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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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.
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
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.
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.
Opening hours: 8:30 – 15:30 daily
Ticket price: 400 Baht (13 usd)
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.
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.
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
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.
Opening hours: 8:30 – 17:30 daily
Ticket price: 100 Baht (3 usd)
Eat Pad Thai
After a day wandering around famous temples in Bangkok, with tired legs and a hungry stomach, this is the best time to enjoy Thai food in Bangkok. One of the specialties that you absolutely have to try is the super delicious Pad Thai sold at the small stalls at Thip Samai. Do not overlook the China town, the snack here will treat your stomach very well. And do not forget to wander around Khao San Road to find some of Thailand’s unique souvenirs and experience the nocturnal life like indigenous peoples in this golden temple land.
Address: 313 Th Maha Chai, Banglamphu
How to get there: take a taxi or tuk-tuk
Opening hours: 17:00 – 00:00
Bangkok 3 day itinerary — Day 2: Visiting Ayutthaya /Safari World Bangkok/ Dinner at La Table De Tee
Ayutthaya Historical Park
On the second day of your Bangkok trip, visiting the ancient capital city of Ayutthaya to explore the history of Thailand is a really good choice. Located not far from Bangkok, you can easily head to Ayutthaya to see many historical sites, such as: Bang Pa In Summer Palace, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Mathathat Temple … .. What is even more exciting?, you will have the opportunity to admire the mysterious sunset in the peaceful ancient scene. It’s just like a fairytale on earth to indulge yourself in!
Admission: There is no fee when entering the Ayutthaya Historical Park, but you have to pay to visit major temples: 50 thai bath for each.
Opening hours: 08:30 – 17:00 (last entry 15:30)
Safari World Bangkok
If you travel with children in Bangkok, Safari World Bangkok is a great place to visit. This open-air park, zoo is where you can experience the whole full of exciting activities with your family. From taking part in cruise safari, open-air zoo, touching friendly animals to watching spectacular shows … All promises to give you unforgettable moments in life.
Address: 99 Panyaintra Road, Samwatawantok, Klongsamwa, Bangkok
Opening hours: 9:00 – 17:00
Dinner at La Table De Tee
You must be tired after a long day trip, now it’s time to unwind and find some really good food for your stomach. Dinner at La Table De Tee is a restaurant where you are offered one of the best food ever, it cost 1100 bath per person, excluding drinks. A luxurious place to eat in Thai but worth your money!
Address: 69/5 Saladaeng Road, Silom
How to get there: Take the sky train to Silom station, and walk from there
Opening hours: around 6 p.m. book in advance to make sure you get a seat here!
Bangkok 3 day itinerary — Day 3: Explore Chatuchak weekend market/ shopping mall/ 4D or IMAX cinema/ Jim Thompson House/ Drinks at a Rooftop Bar
After 2 days of discovering the monuments, temples, and history of Thailand. The last day will be a time to explore Bangkok’s bustling city and go shopping here. It will be a great regret when you come to Bangkok – one of the most famous shopping paradises without shopping.
Chatuchak weekend market
If you get to Bangkok on weekends, do not miss the weekend market. Chatuchak is one of the largest flea markets in the world with more than 15,000 booths selling a wide range of products from trousers, shirts, ornaments to high-tech items and special dining areas. In addition, you can also visit the shopping malls in modern commercial centers located in Siam Square such as Siam Paragon, Central World, Siam Center, Siam Discovery and MBK.
When: 06:00 – 18:00 (Saturdays and Sundays)
How to get there: Sky train to Mo Chit station, or the underground to Chatuchak station, and follow the crowd.
4D or IMAX cinema
There is a fact that you may not know: Bangkok has one of the best cinemas on earth, head to Paragon shopping mall and get to the 5th floor to experience 4D cinema and IMAX cinema. After shopping, it’s time for you to wind down at a comfortable cinema seat and watch the Hollywood movies in 4D or IMAX.
Jim Thompson House
After watching movies, visit the Jim Thompson House Museum to explore the silk industry that has been 50 years and learn more about Jim Thompson’s life – a former American architect and also a fabric merchant in Thailand since the beginning of the silk industry.
Address: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Road
Ticket price: 150 Baht (100 Baht for students)
Opening hours: 9:00 to 18:00 daily
Drinking at a Rooftop Bar
Your trip to Bangkok will not complete if you don’t try a cool glass of cold beer on the terrace of a rooftop bar on. From here, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Bangkok City.
How to get there: Take the sky train to Chong Nonsi, or metro to Lumphini station, and walk from there
Opening hours Moon Bar at Banyantree Hotel: 17:00 – 01:00 daily
Address: 21/100 South Sathon Road
Hope that this article will help you plan your 3-day itinerary in Bangkok. Otherwise, you can still make yourself a different schedule with more new things. Last but not least, don’t forget your camera to capture the wonderful moments in Bangkok, Thailand.
Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in, to and from Bangkok you can refer to
- Bangkok City & Temples Tour by Tour East
- Classic Bangkok Tour: Floating Market, Elephant Village, Asiatique, & More by AK Travel
- Bangkok Old City Half Day Tour
- Bangkok Landmarks Day Tour: Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Chao Phraya River & More
- Bangkok Sky Train (BTS) One Day Pass
- Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link (ARL) Ticket
- [Sale] Private Suvarnabhumi Airport Transfers (BKK) for Bangkok, Pattaya & More by Oriental Holiday
- Shared City Transfers between Bangkok and Pattaya by Oriental Holiday
- Private City Transfers from Pattaya to Bangkok, Hua Hin, Koh Samet & Koh Chang
- [SALE] BTS Skytrain Rabbit Card
- Chao Phraya Tourist Boat Bangkok Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Boat
- [SALE] Chao Phraya Princess Cruise
- Floating Markets Day Tour: Damnoen Saduak, Maeklong and Amphawa
- Safari World Bangkok Ticket
- Klook Pass Bangkok and Pattaya
- Bangkok Safari World Shared and Private Transfers Service Tour
- Bangkok BTS Skytrain Rabbit Card
- Mahanakhon SkyWalk Ticket in Bangkok
- Chao Phraya White Orchid Cruise in Bangkok
- Ancient City Bangkok and Erawan Museum Ticket
- Spa & Massage near Let’s Relax (Central World) in Chidlom
- Private City Transfers between Bangkok and Pattaya, Ayutthaya, Hua Hin & More by TTD
- Bangkok Day Tour: Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha
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