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Where the Excitement Begins

A city that does not sleep, Bangkok is waiting to greet visitors 24/7 with an action-packed schedule of art, culture and entertainment, as well as eco-friendly and tech-savvy activities. The capital city of Thailand will never cease to engage you throughout your stay.

At 230 years of age, Bangkok combines its old charm with a modern lifestyle seamlessly. Ancient remains, traditional architecture, religious landmarks and a low-key way of life along the Chao Phraya River live in peace amongst the bustling city life of this Southeast Asian metropolis. Markets of all kinds - on the streets or in luxurious shopping centres - are heaven for shoppers from all regions of the world. For those with inquiring minds, museums and specialized libraries - cultural, gemstones, national archives - are interspersed in different corners of the city. Bangkok’s parks, sparingly dotted among the urban sprawl, offer leisure activities such as walking, cycling and rowing. Lastly, it's a known fact that Bangkok is a foodie’s paradise for both Thai food and otherwise. From street-side vendors to upscale restaurants in five-star hotels, a fine meal is always close at hand. You will never go hungry in this city.

Must-See Highlights

Learn about Bangkok's colourful history at Museum Siam through exhibits about the Rattanakosin Kingdom. Visit Nitas Rattanakosin, a brand-new exhibition hall, on the historic Ratchadamnoen Avenue. Feeling nostalgic? Indulge yourself with memories from the good old days at House of Museums, or learn about valuable items from the past at the National Museum. Fans of paintings and photography should check out Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, while design enthusiasts can enjoy exhibits at Thailand Creative & Design Center.

Palaces, Temples and Shrines
When in Bangkok, ones should never miss a chance to visit Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), the famous landmark that is lit up beautifully at night. The temple is located on the compound of the Grand Palace and carries the Buddha image considered a national treasure by locals. Other exquisite temples and religious spots in the area include Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), which is also known for its traditional Thai massage school; Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) across the Chao Phraya River; Lak Muang (City Pillar Shrine) and Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple). For palace tours, check out Wang Phaya Thai (Phaya Thai Palace) and Vimanmek Mansion, the world's largest teak wood mansion built in a Thai-European style.

Public Parks
Want a break from the hustle and bustle? Lumpini Park can be your sanctuary. Dubbed the "Lungs of Bangkok", the green space is a favourite hangout for health junkies. From morning walks to group aerobics classes, park-goers can choose activities to that match their needs. For those looking for a less energetic activity, rowing and paddle boating are a good option. Elsewhere, if you want to go cycling or kayaking, Rot Fai Park is the place to head. Suan Luang Rama IX Public Park showcases hundreds of species of beautiful flowers, while Santi Chaiprakarn Park has a fascinating view of the iconic Rama VIII suspension bridge. Benjasiri Park also provides a pleasant rest point from your shopping ventures along Sukhumvit Road.

Never-Ending Markets and Shops
As a trade hub for almost every product imaginable, Bangkok is full of marketplaces. From antique markets to floating markets, garment markets, weekend markets and food markets, Bangkok has them all. The most famous shopping areas are Ratchaprasong, where brand name merchandise competes to be taken home; Pratunam, where the wholesale clothing business is always bustling; Chatuchak Weekend Market, the world's largest open-air weekend market that sells everything from clothes, pets and trees to furniture and Buddha images; second-hand clothes market at Wang Lang; Ratchada Night Bazaar; and Rot Fai Night Market. Also check out Taling Chan floating market, Klong Mayom floating market and Bon Mache Market for fresh produce and refreshing drinks.

Foodie Areas
At dawn, wake up to hot soy milk and deep-fried buns in Bang Lamphu. For lunch, find a noodle dish at a restaurant or street-side food cart. In the afternoon, coffee, tea and home-made desserts will ease you through the day. In the evening, explore the dinner options in Sukhumvit, Thong Lor and Siam Square. For an authentic, less formal meal, visit Sam Yan, Chinatown, Saphan Leuang, Saphan Khao or Lat Phrao. For a relaxing night out, Kaset-Nawamin, Narathiwat Ratchanakarin and Chua Phloeng are the places to be. Feel like a night on the town? Head to RCA, Ratchada, Khao San Road or Aor Tor Kor, then eat some street food on the way home to soak up the Chang beer. You'll never get hungry in this sleepless city.

Delicious Dishes
Here are some of the best: Khao man gai (oily rice with steamed chicken), khao moo daeng (rice with roasted pork), yen tafo (pink seafood noodles), pad thai (iconic Thai noodles), tom yam kung (aromatic soup with prawns), khao pad kung (stir-fried rice with prawns), bami nam tok (blood-soup noodles), lad na (thick rice noodles with protein), khao kha moo (rice with pork legs), luk chin pla (noodles with fish balls), old-style coffee, khao neeo mamuang (mango sticky rice), mee krob gai (chicken with crunchy noodles), gaeng keow wan (green curry), som tam (spicy papaya salad), gang som (vegetable sour soup).

Arrive at Your Destination in a Timely Fashion with Bangkok Airways
Bangkok is home to Suvarnabhumi International Airport, one of the world's best airports equipped with technology for your comfort and convenience. To make it more special for its passengers, Bangkok Airways provides a boutique lounge, and for business class travellers and Premiere Card holders, the Blue Ribbon Lounge. With a cosy and relaxing atmosphere, the lounges offer free snacks, drinks, Wi-Fi and magazines in the reading corners. For both domestic and international flights, passengers can rest assured that the internationally recognized service is waiting as soon as you get on board, recognised with an award from Skytrax for six consecutive years. 

Connect Flights as You Desire
From Bangkok, you can travel to 16 other destinations, from the closest hop to Trat to a longer trip to Maldives.

Route Round Trip
Malé (Maldives) - Bangkok 402 USD
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Mumbai - Bangkok 6,000 INR*

*Traveling on friday and saturday will be charged of INR500 per ticket.

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Vientiane - Bangkok 40 USD 63 USD
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Luang Prabang - Bangkok 70 USD 112 USD
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Phnom Penh - Bangkok 60
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Siem Reap - Bangkok 37 USD 62 USD
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Yangon - Bangkok 55 USD 78 USD
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Mandalay - Bangkok 74 USD 92 USD
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Nay Pyi Taw - Bangkok 134 USD 180 USD
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Dhaka - Bangkok 240 USD
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Danang - Bangkok 113 USD

Quick Facts

  • Currency

    Thai Baht (THB)
  • Electricity/Socket Adaptor

    220V 50Hz
  • Language

    Thai, English
  • Time zone

    UTC +7
  • Tel code

    +66 2
  • Religion



  • JUN - NOV

    Rainy season - wet and humid
    30°C - 35°C
    Prepare for rainy days
  • DEC - FEB

    Cool season - breezy evenings and comfortable weather
    26°C - 30°C
    Great time for sightseeing
  • MAR - MAY

    Hot season - sunny and blazing hot
    30°C - 40°C
    Bring plenty of water when out and about