Tagged as Asia’s one of the best and the most popular destinations, Bangkok is an ancient and modern destination at the same time. Dotted with extravagant Buddhist temples and flamboyant buildings, its ambiance is mixed with all the possible comforts that you can think of. For shopaholics, it’s a shopping haven where bustling streets are always filled with the people having hands full of shopping bags. This guide is an ideal blend of the finest tourist attractions, shopping gala and the nightlife at Bangkok so that you don’t miss even a pinch of this beautiful city. The pro tip to discover Bangkok in just 48 hours is to spend half day or even a day in one region at a time. With this tip, you can make the most of your time in Bangkok. Undoubtedly, it takes more than 48 hours to explore Bangkok thoroughly but with this guide will help you in spending 2 days in Bangkok perfectly
Day 1 of 2 days in Bangkok: Signposts
First half: On your short trip to Bangkok, spend first half of your day one to explore the must-visit tourist attractions- The Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaeo (a Buddhist temple), Wat Po and Wat Arun. These tourist spots are quite close to each other and can be easily visited during first half as these get closed by 15:30 hours.
Book Grand palace and Wat Phra Kaew morning tour
Second half: Spend your second half of day one at Asiatique Shopping village, which is located at the riverside. Here you can shop and enjoy dinner relishing Thai cuisine and later enjoy a fabulous Thai puppet show. As an alternate to the end of the day, you may spend the time exploring night life of Bangkok or have a drink at one of many famous rooftop bars.
Day 2 of 2 days in Bangkok: Shop till you drop
First half: You can start your day discovering the Ancient City, landscaped gardens as replica of Thailand or wake up early in the morning to visit one of the floating markets in Bangkok. Floating markets in Bangkok has so much to offer – Thai tradition & culture, local delicacies, home-made decors, flowers, hats and so on. Floating markets help you observe the life of locals by riverside or canal-side. Read our best floating markets in Bangkok
Book Floating market day trip
Second half: Spend your second half of day two at Terminal 21 shopping mall, a classy and modish place where each floor will remind you of a city across worldwide. After exploring Terminal 21 shopping mall, just cross the street and check out the popular bar Soi Cowboy, one of the hottest tourist spot in Bangkok. You can also consider Platinum shopping mall and MBK or for high end shopping consider Central World plaza or Central Embassy malls
Now you’ve got the lowdown of 48 hours in Bangkok itinerary. If you wish to get the detailed itinerary, visit our Bangkok travel guide which has information for more than 2 days in Bangkok.
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This post has been submitted by our contributor Jyoti Sharma and edited by Travelpeppy