BANGKOK

Bangkok holidays make for an enigmatic metropolis of old-world charm mixed with modern conveniences. It is this mesmerising contrast of old and new, the vibrant streets and the rich culture that lure tourists to Bangkok every year. The abundance of sights, smells, tastes and sounds, while overwhelming at times, is incredibly energizing to the soul. It is a city that thrives on variety and that begs to be uncovered by its guests.

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3 Star Bangkok

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4 Star Bangkok

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5 Star Bangkok

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Treat yourself to the Bangkok holiday of a lifetime by choosing from our superb selection of luxury 5 star hotels. Bangkok is home to some of the world’s biggest and best value 5 star hotels, making it the ideal destination from which to lavish yourself with uncompromising luxury.

Bangkok

Bangkok is a city where old and new co-exist, where familiar meets exotic. Here, visitors are treated to a truly unique experience. Whether shopping for high-end luxuries in the megamalls or vintage finds in the market; cruising down the soothing waters of the Chao Phraya River or cycling the bustling streets; sampling unique street fares or enjoying five-course meals – there is truly something for everyone.

In a land of excess, those who can look past the sensory overload and embrace the pulsating city streets will be greatly rewarded.

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Things to do in Bangkok

  • Taking in the cityscape while sipping cocktails on a rooftop bar.
  • Scoring high-end designer goods and local handicrafts at the markets.
  • Embarking on a culinary tour of the city’s acclaimed street food stalls.
  • Gliding along the klongs (canals) and stopping at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.
  • Gawking at the beautiful Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaeo.
  • Strolling through the lively street stalls of Chinatown.

For more information about Travelbag’s custom holidays to Bangkok, please contact us at 0203 139 7074 and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable experts.

  • Capital – Bangkok, Thailand
  • Currency – Baht
  • Language – Thai if the official language and English is widely used.
  • Time Zone – GMT + 7 hours

The weather in Bangkok is typically hot and humid. The best time to visit is between mid October and mid February. During this time, the city’s temperature is relatively mild, with high’s averaging 32°C and less rainfall than average. This is also the peak travel season and Bangkok’s festival season.

In April, the weather is at its hottest and is very humid. This can make for extremely unpleasant conditions. The monsoon season runs from May to October, with August and September seeing the most rainfall. During this time, flooding is common, however, it does not stop people from visiting. July and August are also popular travel months.

If crowds are an issue, those who do not mind hotter temperatures and humidity should consider traveling between April and June and between September and October. April is also the time during which the city’s most celebrated festival – Songkran (New Year).

With temperatures capable of reaching the upper 30s, high humidity levels and heavy rains, it’s best to pack a variety of lightweight, casual clothes. Be sure to bring some clothes that are a little more conservative for visits to temples. Both men and women should cover their shoulders and knees. Rain jackets can be heavy and hot, so instead, purchase an umbrella in town. To avoid sunburn, be sure to bring plenty of sunblock with a SPF of at least 30. Hats and sunglasses are also a must, since the sun in Bangkok is relentless. Rehydrating solutions can also help in the event of heat exhaustion and dehydration. Small first aid kits are always beneficial. Fill it with anti-diarrhoea medication, insect repellent, pain relief, antibacterial cream, water-purification tablets and insect repellent.

Always carry some tissue with you, as toilet tissue may not always be available in public places. Bangkok experiences frequent power outages, so a small torch is essential. A pocketknife will also come in handy in a variety of situations.

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