A lively capital city, Bangkok is in many respects the hub of all things Thai. Combining rich culture, heritage and history with a contemporary and cosmopolitan feel, this buzzing destination is located on the delta of the Chao Phraya River which criss-crosses the city in a network of intricate waterways, hence the city’s nickname ‘the Venice of the East’. With its countless attractions and vibrant nightlife, Bangkok is the perfect base for exploring not only the rest of Thailand, but other South East Asian countries as well.
What makes the city worth visiting is the fact that it’s a melting pot of many cultures and lifestyles. It’s a place where traditional Thai values are appreciated alongside Western ones. There’s something for everyone here, from ornate temples and fascinating museums, to lush open parks and a wide range of dining venues. Shopping opportunities are plentiful, with vast international shopping malls, bustling local markets open day and night, and a multitude of street vendors selling all sorts of local trinkets and souvenirs. Though the city has more than its fair share of historical buildings, it’s also home to a growing number of skyscrapers and high-rises.
Bangkok has high year round temperatures, the rainy season typically runs from April to October, with September usually the wettest month.