Agent Tools & Info - Asia - Thailand - Bangkok

    

BANGKOK

Bangkok is a Cosmopolitan City with the hustle and bustle of a classic Asian city. From tuk tuks, street markets, longtail boats and crazy night life mixed with high end luxury, roof top bars and exclusive shopping centres, some of the biggest in Asia. 

Bangkok has something for every traveller. 

Weather -

Best time to visit December - February "cooler' temperatures, with lowest chance of rain. 

Hottest time March - May / Rainy season May - October

Peak Travel Seasons - Apr - May / Dec - Jan

Key Booking Period - Feb & Aug

Average Length of Stay - 4 days

BANGKOK DISTRICTS

Siam - The centre of Bangkok's shopping precinct, with many popular shopping centres. Siam Square is the focus of this area with a range of restaurants, cafes, boutiques, cinemas, hotels & banks

Top Selling Hotels -

Siam @ Siam Design Hotel (P) - Contemparary, chic design hotel

Pathumwan Princess Hotel (P) - Luxury hotel with direct access to MBK Shopping Centre

Riverside - The Chao Phraya river is the life blood of Bangkok, ferries, longtail boats and neon lit dinner cruises streaming up and down the river. Riverside is dotted with high end properties, along with Thailand's newest and biggest shopping centre IconSiam

Top Selling Hotels -

Tower Club at Lebua (I) - All suite hotel with complimentary lounge access included

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort (I) - Resort style accommodation with wellness spa and kids club

Yaowarat - Home to Chinatown this area is full of market stalls, delicious steet food and numerous shops selling gold in it's many different forms. This area home to many popular properties

Top Selling Hotels -

Grand China Hotel (V) - Close to the Grand Palace & Golden Buddha Temple, shops and restaurants

Shanghai Mansion (V) - Chinatown's only boutique hotel, with the spirit of 1930's Shanghai

Khao San Road - Origially a back packers paradise, this area is popular with university students and hipsters, due to the number of bars, restaurants, bookshops, internet cafes, tattoo parlours, massage parlours, market stalls and much more it is a place for a party.

Top Selling Hotels -

Ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai (V) - A great value offering, with a fun vibe within walking distance of Khao San & Soi Rumbuttri

Sukhumvit - The longest road in Thailand does not have many tourist attractions, but lot's of optons for shopping,eating nightlife and luxury hotels. Some of Bangkok's red light districts can be found along Sukhumvit Rd including Nana Plaza (Soi 4) and Soi Cowboy (Soi 23) The area is easily explored by the Skytrain (BTS), that runs along most of it's downtown stretch

Top Selling Hotels -

X2 Vibe Bangkok Sukhumvit (V) - Small design hotel with features of a large hotel. Located in a quieter part of Bangkok, with a more local feel, with easy access to the BTS allowing you to get in the heart of the city

Silom - An important financial district with bank headquarters, office buildings & financial institutions, also famous for the nightlife district of Patpong

Top Selling Hotels -

Bandara Suites Silom (P) - Great value for money and fantastic location. Offers large 1 & 2 bedroom suites and 2 & 3 bedroom residences making them ideal for families

Sathorn - One of the newer areas of Bangkok featuring trendy hotels and serviced apartments. Close to the well known areas of Silom, Siam, Riverside & Sukhumvit.

Top Selling Hotels -

Mode Sathorn Hotel (V) - Stylish fashion inspired hotel with Infinity edge pool with bar and rooftop bar, offering great value.

Banyan Tree Bangkok (I) - A sophisticated contemporary hotel offering a feeling of home, with large floor to ceiling windows offering spectacular views of the city.

Pratunam - A shoppers paradise. Famous for it's wholsale fashion factory outlets, street markets, bazaars of local vendors offering all kinds of clothing, shoes, watches, jewellery, luggage and more at bargain prices. Pratunam is easy to find thanks to the Baiyoke Sky Hotel, 88 storeys high, one of Bangkok's tallest buildings.

Top Selling Hotels -

Ramada D'Ma Bangkok (V) - Located in the middle of Pratunam shopping area, with family friendly accommodation, such as their 2 bedroom family suite.

Amari Watergate (I) - Large modern hotel with large well appointed rooms. The hotel has fantastic facilities and dining options suitable for all ages. 

INSIDER'S TIP

Bangkok Sky Train

Silon Line runs west to south, between National Stadium (Siam shopping area) and Bang Wa (Thonburi across the Chao Phraya River) & Sukhumvit Line runs north to east from Mo Chit (Chatuchak) and Bearing (BangNa).

The two lines meet at Siam Station. A new train arrives every 3 - 6 minutes. Peak trains can get very full (0700-0900 & 1600-1900)