Romantic Bangkok Itinerary – 2 days in BKK for Couples

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Things To Do in Bangkok For Couples

This article is co-written by Priyanko Sarkar from Constant Traveler Blog. The photos used in the post are either mine or Priyanko's.

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Day 1 of Romantic Bangkok Itinerary

1. Take your partner to Bangkok Grand Palace

Bangkok’s Grand Palace is one of the most visited places so reach here early to admire the palace grounds and see the Emerald Buddha housed in its environs. Called Wat Phra Kaew, it is considered one of the most impressive Buddha statues in the world and the protector of Thailand.

How to get there?

Getting here is fairly simple using the BTS Skytrain. Arrive at the Saphan Taksin station and follow the signs to the boat pier and you’ll reach the entrance eventually.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

You can easily spend a couple of hours here, especially if you arrive early when it opens at 8.30 AM.

What’s the cost?

The Grand Palace costs 500 baht to enter and is open until 3.30 PM.

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2. Visit Bangkok’s Temples

Climb the stairs of Wat Arun to take in one the views of the Chao Phraya river and central Bangkok. Walk around its five towers and the temple complex decorated with ceramic tiles and porcelain. Called Temple of the Dawn, Wat Arun is one of the most important temples to visit in Bangkok.

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Cross over the river to visit Wat Pho, another important Buddhist temple containing a golden reclining Buddha. The 43 meter long and 15-meter high statue is covered in gold leaf and is studded with mother of pearl decorations.

How to get there?

Take a taxi to Wat Arun. After your done with visiting this temple, cross over the river to visit Wat Pho, another important Buddhist temple containing a golden reclining Buddha.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

Visiting them both can take the better part of the day so plan accordingly.

What’s the cost?

Wat Arun is open from 8 AM to 5.30 PM, it costs 50 baht to visit.

Wat Pho entrance costs 100 baht, the temple is open from 8 AM to 5 PM.

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You will see a different statue of Buddha in almost every temple in Bangkok.

3. Have a drink at Rooftop Bar

After all the walking around, you deserve to spend some quality time with your partner at one of the many rooftop bars dotting the city. Bangkok looks wonderful at night and is best enjoyed from a rooftop bar.

The Sky Bar at Lebua Hotel is one of the most well-known and a visit here doesn’t disappoint. Admire Bangkok from 63 floors up top with a drink or two at the bar that is open from 6 PM to 1 AM. Remember to wear smart casuals as the staff are strict with the dress code. No flip-flops under any circumstances!

Order a Hangovertini for 700 baht. After all, it was Hangover 2 that put this place on the map! Normal beers start from 400 Baht.

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Lebua Hotel Is where The Hangover part 2 was filmed. Be sure to go there!

Day 2 of Romantic Bangkok Itinerary

1. Go to Jim Thompson House

Start your day with a visit to Jim Thompson’s house. Who’s he you ask? Well, he’s the person single-handedly responsible for reviving traditional Thai silk. He loved the country so much he bought six traditional houses where he lived for almost three decades. The place is full of natural surroundings and guided tours take place on a frequent basis.

How to get there?

You can easily get there by tuck tuck, taxi or BTS station.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

Budget at least a couple of hours there.

What’s the cost?

The place is open from 9 AM to 6 PM and costs 200 baht. You can enjoy excellent breakfast at the onsite restaurant here with Western and Thai dishes on offer.

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Jim Thompson house is a must see Bangkok 2 days place.

2. Head to Chinatown.

Of all the Chinatowns in the world, the one in Bangkok is probably the most eclectic. With food stalls serving every kind of dish imaginable and neon lights taking you to China in a flash, this is a must-visit place on any Bangkok itinerary.

There are some excellent traditional Chinese joints serving some of the best Cantonese dishes in the world. On the stalls outside, you can try deep fried donuts, mango and sticky rice and even durian pieces. Go with a full appetite and appreciate the always-hustling Chinese here.

How to get there?

China Town is best accessed by river. You can get off at Ratchawong Pier and walk two lanes to Yaowarat Road to reach the heart of Chinatown. There are various street food stalls, Chinese restaurants and a pagoda as well.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

It’ll easily take around three hours to explore the area and grab a meal.

3. Visit Flower Market

Once sated, return to central Bangkok at the popular flower market, the best place to impress your significant other with some flower power. Called Pak Khlong Talat, the market is located to Memorial Bridge and is the biggest wholesale and retail flower market in Bangkok with a wide variety of flowers on sale. The market is open 24 hours a day but late evenings are the best time to visit this place as the dealers and tourists have more or less disappeared at this time. There are also a few stalls nearby if you want to load up on some food.

How to get there?

Flower market is on the Royal route near Memorial Bridge.

How much time do you need for sightseeing?

It takes little over an hour to stroll through the market and is free unless you buy any flowers.

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Flower market is one of the best places to visit in Bangkok in 2 days.

4. Take a river cruise

Finally, take a river cruise along the Chao Phraya river with plenty of options to choose from. You can opt for the two-hour dinner cruise offered by several operators for about $30 or you can simply bargain a price with local boat owners who will take you along the river for an hour visiting some of the lesser-known jaunts on their wooden longboats for about $15. Whatever you decide, you’ll be sure to have a memorable last experience in this fascinating city.

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