The urban delights of luxury Bangkok holidays can initially alarm with chaos and scale, but put aside preconceptions of Asia's most exciting city and you will be charmed by its energy and cultural treasures. Old Bangkok glitters with ancient temples and original palaces, which dramatically contrasts with the more modern tourist district.
For a city this size, surprisingly there are a great number of escapes. Not to be missed while in Bangkok is a visit to the glittering Grand Palace which houses within its compound the beautiful Emerald Buddha Temple.
When to go to Bangkok
The driest period to visit spans most of the year - including the months of November to May - while you should expect rain in August and September.
What to do in Bangkok
The Patpong night market is the best way to get an authentically Thai shopping experience, and what’s more, you’re unlikely to get pestered by the sellers. A journey on a tuk tuk is a must, as is a visit to both the Temple of Dawn and the Grand Palace - which we can arrange guided tours for. A trip on a ‘James Bond’ boat along the Chao Praya will give you a real sense of local life, while for some essential luxury and wow factor a meal at the Banyan Tree’s Vertigo Restaurant will be something you won’t forget in a hurry.
Bangkok Holidays Fact File
HIGH SEASON November - April
FLIGHT DURATION 11 hours 35 minutes
UK AIRPORT OPTIONS British Airways, Qantas and Thai Airways fly direct from London Heathrow to Bangkok with onward connections throughout Thailand. Singapore Airlines flies from London Heathrow and Manchester to Bangkok via Singapore with onward connections to Thailand. Emi
DIRECT FLIGHTS Yes
COUNTRY COMBINATIONS Hong Kong, Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Dubai