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5 Best Short Trips in Bangkok – Adventures that will Stick with You

Bangkok is a city that's full of things to see and experience. As far as excursions go, the choices available to you are virtually endless! So, if you ever find yourself vacationing in Bangkok, here are some exciting short trips you can enjoy.


Touring the Grand Palace

The Grand Palace is often cited as the crown jewel of Bangkok – an absolute must-visit for anyone that's sightseeing in the city. Originally built in 1782, the palace was once the abode of the Thai King. It was also the kingdom's sea of administration and served as the royal court too. This also where you'll find the famous statue of the Emerald Buddha – a magnificent construct that was carved out of a singular emerald block. Although the Royalty no longer resides at the palace nowadays, the site is still meticulously maintained, so much so that you aren't even allowed to tour the royal chambers. Thankfully, there's a lot more to take in here, from the palace gardens to the stunning Wat Phra Kaew. If you're staying at one of Bangkok's centrally located hotels – say, for example, the Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok – it'll only take around 30 minutes to reach the palace.


Visiting the Temple of the Dawn

The Wat Arun – nicknamed as the Temple of the Dawn – is one of Bangkok's most iconic cultural landmarks. Considered to be one of the most beautiful temples found in Thailand, the Wat Arun is one of the most spectacular things to see in Bangkok. Found along the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, this magnificent temple's intricate spires watch over the area. The architecture on display here is stunning, showcasing a mix of traditional Thai architecture and several other South East Asian influences. At over 70 metres in height, the towering spire at the centre is the temple's main attraction. Try to get your timing right and visit during the sunset for the best view, or even at night when it's lit up against the darkness of the night sky.


Explore Chinatown

If you're in the mood to do some shopping and taste some delectable dishes, Bangkok's Chinatown is the place to be. There's so much exploring to be done here that you might even feel a bit lost in Chinatown's numerous alleyways. The good thing is, wherever you end up here, there will be some great shopping opportunities and at least a street vendor offering up some tasty snacks.


Stroll Through Soi Rambuttri

Have you ever wondered what Bangkok must have been like before all the skyscrapers rose up from the ground and urbanisation ran rampant? Well, wonder no more – all you have to do is make a quick trip to Soi Rambuttri. From cobbled streets to quaint family restaurants that serve up authentic Thai cuisine, it's one big throwback to a bygone era.


Party at Soi Cowboy

Bangkok has a reputation for being a party city with a thriving nightlife scene. In fact, the whole reason you're in Bangkok could be to have a good time and party the nights away. If that's the case, just head on over to the Soi Cowboy. This is a red-light district that has everything going for it – bright lights, good music, and even better company.