What to look for in Bangkok for 2 days
For two full days in Bangkok you can see almost all the main attractions, but it will take a lot of effort. And not only that you will have to move from one place to another, but also that the most interesting places of the capital on a Grand scale, and to see them, have a lot to walk and even to walk upstairs. So please be forces, emotions, and drinking water.
The proposed route to the sights of Bangkok for two day is that you'll see everything pretty quickly and be full of energy. Otherwise, exclude that some of the proposed programs at its discretion.
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- Guide to the temples of Bangkok
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The first day
To start the tourist day in Bangkok best with the most important sights of the city and the most important places of the country. It's Grand Palace and temple of the emerald Buddha (the latter is located on the Palace grounds). The Palace is open daily without days off with 8:30, and it is best to be at the entrance at this time. If you come here later (after 10 hours), the entire Palace is filled with tourists in the morning is possible to see more or less calm.
🕐 Working time: daily from 8.30 to 15.30 (the complex is open until 16:30, but visitors are stop start at 15:30). In 10:00, 10:30, 13:30 and 14:00 to start free tour in English.
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 500 baht (1064.78 RUB, the currency of Thailand)- audio player- 100 baht (passport or credit card as collateral).
🚶 How to get there: the Palace is in the historical part of the city (the entrance to the Royal Palace on the map). From the tourist area of Khao San road it can be reached on foot. From other areas by taxi (about 200 baht) or the bus, or take the metro to station Taksin and then catch the Shuttle boat across the river to pier No. 9, Tha Chang.
After visiting the Palace, which will take 2-4 hours on foot to send to the temple of the Great Reclining Buddha of Wat Pho. This is one of the most famous and visited temples of Thailand. It was built with the Foundation of Bangkok and the development of the island Ratanakosin under king Rama I.
🕐 The operating time: daily without days off from 8:30 to 18:30
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 200 baht (425.91 RUB), cook without putting, it is not given; the guide (optional) for 1 person 200 baht, 2 persons - 300, 3 or more, 400 baht
🚶 How to get there: Wat Pho is located next to the Royal Palace of Bangkok on the Bank of chaopraya river (the Chao Phraya) on the Peninsula Ratanakosin (the temple on the map). Within walking distance to the tourist area of Khao San road and Chinatown.
After Wat Pho is worth a visit for the third of the most important and most interesting temples in Bangkok – temple of dawn, Wat Arun. It is directly opposite Wat Pho, across the river Chaophraya. To get there, you need to walk to the pier Tha Tien Pier (located right next to Wat Pho), and to cross to the other side for 4 baht. The temple of dawn is located right next to the Marina on the other side.
🕐 Working time: daily from 07:30 to 17:30
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 50 baht
🚶 How to get there: the Temple is located on the opposite side of the river, opposite Wat Pho (the temple on the map). You can get to it easiest by boat-the ferry from Tha Tien pier near Wat Pho, ferry is 4 baht
After the temple of Dawn is likely to be already lunch time. Crossed to the other side of the river again to the pier, Tha Tien Pier, and out on the street Maha Rat Road go along the walls of the Royal Palace towards the pier Tha Chang (to the North). Along this street is the famous market of amulets. And near the pier, Tha Chang there is a market street with cafes where you can dine.
After lunch will continue to meet with other important temples in the heart of Bangkok. Walk (30 minutes) or by taxi for 50 baht to go in some of the most interesting and oldest temples in Bangkok - Wat Suthat Thep splash jungle water Park. It is known that it is one of the most beautiful and largest Viharn (sermon hall). In 2005 it is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
🕐 Working time: daily from 08:30 to 21:00
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 100 baht
🚶 How to get: see the position of Wat Suthat temple on a map of Bangkok.
If still time, go on foot (15 minutes) to the temple with unique architecture - Ratchanatdaram (Wat Ratchanaddaram). He is also known as the "iron castle" as it is constructed from metal. From its summit offers a great view of the surrounding area, but if time is short, just inspect Wat Ratchanaddaram from the side, and walk to the next temple of the Golden mount.
🕐 Working time: from 09:00 to 17:00. Entrance to the observation deck closes at 16:50
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the temple grounds are free, entrance to the Museum is 20 baht
The temple of the Golden mount or Wat Saket (Wat Saket and the Golden Mount) has long been the highest spot of the capital. Affairs that on its territory there is an artificial hill, which is one of the buildings of the temple and a gold-plated Chedi (pagoda). The height of the hill along with Chedi is 76 meters. Be sure to climb to the top to see the historic part of Bangkok from the height of bird flight.
