The vibrant capital: Bangkok

City

Bangkok, Thailand’s biggest city with about 8.5 million residents is instantly growing and developing in all different kinds of ways. Luxury, amusement or a local experience, the dynamic city offers it all. Huge shopping malls, numerous local markets, delicious foods, historical temples and a vibrant nightlife make this capital. Consequently, Bangkok offers the connection to many other cities in Thailand and South –East Asia which makes the city to a perfect start for your journey.

 

Climate

Through the influences of the monsoon, Bangkok is facing three seasons although in general, temperatures are quite high during the year. The cool season takes from October to February followed by the hot season. An average temperature of 30 degrees is quite common during this period with peaks of over 35 degrees. The southwest monsoon introduces the rainy season around Mai, lasting to September. Rain falls usually at the end of the day or at night.

 

Attractions

There is an abundance of activities, sights and highlights in the dynamic capital of Thailand. You can explore the city during a biking tour, in a tuk-tuk or dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya river.

Some of the must-see’s of Bangkok is the backpackers street Khao San, floating markets, the Grand Palace with impressive temples, delicious foods, huge shopping centers and massage saloons.

 

Hotel de Bangkok and the Bangkokians are situated in a tranquil neighbourhood yet close to some major attractions in Bangkok. An abundance of local street stalls and restaurants is exposed to the visitor within walking distance such as the Pratunam market. Also located close to the hotel is a huge shopping area with world’s best shopping malls. “Central World” is Thailand’s biggest shopping plaza which is the place to find designer clothing from many luxury brands or exclusive jewelries besides a Duty Free Shop and Jim Thompson silk shop are located at the plaza. Furthermore, the Victory Monument (the hub to many other destinations in Thailand) and the Baiyoke Tower which is currently the tallest building in Bangkok. The ones who dare can enjoy the sunset at the roof-top restaurant.

 

Transport

It is easy to get into the city from the international airport Bangkok Suvarnabhumi with the airport link. Within 20 min. and just 40 Baht guests will arrive at the Ratchaparop station, from there it will take just a few minutes on foot to reach the hotel. Other possibilities are the taxi and bus.

 

Accommodations

The Bangkokians

A lovely Thai guesthouse with peaceful garden close to Bangkok’s city center. It is a quiet location and at the same time close to typical Thai street markets and huge shopping malls. Four Thai houses reunited by a peaceful garden are the place to revive after a busy day in the city. Read more: http://www.thebangkokians.com/

 

Hotel de Bangkok

A perfect place to start the journey through this dynamic city is the cozy boutique hotel of the capital named: Hotel de Bangkok. After a busy day you can find some rest in this yet tranquil area. The design of the hotel contains both Western and Thai influences just like the cuisine. The hotel is easy to reach, just a four minutes’ walk from the airport rail link station. Read more: http://www.hoteldebangkok.com/