Bangkok

Travel Guide
Sukhumvit featuring landscape views, central business district and night scenes
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.

Traveling into Bangkok for the first time is a dizzying assault on the senses. Ride a tuk-tuk through the city center and you will pass neon-lit streets packed with clubs, ancient alleys and grandiose temples. Breathe in the scents of a thousand street food stalls. Listen for the chants of praying monks mingled with the voices of market vendors and shoppers haggling with one another.

Visit the Bangkok National Museum and the Bangkok Folk Museum to learn about the multifaceted history of the city. It used to be two separate cities, Krung Thep and Thon Buri, located on either side of the Chao Phraya River. Although Krung Thep has been the capital of Thailand since the late 18th-century, when the Grand Palace was built, the two municipalities were only recognised as one city in the 1970s.

Make the palace your first stop when exploring Bangkok, before visiting the spectacular temples that line the riverbank. Hop on a boat and drift along the Chao Phraya River for unbeatable views of Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Arun, recognizable for their towering stupas. Explore the temples on foot to encounter gigantic Buddha statues and golden Thai architecture.

Experience modern Bangkok in the sleek, air-conditioned malls in the districts around Siam Square. For a different, typically Thai shopping experience, pound the pavements of the city’s many markets. Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the best, offering antiques, handicrafts and quick eats.

Don’t leave without trying some street food. Wander through the old town of Banglamphu or Chinatown and snack on bowls of noodles or green curry and rice.

Visit Thailand’s exhilarating capital in any season to experience its sights, smells and sounds. In low season, between May and October, the weather stays hot and humid but offers the chance to save money on accommodations. Come in mid-April to join in with the water fights and colorful festivities of Songkran, Thailand’s new year celebrations.

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Where to stay in Bangkok

Solitaire Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
Solitaire Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
4.5 out of 5
75/23 Sukhumvit 13, Bangkok, 10110
Fully refundable
The price is S$103 per night from 7 Jan to 8 Jan
S$103
per night
7 Jan - 8 Jan
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
"The steam room, jacuzzi and pool were great as was the food, including some Indian items at breakfast. Staff friendly and helpful. Don't waste your time with the taxi drivers across the street. Just go to the corner and flag one down in less than a minute."

Reviewed on 6 Dec,2022

Solitaire Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel
Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel
4.5 out of 5
999 Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel, Moo 1 Nongprue, Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, 10540
The price is S$223 per night from 8 Jan to 9 Jan
S$223
per night
8 Jan - 9 Jan
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. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,008 reviews)
"Worth staying here, even if you have a short connection from an international flight to a domestic flight. Great to get refreshed and ready for the remainder of your trip. Stayed here after a flight from IAH-NRT-BKK followed by a next day domestic flight to Northern Thailand. Helped with preventing ..."

Reviewed on 3 Dec,2022

Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel
The Landmark Bangkok
The Landmark Bangkok
4.5 out of 5
138 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10110
The price is S$148 per night from 8 Jan to 9 Jan
S$148
per night
8 Jan - 9 Jan
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,004 reviews)
"Overall an ok stay with landmark. Initial vip amenities were not recognize. But staff quickly rectified it and acknowledged as well as apolgize for overlooking. Only managed to make use of the complimentary laundry services which is a nice touch."

Reviewed on 7 Dec,2022

The Landmark Bangkok
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.
Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok
Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok
4 out of 5
77/7 Sukhumvit 8, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10110
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (682 reviews)
"Location is perfect which is near BTS and central areas,big mall,lots of restaurants and bars,drug stores 7-Elevens and complimentary Tuk-Tuk to the Main Street"

Reviewed on 7 Dec,2022

Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok
Citadines Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok
Citadines Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok
4 out of 5
22/22 Sukhumvit 11, Sukhumvit Road, Wattana, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10110
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (943 reviews)
BANKGOK NOVEMBER 2022
"Nice hotel on Soi 11. Staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were comfortable and had all the amenities I needed. Given the location also the hotel was very peaceful other than the occasional noises from the building site next door. Lots of good places close by to eat and drink also. I will ..."

Reviewed on 22 Nov,2022

Citadines Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok
PARKROYAL Suites Bangkok
PARKROYAL Suites Bangkok
4 out of 5
22 Sukhumvit Soi 6, Klongtoey, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10110
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (5 reviews)
"I thought the hotel was certainly suitable. Nice room, clean and had everything I need. Great staff!"

Reviewed on 4 Dec,2022

PARKROYAL Suites Bangkok
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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