The city of Bangkok navigates between oriental traditions and modernity, it is essential for your trip to Thailand. The City of Angels is torn on both sides of the Chao Phraya river, between a bank made of ancestral heritages and a city of South Asia where high tech seems to impose itself and where skyscrapers grow. It is not uncommon, during a stroll in small, picturesque and silent soï, these timeless alleys where traces of the Siam of yesteryear can still be found, to be won over by the deafening noise of the big arteries and their traffic jams full of taxis, only a few hundred meters away. Whatever means you choose to visit Bangkok; on foot, by tuk-tuk, by bike or by boat, the wonder will predominate. Discover the Buddhist culture between the multiple temples and the presence of the reclining Buddha, the emerald Buddha (Wat Arun, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho), the Grand Palace or the flower market. The food will not only be spiritual because in the street food, or in the most starred restaurants, you will find much more than what you expected when you arrived. Nightlife is very present in Bangkok, known for its festivities, you will find the most beautiful places to party. Don't miss out on a canal trip to contemplate the extraordinary cultural richness of Thailand's capital. Do your shopping in one of Bangkok's floating markets or for the more modernist, in one of the city's large shopping malls (where you can discover Thai massages) and let yourself be carried away rather than overwhelmed by its extraordinary density.

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When to go to Bangkok?

October to February is the dry and cool season in Bangkok, Thailand and the best time to go to Bangkok; the weather is sunny and temperatures hover around 25°C. In March, a very hot inter-season (about 35 °C) begins, which lasts until the end of May with alternating tropical rains. From June, it is the rainy season in Bangkok and it lasts until October, September being to be avoided (heavy rainfall). If you go to Bangkok in April, don't miss the Water Festival, or Songkran, which celebrates the Buddhist New Year, everyone is watering in the streets, laughter guaranteed!

How to go to Bangkok? Our advice & tips

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  • Going alone
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Bangkok and Thailand in general have long been popular tourist destinations, taken over by many tour operators, but not all offers are the same. Take the time to choose the different formulas proposed according to your travel desires and do not hesitate to compare the services. Beware of low prices, they do not always include transfers, drinks and meals in Bangkok.

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Flights to Bangkok, both domestic and international, are concentrated in Suvarnabhumi, 35 km east of the city centre. Airfares vary according to airline companies, but it is still necessary to make arrangements in advance to get tickets at affordable prices. There are no particular security risks for people travelling alone in Bangkok. The country is generally safe but you should be careful with your personal belongings in Bangkok's tourist areas as flights may occur. Finally, don't have fun using drugs on the spot, it's prison guaranteed for a minimum of 10 years.

In Bangkok, it is very easy to get around on foot, by public transport (subway or bus) but also by taxi and tuk-tuk, probably the most picturesque means of transport in Bangkok. Other means of transport: the Chao Praya Express which navigates on the river and the shuttles on the small canals of Bangkok.

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When to travel?

October to February is the dry and cool season in Bangkok, Thailand and the best time to go to Bangkok; the weather i...
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Weather forecast

The average temperature in Bangkok is 28°C. The lowest temperatures are reached in December with an average of 25°C...
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Budget

This is one of the big advantages of Thailand and also of Bangkok, the standard of living is much lower than in a Eur...
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Formalities

No need to pay for a visa for Thailand and therefore Bangkok if you stay less than 30 days. And a return trip to the...
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Health

No mandatory vaccinations are required for Bangkok and Thailand in general but DT-Polio, typhoid, hepatitis A and B a...
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How to travel by yourself?

Flights to Bangkok, both domestic and international, are concentrated in Suvarnabhumi, 35 km east of the city centre....
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How to get organized?

Bangkok and Thailand in general have long been popular tourist destinations, taken over by many tour operators, but n...
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Getting around

In Bangkok, it is very easy to get around on foot, by public transport (subway or bus) but also by taxi and tuk-tuk,...
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