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About Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand's capital, is a huge metropolis with magnificent shrines and bustling streets. It is Thailand's cultural center and the country's lone cosmopolitan city in the midst of small towns and villages. Bangkok is around 40 kilometers from the Gulf of Thailand, on the Chao Phraya River's delta.

Along the city's roads and canals, places of worship, new age infrastructure, creating the metropolis a dynamic, bustling city. It's also a popular tourist destination, featuring a varied range of cultural events and fairs all through the year. Taking a trip to Bangkok would surely be one of the best soul-stirring adventures that you would reminisce all through your life.

The Wat Arun is renowned for its heaven-like peaceful place whereas the Jim Thompson’s House intrigues your inner spy to come alive. Sea Life Bangkok is one of the most loved after places for adventure seekers to try out various water-based activities while Chatuchak Weekend Market is considered to be a haven for shopaholics.

For some memorable experiences, you can indulge in an array of things to do in Bangkok, ranging from taking a floating market tour or walking on the glass roof of Mahanakhon Skywalk. You can also enjoy shopping at Siam Paragon, have a Thai Massage, and climb the Sathorn Unique Tower during your trip to Bangkok.

During the months of November to February, Bangkok offers a cold and pleasant climate providing a lot of sunshine. This climatic condition makes it perfect for tourists to explore all the loved places and have memorable experiences. Also, during the months of May to October, you can explore the new year festivities, and this time is also best for pool activities. 


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Dream World Amusement Park

The Dream World theme park features amusement park rides, vibrant displays, candy floss, flowery gardens, waterworks, a snow park, and entertainment performances in a bright, lively atmosphere. With over seven enormous zones and 40 rides, Dream World provides a terrific family experience. It also offers amazing shooting options thanks to the amusement park's refreshing scenery and well-maintained park amenities.

Safari World Zoo
Located in Khlong Sam Wa , the Safari World, within an area of 170 acres is a drive-in zoological park divided into two parts. The first is the Safari Park to house a large variety of animals like zebra, deer, giraffe, birds tigers lions, bears, etc. in a natural habitat. The second is the Marine Park which hosts events like the famous dolphin show. The Safari world zoo is the perfect place for families with children to visit in Thailand. Come face to face with thousands of rare and endangered species roaming freely in their natural habitat. The park provides a coach service for visitors who do not drive in.Timings: Opens daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PMPrice: The approximate price ranges from 50 Baht to 350 Baht. 
Maha Nakhon Skywalk

Step through the glass-floored King Power Mahanakhon Tower's Skywalk for a spectacular panoramic view of Bangkok. You may feel like you're on top of the world as you stand on the roof of one of the city's tallest buildings, taking in the sights of Bangkok's bustling streets. You will be awestruck by the sight of a mesmerizingly serene sunset painting the sky with orange colours.

The Grand Palace
The brilliant, majestic Grand Palace is one of the most sought after monuments and heritage sites in Bangkok. Served as the Thai King's residence for about 150 years in the past, the monument stands as a testament to the brilliant creativity and skill of the Thai people and it still happens to be the spiritual core of Thailand.
Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World is one of Southeast Asia's largest underwater aquariums. The Underwater Ocean Tunnel provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see 400+ marine species, including beautiful sharks. Witness and photograph uncommon marine species such as water rats, otters, and penguins, as well as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to feed them with your hands.
Madame Tussauds
Originally founded in 1835, Madame Tussauds is a globally renowned chain of museums displaying wax figures of famous celebrities including actors, musicians and politicians. This unique wax museum offers different themed zones displaying some of the biggest personalities in the field of theater, art, politics, history and science. Experience activities like Picaso painting, photography, etc. here with your loved ones.

Bangkok FAQ's

What is Bangkok famous for?

Bangkok is famous for its lively streets and cultural landmarks like the Grand Palace and Wat Phra. A myriad of tourists are attracted to this city to indulge in delicious cuisine like Pad Thai and Tom Yum and explore majestic temples such as Wat Pho and Wat Arun. The nightlife in areas like Khaosan Road and Patpong adds to the popularity of the city.

How many days in Bangkok is enough?

3 days is enough for a proper tour of the city of Bangkok. During this span, you can visit the top tourist places of the city, experience exciting activities like shopping, food touring, and getting the classic Thai massage, and enjoy the amazing nightlife of the place.

Is Bangkok worth visiting?

