A Complete Bangkok Travel Guide
One of the most visited honeymoon destinations in the world, Bangkok is a busy metropolis with rich heritage and culture. Not only couples but every traveler can enjoy the warm hospitality at this gateway of Thailand. From glittering temples to modern skyscrapers, flashy shopping malls, themed parks and aquariums, beautifully landscaped gardens, pristine beaches, beautiful islands, great street food, adventurous water sports, floating markets, and recreational nightlife Bangkok has something for everyone.
With a blend of strange flavors and aromas, Thai cuisine is one of the most popular dishes in the world, and you can experience authentic Thai cuisine in almost every corner of Bangkok.
You can find many famous and beautiful Buddhist temples, worship Lord Buddha, as well as temples of other religions, mosques, and churches. However, what attracts people most in this city is its infinite shopping options from some of the best street markets to splendid shopping malls, where you can shop forever and then go to the food court for a mouth-watering dining experience.
Best Time to Explore Bangkok
Bangkok has a warm and humid climate throughout the year as it is located in a tropical region. You can go to Bangkok at any time of the year, it is an ideal place to spend your holidays. Each season has a unique charm and the city is in its most beautiful location all month of the year. The best time to visit Bangkok is between November and March, this is the time when most tourists prefer to visit Bangkok.
December to February: December to February: Considered the ‘coldest month’, it is a good time to visit Bangkok. Sometimes after evening, the temperature drops below 20 degrees Celsius
March to May: These are the summer times in Bangkok. If you visit Bangkok between 13 and 15 April, you can experience the Thai New Year celebrations, With great festivities and joy. We recommend carrying your sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, and buying a hat there!
May to October: Considered Bangkok’s ‘low season, this is the best time to visit the city, you can also get some great deals on hotels and travel. Frequent rains can not prevent tourists from engaging in indoor activities like shopping, visiting aquariums and temples as well as recreational complexes.
Things To Do In Bangkok
The Bangkok beaches are filled with adventure activities. You can visit Coral Island, where you will find various water adventure sports like scuba diving and aerial adventures. Hot air balloons and wind sailing are two of the most famous activities on the island, all safety guidelines are followed by the professionals. Water scooters are also available for rent at sea or rent a boat to spend quality time with your family or partner while traveling at sea.
Explore The Floating Markets:
The floating markets are one of the most famous wonders of Bangkok, you should keep this attraction spot on your bucket list, and you should take a tour once. You can hire a small boat to explore the market, here you will get fresh fruits and vegetables, local handcrafts, and small items sold by Thai people. Floating markets usually open early in the morning and are crowded with tourists, so you are advised to arrive by 8 am.
Attend The Loy Krathong Festival:
If you go to Bangkok in November, you can participate in this fast. One of the most popular and celebrated ceremonies in Thailand, based on the lunar month, is usually held in November. The Goddess of Water is worshipped in this holly event, people pray and pay their respects with incense sticks, flowers, candles on banana leaves, and float in the river. Thousands of candles are floating in the river, it is really amazing to see it from the river bank.
Heart Out Shopping:
All malls and retail outlets offer their sales throughout the year. The malls also have many free special workshops on cooking, make-up, and children’s activities as part of their marketing campaign, which is open to both locals and tourists. Spend some buffer time exploring Bangkok’s famous night markets, they offer great deals on clothes, jewelry, and more.
Mouth-watering street food:
You can find many street food vendors as well luxury restaurants in this beautiful city. Here you can get veg and nonveg delicious food menu from seafood to BBQ, sweets to salads, Bangkok offers a variety of street food.
Enjoy The Nightlife:
Bangkok is a very popular tourist destination, many parks and clubs have been opened to entertain tourists from all over the world. There are many options you can explore, such as karaoke bars, the best musical bands, comedy acts, and more. Many restaurants have special dining and buffet offers including a live performance for entertainment, so you don’t have to pay extra.
Tips To Visit Bangkok
Here are a few tips to enhance your experience, that you should remember when planning to visit Bangkok.
Packing: You don’t need to pack any heavy woolen cloth, because the climate is warm. If you are mainly planning to visit the beaches of Bangkok, then light clothing is enough. Smart formal and casual wears are preferable for Bangkok’s restaurants and entertainment spots, so make sure you’re carrying some.
Hotel: Like anywhere else in the world, you can always get a good deal if you reserve your hotel rooms in advance. Hotel rents can be more expensive than usual during the festive season. So book a hotel 3 to 4 months before your trip.
Visa: Bangkok offers on-arrival visa facilities for the convenience of travelers, so you do not have to think about applying for a visa before planning your vacation. You can also apply for a visa before going to Bangkok.
Transportation: The local cabs and Tuk-Tuks (Auto Rickshaws) are easily available in Bangkok for commuting short distances travel. The Bangkok Metro connects all major destinations in the city very conveniently, and it is most pocket-friendly too.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a visa to travel to Bangkok?
Yes, you need a visa to travel to Bangkok. You can use the Visa on Arrival facility to get a visa, which is available to citizens of many countries (check if your country is listed, on the official website of Bangkok Immigration). You can also get a pre-approval for a visa before going to Bangkok.
I am a vegetarian, can vegetarian food be available in Bangkok?
Yes, Bangkok is a popular tourist destination, you can get all kinds of food. Vegetarian food is easily available at all popular food courts, street food stalls, and restaurants in Bangkok.
How many days do I have to plan for a trip to Bangkok?
Generally, 3-5 days is enough to explore the city of Bangkok. If you want to see other cities in Thailand like Pattaya, Koh-Samui and many more, you can plan for 2-3 more days.
What is the currency of Bangkok? Is Indian rupee accepted there?
Thai Baht is the official currency of Thailand. You can exchange your Indian Rupees in Thai Baht at foreign exchange outlets, they are scattered all over the city.