About Bangkok

"The city that outshines with distinct contrasts in lifestyle and culture is the Buddist shrine adobe, the city of Bangkok. The capital of Thailand, it is famed for its ornate and revered Buddhist shrines and mesmerizing beaches, along with its addictive and notorious nightlife. Everything in Bangkok gets complete recognition and attention from tourists. The trend-setting floating markets are the most sought of destinations in the city. China town, a prominent shopping street witnesses a mad rush of enthusiastic visitors during festivals and other times of celebration. The gorgeous Wat Pho temple has acclaimed renown for its splendid reclining Buddha statue. Eminent spas at every corner of the city are a temptation for tourists providing a splurge of relaxation and rejuvenating therapies. The city with its temples, beaches, theme parks, and shopping malls offers a mixed bag of entertainment, thrill, devotion, and relaxation. The various shrines and temples exhibit positive vibes stimulating inner peace. This city of wonders has an abundance of various attractions that not only enchant its guests but also keep them enthralled with its easygoing comfortable character.

Public Transport System

Skytrains are the most efficient public transport, enabling people to reach their destinations quickly.All taxis are metered and economical with fare at 35 baht for the first 2 km. Chao Phraya express boat runs efficiently along the river in both the directions. The most important line for tourist is the orange flag boat which is the only one running from morning till evening. Some of the tourists opt for local buses too.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness: High, Efficiency: High

Mode & Cost of Transports

Taxi: 35 Baht for the first 2 km.

Sky trains 20  Baht  per trip.

Moto-taxi: 10 Baht up to 0.6 km.

Local buses: 7 Baht cream red buses and white blue.

Air-conditioned buses cream blue:  9-19 Baht depending on the distance travelled.

Tuk-tuks charge around 200 Baht even for a short ride.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.33
Cup of Coffee USD 1.95
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.82
Rice/Kg USD 1.25
White Bread USD 1.29
Eggs (12) USD 1.68
Combo Meal USD 6.27
Fine Dining USD 29.70
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.66
Domestic Beer USD 2.31
Imported Beer USD 3.80
Bottle of Wine USD 19.80
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 4.13
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 29.70
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.99
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 463.70
  • Dos
  •  Take your shoes off before entering temples or private homes; there are also a few restaurants and shops which do not allow shoes inside, make sure to check for these instructions.
  •  Learn key Thai phrases to have pleasant conservation with strangers, it can be useful in your trip.
  •  If you can, do offer a meal to a Buddhist monk every morning, because it will make your trip a memorable experience.
  • Take a short ride for delightful experiences.
  • Do order a large beer to experience the bustling nightlife.
  • Speak with the locals, to have a better understanding of the ways of the city.
  • Wear conservative clothing to be accepted by the locals, specially around the temples and monasteries.
  • Donts
  • Don’t disrespect the Royal family
  • Don’t point especially with your feet
  • Don’t forget to stay hydrated
  • Don’t take a taxi if they refuse to put on the meter.
  • Don’t pat anyone on the head.
  • Don’t spend too much time on Khao San road.
  • Don’t disrespect any of the locals or raise your voice against them.

Night Life

Misinterpreted as the city with just the colorful 'adult' night activities, Bangkok has a lot more to offer to the night seekers. In contrast to various Go Go bars, gay clubs, and Cow soy boy, the city has evolved with many classic restaurants, swanky bars, live night clubs, and hip cocktail bars. The scintillating nightlife of Bangkok is a major attraction for its tourists. Famous for its licensed adult bars, gay clubs and cocktail lounges people dance well into the night. Sukhumvit road is known for its unique rooftop bar and an unforgettable sunset view, Brewpub at Seen Space for the largest lists of beer and cider and Above Eleven a rooftop restaurant famous for its cocktails and Peruvian-Japanese fusion dishes are major getaways after the stars shine bright. Pubs have music and dancing adding fervour to the nightlife. Not a myth to say that there is more of nightlife in Bangkok wherein people flock to sip spirits and boost up moods till the dawn shines in.

 

Must See

  • Floating market: Explore the wooden board floating shops with fresh farm vegetables, fruits, and flowers. The market offers a pleasant and memorable atmosphere for visitors. Whipped-up noodles cooked on charcoal grills are a must try.
  • Bangkok's riverside: It is one of the most scenic and fascinating places in Bangkok. It attracts visitors with a seductive charm and has water taxis ferrying commuters.
  • China town: Explore and experience an enthralling experience of the festivities prevalent in Bangkok. The celebrations spread like wildfire and creates a sense of enthusiasm among visitors especially during Chinese New Year and vegetable festivals.
  • Wat Pho: Experience a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation with improved blood circulation provided by the spas. A place significant for gigantic reclining Buddha with a serene environment, invigorates a sense of calmness. It comprises a collection of the mural, sculptures probing astronomy and archaeology.