Yes, the amazing city of Bangkok is totally worth visiting at least once in your entire lifetime. Offering the best opportunities to shop, relax, experience adventure, and enjoy excellent nightlife, this place has something in store for all the travelers, irrespective of their age group.

How far is Bangkok from Pattaya?

The total distance between the two is over 150 km and it takes a couple of hours to reach from Bangkok to pattaya via road.

When is the best time to visit Bangkok?

Although Bangkok can be visited throughout the year, the best time to visit the destination is during the dry season, from November to February. During this time, the temperature ranges between 23 and 30 degrees Celsius, with cool weather and less humidity. It is an ideal time to indulge in outdoor activities, like sightseeing in Chinatown and Wat Arun. 

What are the most famous attractions in Bangkok?

1) Wat Arun- Also known as the Temple of the Dawn, Wat Arun is a stunning temple on the Chao Phraya River. Its beautiful architecture and sunset views make it a must-see attraction in Bangkok.

2) Grand Palace- The Grand Palace is a famous landmark in Bangkok. Once home to Thai kings, this palace lets you take a tour of its opulent halls and the revered Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

3) Lumphini Park- Lumphini Park offers a peaceful retreat in bustling Bangkok. You can enjoy nature, boating, and picnics in this serene green space that's suitable for all ages.

4) Jim Thompson House- Jim Thompson House is an interesting museum that showcases traditional Thai architecture and artefacts. Here, you can explore the former home of the American expat who revived Thai silk.

5) Chao Phraya River- The iconic Chao Phraya River offers scenic views and memorable experiences like dinner cruises. Through the cruise, you can enjoy the views of Wat Arun and the Grand Palace from a different perspective.

What are the best things to do in Bangkok?

1) Explore Chinatown- You can wander through the bustling Chinatown in Bangkok, which is known for its vibrant street food, restaurants, and shops. Here, you can taste delicious seafood and local delicacies while immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere.

2) Shop at Chatuchak Weekend Market- Visit one of the largest open-air markets in the world, Chatuchak Weekend Market. With over 15,000 stalls, it is perfect for souvenir shopping, bartering, and trying tasty Thai street food.

3) Visit the Museum of Siam- You can discover the history and culture of Thailand at the interactive Museum of Siam. In this museum, you can explore exhibits, movies, and multimedia displays housed in a charming 19th-century building.

4) Watch a Muay Thai Fight- Experiencing the excitement of Muay Thai at Lumpinee Stadium is another wonderful thing to do in Bangkok. During this fight, you can watch skilled fighters battle it out in thrilling matches.

5) Wakeboard at Lake Taco- Lake Taco in Bangkok is a beautiful place to indulge in wakeboarding activities. You can enjoy the adrenaline rush of riding the waves while wakeboarding.

Which are the best places for shopping in Bangkok?

Bangkok is the ideal place to unleash the shopaholic in you. The sheer variety of things to shop for is mind-boggling. One can find anything from designer clothes to accessories and souvenirs at really low prices. Some of the best shopping areas are as below.

- Siam Square: One of the most popular shopping area. It’s an open-air shopping complex and a place where trends are created. It is a place where fashionistas get to experience alternative shopping and style. One can find high-end brands as well as local vendors selling their wares.

- MBK Center: Bangkok’s legendary mall definitely does not disappoint. 8 floors packed with shops is a shopaholic’s dream come true.

- Chatuchak Weekend Market: Get ready for one of the most chaotic shopping experiences you will ever have. Every possible whacky and unique item you didn’t know you absolutely needed will be found here.

- Night Markets: Just when you thought shopping couldn’t get any better, the night markets come as a pleasant surprise. Get some unbelievable great bargains while shopping under the glow of the moonlight.

How and when is the festival Songkran celebrated?

Songkran is the Thai New Year which is a wet and wild affair.

- Celebrated from 14-16 April
- People soak each other in water to celebrate the New Year as it is believed that water cleanses all the negative energy.
- Activities like beauty contests are also held.

What are the places to visit in Bangkok for shopping?

Bangkok is considered to be a paradise for the shoppaholics. Some of the top places to shop at Bangkok include:

- Chatuchak weekend market
- MBK shopping centre
- Damnoen Saduak
- Patpong night market 
- Asiatique
- Pratunam market 
- Chinatown Market
- Rot Fai Train Market
- Siam Paragon

Which are the best places for street shopping in Bangkok?

