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Bangkok is undeniably one of Southeast Asia’s most exuberant capital cities. The city centre is an enticing mix of old buildings, giant shopping malls and holy shrines, which take days to fully explore. Go in search of souvenirs in the Chatuchak Market, and visit the gleaming temples of Wat Arun and the Grand Palace’s Wat Phra Kaew, the latter regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand.

After dark, Bangkok’s legendary nightlife kicks in. Take a walk down Khaosan Road, famous for its endless selection of busy bars, restaurants and street food vendors, all packed together beneath a jumble of blinking neon lights. Pad thai is the signature dish, but eats like mango sticky rice and ‘Gieow’ – a minced pork wonton wrapped in yellow dough – are also well worth trying.

Getting around in Bangkok is an attraction within itself, whether it’s balancing on the back seat of a tuk-tuk in Chinatown, or gliding among the floating markets on a long-tail boat. You can also travel by metro or on foot, and the airport is just over half an hour away by train or taxi.


From £7 per night

Next weekend

From £14 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit May–July
Local currency THB 100 = £2.19
Language Thai
Average weekend price £24 per night
Average weekday price £23 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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Bangkok is a fantastic city to visit.

13 March 2021

Bangkok is a fantastic city to visit. There are so many things to do and see, one could spend a month and just touch the surface of its vivacity. From cheap and good street food to exclusive restaurants featuring a wide variety of excellent cuisine, can't beat Bangkok.

Garett Thailand

You can go near the city about 60km to tigers farm to feed...

12 February 2018

You can go near the city about 60km to tigers farm to feed and play and go for an elephant ride. The city has nice malls and you must visit the Baiyoke sky Hotel Tower2 for a great view and dinner. And don't miss the temples! The streets are very crowded! On the sidewalk everybody sells something including food with heavy smell!

Catalin Romania

The view of the city from the hotel was incredible!

9 February 2018

The view of the city from the hotel was incredible!!! The foods and buffet at the hotel are really taste good. The room is really nice and clean to stay in while you’re on a trip. It feel lke you’re living at home. Overall, in my opion I think the hotel is really a good place to stay. RECOMMANDED!! 5/5

Jason Vietnam

Bangkok is fantastic city of contrasts.

21 January 2018

Bangkok is fantastic city of contrasts. You can see all the colours of the social specter. Amazing night life, street food on every corner, high end expensive buildings right next to falling apart slums. This city definitely is not for everyone, but the one who likes it, would love it. Traffic jams are for me most annoying, but in general transportation for such a big city is very well organized and easy to use. My advice is trying to stay close to BTS when possible. Other than that uber works just fine, or tuk tuks :). But for tuk tuk negotiation about price is mandatory because they will always try to ask for more money. Best way is to ask about realistic prices in a hotel and when negotiating stick to that. For me the biggest impression was food on the street or in markets. You could eat for something around 3 euros. My advice is to eat fresh fruit on the street because it is supe cheap.

Bojan Serbia

My favorite place was the Golden Mount with its atmosphere...

26 February 2017

My favorite place was the Golden Mount with its atmosphere religious but also liberal. The sunset with the gold stupa is unforgettable. The Klong Boat was very cheep and interesting from Hua Chang Bridge to Phan Fa Lilat final stop station. BTS is good but the Chaya Pay river boat is more practic to visit the most important attractions. The orange flag boat is very cheep but busy and chaotic, so for us the blue flag was better. Foods are everywhere. We ate near the Khaosan road, too expensive. Pad Thai and Chang beer. Khaosan is very noisy, avoide the hotels here. The Royal Palace is too expensive but Wat Pho and Wat Arun on the other riverside are fantastics. The National Muzeum also is a must see tourist program.

sza54 Hungary

Hotel location very good.

2 February 2017

Hotel location very good...the room WiFi very very bad.Staff very temperature can't neither hot nor cold..can't sleep well because need to wake up to put the temperature off and on..Staff very good

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