Bangkok

 

Bangkok is Thailand’s capital and largest city, as well as a major gateway to other parts of Southeast Asia.

It is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, and is filled with canals and other waterways that are well worth visiting.

Bangkok is a major city, and enjoys cultural features like great food, theater, music, and even Thai kick boxing (Muay Thai)

The initial experience can be an assault on the senses, as visitors are immediately confronted by the heat, pollution, and traffics. But the experience is relieved by the irrepressible smile that accompanies most Thais.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
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Located 1 km from Hua Lumpong Railway Station and MRT Hua Lumpong, T.T. guesthouse is a convenient 2-km drive to China Town. To stay connected, it offers free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 172 guest reviews: 7.1/10.

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Chakrabongse Villas

Chakrabongse Villas

A former royal residence situated by the Chao Phraya River, Chakrabongse Villas offers stunning views of Wat Arun from luxurious Thai-style suites. It features a landscape pool and attentive service. Located under 1. Average score from 148 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$159 - $795

 
$1599.4
COMO Metropolitan Bangkok

COMO Metropolitan Bangkok

This 5-star hotel in Bangkok's Sathorn area includes modern Thai-style rooms with free WiFi, a 20-metre outdoor pool and a COMO Shambhala Urban Escape spa. Average score from 501 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$130 - $203

 
$1309.2
Sathorn Vista, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments

Sathorn Vista, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments

Marriott Executive Apartments Sathorn Vista is conveniently located at the heart of Bangkok. It has a large outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness centre, 3 dining options and offers free parking. Average score from 311 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$119 - $333

 
$1199.1
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

Luxurious stays await at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, with multiple pools situated within landscaped grounds. Steps from Siam Paragon shopping centre, it features free WiFi, fine dining and a world-class spa. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$269 - $505

 
$2699.1
Kama Bangkok

Kama Bangkok

Offering a restaurant and a cafe, Kama Bangkok is a 5-minute drive from ASIATIQUE the Riverfront Mall, as well as Saphan Taksin and Surasak BTS Stations. It features comfortable rooms and free Wi-Fi access, which is available throughout. Average score from 409 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$8

 
$89.0
Baan Manusarn

Baan Manusarn

A 10-minute drive to the iconic Grand Palace, Baan Manusarn offers modern air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy free tea, coffee and local fruits in the lobby area. The property is a 3-minute walk to Thewes Pier. It is 1. Average score from 99 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$40 - $65

 
$408.8
LiT BANGKOK Hotel

LiT BANGKOK Hotel

Using light and shadow to create a modern space, LIT Bangkok Hotel offers stylish accommodation in Pathumwan. Aside from a sunny mezzanine pool, it has pampering spa services and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 613 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$104 - $229

 
$1048.7
The Oasis Hostel

The Oasis Hostel

Located in Bangkok, The Oasis Hostel offers both private and dormitory-style rooms fitted with air conditioning. It features free WiFi access in all areas and free private parking. Average score from 643 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$10

 
$108.6
Golden Mountain Hostel

Golden Mountain Hostel

Golden Mountain Hostel is located in Bangkok and a 20-minute walk from the famous Khao Sarn Road. Free WiFi access is available in public areas. Dormitory-style rooms are equipped with air conditioning. Average score from 303 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$10

 
$108.4
Siam@Siam, Design Hotel Bangkok

Siam@Siam, Design Hotel Bangkok

Siam @ Siam, Design Hotel Bangkok is located in central Bangkok, a 5-minute walk from National Stadium BTS Skytrain Station. It features stylish décor and an infinity pool that overlooks the cityscape. Free WiFi is provided in the rooms. Average score from 59 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$99 - $425

 
$998.4
Baansilom Soi 3

Baansilom Soi 3

Baansilom Soi 3 is a stylish boutique hotel located in Silom Road, a 5-minute walk from Chong Nonsri Sky Train Station. It offers modern accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Cosy rooms at Baansilom are fitted with cable TV, a minibar and a work desk. Average score from 178 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$41 - $44

