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Destination:

Bangkok

Bangkok

Dynamic, exotic and richly cosmopolitan, Bangkok is one of Southeast Asia’s most vibrant travel destinations. As a city of contrasts, this cultural epicentre entices millions of travellers each year to its bountiful markets, luxury hotels, stunning scenery and tantalising cuisine. Where ancient and modern coincide, Bangkok’s glorious golden temples and world-class skyscrapers await. Revel in the frenetic pace as you soak up the sights, shop until you drop then tuk-tuk around town for a zesty slice of Bangkok’s indulgent and risqué nightlife.

Find your trip

Bangkok
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Grand Palace

Home to the famous Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand, the Grand Palace is a spiritual hub and glorious architectural feat. Get in early to bypass the bustle and crowds, and remember to show respect by wearing long pants – no shorts allowed!

Address
Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

Directly adjacent the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew is known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and is the most sacred Buddhist temple in the country. It houses the magnificent statue of the Emerald Buddha, carved from a single piece of jade.

Address
Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
Yaowarat Road

Also known as Bangkok’s Chinatown, this is a bustling, frenetic, neon artery featuring an impressive trail of Chinese and oriental-inspired eateries and restaurants. Savour some of the best dim sum lunches in all of South East Asia.

Address
Yaowarat Road, Bangkok
Phahurat Road

Just a short stretch away from Yaowarat, sizzle the taste buds with the region’s hallmark Indian fare - not to mention a spicy array of Pakistani and Punjabi delicacies.

Address
Phahurat Road, Bangkok

Step One Tailor

A custom tailor serving you in a relaxed atmosphere. Take your pick from pants, blouses, suits, overcoats and much more.

Address
1086/18 Charoen Krung Road, Bangkok
Clothing & Tailors

Bangkok is known for its inexpensive clothing and talented tailoring industry. There are tailor shops throughout the city, but it is best to ask around for reputable places. Some tailor shops will take your money, but will not deliver quality products.

Best Time To Visit

If you are looking to avoid holiday crowds, you should visit Bangkok in November and early December. However, note that Bangkok is generally very busy. Rainfall is highest in September and October but the climate is hot and humid throughout the year, making Bangkok the perfect year-round destination.

Passport/Visa

"Visitors to Thailand need a valid passport and in some cases a visa to enter the country. Nationals of 57 countries are allowed to be in the country from 14 to 90 days without a visa. Nationals of other 21 countries including China, India and Saudi Arabia are granted a visa on arrival, while the remaining need a visa in advance. Check the website below for further information: www.thaiembassy.com/visa/thailand-visa.php"