Ride along the Chao Phraya River, look up at the glowing hues of the skyline, then wander through embellished temples and see humble monks – this city deserves your time. Venture through bustling street markets and soak up the spiritual atmosphere.
The magic of Bangkok can be found on every street corner, book flights to Bangkok to discover it for yourself. Stroll along Khao San Road during the day for fruit stalls, intricate jewellery, clothing and bargain beauty treatments. At night, see it change into a party scene, with vibrant colours, roaring music and street food. On holidays to Bangkok, visit the captivating Grand Palace and the mesmerising Wat Pho – a gigantic, reclining golden Buddha. Enjoy a boat ride on the river, through contrasting shanty houses and breath taking temples. Remember to buy bread from locals to feed the gigantic fish in the waters.
Soak up the magic of the city along and on the Chao Phraya River. See the city skyline on a water-taxi ferry and take in the gems of glistening temples and stilted shanty shacks. Book a stay at the Millennium Hilton for mesmerising views, with a spot right next to the river. Glide through shimmering waters by long-tail boat, then hop off on the east bank to see The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
Take in this thriving area for the best of shopping, eateries and energetic nightlife. Enjoy the modern side of the city, with Thai elements scattered here and there. With its air-conditioned malls, party-going clubs and restaurant hot spots, discover the entertainment district. Stay at the Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit for just a short walk to the skytrain and luscious pool to cool off in after a busy leisure day. From brands to bargains and plenty of choice nearby, you can treat yourself whatever your budget.
Party place by night and financial hub by day. Enjoy a spot of retail therapy by day before getting yourself glammed up for some fine-dining and cocktails on the town. Or get ready to make your way to Patpong for the night markets and see the other side of Bangkok. For spectacular panoramic views from a fascinating rooftop bar, stay at the Banyan Tree Bangkok. Revel in the charm of this city retreat. Choose the underground, skytrain or walk further afield to discover sightseeing gems.
Explore the wonderfully huge, always open, Pratunam market. From trinket treasures to Thai food treats, wander around for hours. Or discover the incredible shopping at The Platinum Fashion Mall or Indra Square. Visit the Baiyoke Tower for wondrous views from the highest rooftop in Bangkok. If you’re into your tech – take a trip to the Pantip Plaza for everything technological at fabulous prices. Stay at the Amari Watergate for its brilliant location in the commercial district and serene spa.
Take a city break for the best shopping in Bangkok. From the MBK shopping centre and Siam Paragon, to the street markets stands and stalls, Siam is abundant with mixing and matching. Enjoy the Pathumwan Princess Hotel a sanctuary within the heart of the capital. Bask in the pool or absorb the tranquility of the spa after a bustling day out. The skytrain is close by, making it easy to venture out to the awe-inspiring temples and traditional Thai areas.
Just a couple of hours south of the capital, discover the exotic beaches in Pattaya. See the beautiful Nong Nooch tropical botanical garden, lounge on Jomtien beach and stroll along the Walking street for the lively nightlife. Kickback at the AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa, in the quieter area of Pattaya beach and in walking distance of the entertainment area. After relaxing on paradise beaches, visit the mesmerising Sanctuary of Truth temple and experience the floating market.
A few hours south of Bangkok, boast the white sands and azure seas of Hua Hin beach. Bask in tranquil surroundings before venturing out to the vibrant nightlife. See the mesmerising Wat Huay Mongkol temple, visit the Khao Takiab – also known as Chopstick Hill and wander through the Hua Hin night market. Book a stay at the Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, for a stay on the beach, with cocktail sipping views of the Gulf of Thailand.