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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

Nasa Bangkok
Nasa Bangkok
4 out of 5
Ramkhamhaeng Rd., 44, Bangkok, Bangkok (province)
The price is CA $12 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
Located in Ramkhamhaeng, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ramkhamhaeng University, Rajamangala Stadium, and Bangkok Hospital. EmQuartier is 3 mi (4.9 km) ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
"Easy access to public transport and there’s a great sashimi restaurant opposite of the hotel in Nasa Street"

Reviewed on Jun. 22, 2021

Nasa Bangkok
Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit
Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit
5 out of 5
491 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlongtoey Nua, Wattana, Bangkok
The price is CA $95 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, Emporium, and Benchasiri Park. EmQuartier ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (55 reviews)
"Excellent new hotel with awesome friendly staff , rooms are extremely new and clean spotless. Would definitely stay here again , best money for a brand new 5 star hotel"

Reviewed on Jun. 18, 2021

Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit
Dusit Suites Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok
Dusit Suites Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok
5 out of 5
3 Soi Mahardlekluang 3 Rajdamri Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is CA $95 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Police General Hospital and Erawan Shrine. Lumphini Park ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (444 reviews)
"Highly recommend, best location, very clean, friendly staffs"

Reviewed on Jul. 11, 2021

Dusit Suites Hotel Ratchadamri, 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.
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 CA $17 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Located in the heart of Bangkok, this family-friendly aparthotel is within walking distance of BNH Hospital, Silom Complex Shopping Mall, and Embassy of Germany. ...
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 Jul. 30, 2021

Siri Sathorn Bangkok by UHG
Ariva Ivy Servizio Thonglor
Ariva Ivy Servizio Thonglor
4 out of 5
No. 889/446 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), Klongton Nue, Wattana, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is CA $40 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Located in Sukhumvit, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bangkok Hospital, Emporium, and EmQuartier. Soi Cowboy and Terminal 21 Shopping Mall are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (173 reviews)
"Good location and nice staffs. Hotel room is old and run down. Cigarette buds were left behind by the previous guest. Microwave was dirty with food from the previous guest. Shower water has no pressure and defective shower head that spray water to every directions. One soap for the entire 3 days ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 19, 2020

Ariva Ivy Servizio Thonglor
Citadines Sukhumvit 16 Bangkok
Citadines Sukhumvit 16 Bangkok
4 out of 5
38 Sukhumvit 16, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is CA $41 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
Located in Sukhumvit, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Terminal 21 Shopping Mall and Soi Cowboy. Emporium and Nana Square are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (507 reviews)
Good hotel
"I stayed there for a short time when I left a asq hotel and was very impressed with the Room and staff"

Reviewed on Mar. 13, 2021

Citadines Sukhumvit 16 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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