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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

The Royal Grand Palace
Na Phra Lan Road, Bangkok

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!

Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha)
661 Charoen Krung Rd, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok

Wat Traimit, also known as "The Temple of the Golden Buddha", is a Royal temple located in the Chinatown area of Bangkok. It is famous for being home to the world's largest solid gold Buddha image. The image is more than three meters tall, weighs about five and a half tons and is most likely some 700 to 800 years old. This is a good place to kick off your visit to Chinatown.

Yaowarat Road
Yaowarat Road, Bangkok

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.

Phahurat Road
Phahurat Road, Bangkok

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.

Step One Tailor
1086/18 Charoen Krung Road, Bangkok

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

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.


"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"

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