5D4N Bangkok Itinerary For The Best All-Girls Getaway 2020

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Wat Arun night view in Bangkok

Bangkok is the perfect holiday destination for girls to enjoy a good mix of shopping, eating, sightseeing, relaxing and bonding. Follow this itinerary to cover all these important aspects in your trip, and have a successful all-girls Bangkok getaway. You will spend your days exploring expansive shopping malls and markets, indulging delicious street food, discovering iconic temples and palaces, enjoying rejuvenating massages, and having heart-to-heart conversations with your besties!

Day 1: B-Story Cafe – Platinum Fashion Mall – Pratunam Market

After checking-in to your hotel, kick off your first day with a lunch at one of the most photogenic cafes in Bangkok – B-Story Cafe. This vintage European-style garden cafe does not only look pretty, but also serves very good Thai-Western food and cute beverage.

B-Story Cafe
Address: 89, 70 Phayathai Rd, Thanon Phetchaburi, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 11pm

Next, take a 10 to 15 minutes walk to the Platinum Fashion Mall to begin your crazy shopping in Bangkok. The Platinum Fashion Mall is literally like an indoor version of the famous Chatuchack Weekend Market. It has over 2000 shops selling wholesale clothes and accessories for men, women, and kids, making it one of the largest wholesale fashion malls in Thailand. You can get almost any type of fashion items with an impressive range of styles from head to toe here.

Platinum Fashion Wholesale Mall in Pratunam Bangkok

Since most of the shops here can only offer attractive wholesale prices when you buy a bundle of items, it is wise to share among your girl friends and split the cost. If you are a shopaholic, you should probably reserve at least 3 to 4 hours just for shopping at this mall.

Clothing shops at Platinum Fashion Mall Bangkok
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Platinum Fashion Mall
Address: 222 Phetchaburi Rd, Thanon Phetchaburi, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Wed/Sat/Sun 8am – 8pm; Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri 9am – 8pm

Opposite to the Platinum Fashion Mall, you will find the Pratunam Market, the largest clothing market in Thailand. Similarly, you can spend hours shopping around the maze of alleys filled with thousands of tiny fashion shops here. The wholesale prices at this market are very cheap and unbeatable when you have good bargaining skills.

Furthermore, you will also find lots of amazing street foods at the surrounding area of the market. There are more street food vendors behind Baiyoke Sky Hotel where you can have your dinner.

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Pratunam Market
Address: Phetchaburi Rd, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 5am – 9pm, except Sat 4am – 7pm

Day 2: Chatuchak Weekend Market – Chatuchak Park – Talad Rot Fai Train Night Market Ratchada

Within walking distance from Chatuchak Park MRT Station, the Chatuchak Weekend Market will bring your Bangkok’s shopping experience to a whole new level. More than just fashion, this massive market that is divided into 27 sections has over 15,000 stalls along the winding alleys, offering an eclectic variety of goods including homeware, decor, pet accessories etc. It is the largest market in Thailand. Therefore, you can easily spend one whole day here. This place is also highly recommended for hipster!

Chatuchak Weekend Market
Address: Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Wed/Thu/Sat/Sun 7am – 6pm; Fri 6pm – 12am

Later, stop by at the Chatuchak Park next to the market and take a moment to relax yourself. This park dotted with lush green trees and colourful flowers all year round is a great place to enjoy a walk or picnic. You may be able to find blooming pink flowers from April to September.

Chatuchak Park
Address: Phahonyothin Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 4.30am – 9pm

When the night falls, it is time to satisfy your hunger with mouth-watering foods at the most popular night market in Bangkok – Talad Rot Fai Train Night Market Ratchada. There are plenty of good food choices selling at reasonable prices here. Trying the local seafood dishes is definitely a must-do!

Aerial view of Talad Rot Fai Train Night Market Ratchada in Bangkok
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Talad Rot Fai Train Night Market Ratchada
Address: Ratchadaphisek Rd, Din Daeng, Bangkok 10400, Thailand. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 5pm – 1am

Day 3: Terminal 21 – Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World – After You Dessert Cafe – Big C Supercenter – Yaowarat Road, Chinatown

Today you will come across a unique mall that is full of Instagrammable photo spots, the Terminal 21. Each floor of the mall has a different theme inspired by the world’s most famous destinations like Rome, Paris, London, Istanbul, Tokyo, San Francisco, and Hollywood. You will find design and decor referencing to their iconic landmarks, history and culture.

Terminal 21 themed mall in Bangkok
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Besides having beautiful interior designs, this is the right place for you to search for one-of-a-kind mid-priced local designer items.

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Terminal 21
Address: 88, Soi Sukhumvit 19, Sukhumvit Road Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 10pm

Your next visit will be Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, one of the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia. You will be entering the mysterious marine world, which gives you a sense of peace, wonder, and fun.

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Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
Address: Siam Paragon Building, B1- B2 Floor 991 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 8pm

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Afterwards, enjoy a tea break at the most popular dessert cafe in Thailand – After You Dessert Cafe. Their signature desserts are the Shibuya Honey Toast and Thai Tea Kakigori (shaved ice).

