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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



Bangkok things to do
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 Departure Transfer: Hotel to Bangkok Airport

Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Bangkok AirportDuration:
Varies
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USD 29.86
Why not plan your airport departure transfer from your Bangkok city hotel to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport or or Don Mueang International Airport now? 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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Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River

Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya RiverDuration:
2.5-3 hours
From:
USD 51.38

Treat yourself and your loved ones with a 2.5 hour evening cruise along Bangkok's Chao Phraya river. Watch river life go by and feast on a Thai dinner feast as the band on board entertains you.


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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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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 Rice Barge Afternoon Cruise

Bangkok Rice Barge Afternoon CruiseDuration:
3 hours
From:
USD 39.52

This relaxed afternoon 2.5-hour Bangkok cruise will allow you to observe Thai people going about their everyday business in the 'The Venice of the East'.


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Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from Bangkok

Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from BangkokDuration:
6 hours
From:
USD 43.48

Venture from the exotic and colorful Bangkok on a day trip to the countryside and visit Damnoen Saduak floating markets. You'll experience rural Thai culture at its best and cruise by long-tailed speedboat to the markets. See the vendors selling local produce and get an up-close glimpse of everyday life in Thailand.


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Baipai Thai Cooking School Class in Bangkok

Baipai Thai Cooking School Class in BangkokDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 86.95

There is no better way to learn authentic Thai cooking than taking an authentic cooking class in Thailand. You don't need prior cooking skills - just a love for eating Thai food!


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Private Tour: Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from Bangkok

Private Tour: Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from BangkokDuration:
6 hours
From:
USD 74.66

Take a private tour to get a glimpse of everyday life on the water in Thailand. Cruise along the Bangkok canals in a narrow, long-tailed motorized boat towards the Damnoen Saduak floating market, where you will see local vendors in their Thai style canoes, laden with colorful fruits, and vegetables, gently plying their way through the canals looking to sell their goods.


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Last Updated: 19 Jan 2014