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Top Five Things to Do in 24 Hours If You're in Bangkok – Explore Bangkok

Bangkok seems to know the secret of seamlessly spinning modern day comforts and lifestyle with vibrant threads from the old way of life. Here is how you can enjoy Bangkok within 24 hours.


Walk through the Taling Chan Floating Market

In 1987 this market came into being with a few bamboo rafts and today it is a market consisting of 11 metal platoons, a walking street and catfish that swim in the water below looking for scraps of food. Old and young vendors alike sell a variety of delectable food items and goods from their individual wooden boats. You can buy a delicious assortment of food for around 30 to 60 baht at the Taling Chan Floating Market. Tasting such delights, you will know that you don't necessarily have to visit Bangkok resorts to entice and satisfy your taste buds.


Visit the Grand Palace

Once a royal residence, the Grand Palace is just as grand as the name indicates. The sculptures, filigree work and the paintings all mark the glory of Thai royalty. Dedicate an hour or so to walking the grounds of the Grand Palace as there is much to see and admire. The guardian demon sculptures and paintings of reimagined scenes from Buddhist mythology will be amongst the many works of art that you can admire at the Grand Palace. Don't forget to visit the temple of the Emerald Buddha which is a sight to behold. The Grand palace premises is rather extensive and there is much to see, don't forget to consult the map that they provide with your ticket to pick and choose the most interesting sites.


Cruise the Chao Phraya River

You can buy an all-day ticket to cruise the Chao Phraya River for just 150 baht. Even if you don't spend the whole day cruising the river and making interesting stops, this is a good deal. Each boat contains rows of seats and they employ an announcer to describe each stop and what you can find if you decide to disembark at that particular spot.


Explore the region

Once you get to a point which you would like to explore, get off the boat and go discover the area. Simply come back to the pier on time for the next cruise of the same line to continue your journey. When hunger begins to claw at you, simply visit a restaurant along the river or one at a riverside resort such as Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort to taste tropical cuisine and state your hunger.


Get a Thai massage

After a long day of exploring, you can help your body and spirit to feel invigorated with a traditional Thai massage. Thai massages are specially designed to stimulate your body and help you feel revitalized. Bangkok is scattered with massage parlours of many kinds. To find a reputed place for a massage, read a few reviews online or simply ask fellow travellers. Choose an hour-long massage and simply sink into the experience to let your therapist work at your stress points and ease into a blissful state.