Bangkok is a gateway to many destinations throughout the world, so it is also somewhere common to have a stopover before journeying on to your destination. Killing time in an airport can be no fun at all, so if you are travelling through Bangkok and have a long stopover to deal with, below are some ideas on how you can waste some time.
Go To A Hotel
It is easy to find a hotel near Suvarnabhumi airport with a restaurant and other facilities, so you can go through passport control and find a local hotel where you can rest. You can have a shower, take a nap, go for a swim, relax in a spa, or enjoy some delicious Thai food before heading back to the airport and carrying on with your journey.
Bangkok is also famous for the many high-quality shopping malls you find throughout the city, including close to the airport. Within half an hour drive you can be wandering around an air-conditioned shopping mall, enjoying all the designer shops and other facilities that are on offer. You can go for something to eat, watch a movie, go bowling, or top up your suitcase with some beautiful designer clothes.
Enjoy A Massage
Another excellent idea which is perfect after being cramped up in an airplane is to go for a traditional Thai massage and work out all the knots and kinks in your muscles. You can often find massage shops in the shopping malls throughout the city, but there are also plenty of them dotted around, so you will not have to travel far. Enjoying a massage will help you to relax and prepare you for the final leg of your journey and help you to arrive at your destination feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Sample The Nightlife
If your stopover is during the night, then you can also consider heading into town and sampling some of the famous Bangkok nightlife. Relax with a few drinks, enjoy a delicious meal, or party hard at one of the many available nightclubs. You will want to ensure that you do not stray too far and leave yourself plenty of time to get back to the airport so that you do not miss your flight. One night in Bangkok may wet your tastebuds, leaving you wanting more, so you may find yourself coming back to get a second taste of what is on offer.
Before heading out of the airport you will need to ensure that you are eligible for a Visa On Arrival, and the Trip Advisor website has all the information that you need on the subject and is regularly updated.