Bangkok is a fascinating and diverse city. It boasts a staggeringly rich history: temples like Wat Pho, Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Arun as well as the royal architecture of the Grand Palace and the Suam Pakkad Palace speak volumes about the religious and regal heritage of the city. But Bangkok is also a city with one eye on the future - its skyline thronged with skyscrapers and neon signs. It is a popular stop on the backpacker trail - with a fantastic selection of budget accommodation options - and is also very popular with luxury holiday makers and business travellers - with five star hotels and some excellent gourmet restaurants.
Bangkok is a city of eleven million inhabitants, a sweltering monsoon climate and streets choked with cars, cycle rickshaws and tuk tuks. At first overwhelming, it discloses its myriad charms in stages and boasts many hidden gems. There are lush green spaces, picturesque floating markets and state-of-the-art spa facilities. A good starting point is the National Museum - which is the largest in South East Asia and which gives an excellent history of the city. Visitors can take courses in traditional Thai cooking, massage and language and can enjoy some excellent nightlife - including the hectic bars of the Khao San area and the chic nightclubs of Sukhumvit. Bangkok is best visited between November and March when Monsoon rains have passed and the weather is hot without being sweltering.
Cheap Holidays to Bangkok
Grand Millennium Sukhumvit
Luxurious and modern five star accommodation with a state of the art spa and stylish bars and restaurants - ideally suited to couples.
Jw Marriott Hotel Bangkok
Elegant five star accommodation in the heart of Bangkok - with a spa, a fitness centre, a swimming pool and five gourmet restaurants.
Le Fenix Sukhumvit
Stylish accommodation in Bangkok, with a fitness centre, rooftop bar and great public transport connections. Ideally suited to couples.
President Palace Hotel
Central Bangkok accommodation - with elegant bedrooms, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre - well suited to couples, families and business travellers
Royal President Bangkok
Central Bangkok self-catered accommodation with good fitness and leisure facilities. Well suited to couples and families.
The Aetas Lumpini
Stylish five star accommodation with fantastic views over central Bangkok. Ideal for couples and business travellers.
Other resorts in Thailand
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