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"Of street food, skyscrapers and unending nights"

Bangkok Tourism

A city that never sleeps, Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is a modern-day melting pot of contrasting cultures and faiths. Here, towering skyscrapers stand in harmony next to temples and monasteries. The luxury malls and shopping centres compete with the street bazaars and floating markets. Cuisines - both Thai and from around the world are showcased in all their glory on the streets as well as in rooftop restaurants. 

The nightlife of Bangkok, on the one hand, revolves around flashy nightclubs, rooftops, go-go bars, bright neon light signs, and cheap drinks. On the other, it also includes cabaret shows, Muay Thai and dance exhibitions, and even cultural walking tours. Sites like the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Phra Kaew showcase the city's rich history, while the likes of museums such as Art in Paradise and parks such as the Sea Life Ocean World cater to those seeking modern-day experiences.

The city's street markets, such as Chatuchak Weekend Market and Asiatique the Riverfront, offer tourists a delightful shopping experience. Vendors peddle an array of items, from clothing and handicrafts to exotic foods. Food is an integral part of Bangkok's culture, and tourists can savor delectable Thai dishes at street food stalls and restaurants. The city is renowned for its vibrant culinary scene.

Bangkok is serviced by Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Mueang Airport. Suvarnabhumi International Airport handles all of the international flights to and from Bangkok and is the primary entryway into the capital. Thailand also grants Visa-on-arrival for many nationalities at Suvarnabhumi. Read the guide here for the complete visa eligibility and application details.  Bangkok has many hotels, both luxury and economical, across the city. Over the years, the city has also evolved into a more backpacker-friendly destination, with many hostels, dormitories, and homestays popping up.

Must Know Before You Travel to Bangkok

  • Suvarnabhumi International Airport to your hotel: Use the official taxi queue at the airport on the ground floor to save paying extra. The Airport Link is also available from the underground floor with stops in easter part of Bangkok. Airport Express bus operates on Silom Road, Sukhumvit Road, Khaosan Road and Hua Lampong Railway Station routes.
  • Don Mueang International Airport to your hotel: The taxis are available from a separate building from Arrivals Hall. A1 goes to the Bangkok Bus Terminal, A2 goes to Victory Monument, A3 goes to Lumpini Park and A4 goes to Khaosan Road. The railway station is just across the road from the airport but it's not very inconvenient as the trains are infrequent.
  • Use the metro and Skytrain as much as possible to avoid traffic jams
  • BTS (Bangkok Sky Train) One-Day Pass: This pass gives you unlimited rides on the SkyTrain for one day for TBH 140
  • Use Grab Taxis to avoid tuk-tuk and taxi scams, which are very common in Bangkok.
  • Dress appropriately when visiting the Grand Palace. Cover your elbows, knees, and shoulders.
  • The entry ticket to the Grand Palace also gives free entry to Bang Pa-In Palace.
  • Opt for a metered taxi at the airport. Any taxi driver who refuses to use the meter is probably a scammer.
  • Monday is no street vendor day in Bangkok.
  • Smoking is generally prohibited indoors, including in all restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, whether air-conditioned or non-air-conditioned
  • Thai National Anthem is played in BTS (Bangkok Skytrain) every day at 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Stand silently in respect.

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Where to Stay in Bangkok (Bangkok Neighbourhoods)

  • Sukhumvit is a popular area for tourists, offering a wide range of accommodations, from luxury hotels and international chains to budget-friendly hostels and boutique guesthouses. It is well-connected by the BTS Skytrain, making it easy to explore the city.
  • Silom features upscale hotels, business hotels, and boutique properties, making it a great choice for business travelers and tourists looking for a central location with easy access to the BTS and MRT train systems.
  • Pratunam is ideal for shoppers and budget-conscious tourists. You'll find numerous budget hotels and guesthouses, as well as some mid-range options. 
  • Khao San Road and the nearby streets are famous for budget accommodations. This area is perfect for backpackers and those looking for a vibrant street scene.
  • Riverside (Chao Phraya) offers a mix of luxury riverside hotels and boutique properties. Tourists can enjoy picturesque views of the Chao Phraya River and easy access to historical attractions. 
  • Siam Square features luxury hotels and upscale accommodations, perfect for shoppers and those looking for a convenient location near high-end malls. 

