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The ultimate Travel Guide to Bangkok
Bangkok is a far cry from the western cities we’re used to in the UK, so travelling there can seem overwhelming. Our travel experts have put together this handy guide including the best time to visit, must-see attractions and hidden gems the locals don’t want you to know about.


When’s the best time to visit?

Thailand has a tropical climate, meaning it’s steadily warm and humid throughout the year – this is felt more so in it’s capital city with the dense population and built up areas. With this in mind the best time to visit Bangkok is between November and February which is known as the ‘cool season’. Though still expect average temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius, so don’t worry about packing a jumper!

Floating markets

Must-see attractions

To discover what makes Bangkok such a popular tourist destination, it’s well-worth visiting these iconic attractions:

·      Visit the 46m long reclining Buddha at Wat Pho Temple.

·      For a truly unique experience, visit the floating markets along the Chao Phraya River.

·      The Grand Palace is the magnificent former home of the King, and is a staggering 214,000sq meters, making for an interesting day out.

·      For wares, excellent street food and a great energy, walk around Chiang Mai’s night market, running every Saturday.

Sunset at Wat Arun Temple

Hidden gems

For experiences off the beaten track, these hidden gems are a must. Be sure to take some time out of your sightseeing to discover these secret locations:

·      Shop at a unique market in a decommissioned passenger jet at Chiang Chui Creative Park.

·      Travel back to 70’s Bangkok at the Ba Hao Chinatown bar.

·      Watch the sunset against Wat Arun Temple at Vivi The Coffee Place for stunning views of the cityscape.

·      Take a Muay Thai class from the locals and learn about the national sport.

·      Uncover the historical ancient ruins of Ayutthaya and find the iconic Buddha head entwined in the roots of the religious Bodhi tree.


Tips for safe travels

Generally speaking, Bangkok is a safe city, though with any bustling city there are always risk so it’s advisable to exercise caution. Here are some great tips to ensure your holiday is the best it can be:

·      Don’t show off your money in public areas.

·      Tell Tuk-Tuk drivers where you want to go.

·      Always do your research – don’t just take advice from strangers.

·      Stick to tourist spots if you’re travelling alone or uncertain where you’re going.

·      Speak to the hotel for help with transport.


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