• Banyan Tree Bangkok Rooftop

Bangkok Holidays

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 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.

Add to your city break by visiting nearby Singapore, or for an easy combination of city and beach, head by road to Hua Hin or Pattaya.

Destination Highlights
  • The Royal Grand Palace and Temples
  • People watching in Khao San Road
  • Floating markets
  • Trendy rooftop bars
  • Affordable luxuries - massages, tailors and private drivers

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know that everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Oriental Residence Bangkok

Bangkok

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£939 pp

Oriental Residence Bangkok

AVANI Riverside, Bangkok

Bangkok

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£829 pp

AVANI Riverside, Bangkok

Shangri-La Bangkok

Bangkok

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,149 pp

Shangri-La Bangkok
Unique

Shanghai Mansion

Bangkok

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£779 pp

Shanghai Mansion

Time Zone

+7 GMT

Flight Time

Direct flights are available with Thai Airways, Eva Air and British Airways, all offering a direct daily services from London Heathrow to Bangkok. Approx 11 hours direct from London

Currency

Thai Baht

Visa Information

British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for stays under 30 days

Language

Thai - English is widely spoken

Health Information

No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations.

There are many sights and activities in Bangkok, so many that you could spend several weeks here and still not see everything that this vibrant city has to offer. Most people will visit the city for an average of 4 days so it really is worth thinking ahead and planning what you want to do with your time. We’d recommend ensuring that at some point you have some down time; visit one of the many parks in the city or take a seat in one of the glamorous roof top bars and just watch as life goes by.

  • Royal Grand Palace Bangkok

    Stand in awe of this stunning palace, once home to the Thai royal family. Be sure to take in this spectacular sight on your visit to Bangkok.

  • Floating Market

    This is an exciting and fun way to see the local life and to go bargain hunting.

  • Kanchanaburi - River Kwai Float House Tour

    With a variety of activities and excursions, this is a great option for visitors who want to know more about the history of this fascinating area.

  • Ayutthaya Wat Mahathad

    Ancient Ayutthaya by River Cruise

    Once the proud and powerful ancient capital of Siam, this is a wonderful opportunity to visit this magnificent site.

  • Temple of the Dawn Wat Arun

    Wat Arun

    Standing along the banks of the Chao Praya River is the stunning Wat Arun also known as The Temple of Dawn.

Select month

Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bangkok
32ºC
10mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bangkok
33ºC
10mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bangkok
34ºC
50mm

Average weather in April

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bangkok
35ºC
110mm

Average weather in May

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bangkok
34ºC
180mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bangkok
33ºC
180mm

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bangkok
33ºC
180mm

Average weather in August

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bangkok
33ºC
170mm

Average weather in September

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bangkok
32ºC
220mm

Average weather in October

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bangkok
32ºC
190mm

Average weather in November

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bangkok
31ºC
40mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bangkok
31ºC
10mm
  • Jas, Destination Specialist

    Jas

    Destination Specialist

    “Head up Lebua at State Tower for amazing views of the city, it's free to visit the viewing platform. See where the famous scene from The Hangover Part II was filmed.”

  • Melody, Destination Specialist

    Mel

    Destination Specialist

    “Don't be afraid to use a taxi, they're super cheap! Make sure that you tell the driver to use the meter though. Alternatively, tuk tuks are a fun way of getting around and they only cost a little more.”

  • Verity, General Manager

    Verity

    General Manager

    “From the moment you arrive, you’ll notice the customary greeting of palms pressed together in a prayer-like bow. Don’t be shy - return the gesture and the higher your hands are pressed towards your face, the more respect you’ll show.”

Types of Bangkok holidays

Bangkok Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

The Grand Palace is on Na Phra Lan Road in the old city of Bangkok, close to the banks of the Chao Phraya River. You can get there by taxi, SkyTrain, or car. You can also take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to the Chang Pier. 

Flights to Bangkok take approximately 11 hours and 25 minutes. There are currently around four flights a day from London Heathrow direct to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok with Thai Airways, British Airways and EVA Air. There are various in-direct options from other UK airports. 

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