As unbelievable as it seems (especially with the amazing shopping scene), Bangkok IS romantic! And you can have a perfectly romantic vacation here.
Don’t know how Bangkok could possibly be that romantic? We’ve curated a truly unique 5D4N itinerary we’re super proud of that’s filled with only the most romantic and amazing spots in Bangkok.
Of course, we know you’re in Bangkok to shop too. Apart from shopping, you’ll find Thai massages, luxurious afternoon teas, and fun adventures that’ll help you feel pampered and in love all the way.
We’ve also added affordable stays and great shopping spots so you can stick to your budget and still shop your hearts out!
All you’ll need to do is follow our plan to the dot (or plan your itinerary around this list). Curious? Read on! 😀
PS: Want to travel around Bangkok more seamlessly? Check Klook for a whole range of helpful travel services!
Affordable Bangkok shopping guide – 24 affordable places in Bangkok to shop, dine and stay on a budget
This itinerary includes everything you’ll need for an affordable yet romantic Bangkok trip for two, from under $50 stays to an adventurous day trip in Ayutthaya!
A luxurious stay on a budget – Happy 3
Just because you’re travelling on a budget doesn’t mean your stay can’t be comfortable, luxurious, and romantic. Happy 3 provides all you’ll need to make your trip enjoyable.
1. Swimming pool
2. Balcony with a view for private moments
3. Location, location, location!
The rooms are fitted with a small balcony for intimate moments. There’s also a pool with sun chairs where you can spend some chill time together. Most importantly, it’s sooooo close to MBK and BTS National Stadium, making shopping all night even easier to do!
Photo Via Ma29mi, Ks.lhl, _yihwa
Before you fly into Bangkok, there are several things you should prepare to ensure a seamless trip.
1. SIM Card (from USD $4.29 / 131 Baht)
Unlike other countries, not many places in Bangkok offer free WiFi. Getting a local SIM Card ensures you won’t ever get lost (with the help of Google Maps) and lets you connect with your friends and family anytime, anywhere.
2. Rabbit Card for BTS Skytrain, 1-Day Pass (from USD $3.79 / 116 Baht)
When possible, it’s highly recommended to take the BTS in Bangkok to avoid traffic as traffic can get very bad at certain areas (especially during peak hours). By getting a Rabbit Card (1-day pass), you can forgo lining up in ticket counters to buy the card or queuing for one-way tickets. When you’ve used up the credits, you can easily top-up your card at any BTS ticket counters.
3. Airport transfer (from USD $18.60 / 570 Baht)
Hailing a cab to/from Don Mueang or Suvarnabhumi airport can be difficult, especially if you have a lot of luggage or if it’s during peak hours. Booking an airport transfer ensure you’ll get to the airport conveniently and on time.
4. Luggage services (from USD $2.39 / 72 Baht)
Want to spend more time to shop? By using a luggage service, you can send your luggage to your hotel or airport ahead of your arrival without any hassle.
5. Car charter with Driver (from USD $117.55 / 3,600 Baht)
Travelling out of the downtown area? Klook’s private car charter with a driver will take you to places according to your customised itinerary for complete comfort and convenience – no more dealing with tours taking you to unwanted destinations.
6. Private Ayutthaya Car Charter (from USD $118 / 3,601 Baht)
For your day trip to Ayutthaya, we highly, HIGHLY recommend booking a private Ayutthaya car charter. It’ll make your trip so much more convenient and enjoyable!
7. Car rental without driver (from USD $39.13 / 1,200 Baht)
Confident about driving on unfamiliar roads? Enjoy driving around? If yes, consider renting a car from Ezy, AVIS, or Hertz. (Prices vary depending on the car model.)
Other than BTS, you can also consider getting around Bangkok via other types of public transport (MRT, taxi or boat – from 16 Baht / approx. USD $0.51) or Grab.
Note: For this itinerary, we’ll be using Happy 3 as the default accommodation.
Shop and eat at Pratunam and enjoy a romantic dinner in the dark
To make the most out of your trip, we recommend taking the earliest flight to Bangkok so you can start travelling around lunch time. It takes approximately 1 hour to reach the hotel from Don Mueang Airport (DMK) so get some light snacks from the convenience store if you’re hungry.
PS: Drop your bags and check in (if possible) at the hotel before you start exploring the city.
No words needed, the photos do enough justice.
Divana Signature Cafe will try anything and everything when it comes to making your food look pretty and delicious! I mean.. Who knew jello treats could look so delicate and charming, when filled with flowery designs – you would almost think its not edible!
