24 Hours in Bangkok, Thailand | #LuxeLayovers

24-hours layover in Bangkok, Thailand? #LuxeLayovers got you!

Holidaying in Samui? With only a limited number of direct flights available, you might find yourself with a layover in Bangkok, Thailand. If that’s the case, no need to stress: #LuxeLayovers has curated a 24-hour itinerary to give you a taste of what this city has to offer!

READ MORE: The Luxe Nomad’s Guide to Samui

Keep scrolling for what you can do in Bangkok, Thailand in 24 hours:

🛬 FIRST 12 HOURS in Bangkok, Thailand

Where to stay? The Luxe Nomad recommends The Montien Hotel in Surawong, Bangkok. Not only can you expect 5-star treatment (which is a must when time’s ticking!), you’ll also find yourself at the heart of Bangkok’s shopping, dining, and entertainment spots.


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First stop: Chinatown! Bangkok’s Chinatown is the largest in the world. Insider tip: skip the drive and take the train, since the area can be too clogged for cars. We don’t want to waste precious time stuck in traffic! Good thing the Samyan MRT station is just a 5-minute walk from The Montien. The last stop for Chinatown is Wat Mangkon Station, and the train ride will take around 12 minutes.

What to do? Appreciate Chinatown by eating your way through it! There are endless choices of restaurants and even Michelin-recommended food stalls. Yaowarat Road, considered Bangkok Chinatown’s high street, also transforms into one of the largest street food spots in the world, and you can find everything from fresh seafood to durian ice cream.

And then what? After dinner, go for a night cap at Pom Prap Sattru Phai district, which is only a 5-minute taxi or Grab from Chinatown. There, you’ll find the trendiest bars and hole-in-the-wall cafĂ©s like Teens of Thailand (previously named one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars), Asia Today (the former’s “little sister”), and Wallflowers CafĂ©.


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Head back to the hotel. Call it a night and hitch a ride on a Tuktuk because, well, why not!

LAST 12 HOURS in Bangkok, Thailand 🛫

First order of business: Get up early to see bustling Bangkok in the daylight. BTW, the Montien has a pool and sundeck area that gives guests a lovely view of the city skyline.

Then? Stop and smell the flowers! Take a Grab or taxi (17 mins) or train (30 mins) to the Bangkok Flower Market (Pak Khlong Talat) and take in blooms of different colors, kinds, and awesome arrangements.

Breakfast at… Floral CafĂ© in Napasorn, only a 2-minute walk from Bangkok Flower Market. The interiors are stunning, and we love a tall glass of their Thai Iced Tea!

After that…take a walk around the art district and check out more hole-in-the-wall cafĂ© and restaurants in the area like Patina.

Up next, shopping! What’s a trip to BKK without indulging your inner shopaholic? Squeeze in a spree and head to River City for art and antiques, or Icon Siam for trendier finds (Hermes, Sephora, Pomelo and more!) and lunch while you’re at it.

Finally, head back to the hotel and prep for your flight to paradise!

Ready for a #LuxeLayover to Samui?

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