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How to Spend a Week in Bangkok?

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So, you have just one week in Bangkok? Well, to be honest, one week is simply not enough to do justice to the capital of Thailand. After all, there is so much to do and see here. There are numerous glitzy malls, countless historical sites, myriad museums and many more sites of attractions. Before you book cheap Singapore Airlines Malaysia flights, you must have a plan in mind as to how you are going to spend those seven days in Bangkok.

Most visitors prefer to holiday in Bangkok because of the cultural and historical attractions and exciting nightlife. Go ahead and book the best flights to Bangkok online and get fantastic discount offers on both flights and hotels. Still, it can be challenging to plan a holiday for seven days and fit in the major attractions of the city.  The city is full of beautiful temples and palaces and biggest malls and outdoor markets.

Still, here is how you can plan a week itinerary for Bangkok.

The first day – For the historical side of Bangkok

Thailand Grand Palace

Visit the Grand Palace and arrive early to avoid the heat and the crowds and remember to wear conservative clothing. Other spectacular temples are Wat Pho and Wat Arun that are located close to the Grand Palace. Later you can visit Sala Rattanakosin, a luxurious hotel on the Chao Phraya River. Enjoy great food and tasty cocktails overlooking Wat Arun. Another famous Pad Thai restaurant is the Thip Samai that serves excellent Pad Thai.

The second day- For the Skyscrapers of Bangkok


It is time to explore those high-rise buildings and shopping malls, where one can shop till they drop as well as enjoy excellent food options. Shop for designer brand names and high-tech gadgets at the famous Siam Paragon and MBK shopping mall. Central World is the biggest shopping mall in Bangkok that offers a good selection of brands, stores, and restaurants. If you have time, you can squeeze in a visit to Jim Thompson House and Erawan Shrine.

The third day- For the sleepier side of Bangkok


Take a Khlong Tour of Thonburi as you sail across the Chao Phraya River. Go for the Small Teak Boat Canal Adventure to get a break from the buzz of the city. Bangkok’s Chinatown, Yaowarat offers inexpensive Thai and Chinese food on its streets. Head for Asiatique The Riverfront via a ferry and enjoy the night market brimming with cabaret shows and restaurants.

The fourth day- The floating markets of Bangkok

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Spend the fourth day enjoying and exploring the floating markets of Bangkok and some of the most famous is the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Amphawa Floating Market. Enjoy a fun day trip and local Thai food s you shop for souvenirs and clothes.

The fifth day- For the most impressive sights of Bangkok


Visit Ayutthaya, the second capital of Siam and a historically significant city which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wat Phra Si Sanphet and Wat Mahathat are the major attractions here.

The sixth day- For the best massages of Bangkok


Bangkok is well famous for its relaxing and therapeutic massages. Baan Sabai Spa and Spa InterContinental are well known for those upmarket spas and selection of facial and body treatments. Perception Blind Massage is also popular and provided by blind therapists. CHI at the Shangri-La Hotel offers a wide range of treatments and high-end spa packages.

The Seventh-day- For the weekend markets of Bangkok


It would be a mistake to come away without exploring the famous weekend markets of the city. Some of the most famous names include Chatuchak weekend market that is located towards the north side of the city. It boasts of thousands of stalls that sell artwork, furniture, souvenirs, and even pets. It is indeed challenging to navigate and cover the whole market. So, spend some good number of hours here. As the market is crowded, keep your belongings close and under watch.

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