48 Hours in Bangkok



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Needless to say two days in Bangkok won’t even scratch the surface of what’s here for you, but it will give you a good taste and the desire to come back for more. The best of the temples are top of the list plus a visit to the Grand Palace. Throw in a bit of fine dining and nightlife and a ride on the river and the city the Thai call Krung Thep may leave you breathless.

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Day 1 - Bangkok


Right outside the front of your hotel, the most excellent Grand Hyatt Erawan, is the shrine from which is takes its name. You should stop here in the morning and evening to see how the shrine and its four-faced Buddha change with the day's light. Today's other sights can be seen independently but a canal tour is a great way to both see the city known as the Venice of the East, as well as visit the three major sites of the day. Your ticket to the Grand Palace is also good for Vimanmek Palace but the two are not right next to each other. Take a taxi to the latter but think twice if traffic is bad. The last temple of the day is Wat Arun and arriving here around sunset makes some spectacular views.


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Grand Hyatt Erawan

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Location:

494 Rajdamri Road
Corner of Rama I Rd
10330 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: 66 02 254 1234
fax: 66 02 254 6308


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Erawan Shrine

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Location:

494 Ratchawithi Road (corner of Ploenchit and Ratchiwithi)
(Next to the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel)
10330 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 225 7612(Tourist Information)
fax: +66 2 225 7615(Tourist Information)


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Grand Palace

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Location:

Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang
East of the river, on Na Phra Lan Rd., near Sanam Luang
10500 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 694 1222 (Tourism Authority of Thailand)
fax: +66 2 694 1220 1


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Vimanmek Palace

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Location:

16 Rajavithi Road
Dusit
10300 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 628 6300
fax: +66 2 628 6300


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Bangkok Canals Cruise including Grand Palace and Wat Arun

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Bangkok, Thailand


Day 2 - Bangkok


On your way to the market, check out the quirky Lingam Shrine. Be sure to visit Chatuchak Park on Saturday or Sunday, the two days the market is open. After losing yourself in the maze of vendors, have a picnic in the park. You can pack one ahead of time or find plenty of local food on offer around the market. In the afternoon don't miss the famous Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho. Get a very reasonable massage here at the traditional massage school within the temple complex. Take dinner on the river aboard a Manohra Cruise.


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Chatuchak Park

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Location:

Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand


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Wat Pho

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Location:

2 Sanamchai Road
Phra Borommaharatchawang Sub-District
10200 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 222 5910 / +66 2 226 2942 / +66 2 226 1743 / +66 2 225 9595
fax: +66 2 225 9779


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Lingam Shrine

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Location:

Wireless Road, Nai Lert Park
(Behind the Hilton International Hotel)
10330 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 226 0060 (Tourist Information Center)


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Manohra Cruises

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Location:

257/1-3 Charoen Nakorn Road
At the Krunghtep Bridge
10600 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 477 0770
fax: +66 2 477 0811


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