Bangkok is the ideal place to unleash the shopaholic in you. The sheer variety of things to shop for is mind-boggling. One can find anything from designer clothes to accessories and souvenirs at really low prices. Some of the best shopping areas are as below.

- Siam Square: One of the most popular shopping area. It’s an open-air shopping complex and a place where trends are created. It is placed for the fashionistas get to experience the alternative shopping and style. One can find high-end brands as well as local vendors selling their wares.

- MBK Center: Bangkok’s legendary mall definitely does not disappoint. 8 floors packed with shops is a shopaholic’s dream come true.

- Chatuchak Weekend Market: Get ready for one of the most chaotic shopping experiences you will ever have. Every possible whacky and unique item you didn’t know you absolutely needed will be found here.

- Night Markets: Just when you thought shopping couldn’t get any better, the night markets come as a pleasant surprise. Get some unbelievable great bargains while shopping under the glow of the moonlight.

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Which are the places to visit in Bangkok for couples?

1. The Grand Palace Wat Phra Kaew: This elegant and spectacular tourist place has also served as the royal court and administrative seat of the government.  

2. Wat Phra Kaew: You can witness the intricate artisanship that glorifies the heritage of the country.

3. Khaosan Road: It is considered a heaven for couples who have come over Bangkok for holidaymaking. With a plethora of things to do and hang out in some of the excellent shopping sites, elegant pubs, exotic restaurants, you will surely have an amazing nightlife.

4. Wat Arun: It happens to be one of the most visited tourist destinations that offer some of the amazing views of the rising and setting sun. You can climb up to the top of the temple with your beloved to relish the enchanting views of the Grand Palace.

5. Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise: When you are in Bangkok, you must not miss visiting the Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise. You can go for some sightseeing on the cruise as well as spend some time chilling at the café.

Which are the places to visit in Bangkok with friends?

1. Chatuchak Market: It is one of the most famous weekend markets that deal with a wide range of merchandise. You can come over in the evening hours to shop for your favorites from the wholesalers and traders. 

2. Wat Pho:
 Wat Pho happens to be the host of the largest reclining Buddha in Bangkok. This place has been used as one of the earliest centers of public education and also has a huge collection of Buddha Images. 

3. Ocean World: 
Ocean World in Bangkok happens to be one of the best places where you can enjoy sea life. You will have a chance to see more than 400 species of fish. Penguins, and crustaceans. 

4. Siam Niramit Show:
 You will be able to witness world-class performance at this place which is performed by more than 1000 performers. 

What are the places to visit in Bangkok with family?

All those who are planning on a Bangkok family tour, here is a list of some places to include in your itinerary - 
 
1. The Grand PalaceFeaturing an adorable architectural work, the elegant Grand Palace embraces the heritage of the stunning Bangkok city. Emerald Buddha is the prime attraction of this temple. 
 
2. Bangkok’s Floating Market: Pick your tropical fruits and vegetables while sailing along in traditional boats at Bangkok’s Floating Market. 
 
3. Khaosan Road: All those wandering here and there for exotic nightlife entertainment, Khaosan Road is the name for you. This road features a fascinating collection of resorts, shopping joints, and pubs. 
 
4. Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise: Take your family on board to a Chao Phraya Dinner Cruising adventure in Bangkok and enjoy the beauty of its skyline and various sightseeing adventures dotting along the shoreline. 
 
5. Sea Life Bangkok Ocean WorldOne of the most beautiful underwater life aquariums of Southeast Asia, the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, features more than 400 different species of crustaceans, penguins, and fishes. 

Which are the best places to visit in Bangkok for kids?

Planning on a family trip to Bangkok? Here are some kid-friendly places to visit - 
 
1. Bangkok Safari World: Acknowledging itself as one of the world’s largest zoos, the Bangkok Safari World features a Marine Park and a Safari Park. The principal attraction of this park is its intimate encounter with the little dolphins performing some exciting action stunts. 
 
2. Siam Park CitySpanning across a land cover of around 120 acres, Siam Park City homes to the world's largest wave pool. The park has thrilling rides for all age groups. 
 
3. Dream World Amusement ParkFor those who are looking for an adventurous day outing, Dream World Amusement Park is the call. Homing to a lot of exciting rides and attractions, the Dream World Amusement Park has something reserved for your entire family. 

Which are the best places to visit in Bangkok for a honeymoon?

1. Asiatique Ferris Wheel: This is one of the most-visited Bangkok tourist places and couples can enjoy the city’s resplendent vistas as they go on 3 rotations in comfortable, air-conditioned gondolas.

