Top 5 Amazing ways to make most of your Layover in Bangkok by Sara Marshall

 

Top 5 Amazing ways to make most of your Layover in Bangkok by Sara Marshall

Hello everyone today I Rahat Arora sharing with you about the Top 5 Amazing ways to make most of your Layover in Bangkok by Sara Marshall.

 

Top 5 Amazing ways to make most of your Layover in Bangkok by Sara Marshall

Before sharing the Top 5 Amazing ways to make most of your Layover in Bangkok, I thank Sara Marshall who wrote a guest blog post for my site.

Here’s the brief introduction of my guest:

Sara Marshall is a Graphic designer from Auckland, New Zealand and is currently living in UK working as a full-time cruise blogger at BeyondCruise. In which they help cruisers find their perfect cruise by creating a cruise guides and cover news, ships, ports and blog about our cruises. You can follow me on IG, FB, Twitter and Pinterest all at @beyondcruise.




Top 5 Amazing ways to make most of your Layover in Bangkok by Sara Marshall

Let’s see the 5 Amazing ways to make most of your Layover in Bangkok:

Bangkok is a huge city and definitely worth a trip on it’s own but if you end up with a long layover at this colourful destination, this article will show you 5 of the best ways you can make the most of your trip!

1. Book a walking food tour:

This is my all-time favourite suggestion for anyone new to South-East Asia! We all know the food is delicious but choosing street vendors to buy from can be daunting and is better way to try a huge sampling of delicacies that Thailand has to offer than with a local expert taking you on a tour of their favourite joints? Another bonus to the tour is that it’s time efficient and you get to walk the streets, visit stores, markets, restaurants and learn about the area, the history, the food and it’s ingredients. The tour I took was 3 hours, starting and ending at a popular train station. By the end of it I was completely stuffed! We started with some sweet Thai tea and a little palm sugar sponge cake and ended at a beautiful restaurant with a delicious green curry and dessert. We tried everything from the local tropical fruits, to fish cakes, thai sweets, noodle dishes, lemongrass salad, papaya salad, larb, sticky rice and soups. We managed to eat an unbelievable amount of food in just 3 hours and was a great way to experience a whole lot of Bangkok on a quick layover in the city.

Top 5 Amazing ways to make most of your Layover in Bangkok by Sara Marshall

Top 5 Amazing ways to make most of your Layover in Bangkok by Sara Marshall

Top 5 Amazing ways to make most of your Layover in Bangkok by Sara Marshall

2. Night markets.

You can’t always help when you’re going to be in town and if you’re here at night then you have to head to the night markets. Lucky for you, Bangkok is very much alive at night and the streets fill up with stalls selling everything from souvenirs to clothes, jewellery, electronics and other knick-knacks. One of the most popular night markets to visit is Jatujak Green, also known as JJ Green which also features live music and bars. It’s easy enough to explore on your own but if you’re unsure about making your own way through the bustling stalls, you can book a tour that’ll show you the best that there is to see and experience at the night markets or even a food-orientated tour that’ll have you whizzing around on a tuk-tuk between a sampling of delicious Thai snacks.

Top 5 Amazing ways to make most of your Layover in Bangkok by Sara Marshall

Top 5 Amazing ways to make most of your Layover in Bangkok by Sara Marshall

Top 5 Amazing ways to make most of your Layover in Bangkok by Sara Marshall Top 5 Amazing ways to make most of your Layover in Bangkok by Sara Marshall

3. Stay with a local.

If you have an overnight layover and want to experience the culture, there is nothing better than staying with a local! I stayed at an Airbnb that was over a hundred years old and literally built over the Huatahke River. It had a handy location near the airport, a restaurant downstairs and there was a market opposite that I was able to explore in the morning. The best part for me was my host who was happy to show me his culture and city (and the air-conditioning which is an amenity you should look for!). My host was fantastic at recommending some of the best local food in the area and let me tag along as he did his daily shop at the local market across the river. The market itself was one not often visited by tourists, and I could tell by the general surprise to see me, but it was an amazing authentic experience full of new sights.

Top 5 Amazing ways to make most of your Layover in Bangkok by Sara Marshall

Top 5 Amazing ways to make most of your Layover in Bangkok by Sara Marshall

4. Thai massage.

If you’re doing a stopover in Bangkok, it’s likely you’ve been on a plane for several hours and have several more to go. Break it up and treat yourself to an amazing Thai massage at ridiculous prices, as low as $6 for an hour! My favourite place to head for a massage is Pratunam market where you’ll also find plenty of shopping! Navigate to 869/15 Ratchaprarop Rd by catching the Airlink train from BKK airport). An extra stop you can make while you’re here is at Baiyoke Sky Hotel, Thailand’s tallest hotel, which is within walking distance. For $10 you can get entry to the observation deck on the 77th floor for jaw-dropping views of the city and a fruit buffet.

5. Visit the temples.

Wat Pho is a good choice if you’re exploring on your own. It’s easy and cheap to get to by taxi, about $5. it’s home to the Reclining Buddha which is a epic sight to behold at 46m long and 15m high! If you have the time, The Grand Palace is within walking distance and is another Bangkok must-see. The Royal grounds have multiple incredible buildings and sacred sites to explore.

Alternatively, this is another one easily done on a tour. Private tours run at $20-$40 and often include three different temples and sometimes even lunch. Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) and Wat Traimit (home to the Golden Buddha) are a couple of my other favourite temples to visit in Bangkok.

Top 5 Amazing ways to make most of your Layover in Bangkok by Sara Marshall

In the end, I hope you like the post and I thank Sara Marshall for writing a lovely post for my site and hope we collaborate more in the future.

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Hello everyone, I am Rahat Arora, I like to explore and capture good travel memories. Being travel lover I am also (travel blogger) through which I share my experience about places with the combination of exploring the place, culture and cuisines. So, I hope you all like my travel experience.

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