Experiences

  • Visit Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, admire the colourful porcelain tiles, bell tower, and giant statues of great significance.
  • Visit the temple of Wat Pho which is a temple for gigantic reclining Buddha to experience tranquillity. Experience relaxing treatments and massages in one of the Spas situated here.
  • Visit the Grand Palace which was once the official residence of King of Thailand.
  • Visit the Emerald Buddha temple to experience the visually appealing gleaming beauty of the buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics. On the way to the temple is ‘Tha Thein’ market, it sells dried salted seafood and wholesale products.
  • Sea life Bangkok Ocean World has a wide variety of aquatic species. Experience a unique fish pedicure. Explore a glass bottom boat ride through the main tank.
  • Experience fun and excitement at Siam Park city, one of the many amusement and water parks in the city. Treat yourself to a wide variety of cuisines at the International buffet lunch.

Activities

Koh Larn Island beach
Beach
Koh Larn Island, Beach, Thailand
Distance From City Center
158 km
Safari World
Safari
99 Thanon Panya Intra, Khwaeng Sam Wa Tawan Tok, Khet Khlong Sam Wa, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10510, Thailand
Distance From City Center
40.7 km from Bangkok
Royal Turf Club of Thailand Bangkok
Casino
Phitsanulok Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Distance From City Center
19.2 km from Bangkok
Dusit Zoo
Zoo
Rama V Road, Dusit
Distance From City Center
2.9 km from Bangkok
Bang Saen beach
Beach
Chonburi 20130, Thailand
Distance From City Center
99.2 km
Summit Windmill Golf Club
Golf
Samut Prakan, Thailand
Distance From City Center
31 km from Bangkok

Shopping

Bangkok Antique
Antique Markets
Bangkok, , Thailand
Distance From City Center
9.6 km
Chinese House Chatuchak Branch
Antique Markets
599/4 Zone E-05, Chatuchak Plaza, Ladyao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Distance From City Center
13.4 km
Paul's Antiques
Antique Markets
50 Soi Sukhumvit 13, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Bangkok, Thailand
Distance From City Center
9.6 km
Bangkok Arts And Crafts Public Co, Ltd.
Flea Markets and Bazaars
968, Auechue Lieng, Rama 4 Road, Silom, Khet Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500, 10500, Thailand
Distance From City Center
7.0 km via Wat hua Lamphong
Beauty Gems
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Distance From City Center
15.1 km via river city Bagnkok
Indy Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
502/25 Suk Sawat Chom Thong, Bangkok 10150, Thailand
Distance From City Center
9.pp km
Tawanna Night Plaza
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Lat Phrao Rd., Khlong Chan, Bang Kapi, Bangkok, 10240, Thailand
Distance From City Center
10.7 km via Sukhumvit living twon
TGIF Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Chinese House Chatuchak Branch
Distance From City Center
5.4 km via River city Bangkok
Pratunam Market
Handicrafts and Souviners
115/4 Phayathai Rd, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Distance From City Center
5.3 km
Thai Craft Fair Trade Co., Ltd
Handicrafts and Souviners
35 Bamrung Mueang Rd, Khwaeng San Chao Pho Sua, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Bangkok, Thailand
Distance From City Center
5.1 km
Central world
Shopping Malls
999/9 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Distance From City Center
4.8 km
MBK Center
Shopping Malls
444 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Distance From City Center
2.9 km via river city Bangkok
Platinum Fashion Mall
Shopping Malls
222 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Distance From City Center
5.3 km via river city Bangkok
  • Thai silk products
  • Thai Spices 
  • Thai spa products
  • Thai Handicrafts
  • Thai snacks
  • Thai silver jewelry
  • Thai Trinkets
  • Handmade lute 
  • Herbal inhaler- Thai inhalers consisting of clove, cardamom, star anise, and mint. It is effective in case of headaches,nausea and mild colds.
  • Roasted coffee beans 
  • Bamboo mats
  • Mortar and pestles

Official Language

Thai

Other Language

English, Thai, Chinese and Teo... Read more

Spoken Language

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Currency

Baht (THB)

Population

8.28 (Millions)

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Weather

Clear Sky 28.26°C

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TimeZone

00:46 AM (GMT +07:00)

 

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Ambulance

997

 

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Police

999

 

Electric socket

Type A
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)
Type B
Type B (120 V 60 Hz.)
Type C
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type F
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type O
Type O (220 V 50 Hz)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Suvarnabhumi International Airport - BKK

Airport Name / IATA Code

Don Mueang International Airport - DMK

Best time to visit

November and December. During this part of the year, the city recovers from the effect of the monsoon season. With winter coming, the temperature becomes pleasant and ideal for visiting.

Moderate time to visit

January and February. The climate is fairly moderate during this time. The temperature is on the higher side, but it is quite bearable. June, July and August as it is often interspersed with rain showers.

Worst time to visit

March, April, May, September, and October. Temperature hits the higher note during March-May and is the hottest months of the year in Bangkok. During the months of September and October, it rains heavily in Bangkok.

Taxi

Start Tariff: THB 35.00

1 Km. Tariff: THB 6.00

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: THB 120.00

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