Nightlife in Bangkok

Nightlife in Bangkok is thrilling, pulsating and very different than what any other part of Thailand has to offer. It has matured over the years with high affinity towards classy rooftop bars, energetic nightclubs and trendy cocktail bars. The place offers some of the best bars, nightclubs, go-go bars, pubs, beer bars, massage parlours, and discos in the country. You are so spoilt for choice that it gets difficult to decide where to go. Names such as Sukhumvit (venue of Nana and Soi Cowboy) and Silom (where Patpong is located) are packed with people exploring the excitement of Bangkok. Other not-to-be-missed places are Khao San Road, trendy new bars at Thonglor, and Soi Rambuttri.

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Traveller Tips for Bangkok

  • Plugs: Electrical outlets in Thailand have flat or two-pronged round sockets, which are either Type A, Type B, Type C, or Type F. Carry a power adapter for your devices.
  • Scams: Bangkok has many travel scams. Don't buy loose gemstones, don't believe that a monument or attraction is closed and don't believe a tuk-tuk driver.
  • Stick to bottled water and avoid drinking tap water.
  • Be careful while crossing the roads, even at marked crossings

Shopping in Bangkok

Bangkok is a shopper's paradise. The place is packed with various shopping options from high-end, gleaming malls to street markets offering cheap clothes. You can find anything from jewellery and trendy clothes to souvenirs and handicrafts in Bangkok. There are unlimited options available to blow away all the Bahts in your pockets.

Some of the most popular shopping places in the city include:
  1. MBK Center: Has over 2000 stores selling the latest fashion, leather products and electric appliances.
  2. Chatuchak Weekend Market: An authentic Thai marketplace, the Chatuchak Market is spread across a vast area. One can buy fake branded clothes, jewellery, antiques, souvenirs, lip smacking food, and so much more at more than 9000 stalls. Visit this one with lots of time and cash in your wallets.
  3. Patpong Night Market: A must visit, this night market is open from 6 pm up until midnight.
  4. Pratunam Market: One of the thriving markets of the city.
  5. Siam Paragon: One of the largest shopping complexes in Asia with a 16-screen movie theatre.
  6. Ratchada Night Market: Located outside Ratchadapisek metro station, this place is open only on Saturdays. It offers a variety of products such as vintage cameras, second-hand jeans, leather handbags, etc.

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Daily Budget for Bangkok

The budget mentioned here is approximate per day per head cost excluding the hotel charges (including food, water, local transport, entertainment, tips and handouts, local transportation, souvenirs and alcohol cost)

Budget travel: approximately THB 350
Comfortable travel: approximately THB 900
Luxury travel: approximately THB 2500

Exchanging Money in Bangkok

The best exchange rates in Bangkok is provided by SuperRich, with branches dotted across the city. The currency can also be exchanged at banks (major banks of Thailand being Bangkok Bank and Thai Farmers Bank), which are open Monday to Friday. Numerous authorised FOREX counters are dotted throughout tourist places with daily exchange rates displayed on electronic notice boards. It is also possible to get it exchanged at the airport. Almost all the major foreign currencies are accepted and exchanged. Most of the hotels will also perform currency exchange, but the rate is typically poor. You will find bank branches at most of shopping centres and marketplaces.

Pro-Tip: Some ATMs ask you for the option of withdrawing money “with or without conversion”. Always opt for without conversion to avoid paying extra conversion charges.

Bangkok Customs

  • It is customary to dress modestly and take off footwear before entering temples.
  • Monks do not accept anything from women, and they are not supposed to touch monks.
  • The rear seats of the buses are usually reserved for monks, and one has to vacate if needed.
  • The Royal family is held in highest regard, and speaking ill of it is a criminal offence.
  • Tipping is usually appreciated in Bangkok especially in the hospitality sector. However, it is not mandatory. A tip of THB 20 - 50 is commonly paid to a porter and 5 - 10% to other staff. A generous tip of THB 100 is usually given to massage ladies.

History of Bangkok

Comparatively a young city, Bangkok was created in the year 1782. This was after Ayutthaya, the former capital, was sacked by the Burmese. Commenced with a temporary base established at the western bank of the Chao Phraya River, a palace was built by Rama I, the first king of the new dynasty. It was made at Rattanakosin within layers of two canals, which till date serves as the spiritual hub of the city. Originally, only palaces and temples were built on the dry land with houses for subjects floating on thick bamboo rafts on the river and canals. However, it was during the time of Rama IV (1851 - 68), Rama V (1868 - 1910) that first road was constructed, and then the progress continued. Modernization set its foot in Bangkok after the World War II, the mid-1960s onwards.

