Too much has been said about all that Thailand has to offer, whether it is the loud night markets or the spectacularly beautiful temples, the country has something for every budget. Low on cash and planning an international trip?
Well, spend 5 days in Bangkok for a week full of insanity and a kickass budget trip. Here’s how:
- Your Budget: INR 30,000
- Duration: 4N/ 5D
- Flight (if planning during off season/ or a month in advance): INR 18347
- Tip: Plan in advance and find the cheapest flights to save more!
- What can you do in Bangkok for 5 days? 3 Nights Bangkok + 2 Nights Pattaya
- How to reach Pattaya: Take the Bell Bus Service from Bangkok airport to Pattaya
- Cost: INR 876 (both ways)
Total spent: INR 19223
Remaining: INR 10777
Where to stay in Pattaya?
- Grand Bella Hotel In Pattaya (2 Nights): INR 1941
- One room shared by 2 people for the duration.
Where to stay in Bangkok?
- Baan Pra Nond B&B (2 Nights): INR 2881
- One room shared by 2 people for the duration.
Amount Left: INR 5955
So what are the things to do in Bangkok for 5 days and 4 nights with just you do with just 6000 bucks left to spend? Read on for answers:
1. Tiffany’s Cabaret Show
One of the best things to see in Bangkok in 5 days is to get a whiff of spectacular at Tiffany’s Cabaret Show, a palace of decadence, elegance, and enjoyment not to be missed when in Thailand. The first true transvestite cabaret show in South East Asia, the fame of the show is undeniable.
Cost: INR 838
Tip: Admission tickets cover hotel pick-up and drop-off.
2. Noong Nooch Village
Noong Nooch village has to be on your list of what to see in Bangkok in 5 days to get a glimpse of the rich culture. Spend your morning or afternoon at this theme park that blends elements of Thai culture and entertainment with breathtakingly beautiful landscaped gardens, Thai cultural performances, Thai boxing and shows by Thai elephants.
Cost: INR 1140
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3. Floating Market
Floating markets could be one of the most fun things to do in Bangkok in 5 days. Watch in amazement this bustling hive of commerce and indulge in excellent Thai fare. For a floating market experience, hire a man-powered boat and see Thai classical dance, martial art demonstrations, visit rice fields, traditional Thai houses and kite museum.
Hours: 10:00 – 21:00 hrs. Open Daily.
Cost: Free if you don’t take the tour but if you wish to explore the culture, a boat ride will cost you INR 380 (per person)
Tip: Typically, the boat is big enough for four people.
4. Jomtien Beach
Tired of the hustle bustle of the city? Then settle for the warm sun n sand at the Jomtien Beach. Or if you are looking for more adrenaline pumping action then spend your time jet-skiing, parasailing, and windsurfing.
Cost: Free (And the amount you’d like to spend on water sports)
PS: There would be more beaches to laze around too. Find the nearest one!
5. Grand Palace
The dazzling Grand Palace is amongst the best things to see in Bangkok on your 3 day trip to the city. Complete with beautiful structures, a Jade Buddha and decadent architecture, a visit here is nothing less than eye-opening.
Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm daily
Cost: INR 949
Tip: Make sure to be dressed properly, no bare feet, shorts, tank tops allowed.
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6. Wat Arun
Climb atop the Wat Arun and be rewarded with an unforgettable view as the sun sinks over the Chao Praya River. If you hate exercise, then just visit the structure at sunset, to see it in all its glory. This has to be on your list of things to do in Bangkok on your 5 day trip.
Hours: 08:30 – 17:30 hrs (Daily)
Cost: INR 38
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7. Muay Thai
Make sure you spend a night at an authentic Muay Thai match. Contagiously exciting and a very authentic Bangkok experience, catch a seat at Lumpini Stadium and Ratchadamnoen Stadium.
Cost: INR 1898 or Free
Tip: You could watch it for free at Channel 7 Stadium, if you don’t mind standing.
8. Terminal 21
Visiting a mall isn’t exactly a thing to do but Bangkok takes the word mall and turns it into a whole new experience with Terminal 21. With each floor themed around a different city this is wonderful place for photo ops in Tokyo, San Francisco, Paris and London without a plane ticket. This will definitely be the best thing to see in Bangkok.
9. Lumpini Park
Make sure to take a trip to this gorgeous urban park bang in the middle of the busy streets of Bangkok. Complete with interesting sculptures, traditional Thai and Chinese-style pavilions, open green areas and a lake it is the only green space in the city. Come on a Sunday and you may see a free concert by local music students or the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra. And the best part, this would be on your list of things to do in Bangkok in 5 days for free.
Tip: Smoking here is prohibited
10. Chao Phraya River Tour
See the city of Bangkok on a water-taxi while travelling through the Chao Phraya River. The tour includes the areas from Wat Arun to Phra Sumeru Fortress, some of the oldest settlements in Bangkok, Bangkok Noi and it’s charming ambience.
Cost: INR 285
11. Khao San Road
Visit this infamous backpacker district, jam-packed with guesthouses, food vendors, clothing stalls, and travellers from every corner of the globe for a glimpse into the colourful crowd of the city. This has to be on your list of places to see in Bangkok on your 5 day trip.
12. Museum of Counterfeit Goods
Spend an afternoon in one of Bangkok’s most unique and interesting museums. Full of goods seized in raids, the museum includes clothing, footwear, watches, eyewear, cosmetics and perfumes, drugs, alcohol and cigarettes, automotive parts among other goods.
Amount left: Whatever you could save from our tips + INR 492
What to do?: You gotta eat, right?
So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now and get ready for nights of insanity with your gang and make this trip count!
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