Bangkok

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From the fury of a Muay Thai kickboxing bout, to the gentle pad of monk’s sandals at Wat Pho Temple, this “City of Angels” balances chaos and calm.

Little can prepare you for the frenetic pace and sensory overload of Thailand’s largest city. Markets are crowded, the traffic erratic and the hawkers relentless in their offers of cut-price clothes and watches. All this activity mixes with the pungent aroma from the hundreds of food carts frying pad thai and other tasty dishes.

Spend a little time in Bangkok, however, and you’ll find spots of serenity among the bustle. This is a city where religion is deeply rooted in daily life. The smell of incense often signifies a nearby shrine where you’ll see people from all walks of life stop to make an offering before they go about their business.

Known to locals as Krung Thep (City of Angels), Bangkok is home to almost 10 million people. It covers more than 570 square miles (1,500 square kilometers) and encompasses two former capitals: Thonburi and Rattanakosin. The latter is Bangkok’s historic center and where you’ll find most of the main attractions. These include the National Museum and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, on the grounds of the showy Grand Palace. Nearby, see the huge reclining Buddha at the Wat Pho temple. Remember to dress modestly when visiting any temple.

In the Banglamphu district, prepare for an onslaught of sights and sounds at the notoriously busy Khao San Road. Haggle for counterfeit clothes and accessories, or simply perch on a stool in one of the many bars and watch the colorful characters pass by.

For some relaxation, join a free, outdoor yoga or tai chi class at Lumphini Park, or indulge with a spa treatment, available at most hotels. A short boat ride north of Bangkok you’ll discover the community of the Mon people. They have made the tiny, artificial river island of Ko Kret a haven for their culture.

While tuk-tuk rides are all part of the Bangkok experience, the city is well connected for those times you feel like traveling in comfort. The excellent Skytrain (BTS) and underground (MRT) rail systems run between all the major shopping and entertainment districts of the city. For a different view of Bangkok, take a trip on the Express boats that constantly churn the waters of the Chao Phraya River.

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Where to stay in Bangkok

Conrad Bangkok
Conrad Bangkok
5 out of 5
87 Wireless Road Phatumwan, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is HK$393 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Central Embassy and Lumphini Park. Erawan Shrine and CentralWorld ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (831 reviews)
"We have stayed twice now in the terrace suite which is absolutely perfect. The rooms are a good size, staff are delightful and the terrace is such an added bonus."

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2021

Conrad Bangkok
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok
5 out of 5
The price is HK$466 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
Located in Sukhumvit, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Soi Cowboy and Terminal 21 Shopping Mall. Nana Square and Embassy of Pakistan are also within ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (996 reviews)
"Staff were fantastic , great experience"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2021

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok
Legacy Suites Hotel
Legacy Suites Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is HK$396 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Embassy of Argentina, Emporium and Benchasiri Park. EmQuartier ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (999 reviews)
"All the staff are great. They are always very friendly and helpful. The building is kept very clean and it is a greT place to stay."

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2021

Legacy Suites Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ariva Ivy Servizio Thonglor
Ariva Ivy Servizio Thonglor
4 out of 5
The price is HK$249 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Located in Sukhumvit, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Bangkok Hospital, EmQuartier and Emporium. Soi Cowboy and Bangkok University are also within ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (173 reviews)
"Good location and nice staffs. Hotel room is old and run down. Cigarette buds were left behind by the previous guest. Microwave was dirty with food from the previous guest. Shower water has no pressure and defective shower head that spray water to every directions. One soap for the entire 3 days ..."

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2020

Ariva Ivy Servizio Thonglor
Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
5 out of 5
The price is HK$627 per night from 6 Nov to 6 Nov
This family-friendly Bangkok aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of K Village, Emporium and Benchasiri Park. EmQuartier ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (502 reviews)
"Clean and tidy room, most importantly, staff had been very helpful."

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2021

Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
Mayfair, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
Mayfair, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
5 out of 5
The price is HK$466 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
This family-friendly Bangkok aparthotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Lumphini Park, Central Chidlom Department Store and Embassy ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (501 reviews)
Run down residence,not a Marriott standard.
"Every year after our beach holidays,usually staying in regular hotel rooms,we spend some days in Bangkok where my wife feels more confortable in a service residence type property. Initially we had a reservation at the sister property Marriott Sukhunvit Thong lo but switched to Mayfair due to its ..."

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Mayfair, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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