A First Timer’s Bangkok Itinerary

Whenever people ask me about “How was Bangkok?” or “How was your trip in Bangkok?” I always answer them consistently with this line: “Ang muuuura! Ang ganda! Gusto ko bumalik. Actually, gusto ko na tumira dun. Pano ba kumuha ng residency dun?”

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Philippines so much, buuuut. Bangkok is… Iba. *big smile* HAHAHA!


I was with my office mate / blogger friend @sinosikathgoplaces (her Instagram account if you want to add her. LOL). It’s her 3rd time in Bangkok and said to be one of her favorite Asian destinations.

So we stayed for 4 nights / 4 days in Bangkok, Thailand and below is the itinerary that I did personally — which required a lot of research and Google-ing. Hahaha! Take note that this itinerary is for first timers in BKK like me. Enjooooy!


January 24
11:50pm – ETA in Bangkok
1am – Check-in @ AIM House Bangkok

Entrance to AIM House Bangkok. Our hotel for this whole trip

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January 25
6:30 / 7:00am – Breakfast
8:00am – Public Ferry from Central Pier to No. 9 Tha Chang
8:30am – Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)
10:30 – Ferry going to No. 8 Tha Tien Pier
11am – Early lunch along the food stalls going go Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha)
12nn – Explore Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha)
*** 1pm – THAI MASSAGE (book upon entry due to waiting list)ku
2:30pm – Ferry to Wat Arun Pier
3:00pm – Explore Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn)
4:00pm – Take cross-river ferry to No.8 Tha Tien then ferry to No.6 Memorial Bridge
*** Ride GrabCar (35 BAHT) going to THIP SAMAI
5:00pm – Eat PAD THAI at THIP SAMAI where they say one of the best Pad Thai’s in BKK
6:00pm – Walk around China Town (Streetfood Galore)
8:00pm – Go back to hotel

Read more about our 1st day in Bangkok here: Bangkok: Exploring The Grand Palace and Temples in the City

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January 26
6:30 / 7:00am – Breakfast
8:00am – Go to Mo Chit Bus Station (through Mo Chit BTS)
8:30am – Go to Phahonyothin Road exit take a taxi or one of the buses which go to bus terminal (3, 26, 77, 96, 104, 509)
9:00am – Ride Ayutthaya Mini Van
10:30am – Early lunch before tour
11:30 – HAGGLE Tuk Tuk ride to tour around the city. Usually 200 BAHT / hour (dahil hindi naman tayo marunong mag bike). Max 3 hours tour for 600 BAHT.

Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon
Wat Phra Mahathat
Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Phra Mongkhon Bophit
Wat Lokkayasutharam
Wat Chaiwattanarm

2:30pm – Go minivan terminal going to Bangkok
5:00pm – Arrival in Bangkok
6:00pm – Arrival @ Chocolate Ville (Grab or Uber)
7:00pm – EAT DINNER! โค
8:30pm – Explore Chocolate Ville

One of my favorite lake houses in Chocolate Ville.

9:00pm – Uber to Hotel

Read more about our 2nd day in Bangkok here: Exploring Ayutthaya, Thailand

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January 27
12:00nn – Lunch at @ Bamee Sawang (Bangkok’s Best Noodle Soup) – walking distance from Platinum Mall
1:30pm – Go to Pratunam Market and Platinum Mall (Shop!!!)
4:00pm – BTS Train to Terminal 21 – Shop / Stroll around Terminal 21 Mall
6:00pm – Sukhumvit 38 (Streetfood Strip) / Go across Sukhumvit 55 for Mae Varee Sticky Rice – 20 minutes walk from Terminal 21
7:00pm – Unicorn Cafรฉ (we were not able to go here because it closes too early)
8:30pm – Go back to hotel
10:00pm – Uber to Above Eleven or Khao San for drinks
1:00am – Go back to hotel / Sleep

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January 28
5:00am – Wake-up and get ready for flight
6:30 / 7:00am – Check-out
8:00am – ETA @ Airport
9:45am – ETD to MNL

We were not able to go to Khao San or what they call as the Red Light district of BKK because we were too tired from all the shopping we did @ Platinum Mall. Aaaaand, due to budget constraints as well. Hahaha! At least there will be more reasons for me to go back. ๐Ÿ™‚

For a more detailed itinerary — what, where, how and all questions that needs to be asked, just click on the link for each day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy Bangkok! ๐Ÿ™‚



Bangkok: Exploring The Grand Palace and Temples in the City

THIP SAMAI: Best Pad Thai in Bangkok

Exploring Ayutthaya, Thailand

Dining in Chocolate Ville