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Bangkok: A Three-Day Itinerary

EXPLORING THAILAND’S CAPITAL FROM COMO METROPOLITAN BANGKOK

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With so much to see, our team has designed a three-day itinerary showcasing Bangkok’s very best, from iconic monuments and Michelin-starred street food, to contemporary exhibitions and bohemian bar-hopping.

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Thailand’s capital is an exhilarating blend of old and new, where skyscrapers tower over ancient temples, and supercars weave, slowly, through clamouring street traders and robe-wrapped holy men. Here's our top tips for what to see, do, eat and experience.

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Day One

GROUND YOURSELF

After check-in, take time to enjoy your new home from home. With curated antiques and cooling silks, each of our rooms draws on both East and Western design influences, creating an atmosphere of elegant calm. If you require a little more relaxation after your journey, why not stop by our thermal spa, breathe in the healing vapours of our steam rooms, or take a lap of our 25-metre outdoor pool?

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Fully refreshed, it’s time to get your bearings. A short taxi from COMO Metropolitan Bangkok is Koh Rattanakosin — or Bangkok’s Old Town — a warren of streets lined with historic buildings and revered landmarks. At the centre sits the Wat Saket — or ‘Golden Mount’ — constructed over 300 years ago. This iconic and sacred Buddhist temple is one of the oldest in Bangkok, with a vivid golden stupa visible from all over the city. It’s particularly striking to visit at sunset, when the stupa glows in the sun’s dying rays. Climb the 344 steps to the top and the city — spread out in a panorama beneath you — starts to come alive with light. 

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The reward for your afternoon’s exercise is waiting on your return to COMO Metropolitan Bangkok: dinner at our Michelin-starred restaurant, nahm. Ranked as one of the top ten restaurants in Asia, nahm serves modern Thai fare, providing innovative twists on classic dishes while honouring Thai culinary traditions. On the menu you’ll find curries, salads, soups and stir fries, all crafted from meticulously-sourced local ingredients under the watchful eye of Executive Chef Pim Techamuanvivit.

Day Two

TOURING AND TASTING

Start with our signature breakfast spread, before meeting with your tour guide and chauffeur. First stop is Bangkok’s most visited landmark: the breathtaking Grand Palace. An early start means timing your visit before the heat of the day sets in.

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Built in 1782 for King Rama I, every building in this vast complex is exquisitely decorated in ornate tile and gold leaf, and none more so than Wat Phra Kaew, the Grand Palace’s most significant temple. Also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, this is one of the holiest sites in Thailand.

For lunch, head to Chinatown and experience Bangkok’s world-beating street food. Join the queues waiting patiently for Michelin-starred seafood at Jay Fai, or for the best Pad Thai in town visit family-run Thipsamai, whose secret recipe has remained unchanged for three generations. 

Your afternoon is for exploring Bangkok’s art and culture scene. Warehouse 30, a renovated industrial space turned gallery, is home to exhibitions from the world’s leading urban and street artists, as well boutique jewellery, furniture and clothing shops. If you’d like to indulge your inner creative, try a sundowner painting class at Soul Salt Paint Bar in River City while enjoying a cocktail overlooking the Chao Phraya river.

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For dinner, dive into Chinatown’s Yaowarat Road and grab a bite from one of the myriad street food traders that appear here after 6.00pm. It would take a lifetime to sample all on offer, so relinquish control to your senses and let them guide your tastebuds.

To close, head to Bangkok’s new-wave nightlife hub: Soi Nana Chinatown. Far removed from backpacker haunts, this once neglected stretch of shophouses is now a bohemian arts scene, where trendy bars serve innovative cocktails and live music into the early hours.

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Day Three

REJUVENATING WELLNESS

After busy days in Bangkok’s bustle, it’s time to slow the pace and seek sanctuary in our COMO Shambhala Urban Escape. Early risers can start the day with a yoga class, breathing life back into tired limbs with an energising flow. 

Following your class, take time over a healthful breakfast, before indulging in the deep relaxation of one of our signature COMO Shambhala spa treatments. Stimulate your body’s natural recovery process with acupressure, reawaken muscles with a tension-relieving deep tissue massage, or treat your pores to a cleansing facial.

We also have therapists trained in the art of traditional Thai massage, an invigorating treatment that uses no oils, but instead sees your therapist guide your body into a series of yoga-like postures, mobilising joints and improving vitality. This can also be combined with a Thai herbal treatment, which uses warm poultices of traditional Thai herbs to soothe tired muscles. 

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A Plate Of Food

Rested and rejuvenated, enjoy one final lunch at our in-house restaurant, glow, choosing from our carefully created menu of COMO Shambhala Kitchen — options include the signature Green Goddess soup, seared fish of the day, and mango with black sticky rice and sesame seeds — or opt for something a little more indulgent to close out your Bangkok adventure in style.

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If you'd like a personalised itinerary to explore Bangkok, please get in touch with our team at COMO Metropolitan Bangkok.