X No Thanks

Indulge your senses in Thailand

by Nick Hayes on 21 November 2013, 15:11PM

On arrival in Bangkok it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer size and chaotic feel of the city. However, you cannot help but fall in love with it once you have begun soaking up the atmosphere. Bangkok is a city that that everyone should experience at some stage of their travels. Nowhere else in Asia and the world can you find a city quite like Bangkok; with such an eclectic mix of culture it truly gives a true taste of the orient to the first-time visitor or the returning tourist.

intro1

From the banks of the Chao Phraya River, to the gleaming temples and the frantic buzz of the night markets, Bangkok is an ideal starting point for any visit to Thailand. Culturally, Bangkok has it all from the Grand Palace on river banks (as featured in the classic movie: The King & I) to the gleaming temples with reclining statues of Buddha, there is plenty to take in. Another must-see attraction is the famous floating market, where you will see how locals sell their wares straight from their boats to the waiting shoppers

intro2
 
For the serious bargain hunter, Bangkok is a true shopping Mecca. As well as the modern, air-conditioned shopping centres with designer boutiques and formal restaurants, there is a complete contrast at the local markets where prices may vary depending on how good your bartering is. Local food stalls prepare street food from the freshest ingredients. After the sun sets, the city really kicks into life. Famous for its nightlife, Bangkok can offer some of the finest bars, nightclubs and restaurants in South-East Asia. The rooftop bar at the Sofitel Sukhumvit is definitely worth a visit for fantastic views over the city, whilst enjoying a cocktail (or two). My particular favourite was the Tab-Tim punch.

intro3
 
When it's time to recharge the batteries, Bangkok has an array of hotels offering incredible value for money. There are great hotels such as the Cha-Da Bangkok, where a stylish room starts from as little as £15 per person per night - leaving plenty of savings to spend in the local markets and shopping malls. For clients requiring the 5 star treatment, there is an array of luxurious hotels such as The Banyan Tree, where you can dine under the stars at their rooftop restaurant or indulge in a personalised spa treatment at the renowned Banyan Tree Spa.

intro4
 
To summarise Bangkok in a few words would not do the city justice, it is somewhere that has to be experienced first-hand in order to appreciate the diversity and energy that await you in the capital city of the land of smiles.

intro5

Located just a 90 minute drive south of Bangkok is the beach resort Pattaya is a great choice for the traveller who wants to get straight into their holiday without the need for a connecting flight. Pattaya has a reputation as a party town and with its famous walking street offering almost endless bars and nightclubs it is easy to see why.

intro6

However, Pattaya also has an abundance of high quality hotels, long golden beaches with the sparkling Blue Ocean right on its doorstep. It has also plenty to offer for the more active holidaymaker with numerous watersports available for those who wish to windsurf, water ski and sail. Regular excursions to nearby islands are regularly organised.  Other activities include bungee jumping, cycling, skydiving, go-karting and Muay Thai (Thai boxing) lessons. For golfers, both novice and expert, there are a wide selection of golf courses around Pattaya. Some have stunning views over the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Thailand.

intro7

Accommodation in Pattaya is varied to suit every preference and budget - from the 5 star luxury of the Centara Grand Mirage - a perfect choice for families with its lazy river, waterfalls and water slides - to the conveniently located Centara Pattaya, there is accommodation to suit everyone. The hotels are positioned around the bay with either immediate beach access or a short walk to the public beaches.

For holidays to Thailand please visit www.travelbag.co.uk/holidays/asia/thailand

Nick Hayes is a sales consultant at Travelbag's Solihull branch. For help with booking your holiday to Thailand, he can be reached on +44(0)20 7001 4185.


Our Guide to Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Read More

Alternative USA City Breaks

Read More

Western Australia: Home of the Whale Shark

Read More

How to Spend 40 Days in the USA

Read More
Post of the month
by Tourism Australia More

Email sign up

Register to receive holiday offers, cheap flights deals, hotel offers and more.

Travelbag Travel/Leisure London

01 Jan 00:00 Read More
Travelbag's Twitter
Common Tags
24 Hours 3 days in 48 hours in 5 Reasons Abu Dhabi Activities Adventure Holiday Africa Alaska Antigua Architecture Argentina asia Auckland Australasia Australia bahamas Bahrain Bali Bangkok Barbados Beach Holidays Beaches Bolivia Bora Bora Botswana Brazil Caibbean California Cambodia Canada Cancun Cape Town Caribbean celebrity Central America Chicago Chile China City Breaks Coffee Colorado Costa Rica Cruise Holidays Cruises Cuba culture Dining Dominican Republic Dubai Ecuador Europe Events Family Holidays Festivals Fiji Florida food Food Trip Gold Coast Greece Hanoi Hawaii hiking Ho Chi Minh City holiday reading Honeymoon Hong Kong India Indian Ocean Indian Ocean Luxury Holidays Indonesia Jamaica Japan Jordan Kenya Koh Samui Krabi kuala lumpur Laos las vegas Latin America Literature los angeles Luxury Holidays Macau Majorca Malaysia Maldives Mauritius Melbourne Mexico Miami Middle East money Montreal motorhome holidays music Myanmar Nature New York New Zealand North New Zealand Northen Territory Oman Orlando Pattaya Perth Perth Beaches Peru Phuket Qatar Quebec Queensland Queenstown quiz Rail Travel Ras Al Khaimah Reading on holiday Royal Jubilee Safari Samoa San Francisco scenic Scuba Diving Self-Drive Seychelles Shopping Sightseeing Sightseeing Trip Singapore snorkelling South Africa South America South Australia South Carolina South New Zealand Southeast Asia Sri Lanka St Lucia Surfing survey Sydney Tahiti Tasmania Tennessee Texas Thailand Things To Do Tokyo Top 5 Things to Do Toronto tour Travelbag trekking UAE USA USA Roadtrip Utah Vancouver Vietnam Virginia Washington DC Western Australia whale watching Wildlife Winter Sun
Archive
  • 2019
  • 2018
    • December
    • November
    • October
    • July
    • June
    • May
    • April
    • March
    • February
    • January
  • 2017
    • December
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • July
    • June
    • March
    • February
  • 2016
    • December
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • July
    • June
    • May
    • April
    • March
    • February
    • January
  • 2015
    • December
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • July
    • June
    • May
    • April
    • March
    • February
    • January
  • 2014
    • December
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • July
    • June
    • May
    • April
    • March
    • February
    • January
  • 2013
    • December
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • June
    • May
    • April
    • March
    • February
  • 2012
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • July
    • May
    • April
    • March
    • February
    • January
Please Wait...


We use cookies
Read more

Cookies: We use cookies to improve your experience on this website. By continuing to browse our website, you are agreeing to use our site cookies.
See our cookie policy for more information on cookies and how to manage them.