Although it’s famous for for their dessert, their delicious and aesthetically pleasing Western and Thai delights will satiate even the pickiest eater. So why not have both for lunch (if your stomach can handle it)?
PS: Yes it’s the same Divana as the famous spa!
Photo Via Sine_jantarachod
Not sure what to buy for your family back home? No worries. Big C Supercenter – Ratchadamri has everything you need. From instant noodles and dried mangoes to body care and cosmetic products, you can buy them at affordable prices.
You can also find Thailand’s famous fabric-based bag brand NaRaYa on the first floor, in case you wanted to bring a couple of their bags home.
PS: After your shopping spree, head back to your hotel to freshen up and drop your purchases. Make it a night of romance and change into the dress codes for the latter two meal events (Smart Casual for Erawan Tea Room and Dine in the Dark).
Sit in a vintage Thai ambiance overlooking stunning views of Erawan Shrine – Erawan Tea Room (1 hour)
With stunning views overlooking the Erawan Shrine and the city, Erawan Tea Room is located within the Bangkok Grand Hyatt, is a fantastic location for a swanky romantic afternoon tea.
Enjoy the wide selection of teas in a glorious vintage Thai ambience.
There are also Thai favourites, including steamed curry sea bass soufflé (Hor Mok Pla Kapong) and steamed flower-shaped crab meat dumpling (Chor muang sai poo), as well as traditional Western style titbits.
Photo Via Iamnotrachel
If you’re in Bangkok for shopping, then you don’t want to miss The Market Bangkok. You’ll find more unique choices available at affordable prices. (Although, some of the Items might be slightly on the pricier side).
Here, you’ll find everything from the unique clothes and bags to cute acrylic coasters (filled with stones, wood, etc) and aromatherapy products (they even sell aroma stone diffusers from 99 baht!!).
Photo Via TripCanvas, Jjubjib, Yuilovejup
Ready to go on a gastronomic adventure with your S/O? Try Dine in the Dark, located at a 5-star hotel in downtown Bangkok!
After choosing your preferred course (Western, Asian, Vegetarian, or SURPRISE!), you’ll be served a 4-course meal in the dark – by a visually-impaired waiter. For brave-hearted couples, we recommend picking “surprise”!
Try to guess what you’ve eaten throughout your meal and see if you’re correct. You’ll find out what was on the menu at the end of your dinner!
Photo Via Onestep4ward
(Optional) Shop ‘til you drop at the train night market around central Bangkok! – Talad Rod Fai Ratchada (1.5 hours)
Not tired yet? Head to the night market, where prices are still low and shopping is awesome!
What’s so good about Talad Rod Fai Ratchada is that it’s not only full of stalls selling items from 20 baht, it’s also near central Bangkok! Better yet, it sells everything from clothes to vintage items (at great prices). Perfect for heavy shoppers on a budget! 😀
Photo Via Fee_tolozazik
Travel along the Chao Phraya river and end the night on a cruise
Grab a quick breakfast at the hotel before getting picked up for your Jim Thompson and Suan Pakkad Palace half-day tour. Afterwards, head to the Chao Phraya river to visit Bangkok’s newest luxury mall before ending the night with a dinner cruise.
It’s a cultural tour! Discover Thai history and the origin of Thai Silk – Jim Thompson’s House & Suan Pakkad Palace Half-Day Tour (3 hours)
Through this half-day tour, you’ll visit the house of Jim Thompson who mysteriously vanished years ago. See silk and other interesting ornaments on display and learn about its history. You’ll also be brought to Suan Pakkad Palace, the former private residence of their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Chumbhot of Nagara Svarga, where you’ll see their antique collection.
If you like or are interested in silk, Jim Thompson is definitely not an unfamiliar name. In fact, many come just to buy silk from this famous brand. But do you know how and where it all started?
PS: For this tour, you’ll be picked up and dropped off at the hotel.
Photo Via Paolitabarraza
ICONSIAM isn’t just another fancy mall in Bangkok. It’s THE mall to go to if you want the ultimate luxurious mall experience. Why?
Culture – It has an indoor floating market (aka SookSiam) that sells local food and drinks (e.g. chive dumplings and floral drinks)
Food – You can dine at famous Thai restaurants (Thip Samai for Pad Thai!!!) or Instagrammable cafes (afternoon tea at NaRaYa anyone?) without queuing for long (if there’s even any!!)
