Day trips out of Bangkok – Day trip
Kanchanaburi (River Kwai City)
It takes around 2-3 hours from Bangkok
This beach town is around 3 hours away
The ancient city is declared as world heritage and around 1 hours away from Bangkok.
Floating Market & Nakornpathom
There are various floating market around Bangkok.
Damnoen Saduak is the most famous floating market which is around 1.2 hours away from Bangkok
Nakkhrnpathom is around 40 minutes aways from Bangkok
Khao Yai national park is in Korat or Nakhorn Ratchasima province which is 2.5 hours away from Bangkok
Bangkok is known as one of the most popular tourist destinations around the world. People from all over the world come to this city to enjoy its mesmerizing beauty and natural attractions. Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and the country is packed with many extraordinary tourist destinations which are not something to miss. If you are planning for a Bangkok trip then you should not miss the surrounding beauty of this city which can be completed within a day.
There are many wonderful destinations are available out of the capital of Thailand which are must see. You can extend your trip just for one more day to enjoy many adventurous activities in a one day trip. So, what are the popular destinations to explore in Day trips out of Bangkok ? Let’s explore
Day trips out of Bangkok – Popular Places
Khao Yai National Park:
Khao Yai National Park is the third largest national parks which is also a one of the most visited parks in Thailand. The park is best for trekking lovers and its height is 1351 meter above sea level. The park is just three hour drive from Bangkok and if you love to explore wild life beauty and tropical forest then you must visit Khao Yai. The park is filled with wonderful landscape, lush environment, pounding waterfalls, fertile valleys and highest biodiversity.
If you are planning for Day trips out of Bangkok then Pattaya is one of the most popular places that everyone must visit. It is just 1 hour and 50 minutes from Bangkok and thus no matter where you are staying at Bangkok, you can easily make it a soothing one day trip from Bangkok. Some of the most attracted things to explore in Pattaya include:Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Wat Phra Kao Yai (Big Budhha Hill), Pattaya Floating Market, Cartoon Network Amazon Waterpark Pattaya, Pattaya ViewPoint, Sanctuary of Truth and Pattaya Beaches. Everything is just eye-catching and you must not miss these things to explore if you are in Bangkok.
Amphawa Floating Market
Amphawa is the place that is about 63 km towards the west of the Bangkok. This is the place that has got quaint floating market in it. There is a vibrant community living in this place who have got vintage shop houses. This is a great place to consider for a weekend Bangkok trip due to is great beauty and various opportunities to explore.
This is the place that is much popular for the Siamese trade and also acts as political capital. This political capital has got damaged due to devastation due to many things. There are so many stories related with the place. This is a great Bangkok trip that you can explore for history and many amazing things.
Kret Island for a day! (Koh Kret)
-The small island is only 7 kilometers around and it is perfect for cycling or walking on the clean, quiet lanes. There are several pottery shops one can visit in the course of a day trip there and some monasteries too. In addition, there are some eateries that serve traditional sweet Thai rice Khao Cher which is accompanied with authentic Thai dishes, seafood and fragrant water! This dish is rarer inside the capital Bangkok. If you envision a day full of tranquility and serenity then I’d recommend you escape to the Ko Kret.
When in Bangkok ensure you spend a day cruising the Chao Phrya River and its environs. The tour is commonly offered by the Grand Pearl Cruise Company Limited.
This is the place that can be reached by traveling about 130 km towards the west of the place Bangkok. It is the place to which you can travel in the matter of a day. It may take one long day for reaching the place but it is worthy as it has so many amazing things to offer to the individuals. The major attraction of this place is river Kwai. This is the commonwealth – war cemetery which has got immortalized in the classic movie of Hollywood named “ Bridge on the river Kwai”. There are many ancient caves in the place surrounding Kanchanaburi. These caves hold the proofs of some early dwellings. There are also some amazing waterfalls located in the place.
Damnern saduak floating market
Damnern saduak floating market is not only one of the most popular tourist attraction site in Bangkok but it is also one of the few places that you will have a life time experience. In this place, you will get to meet hundreds of Thai style canoes full of meat, vegetables, fruits and sweets. Situated 60km from the city of Bangkok, the seemingly chaotic canals are filled with boats piled with fresh produce from the farm ready to be sold to interested customers. The journey to this floating market include a ride from high speed boats through the marshes past traditional houses and amazing architecture and culture that has not changed for over centuries. As you speed across the water, you will be guided by post that will give you a colorful insight of the floating market and what you should expect when you finally reach there. Upon arrival to this market, you will be amazed by different types of boat all ready to sell you fresh produce from the farm. You will also get to learn about the local culture.