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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

Nasa Bangkok
Nasa Bangkok
4 out of 5
The price is HK$76 per night from 13 Aug to 13 Aug
Located in Ramkhamhaeng, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Ramkhamhaeng University, Rajamangala Stadium and Bangkok Hospital. EmQuartier is 3 mi (4.9 km) ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (24 reviews)
"Easy access to public transport and there’s a great sashimi restaurant opposite of the hotel in Nasa Street"

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2021

Nasa Bangkok
Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit
Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit
5 out of 5
The price is HK$589 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, Emporium and Benchasiri Park. EmQuartier ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (55 reviews)
"Excellent new hotel with awesome friendly staff , rooms are extremely new and clean spotless. Would definitely stay here again , best money for a brand new 5 star hotel"

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2021

Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit
Dusit Suites Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok
Dusit Suites Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok
5 out of 5
3 Soi Mahardlekluang 3 Rajdamri Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is HK$589 per night from 11 Aug to 11 Aug
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Police General Hospital and Erawan Shrine. Lumphini Park ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (444 reviews)
"Highly recommend, best location, very clean, friendly staffs"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2021

Dusit Suites Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok
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.
Siri Sathorn Bangkok by UHG
Siri Sathorn Bangkok by UHG
4 out of 5
The price is HK$108 per night from 5 Aug to 5 Aug
Located in the heart of Bangkok, this family-friendly aparthotel is within walking distance of BNH Hospital, Silom Complex Shopping Mall and Embassy of Germany. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (37 reviews)
"Nice place, room is great, staff also helpful. Convenience location. Easy for public transportation. Food is around the area. Great Service"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2021

Siri Sathorn Bangkok by UHG
Citadines Sukhumvit 16 Bangkok
Citadines Sukhumvit 16 Bangkok
4 out of 5
The price is HK$254 per night from 11 Aug to 11 Aug
Located in Sukhumvit, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Terminal 21 Shopping Mall and Soi Cowboy. Emporium and Nana Square are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (507 reviews)
Good hotel
"I stayed there for a short time when I left a asq hotel and was very impressed with the Room and staff"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2021

Citadines Sukhumvit 16 Bangkok
Viva Garden Serviced Residence
Viva Garden Serviced Residence
4 out of 5
The price is HK$308 per night from 11 Aug to 11 Aug
This family-friendly Bangkok aparthotel is located in Sukhumvit, within 3 mi (5 km) of Bangkok University and Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (763 reviews)
very nice accommodations
"overall our stay was extremely nice. suite was large, housekeeping adequate, and the hotel was within close proximity to the metro rail and the bus stop was right out front of the hotel. pool and gym very good and our balcony was extremely large. my only complaint (small one) was the shower pressure....weak. ..."

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

Viva Garden Serviced Residence
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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