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Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is among the world’s most popular tourist destinations.
Known as the ‘City of Angels’ Bangkok has all the ingredients for an exciting holiday – with its spectacular temples and historical sites, attractive and lively street life and nightlife, delightful culture, restaurants and bars, not to forget its famous Thai hospitality and warm friendliness, where the ‘Land of Smiles’ nickname is derived.
There are seemingly countless things to do in the capital, including sightseeing at temples, shopping at the local mega-malls, wild nightlife and rooftop bars, open-air markets such as Chatuchak, and various attractions. With well over 2000 accommodation options, looking for the best place to stay in Bangkok can be overwhelming; but there is no one Bangkok best hotel. Whether you’re a backpacker looking into cheap hotels or homestays, or a first-class flier hoping to find a place at a top quality hotel, the ‘City of Angels’ has it all.
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
The Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is a popular 5-star hotel with luxurious facilities and amenities and best value top-class service. It is easily accessible by car or the BTS Skytrain, the most convenient public transport service in the city, with the hotel located right in the heart of Bangkok’s shopping and entertainment district. It has direct access to Siam Paragon Shopping Center through the sky bridge.
Its rooms are spacious and oh-so-comfortable, some have a balcony for relaxation, fully air-conditioned rooms with en suite bathrooms, some with a rain shower. There is free wifi, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, a luxury spa with a sauna steam room, concierge service and airport transfers, amazing food from its restaurant offering fine dining and in-room dining. The executive accommodation has a number of complimentary benefits like buffet breakfast, all-day refreshments, afternoon tea and evening cocktails, at the same price. Top these all with extremely helpful staff, you get assured of a relaxing or recharging stay per night at this 5-star hotel in Bangkok.
The Praya Palazzo, another five-star hotel in Bangkok, is an elegant mansion along the Chao Phraya River. With its perfect location in the city centre, it’s like an exquisite oasis in the middle of bustling Bangkok. Its facilities include free Wifi, a 15-metre riverside outdoor swimming pool and an art gallery, Italian architecture-inspired air-conditioned rooms, each private bathroom furnished with premium spa toiletries and hot water showers. There is also a library filled with reading materials on Thai culture and history. Its dining service (commented as “faultless”) facilities offer outstanding authentic Thai and Mediterranean cuisines for either indoor or romantic (ala Venice) riverside dining and daily breakfast.
This five-star hotel in Bangkok has easy access to the Rajathiwas Temple Pier, Phra Athit Pier and Suvarnabhumi Airpot, with a local mobile phone provided during your stay and a 24-hour private river ferry to/from the hotel, adding to its convenient location. Staff provide great, attentive service, cementing a remarkable best value stay per night.
Chakrabongse Villas. Chakrabongse Villas is one other five-star hotel in Bangkok that is interestingly located near the Chao Phraya River where spacious rooms have splendid views of the Wat Arun. It has air-conditioned rooms and suites luxuriously furnished even with a mini-bar plus seating areas, with a private bathroom each. Its outdoor swimming pool is a landscape pool and lovely gardens showcasing the famous Thai orchids. It has a spa providing traditional Thai massage. The hotel is a comfortable walk away from the Royal Palace and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. The 24-hour front desk can arrange day trips; there is a gift shop on-site and bikes for rent, too. The great location of this hotel is its popularity for biking around it. Dining facilities provide Thai specialities and an outdoor dining pavilion where guests can dine while gazing at entrancing views of the Chao Phraya river per night. With very helpful staff as well.
All of the five-star and 4-star hotels in Bangkok have similar amenities and best value facilities, like at least one outdoor pool or two. Guests are assured of relaxed and pleasant stays per night in plush environments. If you factor in currency conversion, the average price of a stay per night even in these luxurious, posh 5-star hotels in Bangkok is not that high compared to say, London or other big cities in Europe and the US. You can see that visiting Bangkok isn’t that far-fetched for you or you and your family!
Bangkok has cheaper hotels, too, with an average price well within the reach of many visitors. At the same time, without scrimping costs for facilities and amenities to provide guests with the necessary comforts.
Glow Sukhumvit 71 is a very nice hotel in Bangkok in the Sukhumvit district near the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center and Emporium Shopping Mall. It features a fitness center, free Wifi and free parking for its guests. Its facilities assure guests of an enjoyable and comfortable stay per night while visiting Bangkok. Other establishments nearby are Arab Street, Central Embassy, Lumpini Park and Pratunam Market.
