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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

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.

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Orient Express Thailand

  • 10 Days
  • Guide Price £4,299 PP
Our Eastern & Oriental Express Bangkok to Singapore tour allows you to experience Southeast Asia in unparalleled luxury. The journey...
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Bangkok And Hua Hin Holiday

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £1,199 PP
Bangkok is an enthralling city overflowing with cultural attractions, excellent shopping opportunities and mouth-watering cuisine to rival anywhere in the...
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Spa & wellbeing holidays
Dancing Thailand

Bangkok Phuket And Koh Samui Holidays

  • 15 Days
  • Guide Price £1,699 PP
Bangkok is an enthralling destination overflowing with cultural attractions, excellent shopping opportunities and mouth-watering cuisine to rival anywhere in the...
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Bangkok Chiang Mai And Krabi Holiday

  • 13 Days
  • Guide Price £1,699 PP
Our Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Krabi multi centre holiday allows you to experience the best of everything Thailand has to...
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Beach holidays

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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

Located in the heart of the vibrant city of Bangkok, Oriental Residence Bangkok offers elegant serviced residences in the city’s...
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Guide Price £999
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AVANI Riverside, Bangkok

Avani Riverside Bangkok overlooks the city’s bustling Chao Phraya River and boasts uninterrupted views across Thailand’s capital city. Each room features stunning river and...
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Guide Price £1,199
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Shangri-La Bangkok

With lush gardens, river views and a signature spa, the Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok offers guests the ultimate personalised service amid...
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Guide Price £2,599
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Lebua Tower Club

The Tower Club at Lebua in Bangkok is one of the most luxurious hotels in the city. Priding themselves on...
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Guide Price £2,199
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Explore Bangkok

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 Info

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

Floating market Bangkok

Bangkok Floating Market Tour

Visit  the world famous floating market of “Damnern Saduak”. The colourfully clad merchants at these lively markets paddle along congested...
  • PRICE: £32 per person ( prices are subject to change)
  • APPROX. 4 HRS

Bangkok Temple Tour

This excursion combines the three most popular Buddhist temples in Bangkok. Start the tour with a visit to the Royal...
  • PRICE: £49 per person ( price is 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.

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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

Average Weather in January

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32° C
10 mm

Average Weather in February

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33° C
10 mm

Average Weather in March

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34° C
50 mm

Average Weather in April

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35° C
110 mm

Average Weather in May

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34° C
180 mm

Average Weather in June

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33° C
180 mm

Average Weather in July

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33° C
180 mm

Average Weather in August

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33° C
170 mm

Average Weather in September

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32° C
220 mm

Average Weather in October

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32° C
190 mm

Average Weather in November

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Bangkok
31° C
40 mm

Average Weather in December

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Bangkok
31° C
10 mm
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.”

Jas
Destination Specialist
Melody, 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.”

Melody
Destination Specialist
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.”

Verity
General Manager

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.

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