Bangkok Tourist Guide is your guide to all things related to Bangkok in Thailand.
Millions of people visit Bangkok each year. Most visitors to Bangkok stay a few days and then move onto the popular holiday or tourist destinations such as Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai and many other destinations within Thailand but a fair few stay in Bangkok and enjoy all the sites, restaurants and entertainment that it has to offer.
If you are coming to Bangkok or are just curious about what it has to offer, then rummage through our site and see just what is on offer and be amazed at how cheaply a trip to this city can be; with cheap accommodation, very cheap food and transportation as well as shopping bargains at markets or the many sales at department stores..
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Rainy: July - October
Cool: November - February
No trip to Bangkok would be complete without visiting some of the amazing temples and historical landmarks with the most commonly visited places being The Grand Palace, Wat Arun, The Reclining Buddha and The Golden Mount Temple.
A number of places charge a small fee but by and large, most places are free - especially temples and so it's possible to enjoy the sights of bangkok without having to dig deep into your pockets.
Many of the popular landmarks such as Temples and Palaces are in the old section of Bangkok and as such, are not on the new public transportation routes of the Sky train or Subway. Getting to these places is by taxi or river ferry. You can take a bus but knowing where to get on, where to get off and which bus numbers to take can be difficult and asking people will probably not get much of a response but as we have mentioned earlier, transportation is very cheap - even taxis - so you'll not spend much of your holiday money on getting about.
One of the great things about Bangkok is the huge number of shops and major shopping malls - some of which pale western malls into insignificance by their grandeur and splendor.
Even if you don't want to buy anything special, you could find that renewing your wardrobe is cost effective and so we suggest that visitors to Bangkok arrive with fairly empty suitcases and leave with full ones as this can often prove to be very cost effective - especially if you shop at one of the many department stores which offer frequent sales on brand named fashion items such as shirts, jeans, t-shirts, dresses and many other items - even suitcases.
|Siam Paragon Shopping Complex|
Bangkok is fast becoming known as a shoppers paradise on par with Hong Kong and Singapore. Clothing and fashion is an obvious choice but electrical items such as digital cameras, iPads, mobile phones and MP3 players are also very popular although savings are not always easy to find - in fact, prices can often be higher.
Pretty much all electrical items are genuine so all you really need to worry about is the warranty - make sure it's an international warranty.
Antiques are another popular purchase but we highly recommend being in the know before commiting yourself to buy an item that is claimed to be an "antique". Many of the antique shops are styled to make everything seem expensive and exclusive but you could probably get much of the same stuff at Chatuchak Market
|Without a doubt, Bangkok is a superb place to be when it comes to having a choice of what to eat. No matter what your budget, or what your taste, Bangkok has something for everyone.
Not only is the choice of venue huge but the cost is, in general, incredibly low - there are exceptions to this rule, but for the most part, even a large meal can be a fraction of the cost that you might pay back home.
Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and other cuisines are all affordable in Bangkok