Where can I go to explore Bangkok in 7 days

I’ve been seeing a lot of discussion about how many day you should stay and explore Bangkok. Some said 3 days are more than enough, some said 2 days…but I say 7 days (at least)! lol Why? Because that’s the perfect time you get to really explore Bangkok from every aspects; street foods, local places and activities, tourist attractions, and many more.

Here is my destination guide to explore Bangkok from day to night, Monday to Sunday, that cover everything you need to know or to see in Bangkok; from exploring local communities to drinking at night. Highly recommended for all experience seekers, especially photography lovers.

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Visit the most famous/ iconic landmarks in the morning

  • Temple of Emerald Buddha (วัดพระแก้ว/ Wat Phra Kaew)
  • Temple of the Reclining Buddha (วัดโพธิ์/ Wat Pho)
  • Grand Palace (พระบรมมหาราชวัง)
  • Museum Siam
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Have lunch, then continue your trip

  • Golden Mountain (ภูเขาทอง)
  • Metal Temple (Lo Ha Pra Sart/ โลหะปราสาท)
  • Maha Prakarn Community (ชุมชนมหาพระกาฬ)
  • Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall (พระที่นั่งอนันตสมาคม)
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Check out chic places and chill out in the evening

  • Yod Piman River Walk
  • Bangkokian Museum
  • Asiatique


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Walk around ones of the biggest market hubs in the morning

  • The Old Siam (Vintage mall)
  • Pahurat (Little Indian market/ Fabric market)
  • Sam Peng (Wholesale market)
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Have lunch, then continue exploring local communities.

  • Chinatown
  • Wat Mangkon Kamalawat (วัดเล่งเน่ยยี่/ Wat Leng Noei Yi)
  • Pak Khlong Talad (Flower market)
  • Bo Bae (โบ้เบ้/ Wholesale market for clothes)
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Dine in a local restaurant and drink at a bar

  • White Flower restaurant or Thipsamai Pad Thai Restaurant
  • Khao Sarn road (ข้าวสาร)


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Explore around Silom area in the morning

  • Hindu Temple
  • Wat Khaek Market (Fresh market)
  • Rocket Coffee Bar
  • Lalai Sub
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Have a local lunch in Soi Lalai Sub or Convent Road, then, move on to Siam

  • Wat Patum Wanaram
  • BACC
  • Saturday cat cafe
  • Jim Thompson’s house
  • Suan Pakkard Palace

Window shop at a fun department store, before grab a beer or two in Nana

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  • Terminal 21
  • Nana


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Walk around a local floating market and a nearby museum

  • Klong Lat Mayom floating market
  • Museum of Bizarre Creature
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Continue your trip

  • Siriraj Medical Museum
  • Wat Rakung
  • Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
  • Church of Santa Cruz
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Travel to a train market from Hua Lamphong MRT station

  • Ratchadaphisek Train Market
  • RCA


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Explore an artificial island, called Koh Kred, and participate in local workshops

  • Take a boat ride to Koh Kred
  • Cycle around the island
  • Get your hands on clay pottery workshop
  • Try some local Thai desserts

Take a boat ride back to Mo Chit BTS station in the late afternoon

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Check out the most well-known market of Bangkok, then, chill out at a gypsy market

  • JJ green
  • JJ (late) night market


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Visit Bangkok’s green lungs and discover the local communities

  • Cycle around Bang Ka Jao district
  • Bang Naam Phueng floating market
  • Siamese fighting fish museum
  • Baan Toob
  • Coffee Toys
  • Bangkok Tree House
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Go back to town and be ready for the fun night

  • The Em Quartier
  • Drinking/ Clubbing in Thonglor – Ekamai area


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Take it slow and just chill out

  • Cafe-hop to re-fuel your energy in Ari area
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Lunch a local restaurant in Petchaburi Soi 5 and

  • Phi Or Tom Yum Noodle restaurant (ร้าน พี่อ้อ ก๋วยเตี๋ยวต้มยำ)
  • Shop for clothes at Platinum malls
  • Relax with a traditional Thai massage & spa at Health Land Sathorn
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Take a boat ride to a famous restaurant in the middle of the sea

  • Have a nice seafood dinner at Bangkok SeaView


To conclude all the areas of this 1-week plan

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See? These are all places you can go and explore Bangkok in a week, not including a cooking class, a Muay Thai session, a dog cafe, a jet ski club, a wake boarding venue, a classical Thai dance class, an aquarium, a zoo, an amusement park, and many more…

So…how long are you planing to stay in Bangkok before moving on other provinces?

Don’t want to plan out all these stuff yourself? If you’re looking for a local guide who could show you around all these places each day please check out our local 1-day tours at our website here.

Enjoy your stay in Bangkok, y’all

& Safe Travels