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  • The Grand Palace at twilight is a must inclusion for your Thailand vacation.
  • Sanphet Prasat Palace
  • Amphawa floating market
  • Golden Garuda sculptures at the Royal Palace
  • Wat Arun - among the best known of Thailand's landmarks
  • Burning incense sticks at a Buddhist temple

Bangkok is the capital and largest city in Thailand. One of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities, Bangkok features modern buildings with awe-inspiring architecture, magnificent temples and palaces, canals that remain a crucial part of city life, and busy markets, all to be experienced on trips to Thailand. Bangkok is located in Thailand’s central plains, along the Chao Phraya River delta, which empties into the Gulf of Thailand, approximately 25 kms to the south. Chao Phraya River meanders through Bangkok from north to south, and plays an important role in the city’s daily life.

Bangkok Travel Information

History of Bangkok

The Thai capital since 1782, Bangkok was once a village situated on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. Because of its ideal location near the mouth of the river, Bangkok served as a customs outpost on both sides of the river, and gradually expanded economically through international trade. Before the 19th century, bamboo huts were built as dwellings, and with bamboo rafts serving as transportation, floating markets selling fruits and vegetables conducted business on the river itself. Bangkok was considered the ‘Venice of the East,’ with its various canals.

As Western influences took over Asia in the 19th century, Bangkok started replacing some of the canals with roads, and the region expanded rapidly after World War II.

Weather: best time to visit

The climate does vary throughout Thailand but it is a year-round destination. There is no bad time to visit and the weather is fairly hot year-round, at least during the day. There is a rainy season from July to October, but don’t be put off as the rain passes quickly and helps to cool the temperatures. In Bangkok, it can be cool year-round in the evening. The coolest, driest season in this part of Thailand runs from November to early April.

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What are the top things to do in Bangkok on a Thailand vacation?

A visit to the Temples 

Although quite a modern metropolis, Bangkok offers historic cultural attractions such as the Grand Palace (home of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Pho (home of the Reclining Buddha), and Wat Arun (a stunning temple and place of worship for many Buddists). These are just three of the 400 Buddhist temples in and around the city to which Bangkok tours may take you.

River Canal Cruise

While world class hotels featuring gorgeous gardens and swimming pools line the banks of the main river, a river canal cruise offers tourists a glimpse into what remains of the old Thai way of life. The cruise allows you to see sights that are not available any other way such as a temple, a unique art gallery and an orchid farm. You also get to observe activity and the daily life of the locals as you pass by simple wooden houses and stores with clothes drying in the sun. 

Shopping

Bangkok is a shopper’s dream destination. Whether it’s a modern shopping mall carrying brand names or a local night market where bargaining is almost considered a sport, there is something for everyone, including silk, gemstones, bronze and pewter.

Featuring friendly smiles, fascinating attractions, and a bustling nightlife, Bangkok is one of the most memorable and colourful places to visit on a Thailand vacation.

Thailand - "the land of smiles" offers something for everyone. Book one of our Thailand travel vacation packages today and put a smile on your face.  

Thailand Tour Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to aThailand vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Thailand, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Thailand's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Thailand for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Thailand tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Thailand vacation consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages and India tours plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.

 

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Bangkok, Thailand

  • Deluxe Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Start with exciting Bangkok, continue to charming Chiang Mai and finish your tour with a luxury resort stay in Phuket. This perfect combination allows you to truly immerse yourself in this country of contrasts.
    Duration:
    10 Days
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    US$ 1,595
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  • Signature Thailand Wellness & Spa with Airfare

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Enjoy the beauty of Phuket and recharge at the stunning The Pavilions Phuket, perched atop one of Phuket’s highest points. Enjoy days at leisure as well as snorkelling and temple excursions. Then explore the best of Bangkok while enjoying the wellness facilities of your premium hotel.
    Duration:
    12 Days
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    US$ 4,610
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  • Romantic Thailand

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This chic romantic journey through Thailand has it all. Stay in unique and luxurious accommodations, including a treehouse, a riverside sanctuary, and an elephant camp, relax on idyllic beaches on Phuket and Koh Yao Noi, and explore the cultural landmarks of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and bustling Bangkok.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,369
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Hike, Bike & Hilltribes Northern Thailand

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This active adventure combines nature, culture, and luxury hotel comforts on a journey through Thailand. Begin in Bangkok with a countryside cycle tour to temples and floating markets. Then travel north to Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai to hike in lush jungles, cycle to ancient ruins, and visit remote hilltribe villages.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,698
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    Active & Adventurous, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Signature Thailand Wellness & Spa

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Enjoy the beauty of Phuket while recharging at the stunning The Pavilions Phuket, perched atop one of Phuket's highest points. Then explore the best of Bangkok and take advantage of the wellness facilities at your hotel.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,474
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Bangkok & Beach Escape with Phuket

