Bangkok navigates between tradition and modernity. The City of Angels is torn on either side of the Chao Phraya, the river that crosses it, between a bank made of ancestral legacies and a city where high tech seems to be taking hold. It is not uncommon, during a stroll in small picturesque and silent Soi, these alleys out of time where we still find the traces of Siam of yesteryear, to be won by the deafening noise of the main arteries and their traffic jams, only a few hundred meters away. When you walk, walk, tuk-tuk, bike or boat, wonder will prevail. Between Wat Arun Temple, Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew Temple or Lying Buddha at Wat Pho Temple, the food will not only be spiritual because in the street kitchen, or that of the most starry restaurants, you will find even more than what you expected when you arrive after leafing through your Bangkok tourist guide! Don't miss a trip on the canals to contemplate the extraordinary cultural richness of Thailand's capital city. Shop at one of Bangkok's floating markets and let yourself be carried away rather than overwhelmed by its extraordinary density.

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When to go to Bangkok?

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

How to go to Bangkok? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Bangkok and Thailand in general have long been very popular tourist destinations, taken over by many tour operators, but not all offers are equal. Take the time to choose the different packages offered 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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Domestic and international flights are concentrated in Suvarnabhumi, 35 km east of the city centre. No particular security risks for people travelling alone to Bangkok, the country is generally safe but care must be taken with personal belongings in Bangkok's tourist areas as thefts can occur. Finally, don't have fun using drugs on the spot, it's a guaranteed prison for a minimum of 10 years.

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

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When to travel?

From October to February, it is the dry and cool season in Bangkok, Thailand and the best time to travel to Bangkok;...
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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 great advantages of Thailand and also of Bangkok, the standard of living is significantly lower...
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Formalities

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

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

Domestic and international flights are concentrated in Suvarnabhumi, 35 km east of the city centre. No particular sec...
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How to get organized?

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

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