Suggestions for Daytrips Near Bangkok

Don WaiDon Wai Market: I am really happy that the Kanchanapisek Outer Ringroad has been finished. It now allows us to easily explore tourist attractions around the perimeter of Bangkok quickly and easily. So, last weekend I set off on a day trip to Nakhon Pathom, to the West of Bangkok. My destination was Don Wai Market. Some people call this a floating market. However, strictly speaking, it is a market on the banks of the Nakhon Chaisi River…. [more]

Openbilled Stork Temple

Openbilled Stork Temple: A few years back I heard about a temple on the banks of the Chao Phraya River that has an invasion of openbilled storks during our winter months. It has been on my list of places to visit for too long and so I finally decided today that I should go and take a look. Wat Phailom is in Pathum Thani which is a neighbouring province just north of Bangkok…. [more]
Ayutthaya

Day Trip to Ayutthaya: Probably one of the better day trips from Bangkok is to the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya. I have, of course, been there many times though I have never been back since I started writing the Thai Travel Blogs. So, last weekend I decided to head back there to explore the city a bit better and also to take some new pictures… [more]
Koh Kret

A TRIP TO KOH KRET: A few days back I went upriver from Bangkok to Nonthaburi Province by public boat. My intention was not to just view the scenery but also to make my way up to an island called Koh Kret. I had heard about this place for several years now and wanted to go and visit for myself. It sounded mysterious. An island in the middle of the Chao Phraya River? How could that be?  [more]

Bat Temple: Bat TempleToday I visited Bang Khla district in Chachoengsao Province. The “Unseen Thailand” attraction here are the thousands of fruit bats (or flying foxes) that inhabit the temple at Wat Pho Bang Khla. This is another one of those unique places that you won’t find in any Western guidebook. In fact, the Lonely Planet doesn’t even mention Chachoengsao Province. [more]

Farm ChokchaiVisit a Dairy Farm: Less than two hours away from Bangkok is Farm Chokchai. Here you can join agro-tours of the farm. Learn how to milk a cow, watch sheep being herded and even have a go at riding a horse in a Wild West town. The petting zoo is also popular with the kids.  [more]

 Khao Kheow Open ZooVisit Dream World: One of the major theme parks in Thailand is Dream World in Pathum Thani Province, just north of Bangkok. If you are on holiday in Thailand with your kids and are looking for an entertaining day out, then I would seriously consider Dream World. They also have Snow Town if you are feeling too hot! [more]

Ban PhiphithaphanVisit Ban Phiphithaphan: I recently visited Ban Phiphithaphan (House of Museums) which is in Thawee Watthana District, on the Western outskirts of Bangkok. The brainchild of one of my heroes, Anake Nawigamune, the museum details what life was like in Thailand over 50 years ago. [more]

Wax MuseumThai Human Imagery Museum: The Thai Human Imagery Museum is the Thai response to the famous Madame Tussauds in London. However, the sculptures featured in this museum are not made from wax for obvious reasons. Instead, the artists made them from fibre glass. The first figure was created in the early 1980’s. More were to follow. The attention to detail is amazing and I had to look twice as I thought they were real people at first…. [more]

Tiger ZooVisit Sriracha Tiger Zoo: People often ask us for family friendly tourist attractions in Thailand where they can take their kids to have some fun. Sriracha Tiger Zoo is a great place for kids on holiday in Thailand. It can be done as either a day trip from Bangkok or as an excursion from Pattaya which is slightly closer. [more]