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Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Stopover Tours & Bangkok Layover Ideas


Things to do in Bangkok if you have a Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Layover or Extended Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Stopover



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If you have an extended layover at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Bangkok.layoverideas.com.



Do you have a Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport overnight stopover or extended Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport layover? You might wish to consider a Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport hotel with a shuttle service to relax and refresh before continuing on your travels.


Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is the third largest terminal in the world and is the main entry point for all international flights into Bangkok. Most visitors to Thailand enter the country via BKK Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport and this means that travellers awaiting onward connections are regularly left at a loose end. Here are some ideas to keep you busy on a layover at BKK Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport.



Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)


Most famous for the enormous reclining Buddha housed here, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha is also the oldest temple in Thailand and is home to the greatest number of Buddha images in the country. If you are looking for a real visual experience of Thailand while you await your onward journey, this temple is a good place to start. The temple is a short taxi ride from BKK Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport and if you are short on time this is the best way to get there and back. Make sure you leave plenty of time for traffic congestion.



The Grand Palace


Just a short walk from the Temple of the Reclining Buddha is The Grand Palace. This palace is no longer the royal residence and is only used for the occasional ceremony. The reverence for the monarchy in Thailand led to the royals moving out of the official residence after the mysterious death of King Rama VIII (the older brother of the current King) who was found shot dead in his room in 1946. Visitors are allowed inside the spacious European style reception room, but remember, even today this story is a completely taboo subject in Thailand.



At the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport


If you are short on time, or prefer not to leave the airport vicinity there is still plenty to keep you busy at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. You can get a Thai massage, luxuriate in the spa or even have a round of golf at the airport hotel Novotel Suvarnabhumi, or you can indulge in some duty free shopping and then get some refreshments at one of over 50 dining venues. If sleep is the only thing you need between flights the 600 room Novotel Suvarnabhumi will be the most comfortable choice.



Banglamphu market


Bangkok is not short of markets selling everything from fresh produce to household goods, not to mention everything the backpacker could possibly need. Banglamphu Market is still mostly frequented by locals and the prices are cheaper than some of the other more touristy markets like Patpong night market. If you are looking for some cheap clothes, fabrics and textiles then Pratunam market is also a great place to visit.



As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to BKK Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport in time for your connecting flight. Enjoy your transit city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

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Private Arrival Transfer: Bangkok Airport to Hotel

Private Arrival Transfer: Bangkok Airport to HotelDuration:
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USD 29.86
Need an airport transfer from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport or Don Mueang International Airport? Save time and hassle by booking this private comfortable and efficient airport transfer from the Bangkok International Airport to your Bangkok hotel before you land in Thailand. The chauffeurs are carefully selected for their professionalism, knowledge and discretion. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Thailand's Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise from Bangkok

ThailandDuration:
9 hours
From:
USD 75.10

Visit the Ayutthaya temples on a cultural day trip from Bangkok, it's a highlight of any Thailand visit. The tour to the ancient capital of Siam includes a trip by riverboat, a must-do activity when you're in Bangkok, with close-up views of the temples and historic sites that line the Chao Phraya River.


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7-Night Northern Thailand Tour: Sukhothai, Lampang and Chiang Mai from Bangkok

7-Night Northern Thailand Tour: Sukhothai, Lampang and Chiang Mai from BangkokDuration:
8 days, 7 nights
From:
USD 1025.00
Experience the treasures of Thailand's northern kingdom on a seven-night tour, round-trip from Bangkok. See ancient palaces and Buddhist statues at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sukhothai Historical Park, and discover glittering temples and fascinating markets in the northern capital of Chiang Mai. You’ll ride a majestic elephant through the jungle and have a traditional khantohk dinner at a local homestay – just some of the many amazing experiences to be enjoyed! This tour operates with a maximum of 12 people, ensuring a small-group experience with your expert guide.

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Khao Yai National Park and Elephant Ride Day Trip from Bangkok

Khao Yai National Park and Elephant Ride Day Trip from BangkokDuration:
10 hours
From:
USD 113.11
Explore the protected green landscapes of Khao Yai National Park on a full-day guided excursion from Bangkok. Sample exotic fruits, take a ride on a traditional ox cart through rice fields, and search for tigers, black bears and leopards in Khao Yai National Park. End your day trip with an elephant ride through the jungle – a great city escape for those looking to get back to nature during their stay in Bangkok!

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Bangkok Canals Cruise including Grand Palace and Wat Arun

Bangkok Canals Cruise including Grand Palace and Wat ArunDuration:
3 hours 30 minutes
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USD 59.29

On this sightseeing tour of Bangkok's canals (or khlongs, as they are known locally) you will travel by a motorized boat on the Chao Phraya River to see the serene family homes and temples dotted along the waterways which inspired Bangkok's reference as the 'Venice of the East'. The canals around Bangkok serve as a natural highway for many local Thai people going about their everyday business, such as transporting their merchandise, in particular rice, to and from the rice fields.


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Bangkok Small-Group Bike Tour

Bangkok Small-Group Bike TourDuration:
3 hours
From:
USD 46.41
Get off the beaten track and explore Bangkok as you cycle through lane ways, past markets, traditional houses, canals and temples.

Discover idyllic pockets of Bangkok with an easy 20 km (12.5 miles) bike ride through this vibrant city. See some of Bangkok's most famous sights including the Bangkok Noi Canal, Memorial Bridge, Wat Suthat temple and Wat Arun temple, one of the most famous landmarks of Bangkok.

Meet the locals and get an insight into an area of Bangkok that few tourist know about on this adventurous Bangkok bike tour.

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6-Day Northern Thailand Tour: Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai from Bangkok

6-Day Northern Thailand Tour: Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai from BangkokDuration:
6 days, 5 nights
From:
USD 862.12
Discover the cultural delights of northern Thailand on this 6-day coach tour from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. With an expert guide, you’ll see the ruins of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, visit hill tribe villages near Chiang Rai, and watch both elephants and artisans at work in Chiang Mai. Head to the Thailand- Myanmar (Burma) border for the opportunity to walk across the bridge (depending on border conditions). Enjoy views from the Golden Triangle with optional boat ride on the Mekong River, and dine on traditional Thai delicacies in local restaurants daily.

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Bangkok Rose Garden Cultural Center and Thai Village Half-Day Tour

Bangkok Rose Garden Cultural Center and Thai Village Half-Day TourDuration:
3 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 43.48

Escape Bangkok on this half-day tour to The Rose Garden Cultural Center, located 20 miles (32 kilometers) just outside Bangkok, amidst the rural scenery along the Nakhon Chaisri River.


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Last Updated: 19 Jan 2014