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Bangkok
Travel Guide

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

The Quarter Hualamphong by UHG
The Quarter Hualamphong by UHG
4 out of 5
23/34-35 Trimitr Road, Taladnoy, Sampanthawong, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is Rs1,029 per night from 13 May to 13 May
Located in Bangkok City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bangkok Riverside and River City Shopping Complex. Patpong Night Market and MBK ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (19 reviews)
"Great hotel!!! I Stayed there for over a month and it was amazing. The staff were very friendly and helped me alot. One staff member even went out in the rain to get me a taxi. I really loved this hotel and would make a return soon. Thanks!"

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2021

The Quarter Hualamphong by UHG
CITICHIC Sukhumvit 13 Bangkok by Compass Hospitality
CITICHIC Sukhumvit 13 Bangkok by Compass Hospitality
3 out of 5
34 Sukhumvit Soi 13, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is Rs1,410 per night from 13 May to 13 May
Located in Sukhumvit, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Nana Square, Soi Cowboy and Terminal 21 Shopping Mall. Emporium and Erawan Shrine are also within ...
4/5Very Good! (406 reviews)
"Good location, but the pool is being renovated right now and is not available."

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

CITICHIC Sukhumvit 13 Bangkok by Compass Hospitality
Millennium Hilton Bangkok
Millennium Hilton Bangkok
5 out of 5
123 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok, Bangkok
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs3,339 per night from 7 May to 7 May
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Iconsiam, Wat Pho and MBK Center. Siam Center and Wat Arun are also within ...
4.1/5Very Good! (983 reviews)
"Everything is okay but the service is slow."

Reviewed on 4 May 2021

Millennium Hilton Bangkok
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.
Siam Royal View Beachfront Villas
Siam Royal View Beachfront Villas
3.5 out of 5
Villa 40B Siam Royal View Koh Chang, Ko Chang, Trat
The price is Rs25,719 per night from 7 May to 7 May
Nestled on the beach, this Ko Chang villa is just steps away from Klong Son Beach and Mu Ko Chang National Park. White Sand Beach is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Magic Place"

Reviewed on 17 Dec 2020

Siam Royal View Beachfront Villas
Private Pool Villa Rayong House
Private Pool Villa Rayong House
3.5 out of 5
81/26 Soi Panthong 2 Moo 5, Neonmayong Rd T.Taphong, Rayong
Situated on the boardwalk, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park and Mae Rumphung Beach. Suan Son Beach and Ao Prao Beach ...
Private Pool Villa Rayong House
Pimann Buri Pool Villas Ao Nang Krabi
Pimann Buri Pool Villas Ao Nang Krabi
4 out of 5
618 Moo 2, Ao Nang Sub-District, Krabi, Krabi
The price is Rs7,671 per night from 18 May to 18 May
Situated near the beach, this villa is within 3 miles (5 km) of Ao Nam Mao, Ao Nang Beach and Ao Phai Plong Beach. Khao Ao Nam Mao and Pai Plong Bay are also ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (27 reviews)
"Beautiful villa and very relaxing, accomodating staff. In room dining useful as not much else in environs, good choice from menu. Complimentary snacks and soft drinks much appreciated"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Pimann Buri Pool Villas Ao Nang Krabi
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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5/5 - Excellent

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10 May 2020

Great city

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Mar 2020

Unfortunately Bangkok is changing towards large shopping malls and losing it's old edge. There are still interesting things there but I don't feel we will be rushing back.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

Wonderful city and one I will remember forever

4/5 - Good

Terry

13 Mar 2020

Bangkok as always is very busy and there are many cars, however, there is plenty of places to visit and the food is always very good.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

9 Mar 2020

I have travelled to Thailand often in the last 20 years so Bangkok is just a stop over before returning to UK, have seen most sites over this time but for first time visitors there is plenty to see, Sukhumvit 1-15 is a good area to locate as it is ea

5/5 - Excellent

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8 Mar 2020

Love everything about this wonderful city

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