Bangkok Hotels Guide
Thailand, Southeast Asia
Bangkok is a city where sà•nùk (the Thai word for 'fun') reigns supreme. Infamously known as the pleasure capital of Southeast Asia, it is an urban haven of uber hip nightspots and exciting entertainment options that cater to even the most insatiable party revellers. With no lack of beautiful temples and charismatic flea markets to sightsee during the day, it is easy to see why Bangkok inspires so much love from backpackers to older travellers and families alike.
Bangkok Holidays Planner
Take the time to visit the sprawling flea markets of Chatuchak, which sells anything from vintage clothing to woven Thai silks. Amphawa Floating Market located about an hour west from the main city area is a fantastic place to try Central Thai delicacies from thot man fishcakes to the spiciest curry of them all, kaeng khiao wan. Hop onto the Skytrain as the sun sets to get a taste of the electrifying nightlife that makes Bangkok so notorious. From the mega clubs of RCA to hole-in-the-wall pubs, party into the next day and get a traditional Thai massage the next morning to make that aching hangover just a little more tolerable.
Khao San Road is often described as the center of the backpacking universe, and has an eclectic range of house clubs featuring electro and trance beats. Chidlom provides a more upmarket experience with its swanky bars and chic restaurants. During the day, Chinatown is packed with street markets, gold shops and an infectious energy. Sukhumvit, Silom and Siam are cosmopolitan havens with a large number of mega-malls to shop to your heart's content. To get away from the rush, Bangkok Old City and Riverside is home to some of the city's most revered historical attractions, including Wat Phra Kaew.