Metro Hotel Ratchada 36 is another small star hotel in Bangkok with complete facilities and amenities for a vacationer or business traveller with free Wifi and a fitness center. It caters to family or group travellers, as well, with family rooms, a children’s playground and a kids’ club for its guests. Guests can look forward to fun visiting Bangkok landmarks and spots and relaxing back at this nice hotel per night.
These budget hotels in Bangkok have an average price that will enable you to experience ease and convenience while visiting Bangkok without making a hole in your pocket.
Where to stay in Bangkok? In the city centre, Siam Square and Sukhumvit are the best areas; anywhere along with one of the longest boulevards in Bangkok. With easy access to all parts of the city via the BTS or MRT train system, you can walk the various sky bridges and hop on/off the metro. Bangkok Riverside sits alongside the Chao Phraya River that is very picturesque with its temples, historical monuments and the marvellous ornate Royal Palace.
Silom is in the city centre and infamous for its busy Patpong Night Market and Red Light District. By day Silom is a hectic business and financial district, but at night it morphs into the lively party scene. Additionally, the Khao San Road area is also known as party central. Perfect for budget travellers and backpackers, with tons of affordable stays, it is in close proximity to the major attractions.
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is among the world’s most popular tourist city destinations. There are seemingly countless things to do in the capital, including sightseeing all the main attractions, shopping at the local mega-malls, wild nightlife and rooftop bars, open-air markets such as Chatuchak, and other tourist attractions. With well over 2000 accommodation options, looking for the best place to stay in Bangkok can be overwhelming. There is no one Bangkok best hotel. Whether you’re a backpacker looking into cheap hotels or homestay, or a first-class flier hoping to find a place at the best hotel in Bangkok, the City of Angels has it all.
Bangkok weather is warm all year round. The best time to visit Bangkok is from November to March during the dry season when the weather is cooler. May is the hottest month when the heat in the city feels like a pressure cooker until its relief arrives with the wet season. If travelling during the hot season, it’s recommended that you book accommodation with a swimming pool.
Bangkok weather is warm all year round. The best time to visit Bangkok is from November to March during the dry season when the weather is cooler. May is the hottest month when the heat in the city feels like a pressure cooker until it relief arrives with the wet season. If travelling during the hot season, it’s recommended that you book accommodation with a swimming pool.
The Grand Palace. With a nice location on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, in the heart of Bangkok, the Grand Palace is i really grand building and one of the tourism icons not just of Bangkok but Thailand. Constructed in an attractive blend of Thai and European architecture, this was the former residence of the kings of Siam although it is currently used just for royal ceremonies. The Grand Palace is actually a complex composed of buildings, halls, gardens and courtyards and one must-see when visiting Bangkok!
The place is open from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm daily with an entrance fee of 400 Baht.
Victory Monument in Bangkok. This monument was built by the military government in 1941. It is now surrounded by vibrant malls, restaurants and nightlife scenes, transforming it into the most bustling transportation hub in the city. The restaurants and shops are easy on the pocket, making the area popular among tourists and locals to hang out in.
Victory Monument is open every Tuesday, Friday: 6:30 pm to 10 pm; and Saturday: 5 pm to 8:30 pm.
Wat Pho. Also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho is the largest temple in Bangkok and houses the majestic reclining Buddha statue of 46 metres in length.
Wat Pho is also regarded as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. On your visit, you could try having a Thai massage here, where the procedure incorporates yoga postures and moves.
Hua Lamphong Railway Station. Officially the Bangkok Railway Station, Hua Lamphong Station is the central station in Bangkok and is located in the city centre in the Pathum Wan District.
All Thailand’s train lines except the one to Kanchanaburi run from here. This is where you get a train to the popular Thailand destinations of Chiang Mai, Surat Thani, Ayutthaya, Nong Khai or the borders with Laos, Cambodia or Malaysia.
Bangkok is also called the “Shopping Capital of Asia.” These are the most popular among Bangkoks’s shopping markets, some of which are airy with natural light, all with shops offering all kinds of goods at the best price and with good quality.
For hotels in Bangkok near the airport, check out the Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. It is a popular 4.5-star hotel featuring a free airport shuttle and is only 1.1 km from the airport. Other options close to the airport include Vismaya Suvarnabhumi Hotel and Avagard Capsule Hotel – Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Bangkok is one city where a night or two will not be enough. The beauty of the place gets revealed not just in the temples or day tours but getting in to the local way of life. And that definitely is worth staying for more than a week!
