Adventure-filled Day Trips from Bangkok
Escape to Nearby Gems
While Bangkok certainly has plenty to offer, don’t forget that it also makes an ideal base from which to set off on exhilarating day trips to diverse destinations each offering unique experiences. Here’s a sneak peek into some of the exciting escapades you can look to enjoy!
Step into a world of vibrant colors and exotic flavours at some of the iconic floating markets in Thailand which can be reached while being based at hotels like Jono Bangkok Asok. The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, located about 1.5 hours from the capital is a sensory delight, where boats laden with tropical fruits and local delicacies navigate the narrow canals. For weekend trips, head to the Taling Chan Floating Market and the Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, the latter offering a more ‘local’ experience.
Embark on a journey back in time to Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just an hour away from the city and easy to reach from a boutique hotel in Sukhumvit, Bangkok, this former capital was founded in 1350 and boasts a captivating historical park; it’s home to fascinating temples like Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Mahathat, and Wat Lokaya Sutha, each with its own tales to tell. Wander through the ancient ruins, and witness the cultural richness of this city that echoes the grandeur of Thailand’s past.
For nature enthusiasts, the Erawan Falls, with its seven levels and cascading waterfalls, offers an invigorating day trip from Bangkok. The 1.5 km trail takes you through lush forests and reveals each level of the falls amidst idyllic scenery. As you ascend, the crowds thin, providing an opportunity for a serene connection with the great outdoors. On the hike, you can also take refreshing dips in the vibrant blue pools, surrounded by the pure beauty that Thailand’s wilderness has to offer.
A mere hour’s drive from Bangkok, Ratchaburi beckons with adventures that take you off the beaten path. Explore Heaven Valley (Hup Pha Sawan) with its temple hiking trail that features sites connected to different faiths and breathtaking viewpoints. Visit Wat Mahathat Worawihan, an ancient temple, and marvel at the surreal beauty of Khao Ngu Stone Park with intriguing rock formations. Venture further afield to Suan Phueng where more natural beauty awaits on an unforgettable day out.