Bangkok offers a fascinating blend of traditional and modern, bursting with vibrancy and making for the perfect stopover destination.
A trip to the city wouldn’t be complete without a spot of shopping; from swanky upmarket boutiques to authentic market stalls, there’s something for everyone. We recommend visiting one of the floating markets and immersing yourself in the chaos as the locals cook and sell you various treats as they paddle by. Another great way to see the city is by Tuk Tuk; hire a driver and spend a few hours hopping between the many stunning temples. For the best view in the house, head to a roof top bar and take in the sparkling scenes of the city at night time.
Bangkok’s dry season stretches from November to April. Temperatures are slightly more comfortable at the start of the season, and rise from mid February. April is usually the hottest month of the year, just before the start of the rainy season.
Our favourite time to visit Bangkok is between November and March, when temperatures are a little lower and there is less rain and humidity. For a true taste of Thai culture, April’s Songkran festival (Thai New Year) is also popular.
The rainy season starts in May and peaks in September and October. Humidity is high during the peak of the rainy season, and showers are usually short but heavy.View all hotels in Bangkok