What’s There

Bangkok, Thailand is unlike any other place you’ve been. There’s so much to see and do here, but the top things include seeing the famous palaces and temples (the most notable being the Grand Palace with its intricate details, Wat Phra Kaew and the Emerald Buddha, and Wat Arun with towering spires along the riverside). Additionally, the world-famous floating market is not to be missed. It’s surprisingly authentic, despite the tourists flocking to the spot. And you can find all kinds of food floating by to try from the vendors. For a modern approach to the city, head down to Khao San Road where the East and West parts of the city collide in a tangle of clubs, restaurants, and bars. Definitely know your spicy food tolerance before you go! They’ll ask, but there’s a real difference between spicy and Thailand spicy.

Who’s There

People in Bangkok are very friendly to foreigners. And given its recent spike as a popular tourist destination, Western dress is very fashionable here. Do keep in mind that there is a strict dress code in the temples (especially the Grand Palace), so make sure you have no holes in your pants, long skirts or pants that cover your ankles, and shirts that cover your shoulders when you go. It’s the worst to plan on going in and being turned away since the dress code is strictly enforced. Otherwise, Bangkok is very warm and tropical so lightweight clothing is best. Add a few layers and some good walking shoes, and you’ll be good to go!

Getting There

Bangkok Airways, Jet Asia Airways, Thai Airways, Thai Smile, Thai Vietjet Air, Cathay Pacific, EVA Air can give you great flight options when flying to Bangkok. Bangkok Airport is also known as Suvarnabhumi Airport which is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand. The other one is Don Mueang International Airport, which has now become the low-cost airline’s hub for Bangkok. Airport Rail Link, Bus, Taxi, hire car are a popular means of transport that are available to/from the city center. A free bus service connecting Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang Airport also operate from 5 in the morning until midnight. Whether you are travelling from Miami or Puerto Vallarta, Tokyo or Denver, Philadelphia or Madrid you can easily get flights to Bangkok.