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What to do in Bangkok in a Day - Top Activities on Day Out in Bangkok

Travellers in Bangkok for a day need not fret as the bustling tourist Mecca's best hotspots can be explored within a short period of time. Here are the top not-to-miss experiences in the city.

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Khlong Tour

Often regarded as the other side of Bangkok the Thonburi Klongs could not be more different from the sleek cosmopolitan landscapes of the tourist metropolis. Lined with stilted homes, traditional wooden shop houses the riverside dwellings of Bangkok's residents is a must-visit highlight for all visitors touring the city. Bangkok riverside klong tours are available through a variety of operators while those who wish to explore the area's retail landscapes and riverside markets can opt for a shopping tour of the Bangkok klongs.

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Chinatown Market

Tipped to be one of Bangkok's bargain havens a visit to Chinatown and its extensive market is a highlight for all travellers exploring the city. Littered with food stalls selling Chinese favourites the area is a food lover's dream come true. Shopaholics will marvel at the affordable and wide range of consumer goods available at the venue.

3

Grand Palace and Wat Prakeaw

As the country's most iconic landmark the Grand Palace in Bangkok has served as the palatial residence of the Thai monarch for a whopping 150 years since it was first constructed in 1782. Housing the royal court and serving as the administrative arm of the government the Grand Palace is an imposing gold gilded structure that is renowned for its breathtaking architecture and luxurious interiors. Dating back to the 15th century AD the Emerald Buddha is contained within Wat Prakeaw which is also part of the palace compound.

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Escape Hunt Bangkok

Perfect for adventure seeking scavenger hunters touring the thai capital Escape Hunt Bangkok is one of the best ways to spend a few hours exploring the city with a group of friends or fellow travellers. Complete with puzzles and a series of clues that takes groups of 2-5 travellers across famed sites across bangkok this game of intrigue and wits composed of two mystery plots culminates with a costumed refreshments session. Ideal for corporate team building exercises those who wish to take part should head to Ashok Junction in the heart of Bangkok during the time between 10am -7pm.

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River Cruise

Tipped to be one of the best ways to explore the Bangkok riverside in a short period of time a Chao Phraya cruise is a must-have experience for all first time visitors to the Thai capital. Whether it's a day time cruise or an all-encompassing dinner cruise visitors can expect to view the Bangkok skyline from a unique vantage point while enjoying refreshments with some of the city's most iconic structures casting gliterring shadows on the water. Visitors can book a river tour with a tour operator such as Anantara Cruises online at their convenience.

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Siam Square

No trip to bangkok would be complete without a few hours spent at its plush mallscapes and department stores. Head down to Siam Square and witness one of the world's top shopping destinations buzzing with shoppers from around the globe. Lined with some of the most exclusive malls in the country luxury brands and top labels vie for shopper's attention at this iconic shopping strip that is dubbed the Bond Street of Bangkok.