Bangkok is not only the capital city of Thailand but is one of the most populous cities in the country, full of so much character and bursting energy. There are so many hidden gems around Bangkok, so we thought we would give you some recommendations of our top places to visit. From secluded islands, stunning waterfalls and unique districts, enjoy reading all about what Bangkok and beyond has to offer.
BEST PLACES TO CHECK OUT AROUND BANGKOK
8 out of 10 of our Thailand Tours kick start in Bangkok where we dive into the culture and history that fills the interior of the city. The highlights have to be checking out two beautiful, prestigious, temples - Wat Arun and Wat Pho. Not to mention hopping on a long tail boat along the Chao Phraya River to explore some of Thailand's breathtaking heritage. As you can see, Bangkok is a great hub to visit for a few days on your travels in Thailand, so here are the recommendations of our top places to visit around Bangkok:
Lying 130 Km west of Bangkok, Kanchanaburi is the perfect day trip to get out of the city. Buses run every hour, and take no more than 2.5 hours to get there from bus stand (81). The unique waterfalls, mountains and caves make this place so special. The unique Erawan Waterfalls with its seven levels set among rough jungles is for sure to be one of our top places to visit around Bangkok. Especially as it, rank's among the most beautiful falls in the whole of Asia. An unforgettable day trip to add to your adventure in Thailand.
Note: Our Northern Thailand trips visit this magical place.
Koh Chang offers an idyllic escape from the city. Set out in eastern Thailand's Trat province, in the direction of the Cambodian border lays Koh Chang. You will need to get the 999 bus which runs everyday day at 07:45 am, and 09:00 am which will get you there by 13:30 pm. This will drop you at the pier so you can get the ferry over. Koh Chang forms part of a national park and has a bounty of waterfalls and untouched inner jungles to discover. The top place to visit around Bangkok if you are looking to escape the city mayhem.
A less heard of islands, Koh Kut, has been described as having Maldivian qualities and, until fairly recently, it wasn't all that heavily visited by independent travellers at all. To get there, you will need to get a bus and boat combination, making it a manageable 4-5 hours journey. There are two departures at 05.00 am, and 08.00 am from the Khao San Road area. Alternatively, you can use public transport from Ekamai Bus Station to Trat City. The perfect hidden treasure!
Koh Si Chang
One of the closest islands to Bangkok, which takes just a few hours to get there. Buses run every hour from New Mo Chit and Ekamai terminals. The island has little tourism and is the perfect place to get a cheap massage, scrummy seafood and stunning views along the beach. One of the top places to visit around Bangkok if you are looking for a cheeky day trip to pamper your self on a budget.
Named after the Buddha's place of birth in Nepal, Lumphini Park is one of the best places to visit around Bangkok, without actually leaving the city. Shady paths, a large artificial lake and swept lawns is a perfect sweet escape from the city. Jump in a tuk-tuk and let your day go wild!
Immerse yourself in the best place to visit in Bangkok - Soi Rambuttriwith. As much as we all may love the buzz of Khao san road, Soi Rambuttiri is in the old district of Bangkok. A great destination for the adventurous backpacker and in fact 8 out of 10 of our Thailand Tours start on this very road at Mango Lagoon Place. With quirky stalls and food stands, it's a great place to wander around and dive into the local cuisine.
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