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Best Day Trips from Bangkok

Would it be fair enough, if I say that Bangkok is the only touristic, picturesque, fascinating, contemporary and bustling city in Thailand? 

Well, To Be honest, it wouldn’t be.

Capital of Thailand, Bangkok has many best places to visit, love, experience, and embrace. Neither you nor we can elaborate on Bangkok’s ancient beauty, attractive and stunning sights in words without visiting or watching live.

But instead, through this blog, we would let you try to experience and love 13 more best destinations which will be worth for day trips from Bangkok with great enthusiasm.

Till now you have known that Bangkok is the most popular capital city in Thailand. Let’s together explore what else from Bangkok, its neighboring sights has got for us to experience some great lively places from day trips from Bangkok.

13 Best Day Trips from Bangkok

1. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market,Day Trips from Bangkok
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

The picture above will be pretty unique for you. But wait did you ever heard about anything named “Floating Market” (i.e market floating over water) that exists in the world?

Yes, it sounds crazy, but there is a market that exists in Bangkok, sits near Ratchaburi Province named Damnoen Saduak Floating Market based on water. Its been explored by setting on a boat where people and tourists will get everything including everyday daily stuff to unique tourist interests things over the water surface.

Never miss visiting Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in your plan of day trips from Bangkok, if you want to embrace its beauty. while sailing betweens many shops set up over the water, you much try Pad Thai and coconut ice cream which is famous in the market.

If you have listed this floating market on top of your bucket list for Bangkok local tour, then it’s great. By boating over this marking you will able to interact with local people and enjoy their historic cultures.

Time to reach: 1 & 1/2 hours from Bangkok city center by buses, minivans or local vehicles.

2. Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya, day trips from Bangkok
Ancient architectures of Ayutthaya

Humans have emotions, feelings and great beliefs in God that’s why we visit temples to get blessings of God. So, no need to tell more about what we are going to talk to you. Its clear, ‘The Temple’.

As you can take the idea with this antic place in the above picture that Ayutthaya is one of the most popular and visited cities for having an aged-long interesting history of this tourist-attracted temple. Once it was called the capital kingdom of Siam

Having dozens of ancient temples is the main reason why people take down Ayutthaya on the list of day trips from Bangkok. 

In the complex of Ayutthaya, there are many ruined palaces such as Wat Mahathat, Wat Lokayasutharam, and Wat Na Phra Mane are one of the major examples of its deep ancient history.

Don’t miss to have a look over the old damaged large statue of Buddha yield with roots of trees and plants which is something to see to make your eyes wide open.

Time to reach: 1 hour & 20 mins from Bangkok by train.

3. Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi,Day Trips from Bangkok
Death Railway of Kanchanaburi

Do you like visiting bridges, especially over the water or a lake? take Kanchanaburi as one of the best day trips from Bangkok and we recommend you visit this touristy bridge once in your life to make a memorable journey in Bangkok.

In ancient times entire Thailand was under the rule of the Japanese community at the time of WWII.

Visit JEATH War museums know all about its painful and history of the warriors on your own and give tribute to those soldiers who lost their lives in that hard time.

In this place, people were forcefully told to construct Burma railway, which famously called as “death railway” as many people or labour lost their lives due to some faults in constructing the railway.

Time to reach: at least 3 hours from Bangkok taking a bus ride.

4. Pattaya

Pattaya, best day trips from Bangkok
Night lights of Pattaya

Well, If you are well set to visit outshine Bangkok and standing at the door of which places to choose to visit in your Bangkok day tour then Pattaya is looking at you with its open wide arms to embrace and welcome you.

This fascinating and exciting seaside city is once a small fishing village. It draws many visitors from all over the world to experience its beer bars, nightlife, clubs, museums, pubs, parks and lots of sights that will certainly make you amazed.

Sanctuary of Truth and Wat Phra Yai Temple are most adored and praised by travellers for having a memorable history.

That would be unfair if we don’t talk about its Jomtien Beach in Pattaya which is most catchy among the people of the world. In summer people all over the world have fun and enjoy surfing like activities.

More importantly, Pattaya is a well-known home to attractive and filled with greenery beaches and islands. 

Time to reach: 3-4 hours from Bangkok by local train

5. Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park,day trips from Bangkok
Elephants crossing road over Khao Yai National Park

Hmm, What can you expect us to say about this picture with an elephant crossing the road?

Well, if you are an animal and nature lover then you must visit Khao national park once in a year. Exploring and visiting the national parks will make your experience and enjoy monsoon forests, amazing wildlife, and rich varieties of flora and fauna.

Khao Yai National park is filled and completed with natural beauty having different varieties of animals. Must visit one of the amazing spots of the park, Haew Suwat Waterfall which will help you to make a new bond with nature.

The treasure of “Thailand Khao National park” goes through five different safe borders to reach out Cambodian border. all of the above make your day trips from Bangkok to Khao Yai national park worth to visit.

Time to reach: 4-5 hours by bus or train

6. Khao Yai Vineyard

Khao Yai Vineyard,Day Trips from Bangkok
Khao Yai Vineyard

Did you ever expect that there would be a place where viners are cultivated and grown in Thailand?

Yes, there is this place in Thailand where plants of vines are grown and cultivated.

This town of vineland lets you give an experience of a walk between the grapevines with green valleys, the waterside of rivers and lakes which gives stunning natural views.

In your day trips from Bangkok, you will get the chance of tasting fine wine and also information about the production process of it.

