In Bangkok, shopping is typically a 24-hour affair, but in much of Thailand, including the capital city, some of the best shopping opportunities come after dark. Bangkok’s night markets are great places to people watch, eat on the cheap and pick up some gifts or souvenirs to take back home with you.
One of the best “souvenirs” you can bring home with you from Bangkok is the ability to recreate delicious Thai dishes in your own kitchen. Luckily, there are many Thai cooking schools in Bangkok where you can learn about the ingredients and methods behind this flavorful cuisine.
Visiting Khao Yai National Park, Thailand’s oldest and most visited protected area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, allows travelers to witness diverse flora and fauna in one of mainland Asia’s largest swaths of rainforest. Located 108 miles (175 km) northeast of Bangkok, this beautiful natural attraction makes a perfect escape from the chaos of the Thai capital.
Thanks to Thailand’s tropical climate, you’ll probably encounter rain during you stay in Bangkok, particularly if you visit during the rainy season from May to October. Just because it’s raining, doesn’t mean you have to sit around in your hotel waiting for the sun to shine. If you’re stuck inside on a gloomy day, here are some things to do in Bangkok on a rainy day.
For many a traveler, the thought of Thailand brings to mind visions of white sands and clear waters. If you’re traveling through Thailand but don’t have the time to make it to the Thai Islands, it’s possible to spend a day at the beach from Bangkok to get your fix of sun and sand.
In Bangkok, there’s a hotel for every budget and every taste, and the type of experience you’d like to have while in Thailand’s capital city will dictate which area of town you choose to seek accommodation. Here’s a quick guide on where to stay in Bangkok: