Bangkok

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Sukhumvit featuring landscape views, central business district and night scenes

With magnificent temples, imposing Buddhas and the remnants of a fascinating system of "khlongs" (canals), this “City of Angels” is a balance between chaos and calm.

Home to 10 million people and covering more than 1,500 square kilometres, Thailand’s largest city is a feast for the senses. Bangkok is a 24-hour city and its crowded markets, outrageous nightlife and congested roads exist harmoniously alongside peaceful temples, orange-robed monks and historic monuments. You’ll never be far away from the delicious aroma that emanates from the food carts cooking up scrumptious Thai food.

Scratch the surface of the city’s bright lights and modern ways and you’ll discover a gentler Bangkok. One where religious faith plays a big part in the daily lives of its people. Incantations and incense drift from Buddhist temples and mix with the Muslim call to prayer, and people from all walks of life take time to pray or pay a visit to a shrine.

Bangkok is home to some of the best food in Thailand. Street carts jostle for space outside internationally-acclaimed restaurants, and vendors sell fresh produce in markets all over the city, day and night.

The locals know their city as Krung Thep, which translates as City of Angels. It is actually made up of the two former capitals of Thonburi and Rattanakosin. Rattanakosin is Bangkok’s historic home where you’ll find the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the National Museum and the impressive reclining Buddha at the Wat Pho temple.

When you’ve spent enough time visiting temples and shrines, head to the famous Khao San Road in the Banglamphu district. A favourite with budget travellers, hippies and backpackers, you can bargain for fake designer goods, sample a portion of fried grasshoppers from one of the street vendors, or simply find a roadside bar, grab a beer and watch the show.

Lumphini Park offers some respite from all the inner-city madness. Take a free yoga or tai chi class or if even that’s too much effort, walk into a hotel for a relaxing Thai massage or spa treatment. North of Bangkok, there is the cultural haven of Ko Kret, a tiny river island.

Considering its size and population, Bangkok is remarkably easy to get around. The fast and efficient Skytrain (BTS) and underground (MRT) rail networks run through all the major districts of the capital, and cheap and cheerful tuk-tuks are available at every turn. Don’t miss a trip down the Chao Phraya River on the Express boats which run from early morning until dark.

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Where to stay in Bangkok

Legacy Suites Hotel
Legacy Suites Hotel
4 out of 5
12,14 Sukhumvit Soi 29 Wattana, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is S$65 per night from 13 Oct to 13 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Embassy of Argentina, Emporium and Benchasiri Park. EmQuartier ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (998 reviews)
"All the staff are great. They are always very friendly and helpful. The building is kept very clean and it is a greT place to stay."

Reviewed on 15 Sep,2021

Legacy Suites Hotel
Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit
Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit
5 out of 5
2 Sukhumvit Soi 57, Klongtan Nua, Wattana, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is S$69 per night from 5 Oct to 5 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in Sukhumvit, within 2 mi (3 km) of EmQuartier, Emporium and Soi Cowboy. Terminal 21 Shopping Mall and Bangkok ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)
Very Nice Stay
"Really nice hotel with all amenities and clean. I enjoyed the rooftop for dinner. Great location in Bangkok."

Reviewed on 11 Jun,2021

Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit
Conrad Bangkok
Conrad Bangkok
5 out of 5
87 Wireless Road Phatumwan, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is S$71 per night from 5 Oct to 5 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Central Embassy and Lumphini Park. Erawan Shrine and CentralWorld ...
4.4/5Excellent! (830 reviews)
"The quality of service was outstanding. Beautiful room and"

Reviewed on 5 Sep,2021

Conrad 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.
Siri Sathorn Bangkok by UHG
Siri Sathorn Bangkok by UHG
4 out of 5
27 Soi Saladaeng 1, Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is S$63 per night from 7 Oct to 7 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in the centre of Bangkok, this family-friendly aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Patpong Night Market and Lumphini Park. Nana Square and Bangkok ...
4.1/5Very Good! (37 reviews)
"Nice place, room is great, staff also helpful. Convenience location. Easy for public transportation. Food is around the area. Great Service"

Reviewed on 30 Jul,2021

Siri Sathorn Bangkok by UHG
Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
5 out of 5
90 Sukhumvit Soi 24, Sukhumvit Road, Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok
The price is S$103 per night from 12 Oct to 12 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Bangkok aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of K Village, Emporium and Benchasiri Park. EmQuartier ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (501 reviews)
一切都好
"早餐豐盛,要捷運站有接駁車,半個小時1班,逛街購物很方便,員工和善"

Reviewed on 2 Apr,2021

Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
Oakwood Suites Bangkok
Oakwood Suites Bangkok
5 out of 5
20 Soi Sukhumvit 24, Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Tan, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is S$77 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Sukhumvit, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Embassy of Argentina and Terminal 21 Shopping Mall. Nana Square and Bangkok Riverside ...
3.9/5Very Good! (13 reviews)
Aircon issue
"Aircon is set to particular temperature in all rooms no matter if adjusted to Low temp in the aircon remote. The maximum temperature can come down to 25 degree. The room is not getting cold enough. Complained many time but the issue haven’t resolved. Very bad stay"

Reviewed on 5 May,2020

Oakwood 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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