 
$418.3
Centra by Centara Central Station Bangkok

Centra by Centara Central Station Bangkok

Centra Central Station Bangkok is located opposite of Hua Lamphong Railway Station and Hua Lamphong Subway MRT Station. It offers modern air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi in all areas. The hotel features spa and fitness centre. Average score from 700 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$57

 
$578.1
Tango Vibrant Living Place

Tango Vibrant Living Place

Tango is located in Bangkok’s Pratunam area, 5 minutes’ walk from Ratchaprarop Airport Rail Link Station and 15 minutes’ walk from Platinum Mall. It offers studio-style rooms and a restaurant. Average score from 546 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$41 - $42

 
$417.7
U Place Bangkok

U Place Bangkok

A 5-minute walk from Tewes Market, U Place offers a pleasant contrast from the heritage temples in Bangkok’s Old City. It features outdoor pool and modern accommodation with free Wi-Fi. The popular Khaosan Road is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$51 - $62

 
$517.4
Silom3 Apartment

Silom3 Apartment

Silom3 Apartment is 100 metres from Chongnonsi BTS Skytrain Station. It offers air-conditioned rooms a kitchenette and free Wi-Fi. The property features a 24-hour front desk and laundry service. Average score from 42 guest reviews: 7.2/10.

$32

 
$327.2
Euro Asia Hostel

Euro Asia Hostel

Located in the heart of Bangkok just a 10-minute walk from the lively Khao San Road, Euro Asia Hostel offers both private and dormitory rooms with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi in all areas. Average score from 108 guest reviews: 7.0/10.

$6

 
$67.0
The Pavilion Place

The Pavilion Place

A convenient 5-minute walk to Silom MRT Subway Station, The Pavillion Place offers free private parking. To unwind, guests can relax in a soothing massage at the spa or enjoy refreshing drinks at the bar. Average score from 354 guest reviews: 6.5/10.

$22

 
$226.5

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Global City
Bangkok for centuries was a small trading post. This all change when Ayutthaya was burned by Burmese invaders. At that point, King Rama I (the first monarch of the current Chakri dynasty), turned it into the capital of Siam in 1782. Today it functions as Thailand's spiritual, cultural, political, commercial, educational and diplomatic center. Just under 14 degrees north of the Equator, Bangkok is tropical (hot and muggy) most of the year, but it is also one of the most traveler-friendly cities in Asia. It is Southeast Asia’s main airline travel hub, and a great place to buy inexpensive tickets to other countries in the region.
Temples
Out of Bangkok's hundreds of temples, the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun make up the top three:

The Grand Palace is actually a temple, as well as a collection of highly decorated holy buildings and monuments. One of its buildings houses the Emerald Buddha, the most sacred Buddha image of Thailand.

Nearby is Wat Pho, home to the world's largest reclining Buddha image.

Take the ferry across the Chao Phraya River to Thonburi for the outstanding Wat Arun. The main structure is about 60-88m high and it is surrounded by four smaller prangs. It is one of Thailand's most picturesque temples, and is engraved on the inner part of all ten-baht coins.
Combination
Unusual Local Feature

Bangkok's Canals" The Chao Phraya River is the landmark in Bangkok, but surrounding it is a matrix of canals that are living neighborhoods. This can be done on your own, taking public express boats that ply the canals regularly. You can get off anywhere between Thewet and Sathon (Taksin) piers and visit local neighborhoods and landmarks. Or visitors can take an organized canal tour, using specialized boat trips, which start at the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya and head through the backwaters of Thonburi, taking in Wat Arun, the Royal Barges National Museum and a floating market.

Other Interests:
Cultural
Nightlife
Theater
Music
Visual Arts
Museums
Palaces and Chateaux
Combination
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Natural
Biking

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