Bangkok: Good to know
Must do's in Bangkok
Royal Palace: a must for first-timers in Bangkok. Do not miss the Wat Phra Kaeo or the temple of the Emerald Buddha.
Massages: nothing better than an authentic Thai massage. In Bangkok you can find a massage parlour on every corner. The prices are similar everywhere and though negotiating is common in Bangkok, arguing about the price of your massage is simply not done. They are already cheap, cheap, cheap.
Floating market: one hour’s drive from Bangkok. Local merchants gather by boat to sell their fresh produce: vegetables, fruits, flowers…. Souvenirs and clothing, as well as delicious home-cooked meals can also be found here. A unique though touristic experience!
Shopping: Shopping: Bangkok has a number of breath-taking shopping malls: Siam Paragon, Central World, Zen ...which sell the genuine brands (no fake here) Terminal 21 is a concept shopping mall. Each floor is inspired by cities like Paris and New York.
Bangkok: Insider tips
Fond of seafood? Try T&K seafood restaurant in Chinatown; a firm favourite amongst the locals especially if they have a celebration on. The seafood is grilled on the barbeque. Delightful!
Want to visit Bangkok in a more unusual way? Cycle through Chinatown. You crisscross the town through back alleys and unfamiliar hotspots. Absolutely relaxing and unique.
How to explore Bangkok?
The fastest and cheapest way to move about in Bangkok is by BTS sky train. Most train stations are located in Central and Eastern Bangkok.
Take a metered taxi for longer distances and outside peak hours. Ask the driver to put the meter on as you board.
The cutest way to explore Bangkok and its attractions is by tuk-tuk (motorized tricycle). Mind you, preferably for short distances as long rides mostly turn out extremely expensive. Negotiate before you board.Want to explore the rest of Thailand? Rent a car or book one of the selfdrives listed in our brochures and on our web.
Bangkok Travel information
Travel documents: must be in possession of an international, machine readable passport, with at least 2 blank pages, valid for 6 months after return. A 30-day tourist visa can be obtained at arrival free of charge.
For Cambodia a visa-upon-arrival can be obtained at the border. Prepare a recent ID photos plus 20USD for Cambodia (subject to change).
Local time: during winter +6 hours, during summer +5 hours
Currency: Thai Baht (THB). 100 THB = 2,41 EUR (Euro)
Climate: Thailand has a tropical monsoon climate. Temperatures between 25°C and 35°C. Most precipitation falls during the summer months. September Is the wettest month of all.
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