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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.

Tonight

From $8 per night

Next weekend

From $17 per night

Most popular time to visit November-January
Cheapest time to visit April-June
Local currency THB 100 = $3.21
Language Thai
Average weekend price $51 per night
Average weekday price $53 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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What other travelers say about Bangkok

10

I was lucky I stayed at a hostel that had a great mix of...

May 22, 2020

I was lucky I stayed at a hostel that had a great mix of people that had been to Bangkok before so could give recommendations and advice and with people that were new and wanted to explore so we got the best of both worlds. I did a train tour with rafting, markets, elephants and waterfalls as well as visited the Grand Palace and the temples around there during the day. And night time was all about the buckets and dancing! Absolute best of both worlds! Went home exhausted but had had an amazing, memorable trip!

Agnes
Agnes Australia
10

So much to do, eat and see.

May 13, 2020

So much to do, eat and see. This city was much more modern and clean than I expected. Air quality wasn't the best but that part of the world it is to be expected. We took a cab from the airport all the way into the city for a reasonable price and it was quite comfortable.

Bernard
Bernard Canada
8.0

you have to like shopping, you have to like hustle and...

March 24, 2020

you have to like shopping, you have to like hustle and bustle of the big city and Asia, then you love Bangkok. Highly recommend the river hop ho /hop off boats and Asiatique tourist market on the river front.

Yulia
Yulia China
10

Bangkok is an amazingly beautiful & crazy place.

March 23, 2020

Bangkok is an amazingly beautiful & crazy place. There is so much to do and see in & near the city I do not think it could even be done in a month! The city has "grown up" quite a bit in the 15 year stretch from my last visit and I am sure it will continue to grow. It is not the most budget friendly place anymore unless you hunt down the deals.

Rachel
Rachel United States of America
10

Grand Palace, Wat Arun, The Bang Pa In is awesome.

March 18, 2020

Grand Palace, Wat Arun, The Bang Pa In is awesome.and so many other temples couldn;t name them all. We went to Si Lom area for sea food. great food affordable price. We took the train to go around. I don't like the Damnoen Sudak floating Market The market is colorful but the water or river doesn't look clean

Norma
Norma United States of America
10

A glorious city, where the magnificence of religious and...

March 17, 2020

A glorious city, where the magnificence of religious and royal architecture melds superbly with the most advance facilities. A friendly people, efficient and hard-working. Shopping and nightlife for all budgets and tastes. The BTS and metro make travelling through the city a breeze. Doing the city hop-on hop-off bus ( we used Tiger) on the first days would sure make seeing the essential far easier (sadly the city doesn't let them advertise the stop points, so one needs to memorize most of the 15 spots). Doing the river hop-on hop-off boat is great & one could start near the Saphan Taksin BTS ( Sathorn Pier). If you want to see the Royal Barge Museum, get a taxi (it's FAR from the Thonburi Pier, and in 37ºC it seems VERY far). If you want to experience the noodle boats it's on the FAR side of the Victory Monument BTS, going all around it on the overpass after exiting the BTS, by the canal (khlong). Tourist police always very helpful when you get lost in the immense city. Chatuchak Market and floating market nears BKK (NOT the larger one, which is 32km from city & happens daily) happen on weekends, so plan accordingly. Thai food is amazing but if you're not into sizzling learn to say: "Mai pet!" (NOT spicy) or "Pet neet noy!" ( a bit spicy). Entire city is acutely aware of COVID-19 & most restaurants ( not little shops) & transportation have containment measures & hand sanitizer prominently on display.

Tabare
Tabare Canada

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