Step out of your Bangkok hotel into a dizzying street scene: the colour, scent and chatter of the Thai capital hits you immediately. Heavily populated, highly exotic and at times quixotic, there is a story to discover on every street.
Experience the high life at Bangkok’s smart hotels, restaurants, malls and rooftop bars dotting the twinkling, skyscraper-lined skyline. Immerse yourself in street life by taking tours of the city, visiting the floating markets, watching a Thai kickboxing match or tasting the fantastic street food. Delve into Thai culture by touring perfectly preserved sites such as the Grand Palace, Old City and Wat Arun and Wat Pho temples – many Bangkok hotels will arrange tours. And when night falls, only the tired and the prudish stay in their accommodation: Bangkok “ladyboy” shows and night markets are a sight everyone should see.
Many visitors to Thailand will stop by its capital, which is well-equipped for tourists with its attractive prices, sightseeing opportunities, non-stop entertainment, fantastic street food and array of hotels. Bangkok offers a vibrant and contrasting tapestry of life – it is a “city of smiles” renowned not just for its beautiful Buddhist temples but for its colourful nightlife and persistent street hawkers.