Bangkok is one of the largest cities in Southeast Asia and the reason why I want to visit the capital city is because of its warm and inviting vibe. The ‘Land of Smiles’ is a blend of modern-day elements along with age-old traditions that attract travel enthusiasts from all over the world. From endearing Buddhist culture, Thai charm, music, food, serene beauty, temples, and monasteries the city has so much to offer that you won’t get tired of exploring it. So, if you are planning a quick getaway of just two days to Bangkok and don’t want to miss out on any of Bangkok’s offerings here’s a FOMO-free itinerary for you.
Begin your very first day in the city by visiting Lumphini Park in the morning. Enjoy the fresh air here by sitting beside the broad lake and or walking around the park. As the weather starts to heat up, visit the Bangkok National Museum to learn about the history of the capital city.
When the midday hits, hop on a cruise at the Chao Phraya River Express to see the city’s best and beautiful destinations. Spend your entire afternoon exploring the river, temples, and palaces. Don’t forget to explore the Wat Pho which is popularly known for its large Buddha then walk through the grounds of the Grand Palace.
In the evening before the sun sets visit Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Arun and then head on to nearby Chinatown to eat the best Thai cuisine and street food at Yaowarat Road. From 5-star dining to sketchy streetside eats this road is loaded with everything.
Well, if you still have the energy left then visit one of the liveliest bar streets in the city Soi 4 to get drunk.
After the first day of exploring the culture and history of Bangkok, it’s time to see the famous Maeklong Railway Market. You will have a very unique experience here as traders set their stalls on the train tracks and shift everything when the scheduled train comes. While visiting the market, you will get a chance to enjoy some local food, and refreshments.
Bangkok Floating Market
Travel to Bangkok’s Floating Market for lunch. Here you will see traders with different stalls. To reach out to them you will have to take a boat across the water and then buy the delicious Thai food from the vendors. This is going to be a great experience for every visitor here. JJ Green Night Market, Pak Khlong (Flower Market), Rod Fai Train Market, and Liab Duan Night Market are some of the other markets to explore in Bangkok.
After lunch, travel to Kanchanaburi to see the Death Railway made by laborers and prisoners of World War II.
Rooftop Bar & Lounge
In the evening, enjoy dinner and drinks at some of the best rooftop restaurants and bars in town. Above Eleven, Cloud 47, Octave Rooftop Bar & Lounge, and Park Society are some known and stunning places to visit before the ending of your 48-hour in Bangkok.