In most of the movies I’ve watched, magazines that I’ve read, ads or blogs that I’ve seen, and even when you asked people around what is the destination of choice when traveling alone for the first time, Bangkok is always on the list, and not just on the list, but on top of it. Before my traveling journey begun in 2017, I went to Bangkok for the first time and fell in love with their culture, their temples, and of course their night markets. It’s similar to the Philippines, and it seems I’m not away from home. There are too many places to visit and things to explore in Thailand but in this sample itinerary, I managed to pin point the ones that will make you fall in love with it.
Here is my 5-day guide:
Day 1: NAIA to Suvarnabhumi Airport
06:00 AM - NAIA Terminal 2 - Tax: Php 1,620 09:40 AM - Departure in Manila 12:40 PM - Arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport (obligatory airport pic, ofc!)
Day 2: Erawan Shrine, Wat Benchamabophit, Wat Traimit, Chao Phraya Princess
09:00 AM - Erawan Shrine (Four Faced Buddha) 📍 Ratchadamri Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 🕒 6 AM - 11 PM (how cute is my mama?!) (you have to wash your hands with this, or make a wish) 12:00 NN - Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple) 📍 69 Thanon Si Ayutthaya, Khwaeng Dusit, Khet Dusit, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10300 🕒 8 AM - 5:30 PM 03:00 PM - Wat Traimit 📍 661 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100 🕒 8 AM - 5PM 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM - Dinner at Chao Phraya Princess - 2 hour cruise 📍 Chao Phraya River 🕒 7 PM - 09:30 PM - YOU CAN BOOK A DINNER CRUISE TOUR HERE!!! (memorable story: I took this photo before my traveling journey begun, I used to be quiet, timid, a total introvert but when I set foot on this cruise and surprisingly GANGNAM STYLE was played by the DJ, all of the people went dancing like crazy (including ME) and then I realized I really need to meet more of these people! Its really fun to go outside of the comfort zone!)
Day 3: Floating Market, Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo, Calypso
09:00 AM - Floating Market - YOU CAN BOOK FLOATING MARKET PASS HERE!!! 02:00 PM - Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo 📍 117 หมู่6 Phet Kasem Rd, ตำบลท่าข้าม Amphoe Sam Phran, Chang Wat Nakhon Pathom 73110 🕒 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM 07:00 PM - Calypso 📍 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Wat Phraya Krai, Khet Bang Kho Laem, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120 🕒 9 AM - 10:30 PM - YOU CAN BOOK CALYPSO PASS HERE!!!
Day 4: MBK Mall, Pratunam, Siam Niramit
10:00 AM - MBK Mall 📍 444 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 🕒 10 AM - 10 PM (this is how they serve rice here) (a must try : TUK TUK ) 03:00 PM - Pratunam 📍 869, 30 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400 🕒 10 AM - 8 PM (hello yakult!!!) 06:00 PM - Siam Niramit 📍 19 Thiam Ruam Mit Rd, Khwaeng Huai Khwang, Khet Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10310 🕒 5:30 PM - 10: 30 PM - YOU CAN BOOK SIAM NIRAMIT PASS HERE!!! (buffeeeeet!)
Day 5: Platinum Mall, Airport
09:00 AM - Platinum Mall 📍 222 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400 🕒 9 AM - 8 PM 02:30 PM - Suvarnabhumi Airport 06:50 PM - Flight back to Manila