An Ideal 4 Days Bangkok Itinerary to enjoy with family and kids

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An Ideal 4 Days Bangkok Itinerary to enjoy with family and kids

The capital city of the Land of Smiles, Bangkok is one of the most favoured tourist destinations in the world. Known as the City of Angels it’s a yin and yang of cultural and modern beliefs. This place is not just for youngsters or couples or bachelors, this city caters to all kinds of tourist, whether you are a solo backpacker or a couple or a family with children or even elderly people, Bangkok has something to share with each one of us!

The streets of Thailand. How I miss them!

Every turn has a unique story to be shared! In your Bangkok trip there are so many places you can cover. One can never be ideal in this city of angels. It’s usually the other way around, people find it hard to include the innumerable places in their Bangkok itinerary 4 days. 

Looking for the best vacation to Thailand with family and kids with a perfectly planned itinerary? will help you in planning your trip with utmost care. 

Let’s start from the very basics!

Me at a Thai Beach! Pic by : Amrita Sen

Visa Process:

Since you are an Indian Citizen, i.e. one among the 21 countries listed by the Thailand Government you get the privilege of acquiring On-Arrival Visa. It will cost you about 2,000 Thai Baht (around INR 4,600) per person and will allow you to stay there for a period of 15 days. 

Do not forget to taste Thai fruits. This is Salacca . It has a very sharp taste!

Please keep the below documents handy for getting a Visa On Arrival:

  • Valid Indian Passport
  • To and fro tickets (duration of 15 days)
  • A passport size photo
  • Filled VOA application
  • Thailand Arrival Card (provided during the flight)
  • VOA fee for Indians is 2,000 THB (currently Visa fee is 0 THB until 30 April 2020)
  • Booking confirmation of hotel in Thailand
  • Proof that you have funds of at least 10,000 THB per person and 20,000 THB per family during your stay in Thailand. In either USD of THB currency. It is seldom asked but it may happen.
A woman from Thailand I met!

Where to Stay?

Bangkok being the Capital city, there is no dearth for accommodation. Only thing we need to keep in mind is that the place we stay-in should be easily reachable and should also be a central place from where we can have access to the markets and local transportation. This would help with our travelling time and cost, drastically.

We have categorised the stays-region and rate wise and have mentioned some of the best places to stay for a perfect Bangkok trip. Take a look.

A luxurious suite in a hotel in Thailand.
  1. Sukhumvitsoi 3-11:          
  • Lower Budget Stay: IBIS Sukhumvit 4, Holiday Inn Express Sukhumvit 11
  • Average Budget Stay: Ambassador Hotel Bangkok, Grand President Bangkok
  • Luxury Stay: Radisson Blue Plaza
  • Silom:
  • Lower Budget Stay: Icheck Inn Silom, Amber Boutique Silom
  • Average Budget Stay: Novotel Bangkok Silom Road, Holiday Inn Bangkok Silom
  • Luxury Stay: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G
  • Pratunam:
  • Lower Budget Stay: Baiyoke Boutique, Icheck Inn Mayfair
  • Average Budget Stay: Bangkok Palace, EastinMakkasan
  • Luxury Stay: Amari Watergate Hotel
  • Siam:
  • Lower Budget Stay: Holiday Inn Express – Siam, IBIS Bangkok Siam
  • Average Budget Stay: Mercure Bangkok Siam, Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square
  • Luxury Stay: Centre Grand @ Central World – Bangkok
  • Bangkok Riverside Area:
  • Lower Budget Stay: IBIS Bangkok Riverside, Bossotel Hotel
  • Average Budget Stay: Chann Bangkok – NOI, Riva Arun Bangkok
  • Luxury Stay: Praya Palazzo Hotel

Now that we have covered the basics, let’s hop on and see what all can be included in your Bangkok itinerary 4 days.

Have you tasted the infamous Durian. It is supposed to have a sharp taste and foul smell. This one tasted great. I shot this during my last trip to Thailand.

Things to do in Thailand with Family and Kids:

As the reputation of Bangkok might say otherwise, there is a lot more to see when we go on a Bangkok Trip with our family. Not only entertainment wise, Bangkok is also culturally very rich. It upholds its history and culture with high regards. We can see this in its museums and temples. 

I love vegan Thai food.

Travelling to Thailand with family and kids will be really be fun and a memorable experience. There are innumerable places to visit. Below are some of the best picks exclusively suitable for the trip with your family and kids. But, no need to stress it out, we are here to help you out.

Wat Traimit in Bangkok, Thailand. Pic: Pixabay

Day 1:

  1. Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha):

The Golden Buddha. The best place to begin your trip to Thailand with family and kids.

The biggest temple of its kind, this multilevel temple sits at the entrance of Bangkok Chinatown. The 2nd and 3rd floor are made into museums and a 3D Audio Visual room respectively which provides information on the Buddha idol and shows the history of the Chinese traders in Bangkok.

