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Grand Palace Bangkok at dusk.

The Grand Palace

Address: Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
Hours: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, daily
Admission: 500 baht

Getting to Wat Pho, Wat Arun and Grand Place

One of the Chao Phraya Express Boats on Bangkok’s river

To reach the temples and landmarks along the Chao Phraya River, you should go by boat to experience the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok. There is nothing special if you taking a taxi, right? First, take the BTS train to Sapan Taksin station. Get off the train, you will meet Sathon pier, where you can buy tickets to take a river boat.

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  • To go to Wat Pho, down to No. 8 pier of Tha Tien
  • Getting to Wat Arun, you also go down to pier number 8, then there will be a small boat take you across the river.
  • Pier No. 9 Tha Chang is the Grand Palace.
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No. 8 pier Tha Tien

 

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Tha Chang Pier No 9
  • The ticket price is 15 baht (~$0.47), no matter what pier you go to, it is still 15 baht.
  • Time to travel about 15-20 minutes.
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You can getting around Bangkok by boat on Chao Phraya River

Read more: Chao Phraya tourist boat — How to getting around Bangkok by boat?

Things to keep in mind when visiting temples and palaces in Thailand

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About costumes

  • Men have to wear long pants; women must cover their legs at least to the end of their knees.
  • Avoid wearing tight pants or revealing clothing.
  • Do not wear a sleeveless or shoulderless shirt.
  • Do not wear t-shirts with inappropriate slogans.
  • Must remove shoes when entering the main hall.
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Foto: best way to see bangkok in a blog.

Avoid scams

  • In particular, avoid scam situations: there will be people who say overcharge about the boat ticket at the pier, so pay attention to follow the natives to the ticket booth and remember the boat ticket is only 15 baht.
  • When the driver / stranger tells you the Grand Palace is closed, don’t believe it. This may be a trap that forces you to go on other tours that cost more.
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Tuk tuk in Bangkok

If you have visited the temples in Thailand then it is okay, along the banks of the Chao Phraya River there are still many places worth visiting. In addition to sacred temples and palaces, along Chao Phraya River is also has the most luxurious hotels, restaurant and shopping centers in Bangkok. Please refer to the following locations.

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Along Chao Phraya river has many tourist attractions worth visiting.

ICONSIAM

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Also at the Pier of Sathorn, you can visit the newly built ICONSIAM shopping center, beautifully sparkling on the other side of the river. From the pier, there will be free transfer boats to ICONSIAM, every 10 minutes will be have a trip. Please note that the boat has ICONSIAM logo and painted yellow color.

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ICONSIAM – Bangkok’s newest shopping center of Bangkok is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.

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Iconsiam cafe
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Luxurious Louis Vuitton Store

ICONSIAM is the new and hottest shopping center in Bangkok at the present and expects to continue hot in 2019, dethrone of Siam Paragon. ICONSIAM has a spectacular architecture, located right on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. You can find all the fashion brands here to famous restaurants and cafes in Bangkok have also flocked to ICONSIAM. You are free for shopping at ICONSIAM until the end of the afternoon.

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