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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:
Varies
From:
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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Bangkok Chinatown and Night Markets Small-Group Tour including Dinner

Bangkok Chinatown and Night Markets Small-Group Tour including DinnerDuration:
5 hours
From:
USD 57.61
Discover the old and new Bangkok, stop for a coffee at a 100 year-old cafe and enjoy grilled seafood from the market street stalls on this Chinatown and Night Market small group tour. From hundreds of street stalls to the finest of Chinese restaurants there's plenty to tempt your taste buds. Stroll past market stalls filled with colorful flowers and plenty of bargains. Feel the vibe and watch Chinatown come alive at night.

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2-Night Best of Bangkok's Markets and Temples Tour

2-Night Best of BangkokDuration:
3 days, 2 nights
From:
USD 319.99
Discover the best of Bangkok’s temples, markets and cuisine on a comprehensive city tour with a professional local guide. Explore the streets of this fascinating city as the locals do – on a tuk-tuk, by bicycle and on foot. Climb the Golden Mount past Wat Saket to admire the view; browse for treasures at Thieves Market, Amulet Market or Phahurat Market; see the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho; and sample street food in Chinatown and Little India! Enjoy personal attention on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.

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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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3-Day River Kwai Historical Tour from Bangkok Including Burma Death Railway and Mon Tribal Village

3-Day River Kwai Historical Tour from Bangkok Including Burma Death Railway and Mon Tribal VillageDuration:
3 days, 2 nights
From:
USD 367.77
Immerse yourself in the history and culture of western Thailand on this three-day small-group tour with a professional guide. Travel by minivan to Kanchanaburi Province and delve into the region’s notorious past. At the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, learn about the WWII prisoners who built Hellfire Pass and the bridge over the River Kwai. You’ll also visit a Mon hill tribe village and take several rides – by elephant, long-tailed boat, bamboo raft and the Death Railway Train!

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Floating Markets and Rose Garden Cultural Center Day Tour from Bangkok

Floating Markets and Rose Garden Cultural Center Day Tour from BangkokDuration:
10 hours
From:
USD 67.19

This guided journey commences with a leisurely drive out of Bangkok, passing through salt fields and rice paddies, before embarking aboard your long tail speed-boat on your journey to the Damnoen Saduak floating markets. The trip to the floating markets are a very popular option for so many tourists to Thailand, as it is a showcase of Thai style canoes laden with colorful and succulent fruits, vegetables, sweets and meats - all gently plying their way through the canal, selling as they go. If you want to take a closer look your local Thai guide will help you organize a local boat ride through the markets (optional extra).


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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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Private Tour: Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

Private Tour: Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from BangkokDuration:
9 hours
From:
USD 115.94

Take a privately guided tour to Kanchanaburi's famous Bridge on the River Kwai and the beginning of the Death Railway, a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW's and forced laborers who lost their lives in the Second World War. This full day tour from Bangkok also includes a visit to the war museum and the chance to ride on a local train.


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Last Updated: 19 Jan 2014