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Route 1
From Northern to Bangkok, driving along Phahonyothin Road.

Route 2
From Southern to Bangkok, driving along Phetkasem Road.

Route 3
From Eastern to Bangkok, driving along Sukhumvit Road.

Visitors can travel by bus to Bangkok from Thailand's neighboring countries with varying levels of ease.

From Malaysia, one can cross by bus into Thailand through various border checkpoints in Songkhla, Yala, and Narathiwat provinces, although most busses will head to the hub of bus travel into, out of, and around southern Thailand, Hat Yai. From Hat Yai there are direct busses to Bangkok.

Most busses from Laos originate in Vientiane and cross the Mekong River to the Thai border town of Nong Khai, where it is possible to arrange for a bus transfer to Bangkok.

The primary route on a Cambodian bus to Thailand is across the border at the respective towns of Poipet and Aranyaprathet. From Aranyaprathet one can easily arrange bus or minibus transport to Bangkok. Timetables

Bangkok serves as a major international hub for air travel, with the new Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) hosting over 40 million visitors and transit passengers each year. Dozens of domestic and international air carriers bring passengers to Bangkok from most major cities in Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia.

In addition to outstanding dining and shopping, the Suvarnabhumi Airport features a transportation center that provides visitors with easy transfer from the airport to destinations throughout the kingdom as well as rail, bus, taxi, and limousine service to all districts in the Bangkok metropolitan area. The city center is only 30 kilometers west of the airport and features a new electric rail line that provides easy access to the city center.

The former primary airport, Don Muang, located 20 kilometers north of the city center, no longer services international flights, functioning as a minor domestic airport and airstrip for charter flights to and from Bangkok. Timetables

At present, the only standard train service to Bangkok is via the Malaysian border town of Butterworth. Travelers from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur can travel by train to Bangkok, but not without stopping to change trains. The journey from Singapore can last up to 48 hours as two changes of trains are required and there are numerous stops along the way to Bangkok.

First class sleeper cars can make a train trip to Bangkok more enjoyable, though comfort and convenience come at a price; one can travel the Eastern & Oriental Express, a throw-back colonial-style luxury train that services Butterworth and Bangkok on a once weekly schedule. Timetables

 

Guide to Bangkok

Bangkok, also known as "Krungthep" [กรุงเทพ] which means 'the City of Angels', was ranked as the best city in the world in 2008 by "Travel and Leisure Magazine". Bangkok is famous for its temples, the Grand Palace, some of Asia's largest shopping malls and Asia's largest outdoor weekend market (Chatuchak). All sites can easily be reached by Skytrain (BTS) or Underground (MRT). Bangkok is highly appreciated for its wide selection of restaurants, everything from authentic street-side eateries to a number of fine dining establishments. In addition, Bangkok has probably the best nightlife in Asia. The wide choice of accommodation, from high end international hotels to guesthouses meets the demands of every traveler. For relaxation, Bangkok offers plenty of Spas and wellness centers as well as medical facilities of high Western standards. Bangkok really started to develop after World War II. The economic centre shifted from the orderly planned city of Rattanakosin in an eastward direction, leaving Bangkok without an obvious centre. Book Now & Save on Bangkok Hotels

Top things to do in Bangkok


Wat Arun - Temple of the Dawn

The Chao Phraya Riverside Wat Arun - Temple of the Dawn

Wat Arun known as the temple of dawn located on the Chao Phraya riverside which the temple was built during the Ayutthaya period and was originally called Wat Makok after ...

Wat Phra Kaew - Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Phra Nakorn District Wat Phra Kaew - Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha well known in Thai is Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram (the official name of Wat Phra Kaew), the royal monastery ...

The Grand Palace

Phra Nakorn District The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace is the grandeur architectural style which the Grand Palace has been the major architectural symbol of The Thai Royal Family but now this place ...


Wat Pho (Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm)

Phra Nakorn District Wat Pho – Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm

Wat Pho is most interesting and most famous temple in Bangkok for the golden reclining Buddha that measues 46 metres and has feet inlaid with mother-of pearl. The ...

Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing

Phra Nakorn District Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing

Wat Suthat or well-known as Wat Suthat Thep Wararam is one of the first-class Royal temples which you can see the beautiful of Giant Swing view. The temple situated almost ...

Vimanmek Palace and Vimanmek Mansion Museum

Ratchawithi Rd., Dusit District Vimanmek Mansion

The mansion was originally his Summer Palace, the Munthaturaltanaroj Residence, on Sri Chang Island. It was dismantled and re-built at the present location ...


