Bangkok

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Sukhumvit featuring cbd, night scenes and landscape views

Revel in the color, noise and history of Thailand’s frenetic capital, a city that welcomes its visitors with a clash of old and new.

A wild city moving at a frantic pace, nothing can prepare you for the sensory overload Bangkok is so celebrated for – a chaotic swirl of impromptu markets, unpredictable traffic and intensely friendly locals, all mixed with the aromatic scent of fresh spices drifting from the seemingly never ending array of street food carts that litter the city.

With a population nearing 10m people, Bangkok has grown to cover some 570 square miles – eventually encompassing the two former Thai capitals of Thonburi and Rattanakosin. Whilst both of these areas offer a unique insight into the city’s past, Rattanakosin is recognised as the Bangkok’s historic centre and is home to many of the city’s premier attractions such as the National Museum of Thailand and the Temple of the Emerald Buddah which is located in the grounds of lavishly decorated Grand Palace. Visitors may also view the nearby reclining Buddah at the Wat Pho temple, but guests are reminded that modest dress is appropriate when visiting such places.

Getting around Bangkok is simple thanks to the excellent Skytrain (BTS) and underground (MRT) rail networks which run between all the major shopping and entertainment districts of the city. The riverboat expresses along the Chao Phraya River are also a good way to get a different view of the city. Of course, you may prefer to experience the city’s signature tuk tuks, but prepare yourself for a bumpy and occasionally terrifying ride!

To experience the true mania of Bankok, the Banglamphu District of the city is an absolute must for any visitor to the city. The location of the notorious Khao San Road, the entire district is an unstoppable onslaught of sights, sounds and pungent smells.

With so much going on, you might prefer to simply sit back in a pavement café and watch it all unfold before your eyes. Alternatively you might find yourself dragged into some good natured haggling with the local traders as they try to sell you every counterfeit item under the sun. Beware though, everything is counterfeit on the Khao San – whatever the seller tells you.

Bangkok is not all chaos though – far from it. Visitors are welcome to join one of the free outdoor yoga or tai chi classes which are held daily in Lumphini Park, and most hotels offers luxurious spa treatments to sooth away the stress of the city. Whoever you are, whatever travel experience you’re looking for – Bangkok is ready to welcome you with open arms.

Where to stay in Bangkok

Amari Watergate Bangkok - SHA Extra Plus
Amari Watergate Bangkok - SHA Extra Plus
5 out of 5
847 Petchburi Road, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10400
The price is £76 per night from 26 Jun to 27 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (988 reviews)
"Good amenities around and central location"

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Amari Watergate Bangkok - SHA Extra Plus
Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21 - SHA Extra Plus
Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21 - SHA Extra Plus
5 out of 5
2, Sukhumvit Soi 19 (Wattana), Sukhumvit Rd., Klongtoey Nua, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10110
The price is £85 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,166 reviews)
"All was good"

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21 - SHA Extra Plus
Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel - SHA Extra Plus
Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel - SHA Extra Plus
4.5 out of 5
999 Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel, Moo 1 Nongprue, Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, 10540
The price is £95 per night from 16 Jun to 17 Jun
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Bang Phli. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (976 reviews)
"Hotel very convenient to the airport which is the main reason we stayed there. Not all amenities available due to COVID restrictions. The hotel caters very well to people transmitting Bangkok. Staff were very efficient and friendly. Guest accomodation is a little tired looking. Stains and tears on ..."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel - SHA Extra Plus
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Pearl Place Serviced Apartment Bangkok
Pearl Place Serviced Apartment Bangkok
3 out of 5
1 Soi 7 (Seri 2) Huamak Bangkapi, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10240
The price is £19 per night from 2 Jun to 3 Jun
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Terminal 21 Shopping Mall and Lumphini ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"ห้องพักดี ตึกทำใหม่ ราคาโอเค คนดูแลดี ร้านอาหารใกล้ สะอาดเป็นกันเอง"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2020

Pearl Place Serviced Apartment Bangkok
Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok - SHA Extra Plus
Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok - SHA Extra Plus
4 out of 5
No 115 Sukhumvit 55, Thonglor, Sukhumvit Road, Klongton Nua, Bangkok, 10110
The price is £72 per night from 23 Jun to 24 Jun
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (756 reviews)
Work and Chill out.
"Clean room with Kitchen and Fridge. Staff super friendly and attentive. Reception staff will help with pinting and work you might have to do. Basically excellent relaxing place to stay."

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2022

Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok - SHA Extra Plus
Sathorn Vista, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments Bangkok - SHA Extra Plus
Sathorn Vista, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments Bangkok - SHA Extra Plus
5 out of 5
1 Sathorn Soi 3, South Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok, 10120
The price is £83 per night from 22 Jun to 23 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (520 reviews)
"Great stay and great service"

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2022

Sathorn Vista, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments Bangkok - SHA Extra Plus
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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