For some time now, Nuno and I wanted to create a travel guide with all the essentials of Bangkok. Basically, the guide we’d like to have found before our trip to Thailand.

With that in mind, we created a complete itinerary, divided it into 5 parts, and organized it by days to make it easier to process. Each itinerary is sequentially planned with all locations mapped in the most convenient order for you. And you can sort the days as you want.

Welcome to day-two. ✌️

Something to have in mind:
As the day-two itinerary includes the Chatuchak Weekend Market, it’s better if you’re doing it on a Saturday or Sunday. If that’s not possible, don’t sweat it, we got you covered: there’s 2 museum visits to fill the hole left by the Chatuchak market.

 

Bangkok Itinerary Map for Day 2

(All spots for day 2 are marked by yellow pins).

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the biggest and most popular markets in Bangkok. Its sheer size and hecticness can put to test the sense of direction of any scout. The market is organized and divided by countless corridors that spread from the central square. 

 

Thai people at Chatuchak

Shoppers in Chatuchak Weekend Maket

 

Even though you can find anything here, you will not always find it at the best prices. Regardless, Chatuchak is a great place to visit.

 

Opening hours

It opens on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 6 pm and on Fridays from 6 pm to 12 am You’ll need at least half a day to see it. We recommend going in the morning and have lunch there.

 

Chatuchak Market Food Stalls

Altar at Chatuchak Market

 

Transport to Chatuchak

🛺 Tuk-tuk
A Tuk-tuk from downtown Bangkok will cost 50 Bahts per person.


🚝 Skytrain
You can take the Skytrain (BTS) to Mo Chit station. Leaving at exit Nº1 you’ll find the market easily. Tickets cost 59 baht.


🚇 MRT
Or the MRT (Bangkok Metropolitan Rapid Transit) and get off at Chatuchak Park, but it’s better if you do so at Kamphaeng Phet Station. Leave the station through exit nº2, and you’ll exit directly into Chatuchak Weekend Market. Tickets cost 42 baht.

 

Alternative museums for weekdays in the morning

If you’re doing the second day of the itinerary on a weekday, we suggest the following museums as an alternative for the morning:

 

Bangkok National Museum

A great museum to learn about Thailand history from the Sukhothai kingdom up to the present day. You’ll find collections of decorative textiles, weapons, precious stones, gold objects, masks, musical instruments, etc.

 

Bangkok National Museum entrance

Nationa-Museum-bangkok-Sculpture

 

Opening Hours

Opens Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Museum Ticket fees

Tickets cost 200 baht.
For 350 baht you can have a combo ticket that gives you entry to the National Gallery and the National Museum of Royal Barges as well.

🚌  Buses to the National Museum

Nº 3, 6, 9, 15, 19, 30, 32, 33, 39, 43, 47, 53, 59, 60, 65, 70, 80, 82, 91,123, 201 and 203.

To find out which bus is the most convenient for you, go to www.rome2rio/Bangkok and enter your starting point.

 

Royal Barges Museum

This museum is a boathouse where you get to see up close a collection of the most beautiful barges used by royalty on special trips and ceremonies from the kingdom of Ayutthaya to the present day.

 

Royal Barges Museum

 

Location and opening hours

The museum opens daily from 9 am until 5 pm and is located on Khlong Bangkok Noi (near Phra Pin Klao Bridge). 

Ticket fees

The entrance fee to the museum is 100 baht plus 100 extra if you want to take pictures, or 200 if you want to make a video.

Transport to the Royal Barges Museum

You can get to the museum by Chao Phraya Express Boat and stop at the Wang Lang Pier (Stop nº10). Ticket fares depend on the distance and start at 9 baht up to 20 baht.





Dusit Palace

In the afternoon you can visit the Dusit Palace, a European-inspired royal palace built by King Rama V. The palace complex consists of several impressive buildings, such as the white marble palace Ananta Samagom Throne Hall, and the Vimanmek Mansion that was converted into a museum.

 

Dusit Palace

Visiting Dusit Palace

⚠️ Under restoration
There’s a lack of information regarding the completion date of the works.
But we’ll keep you posted as soon as it reopens to the public.

 

Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple)

Visiting Wat Benchamabophit was a magical moment that Nuno and I still talk about today. We arrived at the temple in the late afternoon, just at the perfect time. The complex was almost empty with no tourists. The marble floor was warm after a beautiful sunny day and the only thing we could hear were the monks’ prayers echoing through the atrium.

 

Opening hours

Opens from 8 am to 5 pm and there’s no entry fee.

 

Nuno at the Marble Temple in Bangkok

Mario at the Marble Temple in Bangkok 

 

Nang Loeng Market

About a 15 minute walk south of the Marble Temple you can find the Nang Loeng Market – one of the oldest markets in the city. This is a great spot to sample many Thai cuisine specialties.

Have in mind that many stalls close in the late afternoon and some on Sundays.

Wat Intharawihan

Since we arrived in Bangkok, all Tuk-tuks drivers we came across kept insisting on taking us to this temple. So much so that it sparked our interest, and we ended up going on our own.

After walking 20 minutes from the Marble Temple, you can also end your day visiting Wat Intharawihan (the big standing Buddha). It stands out from the other temples due to the 32 meter Buddha statue in the atrium.

Opening hours

The temple is open from 8 am until 8 pm and is located on Wisut Kasat Road, at the beginning of the Rama VIII Bridge. There’s no entry fee.

 

Big Standing Buddha statue

Big Standing Buddha in Bangkok

 

 

Day 03 of the itinerary is coming soon!