Bangkok

31 Aug 2019 - 1 Sep 2019

2 guests - 1 room

One of the most celebrated tourist cities in the world, Bangkok is where many high-rise shopping malls and entertainment spots lie amid Buddhist temples. It is the most populous city in Thailand, as well as an influential city in terms of Thailand’s economy, politics, education, and media. Famous for cheap shopping, amazing massage, and vibrant nightlife, Bangkok is an exciting destination that has been highly praised by tourists around the world.

Several tourist areas in the city are:

Sukhumvit: As the commercial centre of Bangkok, Sukhumvit is filled with international hotels, high-rise shopping malls and exciting spots for party-goers. Highly popular with expats and the affluent, many landmarks can be found here. For families and explorers, there are Dinosaur Planet Theme Park, Ban Kamthieng House Museum and Terminal 21 – an interesting shopping mall that features the themes of several famous cities around the world.

For excitement seekers, head towards Soi Cowboy, a collection of the most visited bars, pubs, and clubs in the vicinity. Owing to its bustling nature, Sukhumvit is well-suited for business travellers, nightlife seekers, and shopping lovers.

Silom: Very much similar to Sukhumvit, Silom is another commercial district of Bangkok. The place seems serious and industrious during the daytime when most people only come here for working. However, as the night opens up, life in Silom gets exciting with night markets and nightclubs starting their motions. Some well-known destinations in the area include Patpong Night Market and Lebua State Tower. Silom would be ideal for nightlife seekers and night market lovers.

As the downtown areas of Bangkok, Sukhumvit and Silom tend to offer more luxurious options for accommodations. Many world-famous hotel chains are located here. That being said, some lower-end options including hostels and inns can also be found.

Khaosan: Colloquially known as the Old City, Khaosan is where you can find most of the classic attractions of Bangkok. Stepping away from the hustle of downtown life, visitors will find solace in a good number of temples (called “Wat” locally), museums and galleries.

The most famous names include Bangkok National Museum, The Grand Palace, and Wat Phra Kaew – the most significant Buddhist temple of the Thai people. Khaosan is a good destination for culture seekers, families, sightseers and older travellers.

Ratchadaphisek (or Ratchada): Well known as a more affordable nightlife spots, especially for locals, Ratchadaphisek has risen in popularity in recent years owing to the establishment of the Thailand Cultural Centre, where various Thai and international performances take place all year round. Many food markets, pubs, and bars are easily found in this area. Ratchdaphisek is a good place to chill out, especially for backpack tourists and nightlife seekers.

Both Khaosan and Ratchadaphisek offers a wide variety of accommodations, ranging from affordable hostels and backpackers’ inns to extravagant, internationally recognised hotels.

Getting around Bangkok is not a difficult task, and is usually very affordable. Choices for public transport include Skytrain (BTS), underground trail (MRT) and tuk-tuk (a kind of local mini-van). Most places mentioned above are easily accessible using public transport.

All information valid as of April 2016.

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9.8
Foodies
8.7
Nightlife Lovers
8.6
Backpackers
8.1
Adventure Travellers
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Member reviews (1130)
Allen Willcox
Allen Willcox
11/07/2019

Why a great place. The foods great, the people are kind and there are so many hidden gems throughout the city

Atika Purnama
Atika Purnama
03/07/2019

One of the best place for shopping and see asian history and try delicious and extreme food

Justin  Ozzy
Justin Ozzy
17/06/2019

Every part of Thailand amazing and beautiful happy to go there again and run my business

Mathias Läubli
Mathias Läubli
08/06/2019

Bangkok is the next generation of modern cities, emerging from a sprawl into a clean and vibrant futuristic super-city.

FAQs

The least expensive month is October, with an average of HK$443 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Bangkok is September, with an average price of HK$539 per night.
The average price of a hotel in August last year was HK$443 per night. This is 8% less than the average nightly price of HK$482 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Bangkok, the expected average temperature in August is 29.6°C/85.2°F. The warmest month is typically April, which averages 35.3°C/95.5°F. The coolest month is December, with temperatures averaging 22.0°C/71.6°F.
The nearest airport to Bangkok is Don Mueang (DMK) (21.48km). Other nearby airports include: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (27.74km)

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