Bangkok is as chaotic as cities get, but pause and look closer and you’ll discover deep-rooted traditions and a radiant culture

Zip down the streets in a colourful, tassel-lined tuk-tuk, passing Starbucks and food stalls selling grilled pork skewers for breakfast. Once you reach your destination, you approach the entrance of the resplendent Grand Palace, a gilded masterpiece in the middle of a clamorous capital.

A city that feels alive day and night, Bangkok offers a lot more than your average stopover destination. Most travellers stop for a few days before heading on to Northern Thailand or to southern beaches like Koh Samui or Phuket – days that can easily be filled up with visiting beautiful temples, navigating night markets and sampling Bangkok’s famous food. Street food is a staple all over the city so you don’t need to look hard for authentic cuisine, and the recent introduction of the Michelin-guide has only cemented the city’s place on the culinary city hall of fame.

Talk to us and we’ll help create a Bangkok holiday to suit your travelling style.

  • A shot of city life for a glimpse into modern Thai culture
  • Combining as a stopover before heading onto Northern Thailand and southern beaches
  • Great options for shopping in lively night markets and air-conditioned malls
  • From street food to Michelin-starred restaurants, Bangkok is renowned for its foodie status
  • Immerse yourself in tradition with Bangkok’s Grand Palace and temples.

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Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +7 hours





Flying time to destination:

11½ hours

More facts

When to visit

Jan 31°c
Feb 32°c
Mar 33°c
Apr 34°c
May 33°c
Jun 32°c
Jul 32°c
Aug 32°c
Sep 31°c
Oct 31°c
Nov 31°c
Dec 30°c
Further climate information

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