Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand's capital Bangkok is a bustling city with gilded temples, spectacular palaces, a world-famous floating market, colourful Chinatown and a lively night scene, whether it's a cultural tour, shop 'til you drop or party 'til dawn this city has something for everyone.


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Things to do

Bangkok has an exhaustive list of things to do, so whether you're visiting for a holiday or on a one night stopover filling your time here shouldn't be too difficult.

Bangkok's Grand Palace is situated on the Chao Phraya River in the heart of the city, constructed in 1782 it features several magnificent buildings including the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Thailand's most valued temple.

Just some of the temples worthy of a visit include; Wat Pho one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok and which features the famous Reclining Buddha; Wat Arun, probably the most known and photographed temple in the city, its spire is 70-metre high and decorated with tiny pieces of coloured glass and Chinese porcelain; and Wat Traimit - The Temple of the Golden Buddha, this highly revered temple contains the Golden image Buddha, which is made of solid gold and weighs approx 5 ½ tons, once covered by stucco and plaster its hidden beauty was discovered by an accidental drop.

When you visit a temple in Thailand it's worth remembering that these are religious sites and visitors should dress and act respectfully. Ladies should wear a top with sleeves that cover at least the shoulders, and dresses or skirts of an appropriate length. Men should wear long shorts and in some places trousers and a collared t-shirt or shirt. Remove your shoes when entering the temple and if you sit done ensure your feet do not point at the Buddha.

Visit a floating market is a must-do experience when in Bangkok, enjoy the atmosphere and marvel at the boats piled high with brightly coloured tropical fruit and vegetables, along with local food cooked from floating kitchens on the boat.

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Bangkok Hotels (?)

Montien Riverside Hotel Photograph of Montien Riverside Hotel
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With its five star luxury and excellent service, this fantastic riverside hotel offers a tranquil oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of this vibrant city....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

A-2 House Photograph of A-2 House
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A-2 House is a modern boutique style hotel with panoramic views over Bangkok and an infinity pool with city views....

Airport Suite Bangkok Hotel Photograph of Airport Suite Bangkok Hotel
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Offering comfortable accommodation and basic facilities, this hotel makes the ideal stopover hotel at an affordable price....

Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort Hotel Photograph of Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort Hotel
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Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort Hotel is a colonial style Spa hotel set in 11 acres of riverside tropical gardens....

Avani Atrium Hotel Photograph of Avani Atrium Hotel
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Opulent high rise contemporary hotel offering all the luxury comforts and amenities guests would expect, as well as being in the centre of Bangkok. Ideal for both business and leisure travellers....

Baiyoke Sky Hotel Photograph of Baiyoke Sky Hotel
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The Baiyoke Sky Hotel is found in Thailand's tallest hotel and offers guests comfortable and well equipped guest rooms and suites coupled with panoramic views of the city....

Banyan Tree Bangkok Hotel Photograph of Banyan Tree Bangkok Hotel
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Award winning hotel offering luxurious accommodation, traditional Thai hospitality and great Spa facilities making this a good choice for business and leisure travellers looking for an upmarket hotel ...

Bossotel Bangkok Hotel Photograph of Bossotel Bangkok Hotel
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Bossotel Bangkok Hotel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere with easy access via the river or skytrain to major sightseeing attractions....

Century Park Hotel Photograph of Century Park Hotel
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Perfect for the business and leisure traveller who is looking for good accommodation, varied amenities and a great location close to the markets and other local attractions....

Citrus Sukhumvit 22 Hotel Photograph of Citrus Sukhumvit 22 Hotel
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Trendy hotel combining a tranquil environment with a vibrant atmosphere, featuring a rooftop pool and contemporary styled accommodation....

Dream Bangkok Hotel Photograph of Dream Bangkok Hotel
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Trendy and contemporary boutique hotel offering designer furnishings and a luxurious feel; perfect for a true five star experience in the heart of Bangkok....

1 / 5 from 1 reviews

Dusit Thani Hotel Photograph of Dusit Thani Hotel
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A grand and opulent hotel offering every luxury and facility guests would expect from an upmarket chain with the added benefit of being located in central Bangkok....

Bangkok Reviews

Holiday Date:26th Feb 2017
Accommodation:Montien Riverside Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Promo
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Crazy but fun.

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Out and about

Getting around Bangkok is easy with plenty of inexpensive options to all corners of the city; the BTS Skytrain and MRT subway offer a fast and punctual way to travel connecting the main shopping, entertainment and business areas also a great way to avoid the city's slow moving traffic. For a unique experience barter your journey by tuk tuk, OK for short hops and for longer journeys a metered taxi is best for comfort and safety.

If you're staying by the Chao Phraya River, the Chao Phraya Express Boat Company offers a day pass allowing you to hop on and off at any of the 10 piers, each with its own attractions.

Bangkok has many areas some popular with tourists include; China town, a colourful and busy area, bustling with people it's filled with market stalls, kerb-side restaurants and a large number of gold shops. A popular base for backpackers due to the well price budget accommodation the Khao San Road has a lively atmosphere night and day, filled with bars, food stalls, restaurants, shops and assorted market stalls.

Bangkok is a shopper's delight; there are numerous modern, air-conditioned shopping centres, street markets, floating markets, designer shops and gold shops. The Chatuchak weekend market has more than 8000 market stalls and is a must-visit place for shopaholics and bargain hunters alike. Don't forget to haggle.

If you're looking to experience or just see what all the fuss is about, the renowned adult-entertainment of Bangkok can be found in three red-light districts in the city; Patpong the original and most famous of the three has around 100 neon-lit bars and a night-market, Nana Entertainment Plaza located in Sukhumvit Soi 4 is notorious for its racy themed go-go bars, and Soi Cowboy found next to the Terminal 21 shopping centre offers much the same but with a more laid back approach than the previous two.

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