The First-Timers Travel Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

This capital city of Thailand, Bangkok is one of the most wonderful places to visit with a diverse culture, great food and awe-inspiring attractions to visit.

Grand Palace Bangkok

When one thinks of Thailand, the thoughts and visuals that come into mind are undoubtably the bright warm smiles of the locals, the street markets, the amazing food and the number of attractions here. It’s a place just waiting to be explored! If you are a first timer visiting Thailand, the best place to start your expedition would be in Bangkok.

Grand Palace Bangkok
Grand Palace Bangkok | Image Credit : Andy Marchand, Grand Palace Bangkok, Thailand, CC BY-SA 3.0

The most visited city

Bangkok’s brilliance is truly felt by those who actually get the chance to visit the place. Nominated by the Travel + Leisure magazine readers for 4 years in a row as the “World’s Best City”, the capital of Thailand has much to offer for those with the wanderlust.

Best time to visit

This city has a tropical climate and so has just two seasons which are the wet and the dry seasons. The rainy season is between May and October while the dry season falls between November and April. However, November to February is considered the best time to visit.

Where to exchange money

Once you land in Bangkok, you can exchange money wither at the airport or at a money changer. One of the best money changers in the city is said to be SuperRich offering the best rates for the Baht currency used in Thailand.

Where to stay

When it comes to places to stay you could never run out with many a 5-star Bangkok hotel and various hostels and homestays available. A useful tip would be to make your booking as early as possible with hotels like Emporium Suites by Chatrium to received discounts on offers.