Bangkok Travel Guide

Everything you Need to Know about Bangkok

Bangkok welcomes more visitors than any other city in the world and it doesn’t take long to realise why. Bangkok is a city of contrasts with action at every turn; marvel at the gleaming temples, catch a tuk tuk along the bustling Chinatown or take a longtail boat through floating markets. Food is another Bangkok highlight, from local dishes served at humble street stalls to haute cuisine at romantic rooftop restaurants.

Luxury malls compete with a sea of boutiques and markets, where you can treat yourself without overspending. Extravagant Luxury hotels and surprisingly cheap serviced apartments welcome you with the same famed Thai hospitality. And no visit to Bangkok would be complete without a glimpse of its famous nightlife – from cabarets to exotic red-light districts, Bangkok never ceases to amaze. Not convinced yet? See our 10 Must See and Do list.

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    Choosing a hotel in the wrong area can ruin your holiday so it's worth spending a couple of minutes looking at each Read More»

  • 10 Must See in Bangkok

    Top 10 Must Do in Bangkok

    Today, while the city is up to speed with modern times, the grandeur and glory of its illustrious past prevails. Be it Read More»

  • Top 10 Hotels in Bangkok

    Top 10 Hotels in Bangkok

    Backed by popular votes, you can rest assured that these Top 10 Hotels’ facilities, interior décor, service and location Read More»

  • What to Do in Bangkok in 2 Days

    On a quick (first) trip to Bangkok, these are the not-to-be-missed sites you should try and see: The Grand Palace, Read More»

  • Top 10 Nightlife in Bangkok

    Top 10 Nightlife Experiences

    Here are some of the finest nocturnal pursuits in Bangkok; an eclectic concoction of activities and entertainment Read More»

  • Top 10 Tours in Bangkok

    Top 10 Tours in Bangkok

    Our Tours section offers visitors perfectly palatable doses of culture, history or back-to-nature. In this Top 10 you Read More»

What Kind of Traveller are You?

Bangkok for Families

Bangkok for Families

Bangkok is a fascinating destination for families. There is nowhere else in Southeast Asia that offers the same Read More...

Romantic Bangkok

Romantic Bangkok

If you’re visiting Bangkok as a starry-eyed couple you will never be stuck for something to do. The city is like a giant Read More...

Bangkok on a Budget

Bangkok on a Budget

This is the ultimate guide to enjoying Bangkok on a budget. Bangkok is renowned as a place where your precious pennies Read More...

Where to Stay in Bangkok

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Bangkok hotels come in many sizes and appeal to all budgets so here we offer several ways to help you find which hotel in which area will best match your holiday or travel plans. Our 1st Time in Bangkok describes what each area is best known for, or you scan our many Top 10 Hotels pages to find which accommodation is best by location or by category: Best Family hotels, Best Hotel Discounts or even the Best Luxury Hotels – they’re surprisingly affordable. Plus, don’t miss our ‘Best Service Apartments’, probably the best value for money in Bangkok!

  • Top 10 Hotels in Bangkok

    Top 10 Hotels in Bangkok

    Backed by popular votes, you can rest assured that these Top 10 Hotels’ facilities, interior décor, service and location Read More»

  • Top 10 City Center Hotels

    10 Best Centrally Located Hotels in Bangkok

    The best City Centre hotels in Bangkok are for those who want the most convenient locations, close to the majority of Read More»

  • Top 10 Hotels near the BTS

    Top 10 Hotels near the BTS

    Before 1999, Bangkok was synonymous with traffic and its byproduct, stress. But then something called the Skytrain – a Read More»

  • Top 10 Hotels in Sukhumvit

    Top 10 Hotels in Sukhumvit

    Our list of Top 10 Hotels in Sukhumvit contains some of the most modern and impressive buildings in the city, such as Read More»

  • Top 10 Hotels in Silom

    Top 10 Hotels in Silom

    Silom has the widest variety of hotels in Bangkok catering to everyone from business travellers to pleasure seekers. Read More»

  • Top 10 Hotels in Pratunam

    Top 10 Hotels in Pratunam

    Pratunam has more hotels than almost any other area in Bangkok, ranging from boutique guesthouses for those on a budget Read More»

10 Must See in Bangkok

Top 10 Must Do in Bangkok

Today, while the city is up to speed with modern times, the grandeur and glory of its illustrious past prevails. Be it Read More...

10 Short Things to Do in Bangkok

10 Short Things to Do in Bkk

You’ve only got a limited amount of time in Bangkok but you want to see the must-sees and do the must-dos. Here are Read More...

Bangkok Floating Markets

Try relaxing on a boat tour of Damnoen Saduak. The floating market boats are piled high with tropical fruit and Read More...

All Tours in Bangkok

Discover Bangkok's beautiful, gleaming temples and the magnificent Grand Palace. Get lost in ancient Siamese history Read More...

Top 10 Tours in Bangkok

Top 10 Tours in Bangkok

Our Tours section offers visitors perfectly palatable doses of culture, history or back-to-nature. In this Top 10 you Read More...

Bangkok Cruises & Water Tours

Taking a cruise is one of the most popular activities in Bangkok for good reason. Enjoy the history and culture of the Read More...

