Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a large city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. Home to opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple. Nearby is Wat Pho Temple with an enormous reclining Buddha and, and on the opposite side of the river, Wat Arun Temple with its steep steps and Khmer-style spire. Not forgetting the Famous Kho San Road for its bars, street food and massages.

Bangkok offers plenty of activity day or night. Spend the day visiting cultural sites or shopping in the many shopping centres and the evening by having a relaxing hour long foot massage, a variety of different street food, and a walk through the night markets selling almost anything you want.



How to get to Bangkok


Getting to Bangkok from Bangkok international airport


  • Airport Link – Train service into the city

    • Express Line

    • Phaya Thai Express

    • City line

  • Taxi – Taxis are available outside the terminal, make sure you take one from the taxi stand and not a guy who comes up to you saying they are a taxi.

  • Uber – Uber allows you to pay via your Uber account so you don’t have to worry about getting your money out. Uber also gives you an estimate on the fare and it’s pretty accurate.

  • Car Rental – There a rental car companies in the arrivals terminal. Be sure to check if you can drive here prior to booking. You can also reserve a car online via Rentalcars.

  • Grab – This is Asia’s version of Uber, you can book cars or Motorbike pickups. You can book on behalf of other people and make payment in cash.


Where to stay in Bangkok


  • Koh San Road - The main type of accommodation here is for the budget guest houses and hotels. There are lots of hostels here to. This is the part centre of Bangkok.


  • Riverside – This area is more scenic with the larger hotels placed along the riverside, they are more upmarket, often having river boats so you can cross the river easily.


  • Sukhumvit area – This area is more of a developed area offering modern apartment buildings. Many of the expats live in this area. There are little pockets of culture, from Middle East and Indian.


  • Silom – Silom is known for its shopping, restaurants and real Thai food. It has transport connections to Sky train and the MRT. Visit the famous Pat pong night market


  • Siam – The trendy part of town, where the more affluent Thais hang out. There are a lot of shopping centres in this area.


  • China Town – Has a typical Chinese street style. The narrow streets are filled with street vendors and the best place to eat the street food. You can find budget accommodation here

Things to do in Bangkok with Children


  • Buddha Temples - Visit the many temples in the centre of Bangkok, there are big tourist attractions but also very peaceful when looking at them. There are many temples in Bangkok but here are the most popular:


  • Wat Pho -  sleeping Buddha

  • Grand Palace

  • Wat Arun

  • Wat Saket -  golden mount

  • Wat Phra Kaew -  emerald Buddha


  • China town - A true feel of street food. And the real insight in to how the old Bangkok used to be. Great to walk around


  • Koh san road – Starts off family friendly but then as the night goes on, you can tell it’s a party area. You can eat street food and get drinks ant the many happy our bars. This is the main night life street so expect it to be busier and sometimes overpriced.

  • Insects – Try and eat the fried insects available especially on Koh San road, cockroaches, grasshoppers, scorpions, etc.


  • Massages – Get a massages on Koh San road for an hour. Watch the people walking past as you relax. Massages cost between 250-350 Bhat (around £5-6) for 1 hour.


  • Pat Pong Night Market - The pat pong markets are famous for 2 reasons, the night markets offering souvenirs and clothing and the other is the night life around there, it is a bit like the red light district. There are a lot of GoGo bars in the area but still very safe to walk around in the early evening.

  • Asiatique the river side – This market place is on the riverside and really comes to life when the sun goes down, toy can eat at some higher end restaurants and walk around the market stalls selling souvenirs.


  • Safari world - About an hour out of the city, this place has an activities and exhibitions for all ages, from feeding giraffes to dolphin shows.


  • Ocean word - The seal life centre of the city I a huge aquarium offering fun facts about the marine word


  • Kidzania - This is a place where kids can be whoever they want to be, they can role pay different jobs, from pilots, to firemen to nurses and doctors.

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