Bangkok is a city rich in culture, tourist attractions, bargain shopping, and natural treasures. With all these wonders, it’s a challenge to decide which destinations to visit when you only have 2 days to explore. Nonetheless, it’s not impossible to get the most out of your stay in this culture-rich city even with limited time.
Here are some of the best places you shouldn’t miss:
The Grand Palace
To start your 48 hours of exploration in Bangkok, 48hourvisit.com recommends The Grand Palace (Suan Pakkad Palace) to be at the top of your itinerary. The name came from “cabbage patch”, which is what the land originally was made of. Now, it boasts of a well-tended garden with lovely ponds. Traditional Thai houses surround the place, providing a stunning sight of antiques, oddities and fine arts.
Wat Pho, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is one of the largest temple complexes in Bangkok. This temple is famous for the giant reclining Buddha covered in gold leaf. Wander around the whole complex and experience the serenity of the place. This is also the best place to get a traditional Thai massage; the locals recognize Wat Pho as the leading school of massage in the country.
Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, is one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok. It’s just directly opposite of Wat Pho, so you won’t have any trouble getting there. The perfect time to visit this temple is just before sunset, as the temple offers a stunning view of the Chao Phraya River.
Other notable places you should not miss include the Sky Bar Rooftop at Lebua, the Cabaret Calypso Show, Soi Rambuttri, Khao San Road, Wat Saket, and the Loha Prasat Temple. Remember to enjoy every moment and appreciate the things that you can only experience in Bangkok.