Bangkok Holidays

Your Bangkok Vacation

As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Asia. Visitors to this exotic city are able to enjoy awe-inspiring palaces and temples, bustling markets, stunning canals, and a vibrant nightlife.

Bangkok initially began as a small trading post but has since expanded into a cultural, spiritual, and commercial centre. Many of the most popular sights in Bangkok are located on the island of Rattanakosin. The island is home to literally hundreds of temples, including Wat Arun, Wat Pho, and the Grand Palace. Ebookers can help you plan your entire trip to Bangkok and find the best deals.

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Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan - MGallery Collection

5 stars
4.5 / 5 10 reviews
Step into Bangkok's finest design boutique hotel, located minutes from the world-class fashion and lifestyle shopping of Siam Paragon, Central World, Central Chidlom and MBK. Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan offers 174 lavish guest rooms along with a distinctive array of dining and entertainment venues.
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Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom

4 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews
The hotel is minutes away from Bangkok's famous nightlife district; Patpong and Silom Soi 2 & Soi 4 as well as shopping destinations; Siam Paragon, Central World and Platinum Shopping Mall. Featuring 216 of Novotel's newly-designed guestrooms and suites,boasting serene comfort with spacious contemporary design, practical amenities and stunning views of the Bangkok skyline. For recreation, there is an outdoor pool, fitness center and relaxation area.
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Ramada D MA Bangkok

4 stars
3.5 / 5 6 reviews
This Property is located in the City Center and Major Shopping Area. We are just minutes by walk to the Sky Tower, Pratunam and Central World Plaza. We are Convenient for all main motorways into the City. The Hotel is easily accessible from any places by many main roads. The Hotel has sufficient facilities and services for leisure and business. Swimming Pool, fitness center and sauna are free to resident guests. Free Wireless Internet access is available in public area. The Galleria Restaurants offer a wide selection of International Cuisine. An International Breakfast Buffet is available for guests staying on qualified rate plans. Additional Amenities/Services include Tour Counter, Concierge, Free Wi-Fi hot Spot at Poolside Bar, Doctor on Call, Room Service 24 Hours Sorry No Pets Allowed.
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Twin Towers Bangkok (The)

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews
The superb facilities and excellent service of the Twin Towers Bangkok Hotel makes it an ideal choice at any time of the year and ensures you a pleasant and comfortable stay.LocationIdeally situated in the heart of the city's growing commercial district on Rama 6 road, the Twin Towers Bangkok is a charming international luxury hotel with first class services. The hotel is easily accessible from the city's major shopping centres and commercial areas.
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Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok

5 stars
4.4 / 5 32 reviews
Peace out on a quiet section of the Chao Phraya Space and peace abound at Chatrium Suites Bangkok, with its roomy apartment-style accommodations and quiet riverside location on the Chao Phraya. Removed from the frenetic pace of inner-city Bangkok, Chatrium Suites provides free boat shuttles to the other side of the river and to the nearest Skytrain station. Hotel rooms and suites include kitchenettes for self-catering and in-house restaurants offer several dining options. A small fitness center and large pool facilitate guest workout regimens with views of the river. Highlights Riverside location in a quiet section of the Chao PhrayaOlympic-sized pool overlooking the riverSpacious, self-contained studios and suites Rooms Guests have room to stretch out in apartment-style rooms at Chatrium Suites, the smallest of which measure to 646 square feet. The largest two-bedroom premier suites are a sprawling 2,691 square feet. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of natural light, while minimalist decor and glass-walled bathrooms create a sense of spaciousness. All rooms and suites feature kitchenette, comfortable beds and private balcony with chairs and table. Modern amenities include high-speed Wi-Fi (fees apply), LCD TV and DVD player. Club rooms and suites receive executive club privileges such as complimentary snacks, beverages and Internet access. Features A quiet riverfront location makes Chatrium Suites an ideal place to escape from the busy streets of Bangkok. Several on-site restaurants quell hunger pangs, as do the nearby 7-11 and Starbucks. Especially recommended is the 36th-floor dim sum and Cantonese restaurant, Silver Waves. Workouts can be continued on holiday at the small fitness center or the Olympic-sized pool, which is accompanied by two children's pools. Chatrium Suites runs a boat shuttle across the river and to the nearest Skytrain station, allowing guests to easily access the sights of the city. Transportation Complimentary boat ride across river every 15 minutesSaphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station (1.3 mi/2.1 km)Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (16.2 mi/26.1 km)Don Muang International Airport (18.2 mi/29.3 km) Attractions Jim Thompson House (2.9 mi/4.7 km)Siam Square (3.5 mi/5.7 km)Wat Pho (5 mi/8 km)Grand Palace (5.1 mi/8.2 km)Wat Arun (5.3 mi/8.6 km) Business Seven function rooms plus one ballroom that can accommodate up to 700 guestsHigh-speed wireless Internet access available throughout hotel
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Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok

5 stars
4.6 / 5 33 reviews
A fab deal for sumptuous sleep and convenient city access Off a quiet section of Sukhumvit Road, the Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok stands as one of Bangkok's best deals. Tastefully decorated, rooms feature sumptuously comfortable beds, large picture windows and spacious work desks. The sincerely friendly staff set the tone for a relaxing stay. An in-house spa, nice fitness center and small pool are all well-maintained. The dining options at Grand Millennium Sukhumvit are numerous and innovative and the hotel is within close walking distance to public transport. Highlights Located on a quiet section of Sukhumvit Road, very close to MRT and Skytrain stationsElegant accommodations at very competitive ratesJazz lounge, fusion cuisine and appealing breakfast buffet for onsite diningFull-service spa, fitness center and putting green Rooms Spacious, tastefully decorated rooms at the Grand Millennium Sukhumvit surround guests with understated luxury. The beds are extremely comfortable and desks near the large picture windows provide naturally-lit work spaces. High-speed Internet access is available in all rooms (fees apply), which also feature LCD TV with satellite channels. Glass-walled bathrooms feature separate tub and shower. Guests on executive floors enjoy club privileges such as complimentary Wi-Fi access, as well as free food and beverages in the lounge, welcome drink and complimentary 30-minute massage. Features Representing great value, Grand Millennium Sukhumvit offers simple luxuries at competitive rates. A spacious fitness center includes a sauna, while other leisure facilities include a small pool area, putting green and full-service spa. Business facilities allow for larger-scale conferences and meetings, with two large ballrooms and several function rooms. Friendly, attentive staff at Grand Millennium Sukhumvit are ready to assist with professional presentations and with quotidian travel details. Several restaurants and lounges in the hotel serve a variety of cuisines and guests can catch live jazz nightly at inBlu Jazz Lounge. Transportation Sukhumvit MRT station (.1 mi/.2 km)Asok BTS Skytrain station (.1 mi/.2 km)Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (13 mi/21 km)Don Muang International Airport (14.4 mi/23.1 km) Attractions The Emporium (.6 mi/1 km)Benjasiri Park (.7 mi/1.1 km)Erawan Shrine (1.6 mi/2.5 km)Siam Square (2.1 mi/3.4 km)Grand Palace (5.3 mi/8.5 km) Business Business center offering full secretarial servicesPrivate offices availableTwo ballrooms with combined maximum capacity of 1,000, plus 10 function rooms
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Millennium Hilton Bangkok

5 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews
Riverfront luxury with delicious dining and river shuttleWith a lovely riverfront location on the 'wrong' side of the Chao Phraya, Millennium Hilton Bangkok hotel is a beacon of calm in this vibrant city. Free shuttle boats transport guests to the nearest Skytrain station from morning until midnight, reducing the need to battle Bangkok traffic. Accommodations at Millennium Hilton Bangkok hotel are cozy and well-appointed, while the airy public areas invite exploration and lounging. Culinary offerings span the globe and a rotating lounge spins atop the building.   Highlights Luxury accommodations on the banks of the Chao PhrayaFree shuttle boat from the hotel pier to the other side of the riverSeveral delicious dining venues and bars RoomsRooms and suites at Millennium Hilton Bangkok hotel boast commanding views from panoramic windows. Snug rooms are decorated in clean design with lacquer wall accents, soft lighting and Thai art. Bathrooms feature separate bath and shower and Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries. Among the amenities are a pillow menu, in-room Wi-Fi (fees apply) and TV with satellite and cable channels.   Executive rooms and suites at Millennium Hilton Bangkok hotel come with executive club privileges, such as free Internet access in the relaxed club lounge, breakfast and refreshments throughout day and evening. FeaturesMillennium Hilton Bangkok hotel offers a riverfront refuge from Bangkok chaos, with high ceilings, an infinity pool and a revolving-view lounge on the 32nd floor. The pool deck has a Jacuzzi and juice bar alongside the beach-inspired pool. A fitness center houses a sauna, cardiovascular and weight equipment, plus classes such as yoga and aeroboxing. Several sophisticated on-site restaurants include a tearoom, a steakhouse serving old and new world wines and a Thai restaurant serving tapas-style delights accompanied by traditional dance and theater. The spa offers a full menu of treatments and massage. Transportation Complimentary shuttle boat service from private pier to Skytrain stationSaphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station (.7 mi/1.1 km)Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (16.5 mi/26.6 km)Don Muang International Airport (18.9 mi/30.4 km) Attractions River City (.2 mi/.3 km)Wat Arun (2.4 mi/3.9 km)National Museum (2.4 mi/3.9 km)Wat Pho (2.5 mi/4.1 km)Grand Palace (3.1 mi/5 km) Business 15 function rooms, including Grand Ballroom seating up to 900Executive lounge and business centerWireless Internet access available throughout
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Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

5 stars
4.0 / 5
Positioned on lively Sukhumvit Road, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit sits comfortably amongst the very best Bangkok has to offer. Flanked by the commercial and financial district and prime shopping areas, this stunning five star hotel boasts 345 exquisite roomsand suites and tremendous city views. Modern and opulent, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit offers a truly luxurious stay and is located just 30km from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, within easy walking distance of underground and sky train stations.
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Mayfair, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments

5 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews
Lumphini living in all-suite serviced apartmentsMayfair, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments provides a soft landing for short- or long-term guests seeking serviced apartments. The all-suite Marriott Executive Apartments Mayfair houses 26 floors of fully furnished one- to three-bedroom suites. Fully-equipped kitchens, washer-dryer units and LCD TVs create a home-like feel, enabling guests to relax in the comfort of their suite. A Skytrain station within very close walking distance means access to all of Bangkok. Highlights Convenient location in city centre within walking distance to premium shopping malls and skytrain station Spacious suites with fully-equipped kitchen and separate living area Hotel features swimming pool, fitness center and children's play room RoomsAll suites at Mayfair, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments contain washer/dryers and fully-equipped kitchens that include dishwashers. One- to three-bedroom suites range from 581 to 2,002 square feet. Two- and three-bedroom suites have two bathrooms. In all but standard suites, bathrooms have separate tub and shower. With wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and modern furniture large enough for lounging, suites feel quite homey. Wired and wireless Internet access (fees apply), 32-inch LCD TV with satellite and cable channels and DVD player provide for both work and play. FeaturesMayfair, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments has all the basic facilities of a hotel of its class. A breakfast buffet serves guests who don't wish to cook for themselves. The rooftop pool is partially covered, accompanied by a Jacuzzi and juice bar. The 24-hour fitness center includes whirlpool and sauna. While parents work out, kids can enjoy a children's play room on the 26th floor. An on-site spa offers a full spa menu. Dining venues at Mayfair, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments include an Italian restaurant and Caribbean-style bar, but the neighborhood yields many local restaurants and a supermarket next door. Transportation Ratchadamri BTS Skytrain station (.2 mi/.4 km)Khlong Toei MRT station (1.4 mi/2.2 km)Don Muang International Airport (14.2 mi/22.9 km)Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (14.6 mi/23.5 km) Attractions Central Chidlom (.4 mi/.6 km)Suan Lum Night Bazaar (.8 mi/1.3 km)Lumphini Park (1.4 mi/2.2 km)Jim Thompson House (1.6 mi/2.6 km)Grand Palace (3.9 mi/6.2 km) Business One 323-square-foot function room Wired and wireless Internet access available throughout
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lebua at State Tower

5 stars
4.6 / 5 54 reviews
Spacious sky-high suites in Bangkok's second-tallest towerFrom small details like live orchids adorning the rooms to the stunning restaurants and lounges in its iconic Dome, lebua at State Tower makes a distinct impression. The lebua at State Tower is in a prime location near the Chao Phraya River, BTS SkyTrain and expressway, where the entire city is within reach. The hotel occupies the second-tallest tower in Bangkok and offers rooms at quite reasonable rates. All elegantly-appointed suites offer spectacular views from the balconies, while some as large as 872 square feet. The service is unwavering yet unobtrusive, with the details attended to so guests can savor the moments. HighlightsNamed one of the world's top 500 hotels by Travel + Leisure in 2013.One of Thailand's top ten hotels by the Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards in 2012 and 2013.The Dome houses several lavish restaurants and loungesAll-suite accommodations with kitchenette and living areaFree shuttle service to nearest public transport stations RoomsThe extra-large and elegantly-appointed suites of lebua at State Tower range in size from 216 to 872 square feet, all with city or river views, balconies, living rooms and kitchenettes. Marble bathrooms have both tub and separate shower. Universal plug outlets and free broadband Internet access allow for ease of work, while sumptuously comfortable beds promote deep sleep.Tower club rooms on the 51st to 59th floors include luxurious bath amenities, complimentary mini bar, daily newspaper and LCD TV. Privileges also include free snacks, beverages and Internet access in the Tower Club Lounge. FeaturesThese numerous savory moments may be enjoyed over the famed breakfast at the poolside Cafe Mozu, with the fitness center and spa, function spaces and conference rooms' steps away, and cocktails and dinner atop the building at the restaurants and bars of The Dome at lebua, which include fine Mediterranean fare at Sirocco, the world's highest Al Fresco restaurant. Guests can also chill out at Sky Bar, named "the most stunning rooftop bar you'll ever see" by The New York Times (2013) and enjoy authentic Asian cuisines at Breeze, designated by USA Today as one of the world's "top 10 most cutting-edge restaurants" (2014). Other on-site food shops include Mezzaluna, the "Foodie Top 100" (2013), is a fine-dining mecca known for its innovative cuisine, and Distil lounge with its pioneering cocktails and connoisseur comfort food.High above on the 67th floor, the regal State Room with its 360-degree panoramas awaits the city's next extraordinary function. For business, for pleasure, and for corporate events and galas that rise to the occasion, lebua at State Tower is one Bangkok luxury hotel that soars above the rest. Transportation Complimentary shuttle to Saphan Taksin Skytrain station Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station (.7 mi/1.2 km) Hua Lamphong MRT station (1.2 mi/2 km) Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (16 mi/25.8 km) Don Muang International Airport (17.6 mi/28.4 km) Attractions Siam Square (2.7 mi/4.3 km)Jim Thompson House (2.9 mi/4.6 km)Wat Arun (4.3 mi/6.9 km)Wat Pho (4.8 mi/7.7 km)Grand Palace (5 mi/8 km) BusinessBusiness center includes high-speed Internet access and professional support staff Ten function rooms encompassing a grand total of 22,357 square feet
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Bangkok Hotels

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Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan - MGallery Collection

5 stars
4.5 / 5 10 reviews
Step into Bangkok's finest design boutique hotel, located minutes from the world-class fashion and lifestyle shopping of Siam Paragon, Central World, Central Chidlom and MBK. Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan offers 174 lavish guest rooms along with a distinctive array of dining and entertainment venues.
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Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom

4 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews
The hotel is minutes away from Bangkok's famous nightlife district; Patpong and Silom Soi 2 & Soi 4 as well as shopping destinations; Siam Paragon, Central World and Platinum Shopping Mall. Featuring 216 of Novotel's newly-designed guestrooms and suites,boasting serene comfort with spacious contemporary design, practical amenities and stunning views of the Bangkok skyline. For recreation, there is an outdoor pool, fitness center and relaxation area.
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Ramada D MA Bangkok

4 stars
3.5 / 5 6 reviews
This Property is located in the City Center and Major Shopping Area. We are just minutes by walk to the Sky Tower, Pratunam and Central World Plaza. We are Convenient for all main motorways into the City. The Hotel is easily accessible from any places by many main roads. The Hotel has sufficient facilities and services for leisure and business. Swimming Pool, fitness center and sauna are free to resident guests. Free Wireless Internet access is available in public area. The Galleria Restaurants offer a wide selection of International Cuisine. An International Breakfast Buffet is available for guests staying on qualified rate plans. Additional Amenities/Services include Tour Counter, Concierge, Free Wi-Fi hot Spot at Poolside Bar, Doctor on Call, Room Service 24 Hours Sorry No Pets Allowed.
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Twin Towers Bangkok (The)

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews
The superb facilities and excellent service of the Twin Towers Bangkok Hotel makes it an ideal choice at any time of the year and ensures you a pleasant and comfortable stay.LocationIdeally situated in the heart of the city's growing commercial district on Rama 6 road, the Twin Towers Bangkok is a charming international luxury hotel with first class services. The hotel is easily accessible from the city's major shopping centres and commercial areas.
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Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok

5 stars
4.4 / 5 32 reviews
Peace out on a quiet section of the Chao Phraya Space and peace abound at Chatrium Suites Bangkok, with its roomy apartment-style accommodations and quiet riverside location on the Chao Phraya. Removed from the frenetic pace of inner-city Bangkok, Chatrium Suites provides free boat shuttles to the other side of the river and to the nearest Skytrain station. Hotel rooms and suites include kitchenettes for self-catering and in-house restaurants offer several dining options. A small fitness center and large pool facilitate guest workout regimens with views of the river. Highlights Riverside location in a quiet section of the Chao PhrayaOlympic-sized pool overlooking the riverSpacious, self-contained studios and suites Rooms Guests have room to stretch out in apartment-style rooms at Chatrium Suites, the smallest of which measure to 646 square feet. The largest two-bedroom premier suites are a sprawling 2,691 square feet. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of natural light, while minimalist decor and glass-walled bathrooms create a sense of spaciousness. All rooms and suites feature kitchenette, comfortable beds and private balcony with chairs and table. Modern amenities include high-speed Wi-Fi (fees apply), LCD TV and DVD player. Club rooms and suites receive executive club privileges such as complimentary snacks, beverages and Internet access. Features A quiet riverfront location makes Chatrium Suites an ideal place to escape from the busy streets of Bangkok. Several on-site restaurants quell hunger pangs, as do the nearby 7-11 and Starbucks. Especially recommended is the 36th-floor dim sum and Cantonese restaurant, Silver Waves. Workouts can be continued on holiday at the small fitness center or the Olympic-sized pool, which is accompanied by two children's pools. Chatrium Suites runs a boat shuttle across the river and to the nearest Skytrain station, allowing guests to easily access the sights of the city. Transportation Complimentary boat ride across river every 15 minutesSaphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station (1.3 mi/2.1 km)Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (16.2 mi/26.1 km)Don Muang International Airport (18.2 mi/29.3 km) Attractions Jim Thompson House (2.9 mi/4.7 km)Siam Square (3.5 mi/5.7 km)Wat Pho (5 mi/8 km)Grand Palace (5.1 mi/8.2 km)Wat Arun (5.3 mi/8.6 km) Business Seven function rooms plus one ballroom that can accommodate up to 700 guestsHigh-speed wireless Internet access available throughout hotel
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Flights to Bangkok

