• Banyan Tree Bangkok Rooftop

Bangkok Holidays

Your bespoke holiday in Bangkok will offer you an almost hyperactive blend of traditional and modern, bursting with urban energy and authentic charm. Bangkok is perhaps the ultimate city break holiday with its combination of culture, shopping and nightlife. From the grace of chanting monks at the gleaming golden pagoda of Wat Saket to the smiling faces of street hawkers as they slice up exotic fruits or serve steaming noodles, you’ll be dazzled by the friendly welcome in Bangkok.

We highly recommend you experience Bangkok by cruising along the Chao Phraya River on a private or local water taxi. From shiny shopping arcades to traditional wooden stilt houses, you will see a true panorama of life in this fascinating Asian city from the water. Alternatively, why not take a tuk tuk? It’s the best way to navigate the city as you hop between the many historical sites and intricately decorated temples such as Wat Phra Kaew – the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

Bangkok holidays for a city of glittering contrasts

Bangkok nightlife is legendary. After a day of visiting temples we highly recommend that you head to a rooftop bar and watch the sun as it sets over the bustling streets. Not only will you get amazing views of the glittering city after dark, the rule is the higher the rooftop, the better the bar.

Of course, your holiday to Bangkok wouldn’t be complete without a spot of shopping; from upmarket boutiques to authentic market stalls, there’s something for everyone. Try the MBK Center and the Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin Night Market; you’ll find everything from high fashion to authentic souvenirs.

Enhance your Bangkok holidays with a visit to Kanchanaburi or the historic capital of Ayutthaya. There are so many things to do in Thailand you will probably want to combine your city break with some beach time at nearby Hua Hin or fly a bit further to Ko Samui.

Destination Highlights
  • Bangkok’s floating markets are a photographer’s dream, whether you visit on foot or take a river cruise
  • The Grand Palace complex situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River is one of the most popular things to do in Thailand
  • To describe the Chatuchak Market as one of the largest markets in the world is no exaggeration - this truly is a shopping paradise
  • Muay Thai Boxing is a fun attraction during your Bangkok holiday. Watch a local training session or have a go yourself

Our favourite hotels

Browse our favourite places to stay in Bangkok. From boutique properties to internationally renowned hotels - we are here to help you find the perfect accommodation.

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Oriental Residence Bangkok

Bangkok

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 £999  pp

Oriental Residence Bangkok
Swimming Pool

AVANI Riverside, Bangkok

Bangkok

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 £1,199  pp

AVANI Riverside, Bangkok
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Shangri-La Bangkok

Bangkok

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 £2,599  pp

Shangri-La Bangkok
Unique

Shanghai Mansion

Bangkok

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 £1,399  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.

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    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.

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Average weather in January

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32ºC
10mm

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33ºC
10mm

Average weather in March

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Bangkok
34ºC
50mm

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Bangkok
35ºC
110mm

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Bangkok
34ºC
180mm

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Bangkok
33ºC
180mm

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Bangkok
33ºC
180mm

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Bangkok
33ºC
170mm

Average weather in September

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Bangkok
32ºC
220mm

Average weather in October

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Bangkok
32ºC
190mm

Average weather in November

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Bangkok
31ºC
40mm

Average weather in December

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Bangkok
31ºC
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  • Jas, Destination Specialist

    Jas

    Destination Specialist

    From the moment you arrive in Bangkok, 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.”

  • Melody, Destination Specialist

    Mel

    Destination Specialist

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

  • 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.”

Events & Festivals

Festivals and events are wonderful including during your Bangkok holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.

  • Songkran

    Experience Thai New Year celebrations, which takes place in April when the Bangkok weather sees quite a bit of rain as well as warm sunshine, This is also the perfect time to get soaked at the famous Songkran water festival.

Types of Bangkok holidays

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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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