Bangkok has a sufficient and rather diverse public transportation network. Interestingly enough, it also makes exploring Bangkok’s highlight much more fun doing it the local way!
Enjoy a morning walk through Lumpini Park. This park in the centre of the city and very popular for exercising against a backdrop of skyscrapers.
Walk over to the nearest BTS (Bangkok Mass Transit System) for a short skytrain ride. View downtown Bangkok enroute to Saphan Taksin station, located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and walk to the pier for a public boat trip.
Make your way to Wat Pho, which houses the 46‐meter Reclining Buddha, the largest in the world and continue to the Grand Palace, which served until 1925 as the seat of the King and Government. Admire the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, known as Wat Phra Kaew, which houses the famed Emerald Buddha and the Grand Palace Hall in Wat Phra Kaew.
Lunch is served at a nearby restaurant, after which a tuk‐tuk brings you Soi Ban Batra, where monks’ alms bowls are made by a handicraft family.
Walk to Ratchadamnoen Avenue, the Thai Champs Elysées and transfer by tuk‐tuk to Saen Saeb Klong for a commuter shuttle boat ride. The narrow canals offer a very different look of Bangkok on the way.
Get off the boat near Jim Thompson’s House, located in the former home of the Thai Silk Company’s founder and Explore the art and antiques inside the teak houses.
Opt after the visit to enjoy a real Bangkok shopping experience at either MBK, Siam Square, Siam Center, Siam Discovery or Siam Paragon. Siam is a haven for shopping and it shows in its ambiance. Return to the hotel afterwards.