Suan Pakkad Palace

Sri Ayudhya Rd., Rajathevi Suan Pakkad Palace

Suan Pakkad Palace is the exquisite collection of traditional Thai homes, set in beautiful gardens and combination of fine arts and ancient artifacts from the era of H.R.H. ...

The Jim Thompson House

Kasemsan Soi 2, Rama I Rd. The Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson Museum is an exquisite collection of traditional Thai house stands as a museum to the man who revived the Thai silk industry after the Second World ...

Khon Masked Dance at Sala Chalermkrung Theatre

Charoen Krung Rd. Khon Masked Dance

In past Khon was originally limited to the royal court but now Khon is one of Thai Art culture that can see at Sala Chalermkrung Theatre. Khon is the classical masked dance that is ...


Joe Louis, Traditional Thai Puppet Theatre

Asiatique the Riverfront Joe Louis, Traditional Thai Puppet Theatre

Joe Louis or Traditional Thai Puppet Theater is the art of popertry and fine classical performing art, beautifully combined into a unique and inimatable Thai art form ...

Siam Niramit

Tiamruammit Rd., Huai Khwang Siam Niramit

Siam Niramit has spectacular show of Thai Arts and Culture which one of the largest stage productions in the world! Siam Niramit has 2000-seat theatre presenting an ...

Museum Siam (Discovery Museum)

Sanam Chai Rd., Phra Nakhon Museum Siam (Discovery Museum)

Museum Siam (Discovery Museum) is a center learning to understanding of the Thai people in their history, nation, culture, and localities, as well as connect relative ties with ...


Chao Phraya River

Phra Nakhon District Maenam Chao Phraya (Chao Phraya River)

Chao Phraya River is the most important waterway of Thailand. There are cross river ferries and the river express boats serving as water-born buses bringing commuters ...

Khao San Road

Phra Nakhon District Khao San Road

Khao San Road is dream destination for teen backpacker around the world because this place is a favourite crossroads for the young travellers on a budget. It has ...

Yaowarat Chinatown Road

Yaowarat Rd. Yaowarat Chinatown Road

The largest outside of China Yaowarat Chinatownis a bustling, crowded area where you can buy just about anything day or night. The main thoroughfare through ...


Pak Khlong Tarat

Phra Nakhon District Pak Khlong Tarat

Pak Khlong Talat is the biggest fresh flower market in Bangkok where you can buy the flowers at wholesale prices. At Pak Khlong Talat has the variety of flower such as roses, ...

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Kampaengphet 3 Rd., Chatuchak Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak weekend market is paradise for bargain hunters. Every saturday and sunday will have more than 1000 individual shops are open selling an infinite variety of goods ...

Dusit Zoo

Rama 5 Rd., Dusit District Dusit Zoo

Dusit Zoo is dream destination for children which has many kind of animals from around the world. The zoo covers the area of approximately 118 rais and it is the perfect zoo ...


Taling Chan Floating Market

Taling Chan District Taling Chan Floating Market

Taling Chan Floating Market reflecting the charm of traditional Thai culture, the atmosphere of this market is quite tranquil. Several floating restaurants comprising ...

Silom Night Market

Silom Rd., Bangrak District Silom Night Market

Silom Road is the main artery of Bangkok’s commercial heart and is paralleled by Surawong Road, while Patpong runs crosswise between the two. In addition to housing ...

Shopping Street - Siam Square

Pathumwan District Shopping Street - Siam Square

Siam Square to Chidlom is Bangkoks Fashion City area for young Thais and tourists by the area will start from Siam Square, Siam Center, Siam Paragon, The Central World ...


Safari World

Raminthra Rd., Min Buri District Safari World

Bangkoks greatest open zoo and leisure park is located in Min Buri, via Km. 9 on Raminthra Road. The 300-acre complex comprises a Safari Park populated by African and Asian ...

Siam Ocean World

Siam Paragon Siam Ocean World

Siam Ocean World is largest aquarium in Southeast Asia which located inside Siam Paragon shopping mall. Siam Ocean World is a new attractions in downtown ...

Patpong Night Bazaar

Silom Rd. and Surawong Rd. Patpong Night Bazaar

Patpong Night Bazaar is a well known entertainment nightlife and night market such as bars, beer bars, discotheques, pubs, a-go-go dancing, and shows. It is easy ...


