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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.



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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Bangkok Temples Tour including reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

Bangkok Temples Tour including reclining Buddha at Wat PhoDuration:
3 hours
From:
USD 34.13
Immerse yourself in the heart of Thai culture on a half-day Bangkok temple tour. Visit Wat Pho, known as the birthplace of traditional Thai medicine and healing, Wat Tramit with its beautiful solid gold Buddha and Wat Benchamabophit, one of the gems in Thailand`s temples, with ornate Italian marble carvings.

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Bangkok Walking Tour: Chao Phraya Riverside Paths of Thonburi

Bangkok Walking Tour: Chao Phraya Riverside Paths of ThonburiDuration:
3 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 34.76
Explore the Chao Phraya riverside of Thonburi on a 3.5-hour guided walking tour. Ride a boat to the Tha Din Daeng district of Bangkok and sample local street food; explore back streets and riverside paths on foot; and pass by Thai temples, Chinese shrines, churches and mosques as you gain insight into the area`s diverse local cultures. Expect to see Princess Mother Memorial Park and Wat Kalayanamit along the way! Numbers are limited to 10 people, ensuring a personalized experience with a small group.

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Private Tour: Bangkok Temples including reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

Private Tour: Bangkok Temples including reclining Buddha at Wat PhoDuration:
3 hours
From:
USD 34.97
Thailand is predominantly a Buddhist country with around 95% of Thai's practicing the Theravada discipline of Buddhism. As you wander the streets of Bangkok it is not unusual to see monks adorned in their maroon and yellow colors walking along the road and it should come as no surprise as Thailand has over 26,000 Wat's (the local name for temple).

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Bangkok Food Tour

Bangkok Food TourDuration:
3 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 36.02
This Bangkok food walking tour serves up fifteen tastings of delectable Thai dishes and drinks! Follow your entertaining guide to hidden culinary gems in the historical neighborhood of Bang Rak, the ?village of love,? as you discover the community and its cuisine. Stop at food stalls as well as a wet market, grocery, sweet shop and a royal Thai restaurant. You?ll sample handpicked specialties, savory bites and sweet treats that satisfy your palate with authentic Thai flavors. Limited to 10 people, this small-group tour provides a personalized experience.

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Bangkok Rice Barge Afternoon Cruise

Bangkok Rice Barge Afternoon CruiseDuration:
3 hours
From:
USD 37.92
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 41.71
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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Sampran Elephant Ground and Zoo Tour from Bangkok

Sampran Elephant Ground and Zoo Tour from BangkokDuration:
3 hours
From:
USD 41.71
If you are looking for a family friendly day tour from Bangkok then look no further. Situated just 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Bangkok is the Sampran Elephant Ground and Zoo, a place where the whole family can learn more about Thailand's most revered animal - the Elephant.

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Bangkok Cabaret Show

Bangkok Cabaret ShowDuration:
60 minutes
From:
USD 41.71
Bangkok's Broadway-like cabaret shows will leave you spellbound! Head to the Calypso Theater for a 1-hour extravaganza that is completely unique, featuring the best of Thailand`s transgender artists and performers on a live stage. You?ll be dazzled by the stunning costumes ? from sequined gowns to burlesque corsets ? as well as the talent of the beautiful dancers, singers and entertainers in these energetic performances. Round-trip hotel transport is included with your admission ticket.

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Last Updated: 18 Jun 2014