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Best Day Trips Outside of Bangkok

Best Day Trips Outside of Bangkok

BY Shafira

4 years ago

Bangkok is a magnificent city that has so much to offer, which is why it’s one of the most traveled to locations on the planet. This city has everything from deeply rooted history to one of a kind nightlife and everything in between. 

And if you get tired of the craziness of the city, lucky for you there are some amazing things to see within a close distance to the capital. Here are the 5 best day trips to take right outside of Bangkok!

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1. Ayutthaya Ancient City

Ayutthaya is the ancient capital of Thailand. It is about an hour outside of Bangkok and is a commonly frequented city for travelers to experience. Ayutthaya is full of beautiful temples and ruins from battles that occurred hundreds of years ago. You can also snap some absolutely insane photographs in Ayutthaya, so don’t forget your camera!

2. Damnoen Floating Market and Maeklong Railway

The Damnoen Floating Market and the Maeklong Railway are both a little bit over an hour outside of Bangkok. There are multiple different floating markets in and around Bangkok but Damnoen is a popular one because it is open every day instead of only on the weekends. 

Vendors set up their stalls on the side of a canal and longtail boats float down the canal with people ready to buy food, souvenirs, clothing, and everything else they may need. It is a lot of fun and a great way to experience something different for a day. 

The Maeklong Railway Market is a unique market outside of Bangkok that is lined up along railroad tracks. The active train goes through the market 8 times a day. When the train is coming, vendors move their stalls off of the train tracks to allow the train to pass. This is an incredible place for photos and is truly magnificent to see!

3. Pattaya

Pattaya is one of the closest beach cities to Bangkok. Pattaya is just about an hour and a half outside of Bangkok on the coast. It is a city that resembles Bangkok but is smaller and has a beach! 

Thailand is known for its beaches and Pattaya is probably not the most beautiful one you can find in the country, but it definitely does the trick for those who are looking for a little getaway from the inner city. You can find awesome nightlife and of course water activities in Pattaya. Make sure you bring your sunscreen!

Pattaya beach, Thailand

4. Erawan Waterfalls

The Erawan Waterfalls are a beautiful set of falls situated back in Kanchanaburi. Erawan is a 7 tiered waterfall that requires a hike up but has 7 different set of falls. 

All 7 tiers are different and offer unique traits. We suggest hiking up to at least tier 4 of the falls to get a little bit of everything when you are visiting. Tier 2 offers a decently deep pool with a small cave under the falls. Levels 3 and 4 are our favorite, offering deep pools and flowing falls perfect for swimming and getting those photos that you need! 

Tier 4 even has natural rock slides into the water.

Erawan Waterfalls, Thailand

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5. Koh Laan

Koh Laan is a beautiful island located right off of Pattaya. If you’re looking for a nice relaxing getaway, this is the place for you. Koh Laan is just a short hour boat ride off of the coast of Pattaya. It offers beautiful beaches and a lot less civilization than its neighbor Pattaya. 

If you are looking for a snorkeling, swimming, seafood  eating adventure, Koh Laan is going to be the place for you.

Koh Laan, Thailand

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