A whirlwind of skyscrapers, street vendors, and serene temples, Thailand’s capital Bangkok is a bizarre but dazzling destination. From backpackers to luxury travellers, Bangkok holidays have something for everyone.
Things to Do in Bangkok
- Tuktuks (rickshaws) are widespread in Bangkok, and they’re one of the most novel ways of exploring the city. Just make sure to negotiate a rate with your driver before your journey, otherwise you may be overcharged.
- Bangkok boasts some brilliant street markets bursting with clothes, jewellery, handicrafts and much more. Shopaholics should check out Chatuchak Weekend Market.
- This golden complex of the Grand Palace encompasses Thailand’s most sacred temple, Wat Phra Kaeo. Men should wear full-length trousers, women should cover their shoulders and knees – sarongs can be borrowed at the entrance.
- Made famous by the Hangover II, Sirocco is easily Bangkok's best rooftop bar. While it's on the expensive side, it's definitely worth heading up here for a the panoramic view of the city.
Best Time to Visit
Nov-Feb: The city is dry and temperatures are comfortable. Bangkok tends to remain hot and quite humid all year, and temperatures usually fluctuate between 26° and 31°. Expect heavy rains from May to October, with September being the wettest month.
If you find yourself in Bangkok during the city's hottest month, April, try not to worry, as locals have come up with the ideal way to cool down; a city-wide water fight. This festival celebrates the New Year and lasts a whole week. Bring a water gun!
Why We Love It“Be sure to head to the Khao San Road, it’s where all the backpackers hang out and you’ll find lots of markets, bars and street-side restaurants – all very cheap!”
Jennifer Kearney, Sales Executive