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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.

Tonight

From £7 per night

This weekend

From £14 per night

Next weekend

From £14 per night

Most popular time to visit November–January
Cheapest time to visit April–June
Local currency THB 100 = £2.59
Language Thai
Average weekend price £41 per night
Average weekday price £43 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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10

Bangkok is definately a place one can go back to and stll...

29 June 2020

Bangkok is definately a place one can go back to and stll experience a life confirming atmopsphere. I spend the first few days wandering around visitng various places of interest. The I booked 3 coach tours through an agent that picked us up at the hotel in the morning: The floating market and Royal Palace where the old capital used to be. The laying down Budda The Bridge oVer the River Kwai tour. Many of the tours had meals included and we had a very pleasant time altogether. Thailand is a wonderful country to visit, unfortunatelt the week we were leaving the much loved King died and the country was in mourning. It was a memorable trip.

Anonymous Denmark
8.0

Bangkok is a great city to visit , so many things to see and...

26 June 2020

Bangkok is a great city to visit , so many things to see and do , beautiful temples , day and night markets ( good and bad ) patpong night market is a total rip off , prices are crazy high compared to other places offering the same items

Anonymous Indonesia
10

Fantastic, vibrant city, it grew on me the more I visited.

23 June 2020

Fantastic, vibrant city, it grew on me the more I visited. I recommend getting a BTS train card for short-term trips and a scooter for longer stays. Amazing selection of food and so much to do and see. Lovely people and amazing weather!

Mark
Mark United Kingdom
10

Very busy city, I mean the traffic NEVER stops.

12 June 2020

Very busy city, I mean the traffic NEVER stops. Polluted air and waters, and the streets were nest but grubby with broken footpaths, zebra crossings that finish half way of the 6 lane road!?!?, and the CABLES hanging everywhere you can basically touch them.... Plastic too, everywhere... our poor planet has no chance if this city doesn’t absndone the use of plastc for everything. Visiting the popular places was okay, way too crowded though and the majirity of tourists were from neighouring countries and quite selfish. We admired the metros, yes, there are multipple ‘metro/train’ systems, most of which are above ground so you can see the extreme poverty and weath touching by the edges of the buildings.... this was the most shocking and eye opening place I ever visited.

Anonymous Australia
6.0

It is my hometown, I live here but I tried to stay at hotels...

8 June 2020

It is my hometown, I live here but I tried to stay at hotels and pretend I was a traveler. By being a traveler, you will gain more than a local here. Speaking different language and they will treat you better. But there are lots of scammer too. Be aware of that, lots of people are trying to intimidate you and sell you stuff or say something like a place is close. Do not trust a stranger in this city! Apart from that, the transportation is pretty bad, the only transportation I recommend is the metro or the sky train. Apart from that, Also Grab or other choices are always better than local Taxi. Have a nice journey here, and come back if you miss it again.

Paween
Paween Thailand
10

Bangkok is a Vibrant and colourful city with so much to...

20 April 2020

Bangkok is a Vibrant and colourful city with so much to offer from amazing Food to rooftop cocktail bars, people are so friendly and accommodating, never experienced such a fast paced and yet so relaxed destination as Bangkok, it truly is a experience

Maka6382
Maka6382 United Kingdom

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