Bangkok, the Thai capital, can be a good base camp to explore the center of the country. You will have many possibilities of visits within Bangkok (temples, floating market, museums), but you will also have the possibility to take off and discover emblematic and historical sites like Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya, Lopburi or Chonburi…

These excursions from Bangkok are really do-it-yourself and one-day trips. By organizing your activities yourself, you will save money. All the tours we are going to tell you about are very accessible by public transport. Here are the do-it-yourself excursions in Bangkok.

Day Trip To Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya and the Sukhothai Historical Site are vestiges of another time. It is undoubtedly one of the obligatory stages if you want to discover the history of Thailand. Influenced by Khmer and Burmese cultures, the Historic Site is an architectural jewel classified as World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1991, and tourists come by the thousands to admire its ruins and discover this part of the history of Thailand.

To get to Ayutthaya from Bangkok, you can get there by minivan from the Khao San Road area, by train from Hua Lamphong station or by bus from Mo Chit station.

Day Trip To Kanchanaburi

Another great bangkok one day tour is going to Kanchanaburi 150 km west of Bangkok. You can discover famous places like the bridge over the river Kwaï or the museums and cemeteries of the Second World War. The ideal way to make this trip is to go to Kanchanaburi by minibus or bus from the Mo Chit bus station and, once in the city, rent a motorbike/scooter.

1 Day Excursion To Lopburi

Less known than Ayutthaya, Lopburi is a mythical city 150km north of Bangkok. Otherwise known as “the city of monkeys,” Lopburi is ideal for visiting in 1 day from Bangkok. You will once again discover the past importance of Khmer culture in the history of Thailand. As its name suggests, the city of monkeys and the surrounding area are squatted on all sides by our primate friends, so watch your personal belongings.