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip fares
Dublin Bangkok Wed 7 May - Wed 21 May €607
Cork Bangkok Thu 15 May - Thu 22 May €653
London Bangkok Wed 7 May - Tue 27 May €557
Shannon Bangkok Tue 29 Apr - Tue 6 May €719
Koh Samui Bangkok Wed 30 Apr - Sat 3 May €257
Chiang Mai Bangkok Thu 24 Apr - Thu 1 May Check rates
Ho Chi Minh City Bangkok Tue 13 May - Fri 16 May €159
Rome Bangkok Sat 10 May - Sat 17 May €566
Amsterdam Bangkok Sat 17 May - Sat 24 May €604
Dubai Bangkok Wed 30 Apr - Fri 9 May €375
Manchester Bangkok Tue 10 Jun - Sat 5 Jul €605
Siem Reap Bangkok Thu 24 Apr - Thu 1 May Check rates
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Best time to take a holiday to Bangkok

  • The best time to visit Bangkok is between November and February, the driest and coolest period of the year. During the day, temperatures are often around 30ºC and often drop to the low 20s after sunset. The low season is the hottest time between the months of March and April. If you plan to visit during the wet season, between May and October, be prepared for daily heavy downpours. Travellers planning to go abroad to Bangkok during the high season, between the months of January or February, will be able to enjoy the Chinese New Year Festival.

Bangkok holiday travel tips

  • Bangkok by Taxi

    A rickshaw with an engine, the tuk tuk is everywhere you look in Bangkok. Noisy, open-sided and possessing just three wheels, the tuk tuk is a method of transportation to be tried at least once. Prices must be haggled so make sure you've come to an agreement before setting off towards your destination.

    If you are after a more comfortable ride, a conventional taxi could be a better bet. The chances are the cost will be the same, unless your bargaining skills are outstanding. Remember to look out for cars bearing a “taxi meter” sign. With no meter you will be reliant on haggling again.

    By Rail

    Two public train networks, the Skytrain (BTS) and the underground system (MRT) serve Bangkok. Skytrain serves almost all of the main tourist areas with just two lines, although it will not take you to the airport. Tickets are cheap and announcements are in English. Less frequented by tourists, the MRT is similarly cheap with 18 stations but plans for expansion.

    By Boat

    Long, narrow and fast, river taxis speed up and down the Chao Phraya river all day long. With fares ranging from 5 to 10 baht depending on your destination, they are a cheap option and often faster than a taxi. Be prepared to leap on and off when you have to; drivers do not like to stop for long and there is usually a mad dash each time a boat reaches a pier.

    By Car

    If you want to get around under your own steam, why not check out our Bangkok car hire offers.

Insider tips for Bangkok travel

    • For those looking for the best cuisine in Bangkok, Sukhumvit district offers a wealth of ethnic options fusion choices.
    • Local food carts in Bangkok offer Thailand's national dish, pad Thai, consisting of rice noodles, red chili pepper, eggs, and fish sauce.
    • For those looking for something unique, try the food carts on Khao San Road for deep-fried insects topped with soy sauce.
    • Dinner cruises and tours departing from the River City pier are another great way to enjoy the best of Bangkok, including cultural performances.
    • The city of Bangkok is particularly well known for its vibrant nightlife. Informal roadside bars located in Sukhumvit often stay open all night.

