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Darren, your guide to Bangkok from Escape Worldwide.
“I just love the Thai capital Bangkok - the chaos and vibrancy, the temples and markets, it’s just such an exciting city!”
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Getting to Bangkok
Arrival airport Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
Transfer time approx 40-60 minutes
Bangkok airport is served by a number of airlines, with flights from around the UK. Direct flights operate from Heathrow with Thai Airways, British Airways and Eva Airlines, with indirect services with a host of airlines from all major UK airports.
Time difference GMT +7
Currency Thai Baht
Entry details & general advice (for British nationals) a visa is not required for stays of up to 30 days (when arriving by air). Passports need at least 6 months validity from your date of entry. While planning your holiday and before you depart check the latest travel advice at www.fco.gov.uk.
What to do in Bangkok
There's a massive amount of interest in Bangkok, from ancient temples and intricate culture to modern shopping centres and lively nightlife. Bangkok is a fascinating mix of cultures and life, which becomes more interesting the more you get to know it. The Grand Palace is a good place to introduce yourself to Thailand's history. Take a river bus for a different view of Bangkok. At night, shop in the night markets or sample the local fiery cuisine. Don't let Bangkok's raucous nighttime reputation deter you though - the more racy elements of Bangkok are confined to specific locations, and easy to avoid if you prefer to.
Where to stay in Bangkok
Hotels in Bangkok are located throughout the city, with many of the five star hotels on the river. Elsewhere, hotels on Silom Road and Sukhumvit Road benefit from easy access to the Skytrain and underground, making getting around easier, plus both areas have a good range of bars, shops and restaurants close by. Other locations for hotels in Bangkok such as Chinatown offer a more local atmosphere.
Holiday ideas to Bangkok
We'd generally suggest three or four nights in Bangkok before moving on to another part of Thailand or the Far East. A Bangkok plus beach twin centre package holiday is extremely popular, or combining Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Thai beach makes a fascinating multi centre holiday. Bangkok also makes a great gateway to the Far East, allowing combinations of Bangkok plus Bali, Bangkok plus Hong Kong, Bangkok plus Singapore and more.
To the first-time visitor, Bangkok may come as a bit of a culture shock - modern skyscrapers sitting next door to ancient temples, chaotic traffic and bustling streets. Bangkok is certainly the most Asian of the Far East cities, and a few days will reveal the treasures of this wonderfully fascinating capital. Bangkok's infamous Patpong district is great fun for a spot of souvenir hunting, or lively Sukhumvit has a host of bars, restaurants and shops.
Grand Palace Tour
You simply cannot visit Bangkok without viewing the Grand Palace complex and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, unquestionably one of the wonders of the world today.
- Prices from £32 per person
Floating Markets and Bridge on the River Kwai
Discover two of Thailand’s most popular attractions on this full day experience from Bangkok, perfect for those who have limited time in the country’s capital city.
- Prices from £58 per person
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