Bangkok National Museum

Na Phra That Rd. Bangkok National Museum

Bangkok National Museum located on the opposite side of Sanam Luang to The Grand Palace, was established in 1887 by King Rama V. A visit to the National Museum ...

Wat Ratchanatdaram

Ratchadamnoen Klang Wat Ratchanatdaram

Wat Ratchanatdaram was built in the reign of King Rama III in 1846 and Loha Prasat standing 36 metres high with 37 surrounding spires, is the only one of its kind left in the ...

Wat Benchamabophit

Rama 5 Rd., Dusit District Wat Benchamabophit

Wat Benchamabophit is known to foreigners as The Marble Temple as its exterior is clad in Carrara marble. Very talented The Prince Naris, a son of King Rama IV, designed the ...


Sanam Luang or Thung Phra Men

Near the Grand Palace Sanam Luang or Thung Phra Men

Sanam Luang or Thung Phra Men a vast open ground situated near the northern wall of the Grand Palace and the eastern wall of the former Viceroy Palace or Wang Na. At ...

Wat Saket - Temple of the Golden Mount

Chakkraphatdiphong Rd. Temple of the Golden Mount

Wat Saket and the Golden Mount located on the hill of Bangkok which is of great significance for all followers of The Lord Buddha. With 320 stairs take you up to the top ...

Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

U-Thong Nai Rd., Dusit District Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

It is situated on U-Thong Nai Road, or ending of Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue, near Dusit Zoo. The Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall is the beautiful white building facing ...


Madame Tussauds Bangkok

Rama 1 Rd., Pathumwan District Madame Tussauds Bangkok

The worldwide chain museum, Madame Tussauds brings the world famous and Thai important figures that you can meet in the lifelike sculptures such as Queen ...

Thai Cooking Course

Bangkok City Thai Cooking Course

Bangkok city has provide several Thai cooking class for both Thai/foreign students who interesting in traditional Thai food. Mostly of courses are home-...

Thai Boxing / Muay Thai

Bangkok City Thai Boxing / Muay Thai

Muay-Thai is well known as Thai Kickboxing. It is considered by many to be the most violent and exciting sports. The fighter is allowed to use as a weapon to overcome the ...


Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)

Rajdamri Rd., Pathumwan Erawan Shrine

The Erawan Shrine is located on the northwest corner of the Grand Hyatt Erawan property, near the Chit Lom stop on the skytrain. It consists of a golden statue of the four-faced ...

Bangkok Seashell Museum

Silom Soi 23, Bang Rak District Bangkok Seashell Museum

A place with a large collection of beautiful Shell around the world, selected and obtained to show their never-ending range of colors and forms. More than 3000 specimens ...

Flow House Bangkok

A-square Sukhumvit Soi 26 Flow House Bangkok

The FlowRider generates a thin sheet of water which flows over a hill like shape in the form of a flawless ocean wave. The resulting wavelike shape and fast running water ...


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Manohra Dinner Cruise

Manohra Dinner Cruise

Manohra Dining Cruises offers fine Thai dining, with an unforgettable experience by taking in vistas of famous Wat Arun, the Royal Grand Palace and the Boathouse of the Royal Barges. Whether it's a party of four or seventy, the "Manohra Cruises" offers ...

Cuisines : Thai
Opening Hours : 07:30 pm. - 10:00 pm.
Location : Charoennakorn Rd., Riverside
Tel. : 0 2476 0022
Sirocco Restaurant

Sirocco Restaurant

Sirocco is the world's highest al fresco restaurant and one of Bangkok's most coveted dining choices. It never fails to leave one mesmerized with a breathtaking view of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya river, an amazing Sky Bar and quality ...

Cuisines : Mediterranean
Opening Hours : 06:00 pm. - 01:00 am.
Location : Silom Rd., Bang Rak District
Tel. : 0 2624 9555
Ruen Mallika Royal Thai Cuisine

Ruen Mallika Royal Thai Cuisine

Thai Restaurant that highlights on a fine sensation of premium Thai cuisine. The renowned taste of the recipes, which have been passed on from generation to another, are completed with the charm of the Thai culture and the authentic ...

Cuisines : Thai
Opening Hours : 11:00 am. - 11.00 pm.
Location : Sukhumvit Soi 22
Tel. : 0 2663 3211-2

Recommended Nightlife see all Nightlife
Q Bar Bangkok

Q Bar Bangkok

For over 12 years, Q Bar Bangkok has been the premier nightlife destination in Bangkok, Thailand. Voted by BK Readers Choice Awards as the best Bar in Bangkok every year since 2005. International Dj's from all over the world as well as the cream of ...

