Ranked as one of Asia’s most visited cities, Bangkok is rich in history, culture, entertainment and dining options, as well as home to an established commercial district, and well-developed residential areas all of which come together to make Bangkok an attractive city to visit, live and work in.
Let us help guide you on your journey. If you are a first-time visitor and find it diffifult to choose from the dizzying variety of options that caters to every taste and preference, start with one of the several picturesque temples, and then make your way to the city streets which are lined with delicious street food of all kinds. Then try indulging yourself in a full day of retail therapy if you like. From here you'll find it easier to continue on to the city’s best and must-see sites. Even frequent visitors will tell you there is always something new to see on every return trip.
Well-recognised as the cultural epicentre of Thailand, the city of Bangkok offers a charming combination of heritage and contemporary developments, accentuated by the majestic Chao Phraya River.
Visit some of Asia’s most magnificent historical gems, including the resplendent Royal Palace as well as enchanting Buddhist temples such as Wat Arun, Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaeo. With a range of seemingly inexhaustible experiences right within the city, there is always so much more to discover when you stay in our 5 Star Bangkok Hotel.
Shoppers will find delight in the diverse range of retail offerings available within the city’s massive shopping establishments, such as Siam Paragon Shopping Complex, Robinson’s Department Store, and Chatuchak Weekend Market. For a more engaging experience, immerse in the city’s eclectic array of activities including Thai boxing, horse racing and golfing.
Bangkok Visitor Information
Time Zone: GMT +7 hours
Language: Thai, English
Bangkok certainly lives up to its reputation as a travel hot spot in Southeast Asia. The 'City of Angels' has funky markets, upmarket malls, a riverside full of surprises, a vibrant nightlife scene, many fabulous sights and attractions that reflect its unique heritage, friendly people who epitomize Thailand’s “land of smiles” reputation.
Common local greetings are wai and sawadee. Wai is also used to convey respect of seniority in social and families systems with politeness as per Thai custom.
Thai Baht (THB)
The electricity in Thailand is 220 volts, 50 cycles AC. Universal adapters can be purchased before arriving in Thailand or else they can be found in electronics and department stores.
Thailand is generally hot and humid across most of the country throughout most of the year. Temperatures in Bangkok regularly stay well above 30°C throughout the year. The humidity levels also remain high during this period and you can expect short spells of rainy weather, with frequent afternoon showers, monsoons and spells of thunder at times.
Tipping is not customary in Thailand. There is absolutely not mandatory requirement to tip anyone, but small gratuities for great service are very much appreciated, you may compliment exceptional service with a tip.
7% government service tax is automatically added to all goods and services.
Shopping and Business Hours
Shopping Centre: 10:00am to 9:00pm
Business Hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Police (General Emergency Call) : 191
Fire : 199
Ambulance and Rescue : 1554
Medical Emergency Call : 1669
Thailand allows Visa Exemption (Bilateral Agreement) including 52 countries. For more information please visit http://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand/changes-visa-exempt.php
Thailand allows passport holders of 19 countries to enter Thailand under this rule provided that they meet these requirements: http://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand/visa-on-arrival.php