Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok, Thailand

Cheap flights to Bangkok

Bangkok is one of Thailand’s most popular destinations and for good reason too thanks to its impressive golden temples, gigantic skyscrapers as well as its buzzing nightlife, amazing parks and its famous floating markets.

Things to do in Bangkok

There’s so much to see and do in Bangkok:

For foodies: Bangkok is known for its incredible street food with a hot spot for Westerners being Sukhumvit Soi 38 which is open from 6pm each evening, until the early hours of the next morning. Here, you’ll enjoy a wide range of Thai dishes – the food is also great for travellers as it is tasty but very cost effective.

For temple lovers: if you’re interested in seeing temples, Bangkok is the place to be with more than 400 temples in the Thai capital. A few of the more well-known temples include Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho and Wat Arun.

For keen shoppers: there’s something for everyone in Bangkok and best of all, there are bargains galore. Most tourists head straight to MBK as it’s jam-packed with over 200 markets selling a wide range of products. Long shopping hours make the city a tourist’s delight.

For those who love the nightlife: head over to the ‘City of Angels,’ which offers a number of rooftop bars to get a great glimpse of Bangkok. Known as the fancy bar from The Hangover: Part II, the Sky Bar is another incredibly popular tourist spot. You certainly won’t struggle to find a bar to enjoy a drink in and have a great time.

Best time to visit

Although it has three distinct seasons, Bangkok enjoys a subtropical climate and is hot all year round. The hot season extends from March to May, the rainy season from June to October and the cool season from November to January. The average temperature is quite warm at around 28°C.

Arriving in Bangkok by plane

The main airport in Bangkok is the Bangkok International Airport, which acts as the main entry point to all of Thailand and is located an estimated 24km north of Bangkok.

Useful tips before you go

Shorts and sandals are not permitted within bars. Bartering is widely acceptable in Thailand but ensure you remain polite while doing so. Also, if catching taxis, ensure your taxi driver switches on the meter as soon as you enter. If they refuse to do so, simply exit the taxi to avoid paying more than necessary for your journey. Note: the currency accepted in Bangkok is the Thai Baht (THB). 

Please note: all information is correct as of April 2016.

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