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Luxury Bangkok Holidays

Thailand's heart

Bangkok

Bangkok is a whirlwind of a city. Tuk-tuks, taxis and motorbikes whizz past super-malls and grand luxury hotels, locals haggle for their weekly shop in lively markets, and the sound of street food sizzling usually isn’t far away. There are pockets of calm, though – converted rice barges meander up the Chao Phraya River offering slow-paced sightseeing, and traditional spas are tucked away in quiet courtyards and gardens.

The Grand Palace is a sightseeing must. The former home of Thailand’s royal family is split into three main areas – the outer court, the middle court and the inner court. The outer court is where you’ll find the famous Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which houses a sacred image of the Buddha carved out of a block of jade.  

Bangkok is just a short flight from Thailand’s islands and beach resorts, so why not finish your stay off with a week or two on one of the beaches of Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak or Koh Samui?

Leanne Hall

The Wat Arun is a must-visit, especially at sunset. We travelled there by river boat and got to view a beautiful working Buddhist temple. We got blessed by monks on our visit – it was a truly magical experience.

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Samantha Grist

I loved spending an evening at Bangkok's night market. It's a carnival-style market with live bands, souvenir shops and plenty of high-quality restaurants. 

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Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to Thailand is approximately 11 hours 30 minutes. 

Transfer Time

Transfer time from Bangkok airport to Bangkok is approximately 45 minutes.

When to go

Thailand has a tropical climate, which means it’s hot and humid for most of the year. Rainy months vary depending on where you are in Thailand: in south-western areas like Phuket, the monsoon season starts around April and finishes in October, while south-east destinations like Koh Samui see more rain between September and December (there’s still plenty of sunshine between showers, though). The hottest months are March to June, although humidity is high and average temperatures can push 40°C. Wait until after the rainy season if you prefer slightly cooler temperatures – between December and February, averages stick to the high 20s and early 30s.

Visa Information

British passport holders do not require a visa for stays of up to 30 days. 

Tipping

Tipping is not expected in Thailand, although most hotels and restaurants will include a 10% service charge.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Thailand is Thai. English is widely spoken too.

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