2. Lumpini Park:
 With sprawling lush green lawn, water bodies, and manicured gardens, a stroll through the park hand-in-hand with your loved ones makes Lumpini Park one of the romantic places in Bangkok.

3. Chao Phraya River:
 This river is the lifeline of Bangkok and is best explored with dinner cruises. Several dinner cruises like Supanniga Cruise and Loy Nava Dinner cruise serve lavish dinner and sunset cocktails as you sail through the Chao Phraya river and witness the city’s mesmerizing skyline views.

4. Grand Palace: 
Built in 1782, this palace has a majestic architecture and sprawling lawns that promise great backdrops for photographs and a museum inside to learn the history of Bangkok.

Which are the best places to visit in Bangkok at night?

1. ChinaTown: As the sunsets, the streets of ChinaTown get lively with food stalls and restaurants serving several renditions of piping hot Chinese food at reasonable prices.

2. Banyan Tree hotel: The rooftop Vertigo and Moon bar on the 61st floor of the Banyan tree hotel serves exotic drinks as you revel in the beauty of the city's shimmering skyline with bird's view.

3. Soi Cowboy: With more than 20 go-go bars in Soi Cowboy, this is one of the peppiest nightlife places in Bangkok for party mongers to indulge in untamed fun.

4. Wat Arun: Wat Arun is one of Bangkok's famous places and late in the evenings, the temple gets beautifully lit casting its pristine reflection on the adjacent Chao Phraya river.

5. Booze at Nana Plaza: Nana Plaza is a red-light district in Bangkok that has some of the best bars and dance clubs. You can a fun time with your friends here.

Which are the best pubs and bars in Bangkok?

Bangkok’s nightlife offers everything a night owl would crave. Based on the level of nighttime thrill one is looking for, several places readily oblige:

- Smalls: The decor is Parisian and the trendy bar is preferred by expats and international travelers.

- The Adhere 13th Blues Bar: 
Great live music and bohemian set up make this Bangkok’s backpacker quarter.

- Maggie Choo’s: The classy cocktail bar below Novotel was formerly the vault of the East India Company bank.

What are the best public transport modes to commute around Bangkok?

With the first phase of the ambitious public transport complete, Bangkok is well connected by an efficient and convenient transport system. Several options of public transport are available as below.

- Skytrain
- Metro (MRT)
- River Taxi
- Metered Taxi
- Tuk Tuk
- Local Busses
- Chao Phraya Express Boat

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How to reach Bangkok?

You can take direct or connecting flights from major Indian cities like Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad to reach Bangkok. Airlines like Thai Airways, Air India, Indigo, and AirAsia operate regular flights from India to Bangkok. These flights provide layovers in cities like Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. It will take you around 4 to 20 hours to travel between these destinations while covering a distance of 2,951 kilometres.

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Dr Kriti Singh
Reviewed: 01 May 2024
5.0/5
I have booked first time with thrillophilia .Rahul and Pritam explained me very well about the trip and helped me to plan trip according to me . So overall my experience is very nice hope to book again with you guys . 
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Daison Davis
Reviewed: 22 Nov 2023
4.0/5
I booked with Thrillophilia site our Thiland Pattaya Bangkok trip, It was very good and memorable trip in life , Thrillophilia give good package and service also good . Only I faced some problem in Bangkok first day , other things all are.  Good. Skydive , swim with dolphin , walk with Tiger , fun ... Read More
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Ashish Khandelwal
Reviewed: 28 Jun 2023
5.0/5
Hands down one of the the most scenic places we have ever been! Our trip to Thailand through Thrillophilia was amazing to say the least. It was well planned, hotels provided were close to major city points, pick ups were on time and the coverage was very much wholesome. The on ground support was als... Read More
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Milind Suresh Shah
Reviewed: 21 Jun 2023
5.0/5
Excellent arrangements by Thrillophilia. Hotels were good. Covered all agreed itinerary. Staff was very co-operative. Vehicles provided were superb. Thank You Thrillophilia for memorable holidays.
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Kaushik Palit
Reviewed: 14 Apr 2024
5.0/5
Was a good trip for our group n everything was well planned n co-ordinated..pick up time amendment was swiftly done by ground team efficiently...Thanks for the support...
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Rekha Devraj
Reviewed: 12 Mar 2024
5.0/5
Overall we had a good experience in the trip. 
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