Long stopovers can be a pain, no matter where you have one, but with a bit of planning and preparation, there are things that you can do. If you are going to be travelling through Bangkok and you have some time to kill, there are a few ideas below that you can consider to kill some of your spare time, and have some fun in the process.
Head To A Hotel
When you have a substantial layover in Bangkok, one option that s open to you is to head to a hotel for a shower and some rest. There are plenty of Suvarnabhumi hotel airports with free shuttle buses so getting to them is simple, and you can grab some food and relax before heading back to the airport to continue your journey.
It is also relatively simple to get into the city from the airport, and you can either take a bus, which takes some time, grab a taxi, or use the airport rail link which is the BTS system and will take you into the heart of the city. Once there, you can explore the city, do some shopping, or grab a bite to eat, feeling refreshed before continuing your trip to your destination.
Grab A Massage
Thailand is a country that is famous for its massages, so you may wish to experience one before you leave the country to continue your trip. You can head into town, one of the nearby hotels, or even get a massage in the airport, and it is an excellent way to get the kinks and knots out of your muscles before boarding your next flight.
Watch A Film
If you slept on the journey to Bangkok and did not take advantage of the onboard entertainment, you can always head to the cinema and watch one of the latest films. There are plenty of places close to the airport where you can watch a movie and relax, and there are even options for reclining seats and sofas, so you are assured of comfort.
Experience The Nightlife
If your layover in Bangkok is at night, you can also head into the city and experience some of the famous nightlife that Bangkok has to offer. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, and clubs all over the city, so finding somewhere to relax and party for a few hours is simple.
See The Sights
There are also plenty of attractions you can visit during your layover if it is the Thai culture that you crave. If you have time to kill in Bangkok, you can head to the Grand Palace or Wat Po to see the reclining Buddha, or take a stroll down the infamous Khao Sarn Road, or visit one of the many markets throughout the city.