Heading to Australasia or Indonesia for the first time but unsure about how you will cope with the long flight? A 2 day stopover in bustling Bangkok may be the ideal solution. Stopovers divide up your flight time into manageable segments so you can stretch your legs and have some spare time to experience true Asian culture before heading to your desired destination.

So you can make the most of your 2 days in this Thai city, we have provided our top 5 recommendations of Bangkok attractions you must visit before you step back on the plane!

Floating Markets

Wondering what to see in Bangkok in 2 days? We would highly recommend you venture down to one of the city’s infamous floating markets where you can indulge in an authentically Thai longtail boat trip and meet local traders.

The best markets in the city are Damnoen Saduak and Amphawa. Here you’ll be able to find an abundance of things including food, drink and even some trinkets to take home with you. It’s easy to lost track of time while exploring these wonderful and vibrant markets so it’s worth setting a whole morning or afternoon aside for them.

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Wat Arun

Named after Aruna, the Indian god of dawn, Wat Arun is a 79 meter high temple located on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. One of over 30,000 Buddhist temples in the country, Wat Arun is an architectural representation of Mount Meru, which for Buddhists, is the recognized at the centre of the universe. It’s simply fascinating and shouldn’t be missed!

Tuk Tuk Ride

So, you’ve got plenty of places to visit in Bangkok but not sure how to get around quickly and effectively? Prepare yourself for a fun ride on one of the city’s Tuk Tuks.

One of Bangkok’s most recognisable methods of transport, these vibrant motorized vehicles are perfect for zipping around the city and getting from A to B.

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Grand Palace

Be dazzled by the golden glow of the Grand Palace, located in the heart of Bangkok and home to the Kings of Siam since the 1700’s, it really has to be seen to be believed. This should be top of your list when thinking about what to do in Bangkok. Surrounded by beautiful and tranquil gardens, the ornate buildings, stunning temples and famous Emerald Buddha are certainly worth discovering.
Travel Tip: It’s important to note that you should dress respectfully on visiting the Grand Palace, covering knees and shoulders and taking notice of ‘no photo’ signs which are displayed on-site.

Experience Thai Street Food

A foodie’s haven, you will be truly able to tantalise your taste buds with local cuisine with the street food on offer in Bangkok. They open early and close late, but for the best experience, we would recommend heading to Sukhumvit Soi 38, Ratchawat Market or Sapan Luang during the day, they have a wide selection of food on offer; from spring rolls to fresh rice and noodle dishes, it’s delicious!

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