After You Dessert Cafe (Siam Paragon)
Address: G, Siam Paragon Shopping Center, 991 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 9.30am – 10.30pm

You do not only shop for clothes and accessories in Bangkok, but also cheap and delicious snacks, good skin care products, and affordable essential items. Visit Big C Supercenter, one of the biggest supermarket chains in Thailand.\, where you can find everything you need at one place.

Big C Supercenter (Ratchadamri)
Address: 97/11 Ratchadamri Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 9am – 12am

Tonight you should head towards Yaowarat Road in Chinatown to have your dinner. This is a vibrant, bustling road packed with finger-licking good Chinese and Thai eateries. Make sure to try the toasted bread, Michelin awarded Kway Chap, bird’s nest, mussel omelette etc.

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Day 4: On Lok Yun – The Grand Palace – Wat Pho – Above Riva

Begin your day with a wonderful breakfast at On Lok Yun, a famous old-school breakfast restaurant that has a history of more than 80 years. Everything here is so traditional, from furniture to decor and food.

On Lok Yun
Address: 72 Charoen Krung Rd, Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 6am – 2.30pm

After breakfast, visit the Grand Palace, the former royal residence since 1782 is now used on important ceremonial occasions. It covers a land of 94.5 hectares, with a complex of more than 100 buildings that represent 200 years of royal history and architectural signification, known as the “Ratanakosin” (old-Bangkok style).

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Grand Palace
Entrance Fee: 500 baht (book your tickets at least 1 day in advance here)
Address: Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 8.30am – 3.30pm

Then take a 10 to 15 minutes walk to Wat Pho, which is well-know for its 46 metres long golden Reclining Buddha. You will also find many beautiful stupas decorated in ceramic pottery flowers and colourful tiles in the courtyards where you can take stunning Instagram photos. Moreover, there is a Thai traditional massage school here that offers good massaging service at a cheaper price. It is highly rated on Google (4.5 stars), and you should definitely try it out.

Wat Pho
Entrance Fee: 200 baht
Address: 2 Sanam Chai Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 8.00am – 6.30pm

Since it will be your last night in Bangkok, a more luxury Thai dining may be a good idea. Above Riva is a riverside rooftop restaurant & bar that serves delicious Thai food and offers spectacular views of Wat Arun. Evenings are perfect here as you can watch the sunset and the glittering city at night while dining.

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Above Riva
Address: 392, 27 Maha Rat Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 6.30am – 11pm

Day 5: Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market – Floral Cafe’ at Napasorn

Keep your last day flexible and do the things you love. The Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market is a lovely place to kill time. If you have not been to a flower market before, this might be a unique experience to have. You can find different kinds of fresh flowers here, just like a huge flower garden with stunning displays. The busy market opens 24 hours everyday.

Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market
Address: Jakkrapet Road, Bangkok 10200 Thailand. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours

Hidden deep in the flower market, there is Floral Cafe’ at Napasorn, an enchanting vintage floral themed cafe decorated with flowers and vintage pieces. Aside from the nice decoration and ambiance, the place serves very good homemade coffee, cake, frappe, smoothie, and ice cream.

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Floral Cafe’ at Napasorn
Address: 67 Chakkraphet Rd, Khwaeng Wang Burapha Phirom, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 10pm

If you have more free time, you can consider getting a massage or even a manicure and/or pedicure. A normal gel manicure is quite cheap in Bangkok, which costs about 350 baht, almost half the price in Malaysia. If you do both manicure and pedicure, it costs only 600 baht.

Helpful Tips:

  • Consider getting around with BRT or MRT to avoid traffic jams and tuk-tuk’s ridiculous pricing. If you have 3 or 4 people, taking Grab or taxi sometimes may be a better option. As for using tuk-tuk near touristy area, you must make sure to have good bargaining skills, else you will be charged 3 or 4 times of the normal/actual price.
  • Use Lockbox storage to store your belongings. Instead of carrying a lot of stuffs after a whole day of shopping, you can actually store your belongings at the storage box, so you can enjoy the rest of the day without hassle. There are several locations at the city centre and MRT provide self-storage service, please check out their website for more information. Kindly take note that you will need a Thai number to use the service.
  • Carry enough cash and small change. Bangkok is not a cashless city, many places, shops and stalls are still using cash. Since you will be carrying cash around, please be aware of pickpockets.
  • Get a sim card with data and share among your friends. It is always safer to have a local number while travelling abroad, in case you will need any emergency assistance during your journey. Furthermore, certain services like the self-storage box mentioned above may require you to have a local number.
  • Stay at Siam/Pratunam. Siam or Pratunam area is a good place to start for first-timer. You can easily get anything you need at this area, especially malls, markets, and foods. However, there are a lot to do in Bangkok, you might consider staying at a different district depending on your itinerary.
  • Wear sleeved shirts and long pants or skirts when you visit the temples. It is a general knowledge that temple is a sacred place, so please make sure to dress appropriately if you are visiting any temple.

NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know by email and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!

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