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.
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.
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.