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Bangkok is undeniably one of Southeast Asia’s most energetic capitals. The city center is an exciting mix of old buildings, enormous shopping malls, and holy shrines that can take days to fully explore. Hunt for souvenirs in the Chatuchak Market or visit the shining temples of Wat Arun and the Grand Palace’s Wat Phra Kaew, considered the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand.

After the sun sets, Bangkok’s legendary nightlife kicks into gear. Take a walk down Khaosan Road, famous for its endless stretch of bars, restaurants, and street food vendors all packed together under a wild array of neon lights. Pad Thai is Thailand’s signature dish, but foods like mango sticky rice and “gieow”—a minced pork dumpling wrapped in wonton dough—are definitely worth a try.

Getting around Bangkok is part of the fun, whether you’re balancing on the back seat of a tuk-tuk in Chinatown, cruising past the floating markets on a long-tail boat, taking the metro or just going on foot. Also, Suvarnabhumi Airport is only 30 minutes away by train or taxi.


From $11 per night

This weekend

From $14 per night

Next weekend

From $14 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency THB 100 = $3.22
Language Thai
Average weekend price $41 per night
Average weekday price $41 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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What other travelers say about Bangkok


Bangkok is a fantastic city to visit.

March 13, 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...

February 12, 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!

February 9, 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.

January 21, 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...

February 26, 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.

February 2, 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

Kishor kumar
Kishor kumar Bahrain

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