Vibrant and exciting, Bangkok is a city rich in history and culture. The Thai capital is known to locals as Krung Thep, the ‘City of Angels’, and a few days in this exciting city is a must on any Thailand holiday. This urban city is a melting pot of contrasts; from the seemingly lawless traffic on the roads to the languid long-tail boats along the river.
Whether you want to spend your time in Bangkok visiting the famous temples of Wat Pho or Wat Phra Kaew, shuffling along the small paths in Chinatown, haggling in the Chatuchak Weekend Market, or attending a Thai cooking class, Bangkok has it all.
Food, of course, is top of many visitors’ ‘must-dos’. Bangkok is one the world's great 'foodie' destinations. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating superb fresh Thai cuisine. Remember that in Thailand the very best food is found, fresh, on the street. Our guides will help you explore, sample some of the best dishes served up at cafes, markets and street food stalls and find your feet in culinary terms. On our signature experiences, you’ll get a real flavour for the best food on offer.
Bangkok itself is a fascinating city to explore and gain an insight into Thai culture. Our signature city tour comes highly recommended if you’re looking to take in the famous sights of Bangkok while also exploring a little further afield, allowing you to get under the skin of this great city. The second half of the tour will see you taking a boat ride through the back klongs (canals), which link this futuristic city to its trading past.
You can relax with a Thai massage or 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 the Wat Tour, taking in some of Bangkok’s iconic and hidden temples and even exploring some of the quieter alleyways and parks by cycle. Of you might prefer to shop in Bangkok’s many department stores or teeming markets. The weekend market at Chatuchak is an experience in itself.
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 5-star hotels to tucked away boutique properties offering a slice of Thai culture. The location is not as crucial in Bangkok as in many other world cities, since it lacks a natural centre and access is easy via the BTS system. However, it does depend on you as an individual so we would be more than happy to discuss your requirements and suggest a hotel that would suit you best.
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Three Sides of Thailand
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Luxuriate in a timeless, effortless, slow-motion Thai experience. Then head down south… and slow it down, even more, on your own… secret… paradise island.