Bangkok welcomes an overwhelming number of visitors and it doesn’t take long to realize the city’s attraction. Bangkok is a city of contrasts with something different at every turn; gleaming temples, tuk tuks running down bustling streets, longtail boats and floating markets. Food is also a highlight of this remarkable city, from local dishes served at humble street stalls to haute cuisine at romantic rooftop restaurants. Bangkok’s famous nightlife, from cabarets to exotic red-light districts, makes this city a destination must!
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- Grand Palace & Wat Prakeaw
- Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn)
- Floating Market
- Chinatown (Yaowarat)
- Wat Pho
- Chao Phraya River & Waterways
- Chatuchak Weekend Market
- Khao San Road
- Soi Cowboy
- Asiatique The Riverfront
- Soi Rambuttri
Bangkok’s time zone is ICT (Indochina Time): UTC/GMT+07:00.
The weather in Bangkok is cool between November and February. In November, the sun normally shines for 8 hours per day, with temperatures generally settling between 24°C and 31°C. The daily average temperature for Bangkok is usually around 28°C and there’s a good chance of a shower, so pack a raincoat just in case.
The currency used in Bangkok is the Thai Baht.
Bangkok’s traffic is notorious – with good reason. It’s very easy to get caught up in gridlock traffic any time of the day or night, and wastes a lot of valuable time in the process. However, with excellent and modern public transport systems in place, Bangkok is surprisingly easy to navigate your way around. The Skytrain (BTS) and underground (MRT) rail systems connect the main shopping, entertainment and business areas of the city, while river taxis and express boats can be used to explore many historic sites and attractions at the riverside. Taxis are cheap and appear on virtually every corner at almost any time. Tuk-tuks, once a big Bangkok attraction, are slowly disappearing in favour of more comfortable transport, but are still worth a ride at least once.