Bangkok, Thailand Travel Guide Last Updated: Jan 2022

Bangkok is truly one of the world’s great cities, and also a bargain for travelers in almost every way. The gateway to Southeast Asia is also the best place to start a visit to the region. Not only are the attractions top-notch, but the tourist infrastructure is far better than anywhere else in the region.

Why Visit Bangkok

Bangkok Facts

Population 9,100,000
Area 12,000,000
Timezone UTC+7
Currency Thai baht
Airports Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Things To Do In Bangkok

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Bangkok

Budget breakfastMany hotels include breakfast in their rates. Street stalls are easy to find everywhere, but sit-down restaurants charge a lot more.$0.87 - $3.47
Budget lunchStreet stalls are easy to find everywhere and serve tasty and (usually) safe meals at all hours. Food courts in shopping areas are also a good budget bet.$1.44 - $5.78
Budget dinnerAgain, the range here is wide because traditional restaurants aren't nearly as cheap as other street-side options.$2.31 - $7.22
Pint of beerHappy hours are common, but otherwise beer is not the bargain it is elsewhere in SE Asia.$1.73 - $4.33
McDonalds Big MacSo-called meal deals don't add too much to the price, but McDonald's here isn't really a great bargain otherwise.$2.31
PizzaAmerican-style big pizzas are available, though not cheap, and small European-style pizzas are easy to find.$3.47 - $10.11
Can of cold beerThere are 7-Elevens on every block, and cold local beers are a relative bargain.$0.72 - $1.16
Cup of coffeeCoffee in Thailand is usually made from instant powder and it's relatively expensive.$0.87 - $1.73
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BEST TOURS in Bangkok

WHEN TO VISIT Bangkok

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January90700.4
February91741.2
March93771.1
April95792.6
May93788.7
June92785.9
July91776.1
August91777.8
September907614.0
October90769.5
November89741.9
December88690.4

Bangkok WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:22am6:29pm
21 Jun5:51am6:48pm
21 Sep6:07am6:15pm
21 Dec6:37am5:55pm

Where to stay in Bangkok

Bangkok Hotel Seasons

Bangkok Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar8.00 - 14.00
starstarstarstarstar11.00 - 48.00
starstarstarstarstar15.00 - 50.00
starstarstarstarstar24.00 - 62.00
starstarstarstarstar72.00 - 147.00
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Bangkok Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed7.61 - 17.08

Getting to Bangkok

GETTING AROUND Bangkok

Bangkok TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center8.00 - 11.55
Airport train to city center1.30 - 2.60
3km tuk-tuk ride in Bangkok1.44 - 2.89
Skytrain ride in Bangkok0.43 - 1.50
3km taxi ride in Bangkok1.91 - 2.89
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER