Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities with magnificent temples, palaces, authentic canals, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife. If you’re looking for a warm getaway Bangkok is your destination and it is sunny at any time of the year.
Bangkok is also known as "The Venice of the East" because of the Chao Phraya River (also known as the River of Kings) and its many other waterways. The Chao Phraya River splits the city in half and is a major transportation artery for a vast network of river buses and water taxis (also known as longtails).
A unique part of this capital, and a must see, are the temples. Absolutely stunning architecture with awe-inspiring decorations beautiful to the finest detail. The temple complexes still play an important role in the Buddhist traditions. And you will find many monks still live in the temple complexes today.
Love shopping or going to the movies? Then Bangkok is the place to be. Whatever it is you’re looking for you will find it here. Whether in an air-conditioned shopping mall or on the lively street markets. And for a fun night out the cinemas are a great choice. They show the latest Hollywood releases and the tickets are a bargain.
Want to escape the busy city for a day? Consider a bicycle ride. There are plenty of options to explore Bangkok hideaways or the countryside without having to go far. Cycle through beautiful green fields, colourful orchid farms or peaceful lotus fields which exist close to the heart of the city.
A favourite of many is the Thai cuisine. Bangkok offers more than 50,000 places to eat. Thai restaurants and street food, which is absolutely exquisite, but there is also world-class international cuisine.
By Paul Steele
How to travel from Bangkok to Pattaya?
Pattaya is located 91miles south-east of Bangkok. It is well connected by Motorway 7 and Motorway 3 and can be reached within 2 hours by Car. There are also frequent Bus services from Bangkok to Pattaya.
How to get around Bangkok?
Underground rail and Skytrains are well connected with Bangkok’s main shopping and entertainment areas. Express boats and river taxis can be used to explore attraction by the riversides. Taxis in Bangkok are cheap, comfortable and available at every corner at any given time.
Is there any flight from Bangkok to chiang mai?
5 airlines fly directly from Bangkok to Chiang mai. Flights from Bangkok to Chiang mai take about 1 hr 10 min.
How to get from Bangkok airport to City Centre?
Suvarnabhumi Airport is 30 km from Bangkok city centre. It is well connected by Bus, airport link and taxis. Airport rail link is the fastest way to reach city centre. Trains run from 6:00 am till midnight every day.
Bangkok Weather and best time to visit
Bangkok has tropical monsoon climate and the weather is generally hot and humid all year round. The hottest months are April-May and September-October. The best time to visit Bangkok is during November to February.
Best airline to fly from London to Bangkok.
Thai airways is the best airline to fly from London to Bangkok. In 2013 they had won TTG Travel Awards for Best South-East Asian Airline and Best Airline Business Class.
Is there any direct flight from London to Bangkok?
Thai airways, British airways and Eva airways have direct flights from London to Bangkok. The average flight time from LHR to BKK is 11 hr 20 min.
How is the in-flight entertainment system?
Thai airways - The new THAI interactive AVOD system offers hundreds of options. Passengers can choose between latest multi-lingual movies, classic old movies and popular TV programmes. There are also news, travel and information channels together with interactive games and kids cartoons.
British airways – The in-flight entertainment is AVOD system where you can switch to latest movies, interactive games and popular TV shows. You can plan your movies before your board your flight here . There are electric socket beneath each screen and a USB port to charge your smart phones.
When is the cheapest time to fly to Bangkok?
June, September and October is the off peak season and you can find some great flight deals if you book early.
What the average one-way flight fare to Bangkok from London in 2014?
January - £460 February - £460 March - £490 April - £640 May - £450 June - £340 July - £530
August - £430 September - £380 October - £390 November - £420 December - £460