🕐 Working time: daily from 07:30 to 17:30
💵 Entrance fee / tickets cost: visits to the temple free, access to the observation deck - 50 baht
🚶 How to get there: the Temple of the Golden mount is located in the heart of Ratanakosin island of Bangkok (the temple on the map). From the tourist area Khao San road to get here will not be easy walk. Of the remaining districts will be reached by taxi, bus, or boat on the canals.
If you still have strength for the day, it is best to spend time in this historic area of the city to see other modest attractions, working in the evening (Park Museum, historic artillery and the city Shrine Lak Muang). But most importantly, with the coming of darkness you can see the Grand Palace and temple of Dawn, in the evening illumination. They are amazingly beautiful like this.
Start with a visit to the main Museum of Thailand - Bangkok national Museum. It is a complex of several buildings, temple, and territory, which sometimes held views on the subject of the history and culture of Thailand. The collection is very rich, and even a cursory inspection of all exhibits will take about two hours, and to study in detail and read the captions under the exhibits will take an entire day. Unfortunately, the Museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 16:00; Monday and Tuesday – closed. If you feel that your day fell on a Monday or Tuesday, instead heading to the Museum of Siam.
🕐 Time work: the national Museum Bangkok is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 16:00; Monday and Tuesday – closed. A free guided tour held Wednesday and Thursday at 09:30, Sunday at 10:00 and 13:30
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 200 baht (425.91 RUB, the currency of Thailand)
🚶 How to get there: the Museum is located in the heart of Bangkok on the Peninsula Ratanakosin between the tourist area of Khao San road and the Royal Palace within walking distance from them (Museum map). From other parts of Bangkok and is accessible by taxi (not more than 200 baht for the trip according to the meter); the Shuttle boats on the river Chaopraya to Tha Chang pier or Phra Athit; buses 3, 6, 9, 30, 33, 43, 53, 59, 64, 65, 70, 80, 82, 91, 123, 124, 203, 503, 507, 524.
After the Museum, a taxi to go to Chinatown – the most colorful area of Bangkok. To start exploring the area with the unusual temple - Wat Chakrawatrachawat Woramahawihan. It is unusual that in it there live crocodiles. Only live here 4 reptiles, and every day about 17 hours the monks feed them. It is fair to say that besides the crocodile there is so much to see and it's also one of the oldest churches of the capital.
🕐 Working time: daytime
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free
🚶 How to get there: the temple of crocodiles is in Chinatown (the temple on the map), and find it yourself is not so simple. Dense buildings and narrow streets of Chinatown hide the temple until the very last moment, until you can go for his gate.
After the temple with crocodiles, you can dine at one of the street cafes of Chinatown, and then walk or taxi drive through the entire area in the temple of the Golden Buddha of Wat Trai Mit. Here is the world's largest Golden seated Buddha statue. The Thais say that it consists entirely of gold, it weighs 5 ½ tons, and the height more than 3 meters. The pupils of the eyes of Buddha represent the black Thai sapphires, and the whites of the eyes are made of pearls. Age of about 700 years.
🕐 Working time: daily from 09:00 to 17:00
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the entrance to the temple with the Golden Buddha (4 floor) - 40 baht, the entrance to the Museum (2nd and 3rd floors) - 100 baht (212.96 RUB).
🚶 How to get there: the Temple is located in Chinatown (temple of the Golden Buddha on the map). To get here it's all underground metro Bangkok MRT to Hualamphong MRT station (and railway station Bangkok Hualamphong), and then 5 minutes walk.
From the temple of the Golden Buddha on foot to MRT Hua Lamphong MRT and change to BTS to get to Siam station, where to walk up to one of the most important shrines for the citizens – statues Erawan Shrine. Daily day and night here comes a huge number of people, almost always there are traditional dance performances and songs.
🕐 Time of work: round the clock
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free
To perfectly complete your stay in Bangkok, head over to one of the two tallest observation decks: observation deck King Power Mahana Khon or tower 2 Baiyoke sky (Baiyoke sky). From there you can admire the surprisingly beautiful night in Bangkok, and there to dinner in the restaurant. To Baiyoke sky 2 from the Erawan Shrine you can even walk, and your path will pass through one of the most modern areas of the city by shopping centers and malls.