Bangkok

Travel Guide
Bangkok
Revel in the color, noise and history of Thailand’s frenetic capital, a city that welcomes its visitors with a clash of old and new.

Traveling into Bangkok for the first time is a dizzying assault on the senses. Ride a tuk-tuk through the city center and you will pass neon-lit streets packed with clubs, ancient alleys and grandiose temples. Breathe in the scents of a thousand street food stalls. Listen for the chants of praying monks mingled with the voices of market vendors and shoppers haggling with one another.

Visit the Bangkok National Museum and the Bangkok Folk Museum to learn about the multifaceted history of the city. It used to be two separate cities, Krung Thep and Thon Buri, located on either side of the Chao Phraya River. Although Krung Thep has been the capital of Thailand since the late 18th-century, when the Grand Palace was built, the two municipalities were only recognised as one city in the 1970s.

Make the palace your first stop when exploring Bangkok, before visiting the spectacular temples that line the riverbank. Hop on a boat and drift along the Chao Phraya River for unbeatable views of Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Arun, recognizable for their towering stupas. Explore the temples on foot to encounter gigantic Buddha statues and golden Thai architecture.

Experience modern Bangkok in the sleek, air-conditioned malls in the districts around Siam Square. For a different, typically Thai shopping experience, pound the pavements of the city’s many markets. Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the best, offering antiques, handicrafts and quick eats.

Don’t leave without trying some street food. Wander through the old town of Banglamphu or Chinatown and snack on bowls of noodles or green curry and rice.

Visit Thailand’s exhilarating capital in any season to experience its sights, smells and sounds. In low season, between May and October, the weather stays hot and humid but offers the chance to save money on accommodations. Come in mid-April to join in with the water fights and colorful festivities of Songkran, Thailand’s new year celebrations.

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Where to stay in Bangkok

Solitaire Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
Solitaire Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
4.5 out of 5
75/23 Sukhumvit 13, Bangkok, 10110
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $59 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 11
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (955 reviews)
Not as expected, bit outdated
"Hotel is close to many western bars and restaurants making the area a bit noisy specially at night. Hotel itself is not as advertised, I would rate the hotel at 3 stars. The room did not have drinking water when I arrived. The decor seems a bit outdated. Air conditioning worked really well and shower ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 26, 2022

Mandarin Hotel Managed by Centre Point
Mandarin Hotel Managed by Centre Point
4.5 out of 5
662 Rama IV Road, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10500
The price is CA $64 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on Sep. 29, 2022

Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel
Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel
4.5 out of 5
999 Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel, Moo 1 Nongprue, Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, 10540
The price is CA $162 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 15
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Bang Phli. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,004 reviews)
Perfect for overnight
"Very good hotel."

Reviewed on Sep. 29, 2022

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.
Citadines Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok
Citadines Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok
4 out of 5
22/22 Sukhumvit 11, Sukhumvit Road, Wattana, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10110
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (918 reviews)
"The one bed apartment is very nice,got everything you need,including dish washer detergent, over roll I give them4 1/2 stars."

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2022

Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok
Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok
4 out of 5
No 115 Sukhumvit 55, Thonglor, Sukhumvit Road, Klongton Nua, Bangkok, 10110
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (776 reviews)
"the only complaint is that the bed is too firm and the quilt cover too thin"

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2022

Sathorn Vista, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments Bangkok
Sathorn Vista, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments Bangkok
5 out of 5
1 Sathorn Soi 3, South Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok, 10120
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (530 reviews)
"windows were not soundproof, ie. noisy hard to sleep even in high floor need more family facilities"

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2022

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