How to Spend 3 Days in Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok Temple

Day 1

1. Grand Palace: Any post about how to spend 3 days in Bangkok Thailand would be incomplete without Grand Palace. This has been the official residence of the Thai royal family since 1782. You will also find Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) inside the palace. It is one of Bangkok’s most popular attractions, so I would put it as the first activity on your itinerary. Entrance Fee: 500-600 THB per person.

2. Wat Pho: This is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok and close to the Grand Palace. It’s famous for the huge 46 metre statue of the reclining Buddha. Entrance Free: 200 TBH per person.

3. LunchBoat Noodle Alley: This area is famous for having many shops that sell boat noodles. It is located on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road (close to the Victory Monument). The noodles are very cheap (around ยฃ1) and come in small portions, which allows you to order multiple bowls and try different flavours.

4. MBK Center: This is my favourite shopping mall in Bangkok! There are 8 floors and over 2,000 shops with many different things. This includes clothes, cosmetics, electronics, and souvenirs. It’s normal to haggle in smaller shops, and I remember getting a pretty pair of sandals for ยฃ1. There is a food court which has both international and local foods.

5. Chao Phraya River Cruise & Dinner: This is the perfect way to spend an evening in Bangkok. Book a 2-hour cruise that includes dinner and a live performance.

Bangkok Floating Market

Day 2

1. Chatuchak Weekend Market: If you are lucky enough to be in Bangkok during the weekend, then you may want to visit Chatuchak Weekend Market. It is very popular and has thousands of stalls selling a variety of things. It’s easy to navigate because each area is divided into sections depending on what is sold (e.g. clothing area, home decor area, souvenirs area) Don’t forget to try the Thai street food at this market, it is the perfect place to eat lunch afterwards. I’ll never forget the fresh ice cream served to me in a coconut shell, and topped with peanuts. Delicious!

2. Jim Thompson House: This is a cultural museum that used to be the residence of a man named Jim Thompson, who had a big impact on the Thai silk industry. It’s one of the most beautiful museums that I have visited. There are tropical gardens with ponds, Thai art, and Thai antiques. The entrance fee is 200 TBH per person.

3. Wat Arun: This temple is known for its pretty porcelain and ceramic decor. Visit this temple in the evening before sunset, because it lights up and looks amazing! It was almost empty when I went there at around 7pm. This temple is alongside the river which allows for the perfect photo opportunity. The entrance fee is 100 TBH.

4. Asiatique The Riverfront: This place is open late and is the perfect destination for dinner and evening entertainment. There are shops, restaurants, food stalls, a ferris wheel, calypso cabaret shows, and live muay thai performances.

Bangkok Temple

Day 3

1. Wat Benchamabophit: This temple has been nicknamed “the marble temple” as a lot of it was constructed with Italian marble. The entrance fee is 100 TBH.

2. Thai Cooking Class: A unique and cheap activity to do on your last day in Bangkok. Join this cooking class that involves going to the market to source fresh ingredients for your meal. You will prepare a 4-course meal, and a copy of the recipes will be emailed to you afterwards.

3. Lumpini Park: After eating all that food, you will likely want to take a breather and digest everything. So a visit to Lumphini Park would be the perfect next stop on this itinerary.

4. Terminal 21 shopping mall: A unique shopping mall must be included in any guide on how to spend 3 days in Bangkok Thailand. It’s designed like an airport, with “boarding gates” and every floor has a theme from a particular city. There is a Tokyo floor, a Paris floor, an Istanbul floor, and more!

5. Dinner- Supanniga Eating Room: The chances are…you would have eaten a lot of street food so far in Bangkok. So enjoy a restaurant meal for dinner, at Supanniga Eating Room which is a Thai restaurant chain. They have a few different locations around the city (check out the website)

Rooftop Bar: Bangkok is quite famous for its rooftop bars, and this is the perfect way to end your last evening in the city. There are many rooftop bars, and some of the popular ones include Vertigo and Moon Bar at Banyan Tree, and Octave Rooftop Lounge and Bar.

I hope this post has given you some ideas on how to spend 3 days in Bangkok Thailand.

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