A fiercely cosmopolitan city that mingles natural beauty with big city pleasures, Bangkok has long been a favourite tourist destination. Your first impression of Bangkok may be formed by the appearance of bright lights, massive skyscrapers and traffic-filled streets; however on closer inspection, you will find that there are still small nooks that embody the warm, tranquil Thai culture. Although this vibrant city is great to visit all year long, finding cheap flights to Bangkok from AU$157 comes down to knowing when the best time is.
From November to January the peak season hits in Bangkok. Visitors flock to the area during this time because of the beautifully warm days, which make touring the ancient temples, enjoying the many festivals and dining in the chicest outdoor restaurants all the more pleasurable.
From May to October Bangkok experiences its shoulder season. During these months the weather cools down a bit, the rain begins to fall and the humidity rises. Because of this, many tourists avoid the city making inexpensive flights and accommodations easier to find.
The off season from February to April is a great time to visit Bangkok if you enjoy a lot of sunshine and heat. Tourism during this period drops and so does the price of flying. Although the cheap flights in themselves might be appealing, this is also a wonderful time to go for the exposure to local culture, especially during the Songkran festival, or Thai New Year celebration.
Distance: 30km east of Bangkok
Also referred to as the New Bangkok Airport, this international hub offers numerous ground transport options. Taxis, public buses and a rail link are all reasonably-priced options. Alternatively, you can rent a car or limousine service for a slightly higher rate.
Online resources for your travel to Bangkok
The official Bangkok tourism guide offers information on local attractions, where to shop and dine, fun places to visit and relax. Additionally they provide details on the location, necessary visas, climate and topography, as well as photos and an event calendar.The Met Office website provides up-to-date information on the current weather in Bangkok, as well as a five-day forecast.
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