Category : Bars & Nightclubs
Opening Hours : 09:00 pm. - 03:00 am.
Location : Sukhumvit Soi 11
Tel. : 0 2252 3274
Club Culture

Club Culture

This renovated classic Thai theatre stands alone from the other main areas but is the main venue if anyone big is coming to town. Has seen the likes of DJ shadow and Grandmaster Flash. A big dance floor with enough room to bust some moves on ...

Category : Club
Opening Hours : 09:00 pm. - 02:00 am.
Location : Ratchadamnoen Klang Rd.
Tel. : 0 2653 7216
Bed Supperclub

Bed Supperclub

Bed Supperclub is a 'dining in bed' experience. Best described as a unique combination of upscale restaurant, club, art gallery, theatre & stage merged into one. With the top quality food, the tasty drinks, cool visuals and chill beats, this is the perfect ...

Category : Club
Opening Hours : 07:30 pm. – 02:00 am.
Location : Sukhumvit Soi 11
Tel. : 0 2651 3537, 08 8525 0101

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Terminal 21

Terminal 21

Terminal21 brings you to the whole new experience of shopping with Market Street Style. We combine unique destinations from around the world such as Rome, Paris, Tokyo, London, Istanbul, San Francisco and Hollywood into one fully-furbished ...

Type : Department Store
Opening Hours : 10:00 am. – 10:00 pm.
Location : Sukhumvit Rd.
Tel. : 0 2108 0888
The Platinum Fashion Mall

The Platinum Fashion Mall

The Platinum Fashion Mall is Thailand largest Fashion Mall and One Stop Wholesale shopping. This Fashion Mall is designed in the national wholesale shopping concept. This Fashion mall supports many services for fashion traders, ...

Type : Fashion Mall
Opening Hours : 08:00 am. - 08:00 pm.
Location : Petchburi Rd., Ratchthevi District
Tel. : 0 2121 8000
Siam Paragon

Siam Paragon

The only true world-class shopping center in Thailand. On 500,000 sq.m. this huge complex houses over 250 flagship stores of leading international and local labels of fashion, luxurious watches, and jewelry. The Paragon Department ...

Type : Department Store
Opening Hours : 10:00 am. - 10:00 pm.
Location : Rama I Rd.
Tel. : 0 2610 7911

Festivals & Events

bangkok.makhabucha2017

Makha Bucha Day

When : 11 Feb 2017
Where: All temples in Bangkok

An important Buddhist lunar festival and public holiday, observed nation-wide. During the full moon evening, Thai people join candle-lit processions around temples, to celebrate the time when the Lord Buddha gave a sermon to 1,250 enlightened devotees.

bangkok.gemsjewelryfair2017

Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair

When : 22 - 26 Feb 2017
Where: IMPACT Muang Thong Thani

The Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair is Asia's leading trade show for the jewelry industry, providing an outstanding platform for Thai and international jewelry designers and manufacturers to display their latest creations.

bangkok.thailandcoffeefest2017

Thailand Coffee Fest 2017

When : 23 - 26 Feb 2017
Where: Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, Bangkok

The biggest coffee event in Southeast Asia. Full integration of coffee business, from coffee producing to coffee roasteries, machineries, and distributors. Various brands are offering hot promotions exclusively for this festival.

bangkok.songkran2017

Songkran Festival

When : 13 - 15 Apr 2017
Where: Bangkok

Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year celebrated on 13 to 15 of April. The water fights will be held in various spots around Banglamphu, most notably Thanon Khao San or Khao San Road and Silom Road.

bangkok.royalploughing2017

Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day

When : 9 May 2017
Where: Sanam Luang

Brahmin priests use sacred oxen to forecast the year's rainfall and harvest in costumed royal pageantry. Farmers then rush in to gather the blessed seeds. A holiday only for state workers.

bangkok.visakhabucha2017

Visakha Bucha

When : 10 May 2017
Where: All temples in Bangkok

This day commemorates the birth, the enlightenment and the entry into the nirvana of Buddha. Temples throughout the country are crowded with people listening to sermons about Dharma (Buddha's teaching) and in the evening there is a candlelit procession around the main building of the temple.

bangkok.petexpothailand2017

Pet Expo Thailand 2017

When : 25 - 28 May 2017
Where: Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, Bangkok

Pet Expo Thailand collect product, service and activities to respond lifestyle of people who love pets.