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.
Great sample itineraries
Get inspired by our selection of popular itineraries for Thailand. With so many options for your Bangkok holiday we recommend you talk to one of our Destination Specialists to make the perfect tailor made holiday just for you.
Bangkok And Hua Hin Holiday
Bangkok Phuket And Koh Samui Holidays
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Bangkok Floating Market Tour
- PRICE: £32 per person ( prices are subject to change)
- APPROX. 4 HRS
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.
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.
Ancient Ayutthaya by River Cruise
Once the proud and powerful ancient capital of Siam, this is a wonderful opportunity to visit this magnificent site.
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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“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.”
“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.”
“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.
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.
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