Bangkok

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Revel in the color, noise and history of Thailand’s frenetic capital, a city that welcomes its visitors with a clash of old and new.

A wild city moving at a frantic pace, nothing can prepare you for the sensory overload Bangkok is so celebrated for – a chaotic swirl of impromptu markets, unpredictable traffic and intensely friendly locals, all mixed with the aromatic scent of fresh spices drifting from the seemingly never ending array of street food carts that litter the city.

With a population nearing 10m people, Bangkok has grown to cover some 570 square miles – eventually encompassing the two former Thai capitals of Thonburi and Rattanakosin. Whilst both of these areas offer a unique insight into the city’s past, Rattanakosin is recognised as the Bangkok’s historic centre and is home to many of the city’s premier attractions such as the National Museum of Thailand and the Temple of the Emerald Buddah which is located in the grounds of lavishly decorated Grand Palace. Visitors may also view the nearby reclining Buddah at the Wat Pho temple, but guests are reminded that modest dress is appropriate when visiting such places.

Getting around Bangkok is simple thanks to the excellent Skytrain (BTS) and underground (MRT) rail networks which run between all the major shopping and entertainment districts of the city. The riverboat expresses along the Chao Phraya River are also a good way to get a different view of the city. Of course, you may prefer to experience the city’s signature tuk tuks, but prepare yourself for a bumpy and occasionally terrifying ride!

To experience the true mania of Bankok, the Banglamphu District of the city is an absolute must for any visitor to the city. The location of the notorious Khao San Road, the entire district is an unstoppable onslaught of sights, sounds and pungent smells.

With so much going on, you might prefer to simply sit back in a pavement café and watch it all unfold before your eyes. Alternatively you might find yourself dragged into some good natured haggling with the local traders as they try to sell you every counterfeit item under the sun. Beware though, everything is counterfeit on the Khao San – whatever the seller tells you.

Bangkok is not all chaos though – far from it. Visitors are welcome to join one of the free outdoor yoga or tai chi classes which are held daily in Lumphini Park, and most hotels offers luxurious spa treatments to sooth away the stress of the city. Whoever you are, whatever travel experience you’re looking for – Bangkok is ready to welcome you with open arms.

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Where to stay in Bangkok

Legacy Suites Hotel
Legacy Suites Hotel
4 out of 5
12,14 Sukhumvit Soi 29 Wattana, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is ฿1,529 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Embassy of Argentina, Emporium and Benchasiri Park. EmQuartier ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (999 reviews)
"All the staff are great. They are always very friendly and helpful. The building is kept very clean and it is a greT place to stay."

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2021

Legacy Suites Hotel
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok
5 out of 5
250 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is ฿1,999 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
Located in Sukhumvit, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Soi Cowboy and Terminal 21 Shopping Mall. Nana Square and Embassy of Pakistan are also within ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (995 reviews)
"Staff is very nice, they are very kind and friendly. Hotel is very good location, close to BTS station but very quiet.."

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2021

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok
Conrad Bangkok
Conrad Bangkok
5 out of 5
87 Wireless Road Phatumwan, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is ฿1,690 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Central Embassy and Lumphini Park. Erawan Shrine and CentralWorld ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (831 reviews)
"We have stayed twice now in the terrace suite which is absolutely perfect. The rooms are a good size, staff are delightful and the terrace is such an added bonus."

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2021

Conrad Bangkok
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ariva Ivy Servizio Thonglor
Ariva Ivy Servizio Thonglor
4 out of 5
No. 889/446 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), Klongton Nue, Wattana, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is ฿1,071 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
Located in Sukhumvit, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Bangkok Hospital, EmQuartier and Emporium. Soi Cowboy and Bangkok University are also within ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (173 reviews)
"Good location and nice staffs. Hotel room is old and run down. Cigarette buds were left behind by the previous guest. Microwave was dirty with food from the previous guest. Shower water has no pressure and defective shower head that spray water to every directions. One soap for the entire 3 days ..."

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2020

Ariva Ivy Servizio Thonglor
Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
5 out of 5
90 Sukhumvit Soi 24, Sukhumvit Road, Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok
The price is ฿2,688 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
This family-friendly Bangkok aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of K Village, Emporium and Benchasiri Park. EmQuartier ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (502 reviews)
"Clean and tidy room, most importantly, staff had been very helpful."

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2021

Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
Mayfair, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
Mayfair, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
5 out of 5
60 Soi Langsuan, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok
The price is ฿1,999 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
This family-friendly Bangkok aparthotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Lumphini Park, Central Chidlom Department Store and Embassy ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (501 reviews)
Run down residence,not a Marriott standard.
"Every year after our beach holidays,usually staying in regular hotel rooms,we spend some days in Bangkok where my wife feels more confortable in a service residence type property. Initially we had a reservation at the sister property Marriott Sukhunvit Thong lo but switched to Mayfair due to its ..."

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Mayfair, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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