Bangkok

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Sukhumvit featuring cbd, night scenes and landscape views

Revel in the color, noise and history of Thailand’s frenetic capital, a city that welcomes its visitors with a clash of old and new.

Thailand’s capital city is the most popular tourist destination in the World for good reason: hidden somewhere within its bustling streets, everyone can find what they are looking for.

With the help of the modern Skytrain (BTS) and underground rail network (MRT), getting around the city couldn’t be simpler. To see the sights from a more authentic perspective, you might want to try catching a riverboat express or hailing the driver of a traditional Thai tuk-tuk.

If you seek spiritual succour, you can find it at the Erawan Shrine dedicated to the Hindu God Brahma, or in one of the many Buddhist temples dotted around the city: the elevated heights of Wat Saket, Wat Pho, with its giant reclining Buddha, Wat Arun, named for the God of Dawn, and the world-famous Wat Phra Kaew – or Temple of the Emerald Buddha – home to Thailand’s most sacred object.

The ancient metropolis of Rattanakosin, now enveloped within the city boundary, is home to a treasure trove of historical attractions. In the National Museum, you can trace the country’s history through artefacts, sculptures and costumes from the ancient world to the modern day. The Grand Palace will take you back to the era of the Kings of Siam and King Rama I, who established Bangkok as the country’s capital.

Meet the descendants of Thailand’s earliest settlers on Ko Kret Island, a rural islet in the middle of the Chao Phraya River that makes a great day trip.

For a taste of twentieth-century extravagance, you can take a tour of Vimanmek Palace, constructed as a royal residence by King Rama V in 1900. A more modern mystery awaits you at Jim Thompson House, the home of an American expat who disappeared without a trace in the 1960s.

Before you get too lost in memories of times gone by, take a trip to Khao San Road and let yourself be dropped headfirst back into the present day. Haggle with hawkers, snack on legendary Thai street food and watch the whirl of backpackers and street sellers while you sip a cool drink.

For a slower pace, you may want to spend some time in Lumphini Park. A haven of green in the midst of the hubbub, it offers a breathing space where you can rebalance body and soul with a spot of yoga or Tai Chi.

Where to stay in Bangkok

Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers - SHA Plus
Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers - SHA Plus
5 out of 5
2 Charoen Krung Soi 30, Siphya, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is Rs3,967 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Located in Bangkok City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Si Phraya Pier and River City Shopping Complex. Iconsiam is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) away. Hua Lamphong ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (995 reviews)
"Great location, excellent service"

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2021

Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers - SHA Plus
Shangri-La Bangkok - SHA Plus
Shangri-La Bangkok - SHA Plus
5 out of 5
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is Rs7,933 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Located in Bangkok City Centre, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Iconsiam, King Power MahaNakhon and Asiatique The Riverfront. Erawan Shrine and Siam ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,151 reviews)
"Room view was gorgeous. Staff were very friendly and exceptionally helpful. We had a late flight and they gave us a 6pm checkout which was so helpful especially as we had a little 3 year old to deal with. The pool/restaurant overlooking the river is stunning. Only criticism - and it may be less that ..."

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2022

Shangri-La Bangkok - SHA Plus
Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel - SHA Plus
Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel - SHA Plus
4.5 out of 5
999 Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel, Moo 1 Nongprue, Bang Phli, Samut Prakan
Fully refundable
The price is Rs6,170 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb
Located in Nong Prue, this luxury hotel is within 16 mi (25 km) of Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital, Siam Park City and Rajamangala Stadium. Seacon Square and Mega ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,058 reviews)
"It was fine"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2022

Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel - SHA Plus
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Adelphi Grande Sukhumvit - SHA Plus
Adelphi Grande Sukhumvit - SHA Plus
4.5 out of 5
16 Sukhumvit Soi 41, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is Rs2,426 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
Located in Sukhumvit, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of EmQuartier and Emporium. Benchasiri Park and Soi Cowboy are also within 1 mi (2 km). ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"This hotel is a great option for an extended stay. The room has everything you need including a washing machine and detergent, dishes, soap/shampoo/conditioner, and even your own personal router for internet access which makes it simple to use things like Apple TV or Roku. Very close to the Phrom ..."

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2021

Adelphi Grande Sukhumvit - SHA Plus
Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok - SHA Plus
Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok - SHA Plus
4 out of 5
77/7 Sukhumvit 8, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is Rs2,441 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
Located in Sukhumvit, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Nana Square, Terminal 21 Shopping Mall and Soi Cowboy. Lumphini Park and Emporium ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (613 reviews)
"Great staff. Everything you need for the price. pool is tiny."

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2021

Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok - SHA Plus
Sathorn Vista, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments place Bangkok - SHA Plus
Sathorn Vista, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments place Bangkok - SHA Plus
5 out of 5
1 Sathorn Soi 3, South Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok
The price is Rs4,880 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
This family-friendly Bangkok aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Embassy of Germany, Lumphini Park and Patpong Night Market. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (508 reviews)
"The staff at the Sathorn Vista are outstanding. In particular, Saranphat (Neil) was exceptional. The one bedroom apartment is excellent, clean very spacious with all the amenities required for a comfortable stay."

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2021

Sathorn Vista, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments place Bangkok - SHA Plus
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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