Planning Your First Trip to Bangkok

Insights into a Dynamic City

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A newbie traveller when it comes to visiting Bangkok? If so, here’s a brief guide that will help you get an idea of what to expect and how to plan your adventures.

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Planning When to Visit

The city offers plenty to enjoy the whole year round be you staying at a budget or boutique hotel in Bangkok. November to February is generally cooler and is also the peak tourist season. March to June marks the hot season, while July to October is more prone to afternoon / evening downpours though rates are less too.

Types of Accommodation

Depending on your budget, there are many accommodation options on offer at different city locales. Hotels are popular including properties such as Maitria Hotel Rama 9 Bangkok which offer easy access to malls and the CBD. Apartments and residences are on offer too as are budget hostels and Airbnb options.

Sightseeing & Shopping

Remember to plan your itinerary with care; amongst the top things to do in Bangkok include paying a visit to the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Retail therapy also abounds be it at the MBK Centre, centralwOrld or Siam Paragon malls, the Chatuchak Weekend Market or various night markets too.

Thrilling Nightlife

From bars and nightclubs to live music and ladyboy shows, Bangkok nightlife has much to offer. For some trendy club-hopping, head to Royal City Avenue in Ratchadapisek (RCA), while Khao San Road offers laid-back venues for dinner and drinks. For something different, embark on a night-time cruise along the Chao Phraya River.