June 25, 2018

6 Days in Bangkok with Kids

Bangkok Thailand is one of my most visited countries or should I say, most visited airport because for the past decades, I’ve been here several times because of stopover. At last, after so many years of waiting, I can finally say that I’ve been to Bangkok. We went to Thailand last summer, we’re supposed to stay for 9 days but my husband has a seminar in Baguio so we cannot extend our trip. 


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Bangkok Thailand is popular for shopping and temples so it is a bit challenging for me to make an itinerary because my son doesn’t like to go to temples. But when I started to search, I realized that Bangkok is also a family-friendly destination and there are a lot of fun things to do for kids. I listed down the different activities and I chose those attractions that are accessible by BTS Skytrain.

Here is our itinerary for 6 Days. 

Day 1 Manila to Bangkok 
          Terminal 21 + Chao Phraya Princess Dinner River Cruise 
Day 2 Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World 
Day 3 Kidzania Bangkok 
Day 4 Jim Thompsons House Museum + MBK Center 
Day 5 Temples + IKEA Bangna 
Day 6 Bangkok to Baguio 

Prior to our trip, I purchased 4G sim card and vouchers from Klook website and I was able to save almost PHP5000. If you haven’t tried Klook, use this link to get discount for your first booking. 

Read: Where to Buy Discounted Tickets For Your Next Travel Adventures 

DAY 1 MANILA TO BANGKOK

My son and I were excited because we’re flying again, we thought #teambahay lang kami last summer vacation. Hehehe! After check-in, we ate our breakfast at Mabuhay Lounge at NAIA 2. We’re glad that our flight was on time and little did we know that our Manila to Bangkok flight will be a memorable one. We only booked for Economy Class tickets using our miles but before the takeoff, we were advised to transfer. Voila, we were ushered to Business Class seats. 

Read: Economy Class VS Business Class of Philippine Airlines: International Flight
Watch the video here 

After more than three hours we landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport, I went to Klook counter to pick-up my 4G Sim Card then we proceeded to Gate 5 for our hotel service pick-up. We stayed at Four Points by Sheraton which is located in Sukhumvit Area near BTS Skytrain Asok, MRT, shopping malls and different restaurants. We had a great time at this hotel so if you are looking for a family-friendly hotel in Bangkok, you can add this to your options. 

Read: Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok  
Watch the video here  
Where to Stay in Bangkok Thailand 

Chao Phraya Princess Dinner River Cruise

As I’ve said, Four Points by Sheraton is near shopping malls so we went to Terminal 21 to check the travel-themed shopping mall. We ate at A&W before going to River City Pier for our Chao Phraya Princess Dinner River Cruise

Read: Chao Praya Princess Dinner River Cruise
Watch the video

DAY 2 SEA LIFE BANGKOK OCEAN WORLD 

I chose four attractions for our Bangkok Trip such as Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, Kidzania Bangkok, Madame Tussauds and Dinosaur Planet. Unfortunately, the Dinosaur Planet was already closed during our trip and I crossed out the Madame Tussauds because I feel that it is not worth it, magpapicture lang naman kami sa wax figures. 

My son likes visiting zoos and ocean parks so I added this to our itinerary. I thought that we will spend our half day here but we only stayed for more than two hours, nakailang ikot na kami nun. We were exhausted already so we decided to go home early and we did not watch the other scheduled shows. 

Read: Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World

DAY 3 KIDZANIA BANGKOK

We’ve been to Kidzania Manila three times prior to this trip but my son loves Kidzania so no more questions asked, I bought a voucher for this. We’re lucky that we have Kidzania here in the Philippines kasi ang mahal sa ibang branch, good thing I bought a voucher at Klook so I was able to save money. It is also nice to visit other Kidzania branches because there are activities that are not available in Manila. If I remember it right, my son was able to do 19 activities here, so we’re really tired.

Read: Kidzania Bangkok

DAY 4 JIM THOMPSON HOUSE MUSEUM + MBK CENTER 

After two days, it is payback time now. No more kids’ attraction so we went to Jim Thompson House & Museum and MBK Center. I'm not fond of shopping but after our trip to Jim Thompsons House, I saw MBK Center so we paid a visit.  

Read: Jim Thompson House & Museum
Shopping at MBK Center

DAY 5 TEMPLE RUN + IKEA BANGNA

My son doesn’t like to visit temples but he has no choice but to go with me. Hehehe! We only visited two temples, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. We did not visit the Grand Palace anymore because the entrance fee is expensive, my son was complaining and I don’t have the energy to walk anymore too. #signsofaging 

We went back to the hotel and rest for awhile and off we went to IKEA Bangna. This is the reason why I did not explore MBK Center because I prefer to shop at IKEA, gamit sa bahay ang gusto bilhin

Read: Temple Run in Bangkok
Shopping at IKEA Bangna

DAY 6 BANGKOK TO BAGUIO

Our flight is past 1PM so after breakfast, we went straight to Bangkok Airport, good thing we left early because it started to rain on our way to the airport. Despite the traffic, we arrived before the opening of the check-in counter. Long day ahead because we're going straight to Baguio. 

Read: 2 Days Trip in Baguio

FOOD TRIP IN BANGKOK

For food trip, I don’t have a list of must-try restaurants in Bangkok. Most of the time we ate at fastfood like A&W, McDonalds, and KFC but we were able to try these restaurants which you can add to your list. I will blog these restaurants on a separate post 

1. The Eatery  | Watch the video here
2. The Terrace Restaurant
3. MK Restaurants
4. Pala Pizza Romana and Bistrot 
5. IKEA Restaurant & Cafe

SHOPPING MALLS IN THAILAND

I’ve been living in the province for more than a decade so I’m no longer used to big shopping malls. I’m okay with one or two-storey malls so every time I go to Metro Manila malls, I always feel tired, I don’t have the patience to explore it and I just go straight to a specific store or restaurant.

So when we went to Bangkok Thailand, I was really surprised how big their mall is, I think it will take me a day just to explore each floor and corner of it. During our trip, we were able to visit the following

Terminal 21 
Siam Paragon 
MBK Center 
Robinson 
IKEA Bangna

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4 comments:

  1. I'm really envious about all the trips you take as a family! Anyway, I haven't thought about Bangkok much, but now I'm curious at what you have to say about it.

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    1. Bangkok is not really on my bucket list because I thought it is similar to Philippines but when I got there, I realized we may have similarities pero marami rin na hindi so it is really nice to visit other places and see their culture. Okay din ang hospitality nila. :)

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  2. Wow, would love to go back to Thailand. Our last Thailand visit was ages ago.

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  3. I'm choosing between Bangkok or Hongkong for my next travel destination with the kids. Thanks for sharing your experience!

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