Bangkok

Travel Guide
Sukhumvit which includes landscape views, central business district and night scenes
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.

Where to stay in Bangkok

Solitaire Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
Solitaire Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
4.5 out of 5
75/23 Sukhumvit 13, Bangkok, 10110
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The price is AU$87 per night from 3 Aug. to 4 Aug.
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 their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (875 reviews)
"Great location. Clean. Fair price."

Reviewed on 26 Jun. 2022

Solitaire Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21
Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21
5 out of 5
2, Sukhumvit Soi 19 (Wattana), Sukhumvit Rd., Klongtoey Nua, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10110
The price is AU$166 per night from 26 Jul. to 27 Jul.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,015 reviews)
"Great location very near to BTS and MRT. Hotel connected to Terminal 21 shopping mall. Got a free room upgrade. Buffet breakfast was good. The water heater can be improve , can't provide constant hot water."

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2022

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21
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 AU$167 per night from 27 Jul. to 28 Jul.
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 their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (964 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay at the hotel. We booked the hotel out of convenience to catch an early morning flight, and that's exactly what we got! A quick check-in and a quick check-out. At all of the other hotels (all 5 stars) we stayed at in Thailand, this was certainly the smoothest! The staff are very ..."

Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2022

Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel
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 8 Bangkok
Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok
4 out of 5
77/7 Sukhumvit 8, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10110
The price is AU$58 per night from 19 Jul. to 20 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (642 reviews)
"Staff was very helpful. The room was very clean. The breakfast was good. More than what I expected from a hotel that costs this much!"

Reviewed on 3 Jul. 2022

Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok
Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok
Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok
4 out of 5
No 115 Sukhumvit 55, Thonglor, Sukhumvit Road, Klongton Nua, Bangkok, 10110
The price is AU$139 per night from 1 Aug. to 2 Aug.
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 Wonderful! (761 reviews)
Work and Chill out.
"Clean room with Kitchen and Fridge. Staff super friendly and attentive. Reception staff will help with pinting and work you might have to do. Basically excellent relaxing place to stay."

Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2022

Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok
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
The price is AU$168 per night from 23 Jul. to 24 Jul.
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! (522 reviews)
"windows were not soundproof, ie. noisy hard to sleep even in high floor need more family facilities"

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2022

Sathorn Vista, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments 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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