When is the best time to visit?
November to March are the best months to take a flight to Bangkok. The temperature is in the mid-20s and the humidity is at its lowest. Flight prices can be twice as high as in the off season, and hotels are often fully booked so make sure you book your flight to Bangkok in advance.
February sees the Chinese New Year celebrations when the China Town area of Bangkok turns into a big party scene with dragon dancers, colourful decorations and families enjoying the festivities. Some restaurants in the area will offer promotions and discounts but bear in mind that they will be very crowded.
Sogkran Festival in April attracts hordes of visitors too so if you are a fan of hot weather and water fights on the streets, make sure you book your flights to Bangkok around this time.
The off-season prices are appealing, especially if you don’t mind the hot, humid and rainy weather. The least-crowded months tend to be May, June, and September so it could be the best time to find cheap flights to Bangkok.
Why visit Bangkok?
It would be possible to spend years in the city and still not see all the huge metropolis has to offer, but most tourists book cheap flights to Bangkok hoping to catch some of the favourites. A visit to Wat Pho and the Grand Palace gives an idea of the city’s history. The shopping is unrivalled, with high-end designer malls and street markets both sprawling throughout the city.
Thai boxing (Muay Thai) is a popular activity for locals and tourists alike; both watching a fight and training. The nightlife, of course, is notorious, but it’s not just the red light district of Patpong.
The Khao San Road, ever-popular with backpackers, is filled with bars, clubs and even Irish pubs, while the central area has some of the world’s super-clubs and most fancy bars. From sunrise to sunset, there is plenty to see in this friendly, accessible city. Excellent restaurants and high-end designer shops sit in the architecturally magnificent hall, alongside huge wooden statues of Spirit Guards. Old Eastern Buddhist traditions exist happily among new Western commercialism in a bustling, stimulating environment.