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Day Trip to Khao Yai National Park including Elephant Ride

Day Trip to Khao Yai National Park including Elephant Ride
11 hours 30 minutes
USD 105.50
Meet and greet the tour guide at your Hotel and transfer to experience Thai culture and a fun-filled adventure all-in one. Visit a local morning market and ride an ox-cart through paddy fields. Then trek on the trail of the Khao Yai National Park with an elephant ride in the jungle. Lunch is included. At the conclusion of the tour your guide will transfer you back to your hotel.

Bangkok Canals Cruise including Grand Palace and Wat Arun

Bangkok Canals Cruise including Grand Palace and Wat Arun
3 hours 30 minutes
USD 64.15
<p>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.</p>

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Things To Do in Bangkok & Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Layover Ideas

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

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.

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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.

Bangkok Attractions

Private Guided Day Tour: Bangkok and Beyond

Private Guided Day Tour: Bangkok and BeyondDuration:
8 hours
USD 10.02
Get a personalized day tour of Bangkok or neighboring provinces for a unique look at Thai culture and lifestyle. Your fully licensed local guide works with you to tailor a trip that can include the Summer Palace, Floating Market and much more.

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Thai Dinner and Dances at Silom Village in Bangkok

Thai Dinner and Dances at Silom Village in BangkokDuration:
3 hours
USD 12.50
Spend your evening at leisure and enjoy a delicious genuine Thai style dinner in a delightful Thai atmosphere surrounded by beautiful decoration. The meal is accompanied by Thai classical music and dances. The dancers with their beautiful glittering costumes and exquisite graceful movements will stay in your memory forever.

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Bangkok Mambo Cabaret Show Ticket

Bangkok Mambo Cabaret Show TicketDuration:
80 minutes
USD 20.33
Experience Bangkok's exciting night life with the Mambo cabaret Show. Thai transvestites are renowned for their beauty and femininity. You won't believe how stunning they actually are when made up and wrapped in sexy evening dresses and stilettos! Broadway high kicks, mimed pop songs, choreographed dance backing and melodrama all add to the fun of this tongue-in-cheek concert.

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Muay Thai Live - The Legend Lives

Muay Thai Live - The Legend LivesDuration:
90 minutes
USD 20.91
Muay Thai Live The Legend Lives presents Muay Thai's greatest hero. From the origins to present day, tales are artfully woven together in this spectacular show.

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Explore Real Bangkok By Foot

Explore Real Bangkok By FootDuration:
3 hours
USD 21.48
This 2 kilometer walk takes you to some interesting areas in Bangkok, and get you up close to where the locals live and how they spend their daily lives. You will see local neighborhoods with a multicultural vibe. We take a stop at a local bakery and but some samples and enjoy with a drink.

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Nanta Show Admission in Bangkok

Nanta Show Admission in BangkokDuration:
3 hours
USD 22.25
Nanta is a comic non-verbal musical show derivered from the traditional Korean instrumental performance Samulnori. With a kitchen as its backkground, knives and other untensils are transformed into musical instruments in the hands of the performers. The chefs thrill the audience with acrobatic cooking shows, a surprise wedding ceremony, and an exciting dumpling challenge. Nanta is being absolutely recommended for foreign tourists.

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Half-Day Old Bangkok Bike Tour

Half-Day Old Bangkok Bike Tour Duration:
4 hours
USD 24.00
Take a break from busy Bangkok and relax on this 3-hour bike ride. This tour is likely to become one of the best highlights of your trip in Bangkok! Explore the West side of the Chao Phraya River by bicycle near the Temple of Dawn. See a beautiful Buddha statue at Kanlayanamitr temple, as you wind through narrow alleys, and even take a coffee break at the Artist's House cafe.

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Bangkok Night Tour By Bike

Bangkok Night Tour By BikeDuration:
3 hours
USD 24.34
Explore Bangkok by bike on a 2.5-hour evening tour that covers all the main monuments, temples, and buildings, illuminated after dark. Cycle at a gentle pace around 10 kilometers and experience the nighttime buzz of the city.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2016