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Shore Excursion: Full-Day Bangkok City, Temples and Grand Palace from Laem Chabang

Shore Excursion: Full-Day Bangkok City, Temples and Grand Palace from Laem Chabang
USD 117.47
This tour visits magnificent temples in Bangkok; the three most unique ones are Wat Traimit, Wat Pho, and The Grand palace. Wat Pho, being the infamous reclining Buddha. This tour is intended to give an orientation of the city whilst visiting these breathtaking temples.

Bangkok Tour by Boat and Bike

Bangkok Tour by Boat and Bike
8 hours
USD 72.48
Our Bangkok Paradise Tour is a full day bike &amp; boat adventure, taking you to undiscovered and unseen parts of Bangkok. <br>Avoid the main streets to ride a maze of narrow alleys, small pathways, and elevated concrete bicycle lanes that make Bangkok so different from other metropolises. Cycle through small communities, meet the locals, see food markets and Buddhist temples, and enjoy lunch in an authentic Thai restaurant!

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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.

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Private Guided Day Tour: Bangkok and Beyond

Private Guided Day Tour: Bangkok and BeyondDuration:
8 hours
USD 12.08
Take a personalized tour around Bangkok or neighboring provinces for a unique look at Thai culture and lifestyles. Your personal guide works with you to tailor a full-day itinerary to the city's top attractions, such as the Grand Palace and Floating Market. Explore distinct neighborhoods, browse the shops, and see key sights all in one day.

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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. Experience a delightful Thai atmosphere surrounded by beautiful decorations. 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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Private Tour: Night Market and Temple Visit with a Local

Private Tour: Night Market and Temple Visit with a LocalDuration:
2 hours
USD 17.47
Get a real introduction to Bangkok from a local guide along with the best recommendations on what to do next in this amazing city. Check out an off-the-beaten track temple, the popular Siam night market and nightlife area close to it on this private tour. Delicious food included!

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Half-Day Thai Art and Craft Workshop at the Thai Village in Nakhon Pathom

Half-Day Thai Art and Craft Workshop at the Thai Village in Nakhon PathomDuration:
4 hours
USD 18.12
Experience traditional Thai way of life through our art and craft workshops. Guests are encouraged to participate in the activities with guidance from our Thai villagers.

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Small-Group Bike Tour of Bangkok

Small-Group Bike Tour of BangkokDuration:
2 hours
USD 18.12
This 2-hour bike tour takes you and a small group through the streets of Bangkok and across the Chao Phraya River to Thonburi. See attractions such as the Old Customs House, Holy Rosary Church, Wat Thong Thammachat, and more. Enjoy a relaxed pace that is suitable for all experience levels.

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SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World Admission

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World AdmissionDuration:
1 day
USD 19.16
Explore oceanic wonders at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, Bangkok's favorite ocean-themed attraction and home to more than 400 marine species. Use your full-day admission ticket to see sharks, stingrays, seahorses, Gentoo penguins, and more. Other options, at an extra cost on-site, include the 5D Cinema XTREME, a glass-bottom boat ride through the main tank, animal feedings, and the unique Happy Fish pedicure.

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Bangkok Audio Tour

Bangkok Audio TourDuration:
USD 19.99
<p>Download a vibrant MP3 Self-Guided Audio Tour combined with a fully detailed map of Bankok.</p>This fascinating audio tour of the energetic city of Bangkok will guide you through the narrow streets where you will see amazing Buddhist Temples and learn about the colorful history of Thailand. Enjoy this self-guided audio tour at your own pace combined with a map detailing the area of your tour.

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Private Tour of Bangkok's Multicultural Markets with a Local Guide

Private Tour of BangkokDuration:
6 hours
USD 20.96
Private &amp; unique multicultural tour to the most famous Buddha statue in the world. Check out Wat Traimi, Little India and Little China with a local. Sampeng Market included!

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017