Bangkok

Travel Guide
Sukhumvit showing landscape views, central business district and night scenes

From the fury of a Muay Thai kickboxing bout, to the gentle pad of monk’s sandals at Wat Pho Temple, this “City of Angels” balances chaos and calm.

Little can prepare you for the frenetic pace and sensory overload of Thailand’s largest city. Markets are crowded, the traffic erratic and the hawkers relentless in their offers of cut-price clothes and watches. All this activity mixes with the pungent aroma from the hundreds of food carts frying pad thai and other tasty dishes.

Spend a little time in Bangkok, however, and you’ll find spots of serenity among the bustle. This is a city where religion is deeply rooted in daily life. The smell of incense often signifies a nearby shrine where you’ll see people from all walks of life stop to make an offering before they go about their business.

Known to locals as Krung Thep (City of Angels), Bangkok is home to almost 10 million people. It covers more than 570 square miles (1,500 square kilometers) and encompasses two former capitals: Thonburi and Rattanakosin. The latter is Bangkok’s historic center and where you’ll find most of the main attractions. These include the National Museum and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, on the grounds of the showy Grand Palace. Nearby, see the huge reclining Buddha at the Wat Pho temple. Remember to dress modestly when visiting any temple.

In the Banglamphu district, prepare for an onslaught of sights and sounds at the notoriously busy Khao San Road. Haggle for counterfeit clothes and accessories, or simply perch on a stool in one of the many bars and watch the colorful characters pass by.

For some relaxation, join a free, outdoor yoga or tai chi class at Lumphini Park, or indulge with a spa treatment, available at most hotels. A short boat ride north of Bangkok you’ll discover the community of the Mon people. They have made the tiny, artificial river island of Ko Kret a haven for their culture.

While tuk-tuk rides are all part of the Bangkok experience, the city is well connected for those times you feel like traveling in comfort. The excellent Skytrain (BTS) and underground (MRT) rail systems run between all the major shopping and entertainment districts of the city. For a different view of Bangkok, take a trip on the Express boats that constantly churn the waters of the Chao Phraya River.

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Where to stay in Bangkok

Legacy Suites Hotel
Legacy Suites Hotel
4 out of 5
12,14 Sukhumvit Soi 29 Wattana, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is NT$1,129 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 25
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Embassy of Argentina, Emporium, and Benchasiri Park. EmQuartier ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)
"All the staff are great. They are always very friendly and helpful. The building is kept very clean and it is a greT place to stay."

Reviewed on 2021/9/15

Legacy Suites Hotel
Millennium Hilton Bangkok
Millennium Hilton Bangkok
5 out of 5
123 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is NT$1,237 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Iconsiam, Wat Pho and MBK Center. Siam Center and Wat Arun are also within ...
4.1/5Very Good! (996 reviews)
"Everything is okay but the service is slow."

Reviewed on 2021/5/4

Millennium Hilton Bangkok
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok
5 out of 5
250 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is NT$1,660 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Located in Sukhumvit, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Soi Cowboy and Terminal 21 Shopping Mall. Nana Square and Emporium are also within 1 mi ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (998 reviews)
"Staff is very nice, they are very kind and friendly. Hotel is very good location, close to BTS station but very quiet.."

Reviewed on 2021/4/17

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok
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Siri Sathorn Bangkok by UHG
Siri Sathorn Bangkok by UHG
4 out of 5
27 Soi Saladaeng 1, Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is NT$1,109 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Located in the center of Bangkok, this family-friendly aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Patpong Night Market and Lumphini Park. Nana Square and Bangkok ...
4.1/5Very Good! (37 reviews)
"Nice place, room is great, staff also helpful. Convenience location. Easy for public transportation. Food is around the area. Great Service"

Reviewed on 2021/7/30

Siri Sathorn Bangkok by UHG
Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
5 out of 5
90 Sukhumvit Soi 24, Sukhumvit Road, Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok
The price is NT$1,806 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
This family-friendly Bangkok aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of K Village, Emporium, and Benchasiri Park. EmQuartier ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (501 reviews)
一切都好
"早餐豐盛,要捷運站有接駁車,半個小時1班,逛街購物很方便,員工和善"

Reviewed on 2021/4/2

Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
Oakwood Suites Bangkok
Oakwood Suites Bangkok
5 out of 5
20 Soi Sukhumvit 24, Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Tan, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is NT$1,348 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located in Sukhumvit, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Embassy of Argentina and Terminal 21 Shopping Mall. Nana Square and Bangkok Riverside are ...
3.9/5Very Good! (13 reviews)
Aircon issue
"Aircon is set to particular temperature in all rooms no matter if adjusted to Low temp in the aircon remote. The maximum temperature can come down to 25 degree. The room is not getting cold enough. Complained many time but the issue haven’t resolved. Very bad stay"

Reviewed on 2020/5/5

Oakwood Suites Bangkok
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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