Vibrant and exciting Bangkok is a city rich in history and culture. Known to Thais as Krung Thep, the ‘City of Angels’, a few days in this exciting city is a must on any itinerary.
Food, of course, is top of many visitors’ ‘must-dos’. Bangkok is a great place to sample the full variety of Thai cuisine. Visitors are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to eating superb fresh food washed down with a Singha beer! You may wish to do a course on Thai cooking and we offer a fantastic array of courses of varying lengths and intensities. We also offer a fantastic and romantic meal on an evening cruise down the Chao Phraya River.
Bangkok itself is a fascinating city to explore and gain some insight into Thai culture. We thoroughly recommend taking our customised city tour which takes in the famous sights of Bangkok as well as a Klong Boat ride through the back canals which link this futuristic city to its trading past. We can also include a guide for the day which means you can be entirely flexible and use public transport (generally much quicker than a car!) and get under the skin of this great city. You can also try Thai massage and take in the spectacle of the martial art of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing). Other day trips that offer an insight into this vibrant city include a visit to the Floating Markets to experience one of the iconic images of Bangkok - the colourful sight of ladies in wooden boats selling fruit and vegetables and the Wat Tour, taking in some of Bangkok’s iconic temples.
Of you might prefer to just shop in Bangkok’s many department stores or teeming markets…
Bangkok must be one of the cheapest places in the world to treat yourself when it comes to accommodation. There are excellent hotel options throughout the city, from super luxury (and superb) 5* hotels to tucked away boutique properties offering a slice of regal Thai culture. Talk to our consultants about the hotel that could suit you best,
We feel that location is not as important in Bangkok as in many other world cities since the city lacks a natural centre and access is easy via the BTS system. However, we would be very happy to discuss your requirements and help suggest that hotel that would suit you best.
A Selection of Hotels in the region
Mekhala Cruise, Chao Phraya, Bangkok
The slow route to Ayutthaya: take a rice barge down the Chao Phraya from Bangkok.
Ariyasom Villa, Bangkok
A beautiful boutique hotel built around a 1940's house in central Bangkok, with an award-winning vegetarian restaurant.
Siam @ Siam, Bangkok
Quirky, fun, design orientated hotel in central Bangkok
Sukhothai Hotel, Bangkok
Excellent low-rise five star with big gardens in Bangkok's Sathon district