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Bangkok is rightly the most visited destinations in the world. With so many things to do and places to visit within the city, there is no shortage of unique, fun and adventurous getaways from it. So, lets check out the best day trips from Bangkok you should not be missing out on!
What Are The Best Day Trips From Bangkok?
1. Erawan Waterfall & Kanchanaburi Tour
Take a day trip to Kanchanaburi, a town which takes you close to nature’s wonders. Rivers, caves, waterfalls and some interesting World War 2 history will be the highlights during your trip. This day trip is a wonderful escape from the everyday hustling and bustling of Bangkok city. The multi leveled Erawan Waterfall located within a national park in Kanchanaburi is a very stunning attraction having refreshing turquoise colored water where you can swim or take a trek up to the top of the waterfall.
You would also get a chance to board the train and ride along the Death Railway which was used as a supply route by the Japanese army during World War 2. The Death Railway consists of a series of bridges and stone carvings. You will also come across the world famous bridge over River Kwai which is a very picturesque landmark in Kanchanaburi.
Trip Duration : 12 Hours
2. Ayutthaya Day Tour
The historical and fascinating city, Ayutthaya was the ancient capital of Siam from 14th till 18th century. It was invaded and burned down by the Burmese in 1767. Being closely located, a visit to Ayutthaya is one of the most popular day trips from Bangkok. Presently it is a UNESCO World Heritage site where you can find ruins of Buddha temples, statues, palaces and monasteries.
During this tour you will be visiting Wat Mahatat which is home to the sacred tree having Buddha head statue surrounded by the tree’s trunk, Wat Lokayasutharam known to have the biggest reclining Buddha in Ayutthaya and many other ruins of ancient temples.
Trip Duration : 9 Hours
3. Khao Yai National Park Jungle Trekking
The Khao Yai National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site offering the most gorgeous landscape views of nature consisting of lush greenery, waterfalls, wildlife, lakes and varieties of flora. Going for a jungle trek to Khao Yai national park is one of the most amazing day trips from Bangkok. You will also be visiting an observation tower from where you can soak in some stunning views of the jungle during this trip. The picturesque Haew Suwat waterfall within the national park featured in the iconic movie “The Beach” is also one of the highlights of this day trip.
Trip Duration : 10 Hours
4. Pattaya City and Sanctuary of Truth
Take a day trip to Pattaya from Bangkok and check out all the major attractions this city has to offer. This trip will leave you with so many memories to cherish. Your trip will start with visiting the Sanctuary of truth which is built entirely of wood and decorated by carved sculptures without the use of any metal nails. It is a miraculous structure and an ancient wonder showcasing the knowledge, techniques and wood working skills of the ancient times.
Next you will be heading to Khao Phra Tam Nak hill top from where you will get some gorgeous views of the Pattaya city. Once you are the hill’s foot you would be visiting the famous Pattaya beach where you can spend some relaxing time, sunbathe and enjoy some on beach activities. Close to it are many shopping stores, restaurants and bars where you can spend some time too!
Trip Duration : 10 Hours
5. Damnoen Sadauk Floating Market And Maeklong Train Market
Make a visit to the world famous Damnoen Sadauk Floating Market located at about a 40 minutes distance from Bangkok in the Ratchaburi province. Start your journey by exploring and wandering through the Maeklong Railway Market (aka the umbrella pulldown market). The train passes very closely from the market, such that before it approaches the vendors pull off their shop umbrellas and other belongings located close to the tracks. Once the train passes the vendors spring back the umbrellas and belongings back to the positions close and some over the tracks too.
Next you will be heading to the Damnoen Sadauk Floating Market where you can hop in to a colorful long tail boat and move through the maze of canals. This market has also been featured in a canal chase scene in The Man with the Golden Gun with Roger Moore as James Bond. You can shop from your boat, try out a variety of Thai dishes such as Pad Thai, Rice noodle soup and the famous Thai desert Mango with sticky rice.
Don’t miss out this one of the most famous and easiest day trips from Bangkok. Click here to book this day trip inclusive of transfers to and from your hotel/accommodation.
Trip Duration : 6 Hours
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6. Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Pattaya
Spend time with the elephants at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary located in Pattaya. This sanctuary promotes ethical activities for the tourists where you can feed the freely roaming elephants, enjoy a mud bath with the elephants, touch them, take pictures with them and even interact with them. You can also learn about the elephants, the environment they live in and how they should be taken care of. If you are traveling with kids, this day trip from Bangkok is a must do since kids will have a great time learning about elephants and also get to know how friendly these animals are.
Trip Duration : 8 Hours
7. Holy Tattoo Experience from Wat Bang Phra Temple
The Wat Bang Phra Temple is well known and most recommended place to get Sak Yant tattoos done which are believed to have powers of granting good health, protection, wealth and luck. The entire tattoo process is sacred, blessed by the local monks and hand etched using a sharp bamboo stick. During this trip an English speaking guide will be with you to explain the details of the ceremony. He will also make sure that you are comfortable throughout the process. Getting a Sak Yant tattoo done is one of the unique things you could experience during your Thailand visit.
Trip Duration : 4 Hours
8. Eco Zipline Adventure
Soak in some spectacular views from of a Thai rainforest through one of the largest canopy zipline tours in the world. You will be gliding through a canopy via 3 km of zipline wires into the Thai jungle ecosystem. It is a truly flying adventure over the deep jungle including some amazing varieties of flora, fauna and stunning views. This zipline adventure is completely safe and engineered by an international team of world-class adventure builders.
Trip Duration : 7 Hours
So, here are all the amazing day trips from Thailand which could be a part of your Thai adventures. Let us know which one would you choose in the comment section below. Happy Travels!
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