Bangkok is a mesmerizing city, where modern high-rise buildings with streets exuding with restaurants and bars collide with cultural cosmopolitans of vibrant, yet timeworn markets and charming Buddhist temples.
Ride the streets of Bangkok on a traditional Tuk Tuk, where you can discover temples, palaces and museums on a private tour, while acting as a local. Make sure you know your customs while in Bangkok, when entering a private house; know that is it customary to always remove your shoes.
Bangkok infuses a diverse ambience for the senses, one minute you can find yourself in the busy streets of china Town, through the hustle and bustle of fish markets and neon sign bars. The next, you could be taking a relaxing boat ride through the Royal River.
Street food enthusiasts will find their happy hour in a haze of steam, with an intense mix of spicy sour and salty treats that offer the delights of adventurous snacks and fast foods.
There are plenty of things to do in Bangkok for families, from Siam Park City, SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, Fantasia Lagoon Water Park and Safari World.
If you’re looking for the ultimate shopping destination in Thailand, Bangkok offers a world of choices from CentralWorld Siam, a designer savvy mall with the likes of ZARA, timberland and MNG with a 15-screen cinema and an open ice-skating rink. Another great shopping mall for a high street experience in Bangkok is the MBK in Siam, with 2000 shops across 7 floors!
Highlights of Bangkok include Wat Phra Kaew, Dusit Palace Park, At Pho, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Lumphini Park and a ride on BTS skytrain.
What is the currency in Bangkok?
In Bangkok the currency used is the Baht.
How long does it take to fly to Bangkok?
It takes around 11 hours 30 minutes to fly from Heathrow Airport to Bangkok.
When is the best time to visit Bangkok?
What language is spoken in Bangkok?
Thai is the official language spoken in Thailand, in the tourist areas of Bangkok most locals will know some English.
Do I need a visa to visit Bangkok?
British passport holders can visit Thailand for up to 30 days without a visa. For up to date travel advice please visit the FCO website here.