THB: Thai baht
Thailand’s long and captivating heritage is perfectly captured in the city of Bangkok, making it an essential Asian destination for a 2021 holiday. From sumptuous golden temples, to flower-adorned waterways, Bangkok is a rich cultural experience that captivates each and every one of your senses. Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in Thai culture or learn more about the Buddhist way of life, Bangkok has everything you need for an unforgettable holiday with your significant other, your family or group of friends. Thanks to the importance of Buddhism in this area and the city’s popularity with backpackers, it’s also a wonderful place to venture as a single traveller. In the Far East, Bangkok is known as the ‘City of Angels’ and reflects that name in its awe-inspiring architecture, rich sense of spirituality and world-class attractions.
Your guide to Bangkok holidays
The first thing you’ll want to do when you arrive in Bangkok is visit the iconic Grand Palace of Bangkok, a huge historic complex with several buildings including museums, shrines and temples. This historic landmark was the former residence of the Siamese Royal Family – they lived there from the 18th century until 1925. Here you’ll find a stunning range of traditional Thai architecture, one of the main attractions of a holiday to Bangkok. The city is also home to hundreds of historic Buddhist temples such as the legendary Wat Arun, Wat Pro and Wat Phra Kaew. The wide range of historic landmarks and places of interest makes Bangkok an ideal holiday destination for those seeking a culturally enriching holiday. Bangkok is the ideal place to learn about the Buddhist religion, speaking to monks, watching them perform religious ceremonies, and admiring the wonder of traditional Bangkok architecture.
As Bangkok is not situated on the coast, the city itself has no beaches. For many people, this poses no problem as Bangkok is largely visited by those looking to spend time at cultural attractions, visit historic landmarks and enjoy the wonderful architecture. If you’re still craving beachy fun, you can head to Hua Hin, a little over two hours from Bangkok. Hua Hin is the preferred retreat for Thai royalty and with pristine white sandy beaches, high-end hotels and beautiful weather, it’s easy to see why. Pattaya is located on the opposite end of the Gulf of Thailand, a little under two hours away by car from Bangkok. Pattaya is known for its super-soft sands, with an atmosphere that’s similar to that of Bangkok, attracting visitors around the year and particularly in the summer months. Pattaya also has good amenities for a number of water sports including surfing, windsurfing and swimming. With several choices of beach resort close by to Bangkok, you’re only a short drive away from a fun day out by the sea.
Prices last checked at 11:28 PM January 16, 2021