The bustling metropolis of Bangkok is the thriving cultural and heartland of Thailand, providing a charming combination of tradition and modernity.
As one of the most populous and popular cities in Southeast Asia, Bangkok is a paradise for shoppers, with its luxury malls providing quality goods at bargain prices, and a Weekend Market offering a wide selection of souvenirs to take home from your holiday in Thailand. Revellers will also enjoy the wide selection of clubs and bars which will provide many holiday memories.
Beyond the numerous leisure options in Bangkok, the Thai capital also contains a rich array of historic and religious sites of interest. The impressive Grand Palace provides some stunning photo opportunities on the capital’s Rattanakosin Island, whilst Wat Arun (the Temple of the Dawn), Wat Phra Kaeo (The Emerald Buddha) and Wat Pho (complete with a reclining Buddha) provide a fascinating insight into the Buddhist traditions of Thailand.
What you’ll love most about Bangkok
- While the highly populated cosmopolitan city of Bangkok covers an area of over 1,500sq kilometres, it’s actually really cheap and easy to get around. The BTS Skytrain operates from 6am to midnight, covering all the key tourist areas. A day-pass can be purchased for as little as £3. Alternatively, you can opt for a taxi, tuk tuk or river boat to get from A to B
- Bangkok is famous for its swanky rooftop bars with stunning views of the city skyline. Some hold full moon or half moon parties with DJs and pool bars
- The Grand Palace is not to be missed on your tour of Bangkok, within it’s walls you will find Wat Phra Kaew, which contains the Emerald Buddha
- If you love shopping, don’t miss Chatuchak, Bangkok’s sprawling weekend market that holds over 8,000 stalls
- Thai food is to die for and the restaurants offer some of the best dining experiences in the world