Start off by visiting the Bangkok's most important palace and temple complex, the Grand Palace. Then visit the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, oldest temple in Bangkok and Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn). Pay homage to the city's temples, art, and culture before ending your day with a dinner cruise on the Apsara, a vintage-style rice barge crafted from teak wood. Cruise the majestic Chao Phraya, the River of Kings, and indulge in scrumptious selections of royal Thai cuisine and canapes, served with Banyan Tree's famed hospitality.
Take a step back in time and enjoy a traditional floating market, rich with colourful culture. The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is located at Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi Province, about 105 kilometres from Bangkok. This Floating Market is a very attractive place for tourists to experience the traditional way of buying and selling fruits, vegetables and other items from small boats. Tourists will also see traditional Thai houses and learn more about the way they live and travel on the waterways. After a long day of travelling, round off the day with a spa treatment at Banyan Tree Spa and enjoy an exclusive dinner at the al fresco rooftop Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar, located 61 floors above the city street.
Devote your last day to retail therapy. With our complimentary Shopping Companion Service, nab a good bargain before flying for home. Stock up on items that include the latest electronic gadgets, gourmet local ingredients, handcrafted dolls and modern art. The Shopping Companion service gives guests the chance to shop with experts, who are just as familiar with weekend markets as they are with the most fashionable department stores in Bangkok. Popular shopping destinations include the massive Chatuchak weekend market, with over 15,000 stalls and shops, and the major malls of Central World and Siam Paragon for fashionable apparel.