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Where to Have a Weekend Trip Away From Bangkok

Where to Have a Weekend Trip Away From Bangkok

As Thailand’s largest city, there is abundance of Bangkok attractions for holiday makers. Tourists from all the four corners of the world visit Bangkok every year so they can see most of its dazzling attractions. The city is well acclaimed for its splendid Buddhist architecture, bewitching culture, hospitable people, beautiful parks and museums.

While the city prides itself on being Thailand’s tourist hub, the actual fact is that there are other tourist attractions on the outskirts of the city where you can enjoy a weekend trip.

Here are a few of them.


Amphawa Floating Market

This market is one of the most popular floating markets near the city of Bangkok. Most of its visitors are exclusively Thai.

What started as a small village some 300 years ago has grown to become such a magnet for weekenders.

The main attraction here is eating seafood grilled on wooden boats anchored around the popular central bridge.

From midday to late in the evening, the aroma is simply alluring and consumers flock to all sides of the river each passing day.

This is one place you can’t afford to miss.


Hua Hin

Situated only a short distance from Bangkok, Hua Hin is one of the most popular weekend getaways in Thailand.

Its close proximity to Bangkok and an array of attractions, beaches and accommodation make it a great spot for a fast and relaxing weekend getaway. Aside from the shoreline facing your resort, there are lots of white sand beaches to explore in Hua Hin.

As well as sunning yourself on the sand beach, there are plenty of other activities as well.

Elephant and horse rides are popular diversions and are found at virtually every beach.



Just a two hour drive from the city of Bangkok, Pattaya is a great place to have a weekend trip. Pattaya combines the exotic spot, the vivid nightlife and obviously beautiful beaches for which the country is popular. Even if you’re not a beach enthusiast, you will find plenty of things to here. First of all, the place is Thailand’s center for windsurfers.

There are also other activities to do here including diving, volleyball and elephant ride.

If you are a party goer, Pattaya is your best bet. There are plenty of bars, discos, and clubs that are sure to give you a great nightlife experience.



Situated 80 km north of the capital, Ayutthaya was once the capital of Thailand. Some of the structures there are good examples of the ancient Thai architecture.

While in ruins now, the city still bears remnants of its long-gone grandeur. There are many beautiful Buddhist architectures, palaces and forts that show the Hindu influence on this town several hundred years ago.

This destination provides visitors with a different perception of Thailand and a weekend trip is sure to give you an unforgettable experience.


Exploring Thailand is a great experience. A one day trip is not enough to explore all that the country has to offer. This may explain why a vast majority of tourists return after their first visit.

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