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Visit Bangkok

Bangkok’s modern skyline hides an ancient culture expressed through traditional temples and historic monuments, in a city that hums with life.

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

Sukhumvit

Sukhumvit

4/5Very Good!(412 area reviews)

Street markets and sparkling malls, parks, nightlife districts and museums await at this bustling boulevard, which is one of Thailand’s longest roads.

Sukhumvit
Bangkok which includes boating

Bangkok City Centre

3.5/5Good!(33 area reviews)

Known for its stunning river views and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Bangkok City Centre. Check out top attractions like MBK Center and Jim Thompson House, and jump on the metro at Hua Lamphong Station or National Stadium BTS Station to see more of the city.

Bangkok City Centre
Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand

Pratunam

Suan Pakkard Palace and Victory Monument are top sights in Pratunam, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Phaya Thai Station or Victory Monument BTS Station to see more sights in the area.

Pratunam
Don Muang, Bangkok, Thailand

Don Muang

4/5Very Good!(86 area reviews)

Travellers come to Don Muang for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Don Mueang New Market and Royal Thai Air Force Museum while you're in town.

Don Muang
Asoke, Bangkok, Thailand

Asoke

Asoke is popular for its popular shops. Explore top sights like Soi Cowboy and Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, and you can get around town on the metro at Sukhumvit Station.

Asoke
Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand

Sathorn

4/5Very Good!(117 area reviews)

Known for its fantastic nightlife and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Sathorn. Check out top attractions like Bangkok Riverside and Central Rama 3 Mall, and jump on the metro at Technic Krungthep Station or Akhan Songkho Station to see more of the city.

Sathorn

Top hotels in Bangkok

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
 iSanook Bangkok
iSanook Bangkok
3.5 out of 5
118, Soi Songphra, Siphraya Road, Kwang Maha Pruttaram, Khet Bangrak, Bangkok, Bangkok
Rs2,789
per night
Feb 7 - Feb 8

Located in Bangkok City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of River City Shopping Complex, Si Phraya Pier and Patpong Night Market. Lumphini Park and MBK ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,898 reviews)

"This hotel Is amazing. Situated in a quiet area, with tons o public transportation. You can catch bus #1 to china town, grand palace, the pier, and shopping center. This hotel Is perfect for those looking to save money while Enjoying Bangkok. The breakfast buffet is amazing! We had tons of choices ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2020

iSanook Bangkok
Shangri-la Bangkok
Shangri-la Bangkok
5 out of 5
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Bangkok
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs12,160
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

Located in Bangkok City Centre, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bangkok Riverside and Iconsiam. King Power MahaNakhon and Patpong Night Market are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (3,298 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel would definitely recommend and definitely stay there again"…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2020

Shangri-la Bangkok
lebua at State Tower (The World's First Vertical Destination)
lebua at State Tower (The World's First Vertical Destination)
5 out of 5
State Tower 1055/111 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok
Rs9,110
per night
Feb 4 - Feb 5

This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located on the riverfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Sri Mariamman Temple and Iconsiam. Asiatique The Riverfront and Siam Paragon ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (8,114 reviews)

"Loved staying at this hotel. Staff was super friendly and helpful. Checking in was a breeze. Concierge was super helpful in having my luggage transferred to my next hotel. Though the other hotel did not allow Lebua to deliver our luggage (which I understand), they went out of their way to call the ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2020

lebua at State Tower (The World's First Vertical Destination)

Popular things to do in Bangkok

Khaosan Road
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Khaosan Road

4/5(286 reviews)

Khao San Road epitomises the manic mega-city, attracting tourists and travellers from all over the world with the promise of cheap accommodation and adventure.

Pratunam Market
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Pratunam Market

4/5(197 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Pratunam Market, a popular shopping spot in Bangkok. Visit the notable monuments and temples in this vibrant area.

Terminal 21 Shopping Mall
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Terminal 21 Shopping Mall

4.5/5(231 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs with a trip to Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, a favourite shopping spot in Bangkok. Visit the temples and top-notch restaurants in this vibrant area.

Grand Palace
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Grand Palace

4.5/5(317 reviews)

A series of sparkling golden rooftops crown the Grand Palace, which reigns supreme along the banks of the Chao Phraya River.

Victory Monument
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Victory Monument

4/5(95 reviews)

Learn about the history of Victory Monument, a well-known monument in Bangkok. Discover the top-notch restaurants and acclaimed art galleries in this culturally rich area.

Lumphini Park
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Lumphini Park

4/5(205 reviews)

In a city as busy as Bangkok, the green spaces and tranquil lakes of Lumphini Park provide respite from the frenetic pace of the outside world.

Reviews of Bangkok

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 43.97116644823067%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 42.595019659239846%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 11.46788990825688%
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2 - Disappointing 1.3761467889908257%
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1 - Terrible 0.5897771952817824%

4/5 - Good

PeterJohnson

Jan 17, 2020

I have always enjoyed Bangkok and particularly the food.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 17, 2020

Lovely vibrant city, so much to see a do

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

Crazy hot city with plenty going on, felt very safe for such a big city had no problems

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

Amazing city full of life.

5/5 - Excellent

Bruno

Jan 16, 2020

Lovely city but very busy

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 9, 2020

The hop on/off tourist boat is one of the easiest ways to see the sights. Arrive at the Grand Palace early if you want to avoid the crowds. A nighttime dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya is a lovely way to spend the evening. We

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