Bangkok travel guide and hotels
Southeast Asia’s most exciting city is also the Number one favourite destination for readers of the Conde Naste 2010 travel poll. From the sparkling grandeur of the Grand Palace and rich legacy of exotic temples, to the naughty nightlife and exceptional shopping, Bangkok has it all.
Plan and book your Bangkok travel with this comprehensive 100-page online travel guide.
Take a tuktuk across town to the old Bangkok of grand palaces, soaring pagodas, teak mansions and gaudy temples, Bangkok is Thailand’s showcase…click and read more
Ever been shopping on a floating market? Explore Siam’s old capital at Ayuthaya – a world heritage site – or see Thailand’s best sights in a single cultural theme park…click and read more
One night in Bangkok? Make that several nights with the Thai capital’s fine dining, lively bars, thumping clubs and, of course, lots of sexy company…click and read more
Hospitality is a Thai speciality and some of the world’s best value accommodation is found in Bangkok, where you can check into a five star hotel for the price of a three star…click and find good deals
Top 20 Recommended
Bangkok is a travel city in which to spoil yourself, either in some of the world’s best rated hotels (according to Conde Naste), or in a good value Sukhumwit hotel. Even backpackers enjoy private rooms and sociable guesthouses on Khao San Road. Then there is the exceptional dining with international cuisine at prices everyone afford. And afterwards…a massage perhaps, pubbing, or a look in on the go go bars of Patpong and Nana Plaza, there’s certainly something satisfying for everyone in Bangkok. We’ve teamed up with Agoda to offer you quick and instant booking on more than 400 Bangkok hotels, often at unbeatable rates anywhere on the web!
Bangkok travel highlights
Established as the new capital 200 years ago, Bangkok has become one of Asia’s most important cities, where culture, history and modern sophistication curiously co-exist. The Grand Palace, Wat Po and Wat Arun are must seen sites from Bangkok’s illustrious past, along with Vinmanmek Teak Palace, Jim Thompson’s House, the Golden Mount and Giant Swing. These are all found over the Old Town, along with the intriguing bohemia of Khao San Road. Of course shopping is another highlight either in the plush Malls of Ratchaprasong district or back lanes of Chatujak market and Chinatown. And what would Bangkok be without its night attractions of the red light districts, Sukhumwit Road and sky-high bars?
Cruising the Chao Phraya to Ayutthaya
The vast expanses of the Chao Phraya River were in ancient times simply known as Maenam which translates as river. In later eras the waterway became known as the River of Kings. It is formed by the confluence of the Ping and Nan rivers 250kms to the north of Bangkok. On its southerly journey the Chao Phraya flows past the ancient royal city of Ayutthaya and Bangkok’s iconic landmarks of the Grand Palace and the Temple of Dawn before emptying into the Gulf of Thailand. …more