Silom

Silom

Home to the infamous red-light district, Patpong, Silom is one of Bangok's main financial districts with many bank Read More...

Siam

Siam

The epicenter of shopping in Bangkok, with some of the city’s biggest and most popular shopping malls like MBK, Siam Read More...

Sukhumvit Overview

Sukhumvit

What it lacks in traditional tourist attractions, Sukhumvit makes up for with a thriving nightlife scene, mega-malls and Read More...

Pratunam

Pratunam is one of Bangkok's most colourful and chaotic areas, and famously popular for its fashion factory outlets, Read More...

Bangkok Chinatown

Bangkok Chinatown

Chinatown is a colourful, exotic and busy area, packed with market stalls and probably the greatest concentration of Read More...

Bangkok Riverside

Riverside

Home to many important historical attractions and fine hotels, Bangkok’s scenic riverside area reflects a constantly Read More...

Khaosan Road

Khaosan Road

Is Bangkok really "the centre of the backpacking universe"?. Judging by the truth-seeking travellers who converge here, Read More...

Chidlom-Ploenchit

Lies at the start of Sukhumvit Road, the new face of Bangkok. With the Skytrain that runs along it, both sides are Read More...

Sathorn

Sathorn

This area represents the heart of ‘corporate’ Bangkok with gleaming, high-rise office towers, condominiums and serviced Read More...

Chatuchak

The Chatuchak area acquired its name from the large public park of the same name. However, the area is best known for. Read More...

Ratchada (Ratchadapisek)

A fast-growing area north of the CBD with many entertainment, shopping and nightlife highlights, as well as an Read More...

Suvarnabhumi Area Guide

Situated about 30 km from central Bangkok. Suvarnabhumi nearby attractions are Ancient City, the world's biggest Read More...

  • 7 Predictions for Michelin Star Restaurants in Bangkok

    7 Predictions for Michelin Star Restaurants in Bangkok

    The Bangkok Michelin Guide will aim cover all of the very finest restaurants in the city – including both Thai and Read More»

  • Zuk Bar Bangkok

    The Zuk Bar, located on the ground floor of The Sukhothai Bangkok hotelHotel, is one of the city’s best jazz bars. As Read More»

  • Future Factory Bangkok

    Future Factory Bangkok

    Future Factory Bangkok is a collaborative art space that is most popular for its range of music events.hidden in the Read More»

  • Wild & Company Bangkok

    Wild & Company is a unique dining experience for the enthusiastic meat-eater. There are no vegetarian options on the Read More»

  • Park Hyatt Bangkok

    Park Hyatt has raised the bar of luxury hospitality in Bangkok to a new level, combining sophisticated furnishings, Read More»

  • Salt Bangkok Restaurant

    Salt Bangkok is a contemporary restaurant and cocktail bar in Bangkok serving French and Japanese cuisine along with Read More»

Jatujak weekend market

Chatuchak Weekend Market

With over 15,000 stalls and more than 200,000 visitors every weekend, Chatuchak Weekend Market is possibly one of the Read More...

Top 10 Shopping in Bangkok

Top 10 Shopping Malls

These Top 10 Shopping Malls offer the best shopping experiences, in terms of diversity of products, accessible location Read More...

Asiatique

Asiatique The Riverfront

Asiatique The Riverfront is an expansive open-air theme mall with panoramic river views and a delightful fusion of Read More...

5 Best Night Markets in Bangkok

The best night markets in Bangkok offer a carnival like atmosphere with a huge array of goods to browse, and snacks, Read More...

Bangkok Go-Go Bars

Bangkok’s Go-Go Bars have earned worldwide notoriety thanks to the easy-going but adults-only entertainment that takes Read More...

Bangkok Best Rooftops!

Top 20 Rooftop Bars

How many cities in the world can pretend to have more rooftop bars than Bangkok? None we know of. We climbed them all to Read More...

20 Best Bangkok in Restaurants

20 Best Bangkok Restaurants

When it comes to dining in Bangkok, the question is not what, where, or even when to eat. The options are endless, so Read More...

10 Best Local Restaurants in Bangkok

10 Best Local Thai Restaurants

This list of local street restaurants is a mixture of our all time favourites and some of the best we’ve found lately. Read More...

Top 10 Thai food

Top 10 Thai food

Thai food’s profusion of exotic flavours makes it among the most coveted of cuisines. As a walk through Bangkok Read More...

Bangkok BTS Skytrain + Map

This Bangkok BTS Route Guide will help you discover all the interesting sites and activities surrounding each station so Read More...

Bangkok Maps

Bangkok Maps

Our interactive map displays all available hotels with photos, facilities and guest comments as well as attractions, Read More...

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Suvarnabhumi International Airport is a grand vision of modern air travel, with its sophisticated design and facilities. Read More...

One Night in Bangkok: The Bucket List

One Night in Bangkok: The Bucket List

The craziest city in the world is your playground for one night, so what to do? Here is our ultimate one night in Read More...

10 Signs you've Lived in BKK Too Long

Foreigners who spend a long time in Bangkok will start to blend in with the locals by picking up small Thai Read More...

5 All-You-Can-Eat Buffets in Bangkok Under 500 Baht

An all-you-can-eat buffet in Bangkok is the smart choice if you are looking to stock up on a budget, and with any of our Read More...

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