Shop – You can go on a shopping spree at mid-tier to high-end brands and buy unique souvenirs (Ferrero Rochers earrings!)
Attraction – There’s an outdoor water show (with music and lights) and an indoor waterfall you can marvel at
Tip: Get a free ICONSIAM Tourist Privilege Card from Klook to enjoy special discounts and other privileges from participating merchants.
Photo Via Mo9191, Hw04_
From ICONSIAM, head over to this riverside night market as you wait to board the dinner cruise (at Asiatique pier).
Here, you can shop everything from Naraya bags and Thai snacks to sunglasses, beaded necklaces and Thai boxing gear. You can also ride the giant Ferris Wheel (with the “Chang” sign) or Carousel. There are restaurants, dessert stores and food stalls too, in case you’re hungry.
PS: This night market is definitely on the expensive side, and is more for those who are also looking for local Thai brands. If you’re looking for a more traditional night market experience, this isn’t it.
Photo Via Lijurajeev360, Daniluxsca
Who says you can’t enjoy Bangkok Riverside’s night scene to the fullest? Expect to be wowed as you board Chao Phraya Princess.
In this 2-hour buffet dinner cruise, you’ll get to see main spots like Wat Arun and Grand Palace over dinner.
When you’re done, head upstairs to the rooftop deck to take pictures and enjoy the river scenery (the river breeze feels really nice!). There’s also a live band to sweeten your night!
Note: Although you can board Chao Phraya Princess Cruise from 3 piers (River City, ICONSIAM and Asiatique), this itinerary will be boarding from the Asiatique pier. (Only International cuisine is available from this pier. Indian cuisine is only available from the River City pier.)
Photo Via Natalia_volokhova, Porboyd, Vineetmadkey
PS: When you alight Chao Phraya Princess Cruise, you can either continue to shop around Asiatique or head back to the hotel via taxi (for quickest way back).
Go on an Instagrammable day-trip adventure to Ayutthaya
Your journey in Bangkok isn’t complete without visiting Thailand’s former capital city – Ayutthaya. Learn the history of Ayutthaya, and even enjoy a casual couple photoshoot in traditional Thai clothing at Wat Chaiwatthanaram.
Tip: To travel comfortably, book a private car charter with driver so you can rest on the road (trust me, you’ll need it!).
After having breakfast in the hotel, head straight to Bang Pa-In Palace to discover the grand summer palace of Thai kings.
The buildings you see here were all restored by King Mongkut, or more famously known as King Rama IV, during the 19th century. Thus, don’t be surprised that the design is quite modern compared to the temples and buildings in the Ayutthaya period.
Just like the Grand Palace, Bang Pa-In Palace is still used on special occasions. As such, some buildings are not open to the public. Otherwise, feel free to walk around and take as many couple pictures as you wish! 😀
Photo Via Zwohfjhomz, Jcla80
Is it a church or a temple? – Wat Niwet Thammaprawat Ratchaworawihan (วัดนิเวศธรรมประวัติราชวรวิหาร) (35 minutes)
If you didn’t know what “wat” meant in Thai, you would have guessed this temple was a church due to its European-style architecture. (“Wat” means temple in Thai.) However, you’d have known this is a “wat” as soon as you entered.
Built by King Rama V in 1876, the temple is built on an island in the Chao Phraya River, opposite the Bang Pa-In royal palace. So to get here, you’d have to take a Thai-style cable car. Don’t worry though, it’s safe. 🙂
Other than the temple, you’ll also find European-style buildings in the complex.
Photo Via TripCanvas
Discover how Japanese settlers lived in the 14th-18th century – Japanese Village Museum (45 minutes)
Did you now that Japan has been trading partners with Thailand for a very long time? In fact, the land where the Japanese Village Museum stands now was the original site granted to Japan by the Thai monarch hundreds of years ago.
To remember this part of history, the Thai-Japanese Association has built a museum where you can learn what the Japanese did and how they lived back then (through videos, exhibitions and VR technology).
PS: If you ever get tired, take a break at the small air-conditioned cafe.
Photo Via TripCanvas
Romantic doesn’t always mean candlelight meals. Sometimes it only requires the two of you. At The Summer House, both of you can take a breather after travelling the entire morning and chillax while enjoying the riverside view. Have your meals picnic-style or on wooden chairs and tables, whichever you prefer. 🙂
A delicious meal with the perfect person and the perfect view? Yes please!
PS: There’s live music too!