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Get the best of both worlds on this city and beach getaway. On this Thailand vacation, you’ll explore the cultural highlights of Bangkok before heading to Phuket to soak up the beach atmosphere and enjoy the warm waters of the Andaman.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,849
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Thailand for Foodies: Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Koh Samui

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the land of smiles with a foodie twist – travel to Thailand with Goway and be introduced to the best of its culinary traditions!
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Thailand for Families: Bangkok, Phuket & Khao Sok National Park

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the diversity of Thailand on this family journey to city, beach, and jungle. See the landmarks in Bangkok and visit a floating market, swim through the tropical waters off Phuket, and get up close with elephants and other jungle life at Elephant Hills in Khao Sok.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,159
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Beach & Island Escapes, Family Vacations, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Bangkok to Singapore Signature with Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: An unforgettable journey between Bangkok and Singapore on the renowned Eastern and Oriental Express. Travel through the Thai and Malaysian countryside while enjoying special on-board services. Stay in deluxe hotels and enjoy private guided tours in Bangkok and Singapore.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Explore Northern Thailand: Bangkok to Chiang Mai

    MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: The north offers places which are perhaps the true Thailand such as the ancient capital, Sukhothai, the traditional temple town of Lampang and the “Rose of the North’, Chiang Mai.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,145
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Luxury Bangkok & Hua Hin Wellness Retreat: Chiva-Som

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Treat yourself on this relaxing escape to Thailand. Spend a couple nights in the capital Bangkok and see its cultural landmarks before escaping to the award-winning wellness resort, Chiva-Som, in Hua Hin Province, where you’ll have several days of relaxation and wellness treatments.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,777
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon, Single Friendly
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  • Classic Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Start with exciting Bangkok, continue to charming Chiang Mai and finish in the fabled resort of Phuket. This perfect combination allows you to truly immerse yourself in this country of contrasts.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,403
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Historic River Kwai

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore the historic region of the River Kwai on this journey to the West of Thailand. Staying on a floating raft hotel moored on the banks of the river, you’ll delve into the dark history of this incredible jungle region and visit the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon, Single Friendly, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Best of Bangkok

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: A modern, sophisticated city and cultural treasure trove, Bangkok offers 400 glittering temples, an unparalled Royal Palace, amazing street markets and hidden waterways begging exploration.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 708
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Koh Samui

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: A combination of three totally different aspects of Thailand – lively Bangkok with its Grand Palace and temples, Chiang Mai with its quiet charm and scenery and Ko Samui, a charming beach resort.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Bangkok & Beach Escape with Koh Samui

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Escape to the city and the beach on this Thailand vacation. As you explore the bustling capital of Bangkok and the exclusive resort island of Koh Samui, you’ll visit the floating market of Damnoen Saduak, enjoy delicious food in the streets of Chinatown, and lounge on the world-famous beaches of Thailand’s south.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Bangkok for Foodies

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: The Thai capital is one of the world’s top street food destinations. This short city break is packed with unique flavours and Thai culinary tradition, all ready to set your mouth watering in one of Asia’s great cities.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 749
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Private Experiences, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Thailand Wellness & Luxury Spa

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore the best of Bangkok, then supercharge your health at internationally-renowned Amatara Wellness Resort in Phuket. Enjoy delicious and nutritional meals, personal wellness consultation, daily massage, yoga, fitness, and leisure activities.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,554
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Single Friendly
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  • Deluxe Hua Hin Beach Escape

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This traditional resort combines attractions of a modern destination with the charm and fascination of a still active fishing port. Hua Hin and Cha Am is a resort for both visitors and Thais.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon, Stopovers/City Breaks
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  • Pattaya Discovery

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Just south of Bangkok is one of Thailand’s most famous beach resorts with a vibrant nightlife, International class dining and great shopping. A world in itself.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • South East Asia Loop: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia

    MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: Experience something different every day on this fascinating in-depth adventure through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam following the path of the mighty Mekong River.
    Duration:
    30 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,565
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Discover Wellness in Bangkok

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This week-long Bangkok vacation bases you at the health-focused Como Metropolitan Bangkok. Relax and be pampered in between enjoying the best Bangkok has to offer in sightseeing, food, and culture.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,170
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Deluxe Koh Chang Island Escape

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: From jungle covered mountain peaks to sweeping bays, great waterfalls to flourishing coral reefs, beach huts to luxury resorts, Koh Chang has plenty to offer for everyone. Ko Chang is part of the Mu Ko Chang National Park.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon, Single Friendly, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Thai Ancient Kingdoms: River Kwai, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai & More

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Travel through the heart of old Siam on this Thailand tour that emphasises the cultural aspects of this ancient kingdom. You’ll also explore the history of the River Kwai, old Sukhothai, and Chiang Mai.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Private Experiences
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  • Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Thailand: Stay of Distinction

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Located directly on the river, this historical landmark with its lush tropical gardens is a favourite luxury establishment with the discerning suitable for both business and leisure.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks
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