Currency in Bangkok

The Thai Baht is the primary currency used in Thailand. Make sure you carry cash while shopping at the local street markets and use your cards wisely to avoid any fraud. Most of the international credit cards are widely accepted in Bangkok. ATM Machines are easily available, 24 hours, all around the city and accept all major credits cards including Visa and MasterCard. Traveller's cheques are also an option and are mainly accepted at specific foreign exchange shops or banks with processing charges of THB 153 per cheque. For credit cards, the processing fee is about THB 150 to THB 250.

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Bangkok Photos

Bangkok, Thailand
Skyline View of Bangkok
Grand Palace - Official Residence of Kings of Siam
Wat Phra Kaew - Emerald Buddha Temple

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FAQs on Bangkok

What is the best time to visit Bangkok?

Although it is a year-round destination, the best time to visit Bangkok is from November to February. Bangkok falls in the tropical zone. It has a tropical monsoon climate and experiences three distinct seasons, namely hot, wet and cold season.

The hot season lasts from March to June, the wet season from July to October and the cold season from November to February. The wettest months are September and October while April to June is considered as the hottest period.

For experiencing beach weather in Bangkok, you can visit anytime between December to March. The city holds the title for being the hottest city in the world, so expect day temperatures to soar above 30℃ (unless you’re visiting in the winter season). The southwest monsoons hit Bangkok between May to October. The weather during this period is mainly unpredictable, and clouds dominate the skies. December is the driest month in Bangkok.

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What are the places near Bangkok?

The top places near to Bangkok are Pattaya which is 100 km from Bangkok, Hua hin which is located 144 km from Bangkok, Koh kret which is located 19 km from Bangkok, Samut prakan which is located 21 km from Bangkok, Ayutthaya which is located 68 km from Bangkok

What is the local food in Bangkok?

The food scene in Bangkok is fantastic. With a wide variety of mouth-watering, scrumptious street food on one hand and some of the best fine dining restaurants in the world on the other, it is every food lover's dream. Dominated by Thai cuisine, Bangkok also has a lot to offer in terms of other cuisines like Chinese, Indian and European as well.

Khao Phat is one of the major dishes of Thailand, which is a typical rice dish eaten with beef, chicken, pork, crab, shrimp, pineapple or coconut. Other main dishes that one must try are Tom Yum Goong (spicy shrimp soup), Som Tum (Spicy green papaya salad), Tom Kha Kai (chicken in coconut soup), and Pad Thai (Thai style fried noodles).

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What are the things to do in Bangkok?

The top things to do in Bangkok are Khao San Road, Chatuchak Market, Wat Pho Bangkok, Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Terminal 21. You can see all the places to visit in Bangkok here

How much does a package cost for Bangkok?

The packages for Bangkok start at INR 7227 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top hotels in Bangkok?

There are 3183 in Bangkok which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Bangkok are Supalai Asoke Residence Monthly, Baan I-Saran, Baan Baan Bangkok, Diamond Sukumvit, Rhythm Rachada by Kann, Gsuite Glamorous Apartment. You can see all the hotels in Bangkok here

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Q. I am looking for budget trip for Bangkok and Pattaya from India. Can Anyone suggest me how to manage?


5 years ago
Direct flights are there from major Indian cities to Bangkok. As an Indian, you get Visa on arrival. Pattaya is just around 140kms from Bangkok. You get budget stay options in Bangkok in Khao San R (Read More)oad, which is one of the major localities of the city.
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5 years ago
A truly global city, Bangkok has the right amalgamations of modernity and culture. Skyscrapers, bustling night clubs and premium malls could be seen everywhere. Besides that you could also visit temp (Read More)les and other heritage sites.

Rohit Shroff

5 years ago
Bangkok is one of the most modern and cosmopolitan cities in all of South East Asia. With modern skyscrapers, amazing street food, backpacker filled streets and lots of cultural heritage makes Bangko (Read More)k the go to place for all tourists planning a trip to Thailand. Great connectivity with other parts of Thailand makes Bangkok a great base for tourism.

Saanya Lulla

6 years ago
With its floating markets, weekend markets and vibrant street life, Bangkok is heaven-like for most shopaholics! I remember its streets, bustling with locals and tourists alike, were filled with the (Read More)aroma of delicious food being prepared. After hours of shopping, tourists can quench their thirst with freshly-squeezed orange juice available easily. Somehow, Bangkok has the perfect blend of Western ideas with Thai traditions, which I could see in the food, clothes and even people. A tip to travellers is to be mentally prepared to want to replace their entire wardrobe!
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