Bangkok Don Meung Airport (DMK), also known as Don Meung International Airport, is one of the two main international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand. The other one is Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). It mostly serves regional flights (other Asian cities to Bangkok).
There are various airlines that provide flights from Hong Kong to Bangkok; some popular names include Tiger Air, JetStar Asia, AirAsia, Siam Air, HK Express, Hong Kong Airlines, Philippine Airlines and Cathay Pacific.
The airport is located 14 miles away from Bangkok city center. A taxi ride from the airport to the city center should cost about 56 HKD.
Hong Kong citizens can enter and remain in Thailand without a visa for 30 days, provided that their passport must have a minimum validity of 6 months.
ABOUT THE CITY
Bangkok is, no doubt, one of the most popular tourist cities in Asia. The city offers an interesting landscape, where modern shopping malls stand among ancient temples. Being the capital of Thailand, Bangkok is also the most populous and influential city. It plays an important role in the country’s economics, politics and culture. Due to its exponentially rising popularity, various cafes, bars, pubs and clubs have appeared in the city in recent years, giving Bangkok a bustling nightlife and entertainment scene.
The currency accepted in Bangkok is the Thai Baht (THB). 1 THB is equal to 0.22 HKD.
Several renowned tourist destinations in Bangkok are:
Wat Phra Kaew Temple:It is highly respected as the most important Buddhist temple of the country. It is the icon of the Thai society, and Thai people believe the temple protects the country. The temple houses the statue of the Emerald Buddha, which is widely known as the guardian that shields the nation from misfortunes.
Jim Thompson House:Built by an American businessman Jim Thompson, the building is praised for its interesting architecture which is a good mix of Thai and Western influences. Today, it serves as a popular museum of Bangkok, and offers a good collection of Thai treasures, among which the Silk treasures are best received by the public.
Khaosan Road:Situated right in the heart of Bangkok, this short street is a paradise for backpackers. The street houses plenty of cheap accommodations, travel agencies, shops, restaurants and bars. In addition, the street is frequented for its hawker centers, where visitors can enjoy the various amazing local snacks and street food.
Bangkok’s location enables it to enjoy a tropical climate. There are 3 distinct periods (season) in a year, which are the hot, rainy and cool seasons. The rainy season lasts from May to October, which brings lots of rain and humidity to the city. The cool season follows right after from November to February. The hot season is from March to April, which brings much humidity and heat. Temperature in Bangkok is relatively high all year round, ranging from 22 to 36 °C. We recommend that you visit the city during the cool season (November – February) to avoid the high temperatures or the interminable rains.
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