Published on January 16th, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team
24 hours in Bangkok
Read time: a bit over 1 minute
You know the song… “One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster. Something something bars and temples, something something free!” We don’t know what the something something bits of the song are, but given it’s a song from the hedonistic 80s, it’s probably something something dodgy.
But there’s a lot more to Bangers than dodgy. Twenty-four hours here can make you feel like you’ve visited Vegas and had tea with Buddha. There are temples and palaces, canals to cruise, markets to haggle in and plenty of opportunities to indulge in massage, food and bar-hopping.
8am Early birds get the flowers. Start the morning amoung the heavenly scents and beautiful colours of Pak Klong Taalat, Bangkok’s wholesale flower market.
10am Tuk tuk your way to the Grand Palace. See the Emerald Buddha. He might be little but he makes a big statement.
11am Another Buddha, this time giant size. Over the road at Wat Po is the world’s largest reclining Buddha.
12pm Still at Wat Po, stick around for a massage at the massage training school.
1pm Street stall lunch. Anywhere any time. A Pad Thai should set you back around $1.
3pm Cruise the khlongs with a boat ride through the floating markets.
5pm Time to cool off with another massage before hitting the biggest street party in town.
7pm The roads around Khao San come alive with stall, street food, pop-up bars and every kind of traveller imaginable. Go there.
10pm Take the Bangkok craziness up a notch at the infamous Patpong Markets. Clothes, souvenirs and a few bits of creepiness on offer.