Bangkok, Thailand Travel Guide

Last Updated: Jan 2024

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

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

Bangkok Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed7.00 - 17.00

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.$0.84 - $3.34
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.$1.39 - $5.57
Budget dinnerAgain, the range here is wide because traditional restaurants aren't nearly as cheap as other street-side options.$2.23 - $6.96
Pint of beerHappy hours are common, but otherwise beer is not the bargain it is elsewhere in SE Asia.$1.67 - $4.18
PizzaAmerican-style big pizzas are available, though not cheap, and small European-style pizzas are easy to find.$3.34 - $9.74
Can of cold beerThere are 7-Elevens on every block, and cold local beers are a relative bargain.$0.70 - $1.11
Cup of coffeeCoffee in Thailand is usually made from instant powder and it's relatively expensive.$0.84 - $1.67
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Best tours in Bangkok

When to visit Bangkok

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
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 Bed7.00 - 17.00

Getting to Bangkok

Getting around Bangkok

Bangkok Transport prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center7.71 - 11.14
Airport train to city center1.25 - 2.51
3km tuk-tuk ride in Bangkok1.39 - 2.78
Skytrain ride in Bangkok0.42 - 1.45
3km taxi ride in Bangkok1.84 - 2.78
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Where to go before and after