Time to Reach: hardly 30 mins from Khao Yai National Park by your own vehicle

7. Amphawa Floating Market

Amphawa Floating Market, Day Trips from Bangkok
Amphawa Floating Market

Just stop and have a look over this quirky market in the world. This market is unique because it is not only the floating market but also sits at the side of an active railway line track.

Stalls for selling fruits and vegetables are done by boating. You can even buy beautiful handicrafts, clothes, food, groceries and etc over this market.

Having large varieties of food and salads market attracts many food lovers around the world. Zingy Papaya salad is one of the most edible food that adored by many locals and for visitors, it will be great day trips from Bangkok.

At the time the moon has raised, the night market turns into a hub of a huge selection of food and snakes. You just have to take a beer can and willing food, sit beside the water and enjoy the fire warms and the moonlight.

Time to Reach: around 2-3 hours from Bangkok by local taxi or train

8. Koh Si Chang

Koh Si Chang, Day Trips from Bangkok
San Jao Phaw Khao of Koh Si Chang

Koh Si Chang Island is a real example of one of the best day trips from Bangkok. Your visit to Koh Loi Pier by taking a ride of a local ferry that will shuttle you out to beautiful Koh Si Chang Island.

Islands offerings, will make you spend all your day lying on the sandy beaches and rivers, and other most interesting outdoor activities like hiking, boating, surfing, etc.

Across the island, you will get a series of history and culture with some picturesque photos. There is this famous Summer Palace who’s constructed is done like a dream palace, built by King Rama.

Apart from this, for Buddish worshipers, the island has San Jao Phaw Khao Yai which s lead by the numbers of stairs for footprints of buddha and a small lake which gives a fantastic place for day trips from Bangkok.

Time to reach: 2 hours from Bangkok and then 40-50 mins of Ferry ride to the island

9. Hua Hin

Hua Hin, best day trips from Bangkok
Beaches of Hua Hin

Once it was known as the Beach resort town of Thailand. It’s the best getaway for beach day trips from Bangkok.

But now the seaside city of Hua Hin is a natural beauty for all. Whereas Pattaya has been appreciated for its adult nightlife, Hua Hin appeals to a much broader cross-section of travellers. 

While there may only be one beach here, Hua Hin Beach but stretch from one end of town to the other. People who visit this beach love to sit and enjoy the waves of the sea or even swim over salty water here.

Time to Reach: 2 & 1/2 hours to 3 hours by car or bus and if taking the train, it will reach you to Hua Hin by 5 hours.

10. Wat Saman Rattanaram

Wat Saman Rattanaram, day trips from Bangkok
Statue of huge Ganesha in Wat Saman Rattanaram

Well, we don’t have to describe more to you as you can see this picture of Lord Ganesha (Hinduism). It is home to the largest reclining Ganesh statue in Thailand lying 22 m in length and 16 m tall. This tourist site is been praised and visited by thousands of people for seeing Ganesha’s beautiful structural-designing.

Wat Saman Rattanaram establishes the bond between Hindi Sanskriti and Buddhism much stronger than before. You will get multiple stalls selling the statues of Buddha and many Hindu god and goddess.

Just remember – taking photographs is completely prohibited in the campus of this temple.

Time to Reach: 1 hour & 40 mins by car to reach Wat Saman Rattanaram

Also Read:- Famous Temples In India & Country’s Orthodox Religious Sites & 6 Famous Temples In Himachal Pradesh: Land of Dev Bhoomi

11. Koh Kret

Koh Kret, Day Trips from Bangkok
Wat Poramai Yikawat in Koh Kret

It’s a worthwhile place for day trips from Bangkok to this river island for an enjoyable getaway for your weekend.

This small and tourist-catchy island stands at the heart of the Chao Phraya River where mostly Mon people are settled.

Even more, Koh Kret is entirely known for terracotta which can be observed at the Kwan Aman Museum.

If you are interested in Buddhism and enjoy wandering through temples. Then make a plan to visit Koh Kret Island to see Wat Poramai Yikawat.

Time to Reach: hardly 20 mins from Bangkok

12. DreamWorld

DreamWorld, day trips from Bangkok
Fun ride at DreamWorld

For wandering with your kids and have fun on your day trip from Bangkok. DreamWorld is the right place you are in.

DreamWorld is Thailand’s loved and enjoyed the amusement park by kids and youth. And is home to more than 40 different rides and attractions that will take you to the top level of delights.

Time to Reach: 1 hour & 15 mins hop from Bangkok by car or taxi

13. Erawan Waterfall

Erawan Waterfall, best day trips from Bangkok
Erawan Waterfall

One of the popularly known waterfalls in Thailand just 125 miles away from Bangkok catches tourists towards it, to enjoy its beautiful watering sights and is considered one of the best day trips from Bangkok. 

This water shower is situated over the Tenasserim Hills in the district of Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand. Surrounded is turned into a park with the same name.

Apart from the waterfall, you will get to see some stony rugs which give some beautiful views making your tour more memorable.

Time to Reach: 3 hours 15 mins by the roadway

Conclusion

So at the end of the blog, Wouldn’t you say that Bangkok is just one best destination to travel and explore?

Rather now, you may surely have ideas of the places apart from Bangkok where you can spend your holidays with great fun and enjoyment.

Maybe you already have visited these places through this article but there is so much to explore and experience in these charming places which we can’t write in words.

Just make a plan and choose the best desirable place you wanna go according to your will for day trips from Bangkok.

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Here at Treknova, we are a team of 15 enthusiastic wanderlusters with the sole motive of sharing our compassion for traveling. With the balanced team of professional content writers, researchers, budget travelers.

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