Where to stay in Bangkok

  • Few buildings in the city can rival the view from the Chatrium Suites hotel. From the 5-star luxury of your room, you can take in the splendour of the Chao Phraya River and pick out famous landmarks on the cityscape. Perched on the bank of the river on Charoenkrung Road, the hotel combines the best of Thai design with all the amenities you would expect from a top-rated establishment.

    An oasis of calm in the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, the Shangri-La hotel is the perfect refuge for the tired traveller. Strolling through the lush gardens or spending time in the spa, it is easy to forget you are in the middle of a huge metropolis. The design ranges from traditional teak pavilions for riverside dining, to modern state-of-the-art bedrooms and suites with no detail spared in the pursuit of comfort.

    Experience the vibrancy of modern Bangkok at the fashionable Ds67 Suites hotel. Situated on Sukhumvit Road, within easy reach of all the bars, clubs and shops the area has to offer, each of the 27 rooms is uniquely decorated in one of four themes, designed to show all aspects of the exciting city.

    If you want to treat yourself to panoramic city views and five-star comfort, check in to Lebua at State Tower. This all-suite hotel on Silom Road is in the second-tallest building in the city. From the Tower Club Lounge on the 59th and top floor you can enjoy a cocktail while taking in the spectacular view of the city sprawling out below. There is a pool on the roof as well, if you fancy a swim at altitude.

Bangkok restaurants

  • At first glance, Raan Jay Fai (327 Mahachai Road) seems like any other noodle bar jostling for space on Malachai Road – small and noisy with simple, functional furniture spilling out onto the street. Then you see the queue snaking out of the shop, even at the opening time of 4p.m., and you realise this place is different. People come from all corners of Bangkok for one dish and one dish alone, pad khee mao, or drunken noodles. At four times the cost of the same plate in any other noodle bar in the city, the noodles have to be something special to keep the punters coming back. And they are. Spicy Thai basil adds the finishing touch to a steaming dish of huge prawns, broad rice noodles and a cornucopia of vegetables.

    Cheap prices and simple décor hide the fact that Krua Apsorn (503 – 505 Samsen Road) is a culinary treasure. The place has been a favourite amongst royalty for years. Maybe it has something to do with the experienced chef who has worked for the blue-blooded in the past. Here he serves up simple Thai dishes, with curries a speciality. The yellow curry, or gaeng luang lai bua is the star attraction.

    The biggest danger when eating at The Deck (36-38 Soi Pratoo Nok Yoong) is that you are so distracted by the view you let your food go cold. Perched on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, diners are spoilt by a perfect view of Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn, just across the water. When you finally drag your eyes back to the menu you will not be disappointed. A great range of traditional Thai dishes is complimented by some French bistro specials.

Health & Safety

  • Vaccinations and Hygiene

    There is no risk of malaria in Thailand’s major cities. The same cannot be said of more rural and forested areas, so make sure to consult your doctor on suitable medication if you plan to venture outside of the capital.

    There are no compulsory vaccinations for travel to Bangkok although boosters for those included in the vaccination schedule are recommended, including tetanus, polio and diphtheria; Measles; Hepatitis A and B; Typhoid; Rabies and Japanese Encephalitis. Dengue fever is present in Thailand, with highest risk in rainy season (May to November).

    Travellers are advised to drink bottled water.

    The standard of healthcare is excellent although it is advisable to take out Repatriation Insurance before travelling. In case of emergencies, dial 191.

    Thailand is in an earthquake zone. In the event of a natural disaster, contact relatives as soon as possible.

    Security

    While not a big issue in Bangkok, petty crime does exist. If you need assistance you can dial the tourist police at 1155. Here are some tips to keep in mind to stay safe. Photocopy all official documents and keep the photocopies with you, leaving the originals in your hotel safe. Avoid walking alone or in dimly lit areas at night. When taking a taxi, make sure the driver's licence is on display.

    General Advice

    Travellers should bear in mind that entrance to temples can be subject to a conservative dress code. Flip-flops and shorts are both no-nos and women should cover their shoulders when entering sacred places.

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