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Usually called Bangkok Airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) is the biggest airport in Thailand. One of the most instagrammed placed in the world, the airport has a unique and beautiful design. With long tubular corridors of glass and steel, and bright, airy halls, this picturesque location is a major transfer point for Southeast Asia.

Located 16 miles from the city centre, transit from the airport into Bangkok is by the Airport rail link, bus, car hire or taxi.

Quick facts about Bangkok

Car rent
from $ 25 per day
Hotel booking
from $ 8 per night
Thai Baht
Reference average prices in Bangkok
🌭 Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$ 6.29
🍕Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$ 23.58
🍺 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$ 1.89
🚌 One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$ 0.47
🏠 Apartment rent per month (1 bedroom in City Centre)
$ 657

Best time to visit Bangkok

The best time to explore the city
from late November to early December
Hotels from $8
Bangkok is coldest in December with average temperatures of 26°C, when there is the most daily sunshine at 9 hours. It is hottest in April when the average temperature is 31°C.
The average annual rainfall for Bangkok is 1430 mm. September is the wettest month, with an average rainfall of 220mm.
The weather

The best time to visit Bangkok is from late November to early December, when the weather is mild and the tourist crowds are yet to arrive.

A singular cosmopolitan city in a country filled with small villages and towns, Bangkok is Thailand’s commercial and cultural centre. It is also the capital city of the country.

Situated 40 km from the Gulf of Thailand, it sits on the delta of the Chao Phraya River and is the main port of the country. The city was formerly divided into two municipalities, Thon Buri to the west, and Krung Thep on the east bank. These parts of the city are inter connected by several bridges. 


Bangkok is the short version of the name of this city, which holds the Guinness record for the longest name of a place. The ceremonial name of the city being, “Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit”

Things to do in Bangkok

A crowded and ever bustling city, Bangkok is known for its vibrant street life, ornate shrines, shops, factories and homes, network of canals and winding roads. A major tourist destination, Bangkok is a large city of numerous cultural attractions and captivating nightlife. It is also known for its flourishing sex trade. 

Places of note include the Grand Palace and its Wat Phra Kaew Temple, also the Wat Arun Temple, the enormous reclining Buddha and more. A most interesting city it is said that being bare chested in public is forbidden and illegal and going out without underwear could land a person in jail. There is much to learn, do and see in the city that is Bangkok. 

Wat Arun

Named after the God of Dawn, Aruna, Wat Arun is one of over 31,000 Buddhist temples in Thailand, however it is one that stands out. Standing at 79 metres tall, the temple is situated on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, guarded by two mythical giants that keep watch over the grounds of the temple. An incredible sight to see, the tower is covered in coloured porcelain and ceramic tiles, a truly beautiful structure. 

The Chao Phraya River

The Chai Phraya River flows through Bangkok, creating a network of canals all across the city. A boat trip down the river could be the highlight of anyone’s visit to the city as it is a great way to explore and view the city through the eyes of the locals, many of who take ferry rides to work every day. From the boats you would be able to see the fancy, high rise condominiums and hotels on one part and wooden shacks on another as well as everything in between in the daily lives of Bangkok’s people. 

Chatuchak Market

One of the most interesting and interactive places to shop in Bangkok, Chatuchak Market covers up to 27 acres of space, holding over 8,000 stalls. It attracts almost 200,000 visitors a day when it is open on the weekends. Visitors can find almost anything imaginable at this market, and it’s a great idea to move around using a map so one doesn’t get lost in its twists and turns. 

The Reclining Buddha of Wat Pho

A most compelling attraction, it would be almost impossible to visit Bangkok without a trip to see the magnificent reclining Buddha in Wat Pho. With feet that measure at over 5 metres, the reclining Buddha if 46 metres long and fifteen metres tall. A truly humongous statue. This incredible monument is covered in gold leaf and lays in the temple of Wat Pho. 

Inside the temple are 108 bowls, which you can place coins in when you get to the temple. The bowls represent the 108 positive actions Buddha completed on his journey to perfection. At the temple, you can also receive a relaxing Thai massage, another great incentive for visiting this location. 

Bangkok Cuisine​

Unique tastes and culinary preferences are what you will find in Bangkok. Whether you are trying out street stalls or upscale restaurants, you will find numerous spicy dishes along with foods like jasmine rice, Pad Thai, popular fish and curry or even fried caterpillars and cockroaches.

If your palate is up for an adventure, then this would be a great place for it. 

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