Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, bustling with huge malls, palaces, temples, markets and a lot more things to see and explore.
There’s always a time crunch for people traveling to Thailand as it’s big and there are a lot of destinations to cover. 2 days are decent enough to see and experience various things that this city has to offer.
Being a backpacker, obviously, we like to stay at affordable hostels or hotels. Khao San road and the old quarter is the major backpacker hub of Bangkok and the best place to stay as everything you want to see, do and experience would be nearby so this cuts the major cost of transportation.
Depending on which airport you land in Bangkok, it takes nearly an hour in public transport to reach Khao San, and there you’ll see the first look of Bangkok. The streets are a little quiet in the afternoons, but comes to life as it gets dark, so missing the fun and action is not an option as it has a variety of eating and drinking options, entertainment, music, and parties going on till early in the morning.
The first day may be used to feel the culture of Thailand by walking around the old quarters and experiencing the floating markets and train market which are typical in South East Asia. Also, there are many beautiful temples primarily Buddhist with beautiful architecture and a lot of peace.
The evening can be utilized to stroll around the high-end shopping malls and some great cuisines in the Siam area. To enjoy the night, Khao San is the place one should go.
The next day can be utilized to see the King’s Palace and other architectural sites around. All the places are at a walking distance from Khao San. If you happen to be in Bangkok on weekends, then Chatuchak weekend market is a must visit.
It’s an array of thousands of shops with everything from clothes to footwear to souvenirs and a lot of street food restaurants.
If you still have some energy left, then keep walking and exploring. But if you are tired a little bit, taking a traditional Thai massage is the best that you can do to relax and rejuvenate yourself.