Bustling and energetic, Bangkok has something for everyone. A haven for shoppers, historians, foodies and culture seekers alike, the capital is an integral part of any Thailand itinerary (whether you choose to pass through it or stay for a couple of days), and we can recommend the right fit for you.
The gleaming, regal collection of buildings that make up the Grand Palace will awe even the most discerning temple-goers. Shoppers will delight in the magnitude of the malls around Siam Square and those looking for a local experience, pay a visit to the atmospheric Chinatown; with its neon lights and hawker stalls, it is a fascinating area to explore.
We have an array of privately guided tours and insider recommendations to ensure all travellers, families, friends and couples alike, enjoy an exciting and personalised time in this vibrant city.
What to do
- Bangkok has plenty to entertain all ages and personalities. The Grand Palace, Wat Trimit and Wat Po are must sees, as is a boat trip on Chao Phraya. Bangkok offers a wealth of shopping opportunities from huge malls to streets lined with stalls selling colourful curio.
When to go
With a warm tropical climate Bangkok is pleasant to visit year round. The monsoon between May to October means that visitors may have less opportunity to visit the outdoor attractions but with any city there is plenty to explore inside and rains rarely last more than a couple of hours a day, usually in the afternoon.
I was totally won over by Bangkok’s energy and vibrancy. It’s a real 21st century city, with soaring skyscrapers and internationally renowned restaurants, but if you step down a side street you’ll still be able to find local markets and incredible street food stalls. Travelling by boat down the city’s canals – khlongs – is a great way to experience Bangkok at a more leisurely pace.