Entry Fee: 60 Baht

Timings: Daily 8am to 5.30pm

Rules: No Short pants and sleeveless tops

Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand. Pic: Pixabay
  • Wat Pho:

Temple of the reclining Buddha. One of the oldest temples in Bangkok. This Buddha is about 15 meters high and 43 meters long. The very next neighbour of the Grand Palace, this statue is covered fully with pure gold leaves and has a 4 meter long foot studded with pearls. A temple not to be missed in your Bangkok trip.

Entry Fees: 40 baht

Timings:Daily 8.00am to 6.30pm 

Rules: No Short pants and sleeveless tops

The Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand. Pic: Pixabay
  • The Grand palace: 

A definite itinerary on your Bangkok trip.

As the name suggests this is one of the most historic places in the whole of Thailand. This is of utmost historical importance in the history of Thailand. Located at the centre of the capital this architectural marvel has been the residence of the kings for 2 centuries. 

Though the royals might not live here currently, but many of the royal ceremonies still take place in this palace. In addition to the glorious architecture there are other attractions as well. Khon Performance at the Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theater, Queen Sirikit’s Museum of Textiles, Queen Sirikit’s art museum and Doi Kham Shop.              

Entry Fee: 500 Baht per person

Timings:  Daily from 8:30 AM – 3.30 PM

The skyline of Bangkok, Thailand as shot from my room.
  • Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise:

A splendid dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River. Experience the luxury and calm and quiet of the place along with delicious and sophisticated dining. You will also be accompanied by live musicians. A definite add on your Bangkok itinerary for 4 days.

Entry Fee: 1200 Baht

Timings:Daily 6.00 PM – 9.30 PM

The brilliant taste of this vegan pineapple Thai fried rice still lingers!

Day 2:

  1. Samut Prakan Ancient City: 

Spread over 320 acres of land, the Museum of the Ancient city of Siam was built by a Thai Businessman Lek Viriyaphant in 1972. He is also the one responsible for the constructions of other notable museums like the Erawan Museum and The Sanctuary of Truth. This is considered to be the World’s largest Out-door museum filled with about 116 significant structures of Thailand. 

Entry fee: Adult 350 baht; Children 300 Baht

Timings: Daily 9am -7pm

  • Madame Tussauds Museum:

There is no way you can meet and click pictures with many celebrities in one place. However, just by adding Madame Tussauds museum in your Bangkok Trip, you can fulfil this wish. Pose, pout, hug and say cheese with these life size wax models of most of the famous celebrities from all over the world.

Entry Fee: 650 Baht

Timings: Daily 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Me with my Thai co travelers in a songthaew or Thai shared taxi.
  • Fantasia Lagoon Water Park:

A water park on the roof of a Mall. You heard it right! Built on the top of The Mall Bangkhae, this place is fairly lesser known among the tourists. Not only do you have a water park on top of the mall you have an entire game zone right below it!

Entry Fee: 100 Baht

Timings: Monday–Friday 10.30am -8.30pm, Saturday–Sunday 10am -8.30pm

Thanks to heavy Indian footfall, you can find good vegan Indian food in most star and budget hotels and independent restaurants on the street of Bangkok.

Day 3:

  1. Bangkok Floating market & Maeklong Train Market:

One of the most unique kinds of markets in the whole world. An experience of Venice during your Bangkok Trip?There is nothing which you cannot see in these markets. From clothes, condiments to food stalls. Everything will come sailing to you!

Apart from this there is another one of its kind market places, which is basically on the Railway track. These two markets are never to be left out of your Bangkok itinerary for 4 days.

Entry Fee: 850 Thai Baht (both included)

Timings:Daily 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM

  • Chatuchak Weekend Market:

The weekend markets of Chatuchak have never disappointed anyone till date. Lakhs of people visit these markets. Most popular with wholesale and retail shopping. This is also known to be the largest market in Asia!

Entry Fee: Free

Timings: Working hours differs

Me at Art in Paradise

Day 4:

  1. Art in Paradise:

A must on your Bangkok itinerary 4 days! One of Bangkok’s heart winning museums. Cleverly conceptualised to deceive the eyes with 2D paintings which will look like a 3D art when taken a picture. Everyone get out the child in you and experience this one of a kind museum clicking away pictures in weird poses with weird creatures and in weirder situations.

Entry Fee: 350 Baht

Timings:Daily 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Me enjoying Art In Paradise
  • Bangkok National Museum: 

Known to be the largest historical museum in the whole of Southeast Asia, this was commissioned by His Highness King Ram V in 1874. This museum occupies the Front Palace i.e. the former palace, Wang Na Palace. It exhibits Thailand’s rich art, culture and history, dating from the pre-historic era of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya. 

Entry fee: 200 baht

Timings: Wednesday–Sunday 9am to 4pm (closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and National Holidays)

This is a perfect itinerary for your Bangkok Trip for your vacation in Thailand with family and Kids. It has an amalgamation of all the faces of Bangkok.

I had the most delicious vegan Phad Thai in Thailand, where else?

However, are you are looking for much more places to see along with your Family and kids? I hope that you enjoyed reading this article on Best Things to do in Bangkok with Family!


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