The best areas and neighbourhoods to stay in Bangkok are:Sukhumvit – for shopping, markets, easy access to the SkytrainRiverside – near many of Bangkok’s best hotels and top cultural attractionsKhao San – many cheap to mid-range hotels and near some cultural attractions, tooSilom – “Bangkok’s Wall Street” at daytime, from the late afternoon to evening comes alive with street life, sidewalk stalls and street food vendors, in close proximity to the Patpong “Red-light district”Bangkok Old Town, aka Rattanakosin – historic area and home to the most revered historical attractions, small and ideal for walkingDusit – the political centre of Thailand, home to the National Parliament, the Royal Palace, the National Library, Ancient Clock Museum and the Dusit ZooThonburi -a slower, more relaxed Bangkok where tourists get a glimpse of the traditional Thai lifestyle and culture, with floating markets and longtail boats plying the canals
Here are the most important things to do and NOT to do in Bangkok:DO stand up when the King’s Anthem is playedDo buy a bottle, NOT rounds of drinksDo NOT get on a parked taxiDo NOT carry your passport aroundDo NOT wear shorts or skirts or sleeveless shirts/blouses to a templeDo NOT Sit Next to a monk – for femalesDo NOT touch anyone on the headDo NOT Step On Thai moneyDo NOT Worry about ice and water to clean your mouth or fill your kettleDo NOT Forget to bring tissues – toilet paper is not common in markets and many local restaurants
Some of the best hotels in Bangkok as well-rated by travellers near the Grand Palace are: ASAI Bangkok Chinatown, 1905 Heritage Corner, Phan Fa Heritage, Bangkok Dream Apartments, Baankorrakang, Chakrabongse Villas, 37th at State Tower with river view, KANVELA HOUSE, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Kaya Heritage Hotel and Samsen Street Hotel.
According to traveller ratings, the best hotels in Bangkok near Central World are Centara Grand at Central World, Novotel Platinum Pratunam, Akara, Millennium Hilton, InterContinental, Mandarin Oriental, Eastern Grand Hotel Sathorn and the Athenee Hotel- a luxury collection hotel.
According to traveller ratings, the best 10 hotels in Bangkok for couples for a romantic stay are The Athenee Hotel – a luxury collection hotel, The Salil Hotel Sukhumvit 57 – Thonglor, Bangkok Marriott Hotel- The Surawongse, The Okura Prestige Bangkok, SO/ BANGKOK, The Siam, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, Salil Hotel Sukhumvit Soi 11 and Akara Hotel.
According to traveller ratings, these hotels in Bangkok were most recommended for families: The Salil Hotel Sukhumvit 57 – Thonglor, Bangkok Marriott Hotell- The Surawongse, Sukhumvit Park – Marriott Executive Apartments, JW Marriott Hotel, The Okura Prestige Bangkok, Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, The Twelve Hotel, Klapsons The River Residences Bangkok, Avani+ Riverside Hotel, and Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park.
These hotels are 4 stars, have been rated highly by travellers and all have an outdoor pool: Samsen Street Hotel, Riva Surya, Ratchadamnoen Residence, Navalai River Resort, Nouvo City Hotel, Villa De Khaosan by Chillax, Nanda Heritage Hotel and Casa Vimaya Riverside.
Those looking for hotels with the best views of Bangkok should opt for: River view: The Peninsula, Mandarin Oriental, Shangri-La, The Siam, Chakrabongse Villas Bangkok Skyline: The Okara Prestige, Banyan Tree, Shangri-La, InterContinental, Oriental Residence, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, Sivatel and Amara Bangkok.
For those on a budget looking for quality Bangkok hotel deals, these 2 & 3-star accommodations have been ranked as the best value by travellers on Tripadvisor: Rambuttri Village Inn & Plaza, Travelodge Sukhumvit 11, Ibis Bangkok Sukhumvit 4, Samran Place Hotel, Bangkok Loft Inn, Red Planet Asoke, iCheck Inn Silom, Klassique Sukhumvit, and Tara Place.
Based on traveller rating, the best LGBT-friendly stays in Bangkok hotels generally allow guests to bring visitors to their room, many have monthly LGBT events, are situated in good locations near LGBT-friendly bars and nightlife and have outdoor pools. Here are 10 of the best: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, Urbana Sathorn Serviced apartments, So Sofitel, Le Méridien, Amara Bangkok, W Bangkok, Sathorn Vista Mariott Executive Suites, Holiday Inn Express, I- Residence Silom and Trinity Silom.
