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Bangkok Travel Guide

Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand and a fast-growing city scaling new heights in terms of economy. But to the tourist it is so much more! Bangkok holidays are always something to remember by and we know why! A tour to Bangkok will rejuvenate your tired souls for sure.

Bangkok Tourism is always booming. The beaches, the exotic food, the eccentric shows, the temples, the palaces, the amazing modes of transport and the amazing mixture of culture and fun are sure to make Bangkok holidays memorable for just about anyone. Whether you are the beach-bum types or the shopaholic, whether you are the culture seeker or the party-lover, Bangkok has something to offer to everyone. There are many things to do at night in Bangkok i.e nightclubs, shopping markets and food streets where you can enjoy with your friends. The days are sunny and beautiful and the night-life is lively and flamboyant. Moreover, there is never a dearth of things to do in Bangkok. What more could a tourist ask for? It is perhaps for this amazing versatility that the city is often referred to as a tourist paradise. This exotic land is both inviting and exciting so get your Bangkok Tourism guide and get ready for the ride of a lifetime.For that checkout when is the best time to visit Bangkok to explore.

Apart from all the glamour that you would expect from a city in Thailand, there are also ancient sites that adorn the city of Bangkok.  To relax, there are also modern shopping malls that have a kitschy yet high-end ambience. A visit to Bangkok can be simply overwhelming as its energy glares you in the face. Bangkok also serves as a gateway to many other parts of Thailand. From here, go to Phuket, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, and other popular destinations. Visit this oriental city to see how glamour and glitz can ultimately change the color of a nation’s tourism.

How To Reach Bangkok

Get In

  • By Air: Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Muang Airport connect Bangkok to the rest of the world. Suvarnabhumi Airport is used by all airlines in Thailand except for Nok Air, Orient Thai and Air Asia, which use the old Don Muang Airport. Both these airports are about 30 km (19 mi) from the city centre. From these airports you can get the Airport Rail Link in order to reach the centre.
  • By Train:   The State Railway of Thailand serves Bangkok with railway lines from all four directions of Thailand. Hualamphong Train Station connects Bangkok to the rest of Thailand. It's a big and convenient station that was built during the reign of King Rama VI.
  • By Bus: Buses to and from other parts of Thailand including Pattaya, Krabi, Phuket and Ko Samui and also to neighbouring countries operate in Bangkok. There are three major bus terminals in Bangkok; the Northern Bus Terminal, also known as Mo Chit, the Eastern Bus Terminal, also known as Ekkamai and the Southern Bus Terminal, also known as Sai Tai. 

Get Around

  • By Taxi: Hiring a taxi is the most comfortable way to get around Bangkok. The prices remain affordable for the tourists. However, do keep in mind that Bangkok is a really crowded city to drive around.
  • By BTS: The Bangkok Transit System has been in service since a couple of years. The BTS connects you easily with most places of interest in the city. 
  • By MRT: Also like the BTS the Mass Rail Transportation System is operating since a couple of years. The Metro has one line which connects you from the train station hualomphong to Bang Sue. 
  • By Motorbike Taxi: If you know how to drive a bike then it is a great alternative for a short distance ride since they get through between the cars. They are cheap, quick and adventurous.
  • By Tuk Tuk: Tuks Tuks are the local transport systems available in Bangkok. They are cheap and you can get them from anywhere in the city.

Hotels & Restaurants In Bangkok



  • Shangri-La Hotel: Shangri la is one of the most luxurious five-star hotels in Bangkok and its Riverside location offers the best in terms of convenience and beauty. Located on the banks of Chao Phraya River, the hotel has simply stunning views of the river, both from the guestrooms and the lovely poolside area.
  • Sukothai: Guests enter the Sukhothai hotel via a tree-lined driveway, a short distance that takes you away from the noise of busy Bangkok streets, and into the manicured gardens that surround the hotel. The decor is luxurious and unobtrusive, inspired by the ruins at the old ancient capital after which the hotel is named - you will find stupas in one courtyard and a Buddha statue floating serenely on the water in another.

Mid Range

  • Mercure: Mercure Bangkok Siam is a modern and well appointed four star hotel in an incredible downtown location close to MBK, Siam Paragon and the several other shopping Malls in the Siam district.
  • Furama Silom: It is a classic option for those looking for a comfortable stay in the Silom district of Bangkok, only ten minutes walk from Chong Nonsi Sky Train station and 15 minutes from Patpong night market, clubs and bars.


  • BS Residence Suvarnabhumi: This aparthotel offers you a perfect budget accommodation in Bangkok with its warm, personal service and contemporary comfort in their brand new boutique apartment buildings.
  • Suphanlake Hometel: Here you will find a perfect balance of comfort and functionality with spacious types of room suites enveloped in quiet and relaxing surroundings.


  • Street Food: The food here is extremely spicy. If you love spicy food, then you need to taste some of the food from this vendor. Street food is obviously not a good idea for the unaccustomed palate however many Bangkok restaurants do provide less spicy options.
  • MBK Food Court: Toping in the list of good restaurants in Bangkok, food here is affordable and delicious and there is a variety to choose from. From local dishes to western dishes, you will find it all.

Travel Tips For Bangkok

  • Time Zone: Standard time zone:UTC/GMT +7 hours. No daylight saving time at the moment in Bangkok.
  • Currency: The currency of Bangkok is Thai Baht.
  • Electricity: The electricity in Thailand is 220 volts, 50 cycles/sec. Most receptacles in Thailand are two prong, missing the third grounding/earthing prong at the bottom. However, the newest office and condominium dwellings usually offer the third prong due to increased awareness of the importance of grounding for both safety and equipment damage reasons.
  • Internet: Broadband Internet is readily available in major cities and towns, including Bangkok.
  • Language: Thai is the official language of Thailand.
  • Emergency contacts: Police 191, Crime 195, Fire 199, Tourist Police 1699, Tourist service centre 1155
  • From the moment you arrive, you're sure to notice the customary greeting of palms pressed together in a prayer-like bow. Always return the gesture, and the higher your hands are pressed towards your face, the more respect you'll show.
  • The first rule of Bangkok shopping: If there’s no barcode or set price, get haggling. It’s expected. However, instead of adopting a confrontational attitude, try the gracious, smiley “what’s your best price, my friend?” approach.
  • Unlike Rome or Paris, Bangkok is not an eminently walkable city. Rather, making the most of this daunting sprawl of crowds, commerce and culture takes planning.
  • Whether it is an impromptu demand from a local policeman or a request from security at one of the city’s swanky nightspots, carrying ID is a must in Thailand.