Holidays in Bangkok offer exotic city escapism which is unrivalled anywhere else in the world. An exciting buzz fills the atmosphere, creating a whirlwind of adventure in Thailand's ultra modern city. From lively markets selling traditional Thai products, to the grand hotels which line the busy streets, Bangkok is a city which attracts intrepid travellers and those seeking to explore a unique culture. The scent of culinary delights wafts through the air, as food stalls offer authentic dishes. The hum of tuk-tuks, taxis and motorbikes whizzes through the streets. However, history is never far away in Bangkok and the past can still be found entwined within the modern skyscrapers. The Grand Palace is an architectural delight which was built in the 1700s for the Thai Royal Family.
The city seems to breathe out the essence of Thai culture, and holidaymakers can’t help but become immersed in everything Bangkok has to offer. For those wishing to disappear into a tropical paradise, the city can also be an oasis of calm. Traditional spas can be discovered down quiet streets while the Chao Phraya River meanders through the city, offering slow-paced sightseeing for those who want to take it a little easier.
Luxury holidays in Bangkok provide a heady mix of traditional Thai culture, a contemporary vibe and exciting adventure. The city is home to some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, including the Shangri-La Bangkok. Perfectly positioned on the Chao Phraya River and with easy access to river taxis, this hotel offers holidaymakers the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of the city. The outstanding views of the city skyline, opulent interiors and incredible dining options make the Shangri-La Bangkok a popular choice for those who want to enjoy everything which makes Bangkok special. Not to mention the CHI spa which offers ancient age old Asian treatments after a busy day of sightseeing.
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Flight time from the UK to Thailand is approximately 11 hours 30 minutes.
Transfer time from Bangkok airport to Bangkok is approximately 45 minutes.
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.
British passport holders do not require a visa for stays of up to 30 days.
Tipping is not expected in Thailand, although most hotels and restaurants will include a 10% service charge.
The official language of Thailand is Thai. English is widely spoken too.