Photo Via Au_auday, Ponyyoil
Looking to take unique couple photo shoots (for your wedding or as a keepsake)? Do it at Wat Chaiwatthanaram!
Starting from 200 baht, you can get your Thai costume in your favorite colors and wear Thai traditional accessories. You can even get your make-up and hair-do here (for an additional fee)!
Take pictures by the main prang or pose beside the countless headless Buddha statues in the premise. Otherwise, enjoy the view of the Chaophraya river beside the temple.
Photo Via TripCanvas
Ever had a cartoon or superhero idol when you were younger? What if you can meet them in person?! Meet Doraemon (my favourite cat!), Ultraman, and thousands of other toys at Million Toy Museum by Krirk Yoonpun.
Guess what. The toys here even come in a variety of sizes! A legion of Ultraman even taller than humans? So cool! Miffy in a Volkswagen car? Swag! 😀
Not just toys, you can also see paintings of cartoon-style animals around the museum.
Don’t forget to get a cute book or toy (or two) to bring home with you too!
Photo Via Mimimeaw20, Tiptamour, Lhin_saylin, Mmcpck
Eat and relax at night near temple grounds – Krungsri Ayutthaya Night Market (ตลาดกรุงศรีอยุธยาไนท์มาร์เก็ต) (2 hours)
Tired after a day of temple-hopping? Stop by Krungsri Ayutthaya Night Market, where numerous stalls of (halal and non-halal) food, beverages and items (e.g. oil paint on velvet paintings) open on Fridays and during the weekends.
Sit at one of the tables around the market or near the lake for a relaxing evening. But if you’d like a more romantic spot, we recommend sitting below the tree with lanterns by the pond. 😉
You can also take a boat ride around the market (for 40 baht/person)!
PS: While you’re here, have dinner at one of the seafood restaurants selling Ayutthaya’s famous grilled giant river prawn (a must try!!).
Photo Via TripCanvas
What’s available to buy here? Everything from clothes to pet stuff and homewares. But for you fashion shoppers, you’d be delighted to know that Liab Duan Night Market has many really cute designs we’ve yet to see elsewhere in Bangkok – at prices your wallet will be happy with!
Editor’s Note: This market is similar to Talad Neon, but with lesser crowds and waaay better shopping!
Tip: To save time, ask the driver to drop you off at Liab Duan Night Market. Go back to the hotel by taxi or Grab.
Photo Via Alice.honey_.b, Chopyourpassport
Have a fun-filled shopping day at Bangkok’s mecca for shoppers (Siam Square!!)
Any shopaholics here? This is your day! Shop your hearts out at Siam Square, the centre of shopping for Thais. Then treat yourself to a relaxing Thai massage before dining at a rooftop restaurant!
What’s good here? Treat your partner to their famous lobster roll (with real lobster meat)! Better yet, you can get either the half or regular size (in case you can’t eat a lot) and choose a flavour (original, US salad or truffle (with or without fresh truffles)).
We tried the half-sized lobster roll with fresh truffles and truffle infused and I gotta say… it’s AMAZINGGGG!! First thing first, the roll was loaded with lobsters!! And when you bite it, the juicy yet springy lobster immediately melted in my mouth; with the fresh truffles, the taste was out of this world! A definite must-try (and an awesome breakfast option) when in Siam Square!
Tip: There are no chairs here (Mister Lobster is a stall, not a restaurant), however you can sit at one of the seats in front of the stall or around Siam Square One.
Photo Via Khwankanok-Saengpach, Kimhwasung, TripCanvas, PanidaWaw, Ioan2000
If there’s one must-go place in Bangkok, hands down it’s Siam Square. Why? Because it has everything you’ll ever want – from shopping (cosmetics, clothes, accessories, etc) to eateries (Thai, Western, Seafood, etc) to other fun or relaxing activities. Most importantly, it offers both international and local brands at various price points!
To get you started, here are some Siam Square tips:
Lunch: Enjoy a local meal at Seefah (a popular restaurant that’s been around for 80 years!!)
Afternoon tea: Relax amongst cute animals at Little Zoo Cafe
Shop: Buy super affordable and cute accessories at Moshi Moshi, fashionable clothes at Cintage School and cosmetics at EVEANDBOY
Read the complete Siam Square guide here.
Photo Via TripCanvas
After 4 days of travelling, your muscles must be aching by now. Pamper yourselves with a Thai or aromatherapy massage. Let’s Relax Spa has many massage treatments, from a simple foot or back and shoulder massage to the popular Thai massage – perfect for your tired self.
You’ll also get a complimentary mango sticky rice after your massage!
PS: Some massages are very popular so confirm with them ahead of time (after booking online) to ensure your slot.
Note: After you’re done with the massage, go back to the hotel to drop your shopping bags. Then, take a quick shower (if you want to) before changing to the restaurant’s dress code for your last dinner date!
Photo Via Love.nnnn, Anjanilssonxerxes
Turn an ordinary dinner to an unforgettable one by romancing your lover at this urban bar and restaurant, located on the 33rd floor of the Fraser Suites Sukhumvit in Soi 11. The bar has unobstructed views of the city that lights up at night, a true sight to behold.
The food is mouthwatering and the drinks are not overly expensive. The dishes range from gourmet sushi to lamb and duck servings – there is something for everyone at this bar.
Photo Via Ilvendicarote-1
Want something more spectacular? Come to Red Sky instead, a rooftop restaurant and bar located in the centre of downtown Bangkok where you’ll get to view the sea of city lights (aka artificial stars) and stars in the sky.
Make your last night at Bangkok superrrr special by splurging on fine meal (e.g. Surf and Turf Tower that’ll please both meat and seafood lovers). Add a glass of wine to your meal and it’ll be the perfect date! 🙂
PS: Singer Jay Chou treated his wife Hannah to her birthday dinner here recently in 2019 too!
Photo Via Inh.tuanvu, Peggymang
If you’re here to stock up on clothes, the fashion’s quite chic with a good range for both men and ladies. We saw these cool Balmain-inspired biker jeans, and a number of quirky designs while walking around. But fret not – there’s also the usual adults and kids clothing on sale if funky is not your thing.
Do a last-minute shopping at Donki Mall before flying back home
Sad to be leaving Bangkok? Not so fast! Enjoy a picturesque breakfast at The Gardens of Dinsor Palace before going on a final shopping spree for Japanese products at Donki Mall Thonglor. After an Isaan-style lunch, return to the hotel before heading to the airport.
PS: Check out and keep your luggage at the lobby before you leave for The Gardens of Dinsor Palace, or use luggage services courtesy of Klook!
A fairytale palace or a magical garden? How about both – The Gardens of Dinsor Palace (1 hour 15 minutes)
It’s never too early to be prince charming & princess living in a fairytale. And with this being the morning of your last day in Bangkok, there’s no better time than now. 🙂
What was once built as the home for a royal princess, has now been transformed into the most romantic ‘palace garden’, the perfect place to have brunch or dinner at (and with plenty of magical instagrammable spots too).
As for food, there’s a wide range of delectable Western options ranging from brunch favourites like Duck Confit & Crispy Waffle to Mushroom Risotto & Truffle Oil.
Photo Via Putterwood, Wwitwitt
From Japan straight to the shelves of Bangkok – Don Don Donki (2 hour 20 minutes)
Situated in one of the hippest districts in Bangkok, the two-storey Don Don Donki in Thonglor is open 24/7! How’s that for a shopaholic treat?
Aside from the various imported Japanese snacks you can expect to find – from sake to sake kit kats and the ever-popular Calpis drinks… On the first floor, there’s also their signature baked sweet potatoes to look forward to. (We tried it and it was sooooo good!)
You can pick up some made-in-Japan souvenirs on the second floor: they have everything from cosplay costumes to cosmetics!
Don’t forget to have lunch at one of the Japanese restaurants on the 3rd floor or buy food from the supermarket (have additional charge for eat-in) before you leave too! (We ate Suage’s Hokkaido Soup Curry and it was awesome!! I want to eat it again… T.T)
PS: If you have time, watch a short close-up magic performance at Legend Castle while enjoying some drinks (4th floor of Donki Mall; from 100 baht).
Photo Via TripCanvas
PS: Rushing to the airport? Go there conveniently in the shortest amount of time by taking a private airport transfer!
Total Cost Breakdown
For 2 adults
Accommodation: USD $47 x 4 nights = From USD $188
Transportation: USD $26 (Day 1) + USD $8.83 (Day 2) + USD $57.37 (Day 3) + USD $11.89 (Day 4) + USD $27.62 (Day 5) = From USD $131.71
Day 1 Meals and entrance fees: From USD $167.12
Day 2 Meals and entrance fees: From USD $144.58
Day 3 Meals and entrance fees: From USD $77.10
Day 4 Meals and entrance fees: From USD $131.29
Day 5 Meals and entrance fees: From USD $69.17