Bangkok Tourism & Travel Guide

Bangkok has often been referred to as the microcosm of Southeast Asia. Firmly centrestage on the global backpacker scene, Thailand’s capital city is where an entire generation has learnt how to travel. Navigating through the buzzing, boozy night markets where tourists often outnumber locals, bargain shopping, negotiating with tuk-tuk drivers, discovering new flavours and sounds - it often all begins here - in this thumping metropolis with some of the most iconic places that are on every young traveller’s bucket list. Of all the things to do in Bangkok, you will inevitably wind up Khao San road, take the river cruise on Chao Phraya river and walk into one of the many grand palaces and temples that dominate the city’s skyline. While you are there, enjoy hours of guilt-free street shopping, while sampling the exhaustive menu of the unique local cuisine of the streets of Siam. Flutter through alleys of Sukhumvit, buzzing with cafes, bars and everything in between. Bangkok’s nightlife is among the city’s top attractions. Don’t leave here before witnessing the neon glitter that paints the city life after nightfall. By choosing an exciting Bangkok tour package, this magnificent city can be travelled in an extremely delightful and hassle-free manner.
Best time to visit

Peak Season is from November to February when the weather is dry and pleasant in Thailand.

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Budget
For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1500 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to 3500 a day
For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards
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Visa Info

People of most nationalities can travel to Bangkok visa free. Bangkok offers visa on arrival (15 days) to 19 countries, including India.

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Trips and Itineraries for Bangkok

Bangkok view at Sirocco by kirainet A small Soi in Bangkok Lumphini Park can be so peaceful....

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Top Places To Visit in Bangkok 1062 Spots

2 Sanamchai Road, Wat Po, Tatian, Bangkok 10200
Also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. It is the largest and probably the oldest temple in Bangkok. Wat Pho is home to more than one thousand Buddha images, more than any other temple in the country. The golden Buddha is more than 150 feet in length. Many enchanting and ornate murals adorn the walls. The temple area is stunning and we spent 3 hours wandering around and clicking pictures. We ended the day with a 2-hour traditional Thai massage inside the temple compound.
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Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier, next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok
The elaborate Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo are the most photographed sights in Bangkok. Work began on the Grand Palace under King Rama I in 1782 to provide a home for the King and a resting place for the Emerald Buddha. The Royal Family no longer lives in the Grand Palace, having moved to the Dusit area, but tourists visit this spectacular site to see Thailand’s holiest temple, Wat Phra Kaeo. Stroll around, and give in to the urge to take a hundred pictures. Doesn't matter that each one of those angles has been clicked before -- you deserve one all of your own.
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Weekend Getaways from Bangkok 

Day 2 - Was travel day to Pattaya.Thanks to a very minor accident,we had to postpone the travel to early evening and not morning as planned.We took a bus from Ekkamai bus station to Pattaya.Buses leave on time here and hence it is best to arrive early enough.It gets very humid in Bangkok and hence best to ensure that you consume enough fluids through the day.We arrived at our hotel in Pattaya,relaxed for while before we headed to the streets nearby.Pattaya can be very much on your face initially.Definitely not my favorite place!Travel tip - shared tuk tuks are really cheap.Do ensure that you confirm the price per person before boarding these shared tuk tuks.Day 3 - By now,we were getting used to the weather,food and streets in Thailand.The strong cooking oil odor is everywhere and takes time getting used to.Day 3 started by a walk down the Pattaya beach road.The beach is strictly okay here.Travel Tip - Buy water from 7/11.It would cost anywhere between 9-18 THB.Restaurants charge a lot for bottle of water.After a long walk down the beach road and lunch at an Indian restaurant,we were back at our hotel ready to move back to Bangkok.The bus ride from Pattaya to Bangkok feels very similar to the bus ride from Mumbai to Pune.Since,we had an early morning flight to Phuket next morning,we booked a hotel (G9 Bangkok) closer to the Don Mueng airport.Travel Tip - If you are short of food and it is very late in the day - just walk upto a 711 store and buy packed food for 35-60THB.They would warm it at their store for you to carry back to your hotel.We had to do this because all restaurants in the area had closed by the time we got ready for dinner.If one has time,chatuchak market is a must visit.Day 4 - Travel to Phuket!A very different place compared to cities in North Thailand.The approach to Phuket runway is lovely! There are several small hills dotting the sea below!It looks gorgeous from the top.

Best Time to Visit Bangkok

Peak Season is from November to February when the weather is dry and pleasant in Thailand.

Shoulder Season: March to May is when days in Thailand are hot and humid, but the tourists are as spirited ever during this season.

Off-season: July - October brings monsoons to Thailand, with the rainfall being sporadic, but torrential. Most island shut down during these months and there are incidents of flooding in some parts of the country.


Budget for Bangkok

For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1500 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and guesthouses: INR 400 - 500
  • Food in beach shacks and street eateries: INR 200 - 500
  • Public Transport in skytrains, trains and buses: INR 20 - 300

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to 3500 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels, villas and homestays: INR 600 - 1900
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 500 - 1000
  • Local transport in tuk- tuks, boats and local taxis: INR 50 - 400

For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 4000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 1000 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 500 and upwards
  • Activities (Scuba diving, kayaking etc.): INR 3000 and upwards

Visa Information for Bangkok

Passport holders from G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States) may enter by land or air for 30 days, visa-free. The countries and territories that don’t require a visa for up to 30 days (30 days when travelling by air; 2 weeks when entering by road ) are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Kuwait, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and South Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. The countries and territories that don’t require a visa for up to 14 days are Cambodia and Ukraine. For visa extension, tourists can apply to the immigration office for a usual fee of 1900B. If you overstay your visa, the usual penalty is a fine of 500B per day, with a 20,000B limit.

Visa on Arrival: Bangkok offers visa on arrival to 19 countries - Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan



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