Some of the highest-rated luxury hotels in Bangkok are The St Regis Hotel, Tower Club at Lebua, Banyan Tree Bangkok, The Siam, Shangri-La Hotel, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, Park Hyatt Bangkok, The Athenee Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences, The Peninsula Bangkok and Rosewood Hotel.
If it’s boutique Bangkok accommodation that you’re looking for, the following are recommended by several boutique review sites: Contemporary- The Siam, Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan, Hotel Once, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Heritage Style- Cabochon Hotel & Residence, 1905 Heritage Corner, Chakrabongse Villas, Bangkok Publishing Residence
Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand draws in thousands of visitors and travellers from all parts of the globe every year, all year through. It is not only the business and tourist hub of Southeast Asia, its development has kept its thousand-year-old culture in its architecture and traditions which have become the city’s landmarks and tourist attractions like the Grand Palace and the Wat Arun Temple. It is also known for its colourful street life and red-light districts, and in recent decades, Bangkok Thailand has become the annual go-to destination for shopping!
Generally, Bangkok Thailand is safe for tourists of all kinds. But it’s a bustling city and thus, a number of things could happen – petty theft, bag snatching, rip-offs by tuk-tuk or taxi drivers – which could be avoided by following the standard travelling protocols for safety.
You can get to enjoy a great value-for-money stay in Bangkok Thailand through the help of or advice from our travel specialists. They can easily get you hotel deals, discounts, hotel prices, room prices per night at locations and places you prefer.
Bangkok Thailand being the capital city would be more expensive than provincial destinations. But its popularity among travellers and guests is that there is a wide choice of star hotels accommodation and hotel prices and choose a hotel room to suit your budget. Besides, the famous Bangkok street life features the famous spicy and delicious Thai street food that is not only affordable but really cheap.
To recap the earlier reply on the fame of Bangkok, this amazing city has done a beautiful fusion of historical tradition and modern development. Traveller reviews all talk of the cultural and historical sights one wouldn’t have enough time to enjoy for just a few days. Buddhist temples like that of the Reclining Buddha, the Golden Buddha, the Emerald Buddha, to name three of the most impressive. Then there is the Grand Palace among several palaces that have been kept in good condition through the years and many museums. Not to forget strolling through the street markets with the air filled with the aroma and sizzle of delectable Thai street food in colourful and vibrant stalls. And the several hundreds of spas to choose from, to experience Thai massage at its best! One of the earliest attractions of Bangkok to tourists is its nightlife, and this scene has expanded radically in recent decades. There are numerous nightclubs, rooftop bars, cocktail bars, dance clubs and even an adult-themed party scene. Finally, the one word synonymous with Bangkok – shopping! Almost everything on sale is available at bargain prices, merchants do not give different price quotations to tourists and locals. There is now even an annual Bangkok Mega Sale which attracts travellers worldwide for that event alone!
The full ceremonial name of Bangkok is “Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit,” making Bangkok a Guinness book record holder as the city with the longest name.
A lot! Traveller reviews talk of couple’s massage treatments which are available as hotel deals in many hotels or any of the hundreds of spas in the city. You can have your night out in one of the city’s famous ro0ftop bars. You can have a Japanese onsen hot spring spa soak followed by a traditional Thai massage for luxurious pampering. If you want a lazy afternoon-to-evening out, there are cruises on the Chao Phraya River for dinner then cocktails – what could be more romantic than that?
The city itself has no beaches. The nearest beach is 2 hours away, sans heavy traffic.
It would depend on your lifestyle. Being a capital city, Bangkok would be more expensive than provincial places in Thailand but it is still affordable, more so if you compare it with European or North American cities.
Most cities have very clean places and areas that are not as clean. Bangkok is just a city. However, the streets are swept daily and usually, vendors wash their sidewalk spots with water as well.
Here are the ten cheap items to buy in Bangkok, as narrated by several reviews: 1) Flowers and Orchids 2) Tailor-made clothes 3) Computer Peripherals, DVDs and CDs (even legitimate ones) 4) Food – not just Thai but various cuisine choices 5) Fresh fruit 6) Thai silk 7) Shoes and Bags 8) Household Items 9) ceramics and pottery 10) coffee-based drinks.
A basic Thai meal would cost around 150 Baht on average, a bit higher for seafood. A plate of noodles would cost around 100 baht.
You cannot fully enjoy and appreciate Bangkok street life, markets, and food stalls, including some of its temples unless you go on foot!
Bangkok is approximately 1,569 square km.
Bangkok has become overpopulated from the movement of people from the provinces to the city. At the same time, medical progress has caused a decrease in the death rate and an increase in the birth rate.
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