We crossed the border of Thailand after our Siem Riep escapade. On our 8 hour bus trip to its capital city, Bangkok, you will normally pass houses with banners -declaring their love for the King Adulyadej Bhumibol, the longest reigning monarch who passed away last October 2016.
Most tourists visit the city during Songkran if not for the thriving Beauty, Sex, Shopping and Food tourism. In our 16 hour stay, we decided to go on a more conservative itinerary in terms of our already exhausted budgets (after travelling from three different cities).
Here are the 5 Activities you can do in Bangkok if you are only staying for 16 hours.
1.) Eat at Farang
We arrived in the city very hungry! We did not care if the classy restaurant that we entered will charge as much. Anyways, the princess of Thailand once did the ribbon cutting for this restaurant. We are still very lucky and enjoyed the food.
2.) Staycation near the Airport
The place was very cozy and away from the beeps of the city. Booking a hotel near the suburb and the airport is very wise especially if you want to have some good rest without spending on 5-star hotels. We just booked an uber for our short trip to the night markets, museums, and institutions we visited.
3.) Eat Streetfood
Most street stalls in Bangkok are regulated by the government. It is safe and delicious to eat the foods. We had some grilled sauges, pork barbecue, spicy pork with basil, spicy fish, and iced milk coffee and milk tea!
4.) Visit some government establishments (a museum, institute of foreign affairs, and a university)
Since this is an academic field trip, we visited some government establishments which gave us a wider perspective on the Thai society. They value their people basing it on the offices that we have visited- Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall, Thailand’s Foreign Service Institute and Chulalongkorn University.
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